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Children's Opera "Harlequin"
Mastro Montessori Academy To Present “Harlequin,” A Joyous Children’s Opera Based on an Italian Folktale
Harlequin is one of those mysterious words that today refers coloring of Great Danes or the publisher of feel-good love stories. But in theater, Harlequin was the best know character from the Italian Commedia dell-Arte. Popular in the 16th century, this bawdy comedy was the precursor to English Harlequinade, Pantomime, and American Vaudeville. Harlequin wore a distinctive outfit made from a pattern of diamond-checkered tights much like today’s clowns, golfers, and used car salesmen. How did this unusual costume originate? The Children’s Opera “Harlequin” unveils the secret of this centuries-old mystery.
The talented students of Little Silver’s Mastro Montessori will stage “Harlequin” on Saturday, June 23, 2:00pm, at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, in Red Bank. The story takes place a little Italian village during the Renaissance before “Carnival,” the last day of Lent. Harlequin, the son of a poor widow, is encouraged by his friends to participate in the celebration, but has no costume to wear. His friends all try to help by contributing a small scrap of cloth with which to make a costume. He falls asleep and has a whimsical, phantasmagorical dream. What amazing day awaits Harlequin on the day of Carnival after he awakes from his dream? Join us in a performance that will be sure to shake down the house!
Adults and children alike will enjoy the lively performance performed by current Mastro Montessori students and a few of its illustrious alumni. Youth Opera International will guide the cast through word, song, and dance.
To purchase tickets call 732-842-5816. Prices are $50 Premium Reserve & $25 Adult/$15 Senior/$10 Child general seating.
Mastro Montessori Academy, located in Little Silver, offers a proven curriculum for students in primary and elementary grades. A Montessori education, known worldwide for its unique teaching methodologies, instills lifelong learning and socialization skills. For more information about the benefits of a Mastro Montessori education, contact Kristin De Rose at 732-842-5816.
|Where||Two River Theater Company 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701|
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|Time||2:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Kids|
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|Price||$50 Premium Reserve & $25 Adult/$15 Senior/$10 Child general seating.|
More About Two River Theater Company
The Two River Theatre Company is located across the street from the Galleria, a short walk from the Red Bank train station. The group is a professional theater company that produces productions year round. The theater itself is an architectural marvel and, while being very large and modern on the exterior, it is very intimate inside. The main theater holds 350 people and that have smaller, secondary theater that holds workshops and classes.