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“For a little remembrance in the heart of a child means more to me than anything else in the world” – The Toymaker

Chicago Folks Operetta presents four (4) performances of Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland, an operetta in three acts:

Fri 6 Dec 2013 – 7:00 PM The Nineteenth Century Club (Oak Park) tix
Sat 7 Dec 2013 – 11:00 PM The Nineteenth Century Club (Oak Park) tix
Sat 7 Dec 2013 – 3:00 PM The Nineteenth Century Club (Oak Park) tix
Sun 8 Dec 2013 – 7:30 PM The Nineteenth Century Club (Oak Park) tix

CAST:

Ed Budzilowicz – Master Toymaker
Jason Baker – Gonzorgo
Erich Buchholz – Uncle Barnaby
Damon Cole – Tom Tom
Gerald Frantzen – Alan
Rose Guccione – The Widow Piper
Alicia Hurtado – Bo Peep
Daniel Hurtado – Roderigo
Alison Kelly – Contrary Mary
Elise LaBarge – Jane

SYNOPSIS:
The story follows the adventures of two orphans, Jane and Alan, who are trying escape their evil Uncle Barnaby’s clutches. Barnaby, in an attempt to gain their fortune, arranges for them to be lost at sea, but they are rescued by gypsies and make their way to their friend Contrary Mary’s garden. Contrary Mary, however, believing her beloved Alan to be dead, has runaway with her brother Tom-Tom rather than agree to marry Barnaby. Jane and Alan are once again duped by Uncle Barnaby whose two stooges leave them in a spooky forest. Thanks to the kindness of fairies, they are led out of the forest and into Toyland. Things turn topsy-turvy as Barnaby arrives in Toyland and tries to convince the Toymaker to turn against the children. After all the hilarious hijinks the lost lovers, Mary and Alan and Jane and Tom, are re-united and Barnaby learns he must change his ways.

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