Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing
Sid is a dancing serpent in a circus - but all he wants to do is sing. Wherever the circus travels Sid tries to learn a different style of singing with hilarious results. Along the way he meets a grumpy but famous opera singer in Rome, joins a music-hall in London and even competes in an American-idol style show in New York. He fails disastrously every time until his circus friends tell him that if he sings in his own style, he sings very well. This opera introduces musical terms, famous opera passages, and four part harmony to children. Most of all this show emphasizes being a first rate version of yourself, rather than a second rate version of anyone else.
This opera is age appropriate for pre-K to 5th grade.
The performers are:
Sid the Serpent - Tom Donelan
Clown - Jessica Mester
Juggler - Katy Sumrow
Strongman - Mark Wilson
Piano accompaniment - Warren Helms
Director - David Kellett
Artistic Director State Repertory Opera - Dita Delman
Music by Malcolm Fox
Text by Susan and Jim Vile
Published by G. Schirmer and Co.
Pilsenerhaus Biergarden (View)
1422 Grand St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030