Babes in Toyland - Dec 2009

Babes in Toyland
By R.J. Ryland
Music & Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Dale Hillman

babesWith new, fresh music, this classic tale will wow your audiences, both young and old. The villainous Barnaby has fallen in love with sweet Mistress Mary Quite Contrary. If he can't buy her love, then he'll force her to marry him by threatening to foreclose on her mother, the poor Widow Piper. Mary already has her heart set on marrying Barnaby's nephew Alan—but not if Barnaby can help it! He hires two bumbling ruffians to do away with Alan, but Alan returns to Mother Goose Land amidst much rejoicing. Mary journeys to the mysterious Toyland through the dangerous Spider Forest. But wait! Barnaby hasn't given up, and he herds the whole gang of Mother Goose Land characters to Toyland in pursuit of Mary. There we encounter the magical mystery of Toyland as we meet the Master Toymaker and his quirky assistants Grumio and Marmaduke.

Stage North and the Fort St. John Public Library will be hosting a family friendly gala event after the New Year's Eve performance where the audience is welcome to meet characters from the performance, play games, sing karaoke and ring in the New Year.

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