Dance Theater Presents “Babes in Toyland”

Posted on 10/23/2008 1:47:07 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Dance Theater will present Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough and adapted by IUP dance faculty member Holly Boda-Sutton from Oct. 24–26.

This production is co-choreographed by Boda-Sutton and IUP dance faculty member Joan Van Dyke. Performances take place at the IUP dance studio in Zink Hall at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 26. The show includes guest dancers from the Mahoning Valley Ballet.

The production follows the adventure of fairy tale characters Tom Piper and Mary Contrary and others as they “save” Mother Goose Village from Barnaby and his minions. The show includes the signature tunes of “Toyland” and “March of the Toys.”

Boda-Sutton said she adapted the original 1903 operetta to explore the humorous side of the familiar nursery rhyme characters in Mother Goose Village.

Tickets for Babes in Toyland are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building, along Pratt Drive on the IUP campus. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door starting 45 minutes before the performance. Tickets are $14 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $8 with a university I-card.