The Magic Flute Like You've Never Seen It Before!
State Park Ranger Sol tells the story of Tamino who has just pitched a tent, set up camp with his buddy Papageno , and then falls asleep by his campfire where he has a very odd dream: He imagines a monster and its minions spewing trash all over and ruining the forest. Suddenly, three ladies appear and beat back the monster. They ask Tamino to help find Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been abducted by the evil Trash Monster. Papageno,( a geeky bird watcher) who had gone for firewood, comes back and he and Tamino are given a magical flute and set of bells to help them find Pamina. They also must recover the Circle of the Sun – a powerful symbol that had been stolen and broken by the Trash Monster. Tamino accepts the challenge, rescues Pamina, and together they find and repair the broken Circle of the Sun, defeat the Trash Monster and his Minions, and restore beauty to the forest. Oh, and Papageno also uses the magical bells to help him find a girlfriend!
Stage Director Robert Swedberg has crafted this 55 minute adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute specifically for the talents of the singing-actors at Opera In the Ozarks, and as an entertainment for family audiences. It is performed in a new English translation with orchestra – complete with costumes and scenery, and has all the best tunes from the opera. Kids and grandparents alike will enjoy this chance to experience live music and theater together!