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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Directed by Walter Stump

Musical Director Ellen Chickering

Choreographer Annette L. Bourque

This production was entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) XXXVII.

From the program:

Mozart's masterpiece uses a light touch and beautiful music to retell a simple story borrowed from the popular literature of the day. Watch the magic unfold as opposites attract and collide in this tale of youths' journey toward maturity which, perhaps in the process, reveals the composer's vision of humanity and its progress toward enlightenment.

As the opera opens, the naive Prince Tamino is saved from a serpent by the Three Ladies who serve the Queen of the Night. The Queen appears and charges Tamino with rescuing her daughter, Pamina, who has been kidnapped by Sarastro, the High Priest of the Sun. Tamino is joined in his quest by the Queen's birdcatcher, Papageno, who serves as his comic reflection. After receiving the magic flute and bells, the pair are led by Three Spirits. At Sarastro's temple, Tamino learns that the Priest is not the villain, but has rescued Pamina from her mother's dark kingdom. As Tamino and Pamina fall in love, they learn they must undergo trials to test their loyalty and courage before they may be admitted to Sarastro's fellowship. Papageno, who lacks these qualities, still finds happiness in the girl of his dreams. As the Queen of the Night is banished, the forces of Light triumph and the opera ends with a paean to Beauty and Wisdom.

Publication Date

Spring 3-2005

City

Gorham, ME

Keywords

Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

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Cast

Tamino ... Richard Gammon, *Chris Sand
First Lady ... Erin Niland, *Amanda Smith
Second Lady ... Megan Marino, *Yulia Popov
Third Lady ... Sara Sturdivant, *Hallie Parmenter
Papageno ... Johnathan·Bauer, *Josh Miller
Queen of the Night ... Mary Bastohi, *Kathleen Donovan
Slave.#1 ... Jared Poulin
Slave #2 ... Derrick Jaques
Slave #3 ... Josh Miller
Monostatos ... John Coons, *Jared Poulin
Pamina ... Ashley Emerson, *Erin Niland
First Spirit ... Janelle LoSciuto, *Laura Whitney
Second Spirit ... Sarah Mawn, *Megan Wood
Third Spirit ... Sara Johnson-Berz, *Abra Mueller
Speaker ... Dan Cyr
Sarastro ... Dominique Rosoff
Priest #1 ... Chris Sand
Priest #2 ... Dan Pendergast
Old Woman/Papagena ... Rosie Schoneberg, *Janelle LoSciuto
Chorus ... Leah Champagne, Alexandra Dietrich, Kathleen Donovan, George Eisenhauer, Dustin Graham, Catherine Goetschius, Alexis R.D.Handy, Sarah Holt, Slaney Jordan, Kate McRae, Emily Moore, Abra Mueller, Lauren Onsrud, Hallie Parmenter, Yulia Popov, Amanda Smith, Laura Whitney, Megan Wood

* = Understudy

With the Portland Symphony Orchestra

Sponsored by Drs. John and Elizabeth Serrage ·
By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc. publisher and copyright owner.

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