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Dec 29

2019

Jan 04

2020

Jan 05

2020

Family, Forgiveness, and the Three Kings.

The Prodigal Son & Amahl and the Night Visitors

  • Composer: C. Debussy and G. Menotti
  • Stage Director: Diana Farrell
  • Musical Director: Gary Toops & Kate Bode

Debussy’s tale of family and forgiveness pairs perfectly with Menotti’s classic holiday story of the young boy who met the Three Kings. The Prodigal Son, music by Claude Debussy, follows the biblical parable which demonstrates the deep love a parent shows for a lost child. Amahl & the Night Visitors, music by Gian Carlo Menotti, meets poor Amahl and his mother, now forced to beg and steal for survival, as they welcome into their home the three kings on their way to greet the newborn King. Both stories exemplify the power of familial love and the capacity each of us has for forgiveness, no matter how difficult. Total running time is 90 minutes with brief intermission.

The Artists

Emily Dyer

as

Mother & Lia

Alexis Alfaro

as

Azaël (Amahl Chorus)

Steven Pence

as

Simeon

Ethan Audiss

as

Amahl

Michael O'Halloran

as

King Melchior

Norman Espinoza

as

King Balthazar

Andrew Dana Walker

as

The Page (Balthazar Cover)

Luke Norvell

as

King Kaspar (Azael Cover)

Stacey Simbulan

as

Chorus (Mother/Lia Cover)

Kelsey Fahy

as

Chorus (Mother Understudy)

Stephen Oey

as

Chorus (Melchior, Simeon, and Page cover)

Gary Toops

Music Director

Kate Bode

Music Director

Venues Venue

La Habra Christian Church

1400 Bella Vista Drive

La Habra Heights, CA 90631

Geneva Presbyterian

24301 El Toro Rd

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

St. Johns Episcopal Church

30382 Via Con Dios

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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