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May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM
Enjoy a FREE performance of Baobob. A giant lone tree, has anchored the peaceful island kingdom of La Bella Luna for thousands of years. But Baobob’s very existence is threatened when fortune hunter Dubuque La Crosse sails in with a treasure map. After misinterpreting the puzzle, Dubuque rushes to cut down the revered and ancient Baobob tree. Who can thwart his vile plan? Papaya and Olive are the last descendants of the Ancient Order of Tree Keepers but they don’t seem up for the task. And what about Dubuque’s sidekick Smoot? Is an ancient tree even worth fighting for? With the help of the audience, this 40-minute musical romp comes to a riotous, operatic conclusion. Along the way, everyone learns that it helps to be prepared, it’s good to be brave, and trees are magnifique!
This funny but heartfelt opera features short selections from classical music repertoire presented in a way children love. Baobob asks how we value natural resources and things that grow.