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Amahl and the Night Visitors
January 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2020
Gian Carlo Menotti’s miracle operetta “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be staged in the main church at St. Paul’s on January 4 at 7 p.m. and January 5 at 4 p.m. There is no service of Evensong.
This child-friendly 50-minute operetta tells the story of a poor crippled boy and his mother who greet the three kings on their way to meet the Christ child During the king’s visit the boy is healed and joins them on their quest.
Two pianos and two oboes accompany this musical gift to the community of Salem. The church will be transformed into a theater with lighting and special costumes. Mikaela Starr plays the part of Amahl and Brook Brooks plays the part of the mother. David Nelson, Barry Nelson and Sean Brooks take on the role of the three kings with Ray Phipps playing the part of the page. Written in 1951, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was the first operetta to be broadcast live on television.