Children’s Opera “Panic in the Barnyard”
Four animal friends keep the barnyard humming every happy minute of every happy day. Life is good for these stick-together pals. Well, except for that one thing. The Wicked Weasler is skulking around outside the picket fence with–gasp–barnyard gumbo on his mind. His plan is to break up these tight-knit pals so he can pick them off, one by one. He begins by spreading rumors and lies. Sure enough, before long the sheep mistrusts the goat, the duck goes rogue, and the pig packs his bags. When it’s just almost completely too late, the barnyard animals realize they were safer, stronger, and happier together, as a team of friends. Can they find their way back before it’s too late? Maybe, maybe not. Watch out! The fire is lit and the pot is boiling.
At its heart, this operatic romp explores knowing what to believe, telling the truth even when it’s hard, and how we are stronger together. Audiences get to participate in this fun, fast-paced, heartfelt, and gloriously musical story.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington/Normal
1613 E. Emerson
Bloomington IL 61704