Houston Grand Opera, David Gockley, General Director
Cullum Theatre, Wortham Theatre Center, Houston, TX
Music by Victor Herbert
New Book by Laura Harrington
New Lyrics by Richard Traubner
Musical Adaptation by Larry Moore
Starring: Eddie Bracken,
With: Jonathan Beitler,
Director: Martin Connor
Conductor: John DeMain
Set and Costumer Designer: Eduardo Sicango
Lighting Designer: Christina Giannelli
Choreographer: Mike Phillips
Musical Staging/ Assistant Director: Ross A. Perry
Sound Designer: David Meschter
Wig and Makeup Master: Dotti Staker
Chorus Preparation: Richard Bado
Technical Director: Peter Horne
Stage Manager: William Coiner
Musical Preparation: Jeff Halpern, Principal Coach, Paul Samudio, Assistant Coach, Amy Tate Williams, Assistant Coach
Casting: Joseph Abaldo Casting
"In the spirit of Christmas, Houston Grand Opera has presented a new production of Babes in Toyland that is warmhearted, infectious, and mighty entertaining.
This is not a slightly spruced up version of Babes in Toyland. It's a new show, based on the original, but thoroughly reworked for the theatrical sensibilities of 1990s audiences.
It works. Harrington's book is richly crafted with as much entertainment for adults as for children. She has ranged from sophisticated wry allusions to some old-time vaudeville jokes."