The Araboolies of Liberty Street
Composer: Ronald Perera
Librettist: Constance Congdon
Other Artistic Personnel: Gordon Ostrowski, Stage Director; LeAnn Overton, Musical Director; Robin McGee, Set and Costume Designer; Pam Levy, Chorus Master
Original Cast: The cast of five principals was drawn entirely from MSM students and children's chorus was drawn from the MSM preparatory division.
Premiere Date: March 03, 2002
Producing Company: Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio and Educational Outreach
Description: A humorous treatment of the themes of tolerance and diversity, as the kids of Liberty Street make it possible for an exotic new family to move into their conformist neighborhood.
Comments: Written for and premiered by the education and outreach departments of the Manhattan School of Music, this opera, with its minimal scenery, costumes and props, is especially suited to school tours.
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Children's Chorus
Orchestration: pf, 1 perc (trap set and various small hand percussion)
Musical Style: Contemporary tonal musical theater
Contact: Mr. George Sturm, Music Associates of America or Ronald Perera
Address: 224 King Stret
Englewood, NJ 07631
E-mail Address: maasturm@sprynet.com
rperera@comcast.net
Phone: 201-569-2898
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