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Sat, Oct 14


Meridian Little Theatre

The Billy Goat’s Gruff Play

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The Billy Goat’s Gruff Play
The Billy Goat’s Gruff Play

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2023, 10:00 AM

Meridian Little Theatre, 4334 MS-39, Meridian, MS 39301, USA

About the event

The Billy Goats GruffSaturday, October 14, 2023Showtime: 10 AMMeridian Little Theatre4334 MS-39Meridian, Mississippi--------A FREE Ticketed EventTicket Holders - must be seated by 9:45AMFollowed by Open Seating to the PublicShows Starts at 10AM

Birmingham Opera will perform this perfect introduction to the world of opera for the littles in your life! This operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini is adapted by John Davies. The Billy Goats Gruff is sung in English. The performance length is approximately 45 minutes and is appropriate for fourth grade and younger students.

It is FREE ticketed event. Tickets are available at Harry Mayer Clothier, Meridian/Lauderdale Coun-ty Public Library, Cater’s Market, Over the Moon, Sam’s Fashions and The Robin’s Nest.

Presented by: The Meridian Council for the Arts

Sponsors: Mississippi Arts Commission, Visit Meridian & The Paul & Sherry Broadhead Foundation.

INFORMATION: 601-527-3847 & 601-917-4664

SYNOPSIS An after-school game of hide and seek is ruined for three goat friends when a big bully blocks a bridge, preventing them from being able to go home. Remembering what their moms, dads and teachers have told them about dealing with bullies, two goats resolve to go home a different, longer way and share their difficulties with grownups. The littlest girl goat, however, not want-ing to abandon the beloved doll that’s been snatched from her, tromps to the crest of the bridge and, confronting the bully, prevails by inadvertently pushing him into the creek below. Concerned for his well-being, she shows her would-be adversary kindness by asking if he’s OK. He responds by asking if she’s OK. By the time the two boys return with help, she’s able to introduce a soggy, forlorn ex-bully as their new friend.

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