Babes in

By Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough

April 27, 2017 at 7:00PM | Carnegie Hall

MasterVoices | Orchestra of St. Luke's | Ted Sperling, Conductor

A huge hit when it premiered in New York in 1903, Victor Herbert’s Babes in Toyland hasn’t seen a major revival in New York City in over 85 years.  Full of glorious melodies, Babes in Toyland tells a story that is both amusing and scary: villainous Uncle Barnaby plots the deaths of his young niece and nephew, Alan and Jane, in order to gain their inheritance.  After many twists and turns, the siblings, with the help of several Mother Goose characters, thwart his efforts and bring happiness back to Toyland.  MasterVoices will present the original score in its full orchestration, including beloved songs “Toyland”, “March of the Toys”, and “I Can’t Do the Sum”, giving the audience a rare chance to experience this musical extravaganza afresh.

MasterVoices’ Babes in Toyland is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tickets ranging from $20 to $150 are on sale at Carnegie Hall.

Group Sales prices are available on all full-price tickets (15% discount on 10-24 tickets and 25% discount on 25+ tickets). Contact Carnegie Hall’s Group Sales Department.

MasterVoices will also perform Babes in Toyland at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Brookville, NY on April 29 at 7pm.


Kelli O’Hara (Contrary Mary)
Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker)
Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan)
Lauren Worsham (Jane)
Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom)
Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby)
Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo)
Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo)
Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke)
Blair Brown (The Narrator)
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Ted Sperling, Conductor and Director
Andrew Palermo, Musical Staging
Tracy Christensen, Costume Consultant

Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling