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Minnesota Public Radio Presents "Magical Classical Cartoon Morning" Saturday Morning June 12 at The Fitzgerald Theater

June 3, 2010

Beloved cartoons and entertainment provided by host Alison Young and artists Ballet Minnesota, Maria Jette and more

WHAT: Saturday morning cartoon favorites hit the stage of The Fitzgerald Theater Saturday morning, June 12. Classical Minnesota Public Radio starts summer with the "Magical Classical Cartoon Morning" -- a vaudeville inspired movie party, projecting funny cartoons and live performances with classical accompaniment.

Classical MPR's Alison Young will host the show, and will be joined by Ballet Minnesota performing a number set to Mozart's Third Movement from his 40th symphony. Sopranorama --featuring Janis Hardy, Maria Jette, and Molly Sue McDonald--will draw from their vocal repertoire.

The movie party will also feature the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ and pipe organ master Mike Grandchamp. Free coffee, juice and doughnuts will be provided while they last. Families are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Cartoons
"Rabbit of Seville," Looney Tunes (Warner Bros)
Music: Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture

"What's Opera Doc," Looney Tunes (Warner Bros)
Music: Wagner's Ring Cycle

"Tom and Jerry in the Hollywood Bowl," Hanna Barbara (Warner Bros)
Music: Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus

The Artists
Ballet Minnesota
Mike Grandchamp, organist, The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Sopranorama, featuring Janis Hardy, Maria Jette and Molly Sue McDonald

WHEN: Saturday, June 12. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: The Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul

TICKETS: $5. Tickets may be purchased through The Fitzgerald Theater Box Office, 651-290-1221.

Magical Classical Cartoon Morning is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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