Rudy's Pastry Shop of Bloomfield has generously donated this gorgeous Gingerbread House which will be raffled following the final performance of Sunday, September 30. The winner's number will be displayed on this website. Send us a message, and we will make certain that you receive your prize!
Saturday, September 22, & Sunday, September 30, 4 PM:
Gretel: Laura Kosar, soprano
Hansel: Madison Marie McIntosh, mezzo soprano
The Gingerbread Witch: Stacey Canterbury, soprano
The Mother: Luisa Fernanda Munster, soprano
The Father: Nathan Bahny, bass-baritone
The Dew Fairy: Barbee Monk, soprano
The Sandman: Christine Rauschenbach, mezzo soprano
Sunday, September 23, & Saturday, September 29, 4 PM:
Gretel: Heather Bobeck, soprano
Hansel: Andrea Howland, mezzo soprano
The Gingerbread Witch: Tai Collins, tenor
The Mother: Allyson Carvajal, soprano
The Father: Rashard Deleston, baritone
The Dew Fairy: Florianna Heun, soprano
The Sandman: Alexandra Haines, soprano
What are the recommended ages for this production?
This is a family-friendly show, recommended for all school-age children and younger (if you know your child has the attention span). It is a perfect introduction to opera for children and adults and will also be enjoyed by veteran opera lovers. As a unique service, Central Presbyterian Church will open its "Cry Room" in the adjacent Education Building for parents to accompany children who need to settle down enabling the parent and child to return to the show instead of necessarily going home and missing out. Child care will not provided, however.
Will refreshments be available?
Refreshments will be sold during the two intermissions. We are grateful to the following sponsors:
Vanillamore of Montclair - September 23
Montclair Farms - September 29
Rudy's Pastry Shop of Bloomfield - September 29
Liv Breads of Millburn - September 30
In addition, Rudy's Pastry Shop is donating a Gingerbread House which will be displayed at all shows and raffled at the final show on September 30.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please allow extra time to park in Montclair Center. Street parking should be available on Park Street, Claremont Avenue, Midland Avenue, Montague Place, Munn Street, Cottage Place, Vincent Place, Walnut Street, North Fullerton Avenue or Bloomfield Avenue. A handicapped-accessible entrance to the church is located on Claremont Avenue. Municipal parking lots are located on Montague Place, Portland Place, the corner of Valley Road & Bloomfield Avenue and Maple Plaza. The North Fullerton parking deck is located off of Park Street next to the YMCA, and The Crescent parking deck is located off of South Park Street or South Fullerton Avenue. Many of the parking meters work with the Parkmobile app.
Public Transportation from NYC - please note that the buses refer to Decamp.com NOT NJ Transit buses.
1 - Take the Decamp Bus #66 from Port Authority Bus Terminal to the corner of Park Street and Claremont Avenue, Montclair. This is directly in front of Central Presbyterian Church.
2 - Take the Decamp Bus #33 from Port Authority Bus Terminal to the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street. From there walk north on Park Street for two blocks. Central Presbyterian Church will be on your left.
3 - Take the NJ Transit train from Penn Station to Bay Street, Montclair. It is about a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute Uber ride from the station to Central Presbyterian Church. If walking, make a right out of the train onto the platform. Walk towards Glenridge Avenue. Make a left and go through two traffic lights. Make a right onto Greenwood Avenue. Make a left onto Claremont Avenue. Walk five blocks to the intersection of Claremont Avenue and Park Street, and you will be at Central Presbyterian Church.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may contact the General Director, Mia Riker-Norrie, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-202-7849.
What's the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable except in extraordinary circumstances.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
While a printed ticket can be helpful, it is not necessary as your name will be on a list.