Carnival of the Animals

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 3pm

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Limited availability. Check the 7pm performance for better seats.

Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, with poetry by Ogden Nash

Miller inaugurates a new holiday tradition, a playful production that brings to life Saint-Saëns’ musical “salute to feathers, fur, and fins”—Carnival of the Animals. A modern twist on Victorian toy theater, this imaginative staging combines music, scenic elements, puppetry, and movement, plus the clever verses of Ogden Nash. Curtain-raisers from the 16th Century to present-day set the stage and kindle the spirit of the holidays. Just about an hour in length, this family-friendly presentation is the perfect December treat to delight imaginative audiences of all ages.

Additional performance: Saturday, December 19 at 7pm


  • Camille Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals (1886)
  • William Byrd A Galliards Gygge from My Ladye Nevells Booke (1591)
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (1892)
  • Peter Yarrow Light One Candle (1983)
  • Katherine Kennicott Davis The Little Drummer Boy (1958)

Additional Information

Tickets: $15 - $40 for adults, $9 – $24 for children. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted.