Local boys to perform in musical choir

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is based on well-loved book of poems

Two local youth who are appearing in a production of The Dragons are Singing Tonight at the Southern Theater.

Jack and Andrew Barnes are both members of Minnesota Boychoir, which will have 30 youth singing in the show, and also attend Forest Lake Elementary School.

Premiering just after the Chinese New Year in January 2012, the the production is a musical adaptation of Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky’s book of dragon poems. The poems are brought to life by composer Laurie MacGregor as a song cycle for the children’s chorus and 12-piece orchestra, while director Markell Kiefer and the TigerLion team weave the score into a wonderful winged world of dragons both giant and small.

Starring a boy, a girl, and a nasty, nasty dragon, the musical tale is meant to inspire humanity with humor, beauty, and the simple message to believe.

Performances run through Feb. 12. Show dates and times are: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range between $20 and $30.

The production is recommended for children ages 4 and older. The show runs 100 minutes and includes a 15 minute intermission.

Tickets and more information is available online at www.tigerlion.org or call Ticketworks 612-343-3390.