EL GATO CON BOTAS
EL GATO CON BOTAS
By Xavier Montsalvatge
Libretto by Néstor Luján
Sometimes all you need to make your dreams come true is a furry friend in fashionable footwear.
Gato is a scruffy pet cat who teaches his poor master to believe in the impossible. When he puts on boots and gets dressed for success, he leads us on an outrageous rags-to-riches adventure. Along the way we meet a beautiful and savvy princess, a nasty ogre, and a parade of magical shoes brought to life as animals. This family-friendly one-act fairy tale adventure features tuneful music and fantastical puppetry.
Sung in Spanish, English supertitles available.
Recommended for adults and children ages 6 and up. Children of all ages have attended previous performances.
El Gato con Botas has been performed at
St. Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
The Boston Conservatory
The Boston Children's Museum
Hibernian Hall, Roxbury, MA
June 16-19, 2016
Villa Victoria, Boston, MA
June 24 & 25, 2016 at
The Outside the Box Festival Boston, MA
July 16, 2016
Boston Common, Tremont Tent
Community Preview Events:
Thursday, May 5, 7:30-9:30pm - ¡Opera y Olé!
The Middle Gray South-American restaurant
For ArtWeek, the Middle Gray dishes out sophisticated South American cuisine while Opera on Tap and OperaHub serve up Spanish and Latin opera arias and songs. The Middle Gray’s food and bar service will be available throughout the event. No cover charge; food and beverages will be served at normal prices.
6 Station St. Brookline, MA MAP
Wednesday, May 18, 7:30-9pm - Harold Night at ImprovBoston
Our Gato cast will be special guests for ImprovBoston's show.
40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139 MAP
Tuesday, June 7, 6-9pm - Puppet Showplace Gala
We will be presenting some of our material at Puppet Showplace Theater's annual Gala at the George H. Wightman Mansion,
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA MAP
Tuesday, June 21, 7-8pm - Hyde Square Task Force's ¡Viva!
Hyde Square Task Force hosts us for musical excerpts of El Gato and our Puppet Petting Zoo.
Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza & Lawn
Avenida de las Americas, 361 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA MAP
El Gato con Botas is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation.
The production is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.
It is also supported in part by the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, which was established by the late Boston actor Bob Jolly to support local theater artists.
Bunnyslippers.com has contributed essential puppet materials.
Carrie Reid-Knox (June 16, June 18 @ 10 & 7, June 19 @ 10, June 24 @ 7)
Roselin Osser (June 17, June 18 @ 3, June 19 @ 3, June 25 @ 10 & 3)
La Princesa Gabriella Reyes
El Molinero Nathan Rodriguez
El Rey Samuel Bowen
El Ogro Nyiko Ngobeni
Puppeteer Essie Martsinkovsky
Piano Stephanie Mao
Stage & Puppet Director
Music Director Lina Marcela Gonzalez
Staging Consultant Nathan Troup
Scenic Designer Andrew Periale
Light Designer Ian W King
Costume Designer Kristen Connolly
Production Stage Manager Essie Martsinkovsky
Rehearsal Stage Manager Lucia Ruppert
Assistant Stage Director Charlotte McKechnie
Assistant Music Director Stephanie Mao
Producers Christie Lee Gibson, Adrienne Boris
Roselin Osser as the Cat
Samuel Bowen as the King, Christina Pecce as the Princess, Roselin Osser as the Cat, and Nyiko Ngobeni as the Ogre
Photos by OperaHub