The members of Little Lord Theater company strip down Victor Herbert's 1903 operetta
Babes in Toyland to make the most of its absurd, nonsensical plot about
a pair of young lovers and their fantastical journey from Mother Goose
Village to Toyland.
Staged as a "recession spectacular," its world is
one of brightly painted cardboard and shoddy spectacle, with a cast of
five playing over two-dozen gender-bending roles. Not recommended for