Legendary Yuletide Presentation To Be Performed Here

Fullerton College Hornet  - Staff Writer - Friday, December 4th, 1964

The traditional Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be performed tomorrow night at 8 p.m., in the Louis E. Plummer Auditorium.

Following performances will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3.

The musical-dramatic opera is a legendary Christmas miracle about a young, crippled peasant boy who saw the star of Bethlehem and wondered about it.

Three Wise Men also saw the star and stopped to rest at Amahl's hut on their way to Bethlehem. Amahl, after hearing their story, becomes immensely interested in the star and the Christ Child and wishes to join them on their journey.

The miracle of the story happens when the three kings take the little crippled boy with them to see the Infant. From the Child, Amahl finds healing for his crippled body.

The role of Amahl will be sung by 13-year old soprano, Charles Lempesis, student at Sycamore Junior High Anaheim. He has played the part previously at Laguna Beach.

Diana Liekhus, from Anaheim, will play the part of Amahl's mother.She is an Art Major at FJC.

Terry Sanford, ASB Commissioner of Publicity, will play the part of a page. His major is music, and his plans include attending Cal. State, Fullerton.

The parts of the three kings, Kaspar, Melchoir, and Balthazar, are sung by Jim Koontz, Elwood Miller, and Keith Halverson, respectively.

The directors of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" are Mr. Kenneth Helvey, musical; Mr. George Archambeault, acting and Mr. George Stoughton, staging and sets.

Tickets for the opera will be available at the door or at the student bookstore.