The wood that could: Salzburg Mar­i­onette The­atre

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The Salzburg Mar­i­onette The­atre, which traces its roots to 1913, bills it­self as “a large the­atre with small ‘ac­tors.’ ” The company’s reper­toire in­cludes ob­vi­ous chil­dren’s clas­sics like Peter and the Wolf as well as tele­scoped ver­sions of op­eras (much Mozart, but also a con­densed take on Wag­ner’s The Ring of the Ni­belung) and, for the truly in­trepid, a mar­i­onette ren­di­tion of The Sound of Mu­sic. Based at Salzburg’s Mirabell Ho­tel, the group be­gan tour­ing in 1927 and has criss­crossed the globe ever since. For its cur­rent Amer­i­can tour, it is joined by pi­anist Orion Weiss, who pro­vides a live ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the dra­mat­ics via such works as De­bussy’s La Boîte à Jou­joux (The Toy Box) and Schu­mann’s Pa­pil­lons (But­ter­flies) and Blu­men­stück (Flower Piece). Los Alamos Con­cert As­so­ci­a­tion presents this pro­gram at 7 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 1, at the Duane Smith Au­di­to­rium, Los Alamos High School (1300 Di­a­mond Drive). Tick­ets ($30) are avail­able from Tick­ets Santa Fe at the Len­sic (505-988-1234, www.tick­ The pre­sen­ter de­scribes the event as suit­able for young au­di­ences, though chil­dren un­der six will not be ad­mit­ted. — James M. Keller

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