During the performance, the audience will be invited to join in a teddy bear celebration that will offer some surprises, Sagal added. Young guests are urged to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal with them to the show.
“Judith is a wonderful and very well-known storyteller,” Sagal wrote. “We wanted to have a gifted narrator who would connect with kids and their families. We were very happy when Judith agreed to do this for the kids.”
A second performance of the concert will be held on Saturday in Marblehead at Abbott Hall. Families are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped stuffed animal to donate to Toys for Tots.
IF YOU GO
What: Symphony by the Sea presents “Babar the Elephant”
When: Friday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m.
Where: Newburyport City Hall, Pleasant Street, Newburyport
How: $20 for adults, $10 for kids K-12, and $5 for toddlers. To purchase tickets, visit www.symphonybythesea.org.