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Hansel and Gretel (Walter) - Short Musical, Drama

Hansel and Gretel (Walter)

Grimm Brothers, Kristin Walter, Michael Walter, Karen Biscopink

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Short Musical, Drama

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874402698

Book and Lyrics by Kristin Walter
Music by Michael Walter and Karen Biscopink
"Hansel and Gretel may not be the one the Brothers Grimm envisioned, but it works better as children's theatre." -Off-Off Broadway Review


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Description

Short Musical

Drama

Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - Interior of cottage. The forest. Interior and exterior of witch's candy house.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In this twist on the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are actually"Hank and Gertie," two poor children from the hills of Appalachia. When a witch moves in to town and puts their parents under a spell, these intrepid siblings must outsmart and defeat her. A musical, this version of the story is set to a beautiful bluegrass score.
"Hansel and Gretel may not be the one the Brothers Grimm envisioned, but it works better as children's theatre." -Off-Off Broadway Review"(The) bluegrass score, filled with energetic fiddling and earnest ballads, also leavens the proceedings. But it never seems out of place. What could be better than country music for a tale of backwoods hope and betrayal." - The New York Times.
Hansel and Gretel was originally produced by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre in 2009.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Features Children, Roles for Children

HANK
GERTIE
MOTHER
FATHER
WITCH 
BOY 
GIRL
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

MUSICAL STYLE

Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

8 Piano/Vocal Scores
Author(s)
Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter

Kristin Walter is the author of The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Last of the Dragons, among others. Her work has been seen at Vital Theatre Company, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, the Jersey Arts Centre (UK), and Manhattan Children’s Theatre. A committed advocate for children’s theatre, Ms. Walter has toured as an actress and ... view full profile

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