WE DO HAVE ELECTRICITY AND BOTH SHOWS WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED!
The Missoula Children’s Theatre proudly presents an original musical adaptation of the Brothers’ Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret and a grand adventure. Poor Hank and Gretchen! All of their friends, off to summer camp, have left them behind. And their Mom, struggling alone to make ends meet, seems to have time for nothing but work. While waiting for dinner, prepared by eccentric but lovable Uncle Wally, Hank and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times gone by. They wake with a start! Their clothes are so strange – and so are their names. Lost in the deep dark woods as evening approaches, Hansel and Gretel are not alone! Crafty cooks and Gingerbread Men lead our heroes to a colorful cottage concocted completely of candy and cakes, where Hansel and Gretel unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch: Is she bad/Or is she good?Is she wicked…/Or misunderstood?
There’s music and laughter and thrills and chills. So join the fun as Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other. You’ll learn the secret of the Wildwood — but, shhh — don’t tell!
Conceived and Written by Jim Caron Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is a world renowned children’s theatre company based in Missoula, Montana, and has been touring for more than 30 years. A team of two professional tour actor/directors will arrive in Charlottesville with scenery, costumes, props, make-up and basic lighting – everything it takes to put on a play….except the cast. Fifty to sixty local school children supply the cast, auditioning, rehearsing, and finally performing in an original, musical production – all in one week! For more information about Missoula Children’s Theatre, click here.