Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hansel and Gretel

"Nibble, nibble, mousie, who's nibbling at my housie?" Does this familiar question conjure up images of a delicious, candy-covered house...and the evil witch who lurks inside? Revisit this classic story in a lively new one-hour production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 at 7:00pm and Sunday, August 12 at 4:00pm. Ticket prices are $5.00 for children and $10.00 for adults.

This beloved opera recounts the tale of two small children who get lost in the woods, find a magical gingerbread house, and conquer an evil witch to set their friends free and reunite with their parents. The CRS Barn Studio's updated  and compact adaptation is beautifully sung, in a new translation by Gary Race, and action packed, with colorful sets and beautiful dancing. This professional production, perfect for families and children, is directed by Steve Stull and choreographed by Jeanne Goddard, and features favorite Ithaca singers Ivy Walz as Hansel, Rebecca Leistikow as Gretel, Erica Steinhagen as the witch, and Steven Stull as the father. Carli Mazich-Addice is the Sand Man and Lynn Craver is the Dew Fairy. Performances take place outdoors in fine weather, indoors in case of rain.

For more information email Steve or Jeanne at