Hansel & Gretel - A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat

Hansel & Gretel – A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat
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HANSEL & GRETEL – A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat
A Brand New All-Ages Rock Musical 

Music and Lyrics by GRAMMY nominated songwriter, Justin Roberts
Book by nationally produced playwright Ernie Nolan
Directed by Michael Matthews
Animations by Micah Goldberg

Produced by Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge CA, and Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH

Premieres January 22, 2017 at Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA

Beyond the snowy depths of The Black Forest, a family is frozen by the mystery of their missing mother. Soon after the disappearance, the daring sibling duo of young Hansel and his older sister Gretel embark on an icy adventure in hopes of rekindling the warmth in their home. The Grimm Brothers bring the story to life with a rock and roll score amidst an animated wonderland inspired by the whimsy of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl. This sparkling fable of humor and heroism is anything but grim.

Listen to the original cast recording of Justin Roberts’ “joyous” score here

“Unexpected and marvelous…” – Chicago Parent

“This is a great score: witty, melodic, varied, and most important of all, fresh and alive. Working with writer Ernie Nolan, Roberts has written spunky, independent, attitudinal lyrics… the music does not condescend which is of course a trademark of Roberts’ own performances for young people. ”
– Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune