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

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 Skicket and Roald Dahl. This sparkling fable of humor and heroism is anything but grim.





“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. ”


“Unexpected and marvelous…”