Lost siblings come across a sumptuous candy house, occupied by an old woman who has her own reasons for fattening up little children, in John McDonald’s enchanting adaptation of the Engelbert Humperdinck opera Hansel and Gretel, playing December 4 through 19 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Directed by John McDonald, Hansel and Gretel stars Drew Torkelson as Hansel, Alicia Kelly as Gretel, Brendan Cataldo as Father, Reischa Feuerbacher as Mother and Dr. Thomas King as Rosina Dainty-mouth. Dr. Vicki King provides piano accompaniment.
Hansel and Gretel plays Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on Saturday, December 12 and 19. Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and can be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931)645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9am-2pm, weekdays). Dinner/show combinations are also available for selected Saturday evening performances.
On Thursday, December 3, at 7pm, a special preview performance of Hansel and Gretel will be held in cooperation with Q108 radio station’s annual Christmas Toy Drive. Starting at 6:30pm on December 3, patrons may donate a new, unwrapped toy in exchange for admission to the show that evening.