'Hansel And Gretel' Playing At Roanoke Island Festival Park
The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents a new twist on a classic fairy tale with their children’s production of Hansel and Gretel this month at Roanoke Island Festival Park.
A family gathers around the dinner table and Mother tells her children the story of Hansel & Gretel, in this version. As the familiar story unfolds, two hungry children lost in the forest searching for their parents and facing a wicked witch, the family embraces their roles in this play within a play with a “happily ever after” ending.
“My vision for this modernized version of Hansel and Gretel was to tell a story about protecting the ones you love,” director Joe Hernandez said. “The story takes the family on a journey through an enchanted forest to not only find safety but also to bring together a family that is on the verge of divorce.”
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a national leader among theatres for young audiences, serving more than 300,000 young people and families annually with professional productions and innovative education initiatives. It is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources.
The Children’s Theater of Charlotte will present Hansel and Gretel on June 18-20 at 10:30am each day in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo.
The show is recommended for ages 7 and older.
Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the Festival Park ticket office or on the day of the event.