- $18 for one adult and one child ticket to see Hansel and Gretel ($37.50 value)
- When: January 11–26 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Galli Theater
- General admission
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Hansel and Gretel
An impoverished woodcutter finds himself trapped by the burden of famine, unable to provide steady meals for his selfish second wife and their children. To fix this, he leads their children, little Hansel and Gretel, deep into a dark forest and leaves them. Lost, afraid, hungry, the brother and sister wander in circles until they stumble upon a lonely cottage. But this is no ordinary cottage. Instead of a friendly forest dweller in this residence, a witch emerges. She uses her palace of sweets to lure in the children and fatten up Hansel for a fine meal and put Gretel to work. Using their bravery and wit, the children work to escape her clutches and burn off the calories they've eaten before beach season.
Actor, philosopher, and all-around Renaissance man Johannes Galli has spent more than 25 years adapting age-old stories for the modern child. Taking the grim out of Grimm's Fairy Tales, each of his shows engages audiences with colorful onstage action, capturing youthful attentions while sneaking in important lessons about the power of kindness or the gradual extinction of witches. Pint-sized viewers aren't expected to sit quietly, either. Actors interact directly with their audience, mixing with the crowd and even inviting wee ones on stage to aid in the storytelling.