The Palace Theatre is happy to welcome back the Missoula Children's Theatre for a theatre camp with local youth August 15-19. Two professional MCT Tour Actor/Directors audition and cast 50-60 local school-age children in a full-length original musical production. This year's play is "Hansel & Gretel". Lines, staging, songs and movement are learned throughout the week. The week culminates in two public performances starring your local children, complete with professionally designed scenery and costumes. Registration for the camp is through Luverne Community Education (507-283-4724). Tickets for the performances are $5 and will be available at the Palace Box Office the week of the show.
Synopsis: Adapted by Jim Caron
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
Times are tough for modern-day Hank and Gretchen, ‘til they find themselves deep in the wondrous Wildwood world of Hansel and Gretel. The Missoula Children's Theatre proudly presents an original musical adaptation of the Brothers Grimm age-old tale of a journey, a secret and a grand adventure. Poor Hank and Gretchen! All of their friends, off to summer camp, have left them behind. While waiting for dinner, Hank and Gretchen fall asleep and dream their way to times gone by. They wake with a start! Their clothes are so strange–and so are their names. Lost in the deep dark woods, Granny leads Hansel and Gretel on a search for the path which will lead them to better times at home. But as evening approaches and the moon rises above the trees, Hansel and Gretel are not alone! The Rascals dart from tree to tree as sweet little Wallybirds innocently munch on the cookie crumbs left as a map on the forest floor. Crafty cooks and Gingerbread Men lead our heroes to a colorful cottage concocted completely of candy and cakes, where Hansel and Gretel unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch:
Is she bad?
Or is she good?
Is she wicked…
There’s music and laughter and thrills and chills. So join the fun as Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other. You’ll learn the secret of the Wildwood --- but, shhh --- don’t tell!
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