Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hansel & Gretel Opens May 9

Caroline Mascardo and Owen Smith.
Coralville - Young Footliters presents Vera Morris’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel for 4 performances, May 9-11 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. The production features 34 local children in 1st through 8th grades and is directed by Dave Helmuth. Westport Touchless Autowash in the supporting sponsor.

Performances are at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Friday, May 9 at 7pm, Saturday, May 10 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, May 11 at 2pm. Tickets are $7 - $12 and are available online at, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office (1301 5th Street) and Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th Street).

“When you re-imagine a folk tale like Hansel and Gretel, you want to give performances that feel new and inspired—something you haven’t seen or heard before. The kids in our cast have consistently surprised us with their humor and creative ideas for bringing the characters to life. Familiar characters like the Witch have a new, humorous energy, and new characters like the moving trees make Hansel and Gretel’s world feel more colorful and magical. I’ve been thrilled with the kids’ enthusiasm for making the show funny and entertaining. Every night they have new ideas,” says assistant director Tara Acton.

Director Helmuth says of this production, “The trees are alive. They sing, dance, and tell jokes. This is no ordinary fairy tale. This show will keep you laughing and laughing - fun for the whole family.”

Young Footliters is a program of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts offering children and teens fun, creative, and educational theater arts opportunities in a safe, positive, and professional environment. Young Footliters aims to produce quality productions and classes that promote responsibility, confidence, leadership, cooperation, and arts appreciation.

Source: CCPA Press Release

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