Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Shoestring Opera

Sun, Oct 29, 20172:30 pm
Doors open
Lobby doors open 1:30pm, House Doors open 2:00pm
Performance Hall at The Isabel
Children/Students $8 - Faculty/Staff - $12 - General Public $16
Children's Series
  • [Photo of the Dancing Witch]

Hansel And Gretel - Shoestring Opera

Enjoy this updated original children’s classic of Hansel and Gretel where the children live with their single mom next door to a very strange lady who practises night and day on a cello. And why is she always sweeping her front porch? Who knows? “She might be a witch, with an awful twitch, who rides the air with a broomstick switch!”

Thoroughly spooked, they fall asleep and wake up to a wild roller coaster ride through the land of the fairy tale, with a wondrous gingerbread house and a crazy old witch—who plays the cello! Hansel shows off some groovy dance moves set to Humperdinck’s gorgeous music as Gretel leads them both out of trouble and into a greater understanding of their strange neighbour. Come and join the dance!

FUN IN COSTUMES: Children and the young-at-heart are encouraged to wear their Hallowe’en costumes to

this Isabel performance! Run time: 45 minutes.

Recommended for children in Grades 1-6

*Seating for this performance is General Admission

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