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Book & Lyrics by Stan Gill / Music by Cindy Bright

 Synopsis

 H ansel & Gretel are brother and sister, and the best of friends. They live on the outskirts of the forest with their father, Otto — a poor woodcutter — and his selfish wife. One day she convinces Otto that they all would be better off without the children... So Hansel & Gretel are taken out into the forest and left for someone else to find and care for. After spending a restless night, they awake to find a house made of gingerbread, inhabited by a Witch. She locks Hansel in a cage, and makes Gretel do her bidding. After a time, Gretel sees her opportunity to save her brother, and pushes the Witch into her own great oven. Meanwhile, Otto has been searching for the children, and the three are reunited.

Running time: Approx. 45 minutes

Cast

A Woodsprite (f; narrator)
Hansel (boy)
Gretel (girl)
Otto, a Woodcutter (m)
Stepmother (f)
The Witch (f)


 

Songs

"In the Woods" (Woodsprite)
 "The Woodcutter's Waltz" (Otto, with Gretel and Hansel)
 "For Me" (Stepmother)
 "They'll Sing Their Songs for You" (Hansel and Gretel; audience participation)
 "Mama Sprite's Lullaby" (Woodsprite)
 "Tiny Chores" (Witch, with Hansel and Gretel)
 "The Hanselburger Blues" (Witch, Hansel, Gretel)

Sample media

Sample Music Sheet  for "Mama Sprite's Lullabye"
Teacher's Guide