The Missoula Children's Theatre production of Hansel and Gretel will run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
Please silence all cell phones.
No flash photography during the performance. There will be a time for photos immediately following the show.
Please keep the aisles clear and stay in one place while recording.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in La Crosse is presented by the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center.
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…Or misunderstood? 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!
The Missoula Children’s Theatre domestic tour is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp®, a new apple grown exclusively in Washington state. The Cosmic Crisp® motto, “Imagine the Possibilities,™” aligns with MCT’s work sparking children’s imaginations and creativity through theatre participation.
This project is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the state government, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Hank/Hansel: Oliver Hendricks
Gretchen/Gretel: Greta Kleven
Wildwood Witch: Kyara Cayasso
Granny: Chloe Drury
Cooks: Brett Rider, Jaden Rider, Trent Rider, Lucas Beaston, Kynzley Holicky, Samantha Renkas, Zara Rizvi, Isla Grabowski
Old Campers: Adalyn Dehli, Leo Poellinger, Carter Brieske, Mae Kirchner, Opal Markert
New Campers: Brynnlee Voves, Sami Pretasky, Adalynn Steedle, Lynley Dunn, Ellanore Molzhon–Zellmer, Gabe Byom, Adelaide Renkas, Kate Binsfeld, Megan Pratt, Lexi Love, Eliana Robinson, Lydia Kruse, Tessa Stacey
Rascals: Evelyn Byom, Myles Dagons, Elin Gasch, Madeline Hilton, Lucie Johnson, Wiliam Matz, Fiona McKnight, Isabel Riess, Xavior Steidl, Vanessa Stowell, Annalise Tabbert
Wallybirds: Nora Allen, Lauren Binsfeld, Madeline Binsfeld, Ameilia Dixon, Aria Gasch, Lydia Juneau, Karina Kruse, Evan Kuecker, Clara Peterson, Ruthie Pretasky, Amelia Rizvi, Jaxen Sullivan, Hugo Unnasch, Haila Wilson, Allen Wu
Assistant Directors: Emily Graw, Spencer Harpenau
Accompanist: Deacon Leer
Aunt Wally/Big Wallybird–Tour Actor/Director: Liz McRea
Director–Tour Actor/Director: Tyler Olson
Federal employees can contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign using CFC code #20396.
“Guess what? I made it…I’m in the play!”
On stage or behind the scenes, your children are stars! Maybe this is their first show, or they've been in 12 MCT shows. Either way, their Missoula Children’s Theatre experience will always shine bright. We invite you to honor that experience with a “star” in the MCT Galaxy, located in MCT headquarters in Missoula! How many stars are in the galaxy? When you participate, the sky's the limit! You may even want one of your own for being your child’s life-long stage manager. To see a sample of the MCT Galaxy and learn more about this exciting, new way to celebrate your star, visit MCTinc.org/mct-galaxy.