A beloved holiday tradition that will delight the young and the young at heart.

Vancouver Playhouse | November 24, 26, 27, 29 | December 1, 3, 8, 10, 11, 2016

Conducted by Alexander Prior | Directed by Brenna Corner

In English with English SURTITLESTM
Approximately 2 hours with one intermission | Suitable for ages 6 and up

Pascal Spinney | Hansel
Taylor Pardell | Gretel
Ryan Downey | The Witch
Leah Giselle Field | The Mother
Peter Monaghan | The Father
Vanessa Oude-Reimerink | The Sandman / Dew Fairy

Long ago, in a fairy-tale house, two children find themselves on a magical adventure. Lost in the woods and pursued by a witch, Hansel and Gretel must use all their wits and trickery to avoid a terrible fate. Astonishing puppets and playful surprises abound in this family-friendly treat.

Engelbert Humperdinck's dramatic score will thrill seasoned opera-goers and charm new audiences with familiar tunes that beautifully evoke the forest setting and the opera's colourful characters and creatures. A youthful cast brings fresh energy and superb talent to this delightful holiday production.