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Theatre Northwest presents Children's Theatre production of Hansel and Gretel

"Hansel and Gretel have heard all the stories about the mysterious witch in the forest, and only partially believe them to be true, until they're lost in the woods and actually meet her…"

Children of all ages will be delighted with this timeless, whimsical tale performed at IU Northwest’s Theatre Northwest over the weekend. The show will run on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10 at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $7.00 with discount rates available for groups of 10 or more.

Adapted from the classic Grimm fairy tale, "Hansel and Gretel" is part of an annual tradition of children’s theatre created in 1971 at IU Northwest's Theatre Northwest. More than 14 private performances for schoolchildren complete with audience interaction and special effects will precede the weekend public presentation.

"These performances have become a northwest Indiana tradition seen by hundreds of thousands throughout the years," said Pat Ogrinc from Theatre Northwest.

"Each performance is part of the theatre’s mission to promote a combination of magic, music and comedy as the ingredients for a great experience for the entire family."


  • Hansel - Michael Zelisko (Merrillville)
  • Gretel - Laurie Farver (Hobart)
  • Father - Charles Scanlon (Lake Station)
  • Stepmother - Lakisha Walls (Gary)
  • The Witch Miss Hagatha Grundilly Sweetbriar - Lanette Gardin (North Judson)
  • The Witch’s Apprentice Rasputin Maciavelli Vampiro III - Elena Vasilakis(Merrillville)
  • Dizzy Wierdeena - Joshua Albanese (Crown Point)

The theatre is located in Tamarack Hall on the campus of Indiana University Northwest. For ticket information and reservations, please call (219) 980-6808.



Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
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