GRETEL AND HANSEL - a new twist on an old tail, is a full-length family musical. This lively entertainment, in the English pantomime tradition, features 18 songs and with styles ranging from rap to musical theatre to Kurt Weill. Carmen Monoxide, a witch with culinary ambition, loves children--fried. With the help of their housecat Tom and the Glamourpusses as well as Bearly Civil and the Crowation Cawrus, Gretel and Hansel thwart the evil Carmen and learn a valuable lesson about the nature of true happiness.
Carmen Monoxide/ Ivana B. Sveet
Glamourpusses (Moxie, Princess , Magic, Eekamouse, Shadow, Sweetie Pie)
The Crowation Cawrus (Russell Crow, Cawdor, Cawliflower, Cawstic)
Bearly Civil (a bear)
Orchestration- a small band of 4- piano/conductor, bass, percussion and reeds (flute/alto sax-1 player)
Once again, Shakespeare Santa Cruz proves that children’s theater doesn’t have to be so cloying it gives your brain cavities, that wit and intelligence are irresistible ingredients at any age
-Karen d’Souza, San Jose Mercury News