Archive for April, 2010

Tickets on Sale Now!

April 20, 2010

     Hansel & Gretel promises to be an evening of theatre unlike any you’ve ever experienced.  For starters, the show marks the first ever public performance in Hanover High School’s black box theatre—an intimate 90 seat performance space that features a thrust stage and a forest of PVC trees.     

     Because of limited seating, the play will run for a total of 7 shows (April 27-May 2), including a special school day matinee catering to local day cares on Thursday, April 29.     

     Hanover’s Hansel & Gretel is also unique as a work of devised theatre that evolved almost entirely during the rehearsal process through the creative collaboration of the actors. This is truly a work of art that takes to heart the famous maxim: “A play is play.”     

     Hansel & Gretel is also an original musical, featuring a beautiful collection of songs composed, arranged, and performed by the students of Hanover High School.      

     With nearly a dozen Hansels and Gretels, a coven of witches, and five different narrators, who each have a different take on the story, Hansel & Gretel promises to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Special Note to Day Care Providers and Parents of Small Children: 

We will be presenting a special performance catering to local day cares.  The performance will run from 2 to 3pm on Thursday,  April 29.  Tickets are $5.  Seating is limited.  Contact Daniel Hefko at with any questions.


Advanced Tickets Available Now for Hansel and Gretel

April 12, 2010


Advanced Tickets will be available for purchase in the Theatre Arts room during regular school hours.  Tickets for all shows may also be purchased from the box office between 6:15 pm and 6:55 pm beginning Tuesday, April 27.  Watch this site for additional box office hours when advanced tickets may be purchased.

Final Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

April 11, 2010

Monday, April 12–Whole Cast Rehearsal 3:45-5pm

Tuesday, April 13–Gretels, Hansels, Witches, Ducks 3:45-5pm

Wednesday, April 14–Stepmothers, Fathers, Narrators  5:30-7pm

Thursday, April 15–Narrators & Sound Effects  5:30-7pm

Friday, April 16–Whole Cast  3:45-5

Saturday, April 17–Build Day (late afternoon/evening: time TBA)

Monday, April 19  Whole Cast (Run 1st Half)  3:45-5:30pm

          (The Herald Progress will be coming to take pictures today.)

Tuesday, April 20  Whole Cast (Run 2nd Half) 3:45-5:30pm

Wednesday, April 21 Whole Cast (Tech run-through) 3:45-5:30pm

Thursday, April 22  Whole Cast (Dress & Tech) 6-10pm

Friday, April 23  Whole Cast (Dress & Tech) 6-10pm

Saturday, April 24 Performance of scenes from Hansel and Gretel at the Arts and Sciences Festival (Patrick Henry High School)–time: TBA

Monday, April 26  Final Dress Rehearsal  6-10pm

Performances of Hansel & Gretel

Tuesday, April 27-Saturday,May 1 at 7 pm

Sunday, May 2 at 2 pm

(We are looking into the possibility of a daytime matinee for local daycares (and others) Wednesday or Thursday during the week of the show’s run.  More info. forthcoming as it becomes available.)

Ensemble Theatre & Hansel and Gretel

April 1, 2010

Here’s a link to a story about a theatre community and production philosophy that shares a lot in common with our approach to Hansel and Gretel: