Mark your calendars for July 18-23

HCAC is super excited to be bringing Missoula Children’s Theatre to Hampshire County. The fun begins for students, grades 1-12, at 10 am, Monday, July 18 with auditions at WV Schools for the Deaf & The Blind in Romney, WV.  By the end of the week, on Saturday, July 23, these students will be polished performers in a modern-day musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel.

Don’t miss out on this free opportunity!  Open auditions will be conducted July 18 with no preparation or pre-registration needed.

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!