Hansel and Gretal – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Hansel & Gretel must let go of their smartphones and tablets and learn to work together if they’re going to reach the Enchanted Gingerbread House and win the Amazing Hunger Race!”

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Excerpt from press release:

In Cow Over Moon’s modern twist on the classic fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel must let go of their smartphones and tablets and learn to work together if they’re going to reach the Enchanted Gingerbread House and win the Amazing Hunger Race. They might need a little help from the audience too!
For almost twenty years, Cow Over Moon has been creating modern updates on classic fairy tales through a collective creation process involving improvisation, music, and lots of laughs. Hansel & Gretel was directed by Toronto Fringe General Manager Lucy Eveleigh, who was also formerly the Artistic Producer of Cow Over Moon.
Hansel & Gretel features an all-star cast including award-winning comedians Faisal Butt (winner of Sirius XM’s Top Comic in Canada who recently opened for Russell Peters), and Gene Abella (Canadian Comedy Award winning member of sketch troupe Asiansploitation). Playing the role of Gretel is up-and-coming singer/songwriter Michelle Thibodeau. Michelle recently sang for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, as a finalist on the Toronto TV Show Over The
Rainbow, a search contest for Dorothy in Mirvish’s production of The Wizard of Oz.

 

Showtimes:

Friday, July 3: 10:00am – 11:00am
Saturday, July 4: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, July 6: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Tuesday, July 7: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, July 9: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Friday, July 10: 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Sunday, July 12: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Venue: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. FringeKids shows offer $5 tickets for kids. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo provided by Cow Over Moon.