Friday, October 21, 2011

Hansel and Gretel

I love living in a university town.  My kids have had some cool opportunities as a result.  Tonight Spencer was in a small production of "Hansel and Gretel," which was put on by an opera workshop class at the university.  Spencer's choir director from school last year was asked to gather a group of young kids to participate in the final number of the show.  These kids had several rehearsals over the past three weeks to learn their music and be ready for two performances this weekend.

After Hansel and Gretel pushed the witch into the oven, the kids (Spencer's group), who we learn had previously been captured by the witch, came out wearing drab gray clothing with their eyes closed. They sang a song that said, "We are saved, we are free eternally. One touch from you our eyes will open, too."  So Hansel and Gretel touched them and they came back to life and continued with their happy song. It was really cute and Spencer loved being a part of it. 

And now please excuse the terrible pictures I took with my phone. I've decided they are better than nothing.  It was a fun night.

Hansel and Gretel.  Both parts were played by girls.  (I should have gotten a photo of the female witch who was played by a boy.  Funny!)

Spencer (center) and two friends from the play.  A great experience for these kids!

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