Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Cow Over Moon’s Hansel & Gretel is a modern twist of the classic tale. In our show the brother and sister duo, who have long relied on gadgets and technology, suddenly find themselves in a situation where they have to rely on their cunning and instinct instead.

Will they make it to the Enchanted Gingerbread House without an iPhone, and what will they do when they meet the witch?

Watch Hansel and Gretel discover the importance of teamwork and truly understand the meaning of the words family and home.

With dancing, singing, improvisation and audience participation Hansel & Gretel has something for everyone.

Join us this winter in Toronto and Mississauga for a show that is fun for the whole family!

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Toronto
Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen East
Wed Dec 3* at 10.30am
Wed Dec 3* at 1.30pm – SOLD OUT
Thu Dec 4* at 10.30am – SOLD OUT
Thu Dec 4* at 1.30pm – SOLD OUT
Fri Dec 5* at 10.30am – SOLD OUT
Sat Dec 6 at 2pm
Sun Dec 7 at 2pm
Mississauga
Maja Prentice Theatre
3650 Dixie Road
Tue Dec 9* at 10.30am
Wed Dec 10* at 10.30am
Thu Dec 11* at 10.30am
Fri Dec 12* at 10.30am
Sat Dec 13 at 2pm
Sun Dec 14 at 2pm

* Performances for school, groups and daycares as well as general public. Call 905.510.8210 for performance and group rate details.

Price
$10 for children/seniors
$15 for adults

Time
1 hour plus talk back

Cast

Faisal Butt Faisal Butt
Faisal Butt is pleased to return to Cow Over Moon having participated in The Adventures of Pinnochio and last years RAPunzel. Faisal is a stand up comic who tours across the country and recently won Sirius XM Top Comic in Canada and opened for Russell Peters. He still has a beard.
Gene Abella
Gene Abella is an Canadian Comedy Award winning actor and improviser. He can be seen on the hidden camera shows, Undercover High and Extreme Babysitting, both on YTV. Gene has also performed in Just East of Broadway and Asiansploitation Spanks The Tiger(as writer/performer) both Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He’s very excited to return to Cow Over Moon, having played The Muffin Man in their production of The Ant and The Grasshopper. Gene would like to thank Glady and Cooper, for making everyday feel like he’s jumping over the moon.
Michelle Thibodeau Michelle Thibodeau
Michelle Thibodeau is a 21 year old singer-songwriter and actress from Moncton, New Brunswick, who has followed her dreams to Toronto. She is a graduate of the prestigious Canadian College of Performing Arts in BC, where she studied singing, acting, dancing and career management. In September, Michelle released an original song on iTunes called “Let It Move You”, which is the first single from her upcoming third album. One of Michelle’s favourite opportunities was singing for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, as a finalist on the Toronto TV Show “Over The Rainbow” search for Dorothy. After playing the role of Rapunzel in last year’s Cow Over Moon production, Michelle is extremely excited to be returning for another fun-filled season!
caryshead Carys Lewis
Carys Lewis is a Welsh-born Toronto based actor, producer and emerging director. Recent theatre credits include: What Makes A Man (Assistant Director / Necessary Angel Theatre Company), Nine Mile Portage (Theatre by the Bay), Venus in Fur (Assistant Director/Canadian Stage), Airport Tale (Director/ New Ideas Festival), When The Ice Breaks (Down n’ Out Productions), The Corpse Bride (TheatrePANIK), The Trojan Women (Alumnae Theatre), She Stoops To Conquer (George Brown Theatre), Brand (George Brown Theatre). Upcoming: Here Lies Henry (Assistant Director/Common Roof) Carys is currently working with Necessary Angel Theatre Company as an Assistant Producer. Previous producing and arts programming credits include: The Luminato Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and The Toronto Fringe Festival. Carys is also the host and producer of an interview series called Straight From The Hip, which features conversations with revolutionary Canadian women. She is a proud graduate of George Brown Theatre School. www.caryslewis.ca

Crew

Pip With Lemur Swarm Sarah ‘Pip’ Bradford – Stage Manager
Sarah ‘Pip’ Bradford has lived and worked in the Toronto theatre community for the past five years. She freelances as a technician and stage manager for many companies in Toronto, including The Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, Aluna Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Steady State Theatre, and the Toronto Fringe.Pip has a BA in Technical Theatre and Scenography from The University of King’s College in Halifax, is the founder of Art Is Hard, a grassroots arts philanthropy project, and sits on the board of Steady State Theatre Project.
L.Wilson - Headshot 3 Laura Wilson – Associate Producer
This is Laura’s first foray into the world of producing, and she is very excited to be taking on this new challenge with such an amazing group! Her previous experience in theatre has been as a performer, and she has been lucky enough to take part in productions in genres ranging from Shakespeare to musical theatre. She even got to tap dance in a shiny gold vest as the title character in The Velveteen Rabbit.Recently returned from a few years in Vancouver, Laura got to live out her nerd dreams on such Sci-fi TV shows as Supernatural, Smallville and V, she also got some experience working in the world of fairy tales with a twist on ABC’s Once Upon A Time.
Rebecca Vandevelde – Sound/Lighting Designer
Rebecca is a designer, technician, and anything-manager based in Toronto. Recent experiences include production/stage management for the national tour of You Should Have Stayed Home (Praxis) video co-design for Red Snow (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Festival); video design for IXOK’ (Panamerican Routes Festival); TD for Head a Tete (Theatre Direct, Canadian tour); venue technician & production work for The Toronto Fringe, Summerworks, Luminato festivals and the Toronto Festival of Clowns; and an apprenticeship in lighting and video design with scenographer Trevor Schwellnus. She is also an experienced video surtitler, production craftsperson, administrator, caterer, bartender, barista, and film festival venue manager; and holds a BA in Drama, History and speaking French sometimes from Glendon College at York.
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