Special Event : HANSEL AND GRETEL
A delightful musical of the beloved story of Hansel and Gretel starring youth, teens, college students, and dancers from
the Premiere Dance Academy will be presented at HCT on May 30, 31, June 1 and June 2.
Hansel is Cash Laws and Christie Taylor is Gretel. Both Cash and Christie are the winners of their divisions in recent Kiwanis Talent shows, Cash in Habersham and Christie in White County.
Tenor Trey Smagur will portray the Witch. Trey is a graduate voice performance major at Indiana University. He holds an assistantship and is teaching voice in addition to his own studies. Trey is joining this production before leaving for a singing engagement in Germany this summer.
The Mother of Hansel and Gretel will be soprano Jane Marie Price, an HCHS junior. The Father will be baritone Drew Townsend, who will be teaching in the Summer Workshops at HCT in June.
The Sandman will be sung by Hannah Gale, sophomore theater major at Kennesaw State University.
The Dew Fairy will be sung by Jenifer Kulow. She will have double duty as one of the dancers in the Ballet "Fourteen Angels Watch Do Keep." Other Dancers are Savannah Hayes, Cheyenne Hayes, Miranda Jones, Grace Thompson, Andrea Caudell, Lily Geiger, Claire Kelly, Brooke Hayes, Cassidy Hayes, Kate Trotter, and Taylor Waller. Dancers and Choreographer Tracy Marsengill are from the Premiere Dance and Performing Arts Academy in Cornelia.
Gingerbread children are McKayla Ryals; Caroline, Mary Catherine, and Charlie Williams; Anna Siebert; Abbey Bonds; Allison, Patrick, and Katherine Claire Highsmith;
and Jolie Ford. Gingerbread children parents will be Alyssa Rohrig, Anna Davis, Elizabeth Hughes, Lawson Lewallen, Chase Sanchez, and Kameron Nicely. Chase, Lawson and Kameron will also be Orges in the forest.
Directed and arranged by Bob Smith, music from Humperdink's opera of Hansel and Gretel is featured along with
dialogue based on the familiar story. Donna James will accompany on the keyboard.
Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at 7:30 PM and June 2 at 2:00pm.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and full-time students. Reservations may be made at 706-839-1315 or you may purchase tickets online.