By Ethan Bowen
Donovan Piccicuto, left, and Jillian Sherwin, right, are newcomers to Bald Mountain Theater, starring in the latest production tour of “Hansel and Gretel.”
April 14-May 1 — Based in Rochester, Vt., Bald Mountain Theater will embark on its first region-wide tour this spring, presenting an original adaptation of the folk classic “Hansel and Gretel.” This fast, funny, moving, and visually creative production will feature live music, professional actors Ethan Bowen and Sebastian Ryder with newcomers Jillian Sherwin and Donovan Piccicuto.
“Hansel and Gretel” integrates classic language and vivid imagery to create a performance for both children and parents to relish.
Bald Mountain Theater troupe will perform in nine towns around Vermont on both sides of the Green Mountains, playing in large high school auditoriums, historic opera houses, and small town halls. “Our goal is to bring the touring theater troupe, so common in England and Europe, back to Vermont and New England,” said director and founder Ethan Bowen.
The tour schedule:
Rochester – Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Rochester High School Auditorium
Barnard – Saturday, April 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Barnard Town Hall
Vergennes – Sunday, April 17 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House
Waitsfield – Friday, April 22 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Valley Players Theater
Middlebury – Saturday, April 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Middlebury Union High School Auditorium
Plainfield – Sunday, April 24 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Plainfield Opera House
White River Junction – Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Freight House Hall
Tunbridge – Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Tunbridge Town Hall
Bristol – Sunday, May 1 at 1 and 4 p.m. at Holley Hall
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 16. “Hansel and Gretel” is suitable for engaged 6-year-olds and up.
For more info, visit baldmountaintheater.org.