Open Auditions for “Hansel and Gretel,” adapted and directed by Mike Wright

The Walpole Players will be holding open auditions on August 28th and 30th for the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tale, “Hansel and Gretel,” to be directed by Mike Wright. Based on the story first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812, “Hansel and Gretel” tells the tale of a young brother and sister who must use their courage and wits to outsmart an evil witch. This play has roles for adults and children.

Auditions for “Hansel and Gretel” will take place on Sunday, August 28th from 4:00-5:00 and on Tuesday, August 30th from 6:00 -7:00 at the Helen Miller Theater upstairs at the Walpole Town Hall. Come and try out for a part in this dramatic and exciting retelling of the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tale. Performances will be the last two weekends in October.

Breakdown of roles:
Hansel – happy go lucky, plucky boy; should appear to be between 10 and 12 years old.
Gretel – Hansel’s younger sister; determined, curious, energetic, and busy.
Gingerbread Witch – at times kindly & grandmotherly, at other times wicked, cruel, and quick to anger.
Father – large, strong, woodcutter. Quiet and proud.
Stepmother – short-tempered, easily frustrated, ambitious.
Mother – loving and caring. Angel.
Villagers – adults and children who inhabit the village where Hansel and Gretel live (nonspeaking)

We are also always looking for volunteers who love theater and community events but don’t want to appear on stage. There are lots of opportunities to get involved- set construction, props, costumes, production assistants, advertising, and more! Remember, you can’t have Community Theater without the “Community”!

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