Events downtown

Dec 09

Tanglewood Marionettes’ “Hansel & Gretel”
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Set against the colorful backdrop of a giant storybook, Tanglewood Marionette’s Hansel & Gretel is based on the classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, and features melodies from the Humperdinck opera.

As the pages of the storybook turn, each new and exciting scene is revealed. All the staging, scenery, and lavishly costumed 30″ marionettes are handcrafted by Tanglewood Marionettes. Together they represent over a year of construction time.

The story itself is set in the mid-nineteenth century. As the tale unfolds, Hansel and Gretel must call upon their inner reserves and learn new methods to overcome the challenges they encounter while lost in the woods.

Filled with surprises, Tanglewood’s Hansel and Gretel is a treat for all ages.