Tue07222014

Stepping Out

"Gretel" comes to a close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater

This is the final weekend to catch Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “Gretel & Hansel.” The production is scheduled to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Written in the style of a British pantomime by Kate Hawley for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, this version of the classic “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale is full of puns and audience participation. The music, composed by Craig Bohmler, features a number of styles – from ragtime to hip-hop.

Two rotating casts perform the play. Actors include Paige Decena as Gretel, Timmy Smith and Alex Sanchez as Hansel, Shaina Hammer and Dor Gvirtsman as the witch, Emily Goto as the stepmother, Sarah Hammer as Tom Cat and Renee Remsberg as Kitten Caboodle.

The production team includes ej Taylor (director), Gay Richard (choreography), Michelle Markwart-Deveaux (vocal direction) and Madeleine Graham (music direction).

Shows are slated 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For tickets ($15-$17) and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosrecreation.org/layt-youth-theatre.html.

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