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Hansel & Gretel Christmas

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

Children of all ages are invited to join F.A.C.T. (Friends Always Creating Theatre) in celebrating their 10th anniversary season with a remounting of their 2013 production of "Hansel & Gretel Christmas." More…

In this retelling of the popular children's story, the two wandering waifs end up in NYC at Christmas. The piece talks of love and family; understanding and encouragement; and is a perfect vehicle to share with the whole family.


Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting
73
Avg Score

79
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you want to be taken to a far off place. For people of all ages. You want your kids to laugh.

Don't see it if You want serious theater. If you dont like a play for kids.

26
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Slow, Odd

See it if you want to support nice actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for an engaging telling of a story.

66
Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You’d like to see a modern version of the story. I’ve seeb show with 3 kids and some references were confusing & not child appropriate

Don't see it if You are not a big fan of intimate theater with no props, mediocre acting, modern adaptation of a classic story

Also I found the play not so entertaining for the kids. Before and after th... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Fine cast, Bare, Curious twist

See it if you have kids to bring for a simple (mini) theater experience. The story is similiar yet different in a fun and updated holiday version.

Don't see it if you expect big production value. This is more like an introductory theater but its smal venue makes it cozy & more personal esp to the kids.

96
Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky

See it if If you love a new take on fairy tales. If you want a sweet and entertaining show for the whole family.

Don't see it if You like totally realistic shoes or like only traditional takes on a story

79
A cute show for kids

See it if you have children, and like intimate theater experiences.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lavishly staged full Broadway musical.

81
Funny, Delightful, Cute for kids.

See it if Such a cute story for kids.

Don't see it if You don't like children stories.

49
Quirky, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you love black box theater; love a work-in-progress; don't mind an extremely bare bones set & are willing to ignore very rude staff antics.

Don't see it if you yearn for a beautiful, sparkly holiday-theme set or if you expect to see a well-developed, put-together production.

Also I actually enjoyed the story & ended up caring slightly @the character... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Quirky

See it if Bring a child with you. They will enjoy it. The Step Mother character was very funny.

Don't see it if you expect a Broadway style show. Minimal set & costumes.

77
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You like seeing classic children story with a twist relating to the tri-state area

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy cozy theatres or classic children stories with an alternate 2018 ending.

10
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if You want to expose very young children to live theater to see if they are ready to sit as audience in a friendly, non-threatening setting.

Don't see it if You expect to be entertained.

98
Clever, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want to be entertained by a modern twist to an old story. Audience members of ALL ages were laughing hysterically, and the actors were

Don't see it if You are expecting a lavish production or don't like children's theatre.

Also I notice in some of the reviews, people were offended by "Latina stere... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to be taken away to a mysterious far off place.

Don't see it if don’t see if your a republican.

Also Wonderful cast and especially the actor who played PepperStick. He was... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Delightful

See it if You like a modern twist to this classic in a off off off Broadway theater.

Don't see it if Latina stereo type bothers you and if you expect a big production.

93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Family

See it if A totally engaging show for myself and daughters. Funny, easy to follow. Nothing dark. Evil of original gone for Silly Fun. Strong Actors.

Don't see it if You don't like Children's classics updated and made more PC. Or if you need great sets and not willing to accept just Good Performances.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Parents and children will enjoy this clever mash up of the traditional fairy tale and a Christmas theme.

Don't see it if You only like serious adult theater.

89
Great acting, Funny

See it if It is very funny and does a very interesting modernization of a legendary Fairy Tale. It takes place in New York, in odd circumstances.

Don't see it if If you do not like kids or if you do not like a good acting job of the wicked stepmother. All the elements are here for a Christmas treat.

98
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to feel happy and see actors do what they love! The actors were very engaging with all of the audience, not just the children.

Don't see it if you're expecting a Broadway play, this is local black-box theater. Don't see it if you have a baby who is going to cry during the show.

Also Just before the show started, there was an issue with a woman with sev... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a heartwarming, and wonderful way to begin your holiday season with a delightful adaptation of a classic fairy tale. Good for all

Don't see it if You are not open to new versions of classic stories.

84
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if wanting a show that both you and your child can enjoy. As far as the performers go, totally captivating! I left wanting a sequel(or prequel)

Don't see it if you are not open to seeking out a smaller production (Off- B'way).

97
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like funny/clever writing & talented actors! It's really cute show that is fun for kids AND adults! Loved the new modern version.

Don't see it if No reason not to. It's great for the holiday season!

75
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love holiday favorites like Elf, or Enchanted. You will get your old school fairytale favorites dropped into modern day life!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy children's theatre.

99
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to be entertained

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Mr.Dyville knows how to fracture a fairy tale and make it more palatable for modern times. The audience truly enjoyed themselves .

Don't see it if No complaints here.

Also The actors had a great sense of comic timing and you could see their e... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a show for adults and children alike. Minimal set; but charming, funny characters and great performances more than make up for it

Don't see it if you don't like farcical comedies and children's' stories


November 10th, 2018
“The show seems to revolve less around the characters of Hansel and Gretel, and more around their evil stepmother, who is a Latina woman...It seems to perpetrate some of the worst stereotypes surrounding the Hispanic community – particularly Hispanic women...Then, there’s the rest of the show, wh...
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