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.
“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, which is mediocre at best...In an adaptation where a large chunk of the 'humor' is reliant on a racially insensitive stereotype, performances alone are not enough to save the production.” Full Review
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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).
See it if you want to spend an hour of heart-warming hilarious holiday fun, both you and your kids will enjoy! Left with huge smiles all around :)
Don't see it if you're expecting a Broadway-level production.
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