Hansel and Gretel

Ballet Chicago

With a cast of 90 dancers, Hansel and Gretel is set to Humperdinck’s 1893 opera score, specially adapted by Ballet Chicago for orchestra. The magnificent music themes serve as Ballet Chicago artistic director Daniel Duell’s inspiration for this beloved tale, rendered in three deftly paced scenes featuring the familiar characters, with epic-scale scenes in the forest and the Witch’s house. Hansel and Gretel will enchant audiences of all ages.

Choreography: Daniel Duell
Music: Engelbert Humperdinck, arrangement by Kimberly Schmidt*
Costume Design: Patricia Blair and Susan Eitner
Animal Costumes: Elizabeth Lorena Lopez, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lighting Design: Margaret L. Nelson
Props: Margaret Nelson, assisted by Mike Diaz, Danny Valente, and Means of Production

Revised and adapted from the 1993 Ballet Chicago Premiere