I formulated this idea of running Hansel & Gretel in December in Times Square as an off-Broadway show - ninety minutes, four casts, six shows a week. Rebecca Greenstein of Opera Manhattan made it happen. We performed it in an intimate white box of IKEA snow and the wrath of an over-produced Christmas Witch. It was a hit with children of all ages. Emily Leather, Wilson Southerland, and Spencer Blank were our sparkling musical directors.
Photography by Ken Howard.