February 21 - March 22

at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Directions

Her mother is gone. Her father is absent. Her stepmother and stepsister berate her and waste all of their food. But with a gift from her mother and hope in her heart, Gretel heads into the wilderness to find Baba Yaga – and discovers more than she could have ever imagined. With live folk rock music and a style that embraces the storytelling nature of theater – this musical for the entire family is not to be missed.

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 8 – 15+

GRETEL!

Book by Jason Tremblay with Suzan Zeder
Music by Jenn Hartmann Luck
Lyrics by Jenn Hartmann Luck, Jason Tremblay and Suzan Zeder
Cello Arrangements by Nora Karakousoglou 

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Family Theater Workshops

Included with ticket purchase to all Saturday matinee performances are our Family Theater Workshops, exploring Courage in Storytelling. Workshops are held from 2:30-3:15pm at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Learn more.

Pay What You Choose Performance

Our Pay What You Choose performance is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7pm. 

Sensory Friendly Performance

Our Sensory Friendly performance is on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 3:30pm.

This performance features a welcoming environment with accommodations for families and young people on the autism spectrum and other developmental differences. Call (414) 267-2961 for tickets.

Sign Language Interpreted performance

Our ASL Interpreted performance is on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3:30pm.

Tech Talks

Sunday, March 1, 2020 following the 3:30PM performance

Following select performances, learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic at this extended talkback with our creative team.

Saturday, February 29

Saturday, February 29 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Saturday, February 29 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Saturday, February 29 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast

Sunday, March 1

Sunday, March 01 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast
Sunday, March 01 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast

Saturday, March 7

Saturday, March 07 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast

Sunday, March 8

Sunday, March 08 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Sunday, March 08 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast

Saturday, March 14

Saturday, March 14 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Saturday, March 14 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Saturday, March 14 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast

Sunday, March 15

Sunday, March 15 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast
Sunday, March 15 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast

Saturday, March 21

Saturday, March 21 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast
Saturday, March 21 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Night Cast
Saturday, March 21 - 7:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast

Sunday, March 22

Sunday, March 22 - 1:00 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast
Sunday, March 22 - 3:30 PM Milwaukee Youth Arts Center Day Cast

Day Cast

Yulitza Adorno-Jonas, Mara Holzen, William Swoboda

Adult performers: Natalie Ford*, Max Mainwood, Timothy Conn, Jenna Martinez  

Creative team: Jeff Frank, Director | Natalie Ford, Music Director | Sarah Hunt-Frank, Scenic Designer | Marisa Abbott, Lighting Designer | Lyndsey Kulhmann, Costume Designer | Lauren Gingold*, Stage Manager | Megan Harris, Assistant Stage Manager  

*Members of Actor's Equity Association 

Night Cast

Night & Day Casts
Gracie Halverson, Alice Rivera, Maya Thomure 

Thatcher Jacobs, Benjamin Nowacek, Ailie Snyder 

This projected is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.