Gretel! the musical
by McCallum Arts & Humanities Center, Iowa

Feb. 26 - Mar. 07

Before there was Hansel, there was Gretel! Based on the Russian source that is the origin story of the tale, this musical focuses on the girls and women at the center of the adventure. Featuring folk/rock music, the songs capture the darkness but also the humor and humanity of Gretel’s journey to fetch the skull of undying light from Baba Yaga, one of the most fascinating witches of all time. On her way, Gretel meets the Black Knight, who holds the secrets of the stars in his cloak, and three horsemen, who carry the sun across the sky. Once Gretel reaches Baba Yaga’s hut on chicken legs, she confronts the witch. Baba Yaga sets three impossible tasks for Gretel to complete in exchange for the skull. In the tasks, Gretel discovers the positive power of her anger, the comfort of her compassion, the gift of her grief, and the truth of her own birthright, as she teaches herself how to survive.


(photo via McCallum, Iowa, Arts & Humanities Center)


(photo via McCallum, Iowa, Arts & Humanities Center)


Gretel! the musical
by Jason Temblay, Susan Zeder, music and lyrics by Jenn Hartmann Luck
McCallum Arts & Humanities Center, Iowa

February 26 - March 07, 2021
via internet
Everywhere, TX, 78700

Tickets Gretel McCall Arts & Humanities

McCall Arts & Humanities Council, Iowa


Feb 26-27 at  6 p.m. Feb 28 at 2 pm.

March 5-6. and March 7


Directed by Dawn Kolden. Musical Direction by Linda Moyer. Book by Jason Tremblay and Suzan Zeder. Music by Jenn Hartmann Luck. Lyrics by Jenn Hartmann LuckSuzan Zeder and Jason Tremblay. Cello Arrangements by Nora Karakousoglou.



Firday and Saturday performance begins at 6:30 PM.

Actor talkbacks after every show!

Ticket prices:

1-2 viewers per household: $15

3-4 viewers per household: $25

5+ viewers per household: $40

Bonus virtual option: You can also purchase access to a Vimeo link, which can be viewed at your own convenience between Feb. 26–March 7 [click here for more details on that ticket option].


Please note: All Zoom and/or Vimeo links will be emailed to participants prior to opening night, and/or after the first two performance weekends (in the case of the “watch anytime” option). If you’ve purchased tickets to a show, you will receive an email with a Zoom link for that show the day before the show, and then twice the day of the show. Thank you!


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