Hansel and Gretel Reviews
Haines His Way- Recommended
"...For my first theatre review of 2023, I ventured out to Theatre West in Hollywood and joined the lively audience for Storybook Theatre’s opening performance of Hansel and Gretel. It was my first experience viewing Children’s Theatre since perhaps I was a child myself, but I have no memory of such an experience. My first live theatre experience was a retelling of the Passion of The Christ on a field trip to Pittsburgh, PA when I was still in Catholic grade school. The show contained a particularly realistic crucifixion scene with lightning and thunder that had my older cousin, and his mother, hiding behind the seats. The future reviewer in me was fascinated by the light and sound show. Luckily today’s children have a much more pleasant way to spend their first viewing of a live stage play, even if the story is one of the grimmer tales told by the Brothers Grimm."