Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Children's Theater Festival, 5


Tuesday evening's show in the Ti Fiabo e Ti Racconto Children's Theater Festival was Hansel and Gretel, as interpreted by the Teatro Crest theater company from Taranto.

This version of the fairy tale was frightening at times, funny at others. One actress played the children's mother, the beautiful woman who lures the children into her marzipan house and the evil witch who wants to eat Hansel...it was amazing how she transformed herself in an instant from one character to the next.

I also loved the show's theme music...Video Killed the Radio Star, by the Buggles (1979)!

8 comments:

marley said...

I like the design of the set and staging, very good.

lakeviewer said...

The set design is quite elaborate and very professional looking.

Did your children enjoy the performances? Or, are they too old for this?

Jacob said...

The house opened up and you could see all the people? I'd say it might be a little scary to the young 'uns, but then think of what they see on TV!

Great fun!

Hilda said...

I love set pieces like this! Just one piece that transforms into several looks. So creative!

And the song — hee, takes me back! Loved it then and still do :)

Vogon Poet said...

The thought of what kids see on TV probably redefines 'scary' for them.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That's an appropriate cottage for a witch. This children's theater festival is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it.

Saretta said...

My kids are 9 and 12 and are enjoying the shows very much. My younger son is actually one of the judges!

I agree, the house was amazing. Depending on house they turned it, it was Hansel and Gretel's house, the forest, or the witch's cottage!

JM said...

The house looks so cool on the 1st shot!