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“Hansel & Gretel” Enchants Young & Old At Lincoln Theater

By Staff | Oct 25, 2017

ArtsLink presents Hansel & Gretel ballet at the Lincoln Theater on Sunday, October 29 at 3pm. From L-R: Avery Gilman as Hansel, Natalya Wood as the evil witch and Sydney Gilman as Gretel.

ArtsLink’s 2017-18 Concert Series continues on Sunday, October 29 with a performance of Hansel & Gretel by the Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet. The show will start at 3pm at the Lincoln Theater with opening numbers by the All Valley School of Dance.

For more than 200 years, children around the world have been captivated by the story of brave siblings “Hansel and Gretel” and their adventures in the woods with fairies, gingerbread children and a house made of candy.

Young and old alike can once again enjoy this classic story where good triumphs over evil. Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company presents an adaptation of the “Hansel and Gretel” ballet at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville.

“Our ballet performances feature well-loved stories that children can relate to. Kids not only get excited about seeing characters they love, but also see stories presented in new and interesting ways,” said Oglebay Institute director of dance Cheryl Pompeo.

“Almost everyone has heard the bedtime story of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ but few have seen the ballet,” Pompeo said. “Although it follows the traditional storyline, the ballet is a completely different experience from reading it in a book. The characters jump off the page to tell the story through expressive and dynamic music and dance.”

Tickets for ArtsLink members are $10 for an individual and $20 for a family (2 adults and kids under 18), for non-members $15 for individuals and $25 for a family, students are $5, and will be available at the door. Additionally, season tickets are available for the remaining 5 concerts in the series. The cost is $45 for an individual and $90 for a family. In purchasing a Family Season Ticket, there’s a savings of $30 over the single event ticket price; an Individual Season Ticket will save $15.

Funding for this program made possible with assistance from The City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, Ohio Valley Online, and the Dominion Foundation. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.