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Neon Witch. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
Neon Witch
These huge witch figures danced across the stage.
Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre Without Strings)
Performs Hansel and Gretel
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
February 24, 2007

Wednesday evening Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre Without Strings) performed Hansel and Gretel, a musical drama with giant puppets based on a Grimm Brothersí fairy tale. The company is French and are based in Montreal Canada. They brought the theater alive with puppets, music, lighting, and props.

Story and photos by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!



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  • www.theatresansfil.com - Theatre Sans Fils
  • www.pinedalefinearts.com - Pinedale Fine Arts Council

  • Gretel. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Gretel
    Theatre Sans Fils performed Hansel and Gretel. Gretel is seen here picking strawberries.

    Parents. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Parents
    Hansel and Gretelís parents, Peter and Gertrude sing in scene one.

    Blue Banner Dance. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Blue Banner Dance
    With the help of special neon lighting these huge banners came to life and filled the stage from top to bottom almost appearing to dance in the wind.

    Giant Gingerbread House. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Giant Gingerbread House
    The giant gingerbread house was beautifully decorated with candy and treats.

    Puppeteers. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Puppeteers
    If you look closely you can see the puppeteers in the background operating the Hansel and Gretel puppets.

    Rosina Dainty Mouth. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Rosina Dainty Mouth
    Jean-Francois Leger introduces the cast. Rosina Dainty Mouth, the witch, is one of the only puppets that were operated completely inside a costume.

    Gretel Puppet. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    Gretel Puppet
    After the show the company shows the inside of some of the puppets. This puppet, Gretel, was one of the smallest puppets used in the performance. She was made out of cloth and fiberglass.

    PFAC honors Jo Crandall. Photo by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online.
    PFAC honors Jo Crandall
    Before the show Jo Crandall, one of the founding PFAC members, was honored for all her hard work over the years. The Pinedale Fine Arts Council celebrates 30 years this season.
     
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