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“Hansel and Gretel” by National Marionette Theatre on 4/22

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As part of its Spring Puppet Performance Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present Hansel and Gretel by the acclaimed National Marionette Theatre. Performances will take place on April 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center.

The story of Hansel and Gretel has captured the imagination of audiences for generations. In their newest production, National Marionette Theatre brings the most famous of the Grimm Brothers’ stories to life. Featuring exquisitely crafted marionettes, scrolling scenery and the beautiful music of Engelbert Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

National Marionette Theatre is one of the oldest continually running touring marionette theaters in the United States. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world for almost 50 years. David J. Syrotiak, son of the founder and artistic director of National Marionette Theatre, David Syrotiak, Sr., has dedicated his life to keeping the tradition of marionette performance alive in the United States and has been involved with every National Marionette Theatre production, including Aladdin, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and many more. David’s son, Stephen A. Syrotiak, has been working behind the scenes with National Marionette Theatre since his early teenage years and made his performing debut in the summer of 2015. Since then he has become an indispensable member of the company.

Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors $10; Students: $8; Kids: $6 (12 years and under)

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860.486.8580, or online at http://bimp.ticketleap.com/. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute on the day of performance starting at 10 a.m. There will be open seating, and no reservations. For more information about these performances, visit bimp.uconn.edu or call 860.486.8580.

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