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‘Hansel and Gretel’ featured at Des Moines Playhouse

The Des Moines Community Playhouse will present “Hansel and Gretel” at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. 

This performance is the latest in the Friday Funday series, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4 to 6. The Clubhouse at the Playhouse Gang dramatizes a favorite story each month from October through June using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props they find in their magic trunk. Audience members learn the clubhouse pledge and secret handshake and listen for the word of the day.

The 2012-2013 season features a variety of stories, including “The Ugly Duckling” on Jan. 18, “The Mitten” on Feb. 15, “Puss in Boots” on March 8, “Little Red Riding Hood” on April 12, “Stone Soup” on May 18and a special Friday Funday event, “Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly” on June 13-15.

Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the Playhouse box office at (515) 277-6261.

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