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Storybook Theatre’s Hanzel and Gretel

Storybook Theatre's Hansel And Gretel

A Family Musical

The famous story about a brother and his sister who leave home, follow bread crumbs through the woods, meet a funny witch and a wacky bird, and have all kinds of other adventures. Along the way they learn that no matter what sort of trouble you are in at home, it’s never a good idea to run away. Inspired by Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel is a happy, fun and interactive musical that’s ideal entertainment for kids ages 3 to 9 and their families. The kids in the audience will even have a chance to learn a dance number and be part of the story!

February 18 – June 3, 2023
Saturdays at 1pm

*ASL Interpreted Show March 18

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*COVID Policy:
Masks must be worn at all times in the theatre except for children younger than three years.
The actors will remove their masks only while performing.

Book by Lloyd J. Schwartz | Music and Lyrics by Hope and Laurence Juber
Directed by: Lloyd J. Schwartz | Produced by: Barbara Mallory Schwartz
Will Collyer • Hasan Crawford • Kathy Garrick • Barbara Mallory • David Mingrino • Oscar Nava • Elise Walters
Melodee Fernandez • Jessica Rawls • Amelia Vargas

Choreography recreated by: Bonnie Kalisher Dukes | Stage Managers: Leesa Fried and David Johnson

"Lloyd J. Schwarz's version of the story brings the familiar Brothers Grimm fairytale to life in a fun, non-scary way and Hope & Laurence Juber's upbeat musical numbers help make the two 20-minute acts just the right length for short attention spans…..The show's pace is lively and fun, and judging from the happy faces of the kids I saw, contains just the right combination of elements to keep them engaged from beginning to end." - Broadway World

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Storybook Theatre of Los Angeles at Theatre West presents non-threatening, interactive musicals with a message for children 3 – 9 years old. The Los Angeles Times calls Storybook: “Simply the best at what they do,” and Los Angeles Magazine says Storybook Theatre is “the best in the city for the squirmy set.” In another issue, Los Angeles Magazine lists Storybook Theatre as “One of the 200 reasons not to leave L.A.” And LA Parent Magazine’s recent parent survey ranked Storybook Theatre as the No. 1 Children’s Theatre in Southern California.

Storybook Theatre is available for children’s birthday parties at Theatre West. For more information or to book a birthday party, please call (818) 761 2203.

Little Red Riding Hood


Storybook Theatre, founded by Lloyd J. Schwartz and Barbara Mallory Schwartz, has been presenting children's plays for over thirty-five years at Theatre West. According to Actors Equity Association, Storybook Theatre is one of the highest-impact children’s theatres in the US. It serves more than 10,000 students a year, and has entertained roughly 350,000 young theatre-goers during its time at Theatre West.



Storybook has won more than thirty-four Valley Theatre League Awards. Barbara and Lloyd have won the inaugural Red Carpet Award from Women in Theatre and have been honored by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Los Angeles City Council, and numerous other civic organizations for their outstanding work with Storybook Theatre.

Hanzel & Gretel


Over the years, Storybook Theatre has presented nineteen original musicals: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Aladdin, The Princess and the Magic Lamp,” “The Jingle Bell Gang,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cowboys and Cowgirls,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “Mother Goose: The Musical,” “Blast Off: A Musical Mission to Mars,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rumplestiltskin,” “Cinderella,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Pied Piper,” and “The Adventures of Peter Rabbit. ”

Peter Rabbit


Storybook Theatre offers reduced prices for local elementary schools, preschools, and groups for field trips during the week, and has been approved by the Los Angeles City School System. Storybook Theatre also is available for theatre games at the theatre, or its professional actors will go into your school for an unforgettable session. Theatre West’s education programs seek to serve the community by presenting quality theatre for younger audiences and by using theater skills to present positive and invigorating educational programs that meet California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards.

Little Red Riding hood Cast photos

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