Youngsters to join ‘Hansel and Gretel’ performers

Studio 23 students and instructors rehearse with Tabor College student Mariah Litton in Hansel and Gretel. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free PressTabor College Opera will present three performances of “Hansel and Gretel” Nov. 8-10 in the Prieb Harder Black Box Theater within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

“This is the second year we’ve done ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for our fall show, and we’re looking forward to continuing this tradition,” said Jen Stephenson, director of opera and assistant professor of music at Tabor.

This year’s show will involve dance students from Hillsboro’s Studio 23, as well as a children’s chorus put together specifically for these performances. Stephenson said between dancers and singers, 35 children will be participating. Krista Matlock, lead instructor at Studio 23, said her 22 students will perform a 5-minute dance.

“We’re excited about it,” Matlock said. “It gives our students an opportunity to perform.”

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