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Milford Beacon
  • 'The Nutrition Show: Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!' offers new twist on old tale

  • Students of Milford High School and Milford Central Academy are preparing to perform "The Nutrition Show: Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!" a short play that shows an alternate version of the classic fairy tale on Saturday.
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  • We all know the story of Hansel and Gretel, who are trapped by a witch after they're caught eating her house made of candy.
    But what if someone had stepped in to teach these children about healthy eating and warned them to be careful near the witch's candy house?
    Students of Milford High School and Milford Central Academy are preparing to perform "The Nutrition Show: Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!" a short play that shows an alternate version of the classic fairy tale. In this version, Hansel (Alex Frketic) and Gretel (Rhea Lajeunesse) run away from home when their parents try to feed them healthy food.
    As they make their way through the woods, they encounter friendly creatures (Ethan Dehel, Shannon Hollingsworth and Alyson Parola) who teach them important lessons about eating a balanced meal, exercising, recycling, trying new things and more. This time, when they encounter the witch (Stephanie Miller), they're prepared!
    Other featured cast and crew members include Tyler Dehel, Kate Forehand, Chris Miller and Abigail Roxby.
    This show is an ideal theater experience for preschool and elementary school children; the play is under 30 minutes (perfect for those brief attention spans). In addition, after the performance the student actors will lead young audience members in interactive including games, coloring and more.
    There will be a public performance on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Milford High School Auditorium. Admission is free.
    For additional information, please contact producer Erica Snyder at 422-1610 or send email to esnyder@msd.k12.de.us.

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