As you're preparing to decorate your own gingerbread houses for the holidays, come along with Hansel and Gretel as they defeat a wicket witch in the Arkansas Art Center Children's Theatre's upcoming show!

This jaunty journey of songs and laughs follows our two child-heroes along bread crumb trails, through dark and spooky woods, and finally to a house that you can actually eat! How cool is that? The bad news: this delicious gingerbread cottage belongs to a wicked witch. Yikes! The good news: the wicked witch is none too smart and no match for the hungry heroes. Yay!

"Hansel & Gretel’s Gingerbread Games" is adapted (extremely) freely from the story by the Grimm brothers.

The show takes the stage every Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Oct. 26-Nov. 11. Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Several special events are taking place along with the show:

  • "Pay What You Can" preview night is 7 p.m. on Oct. 25. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Arkansas Arts Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center, or from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Children's Theatre Box Office, Lower Lobby Level. The maximum "pay what you can" ticket purchase is six tickets per person and additional tickets can be purchased at regular price.
  • Opening Night Celebration is after the show on Friday, Oct. 26. Enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, snacks and punch to celebrate the opening night of "Hansel & Gretel's Gingerbread Games."
  • Pajama Night at the theatre is Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Stickers are available at the Box Office before the show for children (and parents!) wearing pajamas. Regular admission ($10 for members, $12.50 for non-members) applies for this show.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 is a special afternoon at the theatre: the show at 2 p.m. will be an ASL interpreted peformance. Visit the Box Office before the show for seating assistance.