Hansel and Gretel

April 2-3, 2022 | Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

A message for our patrons purchasing tickets to Alan Hineline’s Hansel and Gretel

We recommend all patrons ages 12 and up be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative test for COVID-19 72 hours prior to attending the performance. Masking is required.

Thank you, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Enjoy the Thrill of a Daring Escape

Audiences may think they know about the breadcrumbs. They may think they know about the candy house. They may even think they know about the witch but, Alan Hineline expertly and creatively handles the original Brothers Grimm plot using movement, costuming, sets and lighting to pull the audience into the suspense and the thrill of a daring escape.

This magical performance of Hansel and Gretel will appear on the Whitaker Center stage for three performances only!

Performance Length: 60 min.


The brilliant dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet bring Hineline’s creative renewal of the original Brothers Grimm plot of Hansel and Gretel to life on stage.

Experience the Thrill

Savor the thrill of a daring escape with a treat for the whole family, Alan Hineline’s Hansel and Gretel.

Whitaker Center

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1:00PM
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 5:00PM
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 2:00PM

Price Level 1 – $35 Adult, $15 Child
Price Level 2 – $30 Adult, $10 Child

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

*Prices above do NOT reflect a $5.00 service fee applied to each ticket purchased.

Production Credits

Ballet in One Act, Four Scenes, and Finale

Based on: The Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm (1812) 
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Choreography: Alan Hineline
Restager: Alecia Good-Boresow
Scenery: Lewis Folden
Costuming: Betty Smith, MaryLynn Schwartz

Thank you to our Sponsors

Capital BlueCross

Season Underwriter
F&M Trust


“When Marcia and I first discussed Hansel & Gretel 2010, we had two goals in mind. The first was to create a production that furthered the artistic development of our dancers. The second was to present a familiar story that children and their families could enjoy together. Each time we present the production, it’s always an extraordinary pleasure to watch a new generation of dancers grow through these roles and delightful to see the audiences cheer its good-over-evil conclusion.”

Alan Hineline
Director of Artistic Programming