Arizona Onstage Productions - Tucson, November 2008

The fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel meets the even grimmer and more fantastical imagination of Kirk Wood Bromley in this enchanting new musical fable. Jessica Grace Wing's haunting, classically flavored music combined with Bromley's Joycean word-tossing is a treat for the theatergoer that is looking for something unique and perfect for the Fall season.

cast and crew

directorKevin Johnson
vocal instructorDaniel Tenney
orchestra conductorTim Warren
sound designerJon Marbry
stage managerStephen Giannoble
scenic design / stage managerKatrina Steib
lighting designRay Vaughn Rai
costume coordination / designKristina Sloan, Artie Stone
LaboriusJuan Aguirre
MazyRobyn Austin
White FawnKristé Belt
ensemble, puppeteerDan Colecchia
ensembleLucian Dell'Acqua
ensembleZafiro Dell'Acqua
puppeteerTyler Gastelum
puppeteerMarianna Hauglie
ensembleShira Maas
ensemble, Hot Rod TeenSamson McCrady
HanlonJody Mullen
IvyJamie Pruden
GabyCorina Riggs
ensemble, puppeteerSean Saleh
Stepmother, ensembleMarren Sanders
Hoodoo, Hot Rod TeenLauren Schorr
Little WingTrevor Sexton
Girl Who Danced Herself to DeathKristina Sloan
FatherTom Spencer
MambaJacinda Rose Swinehart
SilasDaniel Tenney
Nut KnoxThomas Wilson
Wampas Cat, Bell WitchAndrea Young
ensemble, puppeteerNick Zhu
Inverse Theater - New York International Fringe Festival, August 2003

Lost is the story of Hanlon and Gabby, two teenage siblings abandoned by their father in the Great Smoky Mountains. Stumbling upon a cabin, they are whisked into the world of Mamba, a witch who runs a Youth Hostel where she watches over a group of children whose organs she farms in order to live forever. Enslaved, Gabby and Hanlon face off with Laborious (Mamba's evil scientist husband), axe-wielding ghouls and hoodoos (all historically-based ghosts of the Appalachian region), and the vagaries of young love.

Mamba and Laborious prepare for the body-theft of Hanlon's brain and Gabby's womb, but the mysterious appearance of a white fawn changes everything.

This re-vamping of the classic Hansel and Gretel story features life size puppets by Broadway puppetmaster Jane Stein, a cast of 13 talented musical performers, a full ensemble, and an extraordinary score of inspired genius by Jessica Grace Wing, whose struggle with cancer during the musical's creation brings an added poignancy to the themes addressed in this epic production.

cast and crew

directorRob Urbinati
producerChad Gracia
musical director / arrangementValerie Sciarra
orchestrationMartin Blessinger
stage / production ManagerRuthie Conde
lighting designerJeff Nash
set / puppet designerJane Stein
costume designerKaren Flood
assistant stage manager / propsRachel Grundy
GabbyApril Vidal
HanlonTed Malawer
MambaMolly Karlin
LaboriusJohn Schumacher
IvyJenna Rose
SilasAdam Kemmerer
White FawnAnnemieke Marie Farrow
Little WingYoussif Eid
MazyChannelle Wilson
GhostsAnni Bruno, Michael Ruby
PuppeteersJanell O’Rourke, Timothy Reynolds, Kelly Spitko