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Eventbrite - Hansel and Gretel
Opera Theatre of Montclair is proud to present its fifth full mainstage production, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. This fully-staged, costumed production will be sung in an English translation (from the original German). The show will run approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes with two short intermissions. The 22-piece orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Elizabeth Hastings. The production is double cast. The performances will take place in the landmark Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair Center (handicapped accessible) located steps from many of Montclair's renowned restaurants and shops. Street parking as well as space in several municipal lots and garages will be available.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite by clicking on the BUY TICKETS NOW button. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 3 PM the day of the show.


Saturday, September 22, & Sunday, September 30, 4 PM:

Gretel: Laura Kosar, soprano

Hansel: Madison Marie McIntosh, mezzo soprano

The Gingerbread Witch: Stacey Canterbury, soprano

The Mother: Luisa Fernanda Munster, soprano

The Father: Nathan Bahny, bass-baritone

The Dew Fairy: Barbee Monk, soprano

The Sandman: Christine Rauschenbach, mezzo soprano

Sunday, September 23, & Saturday, September 29, 4 PM:

Gretel: Heather Bobeck, soprano

Hansel: Andrea Howland, mezzo soprano

The Gingerbread Witch: Tai Collins, tenor

The Mother: Allyson Carvajal, soprano

The Father: Rashard Deleston, baritone

The Dew Fairy: Florianna Heun, soprano

The Sandman: Alexandra Haines, soprano


What are the recommended ages for this production?

This is a family-friendly show, recommended for all school-age children and younger (if you know your child has the attention span). It is a perfect introduction to opera for children and adults and will also be enjoyed by veteran opera lovers. As a unique service, Central Presbyterian Church will open its "Cry Room" in the adjacent Education Building for parents to accompany children who need to settle down enabling the parent and child to return to the show instead of necessarily going home and missing out. Child care will not provided, however.

Will refreshments be available?

Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold during the two short intermissions.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please allow extra time to park in Montclair Center. Street parking should be available on Park Street, Claremont Avenue, Midland Avenue, Montague Place, Munn Street, Cottage Place, Vincent Place, Walnut Street, North Fullerton Avenue or Bloomfield Avenue. A handicapped-accessible entrance to the church is located on Claremont Avenue. Municipal parking lots are located on Montague Place, Portland Place, the corner of Valley Road & Bloomfield Avenue and Maple Plaza. The North Fullerton parking deck is located off of Park Street next to the YMCA, and The Crescent parking deck is located off of South Park Street or South Fullerton Avenue. Many of the parking meters work with the Parkmobile app.

Public Transportation from NYC - please note that the buses refer to NOT NJ Transit buses.

1 - Take the Decamp Bus #66 from Port Authority Bus Terminal to the corner of Park Street and Claremont Avenue, Montclair. This is directly in front of Central Presbyterian Church.

2 - Take the Decamp Bus #33 from Port Authority Bus Terminal to the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street. From there walk north on Park Street for two blocks. Central Presbyterian Church will be on your left.

3 - Take the NJ Transit train from Penn Station to Bay Street, Montclair. It is about a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute Uber ride from the station to Central Presbyterian Church. If walking, make a right out of the train onto the platform. Walk towards Glenridge Avenue. Make a left and go through two traffic lights. Make a right onto Greenwood Avenue. Make a left onto Claremont Avenue. Walk five blocks to the intersection of Claremont Avenue and Park Street, and you will be at Central Presbyterian Church.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact the General Director, Mia Riker-Norrie, at or 973-202-7849.

What's the refund policy?

All tickets are non-refundable except in extraordinary circumstances.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

While a printed ticket can be helpful, it is not necessary as your name will be on a list.
Eventbrite - Hansel and Gretel