‘Hansel and Gretel’ are all dressed up with no place to go

Lyric Theatre will be performing Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in the Don Evans Black Box Theatre. Performances are Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The above photo is from a dress rehearsal.

Produced and directed by Robert Guarino, associate professor of music, it is based on the Grimms’ fairy tale. ‘It is the story of two children sent into the forest to gather berries for their poor, hungry family. They quickly become lost and encounter the supernatural figures of the Sandman, the Dew Fairy and Guardian Angels before their frightening encounter with an evil witch who bakes little children into gingerbread cookies,’ according to the press release.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, children, faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens. Tickets are available online at tcnj.tix.com or at the door.