Ragtag Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel2019-02-16T12:17:29-05:00


For Our 2019 Youth Theatre Production World Premiere of…

Ragtag Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel

Music and Lyrics by LEWIS FLINN and SAM LAFRAGE

Ragtag Theatre Company is back and ready to work with your budding actors! Winner of the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show and accolades from the likes of Time Out New York, The New York Times and New York Theatre Review, Artistic Director Sam Lafrage and Lewis Flinn (Broadway’s Lysistrata Jones), are bringing the WORLD PREMIERE of Ragtag Theatre’s Hansel & Gretel to the Berkshires this summer. This production will be done in the style of Commedia dell’Arte and will be highly-interactive — incorporating improvisation and loads of audience participation.

Ragtag Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel follows a troupe of poor “Italian” actors as they present an interactive, twisted version of the well-known fairy tale in a brand-new way. It will be the wackiest Hansel and Gretel you’ve ever seen! Winner of the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show, Ragtag Theatre Company is a group of diverse artists dedicated to creating fresh and inclusive theatre for families.

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd starting at 1PM. Group auditions followed by individual slots. Possible callbacks Sunday, March 3rd, at 1PM.

WHERE: Wolfson Theatre Center, 122 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

WHO: Seeking actors, singers and dancers, ages 13-19 with a strong ability to improvise, with experience devising a plus. An emphasis on comedic skill and ability to make strong character choices. All roles are available. Actors cast will be part of the creation of this world premiere.

We are committed to casting a diverse group of talented young people ages 13-19, Barrington Stage does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local regulations.

Sign-up: Email education@barringtonstageco.org to sign up for auditions. We will email you back with sides and more details.

Prepare: 16 bars of an up-tempo song from the contemporary musical theatre canon. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and come dressed to move.

Questions: Contact Jane O’Leary, Director of Education at education@barringtonstageco.org or by calling 413-499-5446 x117