Under the Stars enchants

May 29, 2012

Festival youth blogger Aeden Taylor weighs in on Under the Stars.

The puppet show Under the Stars was an engaging and entertaining piece that tells the story of Hansel and Gretel with an unexpected ending and an enthralling layout.

Throughout the production, my attention was turned towards the Company?s unique interpretation and exciting twists. The theater was silent throughout the presentation with everyone’s undivided
attention focussed on the appealing arrangement. Everyone laughed as we journeyed through the life of these two children finding their way home.

At the end of the production, the children asked lots of questions and commented on the puppet show. The visual layout was perfect, and we were awed over how ONE set could change into so many
different places, and take us on so many journeys.

Under the Stars was an amusing and entertaining show that had everyone captivated and engaged.


Youth blogger Max puts in his two cents   It’s me, Max. I hope everything is well on your side of the screen. Well enough chit chat, let’s get down to business! The second show I took in at The
Festival was Under the Stars: the retelling through puppets of the famous tale, Hansel and Gretel. The show cleverly incorporates the roles of the puppets, and the performers making it visually and
aesthetically pleasing.   Under the Stars was a very mellow and chillaxed production. Perfect for the end of the day. The audience hardly made any sound as they were completely immersed in the
wonderful world that was created.   They used a variety of puppets to convey the story of Hansel and Gretel. Some were large while some were small, and they even used the puppets’ shadows (it was
really cool!) to tell the tale. Another fascinating element of the show was the structure they used to move the sets around and put them on irregular angles. This inventive structure looks like a
xylophone but when tilted and extra spaces added between the blocks of wood, they created a hammock, the witch’s house, a river and a bridge!   Under the Stars was an amazing show telling the
famous brother and sister tale of Hansel & Gretel in the most creative way I have ever seen.   Get tickets for A la Belle Etoile / Under the Stars!