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FOR IMMEDITE RELEASE:     26 July 2012
CONTACT:                Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard, CRS Barn Studio
                    2622 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca                                607.257.2043, crsbarn@lightlink.com


"Nibble, nibble, mousie, who's nibbling at my housie?" Does this familiar question conjure up images of a delicious, candy-covered house...and the evil witch who lurks inside? Revisit this classic story in a lively new one-hour production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 at 7:00pm and Sunday, August 12 at 4:00pm. Ticket prices are $5.00 for children and $10.00 for adults.

This beloved opera recounts the tale of two small children who get lost in the woods, find a magical gingerbread house, and conquer an evil witch to set their friends free and reunite with their parents. The CRS Barn Studio's updated [fresh]  and compact adaptation is beautifully sung, in English, and action packed, with colorful sets and [beautiful] dancing. This professional production, perfect for families and children, is directed by Steve Stull and choreographed by Jeanne Goddard, and features favorite Ithaca singers Ivy Walz as Hansel, Rebecca Leistikow as Gretel, Erica Steinhagen as the witch, and Steven Stull as the father. Performances take place outdoors in fine weather, indoors in case of rain.

For two decades the CRS Barn Studio has offered high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road Audiences return again and again for the relaxed atmosphere, the quality of the performances at reasonable prices, and the sensational sunset views of Cayuga Lake.

Steven Stull and Jeanne Goddard founded the CRS Barn Studio performance space in 1990. Both artists have over 25 years' experience performing, writing, directing, and producing music and dance events in traditional and non-traditional venues. Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, and has collaborated with directors and choreographers on a wide range of projects. Goddard came of age in the avant-garde dance world of the 1970's, trained and performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and many other choreographers, and has run the dance program at Wells College since 1987.

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Hansel and Gretel dance

hansel and gretel and father

Hansel and Gretel


Artistic Directors of the CRS Barn Studio

Jeanne Goddard

Steve Stull

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contact us:
Steven Stull, artistic co-director
CRS Barn Studio
2622 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-2043   (9am-7pm EST)
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