Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ comes to Whitaker Center

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) kicks off its 2017-18 season on October 21 and 22 with the national production of Alan Hineline’s Hansel and Gretel.

Hineline’s production of the classic tale is a story of suspense and daring escape, of witches and candy houses, told through movement, costuming, sets and lighting. “Unlike any other show that audiences may have seen, this lighthearted telling of Hansel and Gretel is an adventure where childhood cleverness prevails against all odds,” said Hineline. “I always enjoy the positive reactions from audiences – children and parents alike.”

Hansel and Gretel is sponsored, in part, by co-presenting sponsor Capital BlueCross.

FREE Pre-Performance Event

CPYB will once again present their interactive Storytelling Through Movement programs before the October 21 and 22 afternoon shows. These programs are FREE and open to the public. Programs will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 12:15 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 1:15 p.m. in the Kunkel Gallery at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.


CPYB is supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Cultural Enrichment Fund. CPYB is Resident Ballet Company at the Whitaker Center.

Alan Hineline’s Hansel and Gretel
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21
2 p.m.
Sunday, October 22
Adult and Child Ticket Pricing Range: $25
717.214.ARTS (2787) or visit

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