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Hungry: a musical Hansel and Gretel

Public Energy and the Hungry Collective present
Hungry: a musical Hansel and Gretel

October 9 & 10, 2008 @ 7PM
October 11, 2008 @ 8PM

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 336 George St. N

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Tickets available at Showplace Box Office (705) 742-7469. $17 for adults, $12 students, seniors, underemployed, $8 for 12 and under, Family Rate 4 or more $10 each

School showings October 7-10:
to book your grade 3-6 class, call (705) 745-1788.
more about school bookings….

The premiere of an original, professional work of musical theatre made in Peterborough.
Produced by the Hungry Collective, presented by Public Energy.

Book by Kate Story, Music by Susan Newman, Lyrics by Rob Fortin. Directed by Susan Spicer. Performers include Jacob AbrahamseWhitney BarrisJustin HiscoxHaley McGee, Jeff Schissler, Caylie Staples and Jeremy Lapalme. Designed by Akiva Romer-Segal.

Created by some of Peterborough’s foremost professional theatre artists, Hungry is an uplifting story of children’s ingenuity and the struggles and rewards of finding one’s own path. Hungry traces the traditional plotline of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale in a modernized idiom with an original musical score, appealing lyrics and imaginative stage, set and costume creations. With all the dynamics of live musical theatre, fresh new characters along with contemporary dialogue and humour for both child and adult to enjoy, the re-telling of the popular classic is sure to please. Let us introduce you to Hansel and Gretel, meet the Itchy Witch, Fraidy Cat, a Blues Singing Gingerbread Man and a Princess as smart as she is pretty. A tale of triumph over neglect and poverty, of child heroes who discover their own way out of their predicaments, of the importance of friendship and sharing, Hungry will resonate with children and open the doors for discussion both in the classroom and around the dining table. With performances by a cast of outstanding professionals, the premiere of Hungry promises to be a memorable theatre event.

School Showings

Ideal for grades 3 to 6
Study Guide for Teachers now available: click here

Times and dates:
October 7 to 10, 2008. Please call for details. We will try to accommodate your school’s schedule.
Show is 1 hour 45 minutes, including intermission
$5 per student.
Free admission for all supervisors
336 George Street North, Peterborough
Market Hall: Phone (705) 749-1146,
Fax (705) 749-3606, email
Call to book seats. Seating is limited and will be designated on a first come, first served basis. Please feel free to call for more information.
Bus Parking:
Buses may stop on Charlotte Street, between Water Street and George Street, in order to unload and load students safely.
Market Hall elevator entrance is located on Charlotte Street. Please let us know in advance if you require the use of the elevator, and we will be pleased to provide assistance.


A cheque, or cash, to cover the cost of the student group is required by October 1, 2008. Cheques should be made payable to Market Hall P.A.C. Inc. Please see our School Booking Policy for information on cancellations, snow days etc. at

Please arrive 15 minutes before showtime. Students should assemble in the street level lobby at 336 George Street and proceed upstairs to the theatre as a group.

Curriculum Focus & Expectations
Suitable for grade levels 3 to 6
(Teacher’s resource material available, including a comprehensive study guide linked to the Ontario curriculum)


  • Drama & Dance
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Language Arts and Literacy
  • Medieval Times


  • Interpret and communicate the meaning of stories, poems and plays.
  • Produce two and three-dimensional works of art that communicate thoughts and feelings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of music through listening to, performing and creating music.
  • Communicate thoughts and feelings about the music and text using language and a variety of art forms and media

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

Season Sponsors & Funders

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Ontario Arts Council logo Canadian Council For The Arts logo

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