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PFW opera, children’s choir to put on show

PFW also putting on 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

The Fort Wayne Children's Choir will perform "Hansel and Gretel" with the PFW Opera Ensemble.

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 2, 2022

The Purdue University of Fort Wayne Opera Ensemble, in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, will present Hänsel and Gretel on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Rhinehart Recital Hall. 

Students will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s late 19th century opera based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This abridged version will indulge your imagination as you join two children lost in the woods who stumble into a trap. 

With delightful music, shimmering wit, and a ravenous witch hiding out in a candy-coated cottage, this famous fairy tale is delightful at any age. 

Peter and the Starcatcher at PFW

The PFW Department of Theatre will present the musical Peter and the Starcatcher from Nov. 11-19 at Williams Theatre. 

The Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees on Nov. 13 and 19 will be at 2 p.m. 

The Tony Award-winning play with music upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy became the legendary Peter Pan. A wildly theatrical Disney adaptation, Peter and the Starcatcher features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, using ingenious stagecraft to bring a world of possibilities to life. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores our youthful adventures and the bonds of friendship. 

The musical is rated PG.

Fort Wayne author book signing

Fort Wayne native Vincent J. Alexander will be at Barnes & Noble, 1034 S. Thomas Road, signing his psychological thriller Ninety-Nine Problems from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. 

This sequel to last year’s well-received mystery Kick Some Rocks is about a man with undiagnosed schizophrenia whose marriage and life spirals into alcoholism.

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