Yellow Door Theatre Project Presents

Hansel & Gretel

A New Musical Adaptation


Book and Lyrics by

Lezlie Wade

Music by

Scott Christian

December 10, 2020

7:30 PM

(Live Performance - limited tickets available)

December 11, 2020

7:30 PM

(Live Stream)

St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre

At first glance, Camp “Wouldn’t Ya Wanna Be Here”? seems like the perfect place to make friends and grow.
But what happens when it’s run by Wicked Witches Inc.?
It takes the courage and tenacity of Hansel & Gretel, along with a group of misfit friends, to save the day and set things right.

Leslie Wade

Selected directing credits include: An Ideal Husband and H.M.S Pinafore at the Stratford Festival and Serious Money at NTS. For the Stratford Festival, Lezlie was also assistant director on Fuente Ovejuna, As You Like It, A Word or Two (with Chris Plummer) and Jesus Christ Superstar, which she also worked on at the LaJolla Playhouse and on Broadway. She was also associate director on Henry V.

Other credits include: The Twelve Pound Look, Shaw Festival, Queen Milli of Galt, Theatre Aquarius, Dream A Little Dream, the London Grand, Obeah Opera, Luminato & Panamania, Elegies and Man of No Importance, Musical Stage, for which she received a Dora nomination.

She was also resident director on The Toxic Avenger for Dancap, and Love Loss and What I Wore for Roth/Rubinoff Productions.

As a playwright, Lezlie’s musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been produced at Theatre Orangeville, The Globe, Workshop West, and Carousel Theatre in Vancouver. She was the lyricist on The Princess of the Tower at Kidsfest 2018, and her musical version of Robin Hood was recently produced at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines for Yellow Door Theatre Projects. Her play, Rule of Thirds was also workshopped and received a staged reading at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo, NY.

Lezlie is an alum of the BMI workshop in NYC. Her musical production of The Remarkable Journey to Tianguo with collaborator, Daniel Green, has been optioned by Somerled Productions in New York and is slated for a world premiere with a major regional theatre in Canada for 2021. Tianguo was workshopped at American Musical Theatre Projects in Chicago, and chosen for the ASCAP Dreamworks workshop (with Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Schwartz and Dick Scanlan) It was also part of the Bound for Broadway concert series at the Kauffman Center in New York. It was short-listed for the Tom Hendry Award for best new Canadian musical.

Lezlie was in pre-production on Spamalot for the 2020 Stratford Festival Season when covid-19 postponed the season.

Scott Christian

Scott Christian is a Toronto-based musical director, composer, arranger and pianist. As an MD, he has worked across Canada for the last ten years for companies such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Tarragon, Theatre 20, Neptune Theatre, The Charlottetown Festival, Sudbury Theatre Centre and the Thousand Islands Playhouse. He has composed the score for a number of original musicals including Hero & Leander and Through the Gates. His musical A Misfortune, adapted from the short story by Anton Chekhov, premiered at the 2015 Next Stage Festival, and was part of the 2017 Charlottetown Festival season.


Scott was nominated for Merritt Awards for best musical direction in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for his work at Neptune Theatre. He was the musical director, arranger and co-composer of The Way Back To Thursday, which received a Dora nomination in 2015 for best new musical.


Scott is a musical director and instructor at Second City Toronto. He is currently completing his masters in music composition at York University. Scott is an instructor and collaborative pianist at Sheridan College.




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