Hansel And Gretel
Hansel And Gretel was a 2008 commission by Emerald Theater Company. It is on one hand a classic retelling of the traditional story, with the added element that ETC needed the show to fill its Christmas show slot in the 2008 schedule, so the story is modified to take place at Christmas-time!
In Mills' and Covert's version, the witch has some very tasty villain songs, including the saucy I'd Like To Have You Both For Dinner, and the soulful rave-up Candy House. She has two magically coerced assistants, a rat and buzzard name Boris and Nall. The title characters learn important lessons about bravery, following rules, and, of course, what it tastes like to eat pieces of a candy house.