The University of Central Arkansas Opera Theater will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel" March 31-April 3 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

The opera will be sung in English.

"‘Hansel and Gretel’ is a charming children’s story of two children lost in the woods who come upon a gingerbread house owned by a witch," Rob Holden, professor of voice and opera and UCA Opera Theater director, said. "Humperdinck’s music is magical and very approachable for audiences of all ages.  It is a delightful way to be introduced to opera."

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 2 and 3 p.m. on April 3.

General admission is $10; student tickets are $5. Children 6 and under are free, as are UCA students with valid student I.D.

Tickets will be available at the door and may also be purchased by calling the UCA Department of Music at 501-450-3163.

For more information on UCA Opera Theater, contact Holden at 501-450-5762 or

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the departments of art, communication, mass communication and theatre, music and writing.

The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators.

For more information about CFAC, visit or call (501) 450-3293.