HANS: My Life in Fairy Tales

Premiering in 2025

Wondrous and hilarious, HANS conjures the life and stories of one of the world's great writers, Hans Christian Andersen, from his childhood as an "Ugly Duckling" cobbler's son, to fame across Europe. Beloved tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "Little Match Girl” come to life as you've never seen them before: through puppetry, video, clown, opera, and an original score played by a live accordionist!

HANS: My Life in Fairy Tales
by Craig Francis and Rick Miller
adapted from the works of Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller

FEATURING: Kait Morrow, Adam Paolozza, Heeyun Park, Matti Pulkki

Executive Producer: Jeff Lord
Original Music Composer: Alexina Louie
Music Arrangement: Alexina Louie, Alex Pauk
Additional Accordion Music: Michael Bridge
Props, Costumes, and Puppets: Melanie McNeill
Lighting Design: Aidan Ware
Multimedia Design & Animation: Irina Litvinenko
Artistic Consultant: Paul Van Dyck
Artistic Consultant: Michael Scholar Jr.
Set Design: Rick Miller and Craig Francis
Illustrations: Craig Francis, Irina Litvinenko
Photos: Rick Miller and Craig Francis

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