McKINNEY — McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and Le Theatre de Marionette, an award-winning European-style marionette puppetry troupe, present "Hansel and Gretel" on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up, these performances will run for approximately one hour and include a brief introduction to the wonderfully magical world of marionette puppetry.

"Hansel and Gretel" follows the familiar siblings on their trek into the woods to find berries for dinner. Along with their pet goat, Willy, the children meet many other fun and amusing characters on their journey, which is sure to delight and amuse as they cleverly outwit the kooky candy witch, Lady Rosina Sweettooth.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Purchase tickets at, at MPAC (111 N. Tennessee St.) or by calling 214-544-4630.


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McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at