Mila Says: The Witches

Above photo by Johannah Luza ~ 

Mila, our intrepid six-year-old reviewer, went out looking for Halloween fun, and she found it in Outcry Youth Theatre’s production of The Witches at Addison Theatre Centre. Here’s her review with her grandma, Johannah Luza, sharing her thoughts, too!




Mila:  I like spooky plays, and this one was spooky! But it didn’t scare me at all, because the kids were the actors! And it was funny, too! 

The Witches is about some ladies in England who look normal but turn into witches when they want to. They don’t like little kids at all! So they want to turn all the kids in England into mice!

The kids in the play must have practiced a lot because they really did a good job. My grandma said they had to remember all their lines, and they did. I loved the two actors who played the kids that became mice. One was so funny. And the main witch looked pretty creepy!  

You will have to see it to find out what happened to the witches at the end. You’ll be so surprised!


Johannah:  This is the perfect time to take the kids to see The Witches. I agree with Mila that with kids as actors, it’s not too scary. There was music, dancing and lots of laughter. The young actors did an excellent job. Kudos to every one of them! It was a real Halloween “treat” to see!


The Witches

Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl.

Outcry Youth Theatre presents this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book about a boy who gets turned into a mouse by a secret society of witches. The boy teams-up with his grandmother and another boy-turned-mouse to outwit the witches. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Where:  Addison Theatre Centre | 15650 Addison Rd., Addison

When:  Now through Sunday, October 24

Cost:    $10–$20


The Witches cast members

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