First through fifth grade students will present a musical performance of Hansel and Gretel on Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima School, 225 Danbury Road.

The students have been rehearsing since September for the play that offers younger students the opportunity take on bigger roles in the performance. While they are the stars of the show, the upper classmen (grades 7-8) have been assisting the younger students. By helping with the production, the older students gain supervisory experience and learn the more technical aspects that occur behind the scenes.

For director Joe Santanello, this is his third production at Our Lady of Fatima. Last spring he directed The Snow Queen, and the year before that he directed the students in Ellis Island.

Tickets for Hansel and Gretel are $15.