Frightening fairy tale performances at Norwalk Conservatory haunted house
The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts’ Haunted House is scarier than ever before. News 12 Connecticut’s Angelica Toruno took a step into the spooky site on Sunday and learned about its theme for this year – Scary Tales: The Brothers Grimm.
The haunted house is run by student performers who are putting a twisted spin on well-known tales. Guests can make their way through the almost unrecognizable 1.5 level of the SoNo Collection parking garage before encountering aspiring actors ready to give their best scare.
"You go through this immersive haunted house with Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, the dwarves from Snow White, just everyone you could possibly imagine," says student performer Mikey Jantzen, of Sacramento.
Jantzen was cast as Flynn Rider from Tangled -- the Disney animation of the classic tale of princess Rapunzel. He’s in his first year of a two-year program with the Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts.
Renee Elkady, also a student performer, plays Mother Gothel from Tangled.
"I didn't expect to be able to scare so many people,” says Elkady.
"It's genuinely one of the most horrifying things," says Jantzen.
The haunted house will be open until Halloween, tickets are available online.