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Sydney Brakeley's stepmom is The Witch in opera production

Sydney Brakeley's stepmother really is quite the witch.The 12-year-old is a gingerbread child in the chorus of the LA Opera's production of Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles through this weekend.Sydney's stepmom, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, portrays The Witch.Says Sydney: "We get to throw gingerbread cookies and run and dance!"Not so much fun for The Witch.