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The Snow Queen

Written by Hans Christian Andersen
Music and Lyrics: Michael Barrow Smith
Directed by Frank Galati
Dec. 1 – Jan. 7, 2007

Summary

From the beloved fairy tale comes a magical mix of music, masks and puppetry with lyrics and music by folk legend Michael Smith, direction by Tony Award-winner Frank Galati, visual and puppet design by Blair Thomas & Co. The Snow Queen takes her audience on a wild ride into the realm of myth and dream, where a talking reindeer, wooden soldiers, an enchantress, the mysterious Snow Queen, holds talking animals, wooden soldiers, witches, and lost children under her spell. This immortal story about innocence and loss belongs to the ages, and is a perfect fit for the family during the holidays: romantic, melodic, and moving.

Creative

Frank Galati:Director
Ben Matchstick: Puppet Director
Meredith Miller: Co-Puppet Designer
Tatjana Radisic: Costume Designer
Diane D. Fairchild Senechal: Costume Assistant
Jenna Sjunneson McDonald: Lighting Designer
Joe Cerqua: Sound Designer
Clay Taylor: Assistant Sound Designer
Blair Thomas: Scenic Designer
Tina M. Jach: Stage Manager

Cast

Cheryl Lynn Bruce: Storyteller
Mattie Hawkinson: Gerta)
Andrew Keltz: Kai
Barbara Barrow: The Snow Queen Band
Kat Eggleston: The Snow Queen Band
Scott Hirtenstein: The Snow Queen Band
Linda M. Smith: The Snow Queen Band)
Chris Walz: The Snow Queen Band
Jayson Rackley: Puppeteer/Dancer
Erik Wetz: Puppeteer/Dancer
Barbara Whitney: Puppeteer/Dancer