The Snow Queen
Nov 28Dec 28, 2008
By Michael Smith


Frank Galati


Michael Smith


Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Storyteller)
Blair Robertson (Gerta)
Patrick Andrews (Kai)
Robert Arendt (The Snow Queen Band)
Barbara Barrow (The Snow Queen Band)
Sue Demel (The Snow Queen Band)
Bob Goins (The Snow Queen Band)
Cathy Norden (The Snow Queen Band)
Jackson Evans (Puppeteer/Dancer)
Nicole Pellegrino (Puppeteer/Dancer)
Lindsay Noel Whiting (Puppeteer/Dancer)


Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved winter tale about a boy who is lost in the cold, and the girl who won’t give up until she finds him, Victory Gardens’ The Snow Queen is the rare musical that both sings to children and speaks to adults. Eye-popping puppetry, warm storytelling, and a chillingly beautiful score combine for “a terrific holiday show in a great theater” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “the nicest present we’ve gotten for the holidays” (Time Out Chicago).

Production Team

Frank Galati – Director
Blair Thomas – Master Puppeteer
Meredith Miller – Co-Puppet Designer
Jim Corti – Choreographer
Joe Cerqua – Sound Designer
Tatjana Radisic – Costume Designer
Jenna Sjunneson McDonald – Lighting Designer
Jeff Bauer – Scenic Designer
Tina M. Jach – Stage Manager