The Snow Queen: Holiday Production of Andersen's Classic Fairy Tale
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The last date listed for The Snow Queen was Sunday December 27, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Linda J. DeAngelo
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2 of the 3 of us who went this week saw the 2006 production. As one who saw a prior show, I was thrilled to see the refinements that took place and the new Kai was PEERFECT for the role. So believable as a young boy - full of bounce. My sister, who is the one who had not seen the 2006 show was thrilled as well. I'm hoping The Snow Queen becomes a long continuing tradition in Chicago, but it isn't necessary to synch the weather here so close the Lapland - how'd you do that anyway?
Quotes & Highlights
“A terrific holiday musical in a great theatre" -_-Chicago Sun-Times _
“The nicest present we’ve gotten for the holidays.” —Time Out Chicago
Originally adapted by Michael Smith, Frank Galati, and Blair Thomas
Directed by Jim Corti
Hold on tight: The Snow Queen is sledding back for her fourth season as Chicago’s #1 alternative to traditional holiday fare. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved winter tale about a boy lost in the cold, and the girl who won’t give up until she finds him, The Snow Queen is the rare family musical that sings to children, and speaks to adults.
Audiences can expect new touches in 2009 when director Jim Corti takes the reigns, fresh from his wildly acclaimed staging of Cabaret at Drury Lane Oakbrook.
Also, Victory Gardens is proud to present a new Gerda, Leslie Ann Sheppard, who most recently attracted rave reviews as Maddie in Chicago Children’s Theater’s The Hundred Dresses. As the Snow Queen’s prey, Andrew Keltz returns as Kai, recently featured in American Theater Company’s Yeast Nation. Award winning actress Cheryl Lynn Bruce returns for her fourth year as The Storyteller.
Backing Michael Smith live on stage are a who’s who of Chicago’s top folk musicians – Rob Arendt, Barbara Barrow, Sue Demel, Bob Goins, and Cathy Nordin.