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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 65 members
Review from WindyDavy
Red Velvet 399 events 96 reviews

We have seen the show at least once every year. We five agreed the new director has tightened the show considerably; unfortunately the show is so tight there is little time to applaud after the songs. Gerda is new this year and just as talented as...continued

reviewed Dec 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from dmt111
Red Velvet 159 events 25 reviews

A very enjoyable event at a great venue. I would definitely recommend this performance for children and grown-ups alike.

reviewed Dec 03 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul
Red Velvet 41 events 18 reviews

With the threat of bad weather, it was a small audience, but the cast seemed to warm to the smaller group of 75. The production was beautiful, witty, funny, and just plain fun. A friend of mine who has seen the show each of the three years it's...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
J. Perry
Review from J. Perry
Red Velvet 25 events 15 reviews

The music was a bit too loud but the show was good.

reviewed Dec 26 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.

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