During the Winter holiday season, I like to explore local productions of classic holiday tales. From the Triad to the Triangle, local production companies will offer their versions of The Santaland Diaries, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake. This year GR8MUSICROX will check out the Triad Stage’s, Snow Queen.
As fairy tales go, this one contributed to my fear of the dark. I hid under the covers to hide from the Snow Queen every Winter or slept with my sister just in case her Majesty wanted to add a little Puerto Rican girl from Harlem to her collection. When my family moved to Florida, I was no longer afraid that the Snow Queen would steal me away, but was still afraid of the dark.
The Triad Stage sits in the heart of downtown Greensboro, surrounded by excellent restaurants and vintage stores. Make a day of it.
I look forward to seeing how they will regionalize this story, as it is set in Appalachia (pronounced apple-latch-ia). With music by Grammy-winner, Laurelyn Dossett, I am sure to be moved through the story with an array of emotions.
Strapped financially? Check out their “name your price” option just before a show starts.
THE SNOW QUEEN
12/1 – 12/22
by Preston Lane
with original music by Laurelyn Dossett
inspired by THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen
Drive the winter away.
When a young boy disappears on a winter’s day in the heart of Appalachia, his best friend sets out to bring him home. So begins a journey through snow and ice, leaving the everyday world behind, as a magical winter time path leads deeper into a frozen kingdom. Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this world premiere adventure for audiences of all ages transports the story to the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge. From the creators of BROTHER WOLF, BEAUTIFUL STAR, BLOODY BLACKBEARD and PROVIDENCE GAP, SNOW QUEEN weaves music, magic and make believe to celebrate the courage of a brave young girl.
Read the playbill below. In addition to information on the cast, sponsors, and the history of the Triad Stage, there is story primer for those who need to brush up on the plot.
TICKETS AND VENUE INFO
The Triad Stage
220 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Calendar and tickets:
A cool animated Russian version is posted on You Tube: