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Snow Queen

December 1 - 22, 2013

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

Snow Queen

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.

With additional support from:
Cone Health 
Zuraw Financial Services
 

 

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Showtimes

2013
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
Sun, Dec 17:30pm
Dec 2
Tue, Dec 37:30pm
Wed, Dec 47:30pm
Thu, Dec 57:30pm
Fri, Dec 68:00pm
Sat, Dec 78:00pm
Sun, Dec 82:00pm7:30pm
Dec 9
Tue, Dec 107:30pm
Wed, Dec 117:30pm
Thu, Dec 127:30pm
Fri, Dec 138:00pm
Sat, Dec 142:00pm8:00pm
Sun, Dec 152:00pm7:30pm
Dec 16
Tue, Dec 177:30pm
Wed, Dec 187:30pm
Thu, Dec 197:30pm
Fri, Dec 208:00pm
Sat, Dec 212:00pm8:00pm
Sun, Dec 222:00pm7:30pm
Dec 23
Dec 24
Dec 25
Dec 26
Dec 27
Dec 28

Cast

The Story Weaver
Gayton Scott
Snow Queen
Emily Gardner Hall
Gertie
Autumn Routt
Cade
Nick Saunders
Sun Warrior / Ironweed / Lost / Whitetail Stag / Storm / Ensemble
Ben Apple
Great Wind / Stranger Feller / Crow / Mountain Cat / Bilzzard
Scott Pattison
Tall Tree / Crooked Creek / Wild Dreamon / Little Frona-Belle
Amy Hamel
Water Witch / Wild Dreamon / Aunt Mary Pat / Chicken / Redbird
Cinny Strickland
Widow Mason / Black Eyed Susan / Wild Dreamon / Aunt Mona-Lee
Dori Legg
Musician
Scott Manring
Musician
Faye Petree

Creative Team

Writer / Director
Preston Lane
Composer / Musical Director / Musician
Laurelyn Dossett
Scenic Designer
Howard C. Jones
Costume & Puppet Designer
Bill Brewer
Lighting Designer
Laura J. Eckelman
Sound Designer
David E. Smith
Resident Movement Director
Denise Gabriel
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Casting Director
Cindi Rush, C.S.A.
Dramaturg
Bryan Conger
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails

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Reviews:

THROUGH 12/22: Triad Stage Offers Appalachian Magic for the Classic Fairy Tale Snow Queen
Classical Voice of North Carolina
December 6, 2013

Just over yonder, high on a mountainous peak, an icy wind scolds and snowflakes menace. Winter’s approach is threatening, and just as the old adage proclaims, the cold can indeed be bitter (in more ways than one). Fortunately for theatergoers, Triad Stage combats the chill with warmth and enchantment in the fancifully re-imagined production of Snow Queen.

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News:

How "Snow Queen" Musical Found Its Folky Appalachian Voice
Kenneth Jones
December 5, 2013

Part of the mission of Triad Stage, the ambitious American resident theatre headquartered in Greensboro, NC, is to promote a regional voice — reviving or creating stage literature that reflects the color and heritage of the Carolinas and the South. Its latest new work, Snow Queen, by founding artistic director Preston Lane (who also directs) and local songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, is an Appalachian riff on Hans Christian Andersen’s story. In it, a boy has been snatched by the Snow Queen, and a girl, Gertie, goes on a quest through the mountains to find him. 

 

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News:

'Snow Queen': Latest Lane-Dossett collaboration on stage
News & Record / Go Triad
November 28, 2013

Rarely are two people so closely attuned that their individual and distinct talents mesh so seamlessly, making the finished product appear to have come from one mind.

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News:

NC's Triad Stage Re-Imagines "Snow Queen" as Appalachian Musical Adventure
By Kenneth Jones
November 13, 2013

Lane and Dossett continue building a catalog of music-kissed stage works that draw on rich storytelling and cultural traditions of the greater Appalachian region — the spine of mountains that curves down the U.S. east coast and includes western North Carolina, parts of Tennessee, Viriginia, West Virginia and beyond

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Press Releases:

Triad Stage welcomes winter with Preston Lane and Laurelyn Dossett's SNOW QUEEN
November 12, 2013

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.

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