Triad Stage

Snow Queen

Snow Queen


December 1 - 22, 2013

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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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

Photos

Triad Stage - Pictured: Scott Pattison, Ben Apple, Emily Gardner Hall, Amy Hamel, Autumn Routt, Nick Saunders, Dori Legg - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Emily Gardner Hall, Nick Saunders - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Gayton Scott, Cinny Strickland, Autumn Routt - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Gayton Scott, Scott Pattison, Autumn Routt, Amy Hamel, Cinny Strickland, Dori Legg - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Scott Pattison, Ben Apple, Autumn Routt, Cinny Strickland, Amy Hamel - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Scott Pattison, Gayton Scott, Autumn Routt - Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

Triad Stage - Pictured: Full cast of Snow Queen Photo by: VanderVeen Photographers

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Triad Stage - Pictured: Autumn Routt, Emily Gardner Hall and Nick Saunders. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Triad Stage - Pictured: Autumn Routt, Nick Saunders and Emily Gardner Hall. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.

Videos

Sneak Peek at Snow Queen. Video produced by Image Creations Digital Media.

"Making the Music of Snow Queen" by Maggie Salmon


THROUGH 12/22: Triad Stage Offers Appalachian Magic for the Classic Fairy Tale Snow Queen

Classical Voice of North CarolinaDecember 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.


How "Snow Queen" Musical Found Its Folky Appalachian Voice

Kenneth JonesDecember 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. 

 


'Snow Queen': Latest Lane-Dossett collaboration on stage

News & Record / Go TriadNovember 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.


NC's Triad Stage Re-Imagines "Snow Queen" as Appalachian Musical Adventure

By Kenneth JonesNovember 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


Triad Stage welcomes winter with Preston Lane and Laurelyn Dossett's SNOW QUEEN

November 12, 2013