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:
Zuraw Financial Services
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"Making the Music of Snow Queen" by Maggie Salmon
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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.
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.
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.
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
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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