Masquers presents a classic fairy tale
by Hans Christian Andersen
December 6 through 15
Patty Jardine, who directed The Velveteen Rabbit in 2011, is bringing The Snow Queen to the Masquers' stage. Her very capable assistant director is Stacey Bresee.
Peggy Dubey narrates the story, which is based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.
Holly Petersen plays the title role of Snow Queen. She lures young Kay (Joshua Bresee) from home and loved ones. The Snow Queen takes Kay to her frozen palace. Kay’s heart is struck with a fragment of the magic mirror belonging to the wicked Troll, played by Emmalee Taylor, who also plays a Crow.
Back home, Kay’s friend Gerda, played by Ruth Bresee, misses her friend terribly and intrepidly sets off all alone and barefoot into the wide world to search for her. Along the way, Gerda encounters many strange characters, who sometimes frighten her, but ultimately help her in her quest to find Kay and free him from the hold of the dreaded Snow Queen, so they can both return to their homes and the people who love them.
The show also features Sabia Underwood as a Crow, Jennifer Schwartz as the Flower Lady, Stacey Bresee as the Lapp Woman, Jessica Hogge as the Finn Woman. Other players are Nicholas Bresee, Christa Clouter, Brian Guttormsen, Kathryn Guttormsen, Ashlee Hamilton, Elizabeth Schwartz, Nicole Thomas, AnLi Guttormsen, Adeena Knudsen, and Jodi Cowin.
“We can give our children no greater service than to involve them in the experience of Hans Christian Anderson’s timeless stories. And if we are fortunate enough to guide them through a dramatic interpretation of one of these stories, we can witness the growing embodiment of these values within their hearts—and within our own, as well. I would like to dedicate this play to my mother Ann Abbott who loved the arts and always said never lose the thrill of the stage for it is there we have no boundaries.”..… Patty Jardine
This children’s show will run the first two weekends in December.
December 6 & 13
Saturday and Sunday matinees
December 7, 8, 14 & 15
All seats $5
Call the box office at (509) 246-2611