"Multimedia storytelling at its most sensitive and thoughtful... held the audience of adults and children rapt."
EyeWeekly
"...enchanting family entertainment, a classic story retold with a striking theatrical touch. A magical and touching show for all ages."
Now Magazine
"The Snow Queen has the power to enchant... splendidly evocative."
Toronto Star
"A spectacular outing for those looking for some special moments to share with the youngsters in their life."
CBC Manitoba
"A delight, as both theatrical event and musical experience. Don’t miss this!"
Capital Critics Circle

Creative

Adapted and Scored by: Patrick Cardy from a story by Hans Christian Andersen

Directed by: Alon Nashman

Performed by: Alon Nashman, with the Cecilia String Quartet

Lighting and Video by: Andrea Lundy

Premiere: Banff Centre for the Arts, 2006

The story

Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen like you’ve never seen it before, a rare theatrical hybrid of concert, storytelling, and movement that will cast a spell on adults and children alike. Set in Andersen’s imagined world of swirling shards of ice, The Snow Queen tells the story of Gerda, who embarks on a quest to find her friend Kay, spirited away by the Snow Queen to live in frozen isolation.

Media

Gallery

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Tokai String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of Alon Nashman in The Snow QueenPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and Amanda Goodburn of the Tokai String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of Alon Nashman in The Snow QueenPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Cecilia String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Tokai String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of Alon Nashman in The Snow QueenPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Tokai String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Tokai String QuartetPhoto by Cylla von Tiedemann of The Snow Queen, featuring Alon Nashman and the Cecilia String Quartet

Press

"Multimedia storytelling at its most sensitive and thoughtful... held the audience of adults and children rapt."
EyeWeekly
"...enchanting family entertainment, a classic story retold with a striking theatrical touch. A magical and touching show for all ages."
Now Magazine
/4
"The Snow Queen has the power to enchant... splendidly evocative."
Toronto Star
"A spectacular outing for those looking for some special moments to share with the youngsters in their life."
Toronto Sun
"A delight, as both theatrical event and musical experience. Don’t miss this!"
Capital Critics Circle

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