- Adapted and Scored by: Patrick Cardy from a story by Hans Christian Andersen
- Directed by: Alon Nashman
- Performed by: Alon Nashman, with live String Quartet
- Lighting and Video by: Andrea Lundy
- Premiere: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 2006
A rare theatrical hybrid of concert, storytelling, and movement, Theaturtle’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen casts 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.
Press & Reviews.
"Multimedia storytelling at its most sensitive and thoughtful... held the audience of adults and children rapt."
Now Magazine, Toronto
"...enchanting family entertainment, a classic story retold with a striking theatrical touch. A magical and touching show for all ages."
Capital Critics Circle, Ottawa
"A delight, both as a theatrical event and as a musical experience. Don’t miss this!"
"The Snow Queen has the power to enchant... splendidly evocative."
"A spectacular outing for those looking for some special moments to share with the youngsters in their life."
Vancouver is Awesome
“The Snow Queen weaves a powerful magical spell."