announces special family programming for the holidays:
THE SNOW QUEEN
a production for families and children of all ages
adapted by Tyler Monroe from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
directed by Allegra Libonati
original puppets by Michael Kane
Loeb Drama Center
Cambridge, Mass — The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, is adding to the already announced season a special family-oriented production — The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen’s exuberant ode to childhood. The new stage adaptation for children and their families by Tyler Monroe is directed by Allegra Libonati, with original puppets by Michael Kane, and featuring members of the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2012. The production opens at the Loeb Drama Center on December 10 and runs through December 31.
When a young boy named Kai is taken away by a wicked enchantress, his best friend Gerda must embark on a perilous journey to the North Pole to rescue him. Using puppets, music, and magic, this heart-warming production will take you on a theatrical journey through a magical kingdom to the Snow Queen’s icy palace.
Tickets to The Snow Queen are $15. For further information call the A.R.T. box office at 617-547-8300 or visit http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/snow-queen
To accompany this production, the A.R.T. is offering Fairy Tale Theater, an eight-week fall theater class for children aged 4-7. Taught by Snow Queen director Allegra Libonati and A.R.T. Outreach and Education Associate Brendan Shea, this class will take children on a fun-filled, creative adventure through their favorite fairy tales, giving them the chance to create and star in their own reimagining of classic tales, from The Little Mermaid to Hansel and Gretel. The class will be held on Saturday mornings from October 22 through December 17 at the Loeb Drama Center and will culminate in a presentation for parents and families that features the students and actors from the A.R.T.’s The Snow Queen. Each child enrolled will receive a free ticket to the opening performance of The Snow Queen. For more information call (617) 496-2000 x8834 or visit
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