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Friday, February 22, 2013 - Saturday, February 23, 2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders|
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Former Southbridge High School
25 Cole Avenue
Southbridge, MA 01550
|Description:||Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. kicks off its 38th season with the musical, The Snow Queen. Book and music are by Cheryl Kemeny, based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. This show is presented by permission of Crystal Theatre Publishing. Performances are scheduled for February 22-24 at the former Southbridge High School, 25 Cole Avenue, Southbridge. The Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7pm, there are matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and youth under age 18. For more information, call Gateway at 508-764-4531.
This cast includes 2 adults and 42 children. The youth cast consists of Lauren Baker, Natalie Beauchemin, Kate Beland, Christian Bowlin, Emily Bowlin, Ellora Bowlin, Jonathan Bowlin, Kevin Brady, Sophie Briggs, Emma Bullock, Sydney Campbell, Sam Cloutier, Ali DiDonato, Allison Donais, Madison Dungey, Anjolina Fantaroni, Emily Faulkner, Sophia George, Elizabeth Gunsalus, Madeline Hall, Corrina Hamilton, Kaleigh Hill, Aria Humphries, Colin Humphries, Sima Kasten, Jessica LaFrance, Johnny Maysonet, Mariah Mitchell, Abigail Peterson, Elizabeth Portwood, Kyra Sanborn, Micah Sanborn, Reagan Sanborn, Sophie Szydlik, Sarah Tonkin, Aaliyah Tremblay- Collins, Rebekah Walker, Mary Wheaton, Abbie White, Nicolas White, Hayley Willitts. Adults in the cast are Andrea Humphries and Gregory Pelletier.
Gina Metras is the director, with Sue Adams as producer, Kerrianne Pelletier as vocal director, Joni Metras as choreographer, Kiel Krommer as music director, Allen Adams is set builder and Simone Germaine is responsible for costumes.
This production is appropriate for all ages, and is a terrific way to wind up school vacation week.
One of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, the timeless appeal of The Snow Queen lies in its persuading us that life is truly magical. Andersen's wonderful language surfaces in Grandma's description of the Snow Queen"On Winter nights when we are asleep she flies silently through the streets and alleyways. Sometimes she stops to look through a window, and when you get up the window is covered with flowers of frost for she has breathed on the glass." The wicked Snow Queen casts her icy spell on the world, turns young Kay's heart to ice and takes him away as her eternal prisoner to her Ice Palace at the very top of the world. Gerda, Kay's friend, must journey forever north and brave many dangers in her attempt to save Kay and break Winter's grip. Gerda never gives up. She leads us through terrifying ordeals as well as endless fun and nonsense. Along the way Gerda encounters talking ravens, the evil Cobweb Spider, a prince and princess, a band of robbers and the wild robber-girl, greedy polar bears and the brave reindeer who carries Gerda across the arctic wastes. This is a wonderful, fast-paced adventure story that all ages will enjoy.
Entered by: Barbara Day
Created: January 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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