Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13—RUTLAND—Award-winning Rutland Youth Theatre presents one of the most beautiful of all fairy tales, “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by Stewart Paterson with music by Savourna Stevenson.
Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and directed by Mikki Lane, the timeless appeal of “The Snow Queen” lies in its persuasion that life is truly magical.
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 the audience through terrifying ordeals as well as endless fun and nonsense. A long 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.
Show times are Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the theatre at Rutland Intermediate School.
Tickets are $6 for children and seniors; and $8 for adults.
For more information, visit rutlandrec.com/theatre or call 802-683-0019.
Photo by Krista Barbagallo-Brush
Rutland Youth Theatre cast performed a dress rehearsal of “The Snow Queen” to ready for the upcoming performance at Paramount.