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Snow Queen Musical

Mary Rose Krouse (“Old Crow”), Julianna Steffens (“Woman of the North”), Cypress Sechrist (“Gerda”- seated), Isabelle Spence (“Kai”) and Olivia London-Chambers (“The Snow Queen)

On the weekend of November 20 – 22, Vashon Allied Art’s Youth Musical Theater program will be presenting the new musical, The Snow Queen, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, at the Vashon United Methodist Church. There will be 3 shows – Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 PM. 16 students will perform onstage and Lizzie Staehli (also a student) will design and run lights and the power point slides. The musical is about a girl named Gerda and her best friend Kai, who is captured by the Snow Queen and taken to her ice castle to “find the answer to the question of eternity”.  There will be singing flowers, a grandmother, a troll, flying crows, a robber girl and her mother, the voice of the river, a garden witch, a prince and princess, a Woman of the North, a loyal reindeer, and even snow flake soldiers participating in Gerda’s quest to save her friend Kai from the Snow Queen.  Directed by Marita Ericksen; costumes by Betsy Frazee; drama coach Sue Wiley; choreographer Elise Ericksen; parent musicians - Natalie Kosovac, Dianne Krouse, Matt Wilson (also playing “the Troll”), Erik Steffens, and student Evan Choo on drums. Key roles include Gerda (played by Cypress Sechrist), Kai (Isabelle Spence) and Snow Queen (Olivia London-Chambers).  Other students in the cast are: Caroline Barnes, Madison Bradrick, Amelia Krouse, Mary Rose Krouse, Estelle Lewis, Cassie Paetkau, Cassidy Poole, Grace Pottinger, Phoebe Ray, Lucy Rogers, Julianna Steffens, Aiden Taitch, and Zoey Wilson. Tickets are:  $10 Member, $12 Senior, $14 General, and $7 Student, and can be purchased at VAA (206/463-5131), Heron’s Nest, and

 The Snow Queen, a New Musical, Book by Kirsten Brandt and Rick Lombardo,Music by Haddon Kime, Lyrics by Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime and Rick Lombardo, Additional Music by Rick Lombardo. Performance Rights for The Snow Queen are handled exclusively by Steele Spring Stage Rights, (323) 739-0413, The Snow Queen was originally produced at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival and had its world premiere at San Jose Repertory Theatre, with Rick Lombardo as its Artistic Director.