Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime, and Rick Lombardo's The Snow Queen will have its New York premiere this summer as part of NYMF. The musical will be presented in the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, with performances running from July 14-20. Lombardo will direct.
With a book by Brandt and Lombardo, music by Kime and Lombardo, and lyrics by Brandt, Kime, and Lombardo, the show is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure. The plot follows Gerda (Eryn Murman) on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend, Kai (John Michael Presney), before he is trapped forever in the palace of the Snow Queen (Jane Pfitsch).
The cast also includes Lauren Cipoletti, Janice Isabelle Engelgau, Jason Hite, Summer C. Latimer, Lee Ann Payne, John Michael Presney, and Reggie D. White. The production team features Frances Nelson McSherry (costume design), David Lee Cuthbert (lighting/projection design), Haddon Kime and Rick Lombardo (sound design), and Anna Ebbeson (musical director).
The Snow Queen will be performed in a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other sensitivity issues.
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