SECOND MAGICAL YEAR!
DECEMBER 7 – 23, 2017
After a sold-out run last December, The Cherry brings back its family favorite this holiday season. Adapted from the beloved Hans Christian Andersen classic, The Snow Queen tells the story of Greta, a brave young girl on a mission to rescue her best friend Kai from the clutches of the nefarious Queen, encountering along the way a friendly reindeer, a chatty raven, a feisty robber girl, and a host of other curious characters.
This year we’re adding even more magic with wonderful new songs and all-new puppetry based on marvelous original drawings by Ithaca fantasy illustrator Rachel Terwilliger.
The Cherry’s version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale (which inspired Disney’s Frozen) was developed last year over the course of nine months by members of the Cherry Arts company, resulting in an innovative and locally-grown adaptation like none before!
adapted and directed by Samuel Buggeln
music Paul Leschen
lyrics Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
with Joshua Altenburg, Helen T. Clark, Jeffrey Guyton*, Camilla Schade,
Megan Schmidt, Erica Steinhagen*, Lucia Vecchio, Joshua Wilde
(*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)
Thurs, Dec 7 @ 7:00 = Special Preview
Fri, Dec 8 @ 7:00 = Opening Night & Reception
Sat, Dec 9 @ 2:00 & 7:00
Sun, Dec 10 @ 2:00
Friday, Dec 15 @ 7:00
Sat, Dec 16 @ 2:00 & 7:00
Sun, Dec 17 @ 2:00
Fri, Dec 22 @ 7:00
Sat, Dec 23 @ 2:00 & 7:00
At the Cherry Artspace: 102 Cherry Street, Ithaca NY (map)
Thrilling for adults, appropriate for ages 7+