SYNOPSIS: The Snow Queen was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a morality tale depicting the ages-old battle between good and evil.
Two children, Gerda and Kai, grow up together and are best friends, until Kai runs afoul of evil in the form of the Snow Queen.
It is up to Gerda to try to save her friend with the help of a reindeer, Bae. The story should sound familiar, for it is the fairy tale upon which Disney's Frozen was based.
SYNOPSIS: That nasty-tempered wizard Rumpelstiltskin is back in this engaging adaptation. Griselda, a four hundred year old witch, tells Rumpelstiltskin that in order to become the most powerful force in the kingdom, he must possess a child of royal birth. The wizard plots and schemes. He spreads the word that Laura, the miller’s daughter, can weave straw into gold. Since the kingdom is bankrupt, she’s whisked off to the palace and ordered to spin and spin. With Rumpelstiltskin’s help, she delivers the gold. She has a high fee to pay — her first born child. When Laura marries the prince and produces an heir to the throne, she has twenty-four hours to guess the wizard’s name or lose her child.
SHREK: the Musical
SYNOPSIS: Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in many madcap adventures written by Lewis Carroll. She meets many characters including the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and The Mad Hatter. Come enjoy a wild time with Alice and the characters she meets.
The Children’s Theatre, Inc. announces their 2015-2016 season slate with four family- friendly selections all at the Schwartz Center:
SHREK: the Musical will take place on Friday, November 20, with a school show at 9:30 A.M. and a public performance that evening at 7:00 P.M. There will also be a public performance matinee on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2:00 P.M.
Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen will have public performances on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. and a Sunday, January 24, matinee at 3:00 P.M.
The classic, Alice in Wonderland, willbe the third offering with a public performance on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 P.M. and a Sunday, March 20, 3:00 P.M. matinee.
The final show of the season will be My Name Is Rumpelstiltskin with public performances on Saturday, May 21, at 7:00 P.M. and a Sunday, May 22, matinee at 3:00 P.M.
All seats are $10 for the 2016 season productions with the exception of the school show, which is $5.00. Tickets may be purchased through the Schwartz Center for the Arts at 302-678-5152.
The Children’s Theatre, Inc. organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
Funding in part also provided by The Kent County Fund for the Arts.