Monday, November 6, 2023

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences Presents THE SNOW QUEEN November 17 to December 31, 2023,

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Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences concludes the 2023 children’s theatre season with its winter production


Kids (and parents!) of all ages are invited to enjoy a musical take on Hans Christian Andersen’s coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney Movie, Frozen, running November 17 to December 31!

Peter Blair, Executive Producer 

Peter Marston Sullivan, Artistic Director 



 “A fairy-tale that rocks!” –The New York Times 

I'' be out for the press opening November 25th, so check back soon for my full review. This one-hour family musical is directed by Landree Fleming with music direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Katie Johannigman. Each performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast.  

"I've loved working on this incredible piece with these incredible collaborators,” stated director Landree Fleming. “The Snow Queen is a fantastic story not just for children, but for the entire family. Through the adventures of a brave-hearted young girl, it reminds us of the strength we have inside ourselves to overcome any obstacle, no matter how insurmountable it may seem.” 

THE SNOW QUEEN is a rockin’ fairy-tale, guaranteed to bring a smile to audiences of all ages! In this whimsical and edgy adventure, Gerda commences on a dangerous quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. In a land where animals talk and flowers sing, join Gerda on her journey to rescue her beloved friend. Filled with quirky and off-kilter characters and lively rock music, THE SNOW QUEEN  is a perfect way to introduce young audiences to theatre. 

This production of  THE SNOW QUEEN stars Joryhebel Ginorio as “Gerda,” Alanna Chavez as “Snow Queen/Flower/Princess/Robber Girl,” Jeremiah Alsop as “Kai/Prince/Flower,” Caron Buinis as “Grandmother/Lady Crow/Wise Woman of the North/Witch/Robber Mother,” and Ryan Stajmiger as “Troll/Crow/Reindeer/Rose” with understudies Shela Coleman, Amy Yesom Kim, Jackson Mikkelsen, Elissa Newcorn and Nathe Rowbotham.  

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences team will be led by Associate Artistic Director Katie Johannigman, with costume design by Janelle Smith, lighting design by Daphne Agosin, scenic and prop design by Eleanor Kahn, sound design by Michael Daly, and media design by Tony Churchill. The stage manager is  Matthew Silar.  

THE SNOW QUEEN plays most Fridays through Sundays at 10 am with select 12:30 pm performances and plenty of holiday week performances. An ASL interpreted performance will take place on December 16 at 10 am. Visit  or call 847.634.0200 for the exact schedule, as show times and dates vary. Tickets are $15.75 (plus tax and handling fees). Call for substantial group discounts on over 20 tickets. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets, please call  The Marriott Theatre Box Office at  847.634.0200 or visit


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