Thursday, November 22, 2018

REVIEW: Filament Theatre's Snow Queen and Enter To Win 4 Tickets ($70 Value)

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Written by Tyler J. Monroe
Directed by Allegra Libonati
Based on the Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays Through December 23, 2018
Running time: About 60 minutes

Enter below for your chance to WIN 4 Tickets to your choice of show times/dates (pending availability).

Guest Review 
by Lori Morrison-Contreras

The Snow Queen is a classic fairytale brought to life in an interactive and engaging manner. When we first arrived, there was a table set up for us to make snowflakes. Inside, there was material on each table to make roses. These snowflakes and roses, as we were told, would help the story to come to life.

This adaptation is about an hour which is the perfect length for the younger audiences for which this is geared.

The Snow Queen’s (Lindsey Dorcus) mirror is stolen and broken. Kai, (Christian Libonati), excellent at puzzle solving, is kidnapped by the Snow Queen to coerce him into fixing her mirror.

Kai’s brave and determined best friend Gerda (Mara Dale) faces freezing cold water as well as many interesting characters along the way including trolls, reindeer, swallows and ravens.  It is a tale of the lengths you will go to to help a beloved friend, even when they don’t know they need it.

The talented actors play many different parts in this wonderful story! The props are simple yet amazing! The Snow Queen’s giant, menacing mask and the bird puppets with their moving wings add a magical element to the experience!

Times: Saturday @ 10am & 2:30pm; Sunday @ 1pm
Price: $14 – $17.50
Contact: Boxoffice:; (773) 270-1660
Address: 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641

About the Show:

Filament’s 2014 hit is back and better than ever! When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen’s palace, Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the world to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across the wintry wonders of the North Pole and beyond will warm your heart with music, puppetry, and lots of theatrical magic.

Run time:
About 60 minutes; Audiences are encouraged to come early and stay up to 30 minutes after the performance to play with the actors and participate in activities.

What Parents said about our 2014 production:

“This play blew me away! My wife and 5 yr. old son and I went last Saturday and it really was an excellent play. I thought that it would be fun for my son but it turned out that we all enjoyed it! The actors are excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”

– Brian Lovegod Smith, Audience Member via EveryBlock
“The Snow Queen was great! My 5 year old son and my 58 year old mom both loved it.”

– Naomi Millan, Audience Member via Facebook
“(We) went to this show on Saturday – it was fantastic!”

– Tammy Estes Woods, Audience Member via Facebook
“What a great experience! We saw the snow queen show and could not be happier. It was easy to use my imagination and to laugh. Loved the inclusion of the audience too! Great job. :-)” – Katie Gerson, Audience Member via Facebook

What Critics said about our 2014 production:

“Sometimes a simple snowstorm is all that’s needed to warm the heart.” – Bob Bullen, Chicago Theatre Addict

“Full of little surprises…it’s a sprinkling of magic in which brutal winter finally gets some comeuppance.”
– Dan Jakes, TIMEOUT CHICAGO (Recommended)

($70 Value)
Winner's choice of dates/times (pending availability). Enter through midnight November 26th, 2018. Winner will be announced here and on our social media channels on Tuesday the 27th.

Disclosure: Thanks to Filament for providing complimentary tickets for our giveaway and review purposes. As always, all opinions are our own.

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