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World-Premiere Musical

Snow Child

  • Credits

    Book by John Strand
    Music by Bob Banghart and Georgia Stitt
    Lyrics by Georgia Stitt
    Directed by Molly Smith
    Music Supervisor and Orchestrations by Lynne Shankel
    Co-Production with Perseverance Theatre
    Based on the novel by Eowyn Ivey

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

  • Runtime

    2 hours and 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

“This magical tale of the alaskan frontier is refreshingly ungilded.”

– The Guardian

Snow Child is generously sponsored by Andrew R. Ammerman and NEA Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works and is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is reborn as a magical new musical featuring a score that combines Alaskan string-band traditions and contemporary musical theater. The 1920 Alaskan wilderness is a brutal place to try to save a marriage. Reeling from the loss of an unborn child, Mabel and Jack struggle to rebuild their lives even as the fissures between them continue to widen. But everything changes suddenly when they are visited by a wild, mysterious girl who embodies the dark woods that surround their cabin. In this beautiful and violent land, things are rarely as they appear, and what the snow child teaches them will ultimately transform them all.

Cast

ALEX ALFEROV

Garrett

MATT BOGART

Jack

DOROTHY JAMES

Ensemble/ Fox

DAVID LANDSTROM

Ensemble/ Plow Horse/ Swan

DAN MANNING

George

CALVIN McCULLOUGH

Ensemble/ Plow Horse

CHRISTIANE NOLL

Mabel

FINA STRAZZA

Faina

NATALIE TORO

Esther

Creative

JOHN STRAND

Book

BOB BANGHART

Composer

GEORGIA STITT

Composer/Lyricist

MOLLY SMITH

Director

LYNNE SHANKEL

Music Supervisor/Orchestrations

WILLIAM YANESH

Music Director

JOSE C. SIMBULAN

Associate Music Director

ERIC WRIGHT

Puppetry Direction

TODD ROSENTHAL

Set Designer

JOSEPH P. SALASOVICH

Costume Designer

KIMBERLY PURTELL

Lighting Designer

ROC LEE

Sound Designer

SHAWN DUAN

Projection Designer

EMILY DeCOLA

Puppet Designer

LEWIS SHAW

Fight Director

JOCELYN CLARKE

Dramaturg

ANITA MAYNARD-LOSH

Text Director

SUSAN R. WHITE

Stage Manager

TREVOR A. RILEY

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

"Snow Child" Trailer
"Perfect Snow" from "Snow Child"
"Grateful" from "Snow Child"
"The Things That Are True" from "Snow Child"
(L to R) Dan Manning (George), Natalie Toro (Esther), Christiane Noll (Mabel) and Matt Bogart (Jack) in Snow Child, running April 13-May 20, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Maria Baranova.
(L to R) David Landstrom (Ensemble/Plow Horse/Swan), Calvin McCullough (Ensemble/Plow Horse), Christiane Noll (Mabel) and Alex Alferov (Garrett) in Snow Child, running April 13-May 20, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Maria Baranova.
(L to R) Dan Manning (George), Alex Alferov (Garrett), Natalie Toro (Esther), Christiane Noll (Mabel) and Matt Bogart (Jack) in Snow Child, running April 13-May 20, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Maria Baranova.
Fina Strazza (Faina) in Snow Child, running April 13-May 20, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Maria Baranova.
(L to R) Matt Bogart (Jack), Fina Strazza (Faina) and Dorothy James (Ensemble/Fox) in Snow Child, running April 13-May 20, 2018 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Maria Baranova.

In The News

WUSA9

Christiane Noll And Natalie Toro Give A Preview To The Music In Snow Child

BroadwayWorld.com

Theatre Life With Bob Banghart And Georgia Stitt

Brightest Young Things

Navigating The Wilderness Of The Snow Child Sitzprobe