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Riverside Children’s Theater presents The Snow Queen
November 2, 2015 - January 2, 2016
This stage version of the famous fairy tale begins with an evil magician who creates a mirror with the power to take anything good and shrink it to next to nothing. Gerda finds the mirror and accidentally drops it, shattering it into a million pieces. However, each shard still holds the same power as the entire mirror. When Gerda’s best friend Kai gets pieces of the mirror stuck in his eye and ear, he suddenly becomes cruel. Then Kai meets the Snow Queen who kisses him, and they disappear together into the sky. Gerda then sets out to find her dear friend. Along the way she encounters several interesting characters—the Old Woman in the garden that makes days pass endlessly, the funny Crow, a dangerous-but-helpful Robber Girl, and a wise Inuit Woman. In the end, with the help of the resources and wisdom of the friends she’s met, Gerda finds Kai. With her tears she releases the evil shards of mirror from him. The Snow Queen then disappears forever. This is Hans Christian Andersen at his mythical best!