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WCSU In Danbury Presents Classic Fairy Tale That Inspired 'Frozen'

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts will perform "The Snow Queen" this weekend.
The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts will perform "The Snow Queen" this weekend. Photo Credit: Western Connecticut State University

DANBURY, Conn. — The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts will present “The Snow Queen,” the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale that inspired "Frozen."

Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury.

“The Snow Queen” was adapted by playwright Michael Oosterom. It is the story of a young girl named Gerda who must find her best friend Kai and save him from the Ice Palace of the Snow Queen. The play is full of excitement, fun characters, laughs and puppets – and it’s great for all ages.

“The Snow Queen” is directed by WCSU theater instructor Anthony DePoto.

The cast includes;

  • Lauren Bell of Southbury as Lapland Lady;
  • Jaclyn Mercer of New Milford as Gerda;
  • Thomas Ovitt of New Milford as Kai and Robber Boy;
  • Kayla Murphy of Danbury as Grandma and Wood Pigeon #2;
  • Alicia Napolitano of Woodbury as Flower Lady and Wood Pigeon #1;
  • Ryan Taylor of New Fairfield as Moo;
  • Veronica Fletch of New Haven as Robber Girl, Hobgoblin and Snow Goblin;
  • Howard Powell of West Haven as Hobgoblin, Snow Goblin, 2nd Boy, Ice Guard, Crow, Snow Queen Puppeteer;
  • Joseph DeVellis of Sandy Hook as Hobgoblin, Snow Goblin, 1st Boy, Ice Guard, Robber Grandma and Snow Queen Puppeteer; and
  • Leah Ciccone of Wolcott as Robber Girl and female understudy.

For tickets, go here or call (203)- 837-8732. For a complete list of WCSU School of Visual and Performing Arts events, go here .

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