The Snow Queen
Written by Stacey Lance
Directed by Cat Thomas
Produced by Special Arrangement with Pioneer Drama
Open Auditions: July 30 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
NOTE: Auditions are NOT come and go. Actors should arrive at 2:00 and plan to be there until around 4:30-5:00. Parents are not allowed to wait in the audition room.
Callback Audition Date: TBD
Mandatory First-Read Through: August 1, 2022.
First Tech: September 12th
Performance Dates: September 16-25, 2022
SUMMARY OF SHOW:
A magical, wintry wonderland awaits in this charming children’s show, closely adapted from the same Hans Christian Andersen tale as Disney’s Frozen. The Flurries, the icy imps of the Snow Queen, conjure up a cruel spell to make a magical mirror that reflects the ugly side of humanity. Hardly impressed, the Snow Queen smashes the mirror to set her more dastardly plan into motion. While cousins Gerda and Kay play tag, Kay gets a shard of the shattered mirror stuck in his eye, and it turns him into a rotten brat. The Snow Queen kidnaps the boy and takes him to her Ice Castle. Timid Gerda is determined to rescue her best friend, armed only with a Gypsy’s jar of warm wishes and giggle-inducing snickerdoodles. On her journey, she encounters a cursed gardener, talking flowers, a mischievous fox, a know-it-all crow, a generous princess and rowdy robbers. Once at the castle, Gerda uses the jar of warm wishes to melt the Flurries and the magical cookies to warm Kay’s heart again. Thanks to Gerda’s own warm heart and her loving, forgiving nature, the Snow Queen transforms into the Sun Queen and the Flurries return as Sunbeams.
Actors should present a headshot and resume, if available. All actors should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that stay on their feet. Audition will consist of games and exercises followed by reading from the script. Actors may be asked to attend a callback audition at the discretion of the director.
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS:
Rehearsals and performances will be held at the Pearl Theater located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Any/all known conflicts should be disclosed prior to or at auditions and confirmed at the first read-through.
Additional calls for the purposes of costume parade, Publicity photos, and other issues pertaining to production will be scheduled as needed by the Stage Management.
TENTATIVE REHEARSAL DAYS AND TIMES:
Mondays, Wednesdays @6-9:00 pm and Saturdays @ 11:00 am-2:00 pm or 2:00-5:00 pm
Tech Week – Monday-Friday @ 6:00 pm September 12th through the 15th
$275, if cast.
8F, 2M, & 21 unspecified (Most roles can be cast with either identifying gender)
ASAP via email or text. All auditioners will be notified of casting decisions either way.