Desert Stages Theatre Casts a Spell of
Snow Queen Nov.
20 – Dec. 20
Children’s Series Features Gerry Cullity’s Original
of Hans Christian Andersen Tale
DST Children’s Cast to Perform at Area Post Offices &
ZooLights throughout the Season
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nov. 2, 2009)
– Just in time for the holiday season, Desert Stages Theatre
presents an original adaptation The
Snow Queen by Gerry Cullity, Fri.,
Nov. 20 – Sun., Dec. 20, based on the
timeless tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
The heartwarming holiday musical fills DST’s mainstage Cullity
Hall with performances by children from
throughout the metro area. The production is a story of friendship,
redemption, the power of love and breaking the spell of the beautiful Snow Queen
who has the power to heal in time for Christmas.
It all happens amidst a beautiful winter wonderland
of a set, accompanied by rousing holiday songs.
In addition to this mainstage holiday performance schedule at
DST, The Snow Queen
cast will perform musical numbers such as Have
a Happy Christmas, The Bells of Christmas and
Don’t Forget Your Pup at
Christmas at area post offices during
the seasonal gift-shipping crunch, and at
the Phoenix Zoo during the perennially popular ZooLights.
Cullity, who founded DST in 1995 (along with wife, Laurie,
executive director; and mother Joan
Thompson, DST business manager), adapted this production of The
along with book, music and originally lyrics, creating inspirational stage
entertainment for the entire family throughout
Tickets are $12 in advance; day of show $12 for children and $15
Reservations recommended. Shows are Friday and Saturdays,
7:30pm; and Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm and
3pm. Tickets by phone at 480.483.1664;
or at the Desert Stages box office at 4720
N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, next to Coco’s
For more information, visit www.DesertStages.com.
For details on The
Snow Queen adaptation by Gerry
Cullity, visit www.DesertStages.com/sub_pages/Licensing.html.
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is a nonprofit organization
that produces live, innovative theatrical
entertainment, led by cofounder and executive director Laurie Cullity; business
manager and cofounder Joan Thompson; and artistic director Terry Helland.
Included in each DST season are productions of original scripts,
musical scores and lyrics by cofounder
Gerry Cullity whose work is still relished five years after his passing.
Upcoming on the DST Mainstage is the
production of OKLAHOMA! Fri.,
Jan 8. – Sun., Jan. 31. Plus,
Arsenic & Old Lace appears
in DST’s Actor’s Café, Sat., Nov. 7 – Sun., Jan. 10.
DST has three show schedules that run simultaneously year-round:
Actor’s Café adult
performances in the intimate, proscenium-style
60-seat theatre; the adult mainstage Cullity
an innovative 136-seat theatre-in-the-round; and the Children’s
Theatre, also performed in
mainstage Cullity Hall. Founded
in 1995, Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians,
young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage
success and all of whom perform at DST for the
pure love of the theater.
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