Book by JOHN STRAND
Lyrics by GEORGIA STITT
Music by BOB BANGHART and GEORGIA STITT
Originally Directed by MOLLY SMITH
Based on the novel by EOWYN IVEY
Music Directed and Orchestrated by LYNNE SHANKEL
Directed by ERIN ORTMAN
Lynne Shankel, piano – conductor
Hilary Hawke, banjo
Andie Springer, violin
Wayne Fugate, mandolin
Andrew Zinsmeister, guitar
Jim Donica, bass
Alaska Territory, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel, a childless couple in their early 40s, have fled their native Pennsylvania after the loss of their newborn child. They managed to get through their first Alaska winter as homesteaders, but their faltering marriage may not survive a second. When Mabel encounters a mysterious young girl who travels through the forest with a fox, she wants to believe it is the snowman she made, come to life. Jack refuses to believe her – until the girl appears to him, too. Is the child real, or a spirit of the dark winter woods around them? The presence of the child restores and transforms them all – until, with the arrival of spring, Mabel has to face the prospect of losing a child for the second time. SNOW CHILD is a musical about discovering love in unexpected places, overcoming loss, and trusting in the miraculous resilience of the human spirit.
KATE BALDWIN starred in the 2017 Tony Award winning Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! for which she personally received Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award nominations. Other Broadway credits include: Finian’s Rainbow (Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award nominations), Big Fish, Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Full Monty. Off-Broadway, she received Drama Desk nominations for her work in The Keen Company’s production of John & Jen and the Public Theatre’s production of Michael John LaChuisa’s Giant. Also off-Broadway: Songbird at 59E59 Street Theaters. Film: Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best. TV: “Law & Order: SVU”. PBS: “First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb” and “Live From Lincoln Center: Stephen Sondheim’s Passion.” Concerts: Chicago Humanities Festival, NSO, PSO and the American Songbook Series. Recording: Let’s See What Happens and She Loves Him: Live at Feinstein’s (PS Classics). www.kate-baldwin.com
MATT BOGART Broadway: Jersey Boys, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Civil War, Smokey Joe’s Café (TV/DVD) and Camelot (Tour). Off-Broadway: James Joyce in Himself and Nora (Outer Critics Nom.) and in Dublin, Ireland. Recent work includes, world premier of Snow Child at Arena Stage, Rochester in Jane Eyre, Most Beautiful Room in NY at Long Wharf and Billy in Carousel with Wichita Symphony. TV: HBO’s “Vinyl” as Robert Goulet, “Smash” as JFK, Law and Order & L&O: SVU. Mr. Bogart is an Affiliated Artist of Arena Stage in D.C., a theatre producer & record producer with solo recordings. www.MattBogart.com
FINA STRAZZA is delighted to continue to share the music of Snow Child after originating FAINA in the musical's World Premiere at Arena Stage. She made her Broadway debut at eight years old in the titular role of Matilda the Musical and was chosen by Mariah Carey to star in a the singer's directorial debut, Hallmark Channel's, 'A Christmas Melody,' wherein she performs a Carey-produced version of her number-one hit, "Oh Santa." She has developed roles with Broadway's Darko Tresnjak (Anastasia), Mark Brokaw (Alice Bliss), Christopher Ashley (Diana), and performed Off-Broadway (A Loss of Roses, and Animal with Rebecca Hall at Atlantic Theater). With multiple film and tv credits, Fina can next be seen in the upcoming feature films 'Callahan', 'Tribe', and 'Shadow Girl.'
SALLY MAYES The NEW YORK TIMES calls her 'incandescent, deliciously saucy.' PEOPLE Magazine describes her as 'the kind of rich theatrical voice that elevates a show tune.' And TIME Magazine says 'Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.’ Sally made her Broadway debut in Cy Coleman’s WELCOME TO THE CLUB. Her performance won critical praise along with a Theater World Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination as one of Broadway's Outstanding Newcomers. On Broadway, Sally is perhaps best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theater revival of SHE LOVES ME for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Sally appeared as Aunt Corene in URBAN COWBOY (Drama Desk nomination). She drew raves as Mae West in the National Tour of DIRTY BLONDE and also appeared in the Broadway revival of STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Sally starred in several Off-Broadway productions including CLOSER THAN EVER (Outer Critics Circle nomination), DAS BARBECUE, PETE N’ KEELY (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), PLAY IT COOL, GOOD OL’ GIRLS, and THE BEST IS YET TO COME. Film and television credits include ALPHA HOUSE, CITY HALL, DOUBLE PARKED and BYE BYE BIRDIE, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, SEX AND THE CITY, and THE JOB. Sally also appears on countless cast recordings including, CLOSER THAN EVER, SHE LOVES ME, DAS BARBECUE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, LOST IN BOSTON, UNSUNG MUSICALS, UNSUNG SONDHEIM, and NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, to mention a few. Sally has five solo albums, THE DOROTHY FIELDS SONGBOOK, OUR PRIVATE WORLD: THE COMDEN AND GREEN SONGBOOK, THE STORY HOUR, BOYS AND GIRLS LIKE YOU AND ME, and VALENTINE. Sally's much anticipated nightclub appearances have garnered her rave reviews from coast to coast, she has been nominated for twelve Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) awards, and has won two Back Stage BISTRO awards for excellence in cabaret and recording.
GERARD CANONICO is so excited to be working with this wonderful team! He was most recently seen in the Off-Broadway production of the worldwide hit sensation known as “Be More Chill” as Rich Goranski. His other notable Broadway credits include “Groundhog Day” ( Original Broadway Cast. Fred), "Spring Awakening" (Original Broadway Cast. Ensemble / Moritz Replacement ), "American Idiot" (Original Broadway Cast). His Off-Broadway credits include “Bare” (New World Stages), Dear Evan Hansen” (2nd Stage Theater), "Brooklynite" (The Vineyard Theater), and "The Talls" (2nd Stage Uptown Theater). Regional: "Be More Chill" (Two River Theater). His Feature Film work includes “Stuck”, “Boy Wonder", and ”Not Fade Away" (Director David Chase). Gerard also freelances as a musician on a variety of instruments and projects. Most notably he fronts and plays guitar in the only touring tribute band to Blink-182 known as The Dude Ranch. As well as an original band known as 5J Barrow. 5J Barrow have multiple albums online. 2 EP’s (A 3rd on it’s way) currently feature Gerard on Drums. The EP’s are entitled The Journey: Volumes 1-3. You can also hear his drumming talents on “The Fractured Years” self titled album and Declan Bennett’s album “Record:Breakup”. All are available on every streaming platform. Instagram- @GerardCanonicoOfficial
WILLIAM PARRY has originated roles in eleven Broadway productions: most recently as Jensen in last season’s Groundhog Day; as well as Stephen Sondheim’s, Sunday in the Park with George, and Passion/both filmed for PBS; Agamemnon at Lincoln Center; Gypsy with Bernadette Peters (dir. by Sam Mendes); Camelot (understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris); and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: original productions of Sondheim’s Assassins and Road Show, Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center, and Cymbeline and Dispatches at the Public Theater, among others. National Tours: A Few Good Men, Memphis, and Titanic (Captain E.J. Smith). Some 50 regional productions-favorites include: Joe Keller in All My Sons, J. Edgar Hoover in All The Way. Numerous TV and Film credits. Radio: Two seasons on Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Companion”.