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
…. and more!
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.'