How far would you go to save a friend?
Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you'll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.
This show is performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production included reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. The theatre lobby will have a quiet/activity area, staffed with autism specialists, for those who needed to leave their seats during the performance.
Downloadable social narratives (in Word format), with pictures of the theatres and productions, will be made available in advance of the performances. These are designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD. As with all NYMF performances, tickets are only $25, which includes one fidget per seat.
Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as consultant, www.tdf.org/autism.
Running Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, plus one intermission.