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THREE SNOW BEARS – JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019

THREE SNOW BEARS

JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 18, 2019   (ALL AGES)

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A DELIGHTFUL TWIST ON A CLASSIC FAIRY TALE
WORLD PREMIERE

Based on the book THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett
Script and Lyrics written by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music Composed by Shirley Mier

“She came to the biggest igloo she’d ever seen. ‘Who lives here?’ she wondered, and she went inside.” Ride along with us this winter through the magnificent Arctic landscape of award-winning author Jan Brett’s delightful twist on the Goldilocks tale. A search for her missing sled dogs leads Aloo-ki to an igloo she can’t resist exploring…. Yet, while she is making herself at home, the Three Snow Bears are out walking, waiting for their breakfast to cool off…An endearing snow bear family and a curious Inuit girl meet center stage in our world premiere musical adaptation of the picture book by the best-selling author/illustrator of The Mitten and Hedgie’s Surprise.

CAST

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CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

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Cody R. Braudt (Director) – Cody is a director, writer, and designer for live performance and theatrical experiences. Spending much of his time in generative theatre settings across the country, Braudt has collaborated on critically acclaimed work with artists such as Jon Ferguson, Whit MacLaughlin, Randy Weiner, Alexander Demers, and Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus.  As a director, his work has been seen at Stages Theatre Company, CREA Theatre Project, The Riley-Jacques Barn, The Depot Coffee House, The CalArts New Works Festival, The Trailer Trash Project, The CalArts Coffeehouse Theater, and the Shank Black Box Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. In 2013, Braudt worked along-side New York City’s finest directors, designers, producers, chefs, and artist on the creation of Queen of the Night (an intimate reimagining of The Magic Flute) at The Paramount Hotel in Times Square. The production was hailed by The New York Times as “A Circus of Intimate Sensation”.

DATES + SHOWTIMES

Friday, January 18, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Monday, January 21, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Thursday, January 24, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Friday, January 25, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Thursday, January 31, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Friday, February 1, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 2, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Friday, February 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 12:30 PM
Friday, February 15, 2019 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – 4:00 PM
Monday, February 18, 2019 – 10:00 AM

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In this section you will find:

  • SHOW BACKGROUND – See below
  • TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW

TIPS & RESOURCES TO ENJOY THE SHOW

SHOW BACKGROUND

Based on the book THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett
Script and Lyrics written by Jennifer Kirkeby
Music Composed by Shirley Mier

MEET THE DIRECTOR: 

Cody R. Braudt (Director) – Cody is a director, writer, and designer for live performance and theatrical experiences. Spending much of his time in generative theatre settings across the country, Braudt has collaborated on critically acclaimed work with artists such as Jon Ferguson, Whit MacLaughlin, Randy Weiner, Alexander Demers, and Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus.  As a director, his work has been seen at Stages Theatre Company, CREA Theatre Project, The Riley-Jacques Barn, The Depot Coffee House, The CalArts New Works Festival, The Trailer Trash Project, The CalArts Coffeehouse Theater, and the Shank Black Box Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. In 2013, Braudt worked along-side New York City’s finest directors, designers, producers, chefs, and artist on the creation of Queen of the Night (an intimate reimagining of The Magic Flute) at The Paramount Hotel in Times Square. The production was hailed by The New York Times as “A Circus of Intimate Sensation”.


THE SHOW CREATORS

JAN BRETT   (BOOK AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR)    With over forty one million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, “I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I’m drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.”

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. “It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain,” she says. “I’m delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.”

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. “From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children’s books.”     Courtesy of www.janbrett.com

 


 

JENNIFER KIRKEBY   (PLAYWRIGHT/LYRICIST)    Jennifer Kirkeby has been involved in theatre for over 25 years as a playwright, actress, choreographer, director and teacher. She has worked with Stages Theatre Company for over a fifteen years, writing the memorable productions of Dot and Tot of Merryland, Madeline’s Christmas, The Frog Prince, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Twelve Dancing Princesses, all published by Dramatic Publishing, as well as Harriet and Walt; The Mitten, Owl Moon; Aladdin and His Magical Lamp; The Paper Bag Princess; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle Quack; Duck for President; If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Llama, Llama Red Pajama, Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Bear Snores On, The Snow Queen; The Velveteen Rabbit; and last season’s The Nightingale. Other work includes Eyes Wide Open, a touching play about a teenage girl struggling with anorexia, which continues to tour schools. Jennifer is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., The Playwrights’ Center, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

SHIRLEY MIERSHIRLEY MIER   (COMPOSER) is a composer, music director and educator. She composes music of all kinds, in the theatre, concert and educational world. Theatre remains the focus of her creativity, both as a composer and music director, although she also continues to write concert and educational music for a variety of ensembles, including concert band, string quartet and piano duet. Her work includes a wide spectrum of topics—from Alexander the Great to the Three Billy Goats Gruff. This is her tenth collaboration with Jennifer Kirkeby for a world premiere musical at Stages Theatre Company. Past collaborations include Llama Llama Holiday Drama, Madeline’s Chirstmas, The Paper Bag Princess, T’was the Night Before Christmas, If You Give A Moose A Muffin, Twelve Dancing Princesses, and The Nightingale. In May 2005, Shirley completed her Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Minnesota, where she also earned her M.A. in Composition in 2002 with a minor in Theatre Arts. She earned her B.A. in Music from Grinnell College in 1988. Shortly thereafter she moved to Minneapolis to do a theatre gig, and has lived here ever since. She is currently a music instructor at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. Courtesy of www.shirleymier.com

Copyright © 2007 by Jan Brett. All right reserved.

Produced by arrangement with G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

This Work may not be acted in whole or in part by amateur or professionals without formal permission and the payment of a royalty.  All inquiries should be addressed to: Penguin Young Readers Group, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 (Attn: Subsidiary Rights Dept.).

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