The Snow Queen

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. 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 steampunk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you’ll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.

Winner of the 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award, a program of The New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Roles
5W, 4M
Musicians
8
Duration
120 Min

Instrumentation

8 Musicians

Bass, Drums, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Percussion, Violin

Casting

Gerda
Female
A bright, precocious, adventurous girl. Her chronological age is less important than her emotional age, which will evolve from pre- to post-adolescence over the course of her journey. Clear soprano with a strong belt and rock feel.

Kai
Male
A bright, inquisitive boy. Sweet and innocent to start, he grows dark, self-possessed, and obsessive as he goes deeper into the world of the Snow Queen. Like Gerda, he evolves from pre- to post-adolescence. Sweet-voiced early, a rock tenor by the end.

Grandmother
Female
Kind and caring, she tries to protect the children by keeping them ignorant of the dangers in the world. Mezzo.

Snow Queen
Female
A force of nature to be reckoned with. Powerful, mercurial, demanding, and alluring. She is beautiful, cold, and hard, just like her ice and snow. Soprano with a rock feel.

The Rose
Female
The superstar of the floral world. She loves to be admired.

The Troll
Male
Mischievous, playful, amoral. He is not so much malevolent as he is unfeeling. Bari/tenor.

The River
Male
An elemental force— swirling, powerful and unyielding. He has much to teach. Baritone.

Garden Witch
Female
Needy, cunning, and a little dotty. She is powerful yet very scattered. Mezzo.

Flowers
Vain, beautiful, simple-minded, and competitive. They love the sun and crave attention. Each has their own unique qualities and they like to talk about them.

The Old Crow
Male
Noble, forgetful, and aged. He believes he’s much younger than he really is. Speaks like a World War I British flying ace. He wants one more grand adventure. He has the IQ of a bird. Bari/tenor.

Lady Crow
Female
His devoted, besotted lady-friend. She also has the IQ of a bird. Mezzo.

A Princess
Female
An untraditional princess. Geeky and adventurous, she’s always eager to know and learn more. No matter what time of day or night, she seems to be on way too much caffeine. Explosive energy, she is hopelessly in love with the Prince. Mezzo.

A Prince
Male
See Princess. They are a perfect match.

Robber Girl's Mother
Female
Scary and demanding and the leader of the toughest, roughest gang in the woods. She always gets her way— except when her daughter is around.

Robber Gang
Not bright, not well-kept, and awfully loud.

Robber Girl
Female
She is the scariest tween you’ve ever met. Demanding, hormonal, volatile, half-princess and half-ogre. She confuses fear and love and seems to know things way beyond her years about what happens in the night. Punk rocker. Strong rock belt.

The Reindeer
Male
The most noble, honorable beast on the ice. From a royal reindeer family, he is the strong, loyal friend you want beside you on any difficult journey. Tenor.

Two Pigeons
They are birds from the San Fernando Valley. Not very bright and very self-absorbed.

Woman of the North
Female
Wise, powerful, spiritual— she is both of this world and not of this world. She can see beyond the things of the real world. Mezzo.

Snowflake Soldiers
They are powerful fighters. After Gerda defeats them, we see the children trapped inside that she has released.

Guidelines:
We suggest the above roles be played in the following tracks, with Gerda, Kai, and the Snow Queen not doubling. The authors prefer a diverse cast. Actor 1 – The Troll, a Flower, the Prince, the Reindeer. Actor 2 – Grandmother, Garden Witch, Lady Crow, Robber Girl’s Mother, Woman of the North. Actor 3 – Flower, Robber Gang, Pigeon, Ensemble. Actor 4 – The Rose, A Princess, Robber Girl, Ensemble. Actor 5 – Flower, Pigeon, Ensemble. Actor 6 – The River, the Old Crow, a Flower, Ensemble.

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

15 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

Orchestrations

Bass, Drums, Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Percussion, Violin

Promotional Resources

The Snow Queen Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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The Snow Queen Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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The Snow Queen Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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The Snow Queen Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $14 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Performance Tracks

Our top-quality digital performance tracks are sent to you through a simple link. Quickly download them to your computer, tablet or smartphone and start rehearsing!

$200

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

Sound Effects Package

Storms, screeching cats, mysterious footsteps and many more spooky sounds create the sonic landscape of this haunted mansion. Our easily downloadable SFX package includes all the necessary noises to enhance your production. No additional software is required so you can simply run these from a computer, phone or tablet.

$100

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)