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'Snow Queen' back for the whole family

After a sold-out run last December, “The Snow Queen” returns to the Ithaca stage for 12 December performances at the Cherry Artspace, 102 Cherry St.

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen classic, “The Snow Queen” tells the story of Greta, a brave young girl on a mission to rescue her best friend, Kai, from the clutches of the queen, encountering along the way a friendly reindeer, a chatty raven, a feisty robber girl and other curious characters. This year’s performance, appropriate for ages 7 and up, includes additional original songs and all-new puppetry based on drawings by Ithaca fantasy illustrator Rachel Terwilliger.

The show, directed by Samuel Buggeln, features original music by New York City-based composer Paul Leschen and poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Cornell associate professor of English.

Seating is limited. Reserve tickets ($15-$25) for Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., preview performance; Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., opening night and reception; Fridays, Dec. 15 and 22, at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 9, 16 and 23, 2 and 7 p.m.; or Sundays Dec. 10 and 17, 2 and 7 p.m. A puppet petting zoo is available after each 2 p.m. matinee.

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