The Snow QueenOne of our family’s most treasured traditions during the Christmas season is to get all dolled up and spend an afternoon downtown.  The highlight of this afternoon is attending The Children’s Theatre holiday production of the year and then we follow it up with dinner at Arnold’s.  This year the Children’s Theatre will be presenting “The Snow Queen” and we are thrilled to get to go see it.  I love how they have a different tale to tell each holiday season, and the shows are designed with the young ones in mind, so they are always short enough to keep the attention of young children without making them feel restless in their seats.  I have a voucher to give away that can be exchanged for two tickets to see “The Snow Queen” for one lucky reader to win.

More Details About the Snow Queen ::

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati continues its 90th MainStage Season celebration with THE SNOW QUEEN, directed by Jay Goodlett. Music by Steve Goers, book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli.

Embrace the season with this chilling show, based on the original frozen fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.  In this wintry tale, a prince and princess find themselves torn apart by an ill-advised wish that the Snow Queen must grant during the Winter Solstice.  Come see Prince Kai, Princess Gerda and her comrades as they enter a world of the unknown to reunite with each other once again.

The_Snow_Queen_FixedThe story has been adapted by Chicago playwright Alyn Cardarelli, along with his Cincinnati writing partner Steve Goers.  Their collaborations on musicals for children include world premiere adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Stellaluna, and How I Became a Pirate. Productions of THE SNOW QUEEN were featured twice in the history of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati — once in 1965 performed at the Emery Theatre and once in 1975 performed at the Taft Theatre. THE SNOW QUEEN is ideal for family with children ages 4+.

THE SNOW QUEEN, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through December 13. 7:30 p.m. Friday December 5; Saturday December 6 and December 13, 2 PM and 5 PM; Sunday, December 7, 2 PM; Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000 and

Q102 and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati are proud to collect items for St. Joseph Orphanage at all performances of THE SNOW QUEEN.  Children and adults are encouraged to bring any new or unwrapped item and we’ll collect them in the Taft Theatre lobby.  Visit for details.

 And don’t miss Brunch with Santa on Saturday, December 13 at 11:30 AM.  Tickets for this event are $35 for brunch only, show tickets must be purchased separately.  Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in the Taft Theatre Ballroom for a festive holiday brunch, music, crafts, a visit from Santa and his friends and memories to last a lifetime.  Seating is limited.  Call 513-569-8080 ext. 14 for reservations.

“The Snow Queen” Ticket Voucher Giveaway ::

The Details ::
I have a voucher to give away that can be redeemed for 2 tickets to see The Snow Queen at the Taft Theatre on Friday, December 5th at 7:30pm.  I will draw one random winner on Wednesday, November 26th at  8pm.  The winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to contact me via email or another name will be drawn. I will mail you the voucher which you will need to take to the Taft Theater box office the day of the show (one hour before) to trade for tickets.   Subject to availability.  Please be sure you are available on this date before entering the giveaway.

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Disclaimer: I was given tickets to give away as well as two tickets for my family to attend the show.  The opinions are 100% my own!