The Creative Arts Guild and Ballet Dalton announce their 14th annual production of "The Snow Queen," a ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name, which will be presented in five performances Nov. 21-24 at Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia. The dancers will be joined for the fourth year by the 29-piece Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra.
"The Snow Queen" introduces the audience to four royal sisters: Spring Princess (a kind, but lonely woman), Summer Princess (playful, but selfish), Fall Princess (a wild gypsy) and the Snow Queen (beautiful, but cold and conniving). When the Queen of the Sprites and her little Sprites make a magic mirror that controls the seasons of the four sisters, Snow decides that she alone wants to possess the mirror and steals it.
When stolen, the mirror shatters into a million pieces. One shard lands in the eye of a village girl, Kay, which leads the Snow Queen on a search to find Kay and get the shard back.
If you go
* What: “The Snow Queen”
* Where: Dalton High School, 1500 Manly St., Dalton, Ga.
* When: 7 p.m. Nov. 21-23; 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24
* Admission: $18 adults, $13 senior adults and students
* For more information: www.creativeartsguild.org
Dalton High School Players will narrate the show as Hans Christian Andersen and his wife, Anne, traveling through the story with the audience.
"The Snow Queen presents a magical journey through the seasons, ending with the message that love conquers even the coldest of hearts," says Guild Dance Director Jessie Fincher.
Every facet of the ballet has been hand-selected by Fincher and former assistant dance director Elizabeth Fisher. The musical score incorporates pieces from composers Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Delibes.
Performances are scheduled from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. However, only the 2 p.m. matinee will feature all of the music and magic of "The Snow Queen" in an abridged, narrated format specifically designed for young audiences and their families.
While attending a performance, don't miss browsing gift items in the Snow Queen Boutique in the lobby during intermission and after the show.
For tickets or more information: 706-529-3442.