Lookingglass Announces Family Days for THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

Lookingglass Announces Family Days for THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces Family Days for The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen, conceived and directed by Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman. Family Days will be held on Saturdays, December 1 and 15, 2018, Thursday, January 3, 2019, and Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. with a meet and greet to follow at 3:15 p.m.

Family Days is a joyous celebration starting with pre-show craft projects to decorate the lobby, an enchanting matinee of The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and a Meet and Greet with Artistic Associate Kasey Foster (Ballerina) and Alex Stein (Steadfast Tin Soldier) after the show. Family Day is recommended for families with kids ages 6-12.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier runs November 7, 2018-January 13, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Tickets can be purchased online at lookingglasstheatre.org or by phone at (312) 337-0665. Use code FAM40 to secure $40 tickets for Family Days performances.

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Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Treasure Island) fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle. The unlikely adventure of a little tin soldier, brimming with love and unblinking bravery, is infused with Zimmerman's dazzling blend of storytelling through image and movement, accompanied by live musicians. Unsuspecting travelers make unexpected discoveries in this luminous tale, destined to enchant any and all of us not made of tin.

The cast features Anthony Irons (Goblin), who was recently named a Lookingglass Artistic Associate. This is Iron's first show with the company as an Artistic Associate. The cast also includes Artistic Associates Christopher Donahue (Nursemaid), and Kasey Foster (Ballerina), with John Gregorio (Rat), and Alex Stein (Steadfast Tin Soldier).

Original music for The Steadfast Tin Soldier is composed by Artistic Associate Andre Pluess and Amanda Dehnert. Musicians include Leandro López Várady (Music Director/Piano), Greg Hirte (Violin), Michal Palzewicz (Cello) and Constance Volk (Woodwinds).

The creative team includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Ana Kuzmanic (costume design), TJ Gerckens (lighting design), Artistic Associate Andre Pluess and Christopher M. LaPorte (sound design), Leandro López Várady (associate arranger), Ensemble Member Tracy Walsh (choreography), Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (circus choreography), Blair Thomas (puppet design), Tom Lee (puppet design), Amanda Hermann (properties) and Isaac Schoepp(rigging design).

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