Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents The Snow Queen

Public performances on Dec. 12 and 13 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre (ACT) presents its production of The Snow Queen starting Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The story has been revived with the popularity of Disney’s Frozen, which is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale written in 1845.

The ACT production features school shows on Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way.

Public performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Modern dancing by the snowflakes and trolls brings new life to the play, as well as a contemporary fight scene with large masks.

The grandeur of the winter ice and snow make for a stunning set, and the evilness of a snow queen and the goodness of two children complete the recipe for an impelling tale to ring in the holiday season for all.

“It has many similarities to Frozen, but it is still very different. If you like Frozen you will love this play,” said Caylee Watrin, who plays one of the snow queens in the double cast.

Director Leslie Kemp has been directing with ACT for close to 20 years.

“The Snow Queen has a great message of perseverance and believing in yourself and your cause as well as the value of friendship. It teaches that the real magic is in everyday things that we don’t see; the idea of heart and courage.”

Artistic director Freddy Latham said the cast of 40 students aged 14 to 17 from various schools have “embraced the challenges to characters.”

Tickets are $12 and are available at The Reach Gallery Museum, Tourism Abbotsford and Jazz-Ma-Tazz or online through


Just Posted

Abbotsford couple to release video for song about domestic abuse

Saint Soldier and Rozsa held Kickstarter campaign for Dark Shades

Four new exhibitions at The Reach focus on the human body

Opening reception takes place Jan. 24 at Abbotsford gallery

Abbotsford parent OK with manure facility near school getting permit

Shannon Gaudette says permitting the currently illegal operation would mean tight regulations

Filmmakers tackle topic of youth and the social media epidemic

Mother and daughter from Abbotsford and Mission team up to create Selfless documentary

Mount Vernon defeats Burnaby South in Snowball final

Knights down Rebels 95-77 to earn 2019 championship, Abbotsford’s Mouat Hawks finish third

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

South Surrey mother didn’t have the intent to kill her daughter: defence

Closing submissions in case of Lisa Batstone underway

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Most Read