December 4 – 29, 2019

The Snow Queen 
December 3 – 29, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, Synetic presents a whimsical, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, The Snow Queen. Join Gerda, a little girl with gumption, a magic mirror, and a quest to save her best friend, as she sets out on a life-changing journey that takes her over mountains and across distant lands to the Snow Kingdom. Once there, she harnesses her inner-strength and wit to defeat the coldest threat of all.

Run time: 65 minutes

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Join us for one of these extra-magical events:

Santa at Synetic

Dec 21st, 3:00-4:00

Join us as we celebrate the season alongside Santa Claus himself! Besides visiting with Old Saint Nick, you’ll get to play your favorite theater games, learn about our winter classes, and eat delicious holiday treats! If Synetic Classes are on your wish list this year, you’re in luck, because we’ll also be giving away a secret discount code for holiday savings!


Pair this event with that day’s performance of The Snow Queen!

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Click here for tickets to the December 21 4pm show (FOLLOWING this event)

The Snow Queen stars Darius Johnson (Ensemble), Irene Hamilton (Dream Princess), Acacia Danielson (Snow Queen), Maria Simpkins (Little Robber Girl), Moira Todd (Gerda), Dylan Arrendondo (Robber Guard), Anna Lynch (Sami Finn Woman), Joshua Cole Lucas (Kai). Understudies are Julia Holland and Pablo Guillen.

About the Creative Team:

Ryan Sellers (Director): Has been a teaching artist, actor, and director in the DC area since 2008. He wrote and directed Adventures with Mr. Bear (Arts on the Horizon) and is currently working on his next original piece with Arts on the Horizon. Recently at Synetic, he adapted and directed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Ryan has directed productions for youth include Shrek Jr. (Alice Deal Middle School), Peter Pan, Oliver, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Mary Poppins (MVCCT), Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland (Creative Cauldron), Teen Midsummer, Teen Romeo and Juliet, and Lord of the Flies (Synetic Teen Company), Lion King Jr, Seussical Jr, and Honk Jr (Aquinas Montessori). He has performed with several companies around the DC area including Shakespeare Theatre Company, Constellation Theatre, Signature Theatre, Arts on the Horizon, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Studio Theatre, Longarce Lea, and Creative Cauldron.

Emily Whitworth (Adaptor) is proud to be behind the table after adapting Titus Andronicus in 2018. As a Synetic Company Member, Emily’s acting credits include The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Sleeping Beauty, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet… the rest is silence, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Nutcracker. Other recent acting credits include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Imagination Stage; Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven at Rorschach Theatre; The Master & Margarita at Constellation Theatre; Love & Information, What Every Girl Should Know and Dry Land at Forum Theatre; and Whipping, or the Football Hamlet at Longacre Lea.

Choreographer Kelly King
Production Manager Raymond Simeon
Scenic Design/TD Phil Charlwood
Costume Designer Alexa Duimstra
Lighting Designer Doug Del Pizzo
Assistant Lighting Designer Malory Hartman
Props Designer Keli Jones
Sound Designer Thomas Sowers
Composer Koki Lortkipanidze
Technical Director Phil Charlwood
Audio Engineer Thomas Sowers
Master Electrician Alex Keen
Stage Manager Madeline Marshall
Asst. Stage Manager Jenn Nichols
Costume Intern and Wardrobe Jessica Bushkoff