If you didn't catch The Snow Queen when it played here last year, put it on your theatre-going list now. And even if you did, it's worth checking out, for the show's been tightened and revised with another key player.
Using Patrick Cardy's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story as well as his score for string quartet, director/performer Alon Nashman and his artistic associates have crafted a moving, visually impressive piece about the power of love. It's a fine show for family audiences.
Members of the Tokai String Quartet make as strong a contribution as Nashman, and Andrea Lundy's lighting and video are just as special. New this time around is the figure of the Snow Queen herself, played with icy intensity by Kate Alton, dancing to Claudia Moore's choreography.
See an extended review of the show in this Thursday's NOW, and for performance times, www.youngcentre.ca.