Can anyone steal happiness? Living in an ice palace of dazzling beauty, the queen watches two earth children, Kay and Gerda, who live in a cozy attic home with their loving grandmother. She orders her goblin, Acha, to steal Kay, whose laughter, songs and games will enliven her frozen home and bring happiness. A jealous Acha uses his magic mirror to lure Kay and put him under a spell. Gerda is terrified but starts in search of Kay. Her only weapons against danger and cold are faith and her grandmother's song. With these she passes even the ice spears of the queen's guards and finds Kay in the throne room. He works intently with the pieces of a puzzle and does not recognize Gerda. Thoughts of home are lost. Heartbroken, Gerda falls to the ground and the goblin instantly encloses her in a cake of clear ice. A breathless audience waits for Kay to wake up! Music for two songs in book.
- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code S90000
- Cast Size 7
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 65 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | TYA
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871290694
- "This was an excellent play for students to perform. It held our young audience spell-bound with the many visual and sound effects we incorporated into it. A wonderful play for young and old."
- Review by D. LaPointe, Heroes' Memorial School, Cowansville, QB
- "The Snow Queen and the Goblin is a touching fairy tale about the importance of family and friendship. Great opportunities for characterization, costumes and set. A lot of fun!"
- Review by Lindsey Bagnaschi, Leander I.S.D., Leander, TX
- "Fantastic! Perfect for junior high level. Audiences raved, "What a spectacle!" Students love the Goblin!"
- Review by Donna King, Chapel Hill Middle School, Tyler, Texas
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "This play can be made gorgeously on a low budget if it is produced during Christmas. Add tons of sparkle with Christmas lights, tinsel and snowflakes!"
- Tip by Donna King, Chapel Hill Middle School, Tyler, Texas
- "Find someone acrobatic to play the goblin. A little tumbling makes this show really fun."
- Tip by Medina Demeter, Orrum Middle School, Orrum, N.C.