Written by Tyler J. Monroe
Directed by Allegra Libonati

Based on the Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Dates: November 10 – December 23, 2018
Times: Saturday @ 10am & 2:30pm; Sunday @ 1pm
Price: $14 – $17.50
Contact:; (773) 270-1660
Address: 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641



About the Show:

Filament’s 2014 hit is back and better than ever! When her best friend Kai is lured to the wicked Snow Queen’s palace, Gerda embarks on an unexpected quest to the ends of the world to save him. This epic story of courage and friendship across the wintry wonders of the North Pole and beyond will warm your heart with music, puppetry, and lots of theatrical magic.

Run time:
About 60 minutes; Audiences are encouraged to come early and stay up to 30 minutes after the performance to play with the actors and participate in activities.

What Parents said about our 2014 production:

  • This play blew me away! My wife and 5 yr. old son and I went last Saturday and it really was an excellent play. I thought that it would be fun for my son but it turned out that we all enjoyed it! The actors are excellent. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”
    – Brian Lovegod Smith, Audience Member via EveryBlock
  • The Snow Queen was great! My 5 year old son and my 58 year old mom both loved it.
    – Naomi Millan, Audience Member via Facebook
  • (We) went to this show on Saturday – it was fantastic!
    – Tammy Estes Woods, Audience Member via Facebook
  • What a great experience! We saw the snow queen show and could not be happier. It was easy to use my imagination and to laugh. Loved the inclusion of the audience too! Great job. :-)” – Katie Gerson, Audience Member via Facebook

What Critics said about our 2014 production:
“Sometimes a simple snowstorm is all that’s needed to warm the heart.” – Bob Bullen, Chicago Theatre Addict

Full of little surprises…it’s a sprinkling of magic in which brutal winter finally gets some comeuppance.
– Dan Jakes, TIMEOUT CHICAGO (Recommended)

More questions about your visit to Filament? Checkout our Plan Your Visit page or reach out to us:; 773.270.1660

The Team

The Creative Team

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Adaptor: Tyler J. Monroe
Director: Allegra Libonati
Costume Designer: Noël Huntzinger*
Set / Space Designer: Amy Gilman
Lighting Designer: Carley Walker
Sound Designer: Michael Huey
Snow Queen Puppet Design: Andrew Marchetti*
Stage Manager: Monica M. Brown
Assistant Stage Manager: Kira Gaudynski

The Actors

My Post-12

(Clockwise from top left)
Nico Fernandez
Sonia Goldberg
Kristin Hammargren
Andrew Marchetti*
Sarah Hecht
Rejinal Simon

* Denotes Filament Resident Artists


Watch a video from our 2014 production of The Snow Queen:


Filament will hold a sensory-friendly performance of The Snow Queen on Sunday, December 2 at 10am.

Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families with children with autism or with other sensory sensitivities.

Accommodations for this performance may include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
  • Fewer tickets will be sold making for a smaller audience size;
  • Filament staff will be on hand to be inviting and accommodating to families’ needs.

Individuals without sensory sensitivities or not accompanying those who do are encouraged to attend a different performance. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us at or by calling 773.270.1660,

School Groups

School field trips are available. Please click here for more information.


Purchase a ticket package for The Snow Queen and our Filament Holiday Special on Dec 15 and save 25%.

Visit our supporters page to view all 2018 supporters.