December 6-8 & 13-15, 2019
Hans Christian Andersen has delighted generations with his amazing stories: “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Brave Tin Soldier” to name only a few that made their way into movies. This Holiday Season Hans will be delighting our audiences with THE SNOW QUEEN.
Kai is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda must rescue him and her travels take us from home in Denmark through the Enchantress’s garden through forests to Lapland and Finland, and, of course, the Snow Queen’s ice palace. Charm, laughter, and some chilling thrills await us all when we meet THE SNOW QUEEN on our stage at holiday time.
JESSICA MCFARLAND is a part-time director and full-time wife to her husband Rodney and mom to her daughters Avery, Lucy, and Annabelle! She loves everything about theatre and was last seen onstage in Bay City Players’ Jesus Christ Superstar. In her 20 years stage experience highlights include an agoraphobic housewife, a dancing horse, a sneaky island monster, and a singing nun (twice!). This will be her eleventh show directing but her second for Main Stage Bay City Players, having last helmed A Christmas Story. She also writes for Great Lakes Bay Theatre Review, runs programming for Vanishing Elephant Players out of the Historic Masonic Temple, and is active at Our Lady of Peace parish. In her spare time (ha!) she enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
CRUZ JUAREZ fell in love with BCP last year when cast as a Prisoner/Guard and Moor in Man of La Mancha after 25 years away from theater work. He has written, compiled, directed and performed plays and skits for church, youth groups, and conferences. Some of his short dramas and skits were performed at World Youth Day when Pope John Paul II visited Denver, Colorado in 1993. He is getting his feet wet again as he grows with BCP. He is grateful to learn from Jessica and her inviting him to be Assistant Director for Snow Queen. He thanks his wife Angie and sons, Manny and Gabe, for being his biggest fans! Thanks BCP!
CONNOR VANSUMEREN has been active with Bay City Players for over eight years but this is his first time as a Student Director. Connor has been in two productions at Bay City Players, Jungle Book and A Christmas Story, and has been an avid participant in the Youtheatre program. Connor plays varsity tennis, bowling, and golf at Bay City Western High School.
The Snow Queen
Thad Van Tifflin