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The Snowy Day – 2021

After evaluation of the current situation of Covid-19 in our community, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth has made the difficult decision to postpone the production of The Snowy Day (Feb 19-27). Our hope is to be able to offer this beautiful and wonder-filled play in November-December of 2022. 

At SteppingStone, our first priority is the safety and wellness of young people and their families. The production of The Snowy Day is special in that half of the audience is made up of elementary children attending through their schools. Historically, a large portion of SteppingStone’s school audience comes from communities that have been hard hit by Covid and that remain at high risk. Schools and families are grappling with restrictions on field trips, difficult access to buses, and the uncertainty stemming from the possibility of another wave of covid. Given these obstacles, postponing the production to a time when all young people can return to the theatre with a spirit of wonder and togetherness is the best thing that SteppingStone can do for them.


About

The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure comes to life in The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats. This story celebrates the joy in the seasons of a child’s world. 

A timeless classic, The Snowy Day is the most checked-out volume of all time at the New York Public Library and is known for being the first book featuring an African American child to win the Caldecott Medal (The Atlantic). This new ensemble-driven production will explore connections to water and the changing of the seasons through movement and storytelling.

Directed by Ansa Akyea

Age Recommendation
This show is specifically designed for PreK through Grade 4, but the whole family will enjoy the wonder!

Run Time
Approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.

Tickets
$12-16


FOR EDUCATORS

To serve schools, SteppingStone is developing new school residency programs (in school or through zoom) to offer this Spring. We are hard at work crafting a curriculum that will be standards based and full of positivity and togetherness to support the socio-emotional needs of your students. 

With questions, contact School and Community Program Manager Amanda Hestwood at amanda@steppingstonetheatre.org or 651-225-9265.


Show Credits

Script by

JEROME HAIRSTON  

Based on the books by

EZRA JACK KEATS

Music by

VICTOR ZUPANC

The Snowy Day was originally produced by the Children’s Theatre Company in 2016

THE SNOWY DAY is published by
Plays for Young Audiences

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7th Place Plaza
20 W 7th
St Paul, MN 55102


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. We stand firmly in opposition to racism, and our programs challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and seek equity for all, including Black people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people of all economic backgrounds, people of all religions, and people with disabilities. SteppingStone collaborates with families to meet students’ needs, whether they are social, academic, developmental, or physical.

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Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

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