The Steadfast Tin Soldier
at the Lookingglass Theatre Company
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the return of Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman’s
instant holiday classic The Steadfast Tin Soldier, from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. This holiday show, perfect for the whole family, runs until January 26, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
The cast features Artistic Associates Kasey Foster (Ballerina) and Anthony Irons (Goblin), with Joe Dempsey (Nursemaid), John Gregorio (Rat), and Alex Stein (Steadfast Tin Soldier). Original music for The Steadfast Tin Soldier is composed by Artistic Associate Andre Pluess and Amanda
Musicians include Leandro López Várady (Music Director/Piano), Greg Hirte (Violin), Juan Horie (Cello), Emma Hospelhorn (Flutes) and Constance Volk (Flutes). The creative team
includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Ana Kuzmanic (costume design), TJ Gerckens (lighting
design), Artistic Associate Andre Pluess and Christopher M. LaPorte (sound design), Leandro López Várady (associate arranger), Ensemble Member Tracy Walsh (choreography), Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (circus choreography), Chicago Puppet Studio (puppet design), Amanda
Herrmann (properties) and Rigability Inc. (rigging design).
Hans Christian Andersen’s story about a little tin soldier who never gives up comes back to
Lookingglass for a winter-time curtain call. Ensemble Member Mary Zimmerman
(Metamorphoses, Treasure Island) fashions an extravagant and exhilarating spectacle, infused with music and movement.
Don’t miss the triumphant return of Chicago’s newest Holiday tradition, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. “I’m very glad that our little Tin Soldier managed to march his way into the hearts
of so many, and that he’ll be coming back again in the Holiday season steadfast as ever. We wanted to make something that was visually and emotionally overpowering, as well as very funny, and do that with no spoken language at all,” says Mary Zimmerman. “People of all ages and from around the world are able to watch the show and feel it all the same, no English required. I think the silence of the character, and the beautiful music that accompanies their adventure allows older members of the audience to fall into a private, younger part of themselves; and for children, they are watching something in the manner they are used to: gathering up the story through the intensity of their earnest attention, through their intelligence which has no words.” The Steadfast Tin Soldier is
recommended for ages 5+.
Subscriptions are on sale for the 2019-2020 season, with three shows created by Lookingglass
Ensemble Members. Subscribers can choose between a 3-play subscription, 2-play subscription, or two flex pass options: the Gglasspass, or for those under 35, the Madhatter’s Club. 3-play subscriptions range $116-$170, and 2-play subscriptions range from $77–$113. 2-play subscriptions include Her Honor Jane Byrne and Lookingglass Alice. The Gglasspass is a flex pass available to all ages.
Gglasspass holders receive 3 tickets for $150 OR 4 tickets for $200 that can be used in any combination and denomination for any Lookingglass production in the 2019-2020 season. There is parking at 875 N. Michigan, Water Tower Place and Olympia Center Garage reduced tuition for Lookingglass’ renowned classes and summer camps, and access to exclusive subscriber-only events.? For season
subscription and ticket information, call the Lookingglass Theatre box office at (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org