Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ticket Giveaway and Review of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at The Arden Theatre

Arden Children’s Theatre presents
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

November 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016




Arden Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES by playwright, director and screenwriter Laura Eason and adapted from the novel by Mary Mapes Dodge. The first of two Children’s Theatre offerings during the 2015/16 Season, HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES runs from November 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016, on the Arden’s F. Otto Haas stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia.







About the Show


My family and I had the chance to review the show this past weekend and as usual, the Arden Theatre doesn't disappoint.  We loved how the set design was done with making the stage look like an ice rink and the way they told the story. My kids loved how it looked like the cast was skating on real ice.   We also loved the lesson the show told about never giving up and being kind to others. Here is some background of the the story:


A great skating contest is announced, and the winner will receive a shiny pair of silver skates. But will Hans Brinker and his sister Gretel, with their hand-carved wooden skates, be able to compete against children who own fine steel blades? Set against a backdrop of frozen canals in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates.

Another favorite activity at the Arden is after the show the audience can ask questions to the actors.  This helps everyone to learn more about the show and it helps kids to connect with the actors.  Also, you can meet the actors and pose for pictures with them in the lobby after the show.



Hans and Gretel



Schedule and Events

The show opens on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7pm and runs through Sunday, January 31, 2016. A full calendar of events can be found here.


HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES includes weekday matinee performances for students and weekend performances for families. Single ticket prices are $20 - $36, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more, seniors, students, military, and educators. Arden Children’s Theatre 2-play subscriptions are available for $26 - $50. Call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, visit www.ardentheatre.org or walk-up at the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia


Enter to win a voucher to purchase purchase tickets to see Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at The Arden Theatre.  




Disclosure: Thanks to the Arden Theatre  for arranging for our complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. As always all thoughts and opinions are our own.


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