The Match Girl's Snow Queen
Facsimile Edition, 50 min.
Among Larson's theater projects are two with Joe Martin: a musical, The Match Girl's Snow Queen, produced in 1993 at American University in Washington, D.C. by Open Theatre, of which she was a founding member, and incidental music for a stylized production of Strindberg's Ghost Sonata in 1988 at American Showcase theater (published by I.E. Clark). With Michael Oliver, Larson wrote Seven Faces, a theater piece based on the seven stages of grief, that was performed as a song cycle in 1990 by the University of Maryland's 20th Century Ensemble.
|Match Girl's Song||mp3||Robber Drinking Song|
|Troll Scene||mp3||Wild Doves||mp3|
|In the Valley Grow the Roses||mp3||Lullaby for Robber Granny||mp3|
|Sleigh Ride||mp3||Over Plains|
||mp3||What Love Can Do||mp3|
|Hoping||The Years Go By|
|Robbers Opening Scene||mp3||Finale||mp3|
The Open Theatre cast of the Snow Queen includes: Leigh Wirth as The Match Girl, Bert Wirth as The Grandmother, Lisa Lias as Gerda, Raquis Petree as Kay, Steve Wilhite as Crow & Robber & Granny, Deborah Holstine as Lady Crow, Ellen Boggs as The Finn Woman, Stella Davie as Robber Girl, Edie Senter as Princess & Lapp Woman & Snow Queen, Mark Simpson as Reindeer and, as many others, is in the Ice Chorus. The musicians are: Edith Di Bartolo, piano; Lillian Armstrong, flute; Kevin Cordt, trumpet; Jane Creagan, percussion; and Anna Larson, synthesizer. The director is Joe Martin and musical direction is by Anna Larson.