December 11 – 22, 2016


match_girl_1Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, The Little Match Girl Passion is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl learns that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, our production of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

“The piece is at once an understated narrative and an ethereal meditation.” – The New York Times

“David Lang’s retelling of Hans Andersen’s fairy tale is an entrancingly beautiful piece.” – The Guardian

“Minimalist in form and quasi-medieval in its sublime austerity.” – The Los Angeles Times



Sunday Dec. 11, 7:30pm

Monday, Dec. 12, 7:30pm

Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30pm

Tickets: $30Music Director: Chris DiStefano

Singers: John Coons, Lisa Mandelkorn, Randy Scholtz, Jenny Shotwell

Choreography: Ulyber Mangune

Dancers: Ulyber Mangune & Megan Sandico