Rose skids across the frozen lake on her journey to find the Rime Witch

Rose and the Rime Charms, Ticket #Giveaway

For most of the country, this winter has been pretty brutal and Chicago is no exception. But it  has also been one of my favorite winters as the cold weather has given me plenty of time to get cozy with JRB and spend quality time with my friends. Slowing down has also allowed me to finally buy AppleTV, hook up with NetFlix, read “The Shack,” and see some amazing plays. Recently, I went to the Chopin theatre (which is a super cool, very eclectic theatre in the city) where I saw a fascinating and inventive fairytale that is 2 parts Greek tragedy and 1 part pure magic. The play, “Rose and the Rime,” follows young Rose portrayed by Paige Collins who sets out to avenge her parents’  death and rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch (Ericka Ratcliff) which will remove a spell that keeps her small town (Radio Falls) frozen in perpetual winter. When the coin is returned, the “frozen spell” is lifted and there is joy and hope and warmth if only for a moment before greed, envy and hubris kick in. The production is a visual masterpiece with inventive stagecraft, beautiful choreography and some very clever songs. It was written by Nathan AllenChris Mathews and Jake Minton, directed by Nathan Allen, and beautifully choreographed by Tommy Rapley. Although it is said to be suitable for “kids ages six and up” I think it’s really best for  adults as this dark fairytale places characters in precarious positions and explores some heavy duty themes that seem too dark for most kids to comprehend  (although I imagine High school students would really enjoy the production). I think it is a stunning production and well worth your time seeing it, especially on a wintery afternoon or evening. 

The critically acclaimed show has been extended through March 23, 2014 (before it moves on to Miami) Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Current ticket prices range from $20 to $45. Ticket prices for the extension (After March 9) range from $20 – $45  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 773.769.3832.


We are giving away 4 tickets to this awesome production to one of our lucky readers. Simply like us on Facebook and leave a comment under this post or our Facebook post to be included. We will choose a winner on Thursday Feb. 20,2014 at 5  pm EST. Good luck!