About CHANCE THE SNAPPER

CHANCE THE SNAPPER

Concept and Book by Rose Freeman

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Spicer W. Carr

Directed by Rose Freeman

Music Direction & Orchestration by Patrick Tice-Carroll

Streaming on video April 9-23, 2021


"Urbs in Horto" meaning "City in a Garden" is the latin motto of the great city of Chicago, Illinois. But in the summer of 2019, that garden was invaded by a large reptile spotted lurking in one of the windy city's glorious public park features: The Humboldt Park Lagoon.  Now the city with big shoulders, the second city, the whole smelly onion, is in crisis.  Based on a true story about an

alligator (dubbed Chance the Snapper) that brought a major metropolitan area to its knees, this fun and touching musical follows park officials, corrupt politicians, city flag obsessed Chicagoans, anxious herpetologists, and one plucky young alligator in peril as they work together to find the meaning of allyship, friendship, community, and home.



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Located on the northern edge of the Avenue of the Arts, Temple Theaters, the production program of the Department of Theater, has established itself as one of the finest nationally-ranked theater training programs in the nation. Temple University‚Äôs Department of Theater offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in acting, design, directing, musical theater, playwriting and theater education. As part of Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts, the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts offers hallmark programs in theater, film and media arts that engage students with nationally and internationally recognized faculty and fuse the high-quality training with rigorous scholarship and artistry.