Opening night of Santa’s Reindeer Revue is finally here! Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays today through December 19 at 4pm each day. For a complete list of show times click here.
As a sneak peek, we’re lucky enough to find out about some of the cast and characters from the actors themselves!
Brooks is playing Dasher in the play. Dasher is a hip, boom boxing reindeer. Brooks is 10 years old and this is his 4th year working with Reba. He enjoys learning all aspects of the theatre from Reba and especially loves all the voice exercises they do as a group. On the way to rehearsal Brooks likes to sing to get himself into character and really enjoys when he gets to charge at Donner on stage.
Donner is played by Andrew who describes his character as the oldest and strongest reindeer. Andrew says it’s fun to play Donner as an ancient and grumpy old man and he gets into character during warm-ups by thinking about what it would feel like to be that old. Andrew is 14 and this is his second mainstage show at the Children’s Theatre. He has also appeared in Kids on the Block and Custard the Dragon at the Children’s Theatre.
10-year-old Sophie plays the part of Jane – the living “Reindeer Encyclopedia” who loves reindeer and knows all there is to know about them. Sophie was also a part of the Beauty and the Beast production and the thing she likes best about acting is being on stage in front of a crowd!
Bianca plays the role of Becca, a human who is terrified by Santa’s reindeer when they first appear. Bianca’s character is the director of the play within the play of Santa’s Reindeer Revue and for inspiration she’s observed Reba’s actions as a director. Bianca is 16 and has been involved with the Children’s Theatre since 2006 when she was in Madeline at the Theatre’s old home on Marginal Way.