Nov 16–Dec 23, 2018

By Greg Taylor
Directed by Laura Tahja Johnson

In this area premiere, young Jessica Riggs’ family has fallen on hard times. Despite recent heartbreak, she keeps her steadfast belief in miracles—and in Santa Claus. When an injured reindeer appears in Jessica’s backyard, she believes it is Prancer. She vows to nurse the creature back to health and return it to its home in time for Christmas Eve. When the entire community finds out about
Prancer, it causes big problems for Jessica and strains her
relationship with her disheartened father.

With delightful puppetry and an uplifting message about hope, this heartwarming tale, based on the cherished 1989 film of the same name, is sure to bring joy to your holiday season.

Tickets range from $29-32. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details. 

Intended for general audiences. For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

There will be a Sign Language-interpreted performance on Sunday, November 18 at 1 pm. Please call the Box Office at 763.422.1838 to reserve seats in this section. For more information on our ASL seating policies and other accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.

School Day Matinees are available for this production. Please visit our Field Trips page and complete a reservation no later than Friday, Nov 23.

Dates and Times

Friday, Nov 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 18 at 1 pm—ASL
Friday, Nov 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov 24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov 25 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 1 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 1 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 2 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 8 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 8 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 9 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 15 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 15 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 16 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 22 at 1 pm
Saturday, Dec 22 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec 23 at 1 pm

Cast

  Valerie Heideman as Jessica Riggs

Valerie Heideman as Jessica Riggs

  Shea Krumwiede as  Carol Weatherby

Shea Krumwiede as
Carol Weatherby

  Laura Erchul AS  Miss Fairburn/Dora Benedetti

Laura Erchul AS
Miss Fairburn/Dora Benedetti

  Ellie Johnson as Megan

Ellie Johnson as Megan

  Carter Johnson as Steve Riggs

Carter Johnson as Steve Riggs

  Brandon Osero as  Dr. Benton/Pastor Williams

Brandon Osero as
Dr. Benton/Pastor Williams

  Gabriella Rosen as Rebecca Nicolson

Gabriella Rosen as Rebecca Nicolson

 Maggie Johnson as Alex

Maggie Johnson as Alex

  ANTHONY JOHNSON AS John Riggs

ANTHONY JOHNSON AS John Riggs

  Brandon Holscher as  Herb Drier/Tom Stewart

Brandon Holscher as
Herb Drier/Tom Stewart

  Ella Sontowski as Jenny

Ella Sontowski as Jenny

  Liliana Strobl as Sammy

Liliana Strobl as Sammy

  Gina Sauer as Aunt Sarah

Gina Sauer as Aunt Sarah

  Alana LaBissoniere as  Mrs. McFarland

Alana LaBissoniere as
Mrs. McFarland

  Shaine Kilyun as Natalie

Shaine Kilyun as Natalie

Prancer Puppeteers:

 Madeline Achen

Madeline Achen

 Callie Baack

Callie Baack

 

Artistic Staff

Director: Laura Tahja Johnson
Stage Manager: Joe Black
Scenic Designer: Brian Proball
Costume Designer: Kathleen Martin
Lighting Designer: Jim Eischen
Properties Designer: Brian Proball/Emma Davis
Prancer Designer: Madeline Achen
Sound Designer: Paul Estby
Composer: Warren Sampson
Asst. Stage Managers: Will Rosin, Kelley Yount
Sound Board Operator: Blues Bland
Change-Over Manager: Lea Brucker