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


Jessica Riggs: Valerie Heideman
Steve Riggs: Carter Johnson
John Riggs: Anthony R Johnson
Aunt Sarah: Gina Sauer
Carol Weatherby: Shea Krumweide
Dr. Benton/Pastor Williams: Brandon Osero
Herb Drier/Tom Stewart: Brandon Holscher
Mrs. McFarland: Alana LaBissoniere
Miss Fairburn/Dora Benedetti: Laura Erchul
Rebecca Nicolson: Gabriella Rosen
Jenny: Ella Sontowski
Natalie: Shaine Kilyun
Megan: Ellie Johnson
Alex: Maggie Johnson
Sammy: Liliana Strobl

Artistic Staff

Director: Laura Tahja Johnson
Stage Manager: Joe Black
Scenic Designer: Brian Proball
Costume Designer: Kathleen Martin
Lighting Designer: Jim Eischen
Properties Designer: Kaila Moyers
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