Pictured: (left to right) Jen Walz, Cheryl Hurrle, Pati OHara, John Ode


When you walked into the theatre you were greeted by traditional Christmas music. If you listened to the radio growing up, you know many of these songs. The set is decked out for Christmas, a bit gaudy but not overly so. Once the show starts, you understand that you are now in Tinsel, Texas at the Snowflake Inn. This is where it all happens.

Michelle Bass plays Trina Walcott, the owner of the Snowflake Inn. She is just the epitome of southern hospitality and loves Christmas. It was Christmas all year long at the Snowflake Inn. We hear about the house keeper and Mr. Boykin, the reviewer of Bed and Breakfasts, who we soon learn abuses his power of the written word. Then the first guest arrives, Mrs. Blitzen for her secret rendezvous with Binky the elf. The scene with Mrs. Blitzen and Binky made the audience giggle the whole time they were on.

Scene two, I think was my favorite. This scene had Ennis Puckett and Della Crowder, two sisters who had been having a feud for 35 years. Oh my, I was in stitches the whole time. I was reminded of Carol Burnett and Vickie Lawrence in Mama's family. The two actresses, Patti O'Hara and Cheryl Hurrle were an excellent match for the two fighting sisters.

This show was a perfect show for Christmas. It had many different scenarios including 2 actors who are trying to spread the ashes of a fellow thespian and Honey Raye Futrelle's impending nuptials with husband number 5.5 (you'll have to see the show to get that explanation) that is put together in 2 hours with an adorable angel (John Ode) cooking the wedding feast.

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW is a nice light hearted comedy that is full of stories of the guests of the Snowflake Inn and residents of Tinsel, Texas. The audience was laughing on the way out. It is a fun time for all ages.

Photo taken by Paul Budge.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.

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