Ringwald Theatre to Stage SNOW GIRLS, 11/22-12/16
Warm up your jazz hands this holiday season as Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre presents Snow Girls! Adapted by Richard Read, Snow Girls continues The Ringwald's long tradition of presenting loving parodies of well-known movies and TV shows. Snow Girls joins such past shows as Silent Night of the Lambs, The Bad Seed, The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, Thank You For Being a Friend: The Unauthorized Golden Girls Musical among others.
A parody of the so-terrible-it's-fabulous 1995 movie Showgirls, Snow Girls follows one brave, ambitious woman on her quest for fame, fortune, and an igloo to call her own. Watch as our heroine, Nomey, braves ice floes, polar bears, and Elvis impersonators to reach the shiny, shimmery, oh-so-wintry North Pole. But life in the big city isn't all popsicles and snow-cone stands - the town is littered with wannabe stars, all craving the warm glow of the Northern Lights! But Nomey has an advantage over them: drive and ambition. And really good hair.
Armed with just a switchblade and a dream, Nomey starts her climb to the top, boldly strutting across the backs of her competition. She dodges the advances of creepy gingerbread men, wise-cracking reindeer - even the villainess of all villainesses, Miss KrystAl Berger! But will one holly, jolly man prevent Nomey from reaching the summit she longs for? Or will he meet the fate of every other ho-ho-ho who stood in her way?
Dyan Bailey, returning to the director's chair after this summer's wildly popular Mommie Queerest, directs a cast that includes Joe Bailey as Nomey, Lisa Melinn as Krystal, and Brenton Herwat (star of The Ringwald's Making Porn) as Kyle McLachlan. Rounding out the cast are Alex D. Hill, Genevieve Jona, Jeff Mansk, and Dan Morrison.
Snow Girls opens Friday, November 22 and plays through Monday, December 16 at 8pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $20.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are HALF OFF the original ticket price at only $10 a ticket. All students can now receive a $5 discount off normal ticket price on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (available at the box office the day of the show with valid student ID). Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.
The Ringwald opened their doors six years ago on May 11, 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theatre community. Past Productions include: August: Osage County, When the Rain Stops Falling,, The Bad Seed, Making Porn, The Book of Liz, Rent, and Love! Valour! Compassion!. The Ringwald was named 2009, 2012 and 2013 Best Theatrical Troupe by Real Detroit and Best Place to See Local Theatre in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the readers of Metro Times.
Photo by Brandy Joe Plambeck