Li'l Buds Theatre to Present THOSE SILLY REINDEER, 12/12-29

Li'l Buds Theatre presents Those Silly Reindeer! This original musical for families was co written by J. Preddie Predmore and the critically acclaimed actress Jenny Lamb most recently praised for her work as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Light Opera Works. Li'l Buds continues it's tradition of casting professional actors and children together to create a high quality theatrical experience that speaks to kid and adult audiences alike.

It's almost Christmas Eve at the North Pole and something is wrong! Holli, the Snow Princess has gone on vacation and since she left, temperatures have been rising. All the snow has melted and those silly reindeer can't take off and fly, because the grass tickles their hooves. Santa must send Jack the Bird and LeeLee the Christmas Tree off on an adventure to find Holli and bring her back before Christmas Eve. Will they reach Holli in time? Will Christmas be saved????

About Li'l Buds: Li'l Buds Theatre is a nine-year-old 501c3 company dedicated to enriching the lives of children of all backgrounds through theatre and the performing arts. Each year we produce two main stage shows for families in the winter and in the spring, including our extremely popular original holiday musical series written by 2 time Jeff Award winning actress Maggie Portman, critically acclaimed actress Jenny Lamb, and Rogers Park actor J. Preddie Predmore. Li'l Buds also holds classes, workshops, camps and residencies at our Edgewater studio location and at many schools and theaters across Chicago. Our ensemble of teaching artists have worked with such companies as Broadway in Chicago, Drury Lane, Paramount Theatre, Porchlight Music Theatre, Blindfaith, Theo Ubique, Lifeline, Dog and Pony, A Red Orchid, Pegasus, Black Ensemble, Congo Square and ATC.

Dates, times and tickets:

December 13-29 (press opening begins December 12 Thursday at 7:00pm)

Fridays at 6:30pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 6:30pm, and Sundays at 11:00 am

Rivendell Theater 5779 N Ridge Ave Chicago, IL 60660

Tickets available at Tickets $18 adults and $12 children 12 and under and senior citizens.

Transportation and Parking: There is free parking at Senn High School parking lot, which is located 1 block (north)west on Ridge Avenue. The lot is only accessible off of Thorndale Avenue, which runs one way. CTA Red Line Bryn Mawr or Thorndale stops. CTA Busses #84 Peterson, #22 Clark, or #36 Broadway.

The theatre is handicap accessible.

CREATIVE TEAM: Director: J Preddie Predmore; Choreographer: Maggie Portman (Jeff Award Winning Actor and Nominated Choreographer); Musical Director: Jenny Lamb; Costumes/props: Li'l Buds Theatre; Guitarist: Gregg Mandel.

CAST: Jack the Bird - Elliot Burton; LeeLee the Christmas Tree - Brandon Lewis; Santa J. - Preddie Predmore; Holli the Snow Princess - Brittany Bradshaw; Elf - Maggie Smith; Reindeer - Madeline Reece, Merlinda Akindele, Ashley Franklin, and Sarah Johnson.

Pictured: (clockwise l-r) Lucas Chase, Emily Hawkins, Aidan Van Nest, Abby Quigley as the Silly Reindeer. Photography by Jenny Lamb.

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