Boothbay Region Y Arts performance

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 1:15pm

    A classic Christmas tale came to life at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta in the first of two performances (Dec. 14-15) by the Boothbay Region Y Arts Youth Actors on Thursday, Dec. 14.

    “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.,” done under the direction of Y Arts Director Emily Mirabile and performed by 34 actors, received rave reviews from audience members, who filled most of the seats in the theater.

    “Cute,” “Well done,” “A fun show” and “Festive” were some of the comments heard by the newspaper after the lights were turned up.

    Familiar songs such as “A Holly, Jolly Christmas,” “We’re a Couple of Misfits,” “Fame and Fortune,” “Silver and Gold,” “The Most Wonderful Day of the Year,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and, of course, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” were sung as actors and dancers lit up the stage.

    Some of the performers were on the stage for the first time and the cast featured several veterans of Y Arts.

    The cast included: Imij Armstead (Sam, the narrator/“Silver and Gold” dancer); Collin Cantillo (Rudolph); Luke Barker (Young Rudolph); Lina Minzer (Hermey the dentist elf); Scout Martin (Yukon Cornelius/ Elf); Jessie Ullo (Clarice, Rudolph’s reindeer friend); Finn Sullivan (Santa Claus); Kayla Watts (Mrs. Claus/“Silver and Gold” dancer/Misfit cow); Ireland Teele (Abominable Snow Monster); Jonathan Bernier (Donner); Kyleigh Cole (Mrs. Donner); Lucie Hollon (Blitzen/King Moonracer); Fiona Bishop (Coach Comet/“Silver and Gold” dancer/Misfit pig); Mabel Kaler (Cupid/Clarice’s mother/“Silver and Gold” dancer); Fireball (Roy Journagan); Dancer (Samantha Colby); Grace Thornton (Prancer/Reporter/“Silver and Gold” dancer); Oscar Mirabile (Charlie, the Misfit Jack-in-the-Box/Elf); Maria Del Rio (Dolly/Elf); Oliver Herrick (Misfit spotted elephant/Elf); Gilles Urwin (Misfit cowboy/Elf/Reporter); Evelyn Michaud (Misfit train/Elf); Presley Crommett (Misfit bird-fish, Elf); Grace Olcott (Misfit plane/Elf); Violet Baldwin (Boss Elf); Enilea Burns (Elf); Kaylee Wayda (Elf); Norah Ballard (Elf); Alice Morier (Elf); Penelope Navarrete (Elf); Harper Westhaver (Reporter/Aviator Elf); Isla Sullivan (Reporter/Elf); Betsy Rasher (Reporter/Elf) and Lucas Colby (Baby Reindeer).