'Rudolph's Christmas Spectacular' is coming to Naracoorte

WHERE do Santa's reindeers go to learn important life lessons? School of course!

That's the setting for the Naracoorte Drama Club's 2013 performance "Rudolph's Christmas Spectacular", written and directed by president Julie Thomson.

"It's a musical about all the trials and tribulations of reindeer school, all the adversities and things that happen," she said.

"Rudolph is new and experiences bullying - that's the brief synopsis.

"There will be a live band, lots of Christmas songs, dancing and a multimedia element. It's basically my interpretation of the story of Rudolph which is quite comical."

The club is currently on the hunt for budding actors and behind the scenes crew to join the team.

"You don't have to have experience, just a passion for theatre and you must be committed to rehearsals which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

"We want as many people as possible to show interest so we can start rehearsals by September. Actors won't be required to sing and we are particularly encouraging older teens and adults to get involved, rather than young children."

This is the Naracoorte Drama Club's return to the local art scene after a long hiatus.

"We have had a big break but are now we are back into the full swing of things again," Mrs Thomson said.

"We've been around a long time and have done lots of performances. They are always very well received by the community.

"This year's performance will be enjoyable for the whole family, from kindergarten aged children right up to the older year levels.

"There will be some familiar faces who have done shows in the past and hopefully a lot of new faces too."

Mrs Thomson has been involved in theatre for 30 years, starting off as a dancer and choreographer in Adelaide in many musicals.

She got into directing 18 years ago and started writing plays in about 1997.

Club secretary Lisa Caon is also a crucial part of the group and has written two productions which have been performed in Naracoorte over the years, as is treasurer Carmel Gale.

Anyone interested in being involved is invited to a meeting at the Naracoorte Hotel breakfast room at 7.30pm on Tuesday.

The performance will be in the Naracoorte Town Hall at 7.30pm on November 29.

Matinees will be held on November 30 and December 1.

For more information contact Mrs Thomson on 8762 2088 or Mrs Caon on 0400 727 805.

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