A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Noah Brooks!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Noah Brooks! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why? 

Noah: When I got my first nerf gun because my mom did not know that my uncle was giving it to me and she got kind of mad. It was funny!

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Noah: Simple...because I love acting. And so I can spread joy throughout my community.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Hugh Durden!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Hugh Durden! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Hugh: We had gone to spend Christmas with my grandparents in Hattiesburg. We arrived, late on Christmas Eve, at a treeless home. Assuming that they had saved the decorating until I was there and eager to get to work, I asked when we were going to get the tree. My mother explained that anyone selling Christmas trees had already closed and gone home and that, no, they would not be open for last minute tree-shoppers Christmas morning, which, even at 7(?) years old, struck me as a missed marketing opportunity. I don't remember being so much perturbed as persistent. Eventually, I pointed out that the woods were full of trees and Granny had a flashlight. It was cold and dark, and the smallest pine was 60 feet tall, and for unfathomable reasons involving obscure Mississippi laws I was not allowed to climb any of them to get the top few feet. So Granddaddy's pink Cadillac went home heavily laden with holly branches. I remember an endless coil of copper wire, a broomstick, a mop handle, and adults holding branches and sighing a lot while I wired the branches into place. Even with memories that have probably been edited and enhanced by intervening decades, I can still see that poor, misbegotten Frankentree when it was finished, looking like no holly that ever lived. But then we loaded it with every ball and icicle, every inch of garland, every kernel of popped corn, and every cranberry that could be found, and it was really, truly, beautiful. It was a glorious Christmas tree in a home where, on Christmas morning, every horizontal surface above the level of the floor was covered with holly, There are a lot of questions that an adult could ask about that Christmas, questions a child wouldn't and didn't have, but there is no one to answer them. They really don't matter though, because I still have that tree here, inside me, evergreen.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Hugh: I love to act. In this show, I will be acting as if I can sing. You could call what I'm feeling excitement.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Sydnei Sutton!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Sydnei Sutton! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why? 

Sydnei: My favorite holiday memory will always be cooking with my grandmother on Christmas day. I love spending time with her. She is the sweetest and I love her so much.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Sydnei: I absolutely love Christmas and this show brings it to life in so many different ways. It’s a time where families can come together and enjoy something that will literally warm hearts.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Julius Dancy!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Julius Dancy ! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Julius: My favorite holiday memory would be long days spending time with my family, decorating our Christmas tree, and eating sweet cookies all day.

 Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Julius: This is a great show and it's so unique and full of energy, it would be great for the community to see this because it will bring families together to experience talent on stage and hear their favorite Christmas jams!!

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Jonathan Weston!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Jonathan Weston! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Jonathan: My favorite holiday memory happens on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Eve, my brother and I usually sleep in the same room and stay up late into the night whispering and dreaming about how amazing Christmas morning will be.  We anticipate what presents we will get from family and friends and all the yummy food we will get to eat, like my mom's ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Jonathan: Christmas songs are fun to share with family and friends.  I believe the songs bring joy to those that hear them and get to sing them.  It will be a fun way to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Oakley Weddle!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Oakley Weddle! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Oakley: Ever since I could remember, my mom and grandma hauled all of us down to The Pink Palace every year to see the enchanted forest. With decorated christmas trees, trains, and gingerbread houses the enchanted forest was annual affair each December. I got so excited as I waited in line to see Santa each year, frantically trying to figure out the best thing to tell him on my christmas list. "A new bike? The NEW DS LIGHT?!?" I never could decide. I cherish those memories and still look forward to it every year. Just this past December I got to see my two year old nephew experience the magic for the first time. I saw him navigate his way through the north pole scavenger hunt and talk to Mr. Claus himself for the first time! It was a sight to see as he looked around and took in all the spirit of the season. It's a tradition that will again happen this year and many more after that.  

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Oakley: Because it's truly a great show that will remind you of all the christmases past and the christmases to come. The nostalgia of childhood memories of waiting up late at night for Santa to come or Christmas Eve service singing “O holy night” or “What child is this?”. Whether your alone of in full company these holidays you can come and be a part of our family for a night! And I’m so excited for the community to see this show and have the warmth of the season fill their hearts.   Merry Christmas everyone! 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Trevor Wallace!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Trevor Wallace! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Trevor: My favorite holiday memory is when my family and I would go to my grandmothers house in celebration of Christmas. The stories I was told by my grandma Bennett still stick with me to this day. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Trevor: I believe Christmas is the most family oriented holiday that we celebrate and I'm so happy to be able to be a part of something that will get people in the spirit of Christmas! I'm even more excited to be working with the great people at SDP again!

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Lucy Sullivan!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Lucy Sullivan! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Lucy: When we were at my Cousins house in NY, and I sneaked in to see my parents wrapping presents. It was so fun to be with all my cousins that are older then me. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Lucy: For everyone to see my first performance in a full show. 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Sydney Prather!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Sydney Prather ! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Sydney: My favorite holiday tradition my family has is going to a Chinese restaurant and then going to see a movie (usually whatever the new Star Wars is) with my parents and grandparents. We’ve done it every year for as long as I can remember and it always makes me so happy!

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Sydney: The holidays kind of get a bad reputation as being a super stressful and crazy time. I hope when people come see this show they can forget about all the craziness and just have fun with their family for an hour and a half. That’s what the holidays are really about: fun times and family

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Liz Myrick!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Liz Myrick ! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Liz: I can’t say I have one in particular. I can remember my home at Christmas was full of cheer. My Mother would always play Christmas music and bake cookies. It was almost like the love in the air was palpable. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Liz: I have always enjoyed watching shows my entire life and it feels very special to be able to take the Stage. If I can just make one person smile then I have done what I set out to do. 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Linzie Mullins!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Linzie Mullins! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Linzie: I have two that I must share... 1. Every year my family gets around a birthday cake and sings happy birthday to Jesus... all of us are over 27 years old and we STILL do this. My mom bakes the same cake each year and we are required to eat before opening presents! 2. When I was very young my grandmother wrapped an empty box thinking that there was something inside it and put my name on the gift tag. I got to my last present to open, and it was the empty box. I was very young, maybe 6 or 7, so I cried and made a big deal about it! Every year she still wraps an empty box for me... and last year it was a blue Tiffany's box!

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Linzie: Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. I am so excited to share the joy of Christmas with my family and friends. But, I am mostly excited to share this show with my voice students. I have loved getting to know them and working with them on a weekly basis, but this experience will make our relationships even stronger. Averie, Amalia, Kasey, Zoey, and Mollie, let's do this!

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Rachel Moore!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Rachel Moore! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Rachel: Generally, my favorite holiday memories always involve getting together with my family on Christmas day. We always get my cousins a different board game each year, and we play them together after we all open presents.   In recent years, being fortunate enough to be a part of Lifetime of Christmas has also become one of my favorite memories. I get to spend one of my favorites seasons with my SDP family, and I couldn't be happier that I get to be a part of the show again this winter. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Rachel: I cannot wait to show both the joy of the holiday season that we all feel on stage. I hope we can share the love we have for our SDP family with the world, and that they can take that love and pass it along to everyone they meet. 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Lena McMillin!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Lena McMillin! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Lena: My favorite holiday memory is when I was five, it snowed for the first and only time ever in my life on Christmas Day. We didn’t know it was going to snow in Birmingham, where we were, so my brother and I were building a snowman in tennis shoes and jackets. My cousins had a play set in their yard and we took turns sliding down. That Christmas was a very special one.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Lena: I am very excited to share this show with my community because when I was little I was always very excited to see older kids perform in theatre and I hope to inspire others to do theatre.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Ethan Klosky!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Ethan Klosky ! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Ethan: When you wake up on Christmas morning, and wait about an hour or so, then you go downstairs and it's everything you dreamed it would be!

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Ethan: This will be my last Stage Door show because I am moving. Doing Stage Door Shows has been my favorite thing to do in Memphis, and the hardest thing to say goodbye to.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Catherine Kellett!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Catherine Kellett! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Catherine: Playing with all of my cousins  because I have 15 first cousins, and it’s fun when we can all get together. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Catherine: “Because the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” - Buds the Elf 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Brady Jones!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Brady Jones ! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Brady: My favorite memory was walking into the front room on Christmas morning seeing my new drum set.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

I'm excited to share this show with the community because I believe it is important to share the holiday spirit through music and theater.

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Jasmine James!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Jasmine James! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question: What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Jasmine: My favorite holiday memory was when I got my first bike! I felt so special and was really excited. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Jasmine: I am excited because it is about Christmas and it about the birth of Jesus Christ and His life is about love and joy. The show should make everyone feel joyous and thankful. 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Talia Hodges!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Talia Hodges! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question:  What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Talia: Christmas 2016 because my closest cousins came and we did so much like watch Christmas movies, drink warm drinks, opened presents together, and did community service! It was honestly so special to me and I can't wait to do it again.

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Talia: I can't wait for people to enjoy the show and share it with friends. I think the show will really put people in a Christmas mood and make them very cheerful. If people are not having the Christmas they wanted or imagined I think they could see the musical and turn that frown upside down!

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Amy Hill!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Amy Hill! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question:  What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Amy: 12 years ago, Adam and I brought out brand new baby, Katie, home on Christmas Day. Best Christmas present ever! 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Amy: I'm excited for the community to come together and celebrate this magical time of the year. I hope it inspires everyone to give more and love more. 

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A Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Katie Hill!

Check out our Lifetime of Christmas Cast Interview with Katie Hill! Lifetime of Christmas runs December 7-17, 2017. All performances are Pay What You Can! Click Here for more information on A Lifetime of Christmas!

Question:  What is your favorite holiday memory and why?

Katie H: When I was 8, I woke up on Christmas morning and a baby beagle was under the tree! She had been rescued from Tunica Humane Society. I loved giving a rescue a warm, safe home. 

Question: Why are you excited to share this show with your community?

Katie H: I'm excited to share this show because it's a family show that any and all can come and see, no matter their budget. 

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