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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cinderella's Christmas at RIC this Sunday!

Cinderella's Christmas!

Rhode Island College Alumnus, David Payton '77, the ExecutiveDirector of Kaleidoscope Theatre, says, "We have been so verylucky to have such excellent performers touring with us who areeither RIC students or graduates. The terrific theatre education we all received at RIC has come in handy time and time again." This year students from the theatre program at RIC will be performing in Cinderella's Christmas! This show will actually be performed at Rhode Island College as part of the show's New England tour!

Kaleidoscope Theatre will present Cinderella's Christmas at Roberts Hall on Sunday, December 14th at 2:00pm. RIC graduates and undergraduates who will participate include: Mike Daniels '09 as the Minister, Rob Ferland '05 as theTechnical Director, Nicole Frechette '06 as the Production Manager, Tommy Iafrate '05 as the Director, Christine Redihan '12 as the stage manager, and Jillian Rivers-Keegan '09 as the beautiful Cinderella.

Many of these students have been active in Kaleidoscope for a number of years; Rob Ferland has been the Technical Director for the company for ten years! Others are joining the company for their first Christmas tour. Mike Daniels '09 joined the company this summer and is looking forward to continued involvement: "When I joined Kaleidoscope, it was a real treat to get toperform professionally with good friends from my actingclasses. I immediately felt right at home."

The company is like a second family for many of the people involved. Here's how one of Kaleidoscope's performers (Ryan Hanley, a RIC graduatestudent) described it: "Once in a while, you find a place like Kaleidoscope and you can be a part of a greater thing –something that surpasses the standing ovations and autograph lines. It is the ability to become a family and the ability to keep people in your heart for years to come. For those of you fortunate enough to become a member of this family, no matter what happens, remember that you can come home anytime."

Kaleidoscope's family includes all their performers,technicians, and of course, their audience! Come join our family to celebrate the holidays this year!

The show's final performance this season will be on Sunday, December 14th at Rhode Island College. The show is at 2:00pm.To reserve your tickets, please call the RIC Box Office at (401) 456-8144. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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