Tinsel! The Musical | No Exit Cafe | Holiday Shows, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 27 2015
Price: $15, $10 students and seniors
lilbudstheatre.org
Tinsel (Amanda Anne Dayton), the forgotten daughter of reindeer Cupid, is awkward, nearsighted, and a fan of country music. Frosty (David Gordon-Johnson) puts up with her clumsy waitressing at his North Pole diner. Things seem to change when she is discovered by Dastardly Snide (Shym Jamin) and his sidekick, Sneakly (Bethany Arrington), who encourage her to enter a “Next Big Thing” competition. This is Tinsel's Susan Boyle moment, and she stuns the skeptical crowd and judges alike with her elegant singing voice. Dayton carries the musical part of the show with her chops and charm; there are nice supporting moments too (Tamara Anderson is great as blues-singing Tee Lee the Christmas Tree). It’s a fun, festive and original story for the littlest audience members, who will thrill to be up close and personal with the cast. —Suzanne Scanlon

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