Rogue Theater will celebrate its third Christmas with two heartwarming productions by Annette McDermott.
A Home for Jo-Jo tells of a disabled stray puppy named Jo-Jo and a disabled boy named Evan who experiences a Christmas miracle with a little help from Santa Claus. During his journey, Jo-Jo comes across several people who are too self-absorbed to give him a home. Just as the pup gives up hope of finding a home for Christmas, Santa intervenes and leads him to Evan, whose only Christmas wish is a puppy to love.
In Sara Finds Christmas, a girl named Sara is searching for the Christmas spirit. It eludes her throughout her Christmas Eve celebrations and she can’t figure out why. When her family visits a homeless shelter, Sara realizes she was looking in the wrong places and finds the Christmas spirit was with her all along.
Filled with songs, holiday cheer and a special message, these productions will be sure to please the whole family. The plays will be performed by a cast of children from throughout Door County, ranging in ages from 9 to 17. Sara will be played by Sydney Felhofer and Jo-Jo will be played by Katy Carter. Other actors include Ian Toyne, Mizu McCarthy, Zeno McCarthy, Danny Sallinen, Olivia Baker, Nathan Klaubauf, Kalei Klaubauf, Ben Roman, Dalena Pakalske, Keirsten Mellen and David Clowers as Santa.
The show, directed by Lola DeVillers, will run Dec. 18 – 20. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 pm, and the Sunday show is at 1 pm. All performances will be held at the Jaycee Hall, 340 Jaycee Ct. in Sturgeon Bay. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under six are free. Audience members are encouraged to bring dry or canned food items to be donated to Lakeshore CAP of Door County. Reservations can be made by calling Rogue Theater at 920.818.0816.