Hi! I'm Jennifer Rice and I'm playing Alice in our current production of Fruitcakes! This is my first lead role and I'm quite nervous but feel confident under the direction of the famous Marc Hammes.
Marc is very hands-on and constructive. He gives freedom to be creative as well as guidance to make my character even better. He's right there on stage with you. I like that. The production is underway and coming together quite nicely.
I have also played Judge Harper in Miracle on 34th Street and a church lady in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
The difference in this role is having more lines, and also a bigger responsibility to the show in general. With this lead role, I have learned the better I know my lines, the better I can perfect my acting ability through movement and expression. Now that I know my lines, I can explore and really make it my own.
I can relate my character, Alice, in the way that she is a kind-hearted free spirit. We both like eggnog too!
All ages are going to enjoy this amusing yet touching story of eccentric small town folk. It will definitely be a "holiday gift" to our community.