Dashing Through The Snow – Play – The Phoenix Theatre

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Dashing Through the Snow play at The Phoenix Theatre. Four short comedy stories at a Texas bed and breakfast. Unexpected Mrs. Claus affair twist. The dramatic self-involved thespian story was hilarious! #corny #xmas #inn #christmas

Synopsis from the Theatre: A mad-capped comedy that’s more fun than a joyride with friends in a one-horse open sleigh! Meet Trina the innkeeper of the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas. She’s frantically trying to prepare for the holidays while dealing with a mixed bag of challenging guests and employees who leave comedic chaos in their wake

Reviewed Performance: 12/2 Evening

Type: Play

World Premiere: No

Recommendation: See it if you like 1) plays by Jones Hope Wooten, 2) ABC Family TV shows with a laugh track 3) or plays portraying stereotypical Texans.

Rating Compared to Other Shows with the Same Production Value:
4 Stars (Out of 5 Stars)

Equity Actors: 0

Length: 2 hours

Intermission: Yes

Other Rave(s) Not Mentioned in Elevator Thoughts

  • Texas Portrayal: While a lot of the Texan/Southern acting was purposefully over the top and overtly stereotypical (thankfully there were no cowboys!), the play reminded me of when I used to live in Texas especially when I lived in a tiny town with only had one stop light. The actors also portrayed fancy trailer trash really well in the last segment!
  • Favorite Line: When Mrs. Claus seductively said something like “You were the LARGEST elf. That’s why I noticed you.”

Rant(s)

  • Scene Length: The scenes felt too long but this is likely just a problem with the script.
  • Offstage Dialog: I usually don’t like watching actors conversing with someone offstage via intercom, telephone, or even yelling to someone the audience can’t see. I want to see both speakers involved in the dialog.

Theatre Company : The Phoenix Theatre

Venue: The Phoenix Theatre

Venue Physical Address: 9673 Firdale Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020

Price: Cheap

Dates: November 25 – December 18, 2022

Seating: Assigned

Parking: Free lot parking

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@showsiveseen "Dashing Through the Snow" #play at The Phoenix Theatre. Four short #comedy stories at a #Texas #BedAndBreakfast. Unexpected Mrs. Claus affair twist. The dramatic self-involved thespian story was hilarious! Review: showsiveseen.com/2564 #xmas #inn #christmas #theatre ♬ Favorite Time Of Year – Carrie Underwood

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