RHCR Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Rat Pack Tribute”

RHCR Theatre Presents: “A Christmas Rat Pack Tribute”


Join us on December 6th, 7th or 8th for our annual Christmas fundraiser! This year our theme is, “A Christmas Rat Pack Tribute” .

In 1968, NBC aired the “Dean Martin Christmas Show”. I have always loved the music of The Rat Pack and even more so, their camaraderie. There is just something about the interaction of Frank, Dean, Sammy and their friends that brings back so many memories for me. When thinking about what the theme for this year’s show would be, I remembered the YouTube video of this Christmas special years ago and VIOLA…our show was born!

For the past 3 years now, RHCR ends our season year with a Christmas show fundraiser. We use this money raised to fund our next season rights purchase. Without continued community support of this event, we would not be able to kickstart our next performance season. We have been so blessed that the arts community continues to support our theatre and its mission. Thank you so MUCH!

Taking over the reigns of music director this year is the wonderfully talented, Tracie Hodina-Van Pelt. Tracie has been a fixture of music performances in Cedar Rapids for many years and brings her knowledge of music & love of the season to our show this year as not only a performer but as music director too! Robin Wagner has been our children’s music director for the past two summers. Robin joins the 2019 RHCR Christmas Show as the Children’s Choir Director & Accompanist for the entire show!

We are blessed to have many returning adult performers as well as some new faces. Scheduled to perform are:

Jen Boettger

Jennifer Ford

Stashia Frederick

Tracie Hodina-Van Pelt

Sara Hofer

Kimberli Maloy

Tracy Price

Steve Rezabek

Traci Rezabek

Meghan Riden

Oscar Ritchie IV

Terry Tesar

Kathleen Weiss

Joeseph Wetrich

Our children’s choir features many of the cast from this years wildly successful DISNEYS® Frozen JR show as well as youth performers from our productions of years past!