Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer cast

Jordan Bailey (Santa=Green Cast)

Jordan Bailey is excited to be involved with Grandstreet Theatre’s production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. Jordan previously appeared in Frozen Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. He is currently a sophomore at Helena High and has been attending Grandstreet Theatre School since 2018. He enjoys tennis, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. He wants to thank his parents and fellow cast members for all their support.

Keir Balukas (Yukon Cornelius-Green Cast)

Leslie Carr (Blitzen (Clarice's father) Rudolph U/S-Green Cast)

Leslie Carr is an honor roll student at HMS, and has been attending Grandstreet Theatre School since he was 5 years old. This is his 6th Christmas show at GST, his most resent and favorite role was playing Eric in Matilda the Musical. Leslie is honored to have the opportunity to understudy Rudolph this year! He is thankful for his family and everyone at Grandstreet for always believing in him and for their endless support.

Hailey Cox (Clarice-Red Cast)

Hailey Cox is excited, and sad at the same time, to be performing in her final Christmas show with Grandstreet Theatre.  This will be her 21st show (including her JTF performances), and she has cherished every last one of them!  You may have recently seen her as Shrek in Shrek The Musical Jr.  She’d like to thank all her amazing friends and as always, the best dog in the world, Dakota!! (aka Squishy Dough!)

Freya Elias (Mrs Donner-Green Cast)

Freya Elias is a Grandstreet Theatre School student and a 9th grader at Helena High School. Previous GST roles include Alice in Matilda, Patty in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Skipper in Madagascar. Freya would like to thank her dog Cassie, parents, and siblings for all their support.

Robby Felber (Hermey-Red Cast)

Robby Felber is a 7th Grader at CR Anderson, he’s past shows include Pinocchio in Shrek JR., The Aristocats, Totally Red, James and the Giant Peach TYA. He enjoys hanging out with friends, puppeteering, and art. He wants to thank his family for all the love and support and to Marianne for believing in him.

Ashlyn Grasmick (Mrs. Santa-Red Cast)

Ashlyn Grasmick is a freshman at Capital High school, and is excited to be a part of this cast. She started acting in 2018 with Grandstreet Theatre, some of her past roles include Big Kid in Matilda, and the Enchantress/Narrator in Beauty and the Beast Jr. She would love to thank her parents for all the support they give her and everyone else who has made it possible to have this amazing experience!

Maggie Hasselbach (Mrs. Donner-Red Cast)

Maggie Hasselbach is finishing up her  high-school career. This is her twelfth and final Christmas Show, her favorites include James and The Giant Peach (Aunt Spiker)), Annie (orphan) and Beauty and The Beast (Narrator). She would like to thank her family and friends for getting her to where she is now, but most importantly her fellow seniors.

Ansleigh Held (Mrs. Santa-Green Cast)

Ansleigh Held is a sophomore at East Helena High School and is currently in her ninth year of Grandstreet Theatre School.  Ansleigh’s favorite show to-date is The Lion King. This is her seventh Christmas show and she’s so excited to be a part of this show that has always been a favorite Christmas tradition. Ansleigh wants to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.

Tristan Hill (Hermey-Green Cast)

Tristan Hill was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and moved to Helena in 2014. He is currently a 6th grader at Helena Middle School. When not at Grandstreet, Tristan enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and practicing his viola. His past plays include Elf Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., and Frozen Jr. Tristan would like to thank his family and his dog, Humphrey, for their support and help with this show.

Cassidy Holm (The Bumblepuppeteer, ASM-both casts)

Dalton Hudoba (Donner-Red Cast)

Dalton Hudoba is a senior in Grandstreet Theatre School this year, and is ecstatic to have so much fun with his fellow seniors in Rudolph this year! Some favorite roles include The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. and Ensemble in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. He wants to thank Retta Leaphart for always creating a safe space in class and his family for letting him stay involved in Grandstreet for eight years.

Julia Krings (Sam-Red Cast)

Julia Krings is a sophomore at Capital High school and theatre enthusiast. She has been in Grandstreet since she was six years old, and on stage since she was seven. Her favorite parts she has played are King Julian in Madagascar, Jr and ensemble member in Beauty and the Beast. She is excited to be a part of an amazing show with an amazing cast. She would like to thank her family and friends for helping her with everything.

William Krings (Yukon Cornelius-Red Cast)

William Krings is a Grandstreet senior in high school,, and has been in every Christmas show since the second time they put on Beauty and the Beast in 2014, and has been in twelve total shows on the stages of Grandstreet and the Civic center alike. Yukon has been a very fun role for him, and he’s really proud of everyone else in the cast, as the jobs they have done are phenomenal. He would like to thank his family, friends, and most importantly, everyone at the theatre, a home away from home.

Leah Leonard (Sam-Green Cast)

Leah is an 8th grader at St. Andrew School. She has been taking classes at Grandstreet since second grade. She has performed in Elf Jr., Frozen Jr. , Beauty and the Beast Jr., and others at Grandstreet. In her free time, Leah plays violin and guitar. She also likes to read, play with her dog, and bake with her sister. Leah hopes you love the show as much as she does.

Alex Larson (The Bumble Puppeteer, ASM-both casts)

Alex Larson is a 13-year-old 8thgrader at Helena Middle School. Alex has been with Grandstreet Theatre School since 2020 and has been in various shows both online and in the theatre. One of his favorite past performances was the The Stinky Cheese Man in 2021. Alex attended the Junior Theater Festival in 2020, and 2021 and is looking forward to attending again in 2023. He is excited to get to be a part of the abominable snowman-Bumble and be an Assistant Stage Manager.

Ella McCullough (Clarice-Green Cast)

Ella McCullough is thrilled to be performing as Clarice in Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Jr. This is her sixth Christmas show at Grandstreet Theatre. She has also performed as Matilda (U/S) in  Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Duchess in Aristocats, Kids, and a Narrator in Disney’s Beauty and Beast Jr and more! Ella would like to thank her family and friends for all their support and all the cast and crew members for making this show magical!

Kai Moser (Rudolph-Red Cast)

Kai Moser is a junior at HHS and is excited to be on stage for another Grandstreet Christmas show. His favorite roles include Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Earthworm in Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Curtis in Wildwood, and Mike Teavee in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Kai wants to thank his parents, grandparents, and his amazing Grandstreet family for all for their love and support.

Ella Nasset (Dasher, Reporter #1, Clarice U/S-Red Cast)

Ella Nasset is from Helena and is a freshman at Helena High and Grandstreet Theatre School. Ella has been involved in Grandstreet for six years, other Grandstreet roles include: Hidden Folk (Frozen Jr) and an Oompa Loompa in Roald Dahl’s WIlly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Thank you to my former vocal coach, Alyssa Hicks, and to my friends and family who always inspire me to keep going.

Jack Petersen (Young Rudolph-Red Cast)

Jack Petersen is a 6th grader at HMS. He is excited to play the roles of young Rudolph and the Caboose with square wheels in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr. Some of his favorite roles on the Grandstreet stage have been Peter Pan in Shrek Jr., Prince in The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, and Toulouse in Aristocats Kids. Big thanks and hugs to my GST family, mom, and dad.

Charlie Poole (Boss Elf-Red Cast)

Donny Shire (Rudolph-Green Cast)

Donny Shire is a sophomore at Capital. Previous Grandstreet acting credits include ensemble in SpongeBob The Musical, Hatseller and Cogsworth Understudy in Beauty and the Beast, Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Mike TeeVee in Willy Wonka. At Carroll, he has played Edmund in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Young Frog in A Year With Frog and Toad. His first role ever was as the Elephant Bird in Seussical. Donny would like to thank his parents, siblings, Grandstreet, and MEMEs.

Samwise Shire (Young Rudolph-Green Cast)

Samwise Shire is a homeschooled sixth grader. He previously performed at Grandstreet as Berlioz in The Aristocats and as a squirrel in Willy Wonka. At Carroll, he has performed roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and She Persisted. He also has attended Granstreet classes and summer camps continuously since 2016. Samwise would like to thank his parents, siblings, and dogs for their love and hugs.

Ava Sieminski (Dasher, Clarice U/S-Green Cast)

Duncan Stewart (The Bumble Puppeteer-both casts)

Declan Van Wyk (Donner-Green Cast)

Declan Van Wyk is in 8th grade at Helena Middle School, he love to do theater, sling, mountain biking, and jiu jitsu. You might have seen him in Shrek Jr as the Big Bad Wolf, and also in Beauty and the Beast Jr, as one of Gaston’s Crone and as a Wolf. He would like to thank his family especially his dog Toby for all the love and support.

Abbey Wall (Boss Elf-Green Cast)

Abbey Wall is excited to be a part of Grandstreet’s production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR!  She’s a sixth grader at CR Anderson and has been a member of Grandstreet for six years.  Some of her favorite roles at GST include Narrator (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.) and Troll (Disney’s Frozen JR.).  Abbey would like to thank her family, friends, and GST teachers for their love and support throughout the years!

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