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Rudolph flies onto the stage at SHS, and local students sing, clap along
Rudolph (Sydney Bonistall) strikes out on his own save his friends from the Abominable Snow Monster during a scene from Statesboro High's production of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.

Statesboro High School Drama Department students presented "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to enthusiastic audiences last weekend.  Students from local elementary schools laughed and sang along as SHS students portrayed the cast of characters, including two versions of Rudolph. 

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School Kindergarteners share their Christmas wish lists with Santa as Hunter Williams and other cast members greet their audience following a matinee showing of Statesboro High's production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Young Rudolph was portrayed by Tina Piltner, while the older version was played by Sydney Bonistall. 

A defanged Abominable Snow Monster (Madison Harvey), right, shows off a new-found talent by playing a star on the Christmas Tree ( Sophia Pellegrino)

Other cast members included Hunter Williams and Claiborne Jones and Santa and Mrs. Clause, Madison Harvey as Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Siyonna Wilkerson as Clarice, and Annalia Small as Yukon Cornelius. 

The cast was completed by Ambrea Carnes, Lucy Keeley, Meghan Geeter, Gage Landing, Erin Shen, Jester Ellison, Emily Jones, A'nyah Hicks, Sachi Shah, Demia Hartwell, Ann Parker, Kate McCorkle, Alexis Bell, Gracie Besley, Emily Ward, Janeajah Turner, Layla Herrera, Mackenzie Deal, Brandon Castro, Kassidy Littles, Melodie Anderson, Lydia Lippincot, Bailey Bryson and Sophia Pellegrino. 

Surrounded by his famous flying reindeer, Santa Claus (Hunter Williams) sings about readying his sleigh for Christmas Eve during a scene from Statesboro High's production of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer

Student director was Sachi Shah, with Camille Clemmons acting as stage manager. The production was directed by Eddie Frazier, Drama teacher and chair of the Fire Arts Department at SHS.

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