BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The ice is down, and the skaters are ready to perform at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.
The annual holiday show, Christmas Dreams has opened. WLOX News Now takes you to rehearsal for a look at the Christmas extravaganza.
Christmas Dreams is performed on real ice in the Beau Rivage theater. Quite a cast of performers has been put together for this Christmas show.
“The youngest cast member is a 9-year-old boy, a professional actor from Atlanta, all the way up to Santa. We won’t disclose how old he is,” said Jeb K. Rand with Rand Productions. “The skaters are world class from all around the country, national competitors. It’s a little bit of everything.”
Usually in a theater setting, synthetic ice is used. Beau Rivage and the production company went all out to make the genuine article, which adds to the experience.
“When doing back flips and triple jumps, there’s nothing like seeing the ice fly off the blades and hearing the cutting into the ice. It’s exciting,” Rand said.
Christmas Dreams features classic holiday songs, spectacular costumes and precise choreography to to tell a Christmas story that brings magic to the Beau Rivage.
“It’s a feel good, warm story. When we think we stop believing in the magic of Christmas, Santa, or the season itself. It’s a journey that makes you feel what’s important," Rand said.”
Christmas Dreams runs through Dec. 27 in the Beau Rivage Theater.