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By Brian Robin

Meet the Cast of Snow White

An exciting SCR newcomer and a talented veteran comprise the cast for Snow White, the Theatre for Young Audiences and Families production running Nov. 4-20 on the Julianne Argyros Stage.

Candace Nicholas-Lippman makes her SCR debut as Snow White. Her TV credits include a regular role on the Starz series Blindspotting and the Hulu series Good Trouble. Nicholas-Lippman appeared in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and in the FB Watch Series, Grounded. Theatre credits include her solo show, A Rose Called Candace, which was showcased in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival in 2019. Later that year, A Rose Called Candace debuted off-Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival. She received an LA Scenie Award and LA Weekly Award nomination for Best Supporting Female for her role as Elizabeth in the comedy In the Next Room.

Derek Manson (Dwarf Four) returns to SCR after regaling audiences with his hilarious portrayals of Russ the Bus and Reggie in last spring’s Tiger Style! Before that, he appeared as Snoopy in Outside SCR’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Centipede and Aunt Spiker in James and the Giant Peach, Steve in Jane of the Jungle, and in the 2022 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of A Million Tiny Pieces. Manson’s extensive credits list includes roles in L.A. productions of The Bicycle MenNeil Simon’s Musical FoolsRoom ServiceThe Gary PlaysThe 39 Steps and Life Expectancy. Manson also appeared in the satirical news show Second City This Week at Second City Hollywood. His television and voice-over credits include “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “The Last Tycoon”, “UnREAL”, “Project Blue Book”, and SNL’s “Best of TV Funhouse”. Manson’s directorial credits include Einstein is a Dummy (Sierra Madre Playhouse) and Political Pop-Ups (Open Fist Theatre).

Adapted by Greg Banks and directed by SCR’s Artistic/Audience Engagement Associate H. Adam Harris, this play with music delves into what really happened when Snow White’s new mother became the queen. Snow White and Dwarf Four (his real name) take you through the story in a madcap, entertaining fashion.

The result is an imagination-tickler that delights and engages you at every turn, as you watch Nicholas-Lippman and Manson bring all the characters to life in a fast and funny game of switcheroo.

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South Coast Repertory is a Tony Award-winning theatre is known for producing classics, contemporary hits and world premieres, for having the largest new-play development program in the nation and for advancing the art of theatre in service to the community. 

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