THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: SEASON 14
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December 8 - 22, 2012
A Christmas Carol Jr.
This original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is rich with exciting ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to even the youngest audience member.  Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.
Show times: 1pm and 3pm
Single Tickets:
$10.00 (all ages)

THE CAST

Jordan Harris (Peter/Turkey Boy) happily returns to SSR, having played Jamie in The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He is in 8th grade, loves God, theater, football, friends and food. Favorite Roles: Seattle Symphony's The Music Man as Winthrop, Joseph... Dreamcoat at The 5th Avenue and Tom/Young Arthur in Camelot at SMT. Thanks to SSR staff for casting me and M&D for, well, everything else.

Brynne Geiszler (Mrs. Claus) is delighted to be returning to SecondStory Repertory immediately following her appearance as Miss Delilah Strict in Zombie Prom! Brynne was named “Person to Watch” by BroadwayWorld Seattle for 2011. Other favorite credits: Jo in Little Women, Linda in The Wedding Singer, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. She says this every time, but it should never mean any less: “I have endless amounts of thanks to my family and friends for being so supportive. I love you all!” www.brynnegeiszler.com

Sean Mitchell (Bob Cratchit) Sean’s 15th show with SecondStory Rep finds him playing a role he wanted when he was in the ACT production of A Christmas Carol 10 years ago.  He thanks his family - Elizabeth, Grace, Grant and Gus for letting him take time out of the holiday season to play.

John Clark (Scrooge) is very excited and grateful for the chance to play this role, one he's been looking forward to for quite some time now. This is his forth show at SecondStory where he has been seen as the sometimes irascible Antonio in  Much Ado About Nothing, the misguided Orgon in Tartuffe, and the conniving Orsini-Rosenberg in Amadeus. Wait, is there a pattern here? Other favorite roles include Ellard in The Foreigner, The Old Man in Fool for Love, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Dr. Chausible in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Clov in Samuel Beckett's Endgame. A great big thank you to Mark, Ken, and Jen for the chance to say Bah! Humbug! 

Joy Yaholkovsky (Elf of Christmas Past) is honored to be part of another show at SecondStory and work with such a fun group of people. Some of her favorite past credits include: Chicago, Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Little Women (Meg), The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan) & Nancy, Frank & Joe (Nancy Drew).

Jalyn Green (Fred) is delighted to be returning to SecondStory for this production.  Previously here at SSR you saw him in Born Yesterday (2008) and Much Ado about Nothing (2011).  A company member with Ghost Light Theatricals, some of his more recent work includes Noises Off (2010 Tacoma Little Theatre) The Odepial Duplex and The Misanthrope (2009 Ghost Light Theatricals) and The Taming of the Shrew (2012 Greenstage) Thanks to the cast and crew and many thanks to his Otter for her love and support.  Enjoy the Show.

Kris Hambrick (Elf of Christmas Future) is delighted to join the cast in her second SecondStory show and third A Christmas Carol. As her secret identity Pepper, she performs laser shows at Pacific Science Center. A relative newcomer to Seattle, favorite roles include Puck and Captain Kirk with Hello Earth's Outdoor Trek.

THE PRODUCTION STAFF

Ken Michels (Director) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory. After having a blast assisting good friend Teresa Thuman on The 39 Steps, Ken jumped at the chance to work with Mark and Jen again. This last year Ken has directed The Full Monty for BPA, Footloose for Kitsap Forest Theatre and joined in the fun on The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), The Foreigner, The Illusion and Disco Pigs for Sound Theatre and Tommy for BPA. Ken sends a loving thank you to wife Shawna and daughters Sofie and Amelia for letting him play.

Paul Linnes (Music Director/Arranger) is always happy to be working with the SecondStory family! Past shows include both the Theater for Young Audiences series and the MainStage series. He has performed extensively as a music director/pianist throughout the Puget Sound region in well over 50 productions, as well as being an orchestral programmer (creating entire soundtracks for shows solely inside his computer) for more than 6 years, a job which marries his love of music with his love of technology. He holds a MM degree in Vocal Performance (Opera) from the University of Southern California and in addition to concert appearances as a featured soloist throughout the west coast and Far East, has also sung in film soundtracks (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jurassic Park, and Ghost Rider) and video games (Halo and Age of Empires). Paul currently maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice as part of Roosevelt High School’s drama program. He was specifically selected to prepare a group of eight local high school students for an appearance with three of the stars from the recent Wicked touring company during a concert with the tour’s music director and members of its pit orchestra. He is also frequently asked to adjudicate vocal competitions and is a founding member of the UW’s Advisory Board in the Performing Arts. While performing on stage or in the studio is not something he has an opportunity to do much anymore, he loves the intersection of disciplines that music direction provides.

Natasha Gier (Costume Designer) This is her first time working with the SecondStory Repertory. She has been costuming theater productions since 2009, quite by accident. She had pursued an education in Fashion Design but realized her passions lay more in costuming. After interning at Youth Theatre Northwest and being able to mentor under several amazing costumers, she assisted with multiple productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Bugsey Malone, and several other productions. Since then, she’s designed solo for The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and A Year in the Life of Frog and Toad. When not designing a show, she can still be found behind a sewing machine, making custom costumes, alterations and even the occasional bridal gown. Natasha would like to thank the cast and production team of A Christmas Carol for making this a highly enjoyable endeavor. Thanks everyone!

 



 
   

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