December 5 – 20, 2014
A Christmas Carol
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
Directed by Sean Mitchell
Music Direction
by Terence Alaric Levitt
Choreography by Taylor Davis
Featuring John Clark as Ebenezer Scrooge

In its third year of production, and with new music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this enduring tale in a fashion that will appeal to people of all ages. Join the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.

SHOW TIMES
Thursday, December 4, 2014 8pm - PWYC PREVIEW
Friday, December 5, 2014 8pm - OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, December 6, 2014 8pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 8pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 8pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 8pm

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 8pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 8pm

MEET THE CAST

John Clark (Scrooge) is again delighted to be back playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol for the third straight year here at SecondStory Rep. He has also been seen here as Walter in Keely and Du, Orgon in Tartuffe, Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing, and Orsini Rosenberg in Amadeus. He has also performed at The Seattle Rep. Empty Space, Village Theatre, Pioneer Sq. quiet, Stone Soup, The Virginia City Players, Driftwood and many others around the Seattle area and beyond. Most recently he has appeared in 5 by Beckett with Sound Theatre and I Gelosi with STAGEright. Other favorite roles include: Ellard in The Foreigner, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Mozart in Amadeus, The Old Man in Fool for Love, Clov in Endgame, and Selsdon in Noises Off. Happy Holidays!

Eric Hartley (Marley/Fezziwig/Christmas Present) is pleased to help celebrate the season at SSR, and to share the stage with his old buddy John Clark after far too many years! Last seen at SSR as the Grasshopper Horatio in Bayou Bugs, Eric has spent much of the year further South at RCT, playing multiple roles in Office Hours, the villainous Caldwell B Cladwell in Urinetown, Frank in Educating Rita (a personal favorite), and, most recently, a Time­Warping Transylvanian and the mysterious Dr Scott in The Rocky Horror Show. Many thanks to you in the audience for allowing us to be part of your holidays. Cheerio!

Savannah Lech (Tiny Tim) is very excited to be making her acting debut in A Christmas Carol. She was born in Redmond and is a kindergarten student at Rosa Parks Elementary. Besides acting, her passions include art, baking and dance. She is currently being trained in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Savannah is also very excited to be performing alongside her brother, Ethan, in this magical Christmas story. Savannah would like to thank SSR for this wonderful opportunity and dedicates her performance to her loving and supportive family.

Ethan Lech (Ebby/Turkey Boy/Ensemble) is very excited to be returning to SSR after having played Tiny Tim in their first production of A Christmas Carol in 2012. He was born in Redmond and is a 2nd at Rosa Parks Elementary. Ethan’s credits include: Peter Pan (Lyric Light Opera), Oliver! (5th Avenue), Twilight Zone Live (Theater Schmeater) and A Christmas Carol (SSR). Besides acting, Ethan’s passions include dancing, singing, playing the piano and football. He is thrilled to be working alongside his sister, Savannah, in her first appearance on stage. Ethan would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support! Go Hawks!

Neil Hobson (Fred/Young Scrooge) moved to Seattle in April, and this is his second show in Seattle.  He first played the role of Fred in high school.  He has since graduated university in the UK, moved to a different country, and was married this past June. He is looking forward to his first production with SecondStory Rep and hopes to continue performing in the Pacific Northwest.  Thanks to his wife Brittany, as well as Teresa, John, Erin, Tyler and the rest of his family and friends for their continued support. Please enjoy the show!

Lauren Pearsall (Beth/Rose) is so thrilled to be working with SSR for the first time! A Redmond native, and CWU Theater Arts BFA graduate, Lauren can’t wait to share this show with everyone. Previous credits include Carol in Oleanna (Dogtown Theatre Company), Ligniere in Cyrano de Bergerac (Driftwood Players) and Mom/Miss Overlook in Still Life With Iris (Central Theatre Ensemble). So much love to friends and family for their ongoing support and enthusiasm. Enjoy the show!

Britt Boyd (Mrs Cratchit) is delighted to revisit SSR’s mainstage after previously appearing in Chess, A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles and Urinetown.  Younger patrons will recognize her from countless TYA productions here, where she's played creatures of all kinds!  Favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Seattle Public Theatre) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater).  She has also performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT, Living Voices, Theater Schmeater and STAGEright.  By day, Britt introduces young minds to theater as a teaching artist.  For Michael.

Tristan Carruthers (Bob Cratchit) is ecstatic to be back on SSR's stage after being seen as Henrik in "A Little Night Music" and Marcos in "Kiss of the Spider Woman."  He graduated from Western Washington U. in 2012 with a BMus in Vocal Performance and BA in Theater Arts.  Recent credits include: Orazio in "I Gelosi" (STAGEright), Yonkers in "Gypsy" (SMT), Paul in "Company!" (MBT), Baker in "Into the Woods" (MBT), and Cockney #1 in "My Fair Lady" (MBT).  Thanks to his family and friends, particularly The Squolf, for all the love and support!

Sarah Parker (Children’s Ensemble) is so thrilled to be part of A Christmas Carol. She has spent her past 2 years doing theater at Bellevue College, and previously the drama department of Issaquah High School. Her most recent shows of 2014 at Bellevue College include Into The Woods and The Admirable Crichton. She is overjoyed to be working with a great cast and crew at SecondStory. 

Andrew Hunter (Solicitor/Topper/Quartet) is a singer, mathematician, and shantyman making his SecondStory debut.  He’s proud to extend his streak of shows where he gets beat up by a girl to five, and almost as happy to be reprising Carol. Past credits also include Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly and Ruddigore. Thanks to his voice teacher Carla Hilderbrand and his sister Margaret for all their training.

Rebecca Gelzer (Children’s Ensemble) is a high-school freshman enjoying being homeschooled while pursuing a theatrical career that began eight years ago in the greater Seattle area. This is her second time on the SSR stage, previously seen as Doc in Snow White in SSR’s TYA show, and she is ecstatic to be a part of A Christmas Carol! Favorite credits include NSOA's The Sound of Music (Brigitta von Trapp) and Fiddler on the Roof (Villager), and AIP Theatre's Robin Hood (Ann). When not on stage, Rebecca enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and playing and teaching the piano. Thanks to cast, crew, and family. Enjoy the show, and Merry Christmas!

Juliette Jones (Belinda Cratchit) is 13 years old and loves to act, sing, and dance! Last year she enjoyed performing as Belinda and Fan in the ACT Theater's version of this show. Other favorite past shows include Willy Wonka (Charlie Bucket) and Stargirl (Stargirl) at Seattle Children's Theater and Narnia (Ensemble) at the Kitsap Forest Theater. Apart from acting she takes ballet, plays violin and alto saxophone, plays soccer, skis, and has recently joined the show choir "Vocalpoint!" She thanks her friends and family as well as the cast and crew for A Christmas Carol for all their hard work and wishes you all a Merry Christmas!

Chelsea Moe (Christmas Future/Jane) Chelsea is thrilled to be back at SecondStory Repertory to perform in this heart warming Christmas Carol! Chelsea was last seen at SSR performing in Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. Christmas Carol is Chelsea's first ever Christmas production, aside from playing Penguin Number 2 in her second grade play, and she hopes it isn't her last. Christmas is a magical time of year. 

David Bander (Solicitor 2/Joe/Dick Wilkins/Quartet) is happy to be back with SSR after  the critically-acclaimed run in Bunnicula last year. Locally, he has performed with Woodinville Repertory Theatre in The Actress (Daniel) and Tuna Does Vegas. Other roles include Charlie in The Foreigner, Roger in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Sylvestre in Scapin, and Shel in Epic Proportions. David can also be found as the Director of Operations at Kirkland Performance Center, where he follows his other passions: budgeting and reporting. Love to family and friends for supporting him through this process. 



   

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