November 30, 2018 - December 23, 2018
A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2018
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
In its sixth year of production, this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is rich with traditional carols, alive with color and movement, and 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. Photos by Michael Brunk | NWlens.com
John Clark (Ebenezer Scrooge) considers it an honor to play this role every year here at SecondStory Rep and help bring this timeless story to life! Other roles here at SSR include Antonio in Much Ado about Nothing, Orgon in Tartuffe, Orsini Rosenberg in Amadeus, and Walter in Keely and Du. He has appeared at The Seattle Rep, Village Theatre, Empty Space, Pioneer Sq. and many others. With Sound Theatre Co. he appeared in 5 by Beckett in numerous roles and played Charlie "The Duck" Clench in the Seattle premier of One Man, Two Guvnor's. Recently he has played Ray in Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz and Dr. Stockman in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Other favorite roles include Lord Edgar/Jane in The Mystery of Irma Vep at Key City Public Theatre, Ellard in the Foreigner, Mozart in Amadeus, The Old Man in Fool for Love , and Clov in Beckett's Endgame. Here's hoping that your holidays will be filled with love and laughter!
Tadd Morgan (Bob Cratchit) Happy Holidays everyone! Tadd is thrilled to return to SSR’s stage for this classic show. He was last seen here in Bye Bye Birdie, and has also performed with local companies including Parley, Seattle Public Theater, Woodinville Repertory, and many others. He is a cast member and sometimes writer of the audio series Brass by Battleground Productions. When not performing, Tadd works in the admission office at Cornish College of the Arts. A Northwest native, Tadd began his theatrical career at Youth Theatre Northwest and is honored to continue to participate in this rich theatrical community. None of this work would be possible without lovely audiences like you! Much love to MP and to all creatures great and small.
Madonna Kilpatrick (Mrs Cratchit/Quartet) is a comedian and improviser who is thrilled to be making her Main Stage debut at SSR! Her previous performances include Goodnight, Moon in SSR's TYA series, as well as co-writing and producing the acclaimed comedy series Alyssa Explains It All at 12th Ave Arts. Madonna is also delighted to serve as a Docent and Gallery Illuminator at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle.
Jana Gueck (Beth/Rose) Jana loves working with SecondStory Repertory, and is so happy to be back for her second show! Previously with SSR: “Eileen” in Moon Over Buffalo. Other past favorites include: “Wren” in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche (Fantastic.Z Theatre), “Gretchen” in Boeing Boeing (Tacoma Little Theatre), “Vittoria” in I Gelosi (StageRIGHT), “Vera” in And Then There Were None (Renton Civic Theatre), and “Grace” in Cinderella (Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theatre). Jana earned a BA in Theater Arts from Western Washington University.
Olivia Lockwood (Fan/Turkey Girl) is 11 years old and loves to read, act, sing, play soccer, snow ski, and play saxophone, clarinet and violin. She is delighted to be in A Christmas Carol with SSR this season. Olivia has been in several plays including A Christmas Carol, Caps for Sale, and Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars at Valley Center Stage. Our Town with Theatre Black Dog and Seussical the Musical and Annie at Big Star Studios. Many thank you’s to my family and the cast and crew for this great experience to be in A Christmas Carol. Have a Merry Christmas!
Urielle Lockwood (Belinda Cratchit) enjoys singing, acting, drawing, trombone, ukulele, violin and piano. She has performed in A Christmas Carol, Caps for Sale, Alice’s Adventures and Who Stole the Queen of Hearts Tarts and Tis the Season with Valley Center Stage, To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout and Our Town as Rebecca Gibbs with Theatre Black Dog. Musical performances are Oklahoma, Music Man, High School Musical, Legally Blonde and Annie at school and with Big Star Studios. She has sung on the main stage at Night on a Dark Trail and singing and playing trombone with Jazz Heads. She is delighted to be in A Christmas Carol with SSR and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Chloe Steinburg (Tiny Tim) 8, is thrilled to appear in her first show with SRR. A third grader at Greenwood Elementary School, Chloe’s recent roles include Molly in Annie (Seattle Musical Theatre). As a three-year veteran of Greenwood’s Drama and Musical Theatre Clubs, Chloe has performed as Young Fiona in Shrek JR and in the ensemble of shows including The Aristocats Kids and Annie Kids. She also appeared as a Mouse in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. When not on stage, Chloe can be found on the soccer field, singing, dancing, or practicing gymnastics. She would like to thank her family for all their support, and hopes you enjoy the show. Merry Christmas!
Sydney Possinger (Martha Cratchit) is 16 years old and a Junior at Redmond High School. This is her first time on SecondStory Repertory’s mainstage and she is so glad to be working with such and amazing group of people. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous support of her work in theater.
PRODUCTION TEAM BIOGRAPHIES (as provided)
Doug Fahl (Director) is extremely excited to work on the other side of the table at SecondStory, having performed on stage in Chess, Bunnicula, Little Shop of Horrors and last season's Bye Bye Birdie. He has directed multiple video projects, public access television shows, a YouTube Channel (Augmented Actor) and even a few Virtual Reality Projects, but this show marks his theatrical directing debut. As an actor, he has starred in the feature indie horror film Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010) and has had the privilege of performing on several other Seattle area stages. Favorite shows include Billy Elliot and Beauty & the Beast (Village Theatre); Cabaret, Sweet Charity and Tommy (SMT); Into the Woods (STAGEright); Shipwrecked! (ArtsWest); and Great Gatsby (Seattle Rep). He was nominated for a Gregory Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Pride (Theatre22). He would like to thank the Squolf for trusting him to helm this lovely holiday production.
Aimee Hong (Music Director) is a long time listener, first time caller to the show. Previous MD credits at SSR include the TYA shows "Goodnight Moon" and "How I Became a Pirate", and on stage as Sadako in "A Thousand Cranes". Aimee has also music directed for Bainbridge Performing Arts, Renton Civic Theatre, St. Luke's Theater Company, and Bellevue College. Favorite projects include "Into the Woods", "[title of show]", "Carrie: The Musical", "Heathers", "Godspell", and "Sweeney Todd". She is an Adjunct Music Professor at Bellevue College, and also teaches for Village Kidstage and Studio East. Love to her family. Upcoming projects: "Camelot" with Bellevue College and "Sweeney Todd" with ReBoot Theater Company.
Jen Chenovick (Light Design) Jen's theatrical career began in 2002 when she was asked to assistant stage manage The Importance of Being Ernest right here at SSR. Following her passion for theater Jen moved to Hollywood in 2005 where she stage managed for The Blank Theatre including the oddly satisfying Lobster Alice starring Noah Wylie and Nicholas Brendon. While in California, she also worked with Syzygy Theatre Group and the World Premiere of Tender, Abi Morgan’s trenchant drama of the human hunger for connection. Jen moved back to Redmond in 2007 and jumped right back into her work with SSR. During her eighteen plus years at SSR Jen has worn many hats, from stage manager to production manager to managing director and now light design. Special thanks to my parents, they’re pretty cool.
Mark Chenovick (Set Design/Technical Director) has been designing, building, and painting sets since the mid-eighties. Having the fortune to begin his theatrical career under the tutelage of Don McLaughlin in his hometown of Helena Montana, Mark continued his training at the University of Washington where he was accepted into the Graduate Design Seminar his sophomore year. With subsequent degrees in Art History and Drama, Mark went on to serve as technical director/designer for multiple organizations including: Virginia Musical Theatre, Fort Peck Summer Theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theater of the Rockies, and the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts. As Technical Director/Production Manager of the national tour of Anything Goes (starring Gloria Loring) Mark travelled around the United States and Canada realizing that there is no place quite as wonderful as the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, and following a brief stint as a carpenter at The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., he moved back to Seattle. Locally he has worked behind the scenes for the Village Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Redwood Theatre, and, of course, SecondStory Repertory.
Mark Chenovick (Sound Design) I began my sound design journey splicing reel-to-reel tape together in the basement of the original Penthouse Theater on the University of Washington campus but it was my brief time in the MFA program at Utah State University, where I learned the joys of digital sound design, and subsequently, became hooked on sound design for life. Having provided composed and curated underscoring and soundscaping, original and sourced sound effects, and performance amplification services for multiple theaters across the US, I have felt the most at home at SSR. Special thanks to Squolfie, ‘lil Squolf, and my extended family. You are the music of my life. #bandistoohot #sorrynotsorry
Mark Chenovick (Projection Design) has designed projections for over 100 shows in the last ten years. Prior to that he worked with CJS design, a website design and hosting company, developing custom websites for clients ranging from Draper Valley Farms to Seattle Film Group. He also co-created and ran the now defunct SeattleActor.com, a website focused on Seattle area theater, featuring audition listings, helpful articles, and show reviews. In addition to projections, Mark also designs all of the marketing materials you see at SSR including; posters, show graphics, and website. All my love to Jen. Enjoy the show!