December 2-23, 2022
A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2022
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
In its eighth 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.
John Clark (Ebenezer Scrooge) Ten years ago I started this journey, playing Ebenezer Scrooge, and this year the curtain will come down for the final time. Special thanks to Mark and Jen for entrusting me with this role and Ken Michels who dir ected this show the first two years and agreed to come back to help complete the circle. This is not a typical bio by any means, I won't go into the different roles I've done and plays I've appeared in Seattle over the last 50+ years. I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed the experience of performing a dream role like Scrooge.
Britt Boyd (Mrs. Cratchit/Quartet/X-Mas Past) has been in every Carol cast since 2014! SSR audiences will remember her most recently as Lauren in First Date, and Emma Goldman in Assassins,. Other favorite local credits include Rona Lisa Peretti in Spelling Bee (TNP) and The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (SMT). She has performed nationally with Theaterworks, as well as locally with Village Theatre and ACT. In loving memory of Sean Mitchell.
Reed Viydo (Bob Cratchit) This is Reed's first post-pandemic show and he is so grateful to be doing it at SSR surrounded by such a talented cast. Reed was last seen at SSR as Fred in 2017's production of A Christmas Carol and is honored to now take on the role of Bob Cratchit. Reed would like to thank his friends & family for encouraging him to perform again and especially his mother, who always has and always will be his biggest fan.
Elizabeth A. Shipman (Jane/Mrs. Dilber) was last seen at SSR as Hertha Ayrton in The Half-Life of Marie Curie. It's the holidays, Christmas Carol at SSR and we are back.
Jennifer Loschen (Martha Cratchit) is elated to be back on the SSR stage! Previously, you may have seen her at Bellevue College in Camelot (King Pellinore) and The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Hannah Tupper). Jennifer would like to thank her wonderful family for their support, her lovely castmates, the Squolf, and last but not least, you for coming to see A Christmas Carol!
Madonna Kilpatrick (Mrs. Fezziwig/Quartet) is a vocalist and comedian who is excited to return to the stage after a two year absence. In between classes in molecular biosciences at Bellevue College, Madonna enjoys producing ill-advised bootleg X-Men fan comics while struggling to write her first musical. Madonna wishes to thank the family who continue to make these endeavors possible.
Leif Layman (Fred/Dick Wilkins) is grateful to be making his debut with SSR. Some of Leif’s selected past works include Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), Professor Bhaer (Little Women), and Edward Bloom (Big Fish). As always, Leif would like to thank his wonderful family and friends for supporting his endeavors and his partner in crime, Anna, for joining him in Christmases past, present, and future, including this one as Mary.
Anna Vizzare (Mary/Dance Captain) is excited to be on the SSR stage for the first time this holiday season! Some of Anna’s favorite past roles include Amy (Little Women) and Lefou (Beauty and the Beast). Anna feels lucky to get to share the stage with her buddy, Leif. When Anna is not acting, she is a 4th grade teacher at St. Anne School. Anna dedicates all she does, artistic and not, to her Gram, who gives her the strength and courage to do it all.
Gina Wilhelm (Marley/X-Mas Present) is honored to get to take this last trip with John Clark as Scrooge! She was last seen playing Jack's Mother in "Into the Woods" at RCF. Gina can often be seen ventriloquizing or creating puppet acts with her company Works of Gina's. Through her puppet work, she has performed throughout the country including five tours at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Thanks to everyone who has helped her make this journey.
Madonna Kilpatrick (Mrs. Fezziwig / Quartet) is a vocalist and comedian who is excited to return to the stage after a two year absence. In between classes in molecular biosciences at Bellevue College, Madonna enjoys producing ill-advised bootleg X-Men fan comics while struggling to write her first musical. Madonna wishes to thank the family who continue to make these endeavors possible.
Max Lopuszynski (Solicitor 1/Fezziwig/Topper/Quartet) is back for his 10th production with SSR! Favorite SSR appearances include Man of La Mancha and Elephant and Piggie. He has also appeared in; Big Fish (BPA), Hair (RCT), and Pirates of Penzance (Seattle G&S). Up next: Beadle in Sweeney Todd with Vashon Rep. Special thanks to the Squolf, Terry, John, and Ken for letting him play in this special production. IG: @MaxArthur97
Jeff Pettiross (Solicitor 2/Quartet/Young Scrooge/Olf Joe) is delighted to make his SSR debut in this classic show. Other recent roles include George Schneider in Chapter Two (HEART), Pulitzer in Newsies (KFT), and Charlie in The Music Man (KPC). Big gratitude to Niki for her support throughout this holiday journey and much love to Kuran and Clara for being awesome.
Niki Flynn (Beth/Belle/Rose) is delighted to be performing in A Christmas Carol. Recently, you may have seen Niki perform in HEART’s production of Chapter Two as Jennie Malone. Other favorites include Steel Magnolias (M’Lynn) and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo). Niki extends endless thanks to her amazing son Connor, the talented cast and crew, and to her family, friends, and football “Cru” for all their love and support.
Wallace Bobek (Peter Cratchit/Ebby) Hi, I'm Wallace! This is my first professional show. It is really fun to act in plays and musicals. I like meeting new people and being different characters. I would like to thank my family and friends!
Zoha Chandra (Tim Cratchit) is excited to appear in her first show at SSR. Zoha is a 4th grade student at Sacred Heart school. She is very crafty and loves crocheting in her spare time. She also enjoys playing soccer and roller skating. Zoha would like to thank her parents and friends for all their support.
Victoria Cruz (Belinda Cratchit) is in 6th grade and has loved being a part of school productions like Frozen Kids and Honk JR. Victoria enjoys singing, traveling, skating, and having s’mores by a campfire after a hike. She would like to thank her family, the cast and crew, and Ms. Boyd.
Catherine Herb (Fan/Want/Turkey Girl/Street Urchin) is 10 years old and loves to sing, dance, act, and swim. As an active member of her school’s music program she is thrilled to be exploring new opportunities in theater. She is grateful for her family and teachers who have helped support her throughout this journey.
Juliette Haroon (Good King Solo/Ignorance/Street Urchin) is thrilled to be a part of this production. Juliette loves to sing and act and has enjoyed this wonderful experience!