December 2, 2016 - December 22, 2016
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Written by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
The classic animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other members of the Peanuts gang grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Christina Masson Ronquillo (Snoopy) is excited to perform in her first TYA show after stage managing 9 of them for SecondStory Repertory. She has performed at SSR, Seattle Musical Theatre, and Leavenworth Summer Theater, as well as for the Community Players in Pawtucket, RI; favorite roles include Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ginger (Zombie Prom), Sarah Brown (Guys & Dolls), and Liza (Seven Brides). She also choreographs & stage manages in the greater Seattle area. BFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from WWU. She sends love to Dan & Cody for putting up with her theater obsession, and dedicates this performance to the real-life Snoopy with whom she shares a house: Brooks.
Kelly Ufford (Sally) is thrilled to be making her SecondStory debut this holiday season as Sally in A Charlie Brown Christmas! Favorite credits include: Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Miss Hannigan in Annie (Bigfork Summer Playhouse), Dainty June in GYPSY (Huron Playhouse), Ruth in Blithe Spirit (Huron Playhouse), and Who Could Ask for Anything More: An Evening of George and Ira Gershwin at Joe’s Pub in NYC, under the direction of two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and Broadway music director Michael Rafter. Kelly recently moved to Seattle and couldn’t be more thankful to the SSR staff for giving her this opportunity! A big thank you to her family for their continuous support. Proud Ball State graduate. www.kellyufford.com
Zandi Carlson (Patty) is tickled to be working with SecondStory Repertory for the first time. As a performer Zandi has acted with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Sound Theatre Company, STAGEright, Centerstage, Seattle Musical Theatre, Bainbridge Performing Arts and many more throughout the Pacific Northwest. In addition to performing, she has directed with Arouet and STAGEright, and she is a teaching artist, having taught with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Youth Theatre Northwest and Taproot Theatre. She is the former Director of Education at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Zandi holds a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University. Happy Holidays!
Lauren Pearsall (Frieda) is so thrilled to be back for another Christmas at SecondStory Rep! She has previously been seen at SSR in A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland and can't wait to bring this show to life! Lauren has her BFA in Acting from Central Washington University and was most recently on stage in Really Really with Tough Productions in Seattle.
Britt Boyd (Lucy)
Nick Hyett-Schnell (Charlie Brown)
Mike Klinge (Linus)
Lance Valdez (Schroeder)
Kyle Henderson (PigPen)
Christina Ronquillo (Snoopy)