A Christmas Carol 2016 - Kansas City Repertory Theatre

A Christmas Carol 2016

Nov 18 - Dec 24 at Spencer Theatre

Kansas City’s favorite holiday tradition is back for its 36th season, presented in the magnificent new Spencer Theatre! A ripping good telling of the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. Complete with lively musical numbers, ornate costumes, and dashing stagecraft, Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating – at the holidays, or any time!

 

Take advantage of Scrooge Saver Dates; Nov 18-30 (Excluding Nov 26) and save up to 25% off the regular price!  Discount is automatically applied to the ticket price for eligible performances.







Additional Support Provided by…

Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation





APPROPRIATE FOR AGES 8+

Directed By
JERRY GENOCHIO Written By
CHARLES DICKENS, Adapted for the stage by Barbra Field Sponsored by US Bank

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at Spencer Theatre

Preview Performance
Opening Night
  1. Nov
    13
  2. Nov
    14
  3. Nov
    15
  4. Nov
    16
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    17
  6. Nov
    18
    8:00PM
  7. Nov
    19
    8:00PM
  8. Nov
    20
    7:00PM
  9. Nov
    21
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    22
  11. Nov
    23
    7:00PM
  12. Nov
    24
  13. Nov
    25
    2:00PM8:00PM
  14. Nov
    26
    2:00PM8:00PM
  15. Nov
    271:00PM5:00PM
  16. Nov
    28
  17. Nov
    29
  18. Nov
    307:00PM
  19. Dec
    17:00PM
  20. Dec
    28:00PM
  21. Dec
    32:00PM8:00PM
  22. Dec
    41:00PM5:00PM
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    5
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    6
  25. Dec
    77:00PM
  26. Dec
    87:00PM
  27. Dec
    98:00PM
  28. Dec
    102:00PM8:00PM
  29. Dec
    111:00PM5:00PM
  30. Dec
    12
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    13
  32. Dec
    147:00PM
  33. Dec
    157:00PM
  34. Dec
    168:00PM
  35. Dec
    172:00PM8:00PM
  36. Dec
    181:00PM5:00PM
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    19
  38. Dec
    207:00PM
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    217:00PM
  40. Dec
    222:00PM7:00PM
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    232:00PM8:00PM
  42. Dec
    241:00PM5:00PM

Meet the Cast & Company

About the writer

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a British novelist from Portsmouth, England. He has written several classic and beloved stories such as "Oliver Twist," "Nicholas Nikleby," "David Copperfield," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations". In 1870, Dickens died of a stroke in Kent, England, leaving his final novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," unfinished.

About the director

Jerry Genochio

KC Rep: Producing Director since 2008; Rep directing credits: Invisible Hand, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Carol, An Iliad, American Buffalo, The Foreigner, Santaland Diaries. The Playwrights’ Center-Ruth Easton Series: Goddess of Mercy. Florida State University: Pelvic Variations, Summertree and Small Craft Warnings. At the Rep Mr. Genochio leads the production and artistic teams and is responsible for mounting all productions as well as season budgets, calendars and planning. Before joining the team at Kansas City Rep in 2005, he served as production manager for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Sacramento Theatre Company and Southwest Missouri State University. He also spent ten seasons as Scenery Director for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and served as Technical Director at Illinois State University, Lafayette College, and Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and toured nationally with Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre Company. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Graduate Technical Production Program at the University of Alabama and University of North Carolina. Education: MFA in Theatre from The Florida State University; BS from Northwest Missouri State University.

Martin S. Buchanan*

KC Rep: The Diary of Anne Frank, A Christmas Carol (6 seasons), The Foreigner, A Flea in Her Ear. International:

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Ghost of Christmas Future / Solicitor #3 / Fezziwig Guest
Walter Coppage*

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol, Carter’s Way, The Gospel at Colonus, To Kill a Mockingbird, Antigone, Comedy of Errors. Regional:

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Mr. Fezziwig

Walter shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “(Fezziwig) is, as Scrooge puts it, the best master a

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Sam Cordes*

Sam Cordes was “born in a trunk” in Kansas City, Missouri and has been doing professional theatre since the age

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Past / Bobby / Poulterer
Scott Cordes*

KC Rep/Missouri Repertory Theatre: A Christmas Carol (30+ seasons), To Kill a Mockingbird (co-production, Arizona Theatre Company), Flea in Her

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Old Joe / Fezziwig Guest
Bree Elrod*

KC Rep: Fire in Dreamland, Roof of the World (World Premieres). Local: A Streetcar Named Desire (Kansas City Actors Theatre);

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Mrs. Cratchit / Fezziwig Guest

Bree shares her insight into the character he plays onstage: “Mrs.Cratchit is a tough cookie with a heart of gold.

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Peggy Friesen*

KC Rep: The Fantasticks, The Diary of Anne Frank, Angels in America, Our Town, The Syringa Tree, Man and Superman,

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Mrs. Fezziwig / Harp

Peggy shares her insight into the character he plays onstage: “Mrs. Fezziwig is described by Charles Dickens as “one vast

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Gary Neal Johnson*

KC Rep (Associate Artist): Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), August: Osage County (Charlie), Cabaret

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Ebenezer Scrooge
Merle Moores*

KC Rep: The Fantasticks, The Diary of Anne Frank, Death of a Salesman, Romeo and Juliet, August: Osage County, Machinal,

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Ghost of Christmas Past / Solicitor #2
Mark Robbins*

KC Rep: Roof of the World, Sticky Traps, Angels in America (Parts I and II), Death of a Salesman, The

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Charles Dickens
Victor Raider-Wexler*

KC Rep: The Diary of Anne Frank. Broadway: Gypsy with Tyne Daley, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Best Friend. Off-Broadway:

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Jacob Marley

Victor shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “Even in torment, Marley has been restored enough to go

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Shon Ruffin*

KC Rep: debut. Local: Dreamgirls (The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City); Heathers the Musical (Unicorn Theatre); Chainsaw the Musical

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Aunt Fezziwig / Giggly Sister / Soprano
Vanessa Severo*

KC Rep: Roof of the World, A Christmas Carol, Vanya, and Sonia, and Masha, and Spike, August: Osage County, Cabaret,

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Mrs. Fred / Fezziwig Guest / Dance Captain
Emily Shackelford*

KC Rep: Evita, The Fantasticks, Stillwater, Hair: Retrospection, The Foreigner, Cabaret. Regional: Nunsense II, Quality Street, Secret Garden (Okoboji Summer

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Belle / Soprano
Rusty Sneary*

KC Rep: Lot;s Wife, Roof of the World, A Christmas Carol, The Who & The What, Romeo and Juliet, The

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Ghost of Christman Present / Solicitor #1
Cheryl Weaver*

Cheryl is a proud KC actor who appeared most recently in Kansas City Actors Theater’s production of I’m Not Rappaport,

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Charwoman
Brianna Woods*

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol 2015. Local: Shrek: The musical (Theatre in the Park); Detroit ’67 (University of Kansas). Regional:

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Fan / Marley Ghost / Fezziwig Guest
Donovan Woods*

KC Rep: debut. Local: Madagascar The Musical (Marty), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy), The Cat in the Hat (The Coterie).

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Topper / Associate #1 / Fezziwig Guest
Dianne Yvette*

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol 2015. Local: Goat Song, (Westport Center for the Arts); Nine Who Dared, The Miracle Worker,

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Past / Serious Sister / Past / Fezziwig Guest
Connor Branson

KC Rep: debut. Local: Second Ladies, Gunplay (The Fishtank Theatre); Parade, Kiss Me Kate (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); Finding Nemo, Moulin

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Albert Hall / Second Young Man / Marley Ghost
Seth Macchi

Seth is very excited to be returning to KC Rep where he was last seen playing Joe Crowell Jr. in

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Fred / Parent
Andy Perkins

KC Rep: The Diary of Anne Frank, Christmas Carol. Local: As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The

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Bob Cratchit
Jonathan Schriock

KC Rep: Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret. Local: Violinist with Stevie Wonder (Sprint Center); Hands on a

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Bradley J. Thomas

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol, The Living Room’s Production of Carousel. International: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ragtime (Germany).

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Dick Wilkins / First Young Man / Marley Ghost / Undertaker
Nick Uthoff

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol 2015, The Living Room’s Production of Carousel, A Christmas Carol; technician and Production Assistant, frequently

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Bed / Associate #2 / Bass

Nick shares his insight into the character he plays onstage: “The bed book ends each ghost sequence. Allowing Scrooge to

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Dominic Adams

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2nd season). Local: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park);

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Tiny Tim
Sophia Adams

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2nd season). Local: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park);

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Belinda Cratchit
Emma Andrews

KC Rep: debut. Local: Aladdin, Jr. (Abu), Hairspray, Jr. (Featured soloist), Mulan, Jr. (Matchmaker’s assistant), Dr. Dolittle, Jr. (Polynesia), Seussical

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Belinda Cratchit
Maddox Bane

Maddox is delighted to be a part of A Christmas Carol at the Rep again for his 3rd season as

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Peter Cratchit
Ellison Shane Black

KC Rep: debut. Local: 13 The Musical (The Barn Players). Shreveport LA: Mary Poppins (Michael Banks, Emmett Hook Center Theatre);

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Peter Cratchit
Austin Borgelt

Austin is a quick thinker and a burgeoning inventor who is thrilled to be making his theatrical debut with the

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Scrooge as a Boy
Lucy Brock

KC Rep: debut. Local: Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Anything Goes (Christian Youth Theatre); Legally Blonde (Indian Hills Middle School). Upcoming:

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Past Sprite
Mia Cabrera

Mia is honored to return to KC Rep to be part of this incredible show. Mia, a Puerto Rico native,

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Scrooge as a Boy
Jacob Aaron Cullum

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2013, 2014). Local: Journey’s End (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Red Badge Variations, Number The Stars

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Young Ebenezer
Lauren Daugherty

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (4th season). Local: Honk (Theater at Vis), Moments (St. Teresa’s Academy Theater), Mary Poppins (Gladstone

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Past Sprite
Maeve Donovan

Maeve is so excited to be part of A Christmas Carol for her third year. She treasures the experience which

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Past Sprite
Samuel Harding

KC Rep: debut. Local: Annie (twice), Wizard of Oz, Seussical. Charlie Brown, Sleeping Beauty, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Princess Bride. Snow

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Logan Hewitt

KC Rep: debut. Local: Peter Pan Jr. (Michael), Seussical The Musical (JoJo), Mary Poppins, among others (Trilogy Cultural Arts). Logan

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Ignorance
Finnegan Jones

KC Rep: debut. Local: The Music Man (featured soloist and dancer, Raytown Arts Council, 2016). Finnegan is seven years old

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Tiny Tim
Daria LeGrand

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (4th season), the Living Room’s Production of Carousel (Louise), To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout). Local:

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Laundress / Fezziwig Guest
Ellie McManamy

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2015, Past Sprite). Local: Jane Eyre (Adele, The Barn Players), School of Rock & Jesus

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Mia Grace McManamy

KC Rep: Sunday in the Park with George (Louise), A Christmas Carol (2015) Local: The Secret Garden (Mary Lennox, Shawnee

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Martha Cratchit
Charlie Moore

KC Rep: debut. Local: Mary Poppins and Narnia (Trilogy Cultural Arts Centre). Education: Second Grade (Homeschool). In addition to theater,

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Ignorance
Sawyer Nevins

Sawyer is thrilled to be making his second appearance in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Rep. Last season, he played

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Past Sprite / Boy Soprano
Scarlett Nevins

Scarlett entered the theatre scene just over a year ago and has already been seen in productions throughout KC. Last

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Chloe Philgreen

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol, Second Season. Chloe is thrilled to be a part of this totally rad production! Some

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Martha Cratchit
Benjamin Priestland

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2015). Local: Annie Jr. (Hooverville Man, 2013), Beauty & The Beast Jr. (Maurice, 2014), Once

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Simon / Children's Ensemble
Robin Robles

KC Rep: Evita. Local: Big Fish (The Culture House at Kaufman Center), Addams Family (Pugsley), Seussical the Musical (Mr. Mayor),

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Past Sprite / Boy Soprano
Olivia Shackelford

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2013, 2015). Local: Mary Poppins (Gladstone Theatre in the Park); The Sound of Music (Lee’s

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Past Sprite
Jane Stevenson

Jane has loved coming back to A Christmas Carol this year! Last year, she played a Past Sprite and was

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Past Sprite
Charlie Trent

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol, 2015. Local: High School Musical (Sharpay, The Culture House), Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Past Sprite
Mia Vaught

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (5 seasons). Local: Jane Eyre (The Barn Players, 2016), Tom Sawyer (Shawnee Mission Theatre in

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Past Sprite
Jaiden Watts

KC Rep: debut. Education: 6th grade at Mission Trail Middle School. Jaiden is on the honor roll and is a

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Past Sprite
Lillian Williams

Lillian is a 7th grader at Indian Hills Middle school. Her hobbies include aerial arts (contortion, silks and lyra), singing,

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Past Sprite
Michael Young

KC Rep: debut. Local: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre in The Park); Tom Sawyer, Hairspray Jr and Godspell

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Past Sprite
Kaitlyn Borgelt

Kaitlyn is ecstatic to make her debut with the KC Repertory Theatre! She’s been in several performances with the Lyric

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Youth Ensemble
Dylan Cooper

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (4th season). Education: 4th grade at Mill Creek Elementary School. Dylan enjoys Scouts, riding his

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Youth Ensemble
Maggie Gallaway

Maggie is thrilled to make her debut with KC Rep. She has performed in multiple productions with Music Theatre Kansas

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Youth Ensemble
Ashley Hendricks

Ashley is so excited to be making her debut with KC Rep. She has been in multiple performances with The

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Youth Ensemble
Kaitlin Kesinger

KC Rep: debut. Local:Mary Poppins and Hairspray(Shawnee Mission South), Cabaret (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park). Education: Senior at Shawnee

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Youth Ensemble
Izabella Martin

Izabella is thrilled to be performing for the first time with KCRep. She has loved working with the cast and

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Youth Ensemble
Isabel Mayer

Isabel is thrilled to be making her debut with KC Rep. Last summer, she starred as Ti Moune in Stage

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Youth Ensemble
Claire Emerson Rupp

Claire is thrilled to be back performing with the Kansas City Rep as part of the Teen Ensemble. A Kansas

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Youth Ensemble
Tripp Star

KC Rep: debut. Tripp Starr was born June 14, 2002 in Murrieta, California. Since the age of 11 Tripp has

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Youth Ensemble
Janey Wetzel

Charlotte Jane (“Janey”) is excited to make her second appearance in A Christmas Carol. Eleven years old, she is in

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Youth Ensemble

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.