A Christmas Carol 2023

Nov 21Dec 24, 2023
Based on the book by:Charles Dickens
Adapted for the Stage by:Geoff Elliott
Directed by:Jason Chanos
Located at:Spencer Theatre

Read the Program

For over 40 years, Kansas City’s beloved tradition has created holiday memories for families all around our community, with all the heart and spectacle you’ve come to love… start your family tradition this year and create memories that will last for many Christmases to come! Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his redemptive journey with Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays. You’ll meet the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, and the irresistible Fezziwigs, and hear the lush and joyous Candlelight Carol — all this and more, to kindle your Christmas spirit. Share the season with the people you love at A Christmas Carol.

The Sunday, December 3rd 5pm performance of this production will include ASL interpretation from Juliana Ladd and Jasmine Velasco. This show is 1 hour and 40 minutes long with one 15-minute intermission. Please be aware, this production features smoke, haze, and flashing lights.

Why you Should See A Christmas Carol

Because this spirited classic is Kansas City’s favorite holiday tradition! Experience A CHRISTMAS CAROL: featuring the joyous Candlelight Carol, the raucous Fezziwig Party… and of course, the magical Ghost of Christmas Present!


Chioma Anyanwu as Ghost of Christmas Past, Quartet – Alto, Fred Party Guest

Kushi Beauchamp as Belle,
Business Associate 1,
Fred Party Guest

Ash Bowen as
Mrs. Fred,
Business Associate 2

Lauren Braton as
Quartet –
Featured Soprano

Darrington Clark as Fred, Quartet – Bass

Nedra Dixon as
The Storyteller

Peggy Friesen as Harp, Charwoman, Mrs. Fezziwig

Gary Neal Johnson as Ebenezer Scrooge

Will Porter as Solicitor 2, Dick Wilkins, Topper

Cody Proctor as
Bob Cratchit

Matt Rapport as Ghost of Christmas Present, Solicitor 1

John Rensenhouse as Ghost of Jacob Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, Old Joe

Mark Robbins
as Ebenezer Scrooge
(Student Matinees)

Tanner Rose as Young Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Quartet – Tenor

Morgan Lynn Sterrett
Mrs. Dilber

Teonna Wesley
Mrs. Cratchit

Youth Cast

Emma Andrews
as Swing

Isla Castaneda
as Tiny Tim (Red Cast)

Deuce Chanos as Peter Cratchit (Green Cast)

Evan Daggett as
Belinda Cratchit (Red Cast)

Mary Flood
as Ignorance (Red Cast)

Kieran Ford
as Swing

Emilia Huerta-Torres as Belinda Cratchit (Green Cast)

Savion Jackson as
Peter Cratchit (Red Cast)

Sola Owens as
Turkey Boy (Green Cast)

Louise Pfeiffer as
Martha Cratchit (Red Cast)

Kennedy Rosario as
Fan (Red Cast)

Lauren Rothhaas as
Fan (Green Cast)

Milo Schubert as
Ignorance (Green Cast)

Serenity Marie Shepard as Martha Cratchit (Green Cast)

Garrett Stephens as
Turkey Boy (Red Cast)

Ethan Suen as
Tiny Tim (Green Cast)

Erynn Symons as Want (Red Cast)

Jenave Tling as Want (Green Cast)


The Storyteller, Quartet Bass
Cody Proctor

Ghost of Jacob Marley
Matt Rapport

Ebenezer Scrooge
Mark Robbins

Associate Director
Amanda Clark

Ghost of Christmas Present
Teonna Wesley

Business Associate 1 & 2, Mrs. Fezziwig
Lauren Braton

Quartet – Tenor, Bob Cratchit, Old Joe
Will Porter

Quartet – Alto
Kushi Beauchamp

Ghost of Christmas Past
Ash Bowen

Fred, Young Ebenezer, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Topper
Nico Holquin

Mrs. Cratchit, Solicitor 1 & 2, Mrs. Dilber, Charwoman
Dri Hernaez

Belle, Quartet – Soprano, Mrs. Fred, Fred Party Swing, Solicitor Swing
Morgan Lynn Sterrett

Creative Team

Directed by
Jason Chanos

Associate Director
Mackenzie Goodwin Tran

Scenic Designer
John Ezell

Costume Designer
Jenny Green

Lighting Designer
Minjoo Kim

Sound Designer
Josh Horvath

Music Director/Piano Conductor
Anthony Edwards

Assistant Music Director
Jonathan Schriock

Wig Designer
Gayla Voss

Production Stage Manager
Jordan Canon-Kruis

Assistant Stage Manager
Rachel M. Dyer

Assistant Stage Manager
Caroline B. Jackson

Marc Wayne

Dance Captain
Darrington Clark


(Ghost of Christmas Past/Quartet Alto/Ensemble) (She/Her) KCRep: the ripple, the wave that carried me home, Noises Off!, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Christmas Carol, Antony and Cleopatra (Co-Production, UMKC Theatre). Local: Dot, The Pests (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (This Happy Breed, The Arts Asylum); Godspell, Hairspray (Starlight Theatre); The Revolutionists, The Wolves, Men on Boats, The Mountaintop, Everyday Rapture, Hungry, Pipeline (Unicorn Theatre); Evil Dead the Musical (EGADS! Theatre); 1776, Evita (Music Theatre Heritage). Directing: Pippin (Avila University); Bomb’itty of Errors (Fishtank Productions); Emotional Creatures (Co-Director, Spinning Tree Theatre). Education: BFA in Theatre Arts, Stephens College; MFA in Acting and Directing, UMKC. AEA Member

(Belle/Business Associate/Fred Party Guest/ Ensemble) KCRep: Peter Pan & Wendy. Local: This Is How I’m Crazy (Charlotte Street Foundation); Fixing King John, The Motherfu**er  with the Hat, Thinner than Water Cymbeline (UMKC Theatre). International: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta, Parrabbola, Romania). Regional: San Diego, The Wolves, Events (Third Rail Repertory); Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard (readings, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble); Exodo: A Devised Piece (Milagro Theatre); Savage/Love (Imago Theatre). Educational Theatre: The Tempest and Spring Awakening (Lewis & Clark College). Education: BA in Theatre Performance (Acting), Lewis & Clark College; 3rd year MFA Candidate (UMKC).

(Mrs. Fred, Business Associate 2) (She/They) KCRep: Cyrano de Bergerac u/s. Regional: As You Like It, Imbroglio, The African Company Presents Richard III, Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo & Juliet podcast, The Tempest u/s (Great River Shakespeare Festival); The Battlefields of Clara Barton (workshop at Zach Theatre). Local: Not I, Fixing King John, The 39 Steps, Thinner than Water, Jane Eyre, Jump u/s, Cymbeline (UMKC Theatre). Upcoming: Big Love (UMKC Theatre). Playwriting: Smile, You’re on Camera (staged reading, KC Public Theatre). Education: BA in Government, BA in Theatre & Dance with an emphasis in Performer’s Process, University of Texas at Austin; 3rd year MFA, UMKC. Ms. Bowen is an actor, teacher, and playwright from Dallas, Texas. @teao3 ashbowen.com

(Featured Soprano/Business Associate/Ensemble)  KCRep: Fun Home, Last Days of Summer, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Christmas Carol, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods. Local: The Secret Garden, R&H Unplugged, Ragtime, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, She Loves Me (Music Theater Heritage); America Meets Paris (Soloist, Lee’s Summit Symphony at Kauffman Center); Nine, Violet, A Little Night Music (Spinning Tree Theatre); First Date, Cinderella, Sound of Music (Starlight Theatre); Where the Wild Things Are, Shrek (The Coterie); Grey Gardens (Unicorn Theatre); Life Could Be A Dream, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, No Way to Treat a Lady, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (American Heartland Theatre); Judy Barbra Liza and Blues in the Night (Quality Hill Playhouse); A Man of No Importance (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); Passion and Everlasting Universe: World Premiere (Civic Opera KC); Great Duets (Chestnut Fine Arts Theatre). Regional: Arrow Rock Lyceum and Seagle Music Colony New York. laurenbraton.com AEA Member

(Fred/Dance Captain/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: Flood, Twelfth Night. Local: Dreamgirls (The New Theatre); The Inheritance, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dance Nation, Kill Move Paradise, Who’s Your Baghdaddy (Unicorn Theatre); Hairspray, Godspell (Starlight Theatre); Once on This Island (Spinning Tree Theatre); Cats, My Fair Lady (Musical Theatre Heritage); Charlie Brown Christmas, Puffs, We Shall Not Be Moved, Garfield, Madagascar (The Coterie). Local directing: Boxed (Whim Productions). Regional: Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); A Christmas Carol, A Year with Frog and Toad (Children’s Theatre of Madison); Ghost, Newsies (Circa 21). Education: BS in Theatre, Kansas State University. @darringtune AEA Member

(Storyteller) KCRep: Pride & Prejudice, Welcome to Fear City; A Raisin in the Sun. Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours: Bubblin’ Brown Sugar; Tintypes; Hair; Jesus Christ Superstar; Godspell; By Strouse. Regional: Into the Woods; Children of Eden; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Man of La Mancha; Oklahoma; Songs for a New World; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Local: Skeleton Crew, Dot (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Company (Music Theatre Heritage); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Black Pearl Sings! (Spinning Tree Theatre); Project Dawn, Ruined, bare:  A Pop Opera, And Her Hair Went with Her, The Women of Brewster Place (Unicorn Theatre); The Wiz (The Coterie); Menopause the Musical (American Heartland Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar, They’re Playing Our Song (Starlight Theatre). Special Event Performances: The White House; The Kennedy Center Honors; Carnegie Hall; Madison Square Garden. Music Videos:  Tech N9ne’s Fear. Radio: Host/ Vocalist on NPR’s 12thStreet Jump. Director: Listen, Wilhelmina!; Sketchbook for Ollie; Hair: Then and Now; In the Heights; Once on This Island; Grey Gardens; Sophisticated Ladies; Children of Eden; Beehive. Upcoming: A GOD • SIB’S TALE:  A Folk Opera (Co-Creator w/Pamela Baskin-Watson) SAG/AFTRA, AEA member

(Mrs. Fezziwig/Harp/Charwoman/ Ensemble) KCRep: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Fantasticks, The Diary of Anne Frank, Angels in America, Our Town, The Syringa Tree, Man and Superman, Indian Ink, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, A Delicate Balance, M. Butterfly, The House of Blue Leaves. Local: Grand Horizons, King Lear, The Mousetrap, A Lesson from Aloes, The Cripple of Inishmaan (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Shearwater, The Grave (The Living Room); Steel Magnolias (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); The Year of Magical Thinking (Spinning Tree Theatre); 101 Dalmatians, Frindle (The Coterie); Little Foxes, The Dinner Party (American Heartland Theatre); The Lifespan of a Fact, The Clean House, Spinning into Butter, Frozen, Wit (Unicorn Theatre). Regional: Ghosts (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, The Tempest (Guest Artist, Stephens College). Film: Ride with the Devil, Kansas City, King of the Hill, The Big Brass Ring, “Truman,” “My Antonia,” “Sarah, Plain and Tall.” AEA Member

(Ebenezer Scrooge) KCRep: Death of a Salesman,  (Willy Loman), Give ‘Em Hell, Harry (Harry Truman), Oleanna (John), M. Butterfly (Gallimard), Royal Hunt of the Sun (Pizarro), Treasure Island (Long John Silver), Bus Stop (Virgil), A Delicate Balance (Harry), Of Mice and Men (George), August: Osage County (Charlie), The Drawer Boy (Morgan), Nicholas Nickleby (Squeers), King Lear (Gloucester), Julius Caesar (Caesar), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), Cabaret (Herr Schultz), The Fantasticks (Hucklebee), Last Days of Summer (Rabbi Lieberman), among others. Local: A Lie of the Mind, A Number, The Mousetrap, A Lesson from Aloes, Morning’s At Seven, among others (Kansas City Actors Theatre); King Lear (Lear), Merchant of Venice (Shylock), among others (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Wizard of Oz (Wizard), Annie (FDR) (Starlight Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye, Spinning Tree Theatre); Hello, Dolly (Vandergelder) Musical Theatre Heritage); Regional: Goodman Theatre (Chicago), ACT (San Francisco), Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Awards: Dean Goodman Award for best supporting actor (San Francisco) 2006. AEA Member

(Solicitor 2/Dick Wilkins/Topper/Ensemble) (He/Him) Recent:  Legally Blonde (Starlight). KCRep: Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Pan & Wendy. New York: Bells Are Ringing (Off-Broadway). National Tour: CATS, Bye Bye Birdie. Tokyo: A Chorus Line. Regional Favorites: Little Mermaid, All Shook Up (MUNY); How To Succeed (Theatre Under The Stars); HAIR (Berkshire Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); Shrek, Mary Poppins (North Shore Music Theatre); Spamalot, CATS (Pittsburgh CLO); Hello Dolly, A Christmas Story (Fulton Opera House); Little Shop of Horrors (New London Barn Playhouse); Hairspray (Florida Studio Theatre). UMKC: Fixing King John (Bishop), The 39 Steps (Hannay), Thinner Than Water (Gary), Cymbeline (Queen/Guiderius). Education: 3rd year MFA candidate, UMKC.

(Bob Cratchit/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: The Old Man and the Old Moon, Noises Off!, A Christmas Carol. Local: Ragtime, Funny Girl, Titanic (Music Theater Heritage); Shakespeare in Love (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); All is Calm (Music Theatre KC Pro); The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre). Regional: The Iceman Cometh (Goodman Theatre); Othello, Henry V (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Hatfield & McCoy (House Theater of Chicago); Stupid F***ing Bird, Idomeneus (Sideshow Theater); Machinal (Greenhouse Theater); Great Expectations (Strawdog Theater); The Mother (Oracle Theater); The Source (Route 66 Theater); three seasons at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Education: BFA Theatre Performance, Wichita State University. codyproctor.com   AEA Member

(Ghost of Christmas Present/Solicitor/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol, The Borderland. Local:  Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest,  Shakespeare in Love, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Richard III, Julius Caesar (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Disgraced, How to Use a Knife, Mr. Burns, Cock, The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Miss Witherspoon, Fuddy Meers, Mojo, Arms and Legs(Unicorn Theatre); Blithe Spirit, And Then There Were None, A Streetcar Named Desire, Journey’s End, Translations (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Funny Girl, On Golden Pond (New Theatre); Life on the Mississippi, Jekyll and Hyde, The BFG (The Coterie). International: Prejudice and Pride (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Mr. Rapport is the Director of Education for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. AEA member

 (Jacob Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, Old Joe, Ensemble) KCRep: Dracula, To Kill a Mockingbird, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Gross Indecency, Royal Hunt of the Sun, King Lear (twice!). Local: Spider’s Web, Skylight, Glengarry Glen Ross, Inspecting Carol, God of Carnage (Kansas City Actors Theatre); The Tempest, King Lear, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Don’t Dress for Dinner, You Can’t Take It with You, Murder Among Friends, Over the Moon (New Theatre); The Sound of Music (Starlight); Pontypool (The Living Room). National Tours: The Lion King (Scar), Noises Off (Garry). Regional: The Rehearsal, The Cure at Troy, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); As You Like It (Arena Stage, D.C.); The Mystery Plays (Hartford Stage); Coriolanus (McCarter Theatre); Flea in Her Ear, Noises Off (Westport Country Playhouse); Oslo, Saint Joan, Taming of the Shrew, Dracula, Clean House, The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Christmas Carol (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Hamlet, The Millionairess, Peter Pan (Resident Ensemble Players/Delaware). Education: MFA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PTTP; BA Grinnell College.  AEA Member

(Ebenezer Scrooge Understudy/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: Roof of the World, Sticky Traps, Angels in America (Parts I and II), Death of a Salesman, The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Christmas Carol (25seasons), Oedipus the King (title role), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (title role), Circle Mirror Transformation, Bus Stop, The Voysey Inheritance (co-production with ACT), Man and Superman, The Front Page, Guys and Dolls, Saint Joan, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Major Barbara, The Sea Gull, Inherit the Wind, The Deputy, Crown of Thorn, Taming of the Shrew, Nicholas Nickleby, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Loose Ends. Local acting: Several roles for Kansas City Actors Theatre, The Living Room, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, New Theatre, Unicorn Theatre (most recently, Native Gardens), American Heartland Theatre, The Coterie. Local directing: Unicorn Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Founding member of Kansas City Actors Theatre: directed several productions. Education: MFA, Wayne State University; BA, Webster College Conservatory. AEA Member

(Young Ebenezer/Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and Wendy. Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing (The Lion Theatre, NYC). International: Vi Lieb Musikaler (Oslo National Academy of the Arts). Regional: Pryor Rendering (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Portland OR); La Cage aux Folles, The Rocky Horror Show (Weitzenhoffer Theatre); The Beth Leavel Christmas Show (Oklahoma City Philharmonic). Local: The Inheritance (Unicorn Theatre); Cabaret (Music Theatre Heritage), Justice at War (The Coterie), Grand Horizons (Kansas City Actors Theatre). Television: The Deuce (HBO – Streaming now!). Upcoming: Godspell (Music Theatre Heritage). @thattannerrose AEA Member

(Ms. Dilber/Fred Party Guest) (She/Her) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2022). Local: Freaky Friday (The New Theatre); The White Rose, Beat Bugs (The Coterie); Godspell (Theatre Atchison PRO); Cats (Music Theatre Heritage); White Christmas (Music Theatre KC PRO); Conjure the Night, Spectral Sisters, The Great American Train Adventure, Tinker’s Toy Factory (Cedar Fair: Worlds of Fun). Regional: Newsies, The Tempest (Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival); Alabama Story, Mamma Mia (Great Plains Theatre). Education: BS Theatre Performance, Kansas State University. IG:
@morganlynnster morganlynnsterrett.com

(Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) KCRep: the ripple, the wave that carried me home (Understudy/Janice), The Royale, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, A Christmas Carol. Local: Honky!, The Colored Museum (The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City); Tomorrow Inshallah (The Living Room Theatre); Regional: Steel Magnolias, Cinderella, The Royale, and Mountain Octopus (Creede Repertory Theatre). Education: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
@Tefamous AEA Member

(Understudy/Mrs. Cratchit/Solicitors 1 & 2) KCRep: Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Pan & Wendy. Local: Cymbeline, Thinner Than Water, The 39 Steps, Fixing King John (UMKC). FILM: Once I Was Engaged (Little Red Wagon Films). Education: BA in elementary education, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; 3rd year MFA Acting Candidate, (UMKC); Labyrinth Theater Intensive Ensemble 2022.

(Understudy Fred Young Ebeneezer) (He/Him) KCRep: Cyrano de Bergerac. Local: The Tempest (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Where Did We Sit On The Bus?; Fixing King John; The Motherfu**er With The Hat; Thinner Than Water; Jane Eyre; Cymbeline (UMKC). Regional: The Diary of Anne Frank (Arizona Theatre Company); The Ultimate Christmas Show – Abridged (Blank Conversations Theatre Company); Disconnected (Everyman Ensemble Theatre Company). Upcoming: Big Love (UMKC). Education: BIS, New Mexico State University); Stella Adler – Art of Acting (Summer Conservatory 2016); 3rd year MFA candidate, UMKC. @nicoman_teriyaki



(Swing) KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (6th season) Regional: Seussical, Mary Poppins, Shrek (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre); Into the Woods (Cinderella, Interlochen Center for the Arts). Local: Jane Eyre (UMKC); Voice from the Other Side (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park); Oliver!, Spotlight Cabaret (Music Theater Heritage); Multiple shows with Music Theatre KC, Christian Youth Theatre, Park Hill and Park Hill South High School. Film: Impossible Escapes (Wide Awake Films). Education: 11th grade at Park Hill South High School; studies voice with Melinda MacDonald and dance with Empire Dance Academy. Emma loves drinking coffee and listening to Harry Styles.

(Swing) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2021, 2022). Local: Gypsy (Music Theater Heritage); The Prom, Band Geeks (Music Theatre Kansas City); Children of Eden (Olathe Civic Theatre Association); Cinderella, Wrinkle in Time, among others (Theatre for Young America); ShakesFEAR and William Shakespeare’s Christmas Carol (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). Education: 10th grade (homeschool and MCC Longview). Kieran studies acting with Broadway Artists Alliance (NYC), The Coterie, and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival; dance with Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice (Entertainers); and voice with Lauren Braton. @kieran.t.ford



(Tim Cratchit/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: Matilda the Musical and Seussical (Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts); Into the Woods (Frontier Trail Middle School); The Music Man and Annie (The Bell Center). Education: 6th grade at Corinth Elementary School; theatre and dance classes at The Culture House; Vocal Instruction by Laura Robertson. Isla plays the cello and is learning to play the guitar. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Ginger.

(Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble/Red Cast) KC Rep: A Christmas Carol (2019). Local: Pagliacci, Carmen, Tosca (Lyric Opera KC); Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (White Theatre at the J); Shrek, Finding Nemo (Music Theatre KC); Beauty & the Beast, Seussical, Lion King (Stage Right Performing Arts).  Education: 8th grade at Indian Hills Middle School. Evan studies dance at Empire and is a member of Stage Right’s Young Professionals acting program.

(Ignorance/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: Shrek The Musical, Matilda Jr, and Broadway on Baltimore (Theatre at Vis); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (St. Elizabeth Catholic School); Mother Noah (Music Theatre Heritage class showcase). Education: 8th grade at St. Elizabeth Catholic School and voice Lessons with Leayn Losh. Mary enjoys volleyball, babysitting, baking, and hanging out with friends.

(Peter/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2022 as Tiny Tim; 2019 as Young Ebenezer). Local: Shakespeare Alive (Tybalt, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). Education: 6th grade at Highlawn Montessori. Savion spends much of his time at O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance where he dances in parades, performances, and competition. Savion loves dancing, sewing, and playing Quidditch.

(Martha Cratchit/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: The Women (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Chicago (Lincoln College Preparatory Academy); Annie (Leawood Stage Company); Shakespeare Festival Parody (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). Education: Louise is a Junior at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. As a graduate of Académie Lafayette, she is fluent in French. Louise trains in voice and piano with Sarah LaBarr and is a member of HASF’s Team Shakespeare. She enjoys practicing visual and performing arts, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering at KC Pet Project.

(Fan/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2022). Theatre: The Nutcracker (Johnson County Community College); The Wizard of Oz (Flying Monkey and Munchkin #2, Austin Children’s Theater); Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery and Beauty and the Beast (Pleasant Ridge Middle School). Film: commercials for Planet Fitness, American Girl, St. Luke’s Health System, and Hallmark, among others. Kennedy enjoys music (especially the drums), writing, ice skating, softball, and aviation (flying planes).

(Turkey Boy/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2021, 2022). Local: The Velveteen Rabbit, Spamalot, Comedy of Errors (Kansas City Young Audiences); The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Theater for Young America); Little Mermaid Jr., Matilda Jr (Johnson County Heritage Center); Rising Star Revue (Music Theatre Kansas City); Newsies Jr. (Summit Theatre Group); Our Town (Académie Lafayette International High School); The Awesome 80s Prom, Frannie Minkmann’s Exquisite Bat Mitzvah (StageworX). Education: 9th grade at Académie Lafayette International High School; Improv at Kansas City Young Audiences, Dance at Kansas City Young Audiences, Piano at Janet Howard Piano Studio. Garrett loves playing guitar and piano, going for walks with his dog, Eloise, participating in Debate and Model UN, reading books, and spending time with friends and family.

(Want/Ensemble/Red Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: White Christmas (Theater in the Park); Honk Jr. and Seussical the Musical (The Culture House); Annie (First Act Theatre Arts); Education: 4th grade at Millbrooke Elementary (Olathe, KS). Erynn enjoys Gymnastics, playing the ukulele,
and basketball.



(Peter Cratchit/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (Youth Swing 2022). Local: Dear Edwina Jr, Raise Your Voice, The Tempest, SpongeBob the Musical (The Barstow School). Education: 8th grade at The Barstow School. Deuce loves baseball, hanging out with his friends, and being on stage.

(Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: debut. Regional: Disney Frozen Broadway Musical (for the Kansas Choral Directors Association Honor Choir, performing in Olathe, Wichita, and in Indiana in 2024). Local: Mean Girls (Frontier Trail Middle School); Trap, Homework Eats Dog and Other Woeful Tales, Elf, Moana Jr, 30 Horrible Catastrophes of Middle School (Pioneer Trail Middle School). Recognitions: Kansas Junior Thespian Top Three Monologues (2022). Education: 8th grade at Pioneer Trail Middle School. In addition to theater Emilia enjoys listening to music, singing, playing basketball, crafting, and hanging out with friends.

(Martha Cratchit/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: Descendants and Camp Rock (Music Theatre KC); choir member (Youth Chorus of Kansas City). Education: Sophomore at Raymore-Peculiar High School. When not performing onstage, Serenity enjoys singing with the Ray-Pec Rush Show Choir, watercolor painting, and playing with her guinea pig, Pablo.

(Turkey Boy/Ensemble) (She/Her) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2022), Roommates: A New Sitcom (Summer Youth Theatre Ensemble, 2022). Local: Beauty and the Beast (Leawood Stage Company); Urinetown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rockhurst High School); Freaky Friday (St Teresa’s Academy); Children of Eden (Spinning Tree Theatre); Performer in Starlight Stars and the 2019 Starlight Gala (Starlight Theatre); Into the Woods, among others (Kansas City Young Audiences). Education: Junior at St. Teresa’s Academy. @solamowens

(Fan/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: A Christmas Carol (2017, 2019, 2021, 2022). Local: Motor Court 103 (KC Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Importance of Being Earnest, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Alice in Wonderland, Newsies, James and the Giant Peach, and The Jungle Book (The Barstow School). Education: Lauren is currently a junior at The Barstow School. She enjoys participating in theatre, traveling, and playing soccer.

(Ignorance/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: High School Musical, Jr., Broadway Revue and Flat Stanley, the Musical (Stages at the J). Education: 5th grade at Walter Harrison Academy (homeschool); theatre classes at The J and Theater for Young America. Milo enjoys basketball, ultimate frisbee, gaming, playing guitar, his dogs, and hanging out with family and friends.

(Tim Cratchit/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: debut. Local: Matilda the Musical (Muriel Kauffman Theatre); School of Rock (Theatre in the Park); The Little Mermaid and Tarzan (The Culture House). Education: 6th grade at Pleasant Ridge Middle School; theatre and dance classes at The Culture House Conservatory and Miller Marley School of Dance. Ethan enjoys reading and is a competitive figure skater and swimmer.

(Want/Ensemble/Green Cast) KCRep: debut. Jenave studies voice at Key Impact Studios and plays the flute in her school band. She enjoys dancing, cooking, playing ping pong, badminton, volleyball and (of course) hanging out with friends. When she is bored, Jenave likes to look up songs on YouTube and play the piano. Education: 8th Grade at Arrowhead Middle School.


(Author) (Feb 7, 1812 – Jun 9, 1870) Charles Dickens was born in Portsea, England, to John and Elizabeth Dickens. His father was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office, and in 1824, he was arrested for debt. While his family was imprisoned in Marshalsea Prison in London, Dickens, then only twelve, was forced to work at Warren’s Blacking Factory. After his father was released from prison, Dickens attended a day school in London. In 1827, he was taken from school and worked in a law office and later as a freelance reporter at Doctors’ Commons court. In 1833 he began writing sketches of London life under the pseudonym Boz, which appeared in newspapers and magazines and were published in the collection Sketches by Boz in 1836. That year, Dickens also married Catherine Hogarth, met John Forster, his close friend and biographer, became the editor of Bentley’s Miscellany, and began publishing The Pickwick Papers in monthly installments. Over the next six years, Dickens published four novels in serial form including Oliver Twist (1837-1839) and Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839). In 1842, he went on a lecture tour of the United States and Canada, where he urged the abolition of slavery and international copyright. When he returned to England, he published American Notes (1842), a critical account of his experiences there, and the novel, Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-1844), part of which was set in America. He also wrote A Christmas Carol (1844), the first of his popular Christmas books, which include The Chimes (1844), and The Cricket on the Hearth (1845). After returning from a tour of Italy, Switzerland, and France with his family, Dickens established an amateur theatre company. He also founded and edited two periodicals, Household Words (1850 to 1859) and All the Year Round, which ran from 1859 until his death. In 1853, Dickens gave the first of many public readings from his work. During this period, he wrote his most successful novels, Dombey and Son (1846-1848), David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), Little Dorrit (1855-1857), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865). After several tours of the British Isles and America to give public readings, Dickens suffered a mild stroke. He died in London on June 9, 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

(Playwright) Producing Artistic Director, A Noise Within. Director: The Winter’s Tale, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia, All My Sons, Endgame, Eurydice, The Playboy of the Western World, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, and many others. Actor: The Poet, An Iliad; Dodge, Buried Child; Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol; Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha; Lloyd Dallas, Noises Off; King Lear, King Lear; and many more. Elsewhere: South Coast Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, California Repertory. Education: MFA—American Conservatory Theatre. Mr. Elliott is a recipient of multiple LADCC, Back Stage Garland, Robby, Drama-Logue, and LA Weekly awards as well as
the Margaret Hartford Award for Distinguished Achievement.

(Director) (He/Him) Kansas City Directing: A Christmas Carol, Of Mice and Men (KCRep). Kansas City Acting: The Price (Kansas City Actors Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Invisible Hand, Roof of the World, A Christmas Carol, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (KCRep); Anthony & Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Fully Committed (Unicorn Theatre); Whale (The Coterie). Mr. Chanos is the Associate Artistic Director of the KCRep/UMKC Theatre Partnership where he serves as a producer for the KCRep.

(Music Director/Conductor/Keyboards) KCRep: A Christmas Carol, Fun Home, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Side by Side by Sondheim, Evita, The Fantasticks, Sunday in the Park with George, Hair: Retrospection (Music Director, Conductor/Keyboards), A Little More Alive (Keyboard/Orchestra Contractor),The Tallest Tree in the Forest (Orchestra Contractor), Little Shop of Horrors (Music Director, Conductor/ Keyboards), Cabaret (Music Director, Conductor/Pianist, Orchestra Contractor), Into the Woods (Assistant Music Director/Conductor, Orchestra Contractor). Local: Resident Musical Director for Starlight Theatre, The Coterie, Unicorn Theatre, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Eventology. Additional Local: New Theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse, Theatre in the Park, Late Night Theatre, Musical Theatre Heritage. Red Barn Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse (Key West). New York: New Victory Theatre. Mr. Edwards has served as musical director for theatres across the country including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is Adjunct Faculty for UMKC. Mr. Edwards is a Kurzweil-endorsed artist and is a Board Member of the AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City. aemusicservices.com

(Scenic Design) KCRep: A Christmas Carol; over 75 productions for the Missouri/KCRep. Mr. Ezell has designed for Broadway under the legendary direction of George Abbot, the New York Shakespeare Festival, NY Public Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, Williamstown, Berkshire, Old Globe, Coconut Grove, Asolo State Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, San Jose Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Westport Country Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Istanbul Cultural Olympics, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Lyric Opera, Blackstone Theatre and Second City in Chicago, Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Swedish Riksteater and the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm, The Cincinnati Ballet, CBS, PBS-TV, and Swedish State Television. His drawings have been exhibited in New York, San Diego, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Prague and Brussels. His work received the Award for Experimental Television Art in Milan, Italy, two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards   for Excellence, and fifteen National Critics’ Circle Awards including the 2011 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for his designs of the historic Westport Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

(Costume Design) (She/Her) KCRep: Dresser (2015 -2016); Assistant Costume Shop Manger (2016-2020); Costume Shop Manager (2020-present); Costume Design for A Christmas Carol (2020). Local costume design: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Wiz, Grease (Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park). TV/Film costume design: Amigo Undead (Gravitas Ventures); Rock Jocks (Intelligent Life Media); Video Game Reunion, The Legend of Neil (Atom.com); FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (NBC.com); Game Over (Machinima). Education: BFA in Technical Theatre, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.

(Lighting Design) (She/Her) KCRep: Flood, The Royale. Regional: Demon (The Bushwick Starr), Fat Ham, English (Studio Theatre); Ink, The Great Leap (Round House Theatre); The Chief (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Clue, A Few Good Men (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream (Sierra Rep); Water by the Spoonful, Life Sucks, The Great Leap (Cygnet Theatre); One in Two (Diversionary Theatre). International: The Two (Space Owul); Crimson Girl, A Story of Sorastar (Dongsoong Art Center); Die or Not (Seoul Art Space Mullae); Mask on/off (Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre); The Last Day (Chung-Won Art Center); Story of Arang (The Central Academy of Drama, Grand Hall); The Glass Menagerie (The Central Academy of Drama, North Theatre). Assistant Designer: Working in DC (BLM Plaza); Celia and Fidel (Arena Stage, Kogod Cradle); Mother Road, Disney’s Newsies (Arena Stage, Fichandler Stage); Dear Jack, Dear Louis (Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater); What You Are (The Old Globe, White Theatre); Seize the King (La Jolla Playhouse, Potiker Theatre). Education: MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design (University of California San Diego); BA in Theater and Film Design (Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea).

(Sound Design) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol, The Foreigner, Saved, Little Shop of Horrors, Venice, Around the World in 80 Days, Clay, Winesburg, Ohio, The Trip to Bountiful, An Iliad. Regional: Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Centerstage, the Alliance, the Goodman, Steppenwolf, the Court, Lookingglass, Milwaukee Rep, Arena Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, McCarter, the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, California Shakespeare, the Mark Taper Forum, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Awards: Four-time Joseph Jefferson Award winner and a LA Ovation winner. He has taught sound design for theatre and film at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Loyola University, Southern Oregon University, and is an artistic associate of Lookingglass Theatre. Currently, Mr. Horvath is a production manager at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

(Wig Design) KCRep: Twelfth Night, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson, Apt. 2B, A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rivals, among others. Ms. Voss was the Costume Shop Manager for Kansas City Rep for many years.

(Choreographer) KCRep: the ripple, the wave that carried me home (KCRep for All Tour). Local: Titanic: The Musical; Stevie. Signed, Sealed, Delivered; Blame It On The Boogie, Hair, Ragtime, Carousel, Showboat (Music Theater Heritage); Shrek: The Musical, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Charlie Brown Christmas, Alice’s Wonderland, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, BeatBugs, Pete the Cat, The SpongeBob Musical (The Coterie); Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Theater, Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders, Storling Dance Theater, Maxxas Dance Theater. Regional: Belhaven University Dance Department (Jackson, MS), Dance Revolution (National Tour), Big Muddy Dance Company (St. Louis, MO), CARMAN Ministries (National Concert Tour), The Bibleman Adventure (National Tour). International: Continental Singers
(World Tours). Education: The Ohio State University: Dance.

(Associate Director) (She/Her) KCRep: The Living Room’s Carousel, A Christmas Carol (Assistant Director), COVID Compliance Officer/Safety Coordinator, Commons Producer for playwright Nathan Louis Jackson during his residency. New York: Brother Toad (Director, workshop, Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab). Regional: The Butcher’s Son & The Butcher’s Son: 40 Years Fallen Tour (Director, Chicago Musical Theatre Festival & Tour; winner Most Promising New Musical, Chicago Musical Theatre Festival). Local directing: Role Play, Raise Less Corn & More Hell! (KC Public Theatre); Mirrors (Bodhi Productions); Oleanna; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; LoveSong (Co-director, The Living Room Theatre); The Last Black Play, Trading Races, VOICES New Play Series (Westport Center for the Arts); Bite Marks (Alphabet Soup, WHIM Productions); M. Butterfly (Associate Director, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); Seeing Red, The Beasts of Men’s Stories (Fishtank Theatre/UMKC co-production); A-Cop-Alypse (Fringe Festival). Stage Manager credits: Dreamgirls, Million Dollar Quartet (Swing PSM, New Theatre); Electric Poe ‘23, The SpongeBob Musical, Pete the Cat, Alice’s Wonderland (The Coterie); Dot, The Price (Kansas City Actors Theatre). Other Credits: The Buffalo Room (co-curator with Vi Tran); The Butcher’s Son, an autobiographical folk musical by Vi Tran (developer/director); William Inge Theatre Festival, Inaugural New Play Lab Director & Panel Moderator; Artistic Director, Westport Center for The Arts; Co-producing Artistic Director, Brother Octopus Productions (formerly Stuffed Buffalo). Upcoming/current: American CrossroadsFour Directions (workshop, Production Stage Manager, KCRep). Affiliations: Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2015/2016); Chicago Directors Lab (2018/2019). Voice Actor, Intimacy Designer. goodwincalling.com  AEA Member

(Associate Scenic Designer) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol; Scenic Designer: Death of a Salesman, Master Class, I’m Not Rappaport. Local: Don’t Dress for Dinner (The New Theater); Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Love, Richard the Third, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo and Juliet (Resident Scenic Designer, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). Regional: Second City Does Arizona (Arizona Theatre Company); The Music Man, Carousel, La Cage aux Folles (Stages/Saint Louis); Death and the Maiden (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Calderon’s Life is a Dream (New York’s Lincoln Center); Gerald Freedman’s adaptations: A Christmas Carol [Co-Designer with John Ezell] and Scenic Designer: People Who Led to My Plays; The Dearest Friends, The Boor, The Enemies, The World of Sholom Aleichem and What the Butler Saw (Great Lakes Theater Festival). Gene serves as Archivist and Curator of the Casa de Santo Nino at Zuni Pueblo, N.M. He is Guest Curator and Archivist for the John Ezell Collection, Modern Graphic Arts Library, Washington University in Saint Louis. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Design at UMKC. His fine art, Stages of Conversion, has been seen at multiple galleries in the Greater Kansas City area.

(Assistant Music Director/Violin) (He/Him) KCRep: Last Days of Summer, A Christmas Carol, Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret. Local: Violinist with Stevie Wonder (Sprint Center); Hank Williams: Lost Highway (New Theatre and Restaurant); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Fishtank Theatre); Tuck Everlasting (The Coterie); Hands on a Hardbody, Everyday Rapture (Unicorn Theatre); The Producers, Oklahoma (Musical Theatre Heritage);Icarus Flew, 21 Chump Street, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Hello Again (Spinning Tree Theatre); Les Misérables, Company, Chicago, The Producers, Peter Pan (Jewish Community Center, Shirley White Theatre); Legend of Zelda Symphony (KC Music Hall). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Fireside Theatre Company); A Catered Affair (Porchlight Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Always, Patsy Cline (Lyceum Theatre); Bus Stop (Sapulpa Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Fiddler on the Roof (Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre); The Importance of Being Ernest (Kechi Playhouse); Killer Joe (Theatre on Consignment); Ohio Lite Opera, Light Opera of Oklahoma, Wichita Symphony. International: Recitals in Austria, Germany, and France.

(Assistant Lighting Designer) KCRep: debut. Local Lighting Design: Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre in the Park), Rock of Ages (Padgett Productions), Catch Me If You Can (Blue Valley Northwest; Chicago, Camp Rock (Stage Right Performing Arts); Cyclone, Once On This Island, Rent (Spinning Tree Theatre), Milking Christmas (The Black Box Theatre); The Mystery of Christmas (Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, The Pulse Performing Arts Center, and Dancerz Unlimited). Regional design: In10sity (Dance at Colorado & Nashville); Blood Wedding (UMKC Black Box); Stupid Fucking Bird (MNU Black Box); Gruesome Playground Injuries and Catholic School Girls (JCCC Black Box). Awards: nominated for Best Lighting Design, Bluestar Awards, Catch Me If You Can. Education: BA in theatre (UMKC). Affiliations: Local 31 stagehand, HMX Live (production arm of Harvest Productions), KC Live! Mosaic. www.rachaelhonnold.com

(Piano Conductor Understudy/Ensemble) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol, Fun Home, Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by Sondheim, Hair: Retrospection, Pippin, The Great Immensity, Saved, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Into the Woods. National Tours: Ragtime, The Addams Family, The Color Purple. New York: MotherFreakingHood (New York Festival of Musicals); Wild and Willful Women (Tru Voices Musical Reading Series). Local: Wicked, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Misérables (Broadway Across America) and numerous other productions at the New Theatre & Restaurant, Starlight Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and The Coterie. Education: BM in Music Composition (Conservatory of Music, UMKC). danieldoss.com

(Production Stage Manager) KCRep: Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Pan and Wendy, Flood, A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, The Royale, What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Fire in Dreamland, Constellations, The Invisible Hand. Local: Doctor Dolittle (The Coterie) Regional: Noir, Describe the Night, 1984, Quixote Nuevo, Quack, Skeleton Crew, Murder on the Orient Express, Satchmo at the Waldorf, A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre, Houston); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde (Lees-McRay Summer Theatre); Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Hope Repertory Theatre). Education: MFA in Theatre Design and Technology – Stage Management, UMKC; BA in Theatre Arts, New Mexico State University. AEA Member

(Assistant Stage Manager) (She/Her) KCRep: Production Stage Manager: Cyrano deBergerac, Twelfth Night, Brother Toad, Man In Love, Lot’s Wife. Assistant Stage Manager: The Old Man and the Old Moon, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson Apt. 2B, A Christmas Carol (2021 &2022 and 2014-2019). Mary’s Wedding, Fun Home, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Pride & Prejudice, Last Days of Summer, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Between the Lines, Side by Side by Sondheim, Evita, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, Hair: Retrospective, An Iliad. Local: Romeo & Juliet (Production Stage Manager, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Morning’s at Seven (Production Stage Manager, Kansas City Actors Theatre) Education: BS in Theatre Design and Technology, Northwest Missouri State University. AEA Member

(Assistant Stage Manager) (She/Her) KCRep: Twelfth Night, Pride and Prejudice (Production Assistant). Local: Carmen, La Traviata, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Shining, Sondheim on Sondheim, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, The Sound of Music (Assistant Stage Manager, Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Smart People, Little Women, Grand Horizons (Production Stage Manager, Kansas City Actors Theatre). Regional Production Stage Manager: Something Rotten, Mamma Mia, Pageant: The Musical, Fully Committed, This Happened Once…Romance Depot, Babes In Arms, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The World Goes Round, Altar Boyz (Forestburgh Playhouse); Into the Woods (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Falstaff (IU Opera Theatre). Regional Assistant Stage Manager: Le Nozze di Figaro, Master Class (Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre). Tour Manager: Dog Man: The Musical (TheatreWorks USA/National Tour). Upcoming: Gaslight (Production Stage Manager, Kansas City Actors Theatre); Romeo et Juliette (Assistant Stage Manager, Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Little Shop of Horrors (KCRep). Education: MFA Stage Management, UMKC; BA in Music, Theatre College of the Ozarks. AGMA, AEA Member

(Casting) (She/Her) Based in Osage/Kikapoo/Kansa/Sioux/Otoe-Missouria ancestral territory (Kansas City), Andi is an award-winning Kanaka Maoli/Asian American theatre maker/activist, arts educator, and parent. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Tradewind Arts, a boutique arts organization devoted to illuminating, motivating, and amplifying the voice of Native Hawaiian, Oceanic, and Asian American artists. Andi was a 2017-18 Charlotte Street Foundation (CSF) Studio Resident. Her work has been recognized with support from ArtsKC, TCG, Asian Arts Initiative, The Kauffman Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation, JOCO libraries, InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Dramatists Guild Fund, as well as two NEA award winning projects in partnership with The Coterie Theatre including Hana’s Suitcase and Justice at War. Andi has appeared in productions at The Unicorn Theatre, The New Theatre, The Coterie, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha, with voice and on-camera clients including Hallmark, H&R Block, Sprint, and McDonald’s. AEA Member

(Licensor) A Noise Within produces classic theatre as an essential means to enrich our community by embracing universal human experiences, expanding personal awareness, and challenging individual perspectives. It is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena, CA.  ANW’s award-winning resident company presents world-class theatre at their state-of-the-art, 324-seat performing space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office and attendance records each year. In addition to producing world-class performances of classic theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, A Noise Within truly delivers CLASSIC THEATRE, MODERN MAGIC.

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Photos credits: top – the cast of KCRep’s 2023 production of A Christmas Carol.

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