A Christmas Carol

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
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by
Charles Dickens
Adapted by
David H. Bell
Directed by
Rosemary Newcott

Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta’s most treasured holiday traditions. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by ghosts offering him a chance at a better future – his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future – who teach him it is never too late to change. Celebrate the holidays with the beloved Dickens classic in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast. Experience the Alliance’s beloved adaptation by David H. Bell, staged for the first time at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  

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Cast

Regional: Uprising (Metro Stage). Atlanta: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre); Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, Women+War (Synchronicity Theatre); How To Use A Knife, Uprising, Elemeno Pea, Third Country and Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon Theatre); Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare); Flyin’ West (Theatre in the Square); A Raisin in the Sun, Lakebottom Proper, Hamlet (Springer Opera House); A Christmas Carol, Honk! the Musical (Alliance Theatre); for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Black Nativity (True Colors). Film/ TV: “Rectify” (Sundance TV), Ir/Reconcilable (short film), Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” (TBS).

Cynthia D. Barker
Cynthia D. Barker
Mrs. Cratchit, Ensemble; Understudy for Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Fezziwig

Regional: Uprising (Metro Stage). Atlanta: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre); Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, Women+War (Synchronicity Theatre); How To Use A Knife, Uprising, Elemeno Pea, Third Country and Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon Theatre); Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare); Flyin’ West (Theatre in the Square); A Raisin in the Sun, Lakebottom Proper, Hamlet (Springer Opera House); A Christmas Carol, Honk! the Musical (Alliance Theatre); for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Black Nativity (True Colors). Film/ TV: “Rectify” (Sundance TV), Ir/Reconcilable (short film), Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” (TBS).

Caleb is overjoyed to return to the Alliance’s production of A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (The Legacy Theatre), Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players). Film: “15:17 to Paris,” “Mute.” Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking, parkour, and just hanging out. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary. Merry Christmas!

Caleb Baumann
Caleb Baumann
Daniel, Turkey Boy, Ensemble; Understudy for Wyatt, Ignorance, Ensemble

Caleb is overjoyed to return to the Alliance’s production of A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (The Legacy Theatre), Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players). Film: “15:17 to Paris,” “Mute.” Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking, parkour, and just hanging out. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary. Merry Christmas!

Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, Tennis In Nablus. Atlanta: Between Riverside And Crazy, RACE (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); Women In Jeopardy (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Last of Robin Hood, “The Gifted,” “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

Andrew Benator
Andrew Benator
Jacob Marley, Topper, Ensemble

Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, Tennis In Nablus. Atlanta: Between Riverside And Crazy, RACE (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); Women In Jeopardy (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Last of Robin Hood, “The Gifted,” “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

Lowrey is thrilled to be back for another season of A Christmas Carol. I hope this story warms your heart this Christmas. Thank you to my family and loving wife, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show! Other regional credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Company (Robert), Les Miserable (Enjolras), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and Edward Foote (Mr. Nevins). Tv Credits: Vampire Diaries (CW), TURN (AMC), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), Too Close To Home (TLC), Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), and Revolution (NBC).

Lowrey Brown
Lowrey Brown
Young Scrooge, Ensemble; Understudy for Fred, Ensemble

Lowrey is thrilled to be back for another season of A Christmas Carol. I hope this story warms your heart this Christmas. Thank you to my family and loving wife, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show! Other regional credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Company (Robert), Les Miserable (Enjolras), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and Edward Foote (Mr. Nevins). Tv Credits: Vampire Diaries (CW), TURN (AMC), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC), Too Close To Home (TLC), Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), and Revolution (NBC).

Alex is thrilled to make his professional acting debut with the Alliance Theatre. Alex is a 6th grade student at the Atlanta International School. Acting credits include years of summer drama camps and youth lessons at the Alliance. He looks forward to building his acting resume further! Alex would like to thank his teachers, family and friends for their love and support.

Alex Cheeks
Alex Cheeks
Wyatt, Ignorance, Ensemble; Understudy for Daniel, Turkey Boy, Ensemble

Alex is thrilled to make his professional acting debut with the Alliance Theatre. Alex is a 6th grade student at the Atlanta International School. Acting credits include years of summer drama camps and youth lessons at the Alliance. He looks forward to building his acting resume further! Alex would like to thank his teachers, family and friends for their love and support.

David was most recently seen on the Atlanta stage as Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit. David won the Suzi Award for his direction of I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora), and received nominations for Pancakes, Pancakes! (Alliance) and Red (Theatrical Outfit). Film: Blind Trust, Max and the Monster, Bigger and The Last Full Measure. TV: “Christmas in Homestead” for Hallmark and “Living The Dream” for Sky TV in Britain. Notable audiobook narrations include Bob Schieffer’s “Overload,” “The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer” and the Audie and Odyssey winner “Echo.” His son Will is a freshman at the University of Georgia.

David de Vries
David de Vries
Ebenezer Scrooge

David was most recently seen on the Atlanta stage as Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit. David won the Suzi Award for his direction of I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora), and received nominations for Pancakes, Pancakes! (Alliance) and Red (Theatrical Outfit). Film: Blind Trust, Max and the Monster, Bigger and The Last Full Measure. TV: “Christmas in Homestead” for Hallmark and “Living The Dream” for Sky TV in Britain. Notable audiobook narrations include Bob Schieffer’s “Overload,” “The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer” and the Audie and Odyssey winner “Echo.” His son Will is a freshman at the University of Georgia.

Shelli is happy to be back with her A Christmas Carol family! Past Alliance credits: Tiger Style!; Little Raindrop Songs; Dinosaur!. Recent Atlanta credits: The Crucible, RENT (Actor's Express), Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre) Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), Into the Woods, Don't Dress for Dinner, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Boeing, Boeing (Stage Door Players). TV: "The Vampire Diaries." Shelli is a co-producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to Mom, Papa and Elliott.

Shelli Delgado
Shelli Delgado
Fan, Martha, Ensemble; Understudy for Mrs. Cratchit

Shelli is happy to be back with her A Christmas Carol family! Past Alliance credits: Tiger Style!; Little Raindrop Songs; Dinosaur!. Recent Atlanta credits: The Crucible, RENT (Actor's Express), Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre) Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), Into the Woods, Don't Dress for Dinner, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Boeing, Boeing (Stage Door Players). TV: "The Vampire Diaries." Shelli is a co-producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to Mom, Papa and Elliott.

The Atlanta native is overjoyed to return to the Alliance. Alliance credits: Bike America, The Wizard of Oz, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. True Colors: The Colored Museum, and Stick Fly. Seattle Repertory Theatre: Valley Song. New York: Abyssinia, Master Class, No Exit. TV/Film: “Acrimony” starring Taraji P. Henson, backup singer for Mary J. Blige on “VH-1 Music Awards” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Law & Order,” “Last Days of Disco,” “Dark Angel,” and “Marvin & Tige.” Love to family and friends on this journey.

Je Nie Fleming
Je Nie Fleming
Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Dilber, Ensemble

The Atlanta native is overjoyed to return to the Alliance. Alliance credits: Bike America, The Wizard of Oz, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. True Colors: The Colored Museum, and Stick Fly. Seattle Repertory Theatre: Valley Song. New York: Abyssinia, Master Class, No Exit. TV/Film: “Acrimony” starring Taraji P. Henson, backup singer for Mary J. Blige on “VH-1 Music Awards” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Law & Order,” “Last Days of Disco,” “Dark Angel,” and “Marvin & Tige.” Love to family and friends on this journey.

Neal is excited to once again hit the Alliance stage in another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol! Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengary Glenn Ross and Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town and One Man, Two Guvnors. Neal received Suzi Bass awards as best featured actor and best actor for his role in Race. Happy holidays to all!

Neal A. Ghant
Neal A. Ghant
Bob Cratchit; Understudy for Jacob Marley, Topper, Ensemble

Neal is excited to once again hit the Alliance stage in another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol! Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengary Glenn Ross and Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town and One Man, Two Guvnors. Neal received Suzi Bass awards as best featured actor and best actor for his role in Race. Happy holidays to all!

Bart is chuffed to be continuing this season for his seventeenth run at A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Lost In The Cosmos at Theatrical Outfit. He also pops up in film and television, so look for him in The Quad, Best of Enemies and The Front Runner. Bart is an adjunct Instructor of Theatre at Young Harris College where he works with his wife, his beloved Anne Towns. He holds an M.F.A. from Wayne State University's Hilberry Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to his friends and family, and YOU... and... "May each year be happier than our last..."

Bart Hansard
Bart Hansard
Mr. Fezziwig, Christmas Present, Ensemble

Bart is chuffed to be continuing this season for his seventeenth run at A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Lost In The Cosmos at Theatrical Outfit. He also pops up in film and television, so look for him in The Quad, Best of Enemies and The Front Runner. Bart is an adjunct Instructor of Theatre at Young Harris College where he works with his wife, his beloved Anne Towns. He holds an M.F.A. from Wayne State University's Hilberry Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to his friends and family, and YOU... and... "May each year be happier than our last..."

Jeremiah is ecstatic to be back again performing A Christmas Carol. Recent credits: How to Use a Knife (Horizon); Grease (Serenbe); Cinderella and Fella (Alliance); and a staged reading of a new musical Philly (Pearl Studios NYC). For Julissa, forever.

Jeremiah Parker Hobbs
Jeremiah Parker Hobbs
Peter Cratchit, Ensemble; Understudy for Mr. Fezziwig, Christmas Present

Jeremiah is ecstatic to be back again performing A Christmas Carol. Recent credits: How to Use a Knife (Horizon); Grease (Serenbe); Cinderella and Fella (Alliance); and a staged reading of a new musical Philly (Pearl Studios NYC). For Julissa, forever.

Margaret is thrilled to be back at the Alliance with her Christmas Carol family. Regional: Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse/Milwaukee Rep); The Niceties, pen/man/ship, The Wedding Gift (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Richard III, All My Sons, Stargirl (People’s Light); Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble). Atlanta: As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare), Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Soweto! (Freddie Hendricks YEA). TV/Film: “Succession” (HBO), “Different Flowers.” An Atlanta native, proud Westminster graduate, and former Christmas Carol kid, Margaret is currently based in New York.

Margaret Ivey
Margaret Ivey
Belle, Ensemble; Understudy for Christmas Past, Ensemble

Margaret is thrilled to be back at the Alliance with her Christmas Carol family. Regional: Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse/Milwaukee Rep); The Niceties, pen/man/ship, The Wedding Gift (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Richard III, All My Sons, Stargirl (People’s Light); Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble). Atlanta: As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare), Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Soweto! (Freddie Hendricks YEA). TV/Film: “Succession” (HBO), “Different Flowers.” An Atlanta native, proud Westminster graduate, and former Christmas Carol kid, Margaret is currently based in New York.

Joshua is extremely excited to be back in the Christmas Carol family for the second year in a row! He was most recently seen this summer as Kurt Kelly in Heathers: The Musical at OnStage Atlanta. Favorite credits: The Temple Bombing, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre); Cinderella (The Old Creamery Theatre); Freya (ArtSpot Int’l Tour); The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Miserables (WCU). B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University 2014. Endless thanks to family, friends, and Brandon for all their love and support.

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones
Understudy for Young Scrooge, Ensemble

Joshua is extremely excited to be back in the Christmas Carol family for the second year in a row! He was most recently seen this summer as Kurt Kelly in Heathers: The Musical at OnStage Atlanta. Favorite credits: The Temple Bombing, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre); Cinderella (The Old Creamery Theatre); Freya (ArtSpot Int’l Tour); The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Miserables (WCU). B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Western Carolina University 2014. Endless thanks to family, friends, and Brandon for all their love and support.

Alliance Theatre: Shakespeare In Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Georgia Shakespeare: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie, Shrew: The Musical, Richard III (Suzi Bass Award) and Metamorphoses (Suzi Bass Award). Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church (Suzi Bass Award). True Colors: Smart People. Film: American Made, Hidden Figures, 42, Parental Guidance, The Change-Up. TV: “Vice Principals,” “Manhunt: Unabomber,” “Lore,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Nashville,” “Under the Dome,” “Bessie,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Librarian.” B.F.A. Florida State University.

Joe Knezevich
Joe Knezevich
Fred, Ensemble; Understudy for Ebenezer Scrooge

Alliance Theatre: Shakespeare In Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Georgia Shakespeare: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie, Shrew: The Musical, Richard III (Suzi Bass Award) and Metamorphoses (Suzi Bass Award). Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church (Suzi Bass Award). True Colors: Smart People. Film: American Made, Hidden Figures, 42, Parental Guidance, The Change-Up. TV: “Vice Principals,” “Manhunt: Unabomber,” “Lore,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Nashville,” “Under the Dome,” “Bessie,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Librarian.” B.F.A. Florida State University.

Marcie is thrilled to join the A Christmas Carol family this year. Recent credits include Goosebumps the Musical (Aurora Theatre), Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre), Antigone, Julius Caesar (Impulse Rep), Beauty and the Beast (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Cinderella and Fella, Shrek (Alliance Theatre). TV/Film: "Swamp Murders”. Love to The Madcap Villains and my amazing family. For Cuppycake, who reminds me every day that mankind is our business.

Marcie Millard
Marcie Millard
Peg, Ensemble; Understudy for Bess

Marcie is thrilled to join the A Christmas Carol family this year. Recent credits include Goosebumps the Musical (Aurora Theatre), Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre), Antigone, Julius Caesar (Impulse Rep), Beauty and the Beast (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Cinderella and Fella, Shrek (Alliance Theatre). TV/Film: "Swamp Murders”. Love to The Madcap Villains and my amazing family. For Cuppycake, who reminds me every day that mankind is our business.

Clayton is a recent graduate from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, and is very excited to make his Alliance Theatre debut in this year's production of A Christmas Carol. Recent roles include Skip in Art Station's Life Could Be a Dream and Curly in Mercer's Oklahoma! at the Macon Grand Opera House. Clay dedicates his performance to the memory of his grandfather who never missed a performance.

Clayton Mote
Clayton Mote
Ensemble; Understudy for Peter, Ensemble

Clayton is a recent graduate from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, and is very excited to make his Alliance Theatre debut in this year's production of A Christmas Carol. Recent roles include Skip in Art Station's Life Could Be a Dream and Curly in Mercer's Oklahoma! at the Macon Grand Opera House. Clay dedicates his performance to the memory of his grandfather who never missed a performance.

J. could not be more excited to be back for his second year with ACC! Favorite Atlanta credits: The Thing About Men (Wallace Buice Theatre Company) A Chorus Line, Cats, The Full Monty, Chicago and Sophisticated Ladies (Atlanta Lyric), Strong For Life (Telltale Children's Theatre), and A Christmas Carol 2016 and James and the Giant Peach U/S (Alliance Theatre). He would like to thank his wonderfully supportive family and friends, his gorgeous husband, and his 3 fur children- Chip, Della, and our rescue, Ranger!

J. Koby Parker
J. Koby Parker
Ensemble; Understudy for Dick Wilkins and Ensemble

J. could not be more excited to be back for his second year with ACC! Favorite Atlanta credits: The Thing About Men (Wallace Buice Theatre Company) A Chorus Line, Cats, The Full Monty, Chicago and Sophisticated Ladies (Atlanta Lyric), Strong For Life (Telltale Children's Theatre), and A Christmas Carol 2016 and James and the Giant Peach U/S (Alliance Theatre). He would like to thank his wonderfully supportive family and friends, his gorgeous husband, and his 3 fur children- Chip, Della, and our rescue, Ranger!

Courtney returns to the Alliance after appearing in several productions including Disgraced, Geller Girls, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, August: Osage County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She has appeared on various stages around the city including Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and Synchronicity Theatre. TV/Film: “The Walking Dead,” “Stuff You Should Know,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Good Eats,” Life of the Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Thank you for supporting live theatre! Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad.

Courtney Patterson
Courtney Patterson
Christmas Past, Ensemble; Understudy for Peg

Courtney returns to the Alliance after appearing in several productions including Disgraced, Geller Girls, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, August: Osage County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She has appeared on various stages around the city including Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and Synchronicity Theatre. TV/Film: “The Walking Dead,” “Stuff You Should Know,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Good Eats,” Life of the Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Thank you for supporting live theatre! Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad.

Shay is 10 years old. She dances competitively with RISPA in hip hop, tap, ballet, acro, jazz and lyrical. She loves to perform and always strives for excellence. Recent credits: Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theater). Myshay is very excited to be a part of the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. She would like to thank her family for all of their love and support.

Shay Pretty
Shay Pretty
Belinda, Ensemble; Understudy for Melinda, Want

Shay is 10 years old. She dances competitively with RISPA in hip hop, tap, ballet, acro, jazz and lyrical. She loves to perform and always strives for excellence. Recent credits: Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theater). Myshay is very excited to be a part of the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. She would like to thank her family for all of their love and support.

Marco is excited to be part of his fourth Alliance production and his second season playing Tiny Tim. Previous credits: Tuck Everlasting (Broadway), Shakespeare in Love, Tuck Everlasting (Alliance), Les Miserables (MJCCA). TV/Film: “The Gifted” (Fox), “Lodge 49” (AMC), “Today Show Live” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Marco is represented by CESD (NY, LA) and AM&T Agencies. He is a member of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe as well as a junior member of Children Helping Children Foundation. He would like thank his family and all his amazing coaches and teachers for their love and support. “God bless us, every one!”

Marco Schittone
Marco Schittone
Tiny Tim

Marco is excited to be part of his fourth Alliance production and his second season playing Tiny Tim. Previous credits: Tuck Everlasting (Broadway), Shakespeare in Love, Tuck Everlasting (Alliance), Les Miserables (MJCCA). TV/Film: “The Gifted” (Fox), “Lodge 49” (AMC), “Today Show Live” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Marco is represented by CESD (NY, LA) and AM&T Agencies. He is a member of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe as well as a junior member of Children Helping Children Foundation. He would like thank his family and all his amazing coaches and teachers for their love and support. “God bless us, every one!”

Noa is thrilled to be back for her second year in A Christmas Carol! Noa has trained with the Alliance, Get Scene, Catapult, Gray Studios and Atlanta Children’s Theatre. Her credits include Cruella deVil and Sally Brown. Noa is a fourth grader, a second-degree taekwondo black belt, and enjoys competitive swimming, tennis, art, piano, ukelele, singing and writing. She thanks her parents, Orli, Ilana, Safta, the rest of her family and friends, her acting coach Catherine Dee Holly, music teacher Jennifer Bliss, Svetlana, Leslie, Atlanta Jewish Academy, and of course Rosemary, Jody, and the amazing ACC cast and crew!

Noa Miryam Tsur
Noa Miryam Tsur
Want, Ensemble; Understudy for Tiny Tim

Noa is thrilled to be back for her second year in A Christmas Carol! Noa has trained with the Alliance, Get Scene, Catapult, Gray Studios and Atlanta Children’s Theatre. Her credits include Cruella deVil and Sally Brown. Noa is a fourth grader, a second-degree taekwondo black belt, and enjoys competitive swimming, tennis, art, piano, ukelele, singing and writing. She thanks her parents, Orli, Ilana, Safta, the rest of her family and friends, her acting coach Catherine Dee Holly, music teacher Jennifer Bliss, Svetlana, Leslie, Atlanta Jewish Academy, and of course Rosemary, Jody, and the amazing ACC cast and crew!

Brian is beyond thrilled to be back at the Alliance where he was last seen in Cinderella and Fella as Lavoris. He was a graduate of the 2014-2015 Aurora Theatre Apprentice company and had the opportunity to work on a number of shows there, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods and Memphis. Christmas is Brian’s favorite time of year and is thankful to be given the opportunity to work on this wonderful show with such a phenomenal cast.

Brian Walker
Brian Walker
Dick Wilkins, Ensemble; Understudy for Bob Cratchit, Ensemble

Brian is beyond thrilled to be back at the Alliance where he was last seen in Cinderella and Fella as Lavoris. He was a graduate of the 2014-2015 Aurora Theatre Apprentice company and had the opportunity to work on a number of shows there, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods and Memphis. Christmas is Brian’s favorite time of year and is thankful to be given the opportunity to work on this wonderful show with such a phenomenal cast.

Laurie performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair (Novelette). Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain, King DavidRagtime, Wonderful Town, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert: Music of the Night. Concerts: Stockton Symphony; Night of 1000 Voices at London’s Royal Albert Hall; Baltimore Symphony, Bernstein Mass; Urban Arias, Photo Op; Holder’s Music Festival, Barbados; New York City Center Encores! Television: Judge Harold in “Drop Dead Diva,” Ms. Flood in “Meet the Browns,” Show Boat, South Pacific, commercials and voiceovers. Glory to God!

Laurie Williamson
Laurie Williamson
Bess, Ensemble

Laurie performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair (Novelette). Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain, King DavidRagtime, Wonderful Town, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert: Music of the Night. Concerts: Stockton Symphony; Night of 1000 Voices at London’s Royal Albert Hall; Baltimore Symphony, Bernstein Mass; Urban Arias, Photo Op; Holder’s Music Festival, Barbados; New York City Center Encores! Television: Judge Harold in “Drop Dead Diva,” Ms. Flood in “Meet the Browns,” Show Boat, South Pacific, commercials and voiceovers. Glory to God!

Camilla is excited to be a part of this beautiful show! Credits: The National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma! at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Charlotte in A Little Night Music at the Princeton Festival, Honk! at the Alliance Theatre, and Black Nativity at True Colors Theatre Company (Suzi Award – Outstanding Ensemble). Many thanks to Rosemary, Jody, Larry, and the Fam.

Camilla Zaepfel
Camilla Zaepfel
Understudy for Belle, Fan, Martha, Ensemble

Camilla is excited to be a part of this beautiful show! Credits: The National Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma! at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Charlotte in A Little Night Music at the Princeton Festival, Honk! at the Alliance Theatre, and Black Nativity at True Colors Theatre Company (Suzi Award – Outstanding Ensemble). Many thanks to Rosemary, Jody, Larry, and the Fam.

Alex is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Professional credits include Madeleine’s Christmas at Horizon Theatre as well as various commercial and on-camera appearances. Other theatre credits: Guys & Dolls, Titanic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Shrek, and The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe. Alex is a student at the Westminster Schools where she is active in theatre. She has studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, Alliance Theatre classes, Atlanta Children’s Theatre and Catapult Studios. Thank you to my parents and friends for always supporting me, and thanks to everyone who has helped me pursue my dreams.

Alex Zeiler
Alex Zeiler
Melinda, Ensemble; Understudy for Belinda

Alex is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Professional credits include Madeleine’s Christmas at Horizon Theatre as well as various commercial and on-camera appearances. Other theatre credits: Guys & Dolls, Titanic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Shrek, and The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe. Alex is a student at the Westminster Schools where she is active in theatre. She has studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, Alliance Theatre classes, Atlanta Children’s Theatre and Catapult Studios. Thank you to my parents and friends for always supporting me, and thanks to everyone who has helped me pursue my dreams.

Creative

David H. Bell
David H. Bell
Adaptation for the stage

Clay has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Designer

Clay has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

D Martyn is proud to have shared this 27-year journey of A Christmas Carol with David Bell and the Alliance Theatre, having designed the original production. He has designed more than 500 productions for theaters across the country, including the award-winning Talley’s Folly at the Pasadena Playhouse for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles; Like Jazz, QED (and the subsequent Lincoln Center Theater production); The Wood Demon; Hunting Cockroaches; Passion Play; Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune; A Perfect Wedding (inaugural production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.); and Barbara Cook’s Mostly Sondheim at the Ahmanson Theatre. He has designed for Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Playhouse Theatre in London, San Diego Rep, San Jose Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Colorado Festival of World Theatre. He was the art director of the Fox TV show “MADtv,” receiving eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards and a Sarah Siddons Award for Design Excellence.

D Martyn Bookwalter
D Martyn Bookwalter
Set Designer

D Martyn is proud to have shared this 27-year journey of A Christmas Carol with David Bell and the Alliance Theatre, having designed the original production. He has designed more than 500 productions for theaters across the country, including the award-winning Talley’s Folly at the Pasadena Playhouse for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles; Like Jazz, QED (and the subsequent Lincoln Center Theater production); The Wood Demon; Hunting Cockroaches; Passion Play; Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune; A Perfect Wedding (inaugural production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.); and Barbara Cook’s Mostly Sondheim at the Ahmanson Theatre. He has designed for Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Playhouse Theatre in London, San Diego Rep, San Jose Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Colorado Festival of World Theatre. He was the art director of the Fox TV show “MADtv,” receiving eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards and a Sarah Siddons Award for Design Excellence.

Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits: The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye and The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. Thanks to Rosemary, Jayson and Skylar. Happy Holidays to all!

Liz Campbell
Liz Campbell
Stage Manager

Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits: The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye and The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. Thanks to Rosemary, Jayson and Skylar. Happy Holidays to all!

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Novella

Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel; tick, tick ... BOOM!; A Christmas Carol; Chess; The Grapes of Wrath; Pacific Overtures; Little Me; The Robber Bridegroom; Oliver; The Music Man; Guys and Dolls; The King and I; Brigadoon; Cotton Patch Gospel; Falsettos; A Little Night Music; Candide; Peter Pan; Annie Get Your Gun; Forever Plaid; Once on This Island; An American Song; The Boys From Syracuse; Up on the Roof; Not Just Kidstuff. Broadway: Quilters, Peter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Gypsy, Music Man, ...Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: Falsettos, Quilters, Forever Plaid, Sweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing, Musical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, The Producers, Avenue Q, Forever Plaid. National tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings 1989; the world premieres of Casper, The Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music director and conductor of 2012 and 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater awards.

Michael Fauss
Michael Fauss
Music Director, Conductor

Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel; tick, tick ... BOOM!; A Christmas Carol; Chess; The Grapes of Wrath; Pacific Overtures; Little Me; The Robber Bridegroom; Oliver; The Music Man; Guys and Dolls; The King and I; Brigadoon; Cotton Patch Gospel; Falsettos; A Little Night Music; Candide; Peter Pan; Annie Get Your Gun; Forever Plaid; Once on This Island; An American Song; The Boys From Syracuse; Up on the Roof; Not Just Kidstuff. Broadway: Quilters, Peter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Gypsy, Music Man, ...Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: Falsettos, Quilters, Forever Plaid, Sweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing, Musical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, The Producers, Avenue Q, Forever Plaid. National tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings 1989; the world premieres of Casper, The Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music director and conductor of 2012 and 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater awards.

Mariann has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other Alliance shows: Avenue X (Suzi nomination for costume design); August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf; Intimate Apparel (Suzi winner for costume design, 2005-06); Day of the Kings; Light Up the Sky. New York credits: Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Everybody’s Ruby (Audelco Award nomination), numerous Off-Broadway productions and 10 years of commercial styling. Regionally, her work has been seen at Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theaters; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare festivals. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld San Antonio and Viking Cruise Lines. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, and received distinguished achievement awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She leads the costume design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theater.

Mariann S. Verheyen
Mariann S. Verheyen
Costume Designer

Mariann has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other Alliance shows: Avenue X (Suzi nomination for costume design); August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf; Intimate Apparel (Suzi winner for costume design, 2005-06); Day of the Kings; Light Up the Sky. New York credits: Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Everybody’s Ruby (Audelco Award nomination), numerous Off-Broadway productions and 10 years of commercial styling. Regionally, her work has been seen at Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theaters; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare festivals. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld San Antonio and Viking Cruise Lines. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, and received distinguished achievement awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She leads the costume design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theater.

Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eighth season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jayson T. Waddell
Jayson T. Waddell
Assistant Stage Manager

Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eighth season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Diane wishes to dedicate this production of A Christmas Carol to the memory of our dearly beloved friend, Pete Shinn, to his devoted wife, Rochelle, and to all their 2-legged friends. Pete and his colleagues, along with many talented crew members, have remounted this design for the last 16 years. Thanks to them for making the lighting look better and better with each passing year.

Diane Ferry Williams
Diane Ferry Williams
Lighting Designer

Diane wishes to dedicate this production of A Christmas Carol to the memory of our dearly beloved friend, Pete Shinn, to his devoted wife, Rochelle, and to all their 2-legged friends. Pete and his colleagues, along with many talented crew members, have remounted this design for the last 16 years. Thanks to them for making the lighting look better and better with each passing year.

Director

Rosemary is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has been working at the Alliance since 1988. Some of her directing credits include Alice Between (premiere); A Christmas Carol; Cinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Pearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); The Wizard of Oz; Seussical; Class of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!; Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of Ruth; The Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance Palefsky Collision Project for its first 10 years and pioneered the Alliance’s innovative Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Favorite directing experiences on the national scene also include Jason Invisible and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical for the Kennedy Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named an Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts in December 2001 and received the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named her best director of the year in 2002 and, in 2005, she won the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award and several Suzi awards, including the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award. She has served on the boards of TYA/USA and Kennesaw State University’s theater department. Rosemary has degrees from Northwestern University and New Jersey City University. She is a member of AEA and SDC. Wishing all families the happiest of holiday seasons!

Rosemary Newcott
Rosemary Newcott
Director

Rosemary is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has been working at the Alliance since 1988. Some of her directing credits include Alice Between (premiere); A Christmas Carol; Cinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Pearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); The Wizard of Oz; Seussical; Class of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!; Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of Ruth; The Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance Palefsky Collision Project for its first 10 years and pioneered the Alliance’s innovative Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Favorite directing experiences on the national scene also include Jason Invisible and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical for the Kennedy Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named an Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts in December 2001 and received the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named her best director of the year in 2002 and, in 2005, she won the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award and several Suzi awards, including the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award. She has served on the boards of TYA/USA and Kennesaw State University’s theater department. Rosemary has degrees from Northwestern University and New Jersey City University. She is a member of AEA and SDC. Wishing all families the happiest of holiday seasons!

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