A Christmas Carol

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Recommended for all audiences.

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Rosemary Newcott

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man well-known for his miserly ways, 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.  See the Alliance’s 29th annual production of A Christmas Carol at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

A Christmas Carol is approximately 2 and a half hours with one 15-minute intermission.

*Please note that the performance on Wednesday, December 12 is Opening Night.

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Cast

Regional credits: Uprising (Metro Stage). Atlanta credits: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, Women+War (Synchronicity Theatre); 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

Regional credits: Uprising (Metro Stage). Atlanta credits: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, Women+War (Synchronicity Theatre); 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 Baumann (Wyatt/Turkey Boy/Ensemble and US Daniel/Ignorance/Ensemble) is grateful and blessed to return to A Christmas Carol and be part of this Atlanta holiday tradition! Alliance Theatre: The Jungle Book (Mowgli), Shakespeare in Love (Webster), Where Butterflies go in Winter (Lil’ Lou). Alliance Theatre Youth Players: A Wrinkle in Time (Charles Wallace Murry), Around Atlanta on $80 (Yokan). The Legacy Theatre: The Lion King Jr. (Timon). Off-stage, Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking and soccer. Caleb thanks his friends, family, and teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their never-ending support. Much love to Rosemary and Jody for always believing in me. calebbaumann.com

Caleb Baumann
Caleb Baumann
Wyatt / Turkey Boy / Ensemble

Caleb Baumann (Wyatt/Turkey Boy/Ensemble and US Daniel/Ignorance/Ensemble) is grateful and blessed to return to A Christmas Carol and be part of this Atlanta holiday tradition! Alliance Theatre: The Jungle Book (Mowgli), Shakespeare in Love (Webster), Where Butterflies go in Winter (Lil’ Lou). Alliance Theatre Youth Players: A Wrinkle in Time (Charles Wallace Murry), Around Atlanta on $80 (Yokan). The Legacy Theatre: The Lion King Jr. (Timon). Off-stage, Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking and soccer. Caleb thanks his friends, family, and teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their never-ending support. Much love to Rosemary and Jody for always believing in me. calebbaumann.com

Alliance Theatre: Disgraced; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; August: Osage County; Eurydice; Tennis in Nablus; A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Race (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare); Women in Jeopardy; Boeing, Boeing (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Confirmation, Last of Robin Hood, “Stranger ings,” “Red Band Society,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Burn Notice,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.                  

Andrew Benator
Andrew Benator
Jacob Marley / Ensemble

Alliance Theatre: Disgraced; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; August: Osage County; Eurydice; Tennis in Nablus; A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Race (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare); Women in Jeopardy; Boeing, Boeing (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Confirmation, Last of Robin Hood, “Stranger ings,” “Red Band Society,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Burn Notice,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.                  

Kylie Brown (Belle/Ensemble and US Christmas Past) is thrilled to return to the Alliance for her third Christmas.  Alliance credits:  Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (and national tour), Einstein is a Dummy, The Guardsman. Atlanta credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Suzi Award-Winning Spring Awakening, See What I Wanna See (Actor’s Express), Ghost (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Detroit (Horizon Theatre), HAIR (Serenbe Playhouse), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Aurora Theatre). NYC:  Bull Durham (lab at Lincoln Center). TV/Film: The Unwanted, Deadwood. Kylie is a certified neuromuscular therapist, and a registered yoga teacher. Love and gratitude to Rosemary, Bryan, and family.

Kylie Brown
Kylie Brown
Belle / Ensemble

Kylie Brown (Belle/Ensemble and US Christmas Past) is thrilled to return to the Alliance for her third Christmas.  Alliance credits:  Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (and national tour), Einstein is a Dummy, The Guardsman. Atlanta credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Suzi Award-Winning Spring Awakening, See What I Wanna See (Actor’s Express), Ghost (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Detroit (Horizon Theatre), HAIR (Serenbe Playhouse), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Aurora Theatre). NYC:  Bull Durham (lab at Lincoln Center). TV/Film: The Unwanted, Deadwood. Kylie is a certified neuromuscular therapist, and a registered yoga teacher. Love and gratitude to Rosemary, Bryan, and family.

Lowrey is happy to return for another year of A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance credits include Edward Foote and The Wizard of Oz. Atlanta theater credits include Company (Actor’s Express), Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre) and A Wrinkle in Time (Theatrical Outfit). TV/film credits include: “Revolution,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “TURN,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Finding Carter,” “Vampire Diaries,” “HindSight.” Thank you to my family and friends for their love and support and most of all to my favorite person in the world, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show. 

Lowrey Brown
Lowrey Brown
Young Scrooge / Ensemble

Lowrey is happy to return for another year of A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance credits include Edward Foote and The Wizard of Oz. Atlanta theater credits include Company (Actor’s Express), Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre) and A Wrinkle in Time (Theatrical Outfit). TV/film credits include: “Revolution,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “TURN,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Finding Carter,” “Vampire Diaries,” “HindSight.” Thank you to my family and friends for their love and support and most of all to my favorite person in the world, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show. 

Barrett Crowder (U/S) is very excited to be a part of his first Alliance Production! He recently performed with Pantochino Production’s as Walter in the world premiere of Beat Bugs: a Musical Adventure. He has also toured the nation with Camp Kidjam children’s theatre the past two summers. He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Brenau University. He would like to thank God, his family, and his girlfriend Emily for their continued blessings and support! Enjoy the show! 

Barrett Crowder
Barrett Crowder
Understudy

Barrett Crowder (U/S) is very excited to be a part of his first Alliance Production! He recently performed with Pantochino Production’s as Walter in the world premiere of Beat Bugs: a Musical Adventure. He has also toured the nation with Camp Kidjam children’s theatre the past two summers. He received his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Brenau University. He would like to thank God, his family, and his girlfriend Emily for their continued blessings and support! Enjoy the show! 

Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiére). National tours: B&B, Wicked (Dr. Dillamond). Regional: TOTS — The Producers (Roger de Bris). Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Carapace, Sleuth, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Shrek, Arcadia, The Sisters Rosensweig, Dancing at Lughnasa, Laughing Wild, Spinning Into Butter and Glengarry Glen Ross. Film: The Founder, The Accountant, Billy Lyn’s Long Halftime Walk, Kill the Messenger, Lila & Eve. TV: “Shooting Christmas,” “Killing Reagan,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Nashville,” “Devious Maids,” “Reckless,” “Necessary Roughness.” Audiobooks: more than100 titles (Audie Award winner for “Echo”). Director: Pancakes, Pancakes! (Alliance), Smart People (True Colors), I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora, Suzi Bass Award), Buckminster Fuller (Theatrical Outfit) 

David de Vries
David de Vries
Ebenezer Scrooge

Broadway: Beauty and the Beast (Lumiére). National tours: B&B, Wicked (Dr. Dillamond). Regional: TOTS — The Producers (Roger de Bris). Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Carapace, Sleuth, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Shrek, Arcadia, The Sisters Rosensweig, Dancing at Lughnasa, Laughing Wild, Spinning Into Butter and Glengarry Glen Ross. Film: The Founder, The Accountant, Billy Lyn’s Long Halftime Walk, Kill the Messenger, Lila & Eve. TV: “Shooting Christmas,” “Killing Reagan,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Nashville,” “Devious Maids,” “Reckless,” “Necessary Roughness.” Audiobooks: more than100 titles (Audie Award winner for “Echo”). Director: Pancakes, Pancakes! (Alliance), Smart People (True Colors), I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora, Suzi Bass Award), Buckminster Fuller (Theatrical Outfit) 

Shelli Delgado (Fan/Martha/Ensemble and U/S Mrs. Cratchit) is thrilled to be returning to A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance Theatre credits: Tiger Style! and Theatre for the Very Young shows Little Raindrop Songs and Dinosaur!. Favorite regional credits: The Crucible, RENT (Actor's Express), Much Ado About Nothing (Warehouse Theatre), Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre) Into the Woods, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse). TV: "The Vampire Diaries". Shelli is also a co-producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to Mom and Papa. Up next: A Doll's House Part 2 (Aurora Theatre/Actor's Express). 

Shelli Delgado
Shelli Delgado
Fan / Martha / Ensemble

Shelli Delgado (Fan/Martha/Ensemble and U/S Mrs. Cratchit) is thrilled to be returning to A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance Theatre credits: Tiger Style! and Theatre for the Very Young shows Little Raindrop Songs and Dinosaur!. Favorite regional credits: The Crucible, RENT (Actor's Express), Much Ado About Nothing (Warehouse Theatre), Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre) Into the Woods, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse). TV: "The Vampire Diaries". Shelli is also a co-producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to Mom and Papa. Up next: A Doll's House Part 2 (Aurora Theatre/Actor's Express). 

Virginia Fisher (Belinda/Ensemble, U/S Melinda/Want/Ignorance) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance Theatre, having previously been seen in the  Alliance’s Youth Players (The BFG) and musical theater summer camp performances (Alice in Wonderland, We’re Off to See the Wizard). Recent credits include Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre), The Nutcracker (Trinity School), and Smart, To Be or Not to Bee (Atlanta Children’s Theatre). Virginia currently trains with Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio.  Outside of acting, Virginia enjoys choir and looks forward to her first performance at Carnegie Hall in the National Children’s Chorus Festival. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

Virginia Fisher
Virginia Fisher
Belinda / Ensemble

Virginia Fisher (Belinda/Ensemble, U/S Melinda/Want/Ignorance) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance Theatre, having previously been seen in the  Alliance’s Youth Players (The BFG) and musical theater summer camp performances (Alice in Wonderland, We’re Off to See the Wizard). Recent credits include Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre), The Nutcracker (Trinity School), and Smart, To Be or Not to Bee (Atlanta Children’s Theatre). Virginia currently trains with Nick Conti’s Professional Actor’s Studio.  Outside of acting, Virginia enjoys choir and looks forward to her first performance at Carnegie Hall in the National Children’s Chorus Festival. Love and gratitude to friends and family.

Je Nie Fleming (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble) The Atlanta native is overjoyed to return to the Alliance. Alliance Theatre: 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, Stick Fly. Seattle Repertory Theatre: Valley Song. New York theater: 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. http://www.jeniefleming.com

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

Je Nie Fleming (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble) The Atlanta native is overjoyed to return to the Alliance. Alliance Theatre: 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, Stick Fly. Seattle Repertory Theatre: Valley Song. New York theater: 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. http://www.jeniefleming.com

Elijah Sage Ghant (Daniel/Ignorance/Ensemble and U/S Wyatt/Turkey Boy/Ensemble) is overjoyed to be making his theater acting debut in one of the hallmark shows in the Atlanta theater year. Having always wanted to do theater, he hopes that this will set him on the path to accomplish future goals in theater where he intends to be an asset to the community and have a blast doing it. 

Elijah Sage Ghant
Elijah Sage Ghant
Daniel / Ignorance / Ensemble

Elijah Sage Ghant (Daniel/Ignorance/Ensemble and U/S Wyatt/Turkey Boy/Ensemble) is overjoyed to be making his theater acting debut in one of the hallmark shows in the Atlanta theater year. Having always wanted to do theater, he hopes that this will set him on the path to accomplish future goals in theater where he intends to be an asset to the community and have a blast doing it. 

Neal is excited to once again hit the Alliance stage in another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol! Alliance Theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengary Glenn Ross, Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Our Town; 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 Ghant
Neal Ghant
Bob Cratchit

Neal is excited to once again hit the Alliance stage in another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol! Alliance Theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengary Glenn Ross, Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Our Town; 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 pleased as Christmas punch to return for his 15th season in A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance credits: August: Osage County, Tennis in Nablus, The Grapes of Wrath, A Death in the House Next Door to Kathleen Turner’s House on Long Island. Favorite recent credits: Lombardi (Aurora Theatre), Spamalot (Lyric Theatre), Dividing the Estate (Theatrical Outfit), Urinetown (Fabrefaction). TV/ Film: Banshee, The Red Road, Army Wives, many House of Payne and Good Eats; Trouble With the Curve, Déjà Vu, Parental Guidance. Many thanks to Rosemary and my sweet Anne. Happy holidays to all

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

Bart is pleased as Christmas punch to return for his 15th season in A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance credits: August: Osage County, Tennis in Nablus, The Grapes of Wrath, A Death in the House Next Door to Kathleen Turner’s House on Long Island. Favorite recent credits: Lombardi (Aurora Theatre), Spamalot (Lyric Theatre), Dividing the Estate (Theatrical Outfit), Urinetown (Fabrefaction). TV/ Film: Banshee, The Red Road, Army Wives, many House of Payne and Good Eats; Trouble With the Curve, Déjà Vu, Parental Guidance. Many thanks to Rosemary and my sweet Anne. Happy holidays to all

Joe Knezevich (Fred/Ensemble and US Ebenezer Scrooge) Alliance Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare In Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Glengarry Glen RossWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Georgia Shakespeare: HamletMuch Ado About NothingThe Glass MenagerieShrew: The MusicalRichard III (Suzi Bass Award), Metamorphoses (Suzi Bass Award). Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church (Suzi Bass Award). True Colors: Smart People. Film: The MuleHidden Figures42Parental GuidanceThe Change-Up. TV: “The Resident”, “Brockmire”, “Manhunt: Unabomber”, “Lore”, “Halt and Catch Fire”, “Nashville”, “Teen Wolf”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Librarian”. Training: B.F.A., Florida State University. joeknezevich.com

Joe Knezevich
Joe Knezevich
Fred / Ensemble

Joe Knezevich (Fred/Ensemble and US Ebenezer Scrooge) Alliance Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare In Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Glengarry Glen RossWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Georgia Shakespeare: HamletMuch Ado About NothingThe Glass MenagerieShrew: The MusicalRichard III (Suzi Bass Award), Metamorphoses (Suzi Bass Award). Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church (Suzi Bass Award). True Colors: Smart People. Film: The MuleHidden Figures42Parental GuidanceThe Change-Up. TV: “The Resident”, “Brockmire”, “Manhunt: Unabomber”, “Lore”, “Halt and Catch Fire”, “Nashville”, “Teen Wolf”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “The Librarian”. Training: B.F.A., Florida State University. joeknezevich.com

Manny Magnus
Manny Magnus
Tiny Tim

Avery Michael (Want/Ensemble and U/S Tiny Tim) is beyond excited to be making her A Christmas Carol debut. Recent credits include Piglet understudy in Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theatre), Falstaff’s Page in Henry IV, Part 2 and Young York in The Tragedy of Richard III (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), and Esther Jane in A Christmas Story (OnStage Atlanta). Love and thanks to my family!

Avery Michael
Avery Michael
Want / Ensemble

Avery Michael (Want/Ensemble and U/S Tiny Tim) is beyond excited to be making her A Christmas Carol debut. Recent credits include Piglet understudy in Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theatre), Falstaff’s Page in Henry IV, Part 2 and Young York in The Tragedy of Richard III (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), and Esther Jane in A Christmas Story (OnStage Atlanta). Love and thanks to my family!

Marcie Millard (Peg/Ensemble and US Bess) is thrilled to return for her second season of A Christmas Carol. Selected credits include 42nd Street (City Springs Theatre), Mamma Mia, Goosebumps the Musical, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre), Third Country and 5 years of Santaland Diaries (Horizon Theatre), Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, The Full Monty, Annie (Suzi Bass Award: Best Featured Actress in a Musical), and Thoroughly Modern Mille (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Company, Xanadu (Actor’s Express). TV/Film: "Swamp Murders”. Marcie is Company Manager at the new City Springs Theatre Company in Sandy Springs. Love and gratitude to the Madcap Villains who remind me every day that mankind is my business. For Cuppycake.

Marcie Millard
Marcie Millard
Peg / Ensemble

Marcie Millard (Peg/Ensemble and US Bess) is thrilled to return for her second season of A Christmas Carol. Selected credits include 42nd Street (City Springs Theatre), Mamma Mia, Goosebumps the Musical, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre), Third Country and 5 years of Santaland Diaries (Horizon Theatre), Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, The Full Monty, Annie (Suzi Bass Award: Best Featured Actress in a Musical), and Thoroughly Modern Mille (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Company, Xanadu (Actor’s Express). TV/Film: "Swamp Murders”. Marcie is Company Manager at the new City Springs Theatre Company in Sandy Springs. Love and gratitude to the Madcap Villains who remind me every day that mankind is my business. For Cuppycake.

Clayton Mote (Ensemble and US Topper/Ensemble) is a recent graduate from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, and very excited to return to Alliance for this year's A Christmas Carol. Clay last understudied in the Alliance Theatre/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra production of Candide. Other recent roles include Skip in Art Station's Life Could Be a Dream, and Curly in Mercer's production of Oklahoma! at the Macon Grand Opera House. Clay dedicates his performance to the memory of his grandfather who never missed a show. AGT.

Clayton Mote
Clayton Mote
Ensemble

Clayton Mote (Ensemble and US Topper/Ensemble) is a recent graduate from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, and very excited to return to Alliance for this year's A Christmas Carol. Clay last understudied in the Alliance Theatre/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra production of Candide. Other recent roles include Skip in Art Station's Life Could Be a Dream, and Curly in Mercer's production of Oklahoma! at the Macon Grand Opera House. Clay dedicates his performance to the memory of his grandfather who never missed a show. AGT.

Courtney Patterson (Christmas Past/Ensemble and US Peg) returns to the Alliance after appearing in several productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disgraced; Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; August: Osage County; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Christmas Carol. She has been on various stages around the city throughout her career (Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, True Colors and Synchronicity). TV/Film: “The Walking Dead”, “Stuff You Should Know”, “Drop Dead Diva”, “Good Eats”, SuperIntelligence, Life of the Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad. courtneypatterson.net

Courtney Patterson
Courtney Patterson
Christmas Past / Ensemble

Courtney Patterson (Christmas Past/Ensemble and US Peg) returns to the Alliance after appearing in several productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disgraced; Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; August: Osage County; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Christmas Carol. She has been on various stages around the city throughout her career (Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, True Colors and Synchronicity). TV/Film: “The Walking Dead”, “Stuff You Should Know”, “Drop Dead Diva”, “Good Eats”, SuperIntelligence, Life of the Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad. courtneypatterson.net

Chayil Rattler
Chayil Rattler
Melinda / Ensemble

Brad Raymond (Topper/Ensemble and US Christmas Present/Mr Fezziwig) is so excited to be returning to the Alliance for his 9th production! Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Arena Stage, The Broad Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include: Homer in Lilies of the Field, Fetch in Fetch Clay Make Man, Ronald in Born For This and the Suzi Bass Award-winning performance as Blue in Chasin Dem Blues.  

Brad Raymond
Brad Raymond
Topper / Ensemble

Brad Raymond (Topper/Ensemble and US Christmas Present/Mr Fezziwig) is so excited to be returning to the Alliance for his 9th production! Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Arena Stage, The Broad Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include: Homer in Lilies of the Field, Fetch in Fetch Clay Make Man, Ronald in Born For This and the Suzi Bass Award-winning performance as Blue in Chasin Dem Blues.  

George Roberts (Peter/Ensemble and US Dick Wilkins/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Alliance. Credits: Nick’s Flamingo Grill (Alliance Theatre); Aida (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Café (Stage Door Players); The Color Purple; Hairspray (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre). Elon University: B.F.A. Music Theatre. Infinite love and gratitude to GOD, Mom & Dad, Akilah, Samira, grandparents, extended family and friends. “Dream, Believe, Live!” #LoveisLove

George Roberts
George Roberts
Peter / Ensemble

George Roberts (Peter/Ensemble and US Dick Wilkins/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Alliance. Credits: Nick’s Flamingo Grill (Alliance Theatre); Aida (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Café (Stage Door Players); The Color Purple; Hairspray (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre). Elon University: B.F.A. Music Theatre. Infinite love and gratitude to GOD, Mom & Dad, Akilah, Samira, grandparents, extended family and friends. “Dream, Believe, Live!” #LoveisLove

Brian Walker (Dick Wilkins/Ensemble and US Bob Cratchit/Ensemble) Brian is thrilled to be back for the second time with the Alliance Theatre in A Christmas Carol. He was given the wonderful opportunity to come back again and he could not turn it down. Brian was seen last year on the Alliance stage in the amazing TYA show as Lavoris in Cinderella and Fella. He would like to thank God for the opportunities coming in his life and his family for all the support.

Brian Walker
Brian Walker
Dick Wilkins / Ensemble

Brian Walker (Dick Wilkins/Ensemble and US Bob Cratchit/Ensemble) Brian is thrilled to be back for the second time with the Alliance Theatre in A Christmas Carol. He was given the wonderful opportunity to come back again and he could not turn it down. Brian was seen last year on the Alliance stage in the amazing TYA show as Lavoris in Cinderella and Fella. He would like to thank God for the opportunities coming in his life and his family for all the support.

Laurie recently performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair. Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain, King David, Ragtime, 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’s 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 recently performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair. Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain, King David, Ragtime, 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’s 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 Zaepfel
Camilla Zaepfel
Understudy

Creative

Clay Benning (Sound Designer) has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 18 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 29 world premieres, 31 musicals, and 28 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Hospice, Winnie the Pooh, Native Guard and Candide. Other design work has included 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.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Designer

Clay Benning (Sound Designer) has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 18 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 29 world premieres, 31 musicals, and 28 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Hospice, Winnie the Pooh, Native Guard and Candide. Other design work has included 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.), 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 28-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
Scenic Designer

D Martyn is proud to have shared this 28-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. 

Liz Campbell (Stage Manager) is so happy to be spending the holiday season with A Christmas Carol again this year. Recent Alliance credits: Paige in Full; Winnie the Pooh; The Jungle Book; 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. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will, 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, Amy, and Allison. Happy Holidays to all!

Liz Campbell
Liz Campbell
Stage Manager

Liz Campbell (Stage Manager) is so happy to be spending the holiday season with A Christmas Carol again this year. Recent Alliance credits: Paige in Full; Winnie the Pooh; The Jungle Book; 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. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python's Spamalot, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will, 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, Amy, and Allison. Happy Holidays to all!

Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paristick, tick…BOOM!A Christmas CarolChessThe Grapes of WrathPacific OverturesLittle MeThe Robber BridegroomOliverMusic ManGuys and DollsThe King and IBrigadoonCotton Patch GospelFalsettosA Little Night MusicCandidePeter PanAnnie Get Your GunForever PlaidOnce on This IslandAn American SongThe Boys From SyracuseUp on the RoofNot Just Kidstuff. Broadway: QuiltersPeter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: GypsyMusic Man, …Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret GardenTwas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch GospelPump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: FalsettosQuiltersForever PlaidSweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West: Putnam County Spelling Bee, UrinetownReefer MadnessNaked Boys SingingMusical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. National Tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings, 1989; the world premieres of CasperThe Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music Director and Conductor of 2012 & 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater Awards.

Michael Fauss
Michael Fauss
Music Director / Conductor

Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paristick, tick…BOOM!A Christmas CarolChessThe Grapes of WrathPacific OverturesLittle MeThe Robber BridegroomOliverMusic ManGuys and DollsThe King and IBrigadoonCotton Patch GospelFalsettosA Little Night MusicCandidePeter PanAnnie Get Your GunForever PlaidOnce on This IslandAn American SongThe Boys From SyracuseUp on the RoofNot Just Kidstuff. Broadway: QuiltersPeter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: GypsyMusic Man, …Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret GardenTwas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch GospelPump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: FalsettosQuiltersForever PlaidSweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West: Putnam County Spelling Bee, UrinetownReefer MadnessNaked Boys SingingMusical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. National Tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings, 1989; the world premieres of CasperThe Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music Director and Conductor of 2012 & 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater Awards.

Rosemary Newcott (Director) is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has worked at the Alliance since 1988. Her directing credits include The Jungle BookAlice Between (premiere); A Christmas CarolCinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); The Wizard of OzSeussicalClass of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of RuthThe Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance’s 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 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. This is Rosemary’s final season as Alliance AD of TYF and will ever be grateful for the many gifts she has been afforded through her association with so many remarkable human beings. 

Rosemary Newcott
Rosemary Newcott
Director

Rosemary Newcott (Director) is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has worked at the Alliance since 1988. Her directing credits include The Jungle BookAlice Between (premiere); A Christmas CarolCinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); The Wizard of OzSeussicalClass of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of RuthThe Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance’s 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 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. This is Rosemary’s final season as Alliance AD of TYF and will ever be grateful for the many gifts she has been afforded through her association with so many remarkable human beings. 

Amy Radebaugh
Amy Radebaugh
Assistant Stage Manager

Mariann has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other shows at the Alliance include Avenue X (Suzi nomination in Costume Design), August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, Intimate Apparel (Suzi Bass Award winner for Best Costume Design, 2005-06), Day of the Kings, A Christmas Carol and Light Up the Sky. New York credits include 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 the Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theatres; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare theatres. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Sea World San Antonio. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and is a recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She is head of 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 shows at the Alliance include Avenue X (Suzi nomination in Costume Design), August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, Intimate Apparel (Suzi Bass Award winner for Best Costume Design, 2005-06), Day of the Kings, A Christmas Carol and Light Up the Sky. New York credits include 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 the Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theatres; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare theatres. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and Sea World San Antonio. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and is a recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She is head of the Costume Design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theater.

Diane Ferry Williams (Lighting Designer) as always 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 now his colleagues, along with many talented crew members have remounted this design for the last 18 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 Ferry Williams (Lighting Designer) as always 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 now his colleagues, along with many talented crew members have remounted this design for the last 18 years.  Thanks to them for making the lighting look better and better with each passing year.

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