Program Book Insert - Broadway Christmas Wonderland

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Sunday, December 4, 2017

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Mayo Performing Arts Center, I would like to express gratitude to AAA Northeast for generously sponsoring today’s performances of Broadway Christmas Wonderland, and for their continuing support of our Theatre. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel membership organization, AAA Northeast provides more than 5 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA member services are available online at and locally by visiting our locations in Florham Park, Roxbury, Union and West Caldwell. Once again, we thank AAA Northeast for their tremendous support of MPAC, including today’s performances. We warmly welcome the company’s representatives and guests who are in attendance, along with all of our cherished patrons who are joining us today. Sincerely,

Allison Larena President & CEO

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show Dublin Worldwide Productions Presents

‘Broadway Christmas Wonderland’ Starring Hannah Grover Kadejah One Browyn Whittle Daniel Dewes Chris Giordano With Ellen Bleasdale Tiffany Carpenzo Hayley Chitty Tialia Dooz Taylor Fields Alexa Grace Amy Magnus Lauren Mayer Shauna Olley Tilly Ould Nicole Pietraszkiewicz Natasha Richardson Jillian Sellers Rosie Williams Melli Active Bryan Dougherty Ricky Hunt Daniel Moir Alexx Stacowiak

Stage Management – David Webb Scenic Design – Dave Webb & Chris Penn Production Manager – Dewey Strange Costume Design – Jonelle DeBlanc & Nicole Estes Lighting Design – Martin Cox Orchestrations – Peter Long Sound Design – Hans Nelson Casting – Katie Alderson Musical Director – Kevin Jones Vocal Arrangements – Milton Granger & Joseph Mohan Musical Supervisors – Kevin Littlejohn Artistic Director – Lisa Lodge & Priscilla King Choreographer –Sarah Rouet General Management / Tour Director – Oliver Rouet Tour Marketing and Publicity – C Major Marketing, Inc Hair and Wig Design – Ruby Designs Executive Producer & President of Dublin Worldwide Productions USA – David King Associate Producer & CEO for Dublin Worldwide Productions USA – Jay Lodge Executive Artistic Director – Emma Rogers Exclusive Tour Direction – John Star Big League Productions, Inc

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show Musical Numbers Act One ‘Christmas Begins’ ‘Let it snow’ ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ ‘Jingle Bells’ ‘Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer’

‘Baby its Cold outside’ ‘Sleigh Ride Time’ ‘My Favorite Things’ ‘All I want for Christmas Is my two front Teeth’ ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ ‘Sleigh Ride’ ‘Christmas Can-Can’

‘Smile With Santa’ ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ ‘Candy Land Christmas’ ‘Wish Upon a Star’ ‘Marshmallow Waltz’ ‘Frosty The Snowman’ ‘Here Comes Santa Clause’ ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ ‘Marshmallow World’

‘When a Child is Born’ ‘Gospel Christmas Time’ ‘Mary Did you know’ ‘Silent Night’ ‘Chestnuts Roasting’ ‘Joyful Joyful’ ‘Higher and Higher’

Act Two ‘Choir In The City’ ‘Joy to the World’ ‘The First Noel’ Hark the Herrald Angels Sing’

‘Winterwonderland’ ‘Happy Holidays’ ‘It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ ‘Sleigh Bells Ring’ ‘Need a little Christmas’ ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’

‘Carol of the Bells’ ‘Christmas – Glenn Miller Style’ ‘In The Mood’ ‘Candy Man’ ‘Jump Jive’

‘God Bless The USA’ ‘Jing, Jing, Jing’ ‘Jingle Bells’ ‘Christmas Party’ ‘All I want for Christmas’ ‘I saw Mummy Kissing Santa Clause’ ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’ ‘Wish It could be Christmas Every Day’ ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’

‘White Christmas’ ‘Christmas Mega-Mix Party Time’ Content Subject to Change

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show EXECUTIVE STAFF David King - Executive Producer British born David King is one of the most successful international theatrical producers ever to come out of the UK. He has hit shows all over the world, owns his own theatres in the United States, and, at any one time, up to 20 of his shows are appearing around the globe, to the highest critical acclaim. Credited with bringing musicals to the masses and affectionately known as ‘the working man’s Andrew Lloyd Webber’, David King is a multi- award-winning and internationally acclaimed producer, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in London for services to the performing arts. As executive producer of Spirit Productions, he is one of the biggest employers in show business today with hundred of artistes working on both sides of the Atlantic. David’s shows have toured in more than 30 countries, and he is the first producer from the Western world to have three consecutive tours in China, playing to over a million people.

David has produced events with Sir Elton John, Simply Red, Liza Minnelli, Paul Anka, Leona Lewis and many more big stars of the day. David’s current portfolio of shows include: The award-winning dance production Spirit of the Dance, New Jersey Nights, Man in the Mirror, Bohemian Rhapsody, The 12 Tenors, Dancing Queen, Rock Around the Clock, Solid Gold Motown, The Spirit of Broadway, plus many many more. See more about David at www. Jay Lodge - Associate Producer Jay is the Associate Producer responsible for the Co-Creation of over 20 large scale theatrical Productions touring the globe today under the Spirit Productions umbrella! Originally from London, England Jay trained as a Dancer at the prestigious ‘Doreen Bird College for Performing Arts’ before touring the world with the Irish International Dance Spectacular ‘Spirit of the Dance’ In 2005 Jay produced the original production of ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You – The Music of Ray Charles’ for the Haymarket Theater in London’s West End. The show went on to enjoy its first National

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show US Tour the following year. Jay is also the CEO of the spectacular Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC. Playing host to numerous large scale Broadway Touring shows, Headline acts and numerous nationally televised political debates. Emma Rogers - Executive Director Emma trained at Bird College in London where she graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Dance and Theater Performance. Emma works worldwide as a Director and Choreographer and has been lucky enough to work on shows in London, Monte Carlo, USA and Canada. She was nominated for the Broadway World award for ‘Best Choreography in Las Vegas for the Production of Dancing Queen at the Planet Hollywood Casino. Most recently Emma Directed and Choreographed ‘Keep Dancing’ in London’s West End with Dancing with the Stars professionals and Champions, ‘That’s Entertainment (UK Tour) ‘Puttin On The Ritz (UK Tour) and has choreographed for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor. Other Credits include ‘Hot Jersey Nights’ (US & UK Tour) ‘Man In The Mirror’ (US & UK Tour) Cirque Adrenaline

(US Tour) ‘Shades of Temptation’ (NYNY Casino Las Vegas) VOCALISTS Hannah Grover Theatre credits include: Woman 1 in I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change(Frinton Festival Theatre); Annabelle/ Sherry Mendez/ Sarah Arkwright in The Stripper (St James Theatre); Sarah in Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse); Molly Jensen in GHOST The Musical (English Theatre Frankfurt); Alternate Eva Peron in EVITA (UK Tour); Brooke Wyndham in LEGALLY BLONDE (UK Tour); covered and played Sophie Sheridan in MAMMA MIA! (Prince Of Wales Theatre); Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (UK Tour); Title role in CINDERELLA (National Indoor Arena, Birmingham). Television & Film credits include: STARTER FOR TEN (Palytone/HBO); ATERNUM VALE (nominated for a Royal Television Society Award) Kadejah One A native of New Orleans, Kadejah One’ is songstress who understands the anointing that God has given her is to promote Healing. Attending Bowie State

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show University majoring in Music Theater, Kadejah also became a part of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Kadejah is the CEO and Artistic Director of KOSH, LLC, - (Knowledge of Supernatural Healing); KOSH is a production and creative development company whose purpose is to promote healing through Fine Arts. KOSH, LLC, connects with Artist to give them the plat form to display their talents-creating the KOSH Experience. She is the recipient of the 2002 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the African Continuum Theatre production of Spunk. Kadejah has completed three years on the National tour of The Color Purple, where she portrayed multiple characters including the Church Soloist, Church Lady Doris, and Sophia. She also toured with the 2014/15 National tour of The Rock of Ages, where she stunned the audience with her powerful portrayal of Justice. Effie White in the 2011 Riverside Dinner Theater production of Dreamgirls and returned to Riverside in December 2012 for Ain’t Misbehavin', The Buddy Holly Story and The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber 2016. Kadejah is excited to be apart of Spirit Shows. She's thanks her

family friends and God. Browyn Whittle Bronwyn, originally from Dublin, has been residing in NYC since graduating from Wagner College in 2014. NYC credits include: Madame Infamy (NYMF), The Butterfly Girl (Vital Theater), Carrie: The Musical, and The Parade or approaching the end of Summer (Peregrine Theater Ensemble). Daniel Dewes Daniel is originally from Long Island, NY. Since graduating from AMDA NY in 2009, Daniel has performed professionally in equity theatres across the U.S., in two Off - Broadway shows with MUSICALS TONGHT!, and has been the male lead singer for many cruise contracts with Qdos Productions, Stiletto Entertainment, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Favorite credits include Sonny Malone (Xandu) and Fredrick (Pirates of Penzance) which received two Desert Theatre League Nominations, The Music Of Andrew Llyod Webber, and the UPS guy/ Grandmaster Chad (Legally Blonde). Daniel is more than excited to tour the U.S. for his first time. He would

Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show not be here without the love and support of his family, friends, and his beautiful fiancé. Merry Christmas Everyone! Chris Giordano National Tour: The Berenstain Bears Live! Regional: Gretna Theatre, It Shoulda Been You (Greg), Westchester Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), La Comedia Dinner Theatre, All Shook Up (Dennis), Weathervane Theatre, Hair (Margaret Mead), St. Bart’s Players, Spelling Bee (Leaf ). Based in NYC, he’s currently pursuing his Master's in Educational Theatre at CCNY as a Teaching Artist having just directed Seussical Jr. Also a proud

SAG-AFTRA member, he's worked on numerous tv/film projects. He has his BFA in Musical Theatre, BA in Theatre Arts Directing, and Dance minor from Pace University. “Thanks to Spirit Productions, ATB Talent, Mom, and Steven." www.

MPAC is proud to annouce that Elaine Hall and her pioneer organization, The Miracle ProjectTM, will bring a new course curriculum to children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in 2017. As a Miracle Project provider, MPAC will offer this unique program for the first time anywhere in New Jersey, utilizing music, dance and theatre to unlock the creativity, personalities, and great potential of children. This program builds on MPAC’s commitment to serve all members of the community, including children with autism and other special needs, by combining a traditional inclusion-based arts education program with the use of student aides and peers in the classroom. For more information, please visit

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