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Hello and happy holidays! Thank you for making us a part of your holiday tradition. As Charles Dickens wrote in A Christmas Carol: “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” After enjoying Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Cirque Éloize - Hotel and our own version of Tiny Tim’s heart-warming tale, we sincerely hope that your good humor is, indeed, contagious. At this time of year it is important to be thankful. First and foremost, we are grateful for our artists and our audiences. We recognize that one is made better by the other. Our artists — on and off stage — thrive on the live exchange at each performance. Likewise, our audiences are rewarded by plays and musicals that provide memories to last a lifetime. Thank you for your continued patronage. We also appreciate our Board of Trustees who give generously of their time, talents and resources. I am especially proud to recognize our Chairman Martin Semple, his wife, Jo, and longtime Trustee Isabelle Clark, who have invested significantly in the future of theatre through the capital campaign (see page 20). Additionally, the DCPA is fortunate to have a remarkable team. Each and every individual demonstrates a deepseated passion for the tremendous work on our stages, in our classrooms, at our events and throughout our community. Recent successes include the Theatre Company’s incredibly well-received production of Oklahoma!, Broadway’s North American tour launch of Dear Evan Hansen and the sold-out run of Corduroy, our Theatre for Young Audiences production that welcomed more than 25,000 children. Much like Scrooge, who looks to the past, present and future, so too must we look forward. We’ve just announced five titles that will be featured in our Colorado New Play Summit (see page 24), which features playwrights who are shaping the future of the American theatre. We invite you join us at the Summit in February. The exciting new works that will be read as well as the productions currently featured on our stages are made possible through your generosity. As you consider your end-of-year giving, we hope that the memories you make today will inspire you to give toward our future. Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated. Now, we encourage you to remember those words of Dickens. Go be contagious, infectious and perhaps even a bit frivolous. From our family to yours, happy holidays!

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Little-known item: The Irving Berlin song that comes closest to epitomizing Christmas, the song that evokes glistening tree-tops, children listening for sleigh bells in the snow — that song — was written by Irving Berlin in the late 1930s sitting by the pool at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa under a full, hot sun. The first verse was a tongue-in-cheek barb at a wealthy Los Angeleno pining for a traditional Christmas under palm trees in 80-degree heat. Berlin smartly dropped the joke, the verse and the irony — a good thing or “White Christmas” might never have made it to the top of the nation’s emotional chart — as it did. But then this immigrant son of impoverished immigrant Jews from Siberia was nothing if not shrewd. Talented, too. He may have acquired his love of music from his father — a cantor forced to work in a grocery store to keep his wife and six children alive. And yet the son played piano only by ear (lessons were not on the financial radar), living his entire life with an astonishing absence of musical skills.

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“I heard Berlin play the piano back in vaudeville days and found his harmony notably inept,” wrote Alec Wilder in his 1972 book, American Popular Song. What Berlin had instead is what Wilder calls “some mastery of his inner ear” that enabled him to compose melodies “with his natural, intuitive harmonic sense at work in his head, but not in his hands.” Other things he had were an innate doggedness and a nose for opportunity that rarely steered him wrong. As an unsupervised kid on New York’s Lower East Side, this young scrapper hustled junk for pennies, sold newspapers, joined gangs briefly and eventually left home after his father’s death to try to make it as a singer on the streets of New York. Berlin got himself hired at various cafés around the Bowery, including the Pelham, doing parodies of popular hits. A rivalry among establishments triggered the writing of his first hit: “Marie of Sunny Italy,” earning him the grand sum of 37 cents — and prompting a name change from

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Israel Baline, the name he was born with, to Irving Berlin. (Some say it was printer’s error that Berlin chose not to correct.) But in 1911, he wrote “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and the country jumped. More than a million copies were sold in a matter of months. Irving Berlin was off and running, branching out, writing musicals that are still on Broadway lexicon (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Madam), movies (the incomparable Top Hat among them) and a host of songs now forever woven into the American psyche: “Easter Parade,” “Supper Time,” “A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody,” “Always,” “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “How Deep Is The Ocean,” “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “Let’s Face The Music And Dance,” “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” In the end, it was poverty that proved to be Berlin’s best teacher. He learned the value of money early and to the point of stinginess. In an article for the City Journal, Stefan Kanafer related that as Berlin hawked newspapers on a downtown pier in 1902, he was accidentally knocked into the East River by a loading crane, rescued “and packed off to Gouverneur Hospital for further ministrations. An hour later, as the young newsie slept, a nurse pried open his clenched hand. In it: five copper coins. He remained tightfisted for the rest of his 101 years.” That judgment may be a bit harsh. As one of the most patriotic of American composers — which Berlin turned out to be — he refused to profit from his patriotism and gave away the proceeds of “God Bless America” (surely the most patriotic — and profitable — song of all time) to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America in perpetuity, while contributing royalties from other wartime compositions to the Navy Relief, Red Cross, March of Dimes and various bond drives. The first public performance of the song “White Christmas,” was reportedly by Bing Crosby, who sang it in the movie Holiday Inn. “White Christmas” spent 11 weeks at the top of the charts and the Guinness Book of Records lists Crosby’s recording as the biggest hit single of all time, with an estimated 100 million copies sold. The song re-emerged in 1954 in the immensely popular movie that bore its name again featuring Crosby, this time with Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. In adapting the movie into a large-scale musical, some adjustments had to be made. Enter David Ives and Paul Blake as the writers who expanded the storyline and incorporated big, large-scale musical dance numbers imbued with exciting tap and jazz. Given that Berlin conceived of the song poolside, it might seem fitting that the stage world premiere took place at the St. Louis Muny… an outdoor summer theatre festival that regularly tops 100 degrees with comparable humidity. So when the snow fell on stage, the audience experienced a subliminal, if not literal, cooldown. And that snow is a crowd-pleaser. The White Christmas team decided that pure stagecraft best served the scene, using an old-fashioned method for making snow — tissue paper cut into a mixture of ½-inch and ¾-inch squares. The confetti is then packed into a long tube of fabric cut with slits and affixed with two ropes on either end, which are tugged back and forth by stagehands to create evenly falling snow. The result is a Broadway musical that is mesmerizing and memorable. A perfect complement to every holiday season whether you’re at the Arizona Biltmore, a Vermont inn or The Buell Theatre. This reprint of a 2012 story has been updated to reflect information about the current production which is making its first Broadway touring appearance in Denver.

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Playing Tiny Tim can be Fezziwigs of fun for any kid actor. You get to miss school and perform in a play with a bunch of cool people who become your second family during the holidays. Then again: You have to miss school, you work a grueling schedule and you are largely apart from your real family for much of the season. Bah, humbug. Still, three actors who have played the iconic child in ghosts of A Christmas Carols past wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Charlie Korman, who holds the record for having played Tiny Tim in four of the DCPA Theatre Company’s 27 seasonal stagings, hasn’t missed a production as an actor or audience member since 2009. “It’s fun to see the cast that I worked with over the years grow with the show,” said Korman, now a freshman at Denver East High School. “After seven years in the show [including playing other roles], I know every line of dialogue. So it’s fun to point out any changes each year.” As all children age into adults, the impact of Charles Dickens’ timeless 1843 cautionary tale of seasonal spiritual renewal deepens. Some perspective: As a boy, Dickens himself was indentured into a poorhouse when his father went bankrupt and was imprisoned for debt. The kids who lived during the time of A Christmas Carol entered the workforce as early as age three and typically worked 16-hour days alongside their parents. Only 20 percent ever had any schooling. And through the bully pulpit of his stories, Dickens shamed the wealthy for their unwillingness to set up what we would call employee welfare programs. Tiny Tim is, of course, the sickly boy whose lifeor-death fate Dickens places squarely in the hands and heart of his father’s skinflint boss, Ebenezer Scrooge. Simply put, the three ghosts tell Scrooge to give his accountant a health-care plan, or the death of his son will be on Scrooge’s drooping shoulders. Instead, Tim’s chronic illness ultimately fuels Scrooge’s transformation into a better man. “I believe Tiny Tim represents hope and the purity that lives in all of us,” said third-year A Christmas Carol director Melissa Rain Anderson. “Tim is a true hero. Despite his illness, he believes in the goodness the world has to offer.” Ben Larned, one of only three actors who have played Tim over multiple years (200203), is now a 24-year-old artist living in Los Angeles. When he was eight, he was asked by The Denver Post to take a shot at summarizing the story’s ultimate message. “I play a role where I don’t complain,” young Larned said then. “And now I think I might try not to complain so much.” Sixteen years later, he was asked the same question. “It’s incredible that this centuries-old story still feels relevant,” Larned said. “The message is timeless, even if its


truth isn’t as simple as it seemed to me at that age. It’s important to remember that there’s always time to change.” Korman, still only 14, grew up in and around the Denver Center. He attended his first DCPA summer theatre camp as a toddler. “It was mostly playing games, but it made me a theatre-lover for life,” he said. When Korman was five, he was encouraged to audition to play Tiny Tim, and he soon owned the role. At nine, he summed up the experience by saying, “It’s a good way to spend the holiday season because I am in the Christmas spirit for two months.” Korman would later play featured roles in intense Theatre Company stagings of Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein and The Who’s Tommy. “I’ve been in a number of dark shows since A Christmas Carol,” said Korman, “and so I always look forward to the feeling of hope the story brings me. It has such an important message. That is to care for other people, and to love and be kind.” Like Larned, many of the 20 actors who have played Tiny Tim in Denver have grown into adult artists. Boulder native Luke Eberl (1995) is an actor and filmmaker best known for playing Birn in the 2001 film Planet of the Apes and making his own film called Choose Connor, after which he was described by MovieMaker Magazine as “One of the 10 Young Americans to Watch.” Elias Harger, who played Tim in 2015, was soon after cast to play Max on the 2016 Netflix series “Fuller House,” the sequel to “Full House.” For three seasons, he has played the grandson of Danny, played by Bob Saget. Last year, Anderson cast nine-year-old Peyton Goossen as the first female actor to play Tiny Tim for the Denver Center. “I was a little unsure what to make of that at first because I didn’t know it was that big of a deal,” Goossen says now. This year’s staging features Lucas Turner in the role. As the Denver Center’s third African American to be cast as Tiny Tim, Lucas will be playing in this holiday tradition for the last time before the play goes on hiatus for the renovation of The Stage Theatre. 

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TINY TIM THROUGH THE YEARS 1990 Jonathan Winstead

2004 Harry Feder Pruett

1991 Alex Wyatt

2005 Harrison Steele

1992 Ben Kimbal

2006 Ian Farmer

1993 Colin Smith

2007 (No production)

1994 Brendan Horton

2008 Alec Farmer

1995 Luke Eberl

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1996 Cameron Teitelman

2012 (No production)

1997 Bobby Frause

2013 Charlie Korman

1998 Winston Sanks

2014 Elias Harger

1999 Donovan Fountain

2015-16 Augie Reichert

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2017 Peyton Goossen

2001 David Strouse

2018 Lucas Turner

• Age today: 14 • Age(s) when you played Tiny Tim: 5-9 • Where do you live now? Denver • Favorite memory? One of my favorites was in my first year. Since Tiny Tim was not in the first act after the opening, I had a lot of free time to spend backstage helping the crew. They would let me open curtains and help set props. I got to learn about theatre magic from not just the actor’s perspective, but from the many people who made it possible. Having the freedom to explore backstage is one of my most vivid and joyful memories from A Christmas Carol.

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Age today: 10 Age when you played Tiny Tim: 9 Where do you live now? Frisco Favorite memory? The excitement of opening night. There was a fire alarm during the show, and afterward there was a party with an awesome cast and crew. • What did you learn from the experience? Being Tiny Tim taught me to take chances on things even if I think I might not fit in.  • Age today: 24 • Age(s) when you played Tiny Tim: 8 and 9 • Where do you live now? Los Angeles • Where do you work? eOne, TV Development • Profession: Writer and freelancer in the film industry • Favorite memory: The whole experience: The intricate props and costumes, the lengthy rehearsal process — it was all magical to me. The cast built such a strong sense of community as well. That’s something that sticks with you.

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This winter, Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct one of the most timeless pieces of literature when he brings Anna Karenina to life on stage. Adapted by Kevin McKeon from the novel by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina tells the story of Countess Anna Karenina as a noblewoman and socialite in an unhappy marriage. Anna’s life changes when she meets army officer Count Vronsky and she decides to risk her social status, marriage, friends and family for the excitement of forbidden love. “I’m thrilled to direct this beautiful adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel about a woman who risks everything for love,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “Kevin McKeon’s highly theatrical adaptation provides us with gorgeous language that engages the imagination of the audience in a really vivid way, sweeping us alongside the strong female character across aristocratic Tsarist Russia through ballrooms, ice skating rinks and horse races.” Get swept off your feet in this story of love in Russia in The Stage Theatre (Jan 25 – Feb 24, 2019).


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(In Order of Appearance) Ebenezer Scrooge..............................................................................................................................................................SAM GREGORY* Bob Cratchit......................................................................................................................................................................... BRIAN VAUGHN* Fred, Scrooge’s Nephew....................................................................................................................................................... JIM POULOS* Subscription Gentlemen.......................................................................................... ERICK PINNICK*, MICHAEL FITZPATRICK* A Beggar Child..............................................................................................................................................................PEYTON GOOSSEN Ghost of Jacob Marley.................................................................................................................................................JEFFREY ROARK* Ghost of Christmas Past.........................................................................................................................................LATOYA CAMERON* Schoolmaster.............................................................................................................................................................................CHRIS MIXON* Schoolboys....................SAMUEL BIRD, PEYTON GOOSSEN, AUGIE REICHERT, LUCAS TURNER, OWEN ZITEK Their Parents..........................................MICHAEL DOHERTY*, DARRELL T. JOE*, KYRA LINDSAY, ERICK PINNICK*, CHRISTINE ROWAN*, SHANNAN STEELE*, JACKIE VANDERBECK* Ebenezer the Child.......................................................................................................................................................TRISTAN C. REGINI Fan, Scrooge’s Sister..................................................................................................................................................... HELEN REICHERT Ebenezer the Young Man...................................................................................................................................................... JIM POULOS* Dick Wilkins.............................................................................................................................................................................. KEVIN CURTIS* Fezziwig..................................................................................................................................................................MICHAEL FITZPATRICK* Mrs. Fezziwig................................................................................................................................................................. LESLIE O’CARROLL A Fiddler................................................................................................................................................................................ BRIAN VAUGHN* Fezziwig Daughters..............................................................KYRA LINDSAY, CHRISTINE ROWAN*, SHANNAN STEELE* Their Suitors..................................................................... MICHAEL DOHERTY*, DARRELL T. JOE*, GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ Belle............................................................................................................................................................................................HANLEY SMITH* Older Belle....................................................................................................................................................................CHRISTINE ROWAN* Belle’s Husband........................................................................................................................................................................CHRIS MIXON* Ghost of Christmas Present........................................................................................................................................... ERICK PINNICK* Mrs. Cratchit..................................................................................................................................................................LATOYA CAMERON* Martha.........................................................................................................................................................................................KYRA LINDSAY Peter............................................................................................................................................................................................. KEVIN CURTIS* Belinda.................................................................................................................................................................................... KELLY TANBERG Edward................................................................................................................................................................................... AUGIE REICHERT Tiny Tim.................................................................................................................................................................................... LUCAS TURNER Fred’s Wife..............................................................................................................................................................................HANLEY SMITH* Topper............................................................................................................................................................................ MICHAEL DOHERTY* The Wife’s Sister........................................................................................................................................................CHRISTINE ROWAN* Fred’s Party Guests........................................................................................................ LESLIE O’CARROLL*, JEFFREY ROARK* Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come............................................................................................................................ DARRELL T. JOE* Want....................................................................................................................................................................................... HELEN REICHERT Ignorance..........................................................................................................................................................................PEYTON GOOSSEN Old Joe.........................................................................................................................................................................................CHRIS MIXON* The Undertaker’s Man............................................................................................................................................................. JIM POULOS* The Laundress.............................................................................................................................................................. LESLIE O’CARROLL* The Charwoman....................................................................................................................................................JACKIE VANDERBECK* Merchants from the Exchange..............................MICHAEL DOHERTY*, JEFFREY ROARK*, GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ Street Singer................................................................................................................................................................CHRISTINE ROWAN* Boy in the Street.......................................................................................................................................................................SAMUEL BIRD ENSEMBLE Londoners, Carolers, Fezziwig Party Guests, Phantoms, Parents and Maids SAMUEL BIRD, LATOYA CAMERON*, KEVIN CURTIS*, MICHAEL DOHERTY*, MICHAEL FITZPATRICK*, PEYTON GOOSSEN, DARRELL T. JOE*, KYRA LINDSAY, CHRIS MIXON*, GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ, LESLIE O’CARROLL*, ERICK PINNICK*, JIM POULOS*, TRISTAN C. REGINI, AUGIE REICHERT, HELEN REICHERT, JEFFREY ROARK*, CHRISTINE ROWAN*, HANLEY SMITH*, SHANNAN STEELE*, KELLY TANBERG, LUCAS TURNER, JACKIE VANDERBECK*, BRIAN VAUGHN*, OWEN ZITEK UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies never substitute for the listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance.

SAMUEL BIRD (Tiny Tim), MICHAEL DOHERTY* (Fezziwig, Bob Cratchit, Old Joe), PEYTON GOOSSEN (Belinda), DARRELL T. JOE* (Dick Wilkins, Subscription Gentleman), CHAS LEDERER (Male Understudy), GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ (Young Ebenezer, Fred, Subscription Gentleman, Charitable Gentleman), TIMOTHY MCCRACKEN* (Scrooge), CHLOE MCLEOD (Female Understudy), CHRIS MIXON* (Ghost of Christmas Present, Marley), AUGIE REICHERT (Ebenezer the Child), TRISTAN C. REGINI (Boy in the Street, Beggar Child, Ignorance), SHANNAN STEELE* (Mrs. Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Past, Older Belle, Mrs. Fezziwig), KELLY TANBERG (Fan, Want), JACKIE VANDERBECK* (Fred’s Wife, Belle, Street Singer, Martha), OWEN ZITEK (Edward, Peter). Place & Time: London, 1840s There will be one 15-minute intermission. Dance Captain............................................................................................................................................................CHRISTINE ROWAN* Associate Music Director............................................................................................................................................ANGELA STEINER Stage Manager......................................................................................................................................................... HEIDI ECHTENKAMP* Assistant Stage Managers.................................................................................MICHAEL G. MORALES*, D. LYNN REILAND* Stage Management Apprentices......................................................................................................................... DANIELLE KELLER Children’s Supervisor.................................................................................................................................................. LAUREN LACASSE *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


ACTING COMPANY SAMUEL BIRD (Boy in the Street/ Ensemble). Recent Credits: The Who’s Tommy (DCPA Theatre Company); Sir Peter in Ella Enchanted, Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Mizel Arts and Culture Center). Training: Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy, DCPA Education, Neighborhood Music. Sam is a second grader at Denver Jewish Day School. LATOYA CAMERON (Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit/ Ensemble). Regional: Shakespeare in Love, As You Like It, Treasure Island, Henry V, Much Ado, Mary Poppins (Utah Shakespeare Festival); In the Heights, Rocky Horror Show, Rent, Elf (Pioneer Theatre Company); MAMA, A/Version of Events, Not One Drop, Different = Amazing, RUFF! (Plan-B Theatre); Stupid F***ing Bird, Climbing With Tigers, R+J: Star Cross’d Death Match (Salt Lake Acting Company); Candy and Dorothy (In The Now Productions); Closer, The Color Purple (Wasatch Theatre Company); Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar (Egyptian Theatre). KEVIN CURTIS (Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble). DCPA Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol. Nat’l Tour: A Chorus Line. OffBroadway: Invisible Thread (Second Stage). Regional: The Muny, A.R.T., Geva Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, PCLO, North Shore, TUTS, Stages St. Louis, Paper Mill Playhouse. Film: Take Care, Newlyweeds. Insta @kevintcurtis

MICHAEL DOHERTY (Topper/Ensemble). Off-Broadway: Dublin By Lamplight (59E59/Inis Nua). Regional: The Foreigner, Charley’s Aunt (Utah Shakespeare Festival); The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Hand to God (Berkeley Rep; Theatre Bay Area Award, Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon; Barrymore Award); Peter and the Starcatcher (Connecticut Rep; Connecticut Critics Circle Nomination); Ragtime, Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Rep); Next to Normal, The History Boys (Arden Theatre Company); Assistance (Wilma Theater); Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown (People’s Light; World Premiere). Training: B.F.A. University of the Arts. www.MikeDoh.com MICHAEL FITZPATRICK (Fezziwig/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Animal Crackers. Other Theatres: 42nd Street (national tour); Beauty and the Beast (Atlanta TOTS); Gross Indecency (Off-Broadway and Theatre in the Square in S.F.); 13 seasons with the Great River Shakespeare Festival; A Christmas Carol (Geva); Urinetown, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, Forever Plaid, The Compleat Wks of Wm Shkspr (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Willamette Rep); Tommy, The Lion in Winter, Henry II (PCPA). TV/Film: “Nash Bridges,” “Six Degrees,” Remission. Training: Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, American Conservatory Theatre. PEYTON GOOSSEN (Beggar Child/ Ignorance/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: The Jungle Book, School

of Rock, Lion King Jr, Mary Poppins Jr, Annie, Willy Wonka, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre); Clockwork (Local Theater Company). Training: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Kidsplay, Colorado Children’s Chorale, Alpine Dance Academy, Voice (Lenore Giardina). Peyton is a fifth grader at Frisco Elementary. She enjoys skiing, rock climbing and ice cream. SAM GREGORY (Ebenezer Scrooge). At the Theatre Company: 47 productions. Other Theatres: multiple seasons for the Colorado, California, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He has appeared at the Seattle, Milwaukee and San Jose Reps, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, American Players Theatre, Eureka Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center: New Playwrights Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Two River Theatre Company and Northern Stage Company. New York Theatre: The Actor’s Theatre Company and the Directors Company. Local Theatre: Arvada Center Black Box, Curious, and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Companies. TV/Film: “NY Undercover,” “One Life To Live,” “As The World Turns.” DARRELL T. JOE (Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/ Ensemble). National tour: Damn Yankees. International: Tokyo Disney Resort, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, American Musical Theatre Dance Company. Off-Broadway: The Time Machine (Theatre Row). Regional: A Christmas Carol (DCPA Theatre Company); 42nd Street (Bucks County); Holiday Inn (Goodspeed, MUNY); I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Arvada Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Engeman Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Theatre by the Sea); South Pacific (Riverside Theatre); Kiss Me, Kate (Westchester Broadway); Hello, Dolly! (TUTS). Commercials: Avon, Fujifilm. Training:

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BFA, Sam Houston State University. www.darrelltjoe.com CHAS LEDERER (Male Understudy). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Regional : Bonnie & Clyde, Violet (Town Hall Arts Center); Peter and The Starcatcher, The Little Mermaid (BDT Stage); Bright Ideas (The Avenue Theatre), Belleville (Progressive Theatre). Education: BA, University of Northern Colorado. KYRA LINDSAY (Martha Cratchit/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Shadowlands. Other Theatres: She Kills Monsters (Aurora Fox); The Drowsy Chaperone, Harry the Great (Creede Repertory Theatre); Charlotte’s Web, Junnie B. Jones (Arvada Center); White Christmas (Starkey Theatrix); Annie Warbucks (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Nunsense, Baby (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew, Little Shop of Horrors, Love, Sex and the I.R.S, (Schuler Theatre); The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ (Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: Native Gardens. Other Theatres: American Idiot (Town Hall Arts Center); Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar (Colorado Shakespeare Ed.); Dracula (Aurora Fox); Merchant of Venice (Local Theatre Co. LAB); I Am Alive (Alex Theatre, Glendale, California). Other Stage Credits: The Tempest, Metamorphoses, You Can’t Take It With You, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Grease, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Training: BFA, MSU Denver.

TIMOTHY MCCRACKEN (Scrooge Understudy). At the Theatre Company: Smart People, A Christmas Carol, The Giver, Jackie and Me, and many more. Other Colorado credits include Arvada Center, Curious Theatre, CSF and many more. New York: The Dining Room (Keen Co), Troilus and Cressida (NY Shakespeare Fest), The Sea (TACT) and many more. Numerous regional theatres including Rep. Theatre of St. Louis, Geva, Capital Rep, Alabama Shakespeare and many more. TV/Film: “Law and Order,” “Delocated,” “Small Beautifully Moving Parts.” Awards/ Training: Drama Desk Award (The Dining Room). MFA: National Theatre Conservatory. Current Head of Acting DCPA Education Adult Program. CHLOE MCLEOD (Female Understudy). Recent Credits: A Christmas Carol (DCPA Theatre Company); This is Modern Art (DCPA Off-Center); You Can’t Take it With You (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (DCPA Shakespeare in the Parking Lot); Fun Home, Biloxi Blues (Miner’s Alley Playhouse); Bad Jews (Edge Theater); Little Women (Aurora Fox); Wait Until Dark (Avenue Theater). Chloe is a resident teaching artist at DCPA Education. Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC. CHRIS MIXON (Old Joe/Ensemble). Broadway National Tour: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1996-97). Regional Theatre: Absurd Person Singular, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Christmas Carol (DCPA Theatre Company); Utah Shakespeare Festival (7 seasons); Alabama Shakespeare Festival (8 seasons); Great River Shakespeare Festival (9 seasons); Orlando Shakespeare Theater (5 seasons); Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park,

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Resident Acting Company (NYC, Founding Member), Pearl Theatre Company (NYC, Resident Company Member), the Hudson Valley and Nebraska Shakespeare Festivals. TV/ Film: The Rosa Parks Story (with Angela Bassett), “Law & Order,” “One Live to Live,” “All My Children.” LESLIE O’CARROLL (Mrs. Fezziwig/The Laundress/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: 22 seasons, including Benediction, When We Are Married, Reckless, Eventide, Plainsong, The Diary of Anne Frank, All My Sons. Other Theatres: Pride & Prejudice, Silent Sky (BETC); You Can’t Take It With You, Richard III, Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Tartuffe, Mrs. Mannerly, Blithe Spirit, The Crucible (Arvada Center); Parallel Lives (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center); Much Ado About Nothing, Grapes of Wrath, Our Town (Theatreworks); Good People (Curious Theatre). TV/ Film: “Breaking Bad,” “Longmire,” “Footloose.” Awards/Training: Best of Westword, Denver Post Ovation Award. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory. ERICK PINNICK (Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble). New York: A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden starring Frank Langella) and The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Company). National and international tours: Sunset Boulevard and Jesus Christ Superstar. Regional: Dreamgirls (Prince Theater), Once on this Island (Actors Theater of Louisville), Baby (Paper Mill Playhouse), Race (Theatre Raleigh), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pioneer Theatre) and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (John Engeman Theatre). Recording: “Lost Broadway - Jerome Kern.” Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet and Our Town at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. www.erickpinnick.com


TRISTAN C. REGINI (Boy Ebenezer/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: The Who’s Tommy (Youth Understudy), Celia, A Slave (Coffee Waynescot, 2018 New Play Summit) and A Christmas Carol (Boy Ebenezer, second season). Other Theatres: Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, with West End Stage the last two summers, The Kentucky Cycle (Joshua and Randall), Billy Elliot (Small Boy) at Vintage Theatre. Tristan is enjoying 7th Grade at the Denver School of the Arts as a Theatre major. AUGIE REICHERT (Edward Cratchit/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (5th season, previously Tiny Tim and Ignorance). Other Theatres: Prince Richard, Duke of York in Richard III (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Bert in All My Sons (Arvada Center); Small Boy in Billy Elliot (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre). Training: DCPA Education, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Acting (Jessica Austgen), Piano (Mallory Bernstein), French Horn (Joni Anderson). Augie is in fifth

grade at University Park Elementary and enjoys lacrosse, soccer, football and skiing. HELEN REICHERT (Fan/Want/ Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (4th season, previously Belinda). Other Theatres: Tessie in Annie (Rocky Mt. Repertory Theatre); Lanie (keyboardist) in School of Rock (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre). TV/Film: Mrs. Drake. Awards: DPS Shakespeare Festival Spirit Award for Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Training: DCPA Education, Perry-Mansfield, Acting (Jessica Austgen), Piano (Mallory Bernstein), Vocal (Traci Kern). Helen is in seventh grade at St. Anne’s Episcopal School and loves art, jewelry making, volleyball and skiing. JEFFREY ROARK (Jacob Marley/ Ensemble). Regional credits: Sweeney Todd, All the Way, Hamlet, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, White Christmas, Gross Indecency, The Merry Wives of Windsor (DCPA Theatre Company); The Crucible, Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, Mamma Mia, Big River, Cabaret, Legally Blonde, Curtains, Harvey and A Man of No Importance (Arvada Center); An Ideal Husband (Paper Mill Playhouse); My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Lake Dillon Theatre Company); The Doyle and Debbie Show, My Way (DCPA Cabaret). Training: B.F.A, Miami University. M.F.A, National Theatre Conservatory. CHRISTINE ROWAN (Street Singer/Older Belle/Ensemble). NYC credits: Joe’s Pub, Interborough Rep, NY International Fringe Festival, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Westside Theatre, NYMF, ASCAP. Regional credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Theatre By the Sea, Blumenthal Center, Seaside Music Theater, Cumberland County Playhouse, Sierra Repertory Theatre,

Barter Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Lucas Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, National Tour. Denver Center credits include Animal Crackers, Sweeney Todd, You Can’t Take It With You, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Quilters, White Christmas. Awards/Training: Henry Award recipient and NYU graduate. HANLEY SMITH (Belle/Fred’s Wife/ Ensemble). Recent credits include: Major Barbara in Major Barbara (Portland Center Stage); Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Pioneer Theatre Company); Vanda in Venus In Fur and Fantine in Les Misérables (The Fulton); and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Gretna Theatre). Upcoming: In The Next Room (Gulfshore Playhouse). Hanley is also a proud member of the folk trio A Band Called Honalee and serves as the Educational Programs Coordinator for the arts nonprofit R.Evolución Latina. Training: BA, Davidson College. @backstagehanley SHANNAN STEELE (Ensemble) was most recently seen as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! at The Arvada Center. Other credits: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; My Way, and The Last Five Years (DCPA Galleria Theatre); A Christmas Carol and Sweeney Todd (DCPA Theatre Company); Tarzan (Kala) and The 1940’s Radio Hour (Ginger Brooks) (Arvada Center); Murder Ballad (Sara, The Edge Theatre); Chicago (Roxie Hart, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre); Church (Theatreworks); Red, Hot and Cole, and Baby the Musical (Pam) (Cherry Creek Theatre); and Evita (The Lone Tree Arts Center). Film: Ink. Education: BS Mathematics, MS Physical Therapy. KELLY TANBERG (Belinda Cratchit/ Ensemble). Regional: Small Alison in Fun Home (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, award for best performance for under 18 years), Kate in Annie, Janie Popper in Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Inspire Creative Parker

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JIM POULOS (Fred/ Young Scrooge/ Undertaker’s Man/ Ensemble). Broadway: Mark Cohen in Rent, Huck Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors, The Graduate, South Pacific. OffBroadway: Playwrights Horizons, Prospect Theater. At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Regional Theater: A.R.T./ ArtsEmerson, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theater Company, John W. Engeman Theatre. TV/Film: “SloMo,” “Guiding Light,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” Special Awards/Training: DayTony Award Winner, Kevin Kline and Barrymore Award nominee, trained at Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts.


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Arts). Kelly Tanberg is a high honor roll student in 6th grade at Platte River Academy in Highlands Ranch. In addition to acting, Kelly loves photography, ballet, singing and babysitting!

Shakespeare Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Skylight Music Theatre. Recent directing credits include Henry IV pt. 1 & 2, Henry V, and the regional premieres of Peter and the Starcatcher and Shakespeare in Love.

LUCAS TURNER (Tiny Tim/Ensemble). Theatre debut. TV/ Film: I Am Jacob (Sebastian). Commercials: Track Ninja, Holiday Home. Modeling: Jack & Nicole Clothing, Children’s Hospital Texas. Lucas is 7 years old and a homeschool student. He studies martial arts and enjoys football, camping, biking, skiing and cooking.

OWEN ZITEK (Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: The Who’s Tommy (Youth Tommy), A Christmas Carol (3 seasons), Celia, A Slave (Matt, 2018 Colorado New Play Summit reading). Other Theatres: The Hobbit (Aurora Fox Theatre), Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan (Classic Acts). Training: DCPA Education, Colorado School of Acting. TV/Film: Deal, Halves and Quarters, 12th. Owen is a 7th grader at Falcon Creek Middle School who enjoys running, reading and climbing 14ers.

JACKIE VANDERBECK (Charwoman/ Ensemble). Favorite credits include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Summer Lyric), Laurey in Oklahoma! and Marian in The Music Man (Pacific Conservatory Theatre), Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst (Sacramento Theatre Company), Fosca in Passion (New Helvetia Theatre), four seasons of A Christmas Carol (DCPA Theatre Company) and two seasons as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Jackie is Founder and Artistic Director of Sing For Your Seniors in NYC. Proud member of Actors Equity Association and ambassador at StateraArts. Training: BFA, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. jackievanderbeck.com singforyourseniors.org BRIAN VAUGHN (Bob Cratchit/Ensemble). At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Regional: Artistic Director of The Utah Shakespeare Festival. Over 50 productions at the festival including title roles in Hamlet, Henry V, Cyrano de Bergerac, and most recently Iago in Othello, The Poet in An Iliad and Brad in the World Premiere of Neil LaBute’s How to Fight Loneliness. 13 seasons as a resident company member at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Orlando

PLAYWRIGHT RICHARD HELLESEN (Playwright/ Adaptor). Richard Hellesen is pleased to be returning to the DCPA Theatre Company where his play Kingdom premiered in 1999. His other plays include Moonshadow, Once in Arden, the book for David de Berry’s musical A Cappella, and two recent works for Ford’s Theatre in Washington, One Destiny and The Road From Appomattox. Among his two dozen shorter plays are five finalists in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Ten-Minute Play Contest; his one-act Dos Corazones appears in the collection of Best Ten-Minute Plays for Two Actors by Smith & Kraus. His work for young audiences includes adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes and the novel Johnny Tremain, both for B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and (with composer Michael Silversher) musical versions of The Wind in the Willows and Lois Lowry’s young adult novel Gathering Blue, as well as 11 school tour productions for South Coast Repertory in Southern California. Nationally, his work has been seen at such theatres as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Sundance Children’s Theatre, City Theatre in Miami, Sacramento Theatre Company, and HERE in New York City, as well as The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Canada. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Richard has received awards from the National Theatre Conference and PEN USA-West.

DIRECTOR MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theaters: Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival (Big River and The Cocoanuts); Geva Theater Center where she is an Artistic Affiliate (HAIR, In the Heights, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Spamalot! and The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee); Repertory Theater of St. Louis (The Marvelous Wonderettes); Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Spamalot! and  The Little Mermaid); Great River Shakespeare Festival (The Comedy of Errors, The Fantasticks and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare). Upcoming Projects: The Wolves at Repertory Theater of St. Louis and Macbeth at Utah Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Anderson lives in New York City with her husband, actor Jim Poulos. Please visit melissarainanderson.com.  CREATIVE TEAM CRAIG BREITENBACH (Sound Designer). At the Theatre Company: A few shows over the past 20 years including: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Ring of Fire…, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, The Laramie Project. For DCPA Cabaret: First Date, Xanadu. Off-Broadway Cast Recording: Five Course Love. Awards: Henry Awards for Plainsong and Tribes. GREGG COFFIN (Music Director and Orchestrator). At the Theatre Company: The Who’s Tommy, The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, Animal Crackers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Funny Thing…Forum, A Christmas Carol (since 2005). Other Theatres: Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre (Dora Award), CanStage, National Arts Centre (Canada), Alley Theatre, American Players Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Geva Theatre Center, The Guthrie Theatre, Indiana Rep, PCPA TheatreFest, Pioneer Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, and the Oregon, Utah, California, Alabama, Great River, St. Louis, Santa Cruz and Georgia Shakespeare Festivals. KATE COLTUN (Production Manager). Prior to joining the Denver Center, Kate spent 14 years with Center


KEVIN COPENHAVER (Costume Designer). At the Theatre Company: (29 seasons) The Who’s Tommy, Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, Just Like Us, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Whale, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, A Funny Thing…Forum, Living Out, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, Boston Marriage, Oedipus Rex, Dirty Story, Blithe Spirit, Lobby Hero, Blue/ Orange, Almost Heaven, Scapin, The Miser, Jesus Hates Me, Bernice/ Butterfly, Pierre, Inna Beginning, Elevation of Thieves, Servant of Two Masters, Tantalus. At DCPA Education: Corduroy and The Snowy Day. Other Theatres: Smokey Joe’s Café; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Dream a Little Dream; Love, Janis; Hair (Geva); regional premiere Peter and the Starcatcher (USF). Training: BA in Theatre Design, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali, Padua, Italy. DON DARNUTZER (Lighting Designer). Broadway: It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues. Off-Broadway: Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Immigrant, Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America. Other Theatres: 50 productions at DCPA Theatre Company, Guthrie Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Play House, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Portland Opera, Florentine Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. DAVID DE BERRY (Composer/ Lyricist). Composer/lyricist – A Cappella, Sisters: A Legend, original scores for Twelfth Night, The Good Person of Setzuan, All My Sons, The

Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, ’Night Mother, The Time of Your Life (Sacramento Theatre Company). Composer: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, The Glass Menagerie, King Lear, Betrayal, Our Country’s Good, The Recruiting Officer, Terra Nova, The Miser (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); M. Butterfly (Arizona Theatre Company). Actor: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, PCPA, Pennsylvania State Theatre, Charles Playhouse, Sacramento Theatre Company. KATHRYN G. MAES, Ph.D (Voice and Dialect Coach). 50+ productions at the DCPA Theatre Company including The Constant Wife, The Book of Will, The Christians, The Secret Garden and A Christmas Carol (since 1992). Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (London), numerous professional companies in the US, served as Head of Voice at the National Theatre Conservatory from 1989 to 1992. Special Training: Ph.D., Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England CHRISTINE ROWAN (Choreographer). See bio under Acting Company. VICKI SMITH (Set Designer). At Theatre Company: The Christians, Animal Crackers, Fences, 51 others. Other Theatres: Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Company, IRT, Milwaukee Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, many others. Awards: Bay Area Critics Awards - Kite Runner, Execution of Justice; Dramalogue Award - Cyrano; Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award - Mariela in the Desert, Plainsong, Doubt; Denver Post Ovation Awards - Mariela in the Desert, Pierre, I’m Not Rapaport; Prague Design Exposition 2007 - Pierre. GRADY SOAPES, CSA (Casting) is the Director of Casting and Associate Producer with DCPA. Casting credits include Oklahoma!, The Who’s Tommy, The Wild Party, A Christmas Carol, This Is Modern Art and casting associate on many other Denver Center productions. Choreography credits include As You Like It, Drag

Machine, Lord of the Butterflies, DragON (DCPA); Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); The Music Man (Perry-Mansfield). Grady is the producer of both the Colorado New Play Summit and Colorado New Play Festival and holds a BA from Colorado State University. STAGE MANAGEMENT HEIDI ECHTENKAMP (Stage Manager). At the Theatre Company: The Constant Wife, Native Gardens, American Mariachi, A Christmas Carol, The Christians, workshop production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. At Off-Center: The Wild Party. Regional credits include: American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Tapestry, Christmas Dream Land); STAGES Theatre (Always… Patsy Cline); Carousel Dinner Theatre (Thoroughly Modern Millie); Lone Tree Arts Center (39 Steps, Sylvia); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (Putting it Together, Children of Eden). Other Credits: Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Stage Manager Consultant. Teatro ZinZanni: Venue Manager and Production Manager. Seven Devils Playwright Conference: Stage Manager. MICHAEL G. MORALES (Assistant Stage Manager). At the Theatre Company: The Constant Wife, The Who’s Tommy, A Christmas Carol. National Tours: The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages (1st National), Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago and Movin’ Out. Pre-Broadway: Wonderland and Miss Abigail’s Guide… Regional: My Fair Lady (The Asolo), West Side Story (The Fulton), The Threepenny Opera (Seaside). Training: BFA, UCF. D. LYNN REILAND (Assistant Stage Manager). 16 seasons at the DCPA Theatre Company including Human Error, Macbeth, Two Degrees, A Christmas Carol, The Nest, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Most Deserving. Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, Perception. Other Theatres: Curious Theatre Company, Phamaly Theatre Company, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

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Theatre Group in Los Angeles. Favorite credits at the DCPA, CTG and elsewhere: Native Gardens (dir. Lisa Portes), The Who’s Tommy (dir. Sam Buntrock), world premiere of Archduke by Rajiv Joseph (dir. Giovanna Sardelli), world premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (dir. Alex Timbers), Bent (dir. Moises Kaufman), Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven with El Teatro Campesino, Finding Home (created by Welly Yang; Taipei, Taiwan). Training: BA, Theatre UCLA. MFA, California Institute for the Arts.


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THEATRE COMPANY LEADERSHIP TEAM CHRIS COLEMAN (Artistic Director) is passionate about the connection between stories and community. He joined the DCPA Theatre Company as Artistic Director in November of 2017. Chris spent the prior 18 years as Artistic Director for Portland Center Stage in Oregon. Under his leadership, PCS renovated the city’s historic Armory into a new home, saw annual attendance nearly double, workshopped 52 new plays that went onto productions at over 100 theaters around the U.S. and U.K., and became a national leader in how theaters engage with their community. In 1988, Chris founded Actor’s Express in Atlanta (in the basement of an old church), a company that continues to be a cultural force in the Southeast today. He has directed at major theaters across the country, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Alliance Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Center Stage Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT/Seattle, the Asolo, Pittsburgh Public, 59E59, and New York Theater Workshop. He and his husband, actor/writer Rodney Hicks, live in Stapleton with their 100 lb. English blockhead yellow lab and their 18 lb. terrier mix. CHARLES VARIN (Managing Director) and his team are responsible for the administrative, financial and business operations for Theatre Company and Off-Center productions and other artistic initiatives. Since joining the Theatre Company in 2006, he has played a major role in executing the artistic vision of the organization and facilitating the production of shows such as Sweet & Lucky, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The 12, Sweeney Todd with DeVotchKa and many more. Charles is passionate about artistic innovation and firmly believes in DCPA’s long-standing commitment to new plays and new voices.

In addition to DCPA staff, the following crew worked on this production: Zack BarnesFagg, Forest Fowler, Madylne Kuhl and Brent Rolfson.

TAKING PHOTOS AT THE THEATRE Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media, please tag the DCPA and our designers with the handles/hashtags below. @denvercenter #DCPAToday #DCPAChristmasCarol

PLEASE BE ADVISED that once the show begins:

• LATECOMERS and those exiting the theatre are seated at predetermined breaks in designated areas. • CHILDREN 4+ are welcome in our theatres and must be ticketed. • DRINKS are allowed in provided containers.

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• ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, LARGE PRINT PROGRAMS & BOOSTER SEATS are available in most theatres. Ask an usher to direct you.

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• BRAILLE PROGRAMS are available with 2 weeks’ notice to ckrueger@dcpa.org or 303.893.4836.

Don Darnutzer, Lighting Design Craig Breitenbach, Sound Design Please note: photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Ticket Services Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. (or I.A.T.S.E.) The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The Theatre Company is grateful for the funds provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Special thanks also to grants from the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation; and contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals. The Theatre Company is a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit organization serving the public through the performing arts. The Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States; and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. The Theatre Company also operates under an agreement with Denver Theatrical Stage Employees Union, Local No. 7 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. The Theatre Company is constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for not-forprofit resident theatre companies. The costumes, wigs, lighting, props, furniture, scenic construction, scenic painting, sound and special effects used in connection with this production were constructed and coordinated by the Theatre Company’s Production Staff.

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Cirque Eloize - Hotel © Pierre Manning - Shoot Studio.

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Cory Marsh is a DJ who uses the cry wheel, Chinese pole and hula hoop to change the ambience, modify time and trigger events.

A guest of the hotel for decades, Sabrina Halde still waits for her lover to come. Through song, she comments on events around her.

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A clown, stuntman and acrobat, Antonin Wicky stirs up deep emotions on the Chinese pole, hula hoop and cascade.

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Communications Megan Fevurly.......................Associate Director, Coordinator Individual Philanthropy Donna Hendricks...............Executive Assistant Alicia Higginbotham..............Manager, Special Jeff Hovorka ........ Director, Sales & Marketing Events Emily Kent...............................Director, Marketing Ariel Keener ........Coordinator, Special Events David Lenk......................................Video Producer Marc Ravenhill ...................Director, Individual & Institutional Philanthropy Emily Lozow .....Marketing & Digital Manager Adam Lundeen..........Marketing Technologist Kyle Malone............................................Art Director EDUCATION Carolyn Michaels...................................Copywriter Allison Watrous .................... Executive Director Cheyenne Michaels ...Marketing Coordinator Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski....Associate Director, John Moore ...................... Senior Arts Journalist Education & Curriculum Management Adam Obendorf..................Senior Art Director Stuart Barr .................................Technical Director Joseph Schurwonn ................Financial Analyst Claudia Carson....Teaching Artist & Program Austin Walker...................... Marketing Assistant Manager – Playwriting & Bobby G Suzanne Yoe..........Director, Communications & Cultural Affairs Leslie Channell ..Senior Business Operations Manager Melissa Sumner...........................................Registrar TICKETING & AUDIENCE SERVICES Linda Eller........................................................Librarian Jennifer Lopez ...................Director, Ticketing & Audience Services Tim McCracken .............................Head of Acting Andre Rodriguez .....................Teaching Artist & Ticketing Services Program Manager – Shakespeare Kirk Petersen ..........................Associate Director, Patron Relations David Saphier ......Teaching Artist & Program Manager – In School Programming Micah White............................Associate Director, Subscription Services Elizabeth Schmit.........................Office Manager Rachel Taylor..............................Teaching Artist & Billy Dutton...Associate Director, Operations Program Manager – Literacy Engagement Katie Clow........................Subscription Manager and Resiliency Programming Amanda Gomez..........VIP Ticketing Manager Meagan Traver.........................Evening Registrar Román Anaya, Malcolm Brown, Justin Walvoord .......................Teaching Artist & Christina Gesford, Program Manager – Teacher Tristan Jungferman ......Box Office Managers Professional Development D.J. Dennis, Edmund Gurule, Roger Haak, Chloe McLeod, Maggy Stacy, Rebecca Hibbert, Hayley Solano, Robyn Yamada ...........................Teaching Artists Mariah Thompson.............................Show Leads Kirsten Anderson, Keenan Coke, Scott Lix, Brad Steinmeyer, FACILITIES & EVENT SERVICES Gregory Swan....................Subscription Agents Clay Courter......................................Vice President Rena Bugg, Adam Busch, Kelcee Covert, Keone Gonzales, Dwight Barela, Zachary Brent, Jennifer Gray, Kristina Guarriello, John Buxton, Clint Flinchpaugh, Michael Kimbrough............................... Engineers Noah Jungferman, Cecillia Kim, Jasmin Lozano, Gustavo Márquez, Timothy Courson....................Director, Facilities Frank Millington III, Clayton Nickell, Management Hayley Obremski, Gunnar Reinig, Quentin Crump......................Security Specialist Becca Saunders, Liz Sieroslawski, Jane Deegan ............................... Office Manager Andrew Sullivan, Tomáš Waples, Tom Duffin..........Manager, Event Technology Emmalaine Wright.........................Ticket Agents Theatre Services Colin Dieck, Stori Heleen, Jaymes Kimbrough, Will Stowe, Carol Krueger............................................... Manager Ian Wells ............Event Technology Specialists Ethan Aumann, Nora Caley, Dan Havens ...............................Security Manager Samantha Egle, Jahnice Jones, Clint King ................................Security Supervisor LeiLani Lynch, Aaron McMullen, Stacey Renee Norwood, Margaret Danielle Bell, Savanna Campbell, Matt Leaver ................................Events Managers Ohlander, Dylan Phibbs, Brian McClain ....................Custodial Supervisor Valerie Schaefer, Elizabeth Schreffler, Elliot Shields, Lauren Veselak, Tara Miller..................................................Sr Manager Mica Ward.................................Theatre Company Brook Nichols .....Director, Event Technology House Managers Maggi Quinn .............Director, Capital Projects Volunteer Ushers ...............................................305+

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Group Sales Jessica Bergin...............Groups Sales Manager Jonalyn Bradshaw ............................Coordinator, Education Sales Patrick Naughton ..Group Sales Coordinator SHARED SERVICES Vicky Miles .......................Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Jeffrey.......................Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Julie Schumaker.................Executive Assistant to the CFO & Board Liaison ACCOUNTING Jennifer Siemers ..........................................Director Sara Brandenburg......... Accounting Manager Michaele Davidson, Linda Erickson....................Senior Accountants Valerie Lingbloom..................Staff Accountant HUMAN RESOURCES Brian Carter............................................Director, HR Jamie Hawkins .............................HR Coordinator Karen Jewell...........................................Director, HR Paul Johnson..............................Payroll Specialist Monica Robles..................Mailroom Supervisor INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Yovani Pina ........................................Vice President Rick Bennett...................................................Director Eric Boone ............................Software Developer Vincent Bridgers ...Ticketing System Analyst Simone Gordon .....................Program Manager Christopher Hoge.................................IT Manager David Tschan..................................................Director THEATRE COMPANY ADMINISTRATION Charles Varin ..........................Managing Director Allison Taylor Brinkhoff......Company Manager Katie Grayson.... Assistant Company Manager ARTISTIC Chris Coleman ............................. Artistic Director Charlie Miller ........Associate Artistic Director/ Off-Center Curator Douglas Langworthy ...........Literary Director/ Director of New Play Development Melissa Cashion ........................Artistic Producer Grady Soapes ....................Associate Producer/ Director of Casting Lynde Rosario............................Literary Manager PRODUCTION Jeff Gifford .....................Director of Production Kate Coltun .........................Production Manager Matthew Campbell...... Associate Production Manager Julie Brou.............................Production & Artistic Office Manager Scenic Design Lisa M. Orzolek...... Director of Scenic Design Kevin Nelson, Nicholas Renaud....Scenic Design Assistants Lighting Design Charles R. MacLeod .........Director of Lighting Lily Bradford...........Lighting Design Assistant Reid Tennis+.....................Production Electrician Multimedia Gregory W. Towle.........Projection Supervisor

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Sound Design Craig Breitenbach .................Director of Sound Alex Billman+, Frank Haas+, Tyler Nelson+...........................Sound Technicians Stage Management Kurt Van Raden ....Production Stage Manager Christoper C. Ewing...Senior Stage Manager Heidi Echtenkamp, Corin Ferris, Rick Mireles, Michael Morales, Kristen O’Connor, D. Lynn Reiland ..........................Stage Managers Scene Shop Eric J. Moore.............................Technical Director Josh Prues, Robert L. Orzolek.........Associate Technical Directors Albert “Stub” Allison ...............................Assistant Technical Director Louis Fernandez III ................Master Carpenter Brian “Marco” Markiewicz ... Lead Technician Tyler Clark, Amy “Wynn” Pastor, Kyle Scoggins, Kyle Simpson, Mara Zimmerman................Scenic Technicians Prop Shop Robin Lu Payne ...................Properties Director Eileen S. Garcia ..................Assistant Properties Director Jamie Stewart Curl, Tobias Harding, Georgina Kayes, Tony Nguyen, Katie Webster.................................Props Artisans Paint Shop Jana L. Mitchell..................Charge Scenic Artist Melanie Rentschler ..............Lead Scenic Artist Kristin Hamer MacFarlane ...........Scenic Artist Costume Shop Janet S. MacLeod................Costume Director/ Costume Design Associate Meghan Anderson Doyle .....................Costume Design Associate Carolyn Plemitscher, Jackie Scott..... Drapers Cathie Gagnon.........................................First Hand Sheila P. Morris .................................................... Tailor Costume Crafts Kevin Copenhaver....Costume Crafts Director Chris Campbell.......Costume Crafts Assistant Wigs Diana Ben-Kiki.......................................Wig Master House Crew Doug Taylor+ ................Supervising Stagehand Jim Berman+, Jennifer Guethlein+, Stephen D. Mazzeno+, Miles Stasica+, Tyler Stauffer+, Matt Wagner+.....Stagehands Kyle Moore+ ........................Assistant Stagehand Wardrobe Brenda Lawson.............. Director of Wardrobe Taylor Malott^, Jessica A. Rayburn^...................Wig Assistants Robin Appleton^, Amber Donner^, Anthony Mattivi^, Tim Nelson^, Lisa Parsons Wagner^, Alan Richards^ .............................................Dressers + Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 7 ^Member, I.A.T.S.E. Local 719

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Applause Magazine, November 21-December 24, 2018  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Applause Magazine, November 21-December 24, 2018  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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