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PRESENTED BY

ADAPTED BY

TOM WOOD

BASED ON THE STORY BY

CHARLES DICKENS

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Marshall Shoctor, Q.C. Chair Arliss Miller Past Chair J. G. Greenough, F.C.A. Treasurer Solomon Rolingher, Q.C. Secretary David D. Bentley, F.C.A. Frederick K. Campbell Jacqueline Charlesworth Marc de La Bruyère Anne Foote (Honourary) Ada Hole C. Ralph Loder Ralph B. MacMillan Sandy Mactaggart (Honourary) Jack McBain Barbara Poole Tom Redl Aroon Sequeira Ex Officio Chris Sheard Kayla Shoctor Ralph Young Dr. Robert Westbury

Board of Directors Aroon Sequeira President Ralph Young Past President Catrin Owen Vice President Stuart Lee Treasurer Ken Bautista Guy Bridgeman Lesley Cormack Jane Halford Ted Hole Mike House Richard Kirby Al Maurer Lisa Miller Dave Mowat Margot Ross-Graham Gaurav Singhmar Larry Staples Sheila Witwicky

HonoUrary Directors

Jack N. Agrios, Jan Bentley, Joanne Berger, Christine Bishop, Dan Block, Frank Calder, Gary G. Campbell, Betty Carlson, Donald A. Carlson, Marilyn Cohen, Reg Copithorne, Len Dolgoy, Allison Edwards, Dennis Erker, Grant Fairley, John C. Forster, Frank Gibson, James Gillespie, Jean Hamilton, Brian Hetherington, Gary Killips, Beverlee Loat, Maureen McCaw, Eva McGregor, Susan Minsos, Terry Nistor, Bob Normand, Ted Power, Jerry Preston, Henry (Hank) Reid, Rob Reynolds, Charlotte Robb, Barbara Shumsky, Esther Starkman, Marianne Takach, Merle Taylor, Mr. Justice Dennis R. Thomas, Brian Tod, John Tweddle, Brian Vaasjo, Chief Justice A.H. Wachowich, Bob Walker, Dr. Marvin Weisler, Bart West, Eve Willox, David Wilson, Doris Wilson, John Yerxa

2012/13 Season ...................... A FEW GOOD MEN By Aaron Sorkin September 15 - October 7, 2012

NEXT TO NORMAL Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt October 20 - November 11, 2012

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted by Tom Wood Based on the story by Charles Dickens November 30 - December 23, 2012 Presented by

PRIVATE LIVES By Noël Coward February 2 - 24, 2013

BLIND DATE Created and performed by Rebecca Northan February 13 - 24, 2013

RIDE THE CYCLONE Written by Jacob Richmond Music by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond February 22 - March 10, 2013

THE KITE RUNNER Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini March 9 - 31, 2013

THE PENELOPIAD By Margaret Atwood March 30 - April 21, 2013 Presented by

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PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We gratefully acknowledge the significant support of our donors who make it possible for the Citadel to present world-class theatre that is accessible, intelligent, passionate and relevant.

ANNUAL SUPPORT Artistic Director’s Circle

Jerry & Mary Preston Sir Francis Price & Justice Marguerite Trussler ($5000 +) Penny Ritco David & Jan Bentley Arnold & Grace Rumbold Marc de La Bruyère & Kayla Shoctor Stacy Schiff Marshall & Debby Shoctor In Memory of Sheila Edwards Eira Spaner Ada Hole Moira & Larry Staples Harry & Muriel Hole Buddy Victor John & Maggie Mitchell Paddy Webb and Family Tom & Corrie Redl Sheila Witwicky Rob & Beth Reynolds Aroon Sequeira STAR Prem & Saroj Singhmar ($1000 - $2499) Weir Family Fund Affinity Dental Group Ralph & Gay Young The Honorable John & Ruth Agrios Director’s Club Anonymous (2) ($2500 - $4999) Bill & Dorothy Astle Madam Justice Darlene Acton Becker Bob Baker & Tom Wood Bruce & Carol Bentley Dr. & Mrs. Luis & Dr. Doug & Mary Bosko Alexis Baptista Joyce Buchwald Guy Bridgeman & Dianne Ross David & Marlene Burnett John & Judith Cosco Butler Family Foundation Doug & Wendy Davey Frank Calder Dr. Elizabeth Dixon & J. Susan Davis Dr. Ben Macedo Grant Dunlop & Erika Norheim Len Dolgoy & Catherine Miller Richard A. Gil Allison & Glyn Edwards Gregory Greenough Leslie Frankish J. D. Hole Cecil & Anne Hoffman Wolfgang & Elizabeth Kaminski Brenda & John Inglis Investor’s Group Don & Lorna Kramer Sherwood Park Leo J. Krysa Family Gail & Andrew Jarema Foundation Sandy & Cecile Mactaggart Linda & Siegfried Kowand In Memory of Jack & Lorraine McBain Dr. Kris Kristjanson Arliss Miller Stuart & Sherry Lee Norbert & Patricia Morgenstern Robert & Dawn Lemke Fran & Al Olson Peter & Dorothea Esther Ondrack Macdonnell Fund Playhouse Publications Ltd. Kim & Linda Mackenzie Barbara Poole Colleen Maykut

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Dr. Jack Young The Citadel Theatre would like to recognize all of those who kindly donated in memory of Dr. Jack Young who passed away on July 22, 2012. We received a heart-warming response from individuals across Canada who chose to commemorate Dr. Young and the full life he lived. Dr. Young was a great supporter of the arts in Edmonton and we at the Citadel are forever grateful for his support. He will be truly missed.

To learn more about our Supporter Program and levels of support and benefits, please visit www.citadeltheatre.com or call Sydney Stuart at (780) 428-2142. As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our donors & sponsors.

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PREMIER | SUPPORTERS We are proud to recognize our Premier Supporters, our partners in the creation of theatre at The Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy. The Hole Family • The John and Barbara Poole Family Fund the Eldon & Anne Foote Fund • The Robbins Foundation Canada The Joseph H. Shoctor fund

Government & Foundation Supporters

Dr. Joseph H. Shoctor, 1922 – 2001

executive producer and founder, the citadel theatre

Joe’s vision brought professional theatre to Edmonton Joe’s dream built The Citadel Theatre Joe’s spirit continues to inspire the theatre we create today Joe’s legacy lives on through a generous gift to The Citadel from his estate

HENRY HOLE, 1884 - 1954 On the Citadel’s 30th Anniversary, a gift was made by the Company of Harry Hole, James F. Hole, Ralph K. Hole and Robert W. Hole on behalf of the Hole family — in honour of their late father, Henry Hole. The Citadel Theatre is proud to honour Henry Hole’s integrity, compassion and leadership in the dedication of this complex to his memory.

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THE CITADEL WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE ON

C O U R T E S I E S

Dr. Ghalib Ahmed and the friendly staff at Coast Edmonton House.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES No doubt we have all been distracted by a cell phone, pager or watch alarm ringing or lighting up when attending the theatre. For every performance which is unmarred by one of these distractions, we will donate $5 to the Actors’ Fund of Canada. ALLERGY ALERT For the safety of those with allergies, please refrain from the use of perfumes or scented products before coming to the theatre. H E A R I N G A D VA N C E M E N T H E A D S E T S We offer headsets to patrons with hearing difficulties. Ask the usher at the door of the theatre. These are provided free of charge. You will be asked to leave your driver’s license as a deposit until the headset is returned at the end of the performance.

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L AT E S E AT I N G We endeavor to minimize the distraction for our patrons and the actors when seating latecomers. If you arrive late for a performance, you will be seated at the first appropriate moment in the play in designated latecomer seating. You are welcome to move to your assigned seat at intermission. If you must leave the theatre during a performance you will not be allowed to return to your seat until intermission.

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The old player was not the first one to note Dickens’ love of the stage. Wrote critic Alexander Wollcott, “Charles Dickens was the most successful and most immeasurably far reaching writer born of modern England. But he was never quite happy in his work. The secret of his heart – he wanted to be an actor.” And so, I thought an essay on this little known but influential part of the great writer’s life might be in order as we look forward to the 13th annual mounting of A Christmas Carol – the Citadel production that has become an Edmonton tradition. Woollcott went on, “It would have been idle to expostulate that he could and did reach a far wider audience than any actor might aspire to. He knew that well enough. He knew it. He did not feel it. He did not hear them laugh, did not see them cry. All the genius poured into Copperfield or the tale of Tiny Tim could not bring him the warm, human satisfaction of visible audience appreciation.” In his youth, Dickens established a dramatic company with his friends. But in 1842 his family was imprisoned in Marshalsea Prison for their father’s debt. So, at the age of 12, he was sent off to work 10 hour days at Warring’s Blacking Warehouse – where he earned 6 shillings a week. But, even then, his love of theatre blossomed amidst the smoke blackened warehouses. You can imagine the young lad in his white hat, little jacket and corduroy trousers marching up to the ticket booth of some grungy theatre and plunking down a considerable portion of his income for an evening of theatre. He desperately wanted to be on the stage. With his usual attention to detail, he prepared a presentation for the manager of Covent Gardens for a role in an upcoming production of The Hunchback. It was impressive enough to secure an audition. On the morning of the meeting, poor Charles awoke with a terrible cold and an affliction that inflamed his face – making him look ridiculous. He wrote and apologized adding, “I would resume my application next season.” Alas for Dickens, the actor, that season never came. Sadly, he picked up his pen and went on to writing for newspapers. The rest, as they say, is history.


Dickens was a big, bluff man with a personality to match. As he wrote his great books, he would leap from his desk and act out each character – and what characters they were: Pickwick, Fezziwig, Nickleby, Pip and, of course, Scrooge. About the writing of A Christmas Carol Dickens observed, “I wept and laughed and wept again.” In 1842, Dickens set sail for Montreal to bring a bit of Old Blighty to the homesick men of the British Garrison there. He was asked to direct three plays and leapt at the idea. As was usual, he took over all the major theatrical chores including roles in all three. Observed a contemporary reviewer, “Mr. Dickens was a spirited performer and elicited much applause.” When it was over, with the sound of that applause ringing in his ears, the great author’s life profoundly changed – it was the spark that rekindled his love of the footlights. When he returned to England, he threw himself with all the force of his awesome intellect and personality, into amateur theatrics. His publisher, who wanted more books, was horrified. His friends were horrified. “It is a substitution of lower for higher aims,” sniffed one. Apparently not needing the amount of sleep others did he continued to write his voluminous books.

Dickens feverishly attended to the smallest detail in backstage management. He was actor, stage manager, designed and moved sets, assisted carpenters, invented costumes, and devised playbills. The Dickens amateur troupe even performed twice for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Decreed the Queen, “There is not a living professional actor who could have matched Dickens.” In 1849 Dickens was disappointed with the public’s reaction to his treasured volume of A Christmas Carol. So, he decided to take advantage of his love of theatrics and perform a series of solo public readings. He made some judicious cuts, emphasizing character and humour, while jettisoning some of the social comment he thought a live crowd might find boring. The presentations may have been billed as readings but he never read – using the books on the stand before him as a kind of dramatic prop. Often, he would extemporize entire pages. Dickens was an immediate success. Said his biographer Edgar Johnson, “It was an extraordinary exhibition of acting – without a single prop or bit of costume, by changes of voice, by gesture, by vocal expression, Dickens peopled his stage with a throng of characters.” Dickens took his act to the Americas where he was greeted by long lines around the theatre. Prospective patrons would camp out, sleeping on the sidewalk, in hopes of getting a ticket. Dickens observed to a friend, “I have read in New York city four times to 40,000 people. I am quite as well known there as in the streets of London.”


He sold out everywhere making more money from the readings than he ever could for the book itself. Never forgetting his poverty-ridden youth, he always made sure seats were available for working-class prices. Since then the role of Scrooge has proven to be catnip for actors – ranging from Lionel Barrymore to Jim Carrey. Three years ago, after a distinguished decade, Tom Wood gave up his Scrooge in the Citadel’s A Christmas Carol. Scrooge is a tough and demanding role – not only because of the emotional arc he goes through but physically tough. “It’s quite a challenge,” says Wood. “From the moment it starts, you are running around backstage when you are not onstage – which is most of the time. It’s really exhausting as I know from hauling my sorry ass up and down those stairs all those years.” Anointed as the new curmudgeon was a superlative Canadian actor with a long and distinguished curriculum vitae: Richard McMillan. “Was I trepidatious? Yes! You Bet! I have some pretty big shoes to fill,” observed McMillan. He should not have worried. His performance as Scrooge demonstrated again that a great actor can put an individual stamp on a role – no matter how distinguished and able his predecessor was. “A Christmas Carol is one of those absolutely perfectly crafted stories – like Cyrano. The Jekyll and Hyde metamorphosis that this character undergoes is spectacular and could be seen as unbelievable. However, through the brilliance of Charles Dickens we see Scrooge’s journey as our own human journey. We seek his redemption as well as our own. Tom (Wood – the playwright) has beautifully distilled the novel in such a way that the audience, as well as Scrooge, is carried from one emotional peak to another and is left both breathless and transformed by the play’s end.” This year, the role of Scrooge is played by James MacDonald. Dickens, suffering from a lifetime of overwork and wild enthusiasms, finally began to run down. He died at the age of 58 on the 9th of June in 1870. Shortly before his death, he gave a particularly dramatic reading of Nancy’s death at the hand of Bill Sykes from Oliver Twist followed by a selection of emotionally wrenching scenes from A Christmas Carol. It was suggested that the dramatic vigour he put into the evening hastened his death a few days later. Dickens ended his reading that night with the prophetic words, “I now vanish evermore.” Well, we all know that didn’t happen. He lives on in our hearts. The Citadel’s production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a continuing testament to his poetic vision, artistic accomplishment, hope for a more humane world and a tribute to the theatricality he pursued his entire life. A CHRISTMAS CAROL 29


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ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

om Wood is an accomplished playwright, actor, director, and teacher and has worked with every major theatre in Canada and a number in the United States. Mr. Wood has spent seven years with the Stratford Festival and five with the Shaw Festival. For the theatre he has written B-Movie, The Play (five Dora Mavor Moore awards and the Chalmers Award for Best New Play) and Clap Trap, a farce, produced at Canadian Stage in Toronto and the National Arts Center in Ottawa. He has also adapted this production of A Christmas Carol (in its 13th season), The Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, a new version of Servant of Two Masters (set in the Klondike), a new version of Uncle Vanya (set in Alberta in 1928) and a new version of Peter Pan (set on the prairies during


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TOM WOOD the depression). His production of Vanya debuted in America, starring William Hurt at the Artists Repertory Theatre for an extended run and rave reviews. Mr. Wood is currently writing a new comedy about movie-making in Hollywood circa 1938. Last year he played Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman; he has won Sterling Awards for his portrayals of John in Shining City and Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. His directing credits at the Citadel include Doubt, a parable, The Glass Menagerie and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


(In order of appearance) JAMES MacDONALD.................................................. Ebenezer Scrooge GLENN NELSON. . ........................................................ Ebenezer Scrooge (alternate) RÉJEAN COURNOYER.. .............................................. Jacob Marley ROMAN PFOB. . ............................................................ Reverend Fish MARALYN RYAN......................................................... Mrs. Dilber JEREMY BAUMUNG................................................... Mr. Swidger KATE RYAN.................................................................. Mrs. Cratchit SETH DEMBOWSKI..................................................... Tiny Tim JULIEN ARNOLD......................................................... Bob Cratchit NANCY McALEAR....................................................... Mrs. Blum ANNETTE LOISELLE .. ................................................. Mrs. Denham ROMAN PFOB. . ............................................................ Mr. Toll ASHLEY WRIGHT ....................................................... Mr. Rank PATRICK LUNDEEN.................................................... Caleb Wilmer ERIC MORIN.. ............................................................... Fred IMOGEN WYNTERS/ NANCY McALEAR....................................................... Ghost of Christmas Past RYAN JACKSON. . ........................................................ Youngest Scrooge TALON MARSDEN....................................................... Edwin MICHAEL LONG.. ......................................................... Toby NICOLA ELBRO........................................................... Fanny JEREMY CRITTENDEN............................................... Young Scrooge ASHLEY WRIGHT........................................................ Mr. Fezziwig NANCY McALEAR....................................................... Mrs. Fezziwig JEREMY BAUMUNG................................................... Will Tetterby PEG YOUNG................................................................ Granny Fezziwig JOSÉE BOUDREAU..................................................... Belle ASHLEY WRIGHT........................................................ Ghost of Christmas Present RYAN JACKSON. . ........................................................ Ragged Caroler HAILEY BENEDICT...................................................... Jenny Cratchit TALON MARSDEN....................................................... Philip Cratchit SARAH EMSLIE.. .......................................................... Martha Cratchit JULIETTE ESHLEMAN. . ............................................... Belinda Cratchit KAEL WYNN................................................................. Peter Cratchit APRIL BANIGAN.......................................................... Alice JEREMY BAUMUNG................................................... Topper JOSÉE BOUDREAU..................................................... Emmeline PATRICK LUNDEEN.................................................... George MICH CHELADYN........................................................ Joseph ANNETTE LOISELLE. . .................................................. Tilly GRACE BOKENFOHR................................................. Margaret JEREMY CRITTENDEN............................................... Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come NANCY McALEAR....................................................... Laundress RÉJEAN COURNOYER.. .............................................. Old Joe NICOLA ELBRO........................................................... Nora SYDNEY WRIGHT........................................................ Caleb’s Daughter RYAN JACKSON. . ........................................................ Turkey Boy GARON DAVIS............................................................. Poulterer’s Apprentice VINCENT FORCIER.. .................................................... Mr. Denham CAMERON HEALEY.................................................... Trinket Seller AARON WILLMS.......................................................... School Boy SADIE RAIN BOWLING............................................... Wealthy Twin CAMPBELL HAMILTON.............................................. Wealthy Twin LOGAN WEST.............................................................. Spoiled Boy The townspeople, guests, carolers & ragamuffins are played by members of the ensemble. The play is approximately 2 ¼ hours with one intermission of twenty minutes.


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Noël Coward was born on December 16, 1899. Because it was so close to Christmas, his mother called him “Noel.” “I didn’t put the two dots over the ‘e’ in Noel. The language did. Otherwise it’s not Noel but Nool.” By the time he was 24, Coward was an international star. He was a playwright, a short story writer, a director, composer, actor, singer and known for his wit and flamboyance. Time Magazine wrote, “He has a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.” “Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.” In 1920, he starred in The Knight of the Burning Pestle. The results were critically acclaimed and physically catastrophic. “Of course, the age-old tradition that a star must appear even if he or she is practically dying is an excellent one, but it can be carried too far. I once played a performance of The Knight of the Burning Pestle with a temperature of 103 and gave sixteen members of the company mumps, thereby closing the play and throwing everybody out of work. There may be a moral lurking somewhere in this but I cannot for the life of me discover what it is.” By 1926 the much-in-demand performer was exhausted. He collapsed in a production of The Constant Nymph and was shipped off to Hawaii. Coward was delirious with fever by

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Although Coward’s career lasted into the 70’s, his greatest accomplishments were in the ‘30’s and ‘40’s. His avoidance of service in World War I bothered him all his life – so he leapt, with his usual enthusiasm and energy, into World War II. It’s ironic that the British public complained about his seeming distain for the war mostly because they could not be told of his exploits. He was even denounced as a traitor. Outwardly he was the same bon vivant but under all that, he was a spy – and not a gentleman dilettante at the game, but a genuine spy who used his social skills and contacts to provide valuable information to the British war effort. He rose to head the British Propaganda office in Paris. He also wrote patriotic plays and movies – wrote, produced, directed and starred (he even composed the music) for the patriotic rouser In Which We Serve in 1942, where a heroic destroyer crew faced the horrors of torpedo warfare. The film became a hit in both Britain and the USA. It was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film and Best Screenplay (losing to Casablanca). “If by any chance a playwright wishes to express a political opinion or a moral opinion or a philosophy, he must be a good enough craftsman to do it with so much spice and entertainment that the public get the message without being aware of it.” Had Germany invaded England, Coward was scheduled to be arrested and executed along with Virginia Woolf, Paul Robeson, Bertrand Russell, C.P. Snow and H.G. Wells.

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“Let us drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that make a strange heaven out of unbelievable hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this county of ours which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.” Coward didn’t think much of Churchill (Churchill returned the favour). When the government advanced his name for knighthood – Churchill opposed it. Coward was not knighted until 1969. Churchill felt that Edward VIII should be allowed to marry his “cutie” in 1936. Coward thought the King irresponsible, telling Churchill, “England doesn’t wish for a Queen Cutie.” The years following the war were tough for Coward. He seemed to have lost the master’s touch and most of his subsequent works were commercial failures. Public tastes had changed. It was the time of realism and “kitchen sink” in theatre and the same critics who once celebrated Coward’s facile wit now dismissed it as frivolous. CYRIL CONNOLLY (English intellectual): “(His plays were...) written in the most topical and perishable way imaginable, the cream in them turns sour overnight.” COWARD: “In the first place, nobody of particular importance wrote me off. And in the second, I didn’t notice it.” Noël Coward was gay, but firmly believed (as did other gay men of his generation – John Gielgud/Ivor Novello) that his private activities were not to be in the public domain. When pressed to “come out” by friends he declined saying, “... because there are three old ladies in Brighton who don’t know.” Coward was a master of double entendre. “I would love to perform (Bea Lillie’s signature song) There are Fairies in the Bottom of My Garden but I don’t dare. It might come out, There are Fairies in the Garden of My Bottom.” In the late ‘50’s, things began to turn around. His older plays were rediscovered and given brilliant productions. He brought his cabaret act to Las Vegas and was a huge hit. (One remembers the famous Life photograph of the ultimate English gentleman standing in the middle of the parched Nevada desert drinking tea.) “It has been most gratifying. I now find myself as big a celebrity as Debbie Reynolds.” There were television specials, hit cabarets based on his works and many productions of his shows – both old and new. He became a movie star in films like Our Man in Havana, Around the World in 80 Days and The Italian Job. When asked about the star of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Coward observed, “Keir Dullea, gone tomorrow.”


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JULIEN ARNOLD

Bob Cratchit

Last season at the Citadel, Julien appeared as Bottom/Pyramus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sterling Award), as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and as the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show. Other Citadel Theatre credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Drowsy Chaperone (co-production with the National Arts Centre), The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Einstein’s Gift, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007) and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Other Edmonton theatre credits include The Scent of Compulsion, Mother of the Year, Happy Toes and The Ambassador’s Wives for Teatro La Quindicina; Spelling Bee for Mayfield Dinner Theatre; Forsooth My Lovely for Acme Theatre; Ilsa, Queen of the Nazi Love Camp for Workshop West Theatre; Alias Godot for Theatre Network and As You Like It and Richard III for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Julien is an artistic associate of Teatro La Quindicina and also the Artistic Director of a new company, Atlas Theatre, which operates out of the Lower Hall of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Old Strathcona.

APRIL BANIGAN

Alice

April is delighted to be returning to A Christmas Carol, a show that is very dear to her heart. Last season at the Citadel, April appeared in Death of a Salesman. Selected theatre credits include The Constant Wife for the Citadel Theatre/MTC; The Red King’s Dream, The Last Train and Boston Marriage for Shadow Theatre; Piledriver! for Theatre Network; My One And Only (Sterling nomination) and The Blue Light for Workshop West; Blood Oranges and Silence for Northern Light Theatre; See How They Run for the Mayfield Theatre and she performed Never Swim Alone in Washington D.C. with her own company, Scarface Productions. Television credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Street Justice; Mentors; Media Sense; as well as the upcoming feature film War Reporter. April runs elementary school theatre residencies with Concrete Theatre and can next be seen in The Maggie Tree/Blarney Stone’s production of Age Of Arousal. Thank you to her beautiful boys, Sean, Jezec and Avram!

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JEREMY BAUMUNG William/Mr. Swidger/Topper

Jeremy’s recent theatre credits include Hunchback for the Vancouver Playhouse; Homeless for Workshop West/Canoe Festival; The Sound of Music, Christmas Carol, Rocky Horror Show, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard of Oz and Pride and Prejudice for the Citadel and Urinetown for Persephone Theatre. He’s also very much enjoyed working with these companies Freewill Players, Northern Light Theatre, THEATrePUBLIC, Azimuth Theatre, Theatre Prospero, Concrete Theatre, Alberta Worker’s Health Center, Nextfest and the N.A.C.C. (Yellowknife). In 2002, Jeremy graduated from Grant MacEwan’s Theatre program. In 2008, he participated in the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Jeremy’s one-man show Dead Man Talking premiered at the Azimuth Theatre in 2002 and toured to the Edge Theatre in Aukland, New Zealand. His other one-man show Homeless has played at venues such as shelters, rehabilitation centers, and the Canadian Fringe Circuit.

JOSÉE BOUDREAU

Belle/Emmeline

As always, Josée is thrilled to be returning to the beautiful Citadel Theatre this holiday season. Last year at the Citadel, Josée appeared as Maria in The Sound of Music and as Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. Previously at the Citadel as a participant of the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, Josée appeared in The Three Musketeers and as Beth in Little Women, the Musical and also played Belle in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. A graduate from The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, some of her favourite theatre credits include Maria/Liesl understudy in The Sound Of Music for Mirvish Productions; Maria Elena in The Buddy Holly Story for Confederation Centre; Neifile in The Decameron Workshop for Berkeley Street Theatre; featured performer in such productions as The Golden Mickeys, Twice Charmed, Disney Dreams and Hercules aboard the Disney Magic for Disney Cruise Line and Canadian Explosion for Stage West. Shout out to Bruce and the Talent House gang! A heartfelt thank you also goes out to my loving family, my friends and Michael for their endless support and encouragement!

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MICH CHELADYN

Joseph/Rich Father/Fezzi Guest Mich is so glad to be back carolling and dancing with the amazingly talented cast and crew of A Christmas Carol. Favourite productions for Mich include Double Occupancy at the Walterdale Theatre; Lord of the Flies here at the Citadel and The God’s Eye for Paper Tiger Productions. Holiday hugs and kisses to the entire Citadel family, and of course to Larisa, Tatiana, and Ileanna. Peace, respect, food and hope to all.

RÉJEAN COURNOYER

Jacob Marley/Old Joe/Grampa Fezzi Earlier this season, Réjean appeared as Dan in Next to Normal. Other Citadel credits include Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sterling Nomination), Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Beauty and the Beast (a co-production with Theatre Calgary). Réjean was also a participant in the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Selected theatre credits include L’Homme de la Mancha for L’Unithéatre; Les Misérables for the Arts Club (Jessie Nomination); Tuesdays with Morrie (5X City – Canadian/US Tour); Oliver! for Theatre Aquarius/Neptune Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors and Pélagie (Dora Award Nomination) for CanStage; Nativity: A Coyote’s Christmas for National Arts Centre; A Few Good Men for Neptune Theatre and Into the Woods, Three Sisters and Macbeth for Atlantic Theatre Festival. His selected film and television credits include The Event (ACTRA Award); Rideau Hall; October 1970; Liocracy; I Think I DO; Still Here; Marriage Wars and Baby.

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JEREMY CRITTENDEN

Young Scrooge/Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come In his second season in A Christmas Carol, Jeremy is thrilled to be back as part of Edmonton’s holiday tradition. Also for the Citadel, he’s played Laurie in Little Women and Planchet in The Three Musketeers. Jeremy was also a participant in the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Favourite credits include Matthew in Altar Boyz for Arts Club/Tour; Mozart in Amadeus for Chemainus; Coneybear in 25th Annual… Spelling Bee for Arts Club/Belfry; Dickon in The Secret Garden for Gateway and Altar Boy in the film Stan Helsing. This spring, Jeremy plays Gilbert Blythe in the classic Canadian musical, Anne of Green Gables at Theatre Calgary. Thanks to Bruce and the Talent House crew and JM. Twitter: @jcritty Online: jeremycrittenden.com

SETH DEMBOWSKI

Tiny Tim

Seth is a 10 yr old grade 5 student of Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. As an art student he enjoys drawing, singing, acting and is working on furthering his guitar skills. Seth has also enjoyed the Foote Theatre School for the past 3 years. Seth was overjoyed to be cast last year as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, and is honoured to be given the chance once again this Christmas season. Seth was also given the opportunity to participate in The Sound of Music this past spring. Off-stage you can find Seth on the downhill ski slopes or on the baseball diamond. He is also a war history buff and an avid watcher of Nascar and Formula 1 car racing. When Seth grows up it is his dream to divide his time between the stage and the car raceway. Seth would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

NICOLA ELBRO

Fanny/Nora/Dance Captain Nicola was last seen at the Citadel as Madison in True Love Lies (Sterling nomination). She graduated with her BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta, where she appeared in The Gertrude Stein Project, Nicholas Nickleby, Savage in Limbo and Romeo and Juliet. Other select credits include Little Elephants for Shadow Theatre (Sterling Award); Mary’s Wedding for Gateway Theatre (Jessie nomination); Bashir Lazhar for Wishbone Theatre; Doubt for Studio Theatre and Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth for Freewill Shakespeare Festival. Love to her family and Mike xo. Happy Holidays! 46 A CHRISTMAS CAROL


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VINCENT FORCIER

Mr. Denham

Vincent is making his mark on the Canadian theatre scene using his unique movement skill set. He has been involved as a choreographer on many shows including Big Shot, Blue, Death: LIVE! (Sterling nomination) and Nobody’s Story (Sterling nomination). He also has toured in collaboration with Brian Webb Dance (Edmonton); Dancer’s Studio West (Calgary); New Dance Horizons (Regina) and Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. On top of choreography and dance he is also a successful director and actor. His unique blend of theatre and dance is what sets him apart from others. Acting credits include The Tall Building for Azimuth Theatre; Nightlight for Quest Theatre; Dog (winner of 2 Sterling Awards); Eleanor, Twisted Thing and Grumplestock’s for Surreal SoReal Theatre; The Ambassador’s Wives, The Scent of Compulsion and The Hoof and Mouth Advantage for Teatro La Quindicina and Le Portrait Gooble for Theatre La Seixieme (Jessie Award for Best Actor in a TYA). Vincent received his BFA Acting from the University of Alberta and is the Co-Founder of Surreal SoReal Theatre with Artistic Director Jon Lachlan Stewart, with which he is an Associate Artist.

ANNETTE LOISELLE Mrs. Denham/Tilly

Annette is thrilled to be back reprising her roles in this fabulous Christmas tradition at the Citadel. Her Citadel credits include Julius Caesar and A Christmas Carol. She also directed Shelter, Unity 1918 and Vinegar Tom with the Teen Acting Company for the Citadel’s Teens at the Turn Festival. Annette was most recently seen in The Passion of Mary at the Roxy, a play she wrote and co-produced with the Passion Project. Annette is an Artistic Associate with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, for whom favourite roles include Beatrice (Sterling Nomination) in Much Ado About Nothing, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Hermione in A Winter’s Tale, Rosalind in As You Like It, Elizabeth in Richard III, and Emelia in Othello. Other favourite performances for Annette include Rabbit Hole for ATP, Calgary; The Last Train for Shadow Theatre; My One and Only for Workshop West Theatre and Bloody Poetry (Sterling Nomination) for Northern Light Theatre. Peace to all and much love especially to Terry, Lili, Josie, Dez and Riles.

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PATRICK LUNDEEN

Caleb/George

Last season as part of the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, Patrick played Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After attending Victoria School of the Performing and Visual Arts, he graduated from the National Theatre School in 2009. Other recent theatre credits include Juliet an adaptation written and directed by Jessica Carmichael at the University of Alberta; Love and Dreaming with SeaCoast Studio in Vancouver and Fringe productions of Ruminations of Gayle with The Other Theatre, Electra with Human Loser Theatre and Shoot Get Treasure Repeat with Theatre YES. Patrick is co-founder of the Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS), having served as Artistic Director of CGAS as well as Avenue Theatre for close to two years before deciding to return to the stage. Patrick was selected by Edmontonian Magazine as one of Edmonton’s ‘Sizzling Twenty Under Thirty’ in recognition of his work in the emerging arts community. Patrick would like to thank Lianna, his parents, family, friends, and his many theatre mentors that have guided him along the way.

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JAMES MacDONALD

Old Scrooge

As an actor, James’ last appearance at the Citadel was as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Other Citadel acting credits include Marley in A Christmas Carol, The Three Musketeers, Little Women: the Broadway Musical, Blackbird, Pride and Prejudice, Measure for Measure, Amadeus, Einstein’s Gift (Sterling Award), Wit, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Importance of Being Earnest and Of Mice and Men (Sterling Award). Elsewhere, his credits include the title roles in Macbeth and Henry V for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. James’ Citadel directing credits include A Few Good Men, God of Carnage, Billy Bishop Goes to War, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead, Fire, Shining City, Vimy (Sterling Award), Equus, I am My Own Wife and Stones in his Pockets. Elsewhere James’ directing credits include Julius Caesar for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; The Old Ladies for the Shaw Festival; Much Ado About Nothing, Fire (Dora Award), and As You Like It for Canadian Stage; and seven productions for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, where he was the founding artistic director. James is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program. He is an Artistic Associate at the Citadel, and the Program Director of the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. He would like to dedicate his work in this production to his parents Mary Jane and Neil, who are his greatest inspiration.

NANCY McALEAR

Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Blum/Mrs. Fezziwig Nancy was last seen at the Citadel Theatre many years ago in Ghosts, Da, Taming of the Shrew and Hello Dolly!. After calling Toronto home for fifteen years, she has happily returned to Edmonton to study directing at the University of Alberta in the MFA program. Other theatre credits include Frankenstein with Catalyst Theatre for which she received a Sterling Award; Misery at Theatre Network for which she received a Sterling nomination; A Guide to Mourning at the Sudbury Theatre Centre and The Wizard of Oz at the Grand Theatre. Directing credits include Machinal and Adult Entertainment at the University and Parlour Song at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Festival. Film and television credits include A Map of the World; The Famous Jett Jackson; Deep in my Heart; Stuart McLean’s Xmas Pageant; Sealed with a Kiss and Urban Legend.

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ERIC MORIN

Fred

Last season as part of the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, Eric played Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other Citadel credits include The Three Musketeers, Little Women: the Musical and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other theatre credits include Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Canadian Stage; The Wizard of Oz for The Elgin Theatre/Ross Petty Productions; Gabe in Next to Normal for The Arts Club (Ovation Award Nomination); Luke in the 2010 Dora-nominated production of The Altar Boyz; Guys and Dolls for Port Hope; and Riff and Baby John in West Side Story for The Grand Theatre/Palace Theatre. He has also appeared in productions at Smile Theatre, Drayton Entertainment, Ecce Homo Theatre and Silvermist productions. Eric is a graduate of the distinguished Ryerson Theatre School Program and attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as an exchange student where he had the opportunity to take part in a Master Singing Class with Stephen Sondheim. This spring, Eric will be starring in Acting Up Stage’s production of Falsetto’s. Many thanks to his family, friends and the whole team at the Citadel for their undying love, support and passion. www.ericmorin.ca

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GLENN NELSON

Old Scrooge Alternate

Glenn’s Citadel credits include Death of a Salesman, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Equus and The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate. Some past favourites here have included Amadeus, King Lear, 1984 and To Kill A Mockingbird. Other theatre credits in Edmonton include Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night and Comedy of Errors for Freewill Players; Henry IV Part 1, The Odd Couple, Uncle Vanya, Fly Fishers Companion, Sexy Laundry, Harvest and most recently Little Elephants for Shadow Theatre; My One and Only for Workshop West; Metastasis for Northern Light Theatre and Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Rumors, Gypsy, and The Reluctant Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes for the Mayfield Theatre.

ROMAN PFOB

Mr. Toll/Reverend Fish

Last season, Roman appeared in The Sound of Music and A Christmas Carol. His Citadel credits include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Hamlet, Measure For Measure, A Christmas Carol, Homeward Bound, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Robin Hood, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Sound of Music (2004), The Beggar’s Opera, Richard III and Oedipus. Credits for other theatres include Young Art, Stone Angel and Your Wildest Dreams for Theatre Network; Victor/Victoria and The Buddy Holly Story for Stage West Calgary and Race for Theatre Yes. Roman has also been involved in various musical productions for the Mayfield, including The British Invasion, Nashville Outlaws (as Johnny Cash), Forever Plaid and Darkstar: The Life and Times of Roy Orbison (as Roy Orbison).

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KATE RYAN

Mrs. Cratchit/Fezzi Guest

Kate is thrilled to be back for her twelfth year of A Christmas Carol. Other Citadel credits include True Love Lies, Peter Pan, Metamorphoses, Measure For Measure, Who Has Seen the Wind, Twelfth Night and Hello, Dolly! Other credits include Communion for Theatre Network; Boeing Boeing, Dial M for Murder and Oklahoma! for The Mayfield Theatre and Angels on Horseback, The Ambassador’s Wives and The Equisite Hour for Teatro La Quindicina. She directed Firoello and Bells Are Ringing for Edmonton’s Fringe Festival. She has received 3 Sterling Awards for stage and an Ampia for film. Kate is also an instructor at Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts program, the Foote Theatre School and Robbin’s Acadamy Young Company. She is co-creator of Plain Jane Theatre Company and develops puppet shows with Kaybridge Puppets (www.Kaybridge.ca). She sends a big hug to her daughter, Emma, and wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

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MARALYN RYAN

Mrs. Dilber

Even though this is Maralyn’s twelfth year with A Christmas Carol, she’s exhilarated to be wearing Mrs. Dilber’s shoes again. With an exceptional script by Tom Wood and a talented company of staff, designers, cast and crew, this production is holiday heaven. Previously at the Citadel, Maralyn has appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Aberhart Summer, Tête á Tête and Lend Me A Tenor. Selected acting credits include Vivian Bearing in Wit for the Globe Theatre; A Guide to Mourning for Alberta Theatre Projects; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for Theatre Calgary; Homeward Bound for the Grand Theatre/National Arts Centre; Master Class for Sudbury Theatre Centre; Joy and Shop at Sly Corner for the Shaw Festival; Crackpot for Prairie Theatre Exchange/ Belfry Theatre; Thirteen Hands for Canadian Stage/National Arts Centre; Hamlet for the Freewill Players; Choke for Theatre Network; Private Lives for NLT; Seed Savers for Workshop West and Rabbit Hole for Persephone Theatre. Recently, she directed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for the Mayfield Theatre and wrote and directed a touring Centennial production for Atco Energy. Ms. Ryan has earned three Sterling Awards for Outstanding Performance and ten nominations. Her next appearance is Sheer Madness for the Mayfield Theatre. Maralyn would like to dedicate this performance to those who strive to eradicate poverty, intolerance and injustice. Lots of love to Emma and a Happy Holiday to you!

ASHLEY WRIGHT

Mr. Rank/Mr. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present Ashley is delighted to return to A Christmas Carol. Other Citadel credits include The Three Musketeers, August: Osage County (Sterling Nomination, Supporting Actor), Julius Caesar, Noises Off, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Mice and Men (co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre – Sterling Award for Outstanding Lead Actor), Othello and The Taming of the Shrew (co-productions with the National Arts Centre) and She Stoops to Conquer. Recent credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor and King John for Bard on the Beach; Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure for Theatre Aquarius; Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter for Canadian Stage; True Love Lies for Factory Theatre; The Black Rider for Tarragon/November Theatre; November and Speed The Plow for Winnipeg Jewish Theatre; The Fall, Slavs and The Red Priest for Tarragon Theatre; Blackbird for Theatre Du Pif, Hong Kong; Of Mice and Men for Theatre Calgary/Canadian Stage (Dora nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor); The Trials of Ezra Pound for Stratford Festival and The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear for The River City Shakespeare Festival. Recent film and television include Copper; Mayday; Murdoch Mysteries; Flash of Genius; Poker Night; ULTRA; Intern Academy; Solitaire; Degrassi; Princess and MISSING. Upcoming for Ashley is Other People’s Money for Manitoba Theatre Centre. 54 A CHRISTMAS CAROL


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Granny Fezziwig/Vegetable Vendor Peg is again delighted to be working in A Christmas Carol. In the past she has been the child supervisor for several Citadel shows and appeared this year in Death Comes to Aunty Norma for the Stage Struck Festival. She loves working with the incredibly talented cast and crew of A Christmas Carol and is very happy to be a part of the Citadel family. This is the highlight of her year. “Love and joy come to you…”

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BOB BAKER

Director

Since returning to his hometown of Edmonton fourteen years ago, Bob Baker has rejuvenated and expanded the Citadel Theatre as Artistic Director. Programming season after season of worldclass theatrical productions each year, Mr. Baker has ushered in an era of growth at the Citadel. Three years ago Mr. Baker was instrumental in incorporating four of the Citadel’s existing creative development programs under one umbrella: The Robbins Academy. The Robbins Academy consists of the Eldon and Anne Foote Theatre School, the Citadel Young Companies, The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program and ongoing Play Development activities, creating Canada’s newest and most comprehensive program for creative development in professional theatre. Mr. Baker was recently honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for exceptional service, excellence and community involvement, a University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award, is a member of Edmonton’s Cultural Hall of Fame and a recipient of a PACE award from Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes. A Christmas Carol is the 46th play that Mr. Baker has directed at the Citadel. He was the Artistic Director during the successful turn-around of both the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonton (1982-87) and the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto (1990-98). Later this season, Mr. Baker will direct Private Lives and Monty Python’s Spamalot.

GEOFFREY BRUMLIK

Director

Geoffrey is pleased to be working on A Christmas Carol for a thirteenth season. He is former Artistic Director of the River City Shakespeare Festival, spent three seasons as Associate Director at the Citadel, two as Artist-in-Residence and is currently an Artistic Associate and part of the Robbins Academy. His directing credits include the American premiere of Vern Thiessen’s Back to Berlin at The Drilling Company Theatre in New York, along with the Canadian Premiere of Lenin’s Embalmers as part of a co-production between Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and Toronto’s Harold Green Jewish Theatre. Other directing credits include the World Premiere of Shakespeare’s Will at the Citadel Theatre; a production of The Man in the Stalls at the Shaw Festival, along with numerous play development projects. His directing credits for the River City Shakespeare Festival include productions of The Tempest, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors.

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LESLIE FRANKISH Set & Costume Designer

Last season, Leslie designed set & costumes for The Sound Music. Selected Citadel credits include set and costume design for Pride and Prejudice, Beauty and the Beast (Sterling Award), Oliver!, The Constant Wife, Peter Pan, Blithe Spirit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Measure For Measure and Present Laughter. Ms. Frankish began her career at the Citadel in the 1980’s as a resident designer for the Citadel Youth Theatre. Other resident designer positions include The Phoenix Theatre, 1984 – 1987 and The Shaw Festival, 1988 – 1999 where her designs included Pygmalion, Misalliance and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. As well, Ms. Frankish has designed for major theatres across Canada including set and costume design for Angels in America I & II, Singer and Into the Woods for Canadian Stage Company; Hard Times, Lilies and Claptrap for the National Arts Centre; La Bête for Theatre Calgary; A Little Night Music and The Caretaker for the Vancouver Playhouse; The Homecoming for the Stratford Festival and most recently Heartbreak House and A Man & Some Women for the Shaw Festival. Leslie was also the senior production designer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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ROBERT THOMSON Lighting Designer

Robert Thomson is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most prolific and versatile lighting designers for theatre, opera and dance. His many designs for the Citadel include August: Osage County, Wizard of Oz, Macbeth, Oliver! and Peter Pan. Over twelve consecutive seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, his 28 productions include collaborations with Jonathan Miller, Jennifer Tarver, Peter Hinton, Christopher Newton, Des McAnuff and Antoni Cimolino. Next season he is designing The Merchant of Venice. He served as Resident Lighting Designer for 12 seasons at The National Ballet of Canada, designing over 25 productions, and through 24 seasons at the Shaw Festival (ten as Head of Lighting Design) he is credited on more than 55 productions. He has worked with a diverse range of Canadian companies, including the: National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, MTC, Globe Theatre, Theatre Aquarius and Montreal’s Segal Theatre and Centaur Theatre. Internationally, his designs have been featured at Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, ABT and Stuttgart Ballet. Mr. Thomson’s award-winning design for Robert Lepage’s Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung has been seen across Canada and around the world. His acclaimed designs have garnered a Sterling Award, four Dora Mavor Moore Awards and was recently presented the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre for 2012.

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Linda is excited to return to the Citadel for the thirteenth season of A Christmas Carol. Previous Citadel credits include Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Some of her choreographic credits include The Edmonton Opera, Opera Nuova, Studio Theatre, Theatre Network, Workshop West Theatre, L’UniThéâtre and other theatres in western Canada. Linda is engaged in rehearsal direction and mentoring productions for dance companies that include Windrow Production with Amber Borotsik and Jesse Gervais, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Gerry Morita and Mile Zero Dance Company, Kathy Ochoa and Tania Alvarado. Ms. Rubin is a Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, where she taught dance and stage movement in the BFA in Acting professional actors’ training program. Linda is currently engaged in the dance and movement training for The Robbins Academy Young Companies.

DOUG MERTZ

Dialect Coach

Doug Mertz is back for his fourth Christmas Carol as dialect coach. He recently served as dialect coach for the Citadel’s production of A Few Good Men, in which he also appeared as Captain Markinson. Doug has served as speech/dialect coach for numerous shows at the University of Alberta, where he also teaches part-time in the BFA Drama program. Other acting credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and August: Osage County here at the Citadel and the upcoming Evie’s Waltz for Shadow Theatre. Doug is also the Director of the Foote Theatre School and Citadel Young Companies.

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Congratulations We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the following members of the Citadel family as they are recognized here in Edmonton and across the globe for their contributions to our theatre and community. BOB BAKER Artistic Director, Citadel Theatre Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal MARIANNE BOUTHILLIER Associate Executive Director Citadel Theatre 20 Years of Service Award TRINA DAVIES Playwright Governor General’s Award for Drama nominee JOYCE LABRIOLA Director of Marketing & Development, Citadel Theatre Avenue Magazine’s 40 under 40 ARLISS MILLER Board of Governors, Citadel Theatre Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal MIEKO OUCHI Playwright, Banff Centre Playwright in Residence ERIC ROSE Director Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award AMY SHOSTAK Artistic Director, Rapid Fire Theatre Avenue Magazine’s 40 under 40 JANN SMITH Marketing Administrator Citadel Theatre 20 Years of Service Award ROBERT THOMSON Lighting Designer Siminovitch Prize DR. ROBERT WESTBURY Board of Governors Alberta Order of Excellence RALPH YOUNG Board of Directors and Governors Newly appointed Chancellor at the University of Alberta


DON HORSBURGH

Music Director

As Robbins Academy faculty, Don has been enjoying connection with both Citadel Theatre Young Companies and the Citadel Theatre/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program participants. Recently, Don has been the music director for Next to Normal, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, the Musical and Hunchback, and provided original music for August: Osage County. Additionally, he has provided original music for Pride and Prejudice, Blithe Spirit, and The Constant Wife. Previous seasons, he has been the music director for Beauty and the Beast (co-production with Theatre Calgary); Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story (co-production with Theatre Calgary); Oliver!, Guys and Dolls (co-production with MTC); Cabaret, Into the Woods, Aspects of Love and Duddy. Recently Don has visited Winnipeg to music direct Hairspray, White Christmas and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. For the Stratford Festival he has provided original music for 19 productions and music directed Threepenny Opera. He is the recipient of five Dora Awards for his contributions to Rigoletto; A Little Night Music; Fire and Lilies and Sterling Haynes Awards for outstanding music direction for Cabaret and The Rocky Horror Show. Later this season, Don will be creating and music directing music for The Penelopiad and music director for Monty Python’s Spamalot.

MICHELLE CHAN

Stage Manager

Earlier this season, Michelle was stage manager for A Few Good Men (Citadel/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre co-production). Other Citadel stage manager credits are The Sound of Music, God of Carnage,The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women: the Musical, August: Osage County, A Christmas Carol, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Blackbird, The Wizard of Oz, The Forbidden Phoenix, Vimy, Wingfield’s Inferno, The Pillowman, Bird Brain, Fully Committed, Vanya, Shakespeare’s Will, Wingfield on Ice, Stones In His Pockets, Homeward Bound and The Sword in the Stone. Assistant stage manager credits at the Citadel include Oliver!, Peter Pan, Blithe Spirit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Sound of Music, Grease, Servant of Two Masters, Hamlet, Cabaret and Art. Other favourite stage manager credits include Mothership Down with Paper Tiger Productions; Afterplay for Blarney Productions; Evelyn Strange, Cocktails at Pam’s and Fever Land for Teatro la Quindicina and The 7th Circle and A Hero for All for Fringe Theatre Adventures. Big thanks to Wayne, Candice and Molly. A Merry Christmas to All! 62 A CHRISTMAS CAROL


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CANDICE CHARNEY Assistant Stage Manager

Candice is excited to be back for her sixth year of A Christmas Carol. Previous Citadel shows include assistant stage managing The Sound of Music, Rick: The Rick Hansen Story, The Jungle Book, Half Life and The Pillowman, and being apprentice stage manager on Peter Pan, I Am My Own Wife, Blithe Spirit and Frozen. Most recent shows include working as an assistant stage manager with the Free Will Shakespeare Festival on The Tempest and Julius Caesar; stage managing The Minor Keys for the Fringe Festival and Where The Blood Mixes with the Western Canada Theatre, Theatre Network and Aquarius Theatre.

WAYNE PAQUETTE Assistant Stage Manager

Previously at the Citadel Theatre, Wayne worked on Next to Normal, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol, Death of A Salesman and The Three Musketeers. For the Citadel, Wayne has directed Blackbird, co-directed The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, and assistant directed The Wizard of Oz, Doubt, a parable and The Glass Menagerie. Wayne is also the co-artistic director of Blarney Productions, an artistic associate with Shadow Theatre, and is an associate member of the Robbins Academy for the Citadel Theatre. Some of his favourite credits include assistant directing Shining City and The Forbidden Phoenix for The Citadel; directing Three Viewings, Glorious!, The Dazzle, and The Country for Shadow Theatre; Marty Chan’s Mothership Down and God’s Eye for Paper Tiger Productions and Afterplay, The Christian Brothers, Madagascar, The Good Thief, A Body of Water, Orange Flower Water, Skirmishes, and The Year of Magical Thinking for Blarney Productions. Coming up, Wayne will be directing three plays: Murielle, a new play by Ellen Chorley for Blarney Productions and Promise Productions; Linda Griffith’s Age of Arousal for Blarney Productions and The Maggie Tree; and Brian Friel’s Molly Sweeney for Blarney Productions. Much love to Kayla.

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Molly is a graduate of the BFA stage management program at the University of Alberta. Recent credits include stage managing A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Theatre Prospero; Alcina and Rusalka for Opera Nuova; The Gertrude Stein Project for Studio Theatre; assistant stage managing Unidentifed Human Remains and The Good Woman of Setzuan for Studio Theatre; stage managing Prairie Stars for Alberta Transportation and Echoes for Floating Stones Theatre. She is also a member of The UnNaturals, who have performed magic at The Edmonton Fringe Festival, The Edmonton Street Performers Festival, and The Orlando Fringe Festival.

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Artistic Director •

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES ADMINISTRATION James MacDonald

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Director, Play Development

Marianne Bouthillier

Associate Executive Director

Peni Christopher

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PENNY RITCO

Kristen Hiemstra

Bevin Dooley

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Assistant Box Office Manager Assistant Box Office Manager

Guest Services Supervisors Doug Mertz Laurie McInnes Larissa Crocetti Director, FTS & Business & Legal Affairs Amanda Gregoire Young Companies Mark Harding AUDIENCE Don Horsburgh Theresa Hovdestad Resident Music Director DEVELOPMENT Tara-Lee LaRose Hannah Whittaker Alyssa McGowan Geoffrey Brumlik Director Academy Associate Terry Schmolcke Neil Le Grandeur Mark Stubbings Wayne Paquette Manager, Marlee Yule Academy Associate Audience Relations Diana Stevenson Guest Services Manager, Representatives FACILITY Foote Theatre School Mike Anhorn Louis Barron Joyce Dominguez Director Young Company Carol Dreger Instructors Maintenance Jessica Glover Shannon Boyle Doug de Vries Marg Gronnestad Stephen Delano Manager Christina Harbak Heather Inglis Roger Millen Gabby Lent Jackie Pooke Assistant Maintenance Jacob Liska Linda Rubin Manager Stuart McDougall Kate Ryan Bee Clean Services Brittany Molner FTS Instructors Abbie Murison Security Christine Bandelow Carly Neis Alberta Crowd Shannon Boyle Joyanne Rudiak Management Ashley Butler Celyne Runzer Building Porter Gregory Caswell Valerie Smart Crystal Hanson William Cardle Shirley Tran Sally Hunt Tara Gale Al Webb Binaifer Kapadia FINANCE Meghan Koshman MARKETING, Sales & Sherry Card, CMA Annette Loiselle Fund DEVELOPMENT Director Patrick Lundeen Joyce LaBriola Daniel Jee Barbara Mah Director Accounts Payable/ Michele Miller Jann Smith Receivable Anna Paquin Administrator Cheryl Sinclair Marcie Pringle Jason Magee Payroll Accountant Kate Ryan Manager, Matt Schuurman Media Relations GUEST SERVICES Liana Shannon Kimberlee Stadelmann Angelica Menck Jennifer Spencer Manager, Director/ Eileen Sproule Corporate Relations Box Office Manager FTS Teaching Kirstin Piehl Neil Le Grandeur Assistants Marketing Coordinator House Manager/ Sophie Gareau-Brennan Volunteer Coordinator Sydney Stuart Josh Languedoc Manager, Debbie Theuss Andrew Ritchie Fund Development Rentals Manager Megan Wenger Shar Powell School Booking Coordinator

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Cheryl L. Hoover

Angie Sotiropoulos

Bill Heron

Perry Harris

Michelle Chan

Marc Anderson

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Citadel playbill A Christmas Carol  

The playbill for the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton for A Christmas Carol. Handed out at each performance.