December 2-23, 2018
CHRISTMAS CAROL JUNIOR 2018
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
Join us for story time at the North Pole as Mrs. Claus and her elves bring the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to life in this original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Meet all of your favorite characters as we journey through time discovering the true meaning of Christmas. Afraid of ghosts? No problem. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future are all portrayed by the zaniest elves in Santa's workshop - and who could possibly be afraid of a silly little elf? Kick off the holiday season right with the SSR family and celebrate this timeless seasonal classic right here in Redmond.
Madonna Kilpatrick (Mrs Cratchit/Quartet) is a comedian and improviser who is thrilled to be making her Main Stage debut at SSR! Her previous performances include Goodnight, Moon in SSR's TYA series, as well as co-writing and producing the acclaimed comedy series Alyssa Explains It All at 12th Ave Arts. Madonna is also delighted to serve as a Docent and Gallery Illuminator at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle.
John Clark (Ebenezer Scrooge) considers it an honor to play this role every year here at SecondStory Rep and help bring this timeless story to life! Other roles here at SSR include Antonio in Much Ado about Nothing, Orgon in Tartuffe, Orsini Rosenberg in Amadeus, and Walter in Keely and Du. He has appeared at The Seattle Rep, Village Theatre, Empty Space, Pioneer Sq. and many others. With Sound Theatre Co. he appeared in 5 by Beckett in numerous roles and played Charlie "The Duck" Clench in the Seattle premier of One Man, Two Guvnor's. Recently he has played Ray in Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz and Dr. Stockman in Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Other favorite roles include Lord Edgar/Jane in The Mystery of Irma Vep at Key City Public Theatre, Ellard in the Foreigner, Mozart in Amadeus, The Old Man in Fool for Love , and Clov in Beckett's Endgame. Here's hoping that your holidays will be filled with love and laughter!
Sean Mitchell (Marley/Christmas Present) has been associated with SSR in over a dozen shows over more than a dozen years. This is his third outing with A Christmas Carol. In the premiere production of this show, Sean played Bob Cratchit. Two years later he returned as director and now he revisits a role he performed at ACT almost 15 years ago. He feels that he is perhaps a little more age-appropriate now. Sean thanks Jen for a happy and professional environment and Mark for teaching him more about the theater than anyone else he has met. Thanks also to Elizabeth, Gus and Grant for their patience and support, and to Grace for her good wishes from afar.
Britt Boyd (Quartet/Chrismas Past) Performing in A Christmas Carol has become one of Britt's favorite holiday traditions over the last five years! SSR audiences will remember her most recently as Mrs. Lynde in Anne of Green Gables and Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Other favorite local credits include The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Seattle Musical Theatre), Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Seattle Public Theatre) and Martha in The Secret Garden (Kitsap Forest Theater). She has also performed locally with Village Theatre, ACT and Theater Schmeater. Cheers!
Seth Clemons (Fezziwig/Solicitor/Old Joe/Quartet) is beyond delighted to make his debut on the SecondStory Repertory stage. Seth has recently been seen in productions of Annie (Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gribsby), and Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie). Off the stage, Seth is an avid collector of rare comic books, a storyteller leading courageous adventurers through daring exploits within the realms of Dungeons & Dragons, and a regular guest speaker at Adventure Church in Duvall. A Christmas Carol is one of Seth’s all-time favorite allegories, as he once conducted a five-part speaking series further exploring the beautiful transformation of Scrooge detailed within Charles Dicken’s classic tale.
Elizabeth Shipman (Mrs Fezziwig/Jane) has had a fun year in theater. She has appeared at the Driftwood Players, the Phoenix Theater, and is now back for her second turn as Mrs. Fezziewig at SecondStory Repertory. She would like to thank first her supportive family, and the talented cast, crew and company for their time, talent and patience. May you truly enjoy your holidays this year.