December 8-22, 2019
CHRSTMAS CAROL JUNIOR 2019
Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Mark Chenovick
Original music and arrangements by Terence Alaric Levitt
Join us for story time at the North Pole as Mrs. Claus and the 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.
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!
Britt Boyd (Mrs Clause) Performing in A Christmas Carol has become one of Britt's favorite holiday traditions over the last six years! SSR audiences will remember her most recently as Mrs. Lynde in Anne of Green Gables, Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas and from four years of sitting in Mrs. Claus's chair (plus a turn last year as Christmas Past) in A Christmas Carol Jr. 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!
Catherine McCool (Christmas Past) is beyond excited to be back at SSR! Catherine made her SSR debut in 2009 in Rapunzel (Young Rapunzel). She was last seen at SSR in A Little Night Music (Fredrika) and Little Women (Amy). Catherine graduated in 2018 from the University of Washington with a BA in Musical Theatre and Communication. Other favorite credits include: Getting Near to Baby (Little Sister), Wizard of Oz (Munchkin), and Brooklyn Bridge (Sasha u/s) at Seattle Children’s Theatre Mainstage, Into the Woods (Little Red), and My Fair Lady (Flower Girl) at Mount Baker Theatre, and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Susan) at Attic Theatre. Catherine sends thanks to her wonderful family, friends and coworkers for their endless support and encouragement.
Max Lopuszynski (Fred/Marley/Christmas Present) SSR audiences may remember Max from last seasons Man of La Mancha, and Season 19’s The Last Starfighter. He’s also appeared in 5 young audience shows, including the current Christmas Carol Jr., and earlier this season in the record-breaking Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” Outside SSR, he’s performed with Bainbridge Performing Arts, Drama Dock, Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan, Seattle Musical Theatre, Vashon Opera, and more. Favorites/highlights: Man of La Mancha (Anselmo), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Issachar), Noises Off (Freddie), Big Fish (Karl), Spring Awakening (Georg) and [title of show] (Hunter). Special thanks to Mendez, Terry, Carly, Rhianna, and (as always) the Squolf.
Gina Wilhelm (Christmas Future) is excited to make her SecondStory Repertory debut in A Christmas Carol! This is also the first time in nearly a decade she has appeared on stage with no puppets in hand. She had taken a break from Human Acting to perform with Thistle Theatre, in which capacity she has appeared several times at Atlanta, GA's, Center for Puppetry Arts. She last appeared in "Faeriestruck" at Annex Theatre, If she ever feels lonely, she sings duets and trios with her puppets.