KATERINA ANDERSON (Hendrika) is 10 years previous and thrilled to make her ABT debut on this vacation basic! Katerina’s love for the stage started as a dance scholar on the age of 5 and shortly advanced right into a ardour for musical theater. Katerina’s previous performances embrace Peter Pan in Shrek the Musical, July in Annie, Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka, Jr., and Ludmilla in Hamlet: A Tragedy in Three Rings. Katerina thanks everybody at ABT for this superb alternative and her household for his or her love and help!
EMILY GRACE ANTON (Susan) is happy and proud to be making her Arizona Broadway debut. Emily is within the seventh grade and attends Pinnacle Peak Preparatory in Scottsdale. Native audiences have seen her in Annie (Annie), The Little Mermaid (Flounder), and Celebration of Christmas (Pleasure) at Dream Metropolis Church. When she’s not performing she enjoys spending time with household and associates. Emily dedicates her performances this season to her late grandmother, Jean Feely, who all the time supported her love of performing. Instagram: @emilygraceanton
MEREDITH ARENDS (Woman) a fifth-grade scholar at Arizona Faculty for the Arts, is comfortable to be making her ABT debut. She was final seen as an orphan in Valley Youth Theatre’s manufacturing of Annie on the Herberger. When not on the stage, Meredith enjoys dancing, writing songs, and enjoying the flute.
TONY BLOSSER (R.H. Macy) is ecstatic to be returning to the ABT stage after a quick hiatus. He lately might be discovered backpacking by way of the Himalayas or spelunking the Waitomo Glowworm Collapse New Zealand, and, after studying Astral Projection For Dummies, he was capable of do all this whereas binge watching Netflix from the consolation of house. Tony is a proud new member of the Fairness Membership Candidate Program. Thanks, pricey patron, for spending your Vacation Season with us! I often order the hen. #teamthrilled.
KATY CALLIE (Mrs. Finfer) is past thrilled to be again on the ABT stage! She was final seen in Man of La Mancha (Prisoner/ Housekeeper U/S). A local Tucsonan, she moved to Phoenix in 2008 and has been frolicking throughout Valley levels ever since. Her favourite roles embrace Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot (MET), Lulu in Cabaret (DST), Miss Casewell in The Mousetrap (DST) and Vesta Virile/Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge in Rouge (MET). Katy can also be a choreographer and holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State College. Offstage, she might be discovered daydreaming, singing karaoke, and watching Gilmore Women together with her cat. www.katycallie.com
MJJ CASHMAN (Kris Kringle) is pleased to be invited to return & repeat considered one of his favourite roles at one among his favourite venues. He’s particularly keen to assist introduce a brand new era of younger audiences to reside theatre. Because of life upon the depraved stage, MJJ has traveled to all contiguous decrease 48 states & carried out in all however three: NV & each Dakotas. In addition to Kris, ABT audiences might keep in mind him as Mr. Mushnick, Colonel Pickering, RF Simpson & Prof Porter. Since his final look right here he has acquired one knee & two full hip replacements, however, as you’re more likely to discover however too well mannered to say, has the identical two left ft.
CHAE CLEARWOOD (Miss Simms/Mrs. Beeler) is so excited to return to the ABT stage! She was most lately seen as Charlotte Cardoza in Titanic, Mrs. Brill/Chook Lady in Mary Poppins, and The Bridges of Madison County. A couple of of her different favourite credit embrace Dyanne in Million Greenback Quartet, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Rizzo in Grease, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors. Chae lately graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York Metropolis and in addition holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Montana State College, Billings. Chae want to thank the quite a few family and friends who’ve supported her goals and ambitions through the years, with out which none of this may be attainable.
JULIANNE CREED (Hendrika) is in seventh grade and likes to carry out. Final summer time was a dream when she carried out as Jane Banks in ABT’s Mary Poppins! Her previous performances embrace Younger Fiona in NCS’s manufacturing of Shrek, Jr., Younger Wilbur in Charlotte’s Net, and Gracie Shinn in The Music Man. She has carried out as Cinderella in Cinderella and as a part of the Ensemble in White Christmas for Pinnacle Artistic Arts. She loves gymnastics, household and associates, singing, and being artistic/artful! She’s grateful to be a part of the ABT household!
EVAN DOLAN (Mailman) is delighted to overlook yet one more winter to carry out in sunny Arizona in each Miracle on 34th Street and An American in Paris! A few of his favourite credit embrace the Jeff Award-winning manufacturing of Sweeney Todd (Paramount Theatre), Disney’s Mary Poppins & Humorous Woman (Arizona Broadway), Cabaret (Thingamajig Theatre Co.), West Aspect Story (Woodstock Playhouse), Good Work If You Can Get It (Broward Stage Door), and Kiss Me, Kate (Alhambra Theatre). He sends an enormous “THANK YOU” to his household for supporting him in all of his adventures and everybody at ABT for his or her continued generosity!
FRED GERLE (Decide/Mayor) Arizona Broadway Theatre’s vacation manufacturing of Miracle on 34th Street is Fred’s fourth look right here. He loved his roles in Carousel in 2016 (Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon), in 2017’s Oliver! (Mr. Browlow), and, most just lately, as Isidor Straus in Titanic, The Musical. Prior to now yr, he was additionally seen within the Phoenix space in West Aspect Story (Lt. Schrank, Scottsdale Musical Theater Firm) and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley/Previous Joe, TheaterWorks). He’s presently offering one of many character voices for the soon-to-becompleted net collection Benefactors. Particular thanks exit to Kiel, Cassandra, and Kurtis for this excellent alternative and to his lovely, supportive spouse, Kerry!
CODY GERSZEWSKI (Fred Gaily) is extremely grateful to be returning to ABT after his time enjoying Steve Baker aboard the Present Boat final winter. NYC credit: Hope for the Flowers (Developmental Readings- Jeff Whiting). Regional credit: Jane Eyre (Cleveland Musical Theatre-Revised World Premier), […] Trailer Park Musical (Sierra Repertory), Jane Eyre (11th Hour Theatre), South Pacific, Mamma Mia! (Hearth Theatre). Proud graduate of Theatre NDSU (Fargo, ND 2015) and the Open Jar Institute (New York, NY 2016). Immeasurable gratitude to Cass & Kiel Klaphake, Kurtis Overby, and Ron Pfeiffer. Like to his mother and father and to “Philly.” @cgerszewski www.codygerszewski.com
PHILLIP GIANDILETTI (Climber/ Watchman) is a current graduate of Oklahoma Metropolis College as a Dance Efficiency main and is happy to be returning to ABT! He was lately a performer in Mary Poppins at ABT as Neleus/Ensemble. Initially from New Jersey, Phillip lived in Chandler, Arizona, for four years and is so glad to be again once more for the Holidays. Different theatre credit embrace Danny Zuko in Grease (The Firehouse Theatre), Evita (Casa MaЦana Theatre), Al Deluca in A Refrain Line (Uptown Gamers), Newsies (Oscar Delancey/Ensemble/Dance Captain), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Nathan); Music Theatre Wichita, West Aspect Story (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), and 42nd St. (The Lexington Theatre Firm).
JACOB HERRERA (Bailiff) has a ardour for musical theater and could be very grateful for the chance to share his love for the humanities with audiences. Beforehand at ABT he was in Saturday Night time Fever, the Juan/Luke swing in Altar Boyz, Officer Lightoller in Titanic, and has assisted within the ABT Academy summer time camps. He lately spent the summer time at Fort Peck Summer time Theater. Regionally, Jacob has additionally been seen in his NYA award-winning and ariZoni nominated position of Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat at Desert Levels and Warner in Legally Blonde at Highlight Youth Theater. Jacob want to thank the Foremans, Andy Meyers and the Fort Peck household, the ABT household, his pals Bryce and Samantha, and all the others who’ve supported him alongside the best way. Benefit from the present and completely happy holidays!
CYRUS HILDING (Tommy) is ecstatic to return the Arizona Broadway Theatre’s stage for Miracle on 34th St. Cyrus is 11 and a sixth grader at Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Teachers. A few of his favourite current roles embrace Chi Fu (Mulan Jr.) and Mike TeaVee (Willy Wonka Jr.) at SYT, and Randy (A Christmas Story) and Workhouse Boy (Oliver) at ABT. He’s a Nerf, Star Wars, and Lego fanatic who loves enjoying the saxophone and tinkering with electronics. Cyrus want to give an unlimited, heartfelt thanks to Cassandra, Kiel, Rob, Kurtis, and everybody at ABT for this superb alternative!
JOHN KNISPEL (D.A.) is so humbled to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre for his 2nd season! After performing in Man of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol, Present Boat, and Hair final season, he knew he’d should do what he might to return again to this winter paradise! Favourite previous credit embrace Emcee in Cabaret, Elvis Presley in Million Greenback Quartet, Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Lord Farquaad in Shrek: The Musical, and Princeton in Avenue Q. A Billings, Montana, native, John graduated from the College of Montana with levels in Vocal Efficiency and Music Schooling. John want to give an enormous thanks to his household, Paul, Berta, Jessica, and Anica for being so supportive through the years.
RENÉE KATHLEEN KOHER (Miss Crookshank) is so glad to be again “home” at ABT for the vacations! She was final seen as on the ABT stage as Mary Poppins in Disney’s Mary Poppins. ABT credit embrace Christmas Previous (A Christmas Carol), Kate/Lily (Kiss Me, Kate), Doatsy Mae (Greatest Little Whorehouse), Nimue/Morgan Le Fay (Camelot), Bridges of Madison County, Hair, Tarzan, and lots of extra! Different credit embrace Missy (Marvelous Wonderettes), Dee Dee (SUDS), Sally Bowles (Cabaret), Fastrata (Pippin), Disney Cruise Line, Tokyo Disney Resort and lots of others! Big because of Mother, Dad, Ryan, Cass, Kiel, Kurtis, James, and the remainder of this superb forged and crew! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! BUNNY!! www.reneekathleenkoher.com
NICK KUHN (Alvin) is completely thrilled to be returning to Arizona Broadway Theatre! Previous ABT credit embrace Camelot (Sir Lionel), A Christmas Carol (Fred), The Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas (Aggie), Hair (Tribe member), and The Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Eric u/s), simply to call a couple of. His New York credit embrace Completely Trendy Millie (Trevor Graydon), Whoopee (Ensemble), America’s Sweetheart (Ensemble), and The Bully (Steve). Different favourite credit are The Fantasticks (Matt) and Godspell (Jeffery Monitor) at Artistree Music Theatre Pageant. Nick want to thank ABT for the chance and his superb family and friends for his or her endless help! Kabocha!
SAM LAWRENCE (Harry) is happy to be making his debut efficiency on the ABT stage as Harry Finfer. He lives in Shock, Arizona, together with his household and is at present within the fifth grade. Final spring, Sam carried out as Charlie Bucket in Theatre Works’ Child’s Alive efficiency of Willy Wonka Jr. When not pursuing piano, voice, and theatre, Sam likes to play soccer, draw cartoons, create origami, and journey. Sam want to thank his administrators and academics (former and current) and his household for his or her help and encouragement.
AARON McCASKILL (Harry) is a seventh grader and is home-schooled. He has carried out in over 29 musical theater productions. His favourite roles have been Michael Banks in Mary Poppins at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Ching Ho in Completely Trendy Millie Jr., Dennis in All Shook Up, and Kevin in Robin Hood and his Merry Males at Actors Youth Theater, and Piglet in A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Story at Valley Youth Theater. When Aaron isn’t on stage he enjoys enjoying piano, writing his personal songs, cooking, singing, and dancing. He’s excited to be again at ABT for an additional manufacturing.
DREA METZGER (Woman) is overjoyed to share ABT’s stage with Actors/Crew she admires! Drea loves singing, ballet, and baking. Favourite roles are Shprintze (Fiddler on The Roof) and Younger Fan (Christmas Carol) at ABT; Flounder (The Little Mermaid) at BPA; and Duffy (Annie) and Child June (Gypsy) at DFT. Drea thanks her household for his or her help! Particular because of Cassandra Klaphake & Kurtis Overby for his or her steerage and this superb alternative, Renée Koher for her encouragement and perception, and Jacqueline Dunford for uplifting her.
ANDY MEYERS (Shellhammer) simply appeared as Radioman Bride in Titanic and may’t think about spending the vacations anyway aside from at ABT, the place different current tasks embrace Bud in The Bridges of Madison County, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Jean Shepherd (Narrator) in Christmas Story, Enoch Snow in Carousel, and King Herod in Jesus Christ Celebrity, in addition to directing South Pacific, The King and I, Oliver, The Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Secret Backyard, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, amongst many others. He’s at present in his eighth yr as inventive director of Fort Peck Summer time Theatre, the place he had led the corporate to recording breaking seasons, and was beforehand managing director for Performing Arts at Comfortable Harbor Cultural Middle, Staten Island, NY. Different favourite efficiency credit embrace the nationwide excursions of Annie and Bus Cease. Andy is a graduate of Walnut Hill Faculty for the Arts in Boston, Wagner School in NYC and holds his Masters from College of Montana. This vacation season at ABT, he may even be directing Charlie Brown Christmas!
MELISSA MITCHELL (Doris Walker) is actually thrilled to be spending the vacations right here at ABT! Initially from San Diego, she now calls NYC house. Earlier ABT credit embrace Titanic (Kate McGowan), Bridges of Madison County (Ens, Francesca cowl), Legally Blonde (Gaelan, Elle cowl), Whorehouse (Eloise), Shrek (Humpty, Fiona/Dragon cowl), Mary Poppins (Miss Lark, Winnifred/Correy/ Andrew cowl), and Sweeney Todd at HTC. Current regional credit embrace A Christmas Carol (Ens, Dilbur/Fezziwig cowl) at North Shore Music Theatre and Sister Act (Ensemble, Michelle cowl) at The Palace Theatre. When in NYC she is a Broadway Classroom Rep for Broadway.com. She needs to thank Cass, Kiel, Kurtis, and Rob for this superb alternative, and for embracing her into the ABT household! All of the gratitude to God, and her household for his or her unwavering love and help! This one is for my Grammy! Merry Christmas! BA from LU ‘11. Jer 29:11 www.melissasmitchell.com
AVA NEWTON (Susan), 10, is excited to be back on stage at Arizona Broadway Theatre for this heartwarming holiday classic. She is in the fifth grade at Montessori Kingdom of Learning. She was most recently seen at TheaterWorks in The Little Mermaid (Flounder) and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Lucy). She is so thankful for this opportunity and wants to thank Cassandra, Kurtis, and Rob. She would also like to thank her family and friends for all their support.
JAY ROBERTS (Mr. Sawyer) is incredibly excited to be back in Arizona! Previous ABT credits: Edgar Beane in Titanic, Old Joe in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver, and Schroeder in Charlie Brown Christmas. Jay is finally applying his degree in architecture, designing a historical wing for the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow, Montana, and has been scenic designer for several shows at Fort Peck Summer Theatre. A few of his previous roles include Arthur Kipps in The Woman in Black, the Jeff Barry in Leader of the Pack, and Prince Eric in Disney’s The Little Mermaid on the Fort Peck Summer time Theatre. Jay is overjoyed to be returning to the ABT household. Thanks to Cass and Kurtis for this superb alternative.
TIM SHAWVER (Mr. Gimbel/Tammany O’Halloran) is overjoyed to spend the vacations at ABT! He’s earlier appeared at ABT in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Humorous Woman, Church Basement Women, Fortunate Stiff, and It’s a Fantastic Life: the Radio Play, in addition to directed ABT’s Theatre for Younger Viewers productions of Charlotte’s Net and Junie B. Jones: the Musical. His favourite appearing credit embrace work at Phoenix Theatre (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Childsplay (Busytown, Junie B. Jones), Actors Theatre (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Southwest Shakespeare Firm, and Stray Cat Theatre. Tim is a co-founder of A/C Theatre Firm the place he serves as Director of Inventive Operations, and he’s a 3rd era Phoenix native.
MEGGIE SIEGRIST (Woman Scout) was final seen on the ABT stage of their productions of Titanic and Hair. Different credit embrace Ursula in The Little Mermaid (Fort Peck Summer time Theater), Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins (Jenny Wiley Theater), The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha (ABT), Ellie Greenwich in Chief of the Pack (Fort Peck Summer time Theater), and Audrey in Main Women (The Nice American Melodrama). She want to give an enormous shout out to her whole ABT household for making Arizona the perfect residence away from house a woman might ask for.
CREEDENCE WEISBERG (Tommy) has beloved acting from a younger age, and he says he’s “born to be on Broadway.” Creed is thrilled to be performing and has accomplished native theater within the Lion King Jr and was Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical Jr. When he isn’t singing or directing exhibits together with his buddies, Creed enjoys the lifetime of a 9-year-old enjoying video video games and being together with his family and friends.
KARA ZIRINGER (Dutch Woman’s Mom/ Clara) is thrilled to be spending her second vacation season with ABT! She graduated from the Florida State College in Might of 2016 and has been dwelling in New York Metropolis ever since. Her earlier ABT credit embrace Mary Poppins (Ensemble/Mary Cowl), Present Boat (Ensemble/Magnolia Cowl), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble) and A Christmas Carol (Ensemble.) Different favourite credit embrace A Refrain Line (Maggie), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), and Legally Blonde (Serena.) She want to thank her household and buddies for his or her unwavering love and help. Benefit from the present!