A Christmas Carol - the Musical 2019 –
A Christmas Carol - The Musical
Bring the whole family to enjoy this holiday classic
November 22 - December 22, 2019
Tickets: Starting at $53 (Previews $36)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Gavin Mayer
Music Direction by Emily Croome
Choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck
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Charles Dickens’ classic tale takes us on a journey to the past, present and future this holiday season! With music by Alan Menken ( Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid ) and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens ( Ragtime, Seussical ), this musical version of curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge’s life and ultimate redemption is the perfect holiday tradition for the entire family.
Genre: Broadway, Classic Holiday
Content: Family-Friendly (Some possible scary moments)
Performances: November 22 – December 22, 2019, Tues – Sat at 7:30 pm, Wed at 1:00 pm, Sat – Sun at 2:00 pm
These discussions offered after select performances cover interesting subjects about the production with members of the cast, director and/or designers.
Talk Back opportunities:
- Tuesday, December 3 after the 7:30 pm performance
- Wednesday, December 11 after the 1 pm performance
- Thursday, December 12 after the 7:30 pm performance
Happy Hour with the cast
Stay after the performance and enjoy a social happy hour with the cast! Complimentary light snacks will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Join on Friday, December 6 after the 7:30 pm performance for this Happy Hour.
Photos - courtesy Matt Gale Photography 2019
Broadway: The Graduate; Guys & Dolls ; Epic Proportions ; Anything Goes ; The Music Man . National Tour: Ragtime ; Lend Me A Tenor, Elf . Off-Broadway: The Gig (OIP Award) ; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!; The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show . Regional: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Henry Award Nomination); The Great American Mousical (premiere) ; The Rhythm Club (premiere); Little Shop of Horrors; Company; Pirates of Penzance; The Predators' Ball (premiere); The Golden Land ; Annie. Film/Television: “Freedom Writers,” “The West Wing,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Without a Trace,” “Law & Order.”
Megan Van De Hey
Ghost of Christmas Past
Megan has performed at the Arvada Center in 19 productions, including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Sister Act, Death Takes A Holiday, A Christmas Carol – The Musical, Ragtime, Chess and Nine . Regional credits include Stages Repertory Theatre. Locally, Megan has performed with: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Curious Theatre Company, The Aurora Fox Arts Center, Cherry Creek Theatre, The Avenue Theatre, and Little Theatre of the Rockies. Megan is a four-time Henry award winner and multiple Ovation, True West, and Marlowe Award recipient. Megan is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Zayaz Da Camara
Ghost of Christmas Present
This is Zayaz’s fourth production with the Arvada Center, having previously appeared in Bright Star , Sin Street Social Club , and The Diary of Anne Frank . Other credits include 9 to 5 , The Wizard of Oz , and Miss Holmes (Creede Repertory Theatre); Francis in One Man , Two Guvnors (Sheldon Vexler Theatre); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Public Theater of San Antonio); Sweeney Todd and La Cage aux Folles (Woodlawn Theatre); and Mary Poppins (Laredo Theater Guild International).
Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck
Ghost of Christmas Future, Dance Captain
Kitty has performed in 46 productions at the Arvada Center. She performed on Broadway and on the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera . Other Regional credits : Swing! , Evita and Guys and Dolls (Country Dinner Playhouse); SWING! , Carousel (Boston), ten years with the Hubbard Street Dance Company (Chicago), four years with Harbinger Dance Company (Detroit), Agnes de Mille Project, Mussawwir and Diamond Dance (NYC). Actor’s Equity member for 28 years.
Wayne has appeared at the Arvada Center as King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar , Tateh in Ragtime , Herr Schultz in Cabaret , and Thenardier in Les Miserables . Locally, he is a twenty-six year veteran of Boulder Dinner Theatre/BDT Stage, recently appearing there as Jean Shepherd, the narrator, in A Christmas Story .
Aaron will make his Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Carol. Other credits: We The People (Town Hall); In My Own Words (The Readers’ Ensemble Company); Uncle Vanya (Schapiro Studio Theater); Scapino! , Little Shop of Horrors (Flamboyan Theatre); Regional: Twelfth Night NEA Tour (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Other Desert Cities , Sweeney Todd , Five Course Love , Lend Me a Tenor , The Tempest (Human Race Theatre); Big River, Little Shop of Horrors , Tommy (Alpine Theatre Project); Xanadu , The Wild Party , First Date (DCPA Theatre Company); The Underpants (Lake Dillon Theatre Company). Training: BFA from Wright State University. AaronVega.com
Mr. Fezziwig, Charity Man 2, Ensemble, u/s Ghost of Christmas Present, Judge
Colin has performed at the Arvada Center in several shows including Elf - The Musical, A Man of No Importance, Miracle on 34 th Street, The Mousetrap and The Importance of Being Earnest . Other credits: Jekyll and Hyde (International tour); The Prince of Egypt, Cinderella, Matilda (Tuacahn Center for the Arts); A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd (Denver Center Theatre Company); Chamberlain: Peace in Our Time (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Baskerville (Fine Arts Center at Colorado College). Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Member of Actors Equity. colinalexander.org
Ensemble, u/s Young Scrooge, Charity Man, Beadle
Nolan is happy to be back at the Arvada Center for this production of A Christmas Carol – The Musical . Nolan was recently seen in Bright Star, Mamma Mia!, and Elf - The Musical on the Arvada Center main stage. Other Credits: Mamma Mia!, Charley’s Aunt (The Winnipesaukee Playhouse); Children of Eden (Mill Mountain Theatre); Godspell, Guys and Dolls (The Theater Barn); In addition, he also sailed the Caribbean and Bahamas as the Male Production Singer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Training: BFA from Belmont University. nolanbaker.net
Mr. Smythe, Ensemble, u/s Poulterer, Mr. Hawkins
Dieter recently made his Arvada Center debut as Jimmy Ray Dobbs in Bright Star. Other credits: Power Balladz (Midtown Theatre); Carmen, Figaro, Don Juan Giovanni (American Repertory Theater/Theatre de la Jeune Lune); Camelot (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, White Christmas, The Sound of Music (Ordway Center for the Performing Arts); As You Like It, The Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie Theater); A Year With Frog and Toad (Children’s Theater Company); Assassins, Company (Theater Latte Da).
Joe has performed in seven Arvada Center productions: Bright Star , Elf – The Musical , Mamma Mia!, Sunday in the Park with George , Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , A Chorus Line , and Jesus Christ Superstar . National Tour: Ragtime (Phoenix Entertainment). Other credits: Les Misérables , Peter Pan (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet , Irving Berlin’s White Christmas , Dames at Sea , Robin Hood , Motones V. Jerseys (Midtown Arts Center). He has also performed internationally with Imprint Group, The Unexpected Boys and Holland America Line. Training: BFA from Western Carolina University.
Scrooge’s Father, Ensemble, u/s Young Marley
Chase is making his Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Caro l. Other credits: 9 to 5 , A Chorus Line , Newsies , Spamalot (Inspire Theater Company/Parker Arts); Little Shop of Horrors , Pippin (Conifer Theatre Company); The Drowsy Chaperone , Fiddler on the Roof , Footloose , Cinderella , White Christmas , Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (StageDoor Theatre). Henry Award nomination—Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for Mike in A Chorus Line .
Ensemble, u/s Emily, u/s Scrooge’s Mother
Amy is making her Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Carol . Other credits: Grease (Midtown Arts Center); Shrek The Musical (Show Palace Dinner Theatre); The Secret Garden (The Stampede Troupe); She Loves Me (Performance Now Theatre Company); Charley’s Aunt, the Musical (The Zephyr Theatre); West Side Story , The Drowsy Chaperone (Assistant Choreographer) , Jesus Christ Superstar (University of Northern Colorado). Training: BA Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. amydollar.com
Girl/Want, Fan, Ensemble, u/s Martha
This is Anna’s first production at the Arvada Center. Other credits: Scrooge, the Musical (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Black-Eyed (The Pandemic Collective); Annie (BDT Stage); Peter Pan (Northglenn Youth Theatre). Television: Just Roll With I t (The Disney Channel). Training: Hollywood Actors Workshop, Benjy Dobrin Studios.
Boy Scrooge, Ensemble, u/s Boy-Ignorance, Jonathon
Austin returns to the Arvada Center after playing Michael and Boy on Santa's Lap in Elf The Musical . Other credits: Tarzan The Musical (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); The Polar Express (Colorado Railroad Museum). The Lion King , Beauty and the Beast , Into The Woods (City of Westminster Theatre). Training: 8th Grade Theatre Major at Denver School of the Arts.
Poulterer, Mr. Hawkins, Ensemble, u/s Mr. Smythe
Barret has appeared at the Arvada Center in Mamma Mia! , Jesus Christ Superstar , and Seussical . Other credits: Tarzan (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); First Date (Denver Center Theatre Company); Dead Man Walking (Central City Opera); Rock of Ages and The Producers (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Footloose (Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre), The Fantasticks (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); A Little Night Music (Cherry Creek Theatre); Spamalot (BDT Stage); Hairspray (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre); Hello Dolly! (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Forever Plaid (Town Hall Arts Center). Training: BFA from University of Colorado. BarretHarper.com
Jonathon, Boy/Ignorance, Ensemble, u/s Child Scrooge
Harrison was last seen in Elf - The Musical and made his Arvada Center debut in All My Sons. Other credits: Disaster!, Newsies (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre); Shrek the Musical (Denver School of the Arts); School of Rock (CenterStage Theatre Company); Training: Harrison is a 7th grade Theater Major at Denver School of the Arts.
Mrs. Mops, Ensemble, u/s Ghost of Christmas Future, Sally Anderson
Arvada Center credits: Bright Star , Elf - The Musical . Off-Broadway: 8 Million Protagonists and Happenstance , Fool for Love (Triskelion Arts). Regional Credits: Cabaret (Miners Alley Playhouse), A Chorus Line , The Robber Bridegroom (Town Hall Arts Center) Training: BFA from Tisch School of the Arts. stephholmbo.com
Young Scrooge, Ensemble, u/s Charity Man, Scrooge's Father
Tim was last seen at the Arvada Center in White Christmas. Other Arvada Center credits include: A Man of No Importance, Man of La Mancha, She Loves Me, and A Christmas Carol - The Musical. Regional Credits: The Producers, Lend Me a Tenor, and Spamalot (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre); Oliver!, Tarzan, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); West Side Story, Hair, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spring Awakening, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Town Hall Arts Center) . He studied Theater and Vocal Performance at Five Towns College in New York.
Scrooge’s Mother, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Cratchit
Jasmine is returning for her third production at the Arvada Center. Other Arvada Center credits: Elf-The Musical and Mamma Mia !; Other credits: Miss You Like Hell (Aurora Fox Arts Center); Crowns (Vintage Theatre); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Belhaven Opera Arts); Quest of the Designer (Belhaven Dance); Love, Ruth (Soul 2 Sole); BREAK OUT! (Amalgamate Dance Company, DAMAGEDANCE). Training: BA in Dance from Belhaven University.
Beadle, Ensemble, u/s Bob Cratchit, Fred
Carlos is new to Colorado and making his Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Carol . Other credits: I Love Lucy (National Tour); UrineTown , Advance Man (NYC); The Fantasticks, Singin’ in the Rain , A Chorus Line (San Diego Musical Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (Plummer Auditorium). His voice has been heard on the radio and his face has been seen on TV. He is a Sommelier, Bartender, Husband and Father.
Grace Smythe, Ensemble, u/s Tiny Tim
Antonina is making her Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Carol . Other credits: Pippin (Theater Company of Lafayette); A Christmas Story: The Musical (BDT Stage); Annie ( Performance Now Theatre Company); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (BDT Stage); Freaky Friday (CenterStage Theatre Company); Mary Poppins (Arts HUB); Boulder Opera Company and is a Broadway World Nominee for Best Supporting Actress as Molly in Annie (Performance Now Theatre Company) and a current 6th grade student at Denver School of the Arts.
Martha, Ensemble, u/s Grace, Fan, Want
Daisy is making her Arvada Center debut with A Christmas Carol . Other credits: Annie (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre); A Christmas Story (BDT Stage); Oliver! (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Gypsy (Longmont Theatre Company); A Little Princess (CenterStage Theatre Company). Daisy (Ninjanado Daisy) can be seen on American Ninja Warrior Junior Season 1 and the upcoming Season 2 premiering in 2020 on Universal Kids Network. Nominated for BroadwayWorld Denver award 2018. daisyobrien.com
Kieran is making his Arvada Center debut in A Christmas Caro l. Other credits: Oliver!, Scrooge (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Charlotte’s Web (Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids). Training: 2017-18 Actor’s Academy for the Performing Arts, Munchkin’s Company. Vocal training at South Boulder Vocal Studio. Dance training at The Dance Front.
Sally Anderson, Ensemble
Off Broadway: Attack of the Elvis Impersonators ( The Lion Theatre ) Regional credits: Elf – The Musical (Ensemble/Jovie understudy) at The Arvada Center, Ursula in Sweet Charity, Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain, Erma in Anything Goes , Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 , Demeter in Cats, Serena in Legally Blonde, The Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific ( The Marriott Theatre); Tommy (Paramount Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain ( The Drury Lane Oakbrook); Smokey Joe's Cafe( The New Theatre Company). Alex is represented by Donna Baldwin Talent.
Charity Man 3, Judge, Young Marley, u/s Jacob Marley
Elliot was last seen in the Arvada Center's productions of Bright Star , Elf - The Musical , Mamma Mia! , and White Christmas . International credits: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast , Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s production of The Music Man (Royal Opera House Muscat) and CATS with Royal Caribbean. Other credits: National tour of Elf - The Musical , 1776 (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre), Camelot (Glimmerglass Festival), 42nd Street (The Wick Theatre), Verdi’s Aida (Toledo Opera, Opera Carolina). Training: BFA Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.
Old Joe, Ensemble, u/s Scrooge
Jeffrey has performed at the Arvada Center in 14 productions, including: The Crucible , Evita , Bright Star , Mamma Mia! , Cabaret , Legally Blonde , Curtains , and Sunday in the Park with George . Other credits: Sweeney Todd , All the Way , Hamlet , To Kill A Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol , White Christmas , Gross Indecency (Denver Center Theatre Company). Regional Theatre credits: An Ideal Husband (Paper Mill Playhouse); My Fair Lady , H.M.S. Pinafore (Berkshire Theatre Festival); The Doyle and Debbie Show , My Way (Denver Center Attractions). Training: BFA from Miami University, MFA from National Theatre Conservatory.
Charity Man 1, Ensemble, u/s Old Joe
Benjamin has been seen at the Arvada Center in Bright Star , Elf The Musical, Mamma Mia!, I'll Be Home for Christmas , and Sister Act . Regional credits include: West Side Story (Music Theatre West); The Little Mermaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , and The Wizard of Oz (Tuacahn Center for the Arts); A Chorus Line ( Act II Entertainment); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Sundance Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun, Footloose , and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Jackson Hole Playhouse). Training: BFA in dance from the University of Utah.
Mrs. Cratchit, Ensemble, u/s Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Fezziwig
Lauren has appeared in nine Arvada Center production including Bright Star , W hite Christmas , Curtains, Miracle on 34 th Street , and 1940’s Radio Hour . Other credits: Xanadu , First Date , The Doyle and Debbie Show , and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Denver Center Theatre Company); Evita , South Pacific (Lone Tree Arts Center); Company , Jekyll and Hyde (Aurora Fox Arts Center). Lauren has appeared off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country. Training: NYU from Tisch.
Emily, Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Mops
Seles has been seen in the Arvada Center's productions of Bright Star, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, Junie B.Jones, White Christmas, Saturday Night Fever, and Memphis . Other credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Footloose (BDT Stage); Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Catch Me If You Can , Big Fish (Aurora Fox Arts Center). She received her BFA in musical theater and dance at Carthage College. selesvanhuss.com
Sharon Kay White
Sharon has performed in 20 productions at The Arvada Center, including Elf – The Musical , Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Ragtime , The Full Monty and Hollywood Arms . National Tours: Funny Girl , Guys & Dolls . Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Playhouse, Peterborough Players, Westchester Broadway Theatre. Mamma Mia! , Sister Act , Noises Off, I'll Eat You Last (Lake Dillon Theatre Company). Country Dinner Playhouse, Aurora Fox Arts Center, Cherry Creek Theatre. New York: A Doll's House, Death of a Salesman.