Playbill for REFLECTIONS ON A CHRISTMAS TREE

REFLECTIONS ON A CHRISTMAS TREE

Season: 58 (2003 - 2004)

Run Date(s): Dec. 12, 2003 - Dec. 21, 2003

Description: written by Rick Helweg Inspired by a short Christmas sketch written by Charles Dickens, Reflections on a Christmas Tree features the stories of Dickens, A.A. Milne and L. Frank Baum, among others, as well as favorite holiday songs, told and sung around the Christmas tree. Itís an event for the entire family that celebrates holiday storytelling, time together and good cheer. A cast of 58 will tell tales of Christmas and sing songs of the season. An author under pressure from his editor struggles to meet his deadline for drafting a holiday story, setting the themes of generosity and forgiveness that prevail at holiday time. A poor family offers to share what little it has with a young stranger who comes to the house on a cold winter night, never expecting who that child might be. The tables turn a bit with the not-so-sweet lesson of ìThe Nutcracker Dwarf.î Other stories reveal the origins of ìa bakerís dozen,î Christmas tree tinsel, and Santaís first Christmas tree. Four choirs offer favorite tunes ranging from ìIt Came Upon a Midnight Clear,î ìOh Christmas Tree,î ìIím Gettingí Nuttiní For Christmas,î to ìWhite Christmas,î and ìThe Christmas Song.î Bring your whole family to our house this holiday season. SHOW TIMES Friday, December 12, 7:00 PM Saturday, December 13, 1:00 & 4:00 PM Sunday, December 14, 1:00 & 4:00 PM Thursday, December 18, 7:00 PM Friday, December 19, 7:00 PM Saturday, December 20, 1:00 & 4:00 PM Sunday, December 21, 1:00 & 4:00 PM

Cast

Author/ Adult Choir

Scott Hegenbart

Editor/Adult Choir

Brent Welch

Valentin/Adult Junior Choir

Aaron Stephenson

Marie

Alli Derr

Grandmother

Mary Rodaway

Child C/Narrator 3/Adult Junior Choir

Scout Richters

Child F/Baker

Trevin Nelson

Child G/Narrator 5/Kids' Choir

Emma Louise Waechter

Child H/Kids' Choir

Ashley Goosic

Child I/Narrator 6

Amber Stevens

Child J/Kids' Choir/Storyteller

Danielle Parde

Storyteller B/Adult Junior Choir

Andy Dillehay

Santa/Adult Choir

David Claus

Father/Storyteller A

Eric Ojeda

Child D/Narrator 4/Youth Choir

Michael Maly

Child E/Woman

Rachel Kocarnik

Adult Choir

Joe Gourlay

Adult Choir

Maureen Ames

Adult Choir

Brandy McMichael

Adult Junior Choir

Breanne Lewis

Adult Junior Choir

Reba Nitzel

Youth Choir

Jane Willborn

Kids' Choir

Rebecca Burson

Kids' Choir

Mary Jo Gawrick

Kids' Choir

John Mason Waechter

Kids' Choir

Kathryn Piper

Kids' Choir

Shelby Krause

Kids' Choir

Amy Lorenz

Kids' Choir

Aubrey Thompson

Adult Choir

Mandy Rife

Adult Choir

Liz Uzdill

Youth Choir

Grant Langdon

Kids' Choir

Kari Nelson

Kids' Choir

Clarissa Siegel

Kids' Choir

Melody Claus

Kids' Choir

Alec Piper

Kids' Choir

Nell Piper

Kids' Choir

Rebecca Beecham

Kids' Choir

Brianna Nun

Kids' Choir

Mary Grace Metz

Kids' Choir

Hailey Batterton

Kids' Choir

Desirae Valentine

Kids' Choir

Hannah Guenther

Adult Junior Choir

Alicia Meyer

Adult Choir

Barbara Griffith

Adult Junior Choir

Havilah Moore

Youth Choir

Katrina Mertz

Adult Choir

Rachele Brown Stoops

Adult Junior Choir

Katie Streeter

Youth Choir

Bailey West

Adult Choir

Sarah Herrera

Child B/Narrator 2

Elly Radcliffe-Hines

Child A/Narrator 1/Kids' Choir

Samantha Ware

Adult Junior Choir

Anna Christy

Crew

Stage Manager

Karen Statham

Assistant Stage Manager

Bryan Johnson

Lighting Designer

Patric Vendetti

Costume Designer

Liz Banset

Musician

Kerry Fina

Assistant Technical Director

Nick Turner

Run Crew

Chad Henderson

Run Crew

Jeri Kohn

Run Crew

Jianqin Wang

Run Crew

Sam Will

Property Master

Robie Hayek

Property Master

Jeremy Kendall

Technical Director

Patric Vendetti

Set Designer

Rick Helweg

Director

Rick Helweg

Photos

I'm Gettin' Nuttin' For Christmas
The scary conclusion to the story of "The Nutcracker Dwarf"
Grandmother reminisces
The Christmas Tree Man
The children tell the story of "The Baker's Dozen"
The writer gets advice from his editor
Angel Choir
The Story of Tinsel
Santa and the kids

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