The cast of A Christmas Carol (2018). Photo by Trudie Lee
A Christmas Carol
- By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Dennis Garnhum
Celebrating 32 years of spirited tradition! Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This year, there is all the more reason to rejoice as Stephen Hair marks his inspiring 25th season playing the man behind the hum-bug. Celebrate the festive season with Theatre Calgary!
Cast and Creative Team
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2018), Twelfth Night, The Shoplifters, Pride & Prejudice.
Elsewhere: The 39 Steps, Wait Until Dark, The Mousetrap, The Game’s Afoot, Vintage Hitchcock, and Gaslight (Vertigo); Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story (ATP); Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company); Book Club and Book Club 2 (Lunchbox); Sextet, Lungs, and The Wolves (Verb Theatre); Tomorrow’s Child (Ghost River); In The Wake (Downstage/Calgary Children’s Festival). Anna has been nominated for numerous theatrical awards and has been lucky enough to take a few home. Thank you to Craig, Olive, and Aubrey for all their love and support.
Elijah Dela Rosa
For Theatre Calgary: Actor – A Christmas Carol (2012-18). Braden has been an actor, playwright and arts educator for over a decade. Since beginning his career, teaching theatre with Quest, arts education has always been a part of his professional life. He has worked with and taught young-people of all ages, ranging from toddlers to university students. Recently, he has been an educator, for three consecutive years, as part of ArtsTrek, a theatre education program for high school age students looking for university level theatre training. As an actor and playwright he has been nominated for multiple Betty Mitchell Awards, winning in 2015 for his performance in The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst. Thanks to Rhett, Dex, Marc-Émile, Julianne, Sienna, Jaya, Robyn, Kelsey, Nicole, Fionn and all the young people who Braden has taught or worked with over the years; the thing is, they made him a better artist too.
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2011-18), Twelfth Night, The Audience, The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Overcoat.
Recent Projects Include: Premieres of Ryan Griffith’s The Boat, Fortune of Wolves (Theatre New Brunswick); Premieres of Aaron Bushkowsky’s adaptations of Farewell, My Lovely, The Big Sleep, and Lucia Frangione’s The Thin Man (Vertigo); and the premiere of The Old Trout’s Ghost Opera (Calgary Opera/The Old Trout Puppet Workshop). Graham is a New Brunswick native who makes his home in Calgary with his wonderful wife Jamie, fiesty Pomeranian Pepper, and 3 week old son Thatcher.
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2017-18). Elsewhere: Miscast, Mary Poppins (StoryBook). Julianne is a grade eight student at Nickle School. She studies voice at Serpas Vocal Arts. In 2018, Julianne represented Calgary at the Alberta Music Festival and was awarded the provincial championship in classical voice. She dances at The Dance Factory where she trains in all disciplines. Julianne is thrilled to be back on stage at Theatre Calgary. Thanks to her family and friends for always cheering her on.
Elizabeth Stepkowski Tarhan
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2003, 2013-18), The Secret Garden, Crazy for You (Citadel co-pro), Pride and Prejudice (NAC co-pro), Mom’s the Word – For Crying Out Loud, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Citadel co-pro), A Streetcar Named Desire, Song and Dance, Anne of Green Gables (1994), Evita (1993), Hamlet.
Elsewhere: Actor – All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo & Juliet, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth); Waiting for the Parade, The Hobbit (ATP); A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, Suite Surrender, Chicago, Glorious! (Stage West); Sweeney Todd, Gaslight (Vertigo); Avenue Q, August: Osage County, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Cabaret (Citadel); Gypsy (Mayfield); Six seasons with One Yellow Rabbit. Director – Love’s Labours Lost (The Shakespeare Company), Madagascar (Storybook); Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West). Elizabeth is the recipient of several Betty Mitchell Awards and an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award. Love and thanks to George and A.J.
Evan Andersen Sterns
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2015-18). Elsewhere: 2026 Calgary Olympic Bid (commercial), Break on Through (movie), Rock Bottom (Independent short film), The Paper Bag Princess (Calgary Young People’s Theatre), Pumphouse Theatre Drama Camp. School Productions: Beauty and The Beast, Oliver Twist, Narnia, Aladdin, Broadway Santa. Siena is in grade nine, and she dances for YouTube artists and Dance Explosions. She also loves to swim, model, play various instruments (piano, zither, and flute), dance (modern, ballet, jazz and acrobatic), and sing (folk and pop). Siena is thrilled to be part of Billy Elliot and would like to thank her family and friends for their support!
Karl H. Sine
For Theatre Calgary: Fight Director (selected) – The Scarlet Letter, A Christmas Carol (2016- 18); As You Like It, Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare by the Bow); King Lear (Bard on the Beach co- pro), Liberation Days (WCT co-pro). Actor – A Christmas Carol (2011, 2013-17), The Crucible, Pride and Prejudice, Enron, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Selected Fight Director – Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Equivocation, Othello (The Shakespeare Company); I’ll be Back Before Midnight, The Game’s Afoot (Vertigo); Selected Actor – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Vertigo). Macbeth, Equivocation, Othello (The Shakespeare Company). Karl has received four Betty Mitchell Awards – three for Fight Direction and Best Actor for The Crucible. Karl is a Certified Fight Director with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada. Thanks to Lindsey and their wonderful kids Olivia, Charlie and Zachary.
For Theatre Calgary: Stage Manager – Mary and Max - A New Musical, The Secret Garden, Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol (2015-18), Blow Wind High Water, The Audience, ‘da Kink in my Hair (NAC co-pro), Bad Jews, The Shoplifters, Dear Johnny Deere. Assistant Stage Manager - One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mountaintop, A Christmas Carol (2012-14), Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, To Kill a Mockingbird. Elsewhere: Stage Manager – 1979 (ATP); Calamity Town (Vertigo); The Surrogate, Shopaholic Wedding Bells, Whimsy State (Lunchbox); The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites (Mermaid Theatre tours of Canada/USA/Ireland/ South Korea & Singapore); How it Works (Mulgrave Road). Assistant Stage Manager – The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, Dust, The Valley, Intimate Apparel, Drama: Pilot Episode, Thinking of Yu (ATP); Marion Bridge (The Company Theatre); Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show (2012-18).
Ruby Dawn Eustaquio
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2015-18), The Light in the Piazza, The Shoplifters.
Select Highlights: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, Murder for Two, Rock of Ages, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Chicago, The 39 Steps (Stage West); After Jerusalem, If I Weren’t With You, Dad’s Piano (Lunchbox Theatre). I am so happy to be back at Theatre Calgary for Noises Off! It is an absolute joy to be working with such an incredible group of people on one of my favourite shows! Special thanks to my friends and family who have supported and loved me through the years.
For Theatre Calgary: Stage Manager – The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, Hamlet (Shakespeare by the Bow), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Park). Assistant Stage Manager – The Humans, Skylight, The Light in the Piazza, Bad Jews. Apprentice Stage Manager – Dear Johnny Deere, One Man, Two Guvnors, BOOM (High Performance Rodeo). Chaperone – A Christmas Carol (2012 -16, 2018), Mary Poppins. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager – 39 Steps, Our Man in Havana, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight; Apprentice Stage Manager – The Haunting, In the Heat of the Night (Vertigo); The Surrogate (Lunchbox); Stage Manager – Smoke (Downstage), The Good Bride (Handsome Alice).
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