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Anna Cummer, Stephen Hair, Karen Johnson-Diamond.
Photo by Trudie Lee
A Christmas Carol
- By Charles Dickens, Adapted for the stage by Geoffrey Simon Brown
- Directed by Stafford Arima, Starring Stephen Hair as Scrooge
It’s a frigid Christmas Eve and with a heart as cold as the freezing London winter, Ebenezer Scrooge is paid a visit from the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, and is forced to finally confront how his actions have affected others and where they are leading him.
- Director Stafford Arima
- Assistant Director Haysam Kadri
- Set & Video Design Scott Reid
- Costume Design Deitra Kalyn
- Lighting Design Michael Walton
- Composer & Musical Director Allison Lynch
- Additional Orchestrations Jeremy Spencer
- Choreographer Jesse Robb
- Assistant Choreographer Paige Parkhill
- Dramaturg Jenna Turk
- Voice & Dialect Coach Jane MacFarlane
This brand-new family-friendly adaptation by a Calgarian playwright brings the spirit of Christmas to life on our stage. Join us and celebrate this festive season!Stafford Arima
A perfect reminder of the reason why we celebrate this season.Calgary Herald
Cast and Creative Team
It has been a great privilege to be your Scrooge for these 26 years. And a great surprise. No actor expects to be playing the same role for so long. And so my thanks to all of you who, over many years, have made our Christmas Carol tradition a part of your family’s annual celebration. And to those newcomers to our show...Welcome! If I have learned anything in playing this wonderful role it is simply this...we all make mistakes in life but we never lose the chance to be able to change and advance from darkness to light. Many of you have shared with me your own stories of being moved by Scrooge’s journey. As an actor, to know that you may have touched someone and made an impact in their life is a humbling thing. And not something I take lightly. But that is why actors and audiences come together in a darkened room...to share, to laugh, to cry and to learn from each other. Thanks to all of you for allowing me to be a part of this remarkable journey.
For Theatre Calgary: Director – Noises Off; Assistant Director/Choreographer – Rough Crossing; Actor – Camelot, A Christmas Carol (1990, 1993, 1995), Anne of Green Gables (1994), Evita (1993), Pal Joey.
Mark is very happy to be back at Theatre Calgary after directing the season opener, Noises Off. recent performance credits include: The Bad Seed, The Finest of Strangers, Cocktails at Pam’s (Teatro la Quindicina); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (The Shakespeare Company/ATP); Deathtrap (Vertigo); Legislating Love (Sage Theatre); Moon, Moon, No Moon (OYR); In On It (Lunchbox).
Mark is the recipient of the Greg Bond Memorial Award, the Harry and Martha Cohen Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his service to Calgary’s Arts Community. Happy Holidays!
For Theatre Calgary: Noises Off, A Christmas Carol (2018), Twelfth Night, The Shoplifters, Pride & Prejudice.
Select credits include: The 39 Steps, Wait Until Dark, The Mousetrap, The Game’s Afoot, Vintage Hitchcock, Gaslight (Vertigo); Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story (ATP); Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company); Book Club, Book Club 2 (Lunchbox); Sextet, Lungs, The Wolves (Verb Theatre); Tomorrow’s Child (Ghost River); In The Wake (Downstage/Calgary Children’s Festival).
Thank you to Craig, Olive, and Aubrey for all their love and support. And a very Merry Christmas to all who attend this wonderful new Carol.
For Theatre Calgary: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park/MRU).
Brett is a Calgarian actor, writer, and director. Select acting credits include: The Sleeping Beauty (Alberta Ballet); Chariots of Fire (Grand Theatre); King Lear, Twelfth Night (Canadian Stage); The Circle (ATP); All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night (The Shakespeare Company); A Thought in Three Parts, Like Orpheus (Theatre Outré/International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival); A Worthy Opponent (Lunchbox); What The Thunder Said (OYR); The Soul Collector (Catalyst).
Brett graduated from the BFA Acting Program at UofA. He was the recipient of both the Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award (2015) and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award (2018). Love to my family and Jesse, and a Merry Christmas to all!
Theatre Calgary debut.
Cash has played Young Will in Storybook’s Top Secret Musical 2019 (Big Fish the Musical) and was also part of the children’s chorus in their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He performed in the Grandstand Show at the Calgary Stampede as part of The Young Canadians and in Mary Poppins with St. Peters Players. Cash studies voice and tap and is in grade 7 at the Calgary Waldorf School. In addition to theatre, he loves animals, snowboarding, avocados, and all things Harry Potter. Cash wants to thank his Mom and Dad for all their support. Merry Christmas!
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2007-2010).
Christopher Duthie is a Calgary-based actor, playwright and co-founder of Bad Knaps Theatre Collective which premiered his play A Dinner Party at the Vertigo Studio in June. As an actor, he most recently appeared in Hamlet Frequency (The Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth/OYR: beautifulyoungartists), The Thin Man (Vertigo Theatre), 52 Pickup (Lunchbox) and Journey of a Lifetime (Quest Theatre/Heritage Park). Up next, The Other Josh Cohen with Birnton Theatricals and Clue at Vertigo Theatre.
Much love and gratitude to his wonderful wife, Alexandra, and cat daughter, Isabelle. @badknapstheatre
Theatre Calgary debut.
Ava is extremely honoured to be making her acting debut as part of the cast of A Christmas Carol. She loves acting and theatre, and is delighted to now be behind the red curtain! Ava has trained with the Loose Moose Theatre Company and Pumphouse Theatre. She is in grade seven, speaks French, and plays piano, ukulele, and clarinet. Ava would like to thank the fabulous cast and company – such a wonderful group of new friends! Ava also thanks her family, who have been her good-humoured audience ever since she could talk.
Theatre Calgary debut.
Emma is an actor, emerging director, mover and shaker, and theatre creator. Select acting credits include: Christmas at Pemberley, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Citadel); The Virgin Trial (Betty Award nomination), The Last Wife (ATP); Miss Teen (Shadow Theatre); Cleave (Tiny Bear Jaws/Fringe Theatre Adventures); The Drowning Girls (Edmonton Fringe 2019).
Visit emma-houghton.com for more info! 18 years ago, Emma played Tiny Tim in the Citadel Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, and her heart is bursting to be back onstage telling this timeless story of love and rebirth. Merry Christmas, and may we all take steps to ensure that those without warmth, food, and kindness, find some this festive season.
For Theatre Calgary: The Crucible, A Christmas Carol (2007-2010), Amadeus, The Innocents.
Elsewhere: Film credits include Passchendaele, Hell on Wheels, Fargo, Dark Angel, Hope Island, Millennium, The 6th Day, First Wave, Poltergeist: the Legacy, and many more. Theatre credits include: Badlands Passion Play (six years); Clarence Darrow (Cgy Fringe); Equivocation (The Shakespeare Company); A Steady Rain (GZT/Hit & Myth); Twelve Angry Men, Blood Relations, Go Back for Murder (Vertigo); Mr Fixit (Betty Mitchell Award nomination), The Invention of Music, The Life History of the African Elephant, Hearts and Soles, Middle Aged White Guys (Lunchbox); Hamlet (Project X Kamloops); Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest (MRC’s Shakespeare in the Park).
Vanessa Jetté Naya
For Theatre Calgary: Hamlet (Shakespeare by the Bow).
Vanessa is stoked to be working on this show with so many amazing artists in this city! When she’s not sailing the seas working on a cruise ship you may have seen her performing in some great shows with some amazing companies such as Hamlet Frequency (The Shakespeare Company/Hit & Myth/OYR: beautifulyoungartists), Premium Content (Major Matt Mason Collective), In and Out of Love, Radioheaded Three (OYR: beautifulyoungartists) and some others. She’s excited to be back in the acting game with this amazing show and can’t wait to celebrate Christmas in the best way possible! @vanessajette
For Theatre Calgary: Noises Off, The Crucible, W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid, The Miracle Worker.
Karen is a Calgary-based actor, director, improviser and educator. She’s also the founder and Artistic Producer of Dirty Laundry, the COMPLETELY IMPROVISED Comedy Soap Opera, now in its 20th season, Monday nights at Lunchbox Theatre. Karen’s mom doesn’t like biographies that are just ‘lists’, so she pauses here to say that her mom introduced the idea of “No Money Christmas” to her family 25 years ago. Karen is the Administrative Director of ARTSTREK, Theatre Alberta’s summer drama camp for teens. (Ask her about it!) Karen loves Kevin, Griffin and Neil Diamond.
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2013, 2018).
Elsewhere: Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland (Storybook Theatre’s Spotlight Program); Les Misérables, Macbeth, Vimy (Artstrek). Marina is a gifted vocalist, pianist and sketch artist. She currently attends Central Memorial High School and is a part of their Theatre Arts PVA program. Marina thanks the directors for the amazing experience. She dedicates her performance to the memory of her Aunt Mary who was always her biggest fan. @_mkadri_
Theatre Calgary debut.
Elsewhere: The Tempest (The Shakespeare Company); Comedy of Errors, Paradise Lost, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (u/s) (Stratford Festival); Crime Does Not Pay (Downstage); Naughty…But Nice! (Forte); Liberation Days, The Mary Celeste, Nothing Less!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, In This Light, Frankenstein, The Ruins (Two Planks and A Passion); Spelling 2-5-5 (Carousel Players). Training: The National Theatre School of Canada, The Birmingham Conservatory. Special thanks to Michaela for her love and support and have a wonderful holiday season!
Theatre Calgary debut.
Jack trains as a senior singer/dancer with the Young Canadians and dances competitively with Universoul Dance Studio. He captained his school’s Theatre Sports team and had a guest appearance with the Dirty Laundry Youth Improv troupe. His first experience with a theatre production was in the role of Principal Panch in The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (Young Canadians, “Chase the Spotlight”); he loved it. In his spare time he plays drums and sax and enjoys rock climbing. Jack would like thank his mentors, Joe Rino and Susan Mensinger, for inspiring him and giving him the confidence to go to his first casting call. @mediumheightman
For Theatre Calgary: The Scarlet Letter, A Christmas Carol (1991-93, 1996, 2015-18), The Audience, King Lear, One Man, Two Guvnors, Much Ado About Nothing.
Select credits: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Jeeves Takes a Bow (Chemainus Theatre); The Skin of Our Teeth, Tent Meeting (Rosebud Theatre); Shakespeare’s Rebel (Bard on the Beach); Circle Mirror Transformation (Sage/Shadow Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (The Shakespeare Company); The Lonely Diner (Vertigo Theatre). Declan is a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program and a founder of Edmonton’s Free Will Players Shakespeare Company.
Theatre Calgary debut. Geneviève Paré is in the practice and profession of building, shaping and performing live theatre. She is a Wilderwoman, and believes that storytelling is essential in the construction, and renewal of cultural ethos. Geneviève is a co-recipient of the 2019 Betty Mitchell Award for Best Ensemble for her work in GIANT by Ghost River Theatre. Other recent works include We Are All Treaty People (Quest Theatre) and Iinisikimm (Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry). When Geneviève is not in the theatre, she works as a wilderness guide and is the Associate Director of the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency.
For Theatre Calgary: Noises Off, 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 (Banff Centre). Graham is a New Brunswick native who makes his home in Calgary with his wonderful wife Jamie, feisty Pomeranian Pepper, and new baby son Thatcher, who is looking forward to his very first Christmas.
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.
For Theatre Calgary: Billy Elliot the Musical, A Christmas Carol (2017-18).
Elsewhere: Broadway Dreams (2018, 2019); Miscast, Mary Poppins (StoryBook). Julianne is a grade nine 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 as a part of her favourite Christmas tradition. Thanks to her family and friends for always cheering her on.
Evan Andersen Sterns
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2016-18).
Elsewhere: Miscast (2017), Seussical the Musical (2017), A Christmas Story (2016) at StoryBook Theatre. Film/TV: Z (2019 release) - Digital Interface, Mallory Memphis (2016) - Herland. Commercial: Gates of Hillcrest (2016) -Mattamy Homes. Evan is a grade 10 student at St. Francis High School in the Fine Arts Program. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, skiing, and taking part in anything arts related. He would like to thank everyone who has come to support him. Merry Christmas! @evan.sterns
Theatre Calgary debut.
Jamie performs on stage/in the booth as a professional vocalist, actor and movement/circus artist. select credits include: Giant (Ghost River Theatre); Modern Times Redux (The Grand YYC); Catalyst Theatre’s Fortune Falls (ATP/Citadel); The Drowning Girls (Vertigo); Songs from Nightingale Alley (FoF); Awesome Girl and Radical Boy (Lunchbox); The Toxic Avenger Musical (Broadway West); Evil Dead: the Musical (GZT/H&M); Moon, Moon No Moon and Calgary, I Love You but You’re Killing Me (OYR). Special thanks to my near and dears, with lots of love!
Marshall Vielle Natay'ao'tako (they/he)
For Theatre Calgary: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare by the Bow), Blow Wind, High Water.
Elsewhere: Where the Two-Spirit Lives (The Cultch, Theatre Outré), Woven Waters (Found Festival), High Trails (Springboard Performance), KAAHSINONIKS (Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society), Working It Out (WorkPlays). Marshall is an Actor, Director, Writer, Podcaster, and Drag Performer from the Kainai Nation in Southern Alberta. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge where he received his BFA, specializing in Theatre Performance. He is especially interested in using theatre for community development, having been involved in various projects both locally and internationally aimed at using artistic practices to encourage social change. Marshall can also be found teaching at Trickster Theatre or improvising with the folx at Dirty Laundry. He received the 2018 Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award and is jazzed to be back at Theatre Calgary.
Theatre Calgary debut. Oliver is eight years old, and in third grade. He’s excited and proud to be part of A Christmas Carol with Theatre Calgary this year! His sister Tia performed as Tiny Tim in the 2017 production, and he’s gotten lots of advice from her. Oliver has performed in four productions with Small Time Theatre, his favorite roles being Michael in Peter Pan, and the Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland. He enjoys playing basketball and skiing, and doing back flips on the trampoline. He wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Theatre Calgary debut.
Hannah is very excited to be part of Theatre Calgary’s A Christmas Carol. Elsewhere: Camptastic (Dirty Laundry: The Next Generation), Cannonball Festival Super Spud (CYPT), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hana’s Suitcase (Storybook Theatre), High School Musical, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Peter Pan (The Performance Studio). Hannah studies drama and dance at Central Memorial High School in the PVA program (grade 10). Additionally, she enjoys Hip-hop dance with Illfx, vocal training with Rachel Hop, and hanging with her friends. Hannah thanks her family, friends, and her dog Lucy for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show! @_hannahwu
Geoffrey Simon Brown
For Theatre Calgary: Actor - Skylight, Much Ado About Nothing.
Geoffrey is a Calgary-based playwright, actor, director, and co-creator of the Major Matt Mason Collective. As a playwright, his work has been produced in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal. His plays include Destroy, Air, Control, Still Still Still, Michael Mysterious, If I Could Tell You Everything (with the Theatre Junction High School Mentorship Ensemble) and The Circle – which was published by Scirocco Drama in 2017. He is the winner of two Betty Mitchell Awards, Theatre Calgary’s Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award, and Tarragon’s RBC emerging playwright award. Geoffrey is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Love to M, D, A, & E.
For Theatre Calgary: Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary and Max - A New Musical, The Secret Garden.
Elsewhere: Allegiance (Broadway); Ragtime (West End); Carrie (Off-Broadway); Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris (Stratford Festival); Red Velvet (The Old Globe, CA); The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC); Altar Boyz (Off-Broadway); bare (Off-Broadway); Candide (San Francisco Symphony); Bowfire (PBS television special); A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (Boston Pops); Saturday Night (Off-Broadway); Two Class Acts (The Flea Theatre, Off-Broadway); Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Guys and Dolls (Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ); Children’s Letters to God (Off-Broadway); The New World (Bucks County Playhouse, PA); Bright Lights, Big City (Prince Music Theater, PA); The Princess and the Black- Eyed Pea (San Diego Rep); Total Eclipse (Toronto); Spring Awakening – The Musical (UC Davis); and Marry Me A Little (Cincinnati Playhouse). Stafford served as associate director for the Broadway productions of A Class Act and Seussical.
He is the Artistic Advisor for Broadway Dreams and an adjunct professor at UC Davis. He studied at York University in Toronto. staffordarima.com
For Theatre Calgary: Director – The Shoplifters; Actor - A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Crucible, A Christmas Carol (2012-14), Enron, To Kill A Mockingbird, Much Ado About Nothing; Program Director for Shakespeare in the Park/Shakespeare by the Bow (2012-19).
Other directing credits include: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Arts Club, MTC, The Grand Theatre); Hammered Hamlet, Three Musketeers, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus (The Shakespeare Company); Might as well be Dead: Nero Wolfe (Vertigo); Metamorphoses (University of Calgary); Dracula, Prairie Boy’s Winter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mount Royal University); The Hobbit (Storybook); Dracula (Red Deer College).
For Theatre Calgary (selected): Billy Elliot the Musical, Mom’s The Word: For Crying Out Loud, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Raisin in the Sun, Sherlock Holmes, Crimes of the Heart, Romeo and Juliet, Gaslight.
Elsewhere: Disgraced, The New Canadian Curling Club, The Virgin Trial, The Last Wife, 1979 (ATP); Dracula: The Bloody Truth, The Thin Man, The Lonely Diner, Nine Dragons, The Drowning Girls (Vertigo); Eugene Onegin, South Pacific, Die Tote Stadt (Calgary Opera); Our Canada, Class Acts (Alberta Ballet); Better Get Hit in Your Soul, Modern Vaudevillians, Juliet and Romeo (DJD). Scott has also designed for such companies as Quest Theatre, Lunchbox, and The Shakespeare Company.
For Theatre Calgary: Noises Off, Shakespeare by the Bow (2012-2018), Blow Wind High Water, The Crucible, One Man, Two Guvnors, King Lear.
Deitra resides in Calgary and has been designing theatre, dance, film, and TV across the prairies for well over a decade. She is an awarded designer who was educated both at Grant MacEwan University and ACAD. Her career in design has allowed her to work with some of the best companies in the country. Selected credits include: Dracula: the Bloody Truth!, Calamity Town, Sherlock Holmes, Sweeney Todd, The 39 Steps (Vertigo); Intimate Apparel, Legend Has It, playRites 2013 (ATP); Evil Dead: The Musical: ’09, ’10, ‘12 (GZT/H&M); and The Penelopiad (Arts Club). Happy Holidays to everyone and biggest love to A.B. and little squish.
For Theatre Calgary: Blow Wind High Water, The Little Prince – The Musical, Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, Next to Normal (Citadel co-pro), Hay Fever.
Elsewhere: 15 Seasons with the Stratford Festival including The Rocky Horror Show, The Tempest, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Tartuffe, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, 11, Henry V, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night; Cosi Fan Tutte (Israeli Opera, Canadian Opera Company); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/ Stratford, Los Angeles); Il Trittico, Jenufa, Maria Stuarda (Pacific Opera); Million Dollar Quartet, Mary Poppins, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, The Three Musketeers (Citadel); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse, California).
For Theatre Calgary: Sound Designer/Composer – The Scarlet Letter; As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare by the Bow); Music Director – A Christmas Carol (2016-18); Actor – A Christmas Carol (2011-2018), The Secret Garden, Dear Johnny Deere, One Man, Two Guvnors.
Elsewhere: Waiting for the Parade, The Red Priest, Ash Rizin’, The Penelopiad (ATP); Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, All’s Well that Ends Well (The Shakespeare Company); Double Indemnity, In the Heat of the Night, Sweeney Todd (Vertigo); Vigilante (NAC/The Grand/Persephone); The Soul Collector (Catalyst); A Dinner Party (Bad Knaps); Fiddler on the Loose (Drayton Festival); A Worthy Opponent (Lunchbox); ONCE (Chemainus); The Piper (Downstage); Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Essay (Urban Curvz); Twisted, Maria Rasputin Presents, But…This IS my Day Job! (Forte).
Allison has received three Betty Mitchell Awards for acting and was the proud recipient of the 2011 Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award. You may have seen her flying on a window for the previous eight years of A Christmas Carol as The Spirit of Christmas Past. Allison is also a Betty-winning and Jesse-nominated sound designer, composer, and musical director, who has designed for ATP, Vertigo, The Arts Club, Lunchbox, Downstage, Ellipsis Tree, and Sage, among others. She will be composing for the world premiere of Ministry of Grace at the Belfry this February. You can also see her onstage at Vertigo in Clue this May. Allison’s debut album, Skin & Flame, is available on CD baby, iTunes and at allisonlynchmusic.com.
For Theatre Calgary: A Christmas Carol (2011-18), The Philadelphia Story (2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing; Shakespeare by the Bow – The Comedy of Errors.
Elsewhere: Twelfth Night (Bard on the Beach); Hamlet (The Shakespeare Company); The Woman in Black, Mousetrap, Corpse!, Accomplice, Mystery at Greenfingers, The Unexpected Guest (Vertigo); Dracula (Red Deer College); Dracula (Mount Royal University); The Philadelphia Story (Shaw); The Elves and the Shoemaker, Lost Land, Circus in the Wind, Please Don’t Sneeze (Storybook). Jeremy also composes music for film, theatrical trailers, production libraries (Warner/Chappell, BMG) and television. When he’s not in the studio, Jeremy enjoys spending time on his sailboat and is a self-proclaimed wine aficionado.
Theatre Calgary debut.
Broadway: Miss Saigon Revival and The Cher Show (Associate Choreographer). Stratford: Spamalot (Choreographer). Off - Broadway: Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher 2019 (Choreographer). Toronto/Mirvish: The Lord of the Rings, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing (Resident Choreographer). Zumanity for Cirque Du Soleil. Regional: Ragtime for Ogunquit Playhouse (Choreographer), Elizabeth Cree for Philadelphia Opera (Choreographer), 5th Avenue Seattle, Northshore Music Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Love to my husband Kevin and family.
Theatre Calgary debut.
Paige was born and raised in Kelowna and trained at the Canadian School of Ballet, Banff Centre for the Arts, National Ballet School of Canada, and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. As a performer, Paige worked for Holland America, Tokyo DisneySEA, Hong Kong Disneyland, on an Eminem music video, and Showtime’s Reefer Madness, the Movie Musical. Additionally, Paige has worked for Disney Cruise Line as a performer, dance captain, resident choreographer, and choreographer, launching the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy cruise ships. Currently, Paige is based in New York City and has most recently worked in choreography at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Arena Stage, Busch Gardens, TheaterWorksUSA, RWS, Theatre Aspen, and AADA. As well, she continues to consult for The Walt Disney Company.
For Theatre Calgary: Director – Iceland; Dramaturg – Honour Beat; Adaptation – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It (Shakespeare by the Bow).
Jenna is the Artistic Associate at Theatre Calgary where she assists in season programming, facilitates TC Mentors, and curates TC OUT LOUD. She earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Windsor and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Most recently, Jenna was the resident dramaturg for YOUth Riot, she directed Dan Perrott’s Return to Treasure Island for StoryBook Theatre, and her play, Remnants, premiered with White Rooster Theatre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Happy Christmas!
For Theatre Calgary: More than 60 productions since 2000 including Iceland, Noises Off, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Scarlet Letter, Mary and Max – A New Musical, Honour Beat, The Secret Garden, Twelfth Night, The Audience, Skylight, The Crucible, Liberation Days (WCT co-pro), One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mountaintop, Enron, 8 seasons of Shakespeare by the Bow and 15 years of A Christmas Carol.
Jane has also worked for ATP, is the Voice & Dialect Consultant for Vertigo Theatre and the Voice & Text Coach for The Shakespeare Company. She has taught at such institutions as York University, Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, MRU, UofA, and is currently teaching in the Drama Division in the School of Creative & Performing Arts at the UofC.
For Theatre Calgary (selected): Stage Manager – The Scarlet Letter; The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Bow), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park); Assistant Stage Manager – Mary and Max - A New Musical, Sisters: The Belles Soeurs Musical (Segal Centre), Crazy for You (Citadel co-pro), King Lear, Mary Poppins (Citadel co-pro), A Christmas Carol (2008-14), The Kite Runner (Citadel co-pro), Much Ado About Nothing.
Other credits include: ZORRO: Family Code, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Venus in Fur, The Motherf**ker with the Hat (ATP); August: Osage County, Death of a Salesman (Citadel); Undercover, The Hollow (Vertigo); Blind Date (Spontaneous Theatre/WCT). Emma is so happy to be back working on one of her favourite shows. Much love to Eric.
Theatre Calgary debut.
Liberation Days, Mary Poppins. Kerry is delighted to be spending her Christmas with Theatre Calgary! Select SM and ASM credits include The Wedding Party, ZORRO: Family Code, The Virgin Trial, Charlotte’s Web, The Last Wife (ATP); The Party, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West); and Christina/Phillipe (Northern Light Theatre). Kerry is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the University of Alberta and the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University. Big love to Barry!
For Theatre Calgary: Stage Manager – A Midsummer Night's Dream (2019), 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).
Theatre Calgary debut.
An audio production and drama enthusiast from an early age, Ian recently found his way back to the stage as Sound Technician for The IGNITE! Festival production of 100 Years in the Unmaking, and is excited to have the opportunity to learn from the powerhouse creative team behind Theatre Calgary’s iconic production of A Christmas Carol.
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