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A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dec 09, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016

Byham Theater

A HOLIDAY TREAT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
We've taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO holiday production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season.

1/2 Price Tickets for Kids 3-14! For information about Student Matinee performances of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, click here.

A Very Merry Way to Help Those In Need!
In partnership with North Hills Community Outreach, non-perishable food items will be collected in the Byham lobby during all performances.

Cast

PATRICK PAGE (Ebenezer Scrooge) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after his role as Fagin in Oliver! Broadway: Casa Valentina, Time to Kill, Spring Awakening, Cyrano De Bergerac, Spider-Man, Man for All Seasons, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Julius Caesar, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and The Kentucky Cycle. New York: Cymbeline, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, The Duchess of Malfi, Richard II and Rex. Patrick’s regional credits span 25 years, including Associate Artist of The Old Globe Theater where he appeared in Cyrano De Bergerac (Craig Noel Award), Twelfth Night and Dancing in the Dark (Craig Noel Award). He is also an Affiliated Artist with The Shakespeare Theater in DC. TV: Blacklist, The Good Wife, Elementary, Flesh and Bone, Law and Order SVU, etc.

ALLISON CAHILL (Charity Worker, Ghost of Christmas Past, Peg) is thrilled to return to CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol. Recently: Mother Superior-Sister Act, Mrs. Eynsford Hill-My Fair Lady (Pittsburgh Public Theater). Pittsburgh CLO Productions: Oliver!, The Full Monty, Music Man, and Sound of Music. Favorite roles: Abigail-1776, Roxie-Chicago, Anita-West Side Story, Charity-Sweet Charity, Diana Morales-A Chorus Line. Proud AEA Member since 1990.

JUSTIN FORTUNATO (Fred, Businessman) is honored to be returning to A Musical Christmas Carol for his fifth year. Credits include: Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, The REP, Pittsburgh CLO, Primestage, St. Vincent Summer Theatre and Dreamcatcher Theatre. He is the co-founder of Carrnivale Theatrics and is currently the Artistic Producing Director of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.  

LISA ANN GOLDSMITH (Mrs. Cratchit) is thrilled to be back for her sixth year! Recent: World Premiere of Windfall at Arkansas Rep (directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander), and for Pittsburgh CLO, Gretchen in Boeing Boeing.  Lisa Ann has appeared locally and regionally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, Quantum Theatre, PICT, Primary Stages, Theatre by the Sea, Human Race Theatre Company and many others, and has numerous film and television credits. www.lisaanngoldsmith.com

BRITTANY GRAHAM (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is delighted to rejoin the cast of A Musical Christmas Carol for its 25th anniversary. Recent: June in The Musical of Musicals the Musical (off the WALL). Additional: featured vocalist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Sessions (Off Broadway), The Club, Zombies from the Beyond, The Frogs and Ragtime. BA Point Park University. “Merry Christmas” to her friends, family, husband and son!

ASHTON GUTHRIE (Tom Watkins, Dick Wilkins, Undertaker) is happy to be back in Pittsburgh for his favorite time of year! Credits include: Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (Pittsburgh Public), A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO 2014, 2015), and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Heritage Theatre Festival). Recent Point Park grad. Proud Equity member. www.ashtonguthrie.com 

LUKE HALFERTY (Town Crier, Young Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh CLO, where he was last seen in The 39 Steps and First Date. Luke has appeared regionally with PICT, The REP, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Stage Right, Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company, and the All University Choir with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to family and friends! Proud AEA member. www.lukehalferty.com

TIM HARTMAN (Charity Worker, Mr. Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Present, Businessman) Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: Man of La ManchaAnnieThe FantasticksThe Sound of MusicPeter Pan,
Henry IV and Shadowlands. Additional: Young FrankensteinLes Misérables and The Cotton Patch Gospel. Film: Silence of the LambsThe Piano LessonThe Mothman PropheciesThe Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Fault in Our Stars. timhartman.com

LARA HAYHURST (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is thrilled to be back at Pittsburgh CLO for her second year in A Musical Christmas Carol. A native of Pittsburgh, Lara has also been seen in Pittsburgh CLO’s Legally Blonde, and at the Pittsburgh Public Theater (Company) and Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music). Lots more at LaraHayhurst.com and StuffLaraLikes.com. Love to this amazing cast and her beloved Trey!

JEFFREY HOWELL (Bob Cratchit) counts among his credits Pittsburgh CLO’s Damn Yankees, Aida, Singin’ in the Rain, Man of La Mancha, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast. Other: Souvenir, Choir Boy, The Light in the Piazza, Lost Highway, Candide, Bells are Ringing, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. Screen: All My Children, The Young and the Restless, The Cemetery Club, Sudden Death and The Dark Half.

DANIEL KRELL (Marley’s Ghost, Young Marley, Businessman) has appeared in over 35 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and has acted in major roles locally in theaters such as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT and The Rep; and regionally at Clarence Brown Theatre and Gateway Playhouse, among others. Mr. Krell is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials and voice-overs. Up next: Twelfth Night at the Public.

JULIA PALADINO (Missy Watkins, Martha Cratchit) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO to join the cast of A Musical Christmas Carol! Some of her regional credits include Maria in West Side Story, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Bet in Oliver! and many more. Julia would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support! @juliarosepal

GAVAN PAMER (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) happily returns to the Pittsburgh CLO A Musical Christmas Carol family. Recent credits include: Pittsburgh Public Theater: The Fantasticks (Hucklebee), Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet); Pittsburgh CLO: Damn Yankees (Van Buren), Man of La Mancha (Padre), 42nd Street (Andy Lee); Off the Wall: Musical of Musicals (Jidder); Temple Theatre: The Addams Family (Uncle Fester); National Tours: CATS, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line.

MARCO ATTILIO PETRUCCI (Tiny Tim) is making his debut performance with A Musical Christmas Carol. Marco, a 3rd grader at St. Therese, is currently attending and loving his first year at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Marco is fluent in Italian and he studies piano at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School. He also loves making inventions and science experiments.

BENJAMIN PIMENTAL (Peter Cratchit, Young Scrooge’s Schoolmate) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol! Originally from Mount Pleasant, PA and a current freshman BFA Musical Theater major at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he has worked regionally with amazing companies like the Pittsburgh CLO, Apple Hill Playhouse, and Stage Right! Lots of love and thanks to his amazing parents and teachers.

ALLAN SNYDER (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is thrilled to join the Christmas Carol family. He was last seen at the CLO Cabaret as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps. A recent transplant to Pittsburgh, he appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables, off-Broadway in The Fantasticks, and in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, many times in the title role. Love to Kate and our soon-to-be Christmas miracle!

ERIKA STRASBURG (Belle, Bess) is so excited to be back for her fourth year with A Musical Christmas Carol! Other Pittsburgh credits include the CLO Cabaret, Kinetic Theatre, barebones productions, City Theatre Company, and Quantum Theatre. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama grad. Upcoming: Pump Boys & Dinettes at the CLO Cabaret (come see us!). For my fiancé...can’t wait to marry you. @airekuh

MARK TINKEY (Goose Vendor, School Master, Toy Train Vendor, Topper) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol, having previously played Dick Wilkins and Fred. Credits for Pittsburgh CLO include Shear Madness and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh Playhouse REP company, originating the role of Joey in FBI Girl, and playing Frank in their production of All My Sons directed by Robert Miller.

TERRY WICKLINE (Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Fezziwig) is very happy to spend the holidays with the AMCC family once again! Credits include many Pittsburgh CLO productions, as well as Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, Quantum, Unseam’d Shakespeare, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, West Virginia Public, St. Vincent’s Theatre, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Theatre By The Sea. She was last seen as Hannah in THE SPITFIRE GRILL at the New Hazlett Theatre. Be Merry!

MAGAN DEE YANTKO (Fan, Alice, Laundress) is thrilled to be involved with A Musical Christmas Carol again! She graduated with a B.F.A. musical theatre degree from Point Park University and has worked with Pittsburgh companies such as Carrnivale Theatrics, barebones productions, Playhouse Jr. and Prime Stage. Special thanks to family and friends for the support and unconditional love! I love you with my everything, mom!

MADDIE DICK (Cratchit Child) is thrilled for the opportunity to perform in A Musical Christmas Carol! Previous Pittsburgh CLO productions: “Gretl” in The Sound of Music; Gypsy Children’s Ensemble. Thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, Kim, Janelle, and her supportive family. Enjoy the show!

ABIGAIL GILMAN (Cratchit Child, Ignorance), a 7th grader at Harding Middle School, is thrilled to be making her professional debut. Previous roles include Jane Banks in Mary Poppins and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. She is a second year CLO Academy student.

SIMON NIGAM (Cratchit Child, Want) returns to
A Musical Christmas Carol for his fifth year. He has performed with: Prime Stage Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Stage 62, University of Pittsburgh Stages, COMTRA Theatre, Heritage Players. Mr. Nigam is a student at the Pittsburgh CLO and a fifth grader at the Falk School.

MARIO WILLIAMS (Turkey Boy) is a 6th grader at St. Louise de Marillac enjoying his fifth appearance in A Musical Christmas Carol.  Previous roles include Tiny Tim and Michael Banks in Pittsburgh CLO’s Mary Poppins. He is currently in his fourth year at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy.  

DAVID H. BELL (Technical Supervisor / Adapter) is currently the Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University and the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project. David has worked on and off Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and internationally. He was the Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC and the Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (with Kenny Leon). His work in Chicago has earned him 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations as a director, choreographer or author (winning 11). He has also been nominated for the Olivier Award (for the London Production of his HOT MIKADO).

McCRAE HARDY (Music Director) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol for his 21st season. McCrae was music director/conductor for the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, NC from 1984-2005 and Unto These Hills, 1977-2005. Currently, he is the Conductor for The Triangle Youth Symphony and Music Director for The Lost Colony. He holds the Raleigh Medal of Arts “for extraordinary achievement in the arts.” McCrae lives in Garner, NC with his partner, Eric, and their three children, Alex, Cristofer and Amélie.

D MARTYN BOOKWALTER (Scenic Designer) is proud to have shared this 25-year journey of A Musical Christmas Carol with David Bell and the Pittsburgh CLO having designed the original production.  He has designed more than 500 productions for theatres across the country, He was the art director of the Fox TV show “MADtv,” for which he received eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards, and a Sarah Siddons Award for Design Excellence.

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI (Lighting Designer) It is a pleasure returning to this annual holiday production. Andy has designed approximately 250 shows in the pittsburgh area for almost every company in this city. Recent productions include Salome for Pittsburgh Opera, The Play with Rocky Bleier at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He would like to thank his friends and family for their ongoing support. www.tfpld.com

KIMBERLY WICK (Costume Designer) As Vice President of COSTUME WORLD, Kimberly has designed wardrobes for theatre productions including The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Drowsy Chaperone and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Costume World, with locations in Dallas, Austin, Pittsburgh, and Ft. Lauderdale, provides nearly 1,000 costumes weekly to theatres nationwide and worldwide. With the acquisition of the Dodger Costume Co., Costume World counts over 1 million rental garments in stock.

CINDY KNIGHT (Stage Manager) is very happy to be returning as the stage manager for A Musical Christmas Carol with Pittsburgh CLO. Cindy is also the Production Stage Manager for Pittsburgh Opera. Previously she was on the staff of New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and currently is a member of the stage management staff at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) Since earning her degree in Stage Management from Point Park University, Heather has Stage Managed with The Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera, The REP, PICT and worked at the Byham Theater as a Stage Technician. Credits include: Merchant of Venice, Wig Out!, Choir Boy, Souvenir, Barnum, The Last Five Years, Man of La Mancha, Carmen, Dead Man Walking, The Magic Flute, Billy Budd, Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro and La Boheme.

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A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL

Dec 09, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016

Byham Theater

A HOLIDAY TREAT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
We've taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO holiday production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season.

1/2 Price Tickets for Kids 3-14! For information about Student Matinee performances of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, click here.

A Very Merry Way to Help Those In Need!
In partnership with North Hills Community Outreach, non-perishable food items will be collected in the Byham lobby during all performances.

Cast

PATRICK PAGE (Ebenezer Scrooge) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after his role as Fagin in Oliver! Broadway: Casa Valentina, Time to Kill, Spring Awakening, Cyrano De Bergerac, Spider-Man, Man for All Seasons, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Julius Caesar, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and The Kentucky Cycle. New York: Cymbeline, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, The Duchess of Malfi, Richard II and Rex. Patrick’s regional credits span 25 years, including Associate Artist of The Old Globe Theater where he appeared in Cyrano De Bergerac (Craig Noel Award), Twelfth Night and Dancing in the Dark (Craig Noel Award). He is also an Affiliated Artist with The Shakespeare Theater in DC. TV: Blacklist, The Good Wife, Elementary, Flesh and Bone, Law and Order SVU, etc.

ALLISON CAHILL (Charity Worker, Ghost of Christmas Past, Peg) is thrilled to return to CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol. Recently: Mother Superior-Sister Act, Mrs. Eynsford Hill-My Fair Lady (Pittsburgh Public Theater). Pittsburgh CLO Productions: Oliver!, The Full Monty, Music Man, and Sound of Music. Favorite roles: Abigail-1776, Roxie-Chicago, Anita-West Side Story, Charity-Sweet Charity, Diana Morales-A Chorus Line. Proud AEA Member since 1990.

JUSTIN FORTUNATO (Fred, Businessman) is honored to be returning to A Musical Christmas Carol for his fifth year. Credits include: Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, The REP, Pittsburgh CLO, Primestage, St. Vincent Summer Theatre and Dreamcatcher Theatre. He is the co-founder of Carrnivale Theatrics and is currently the Artistic Producing Director of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.  

LISA ANN GOLDSMITH (Mrs. Cratchit) is thrilled to be back for her sixth year! Recent: World Premiere of Windfall at Arkansas Rep (directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander), and for Pittsburgh CLO, Gretchen in Boeing Boeing.  Lisa Ann has appeared locally and regionally with Pittsburgh Public Theater, Quantum Theatre, PICT, Primary Stages, Theatre by the Sea, Human Race Theatre Company and many others, and has numerous film and television credits. www.lisaanngoldsmith.com

BRITTANY GRAHAM (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is delighted to rejoin the cast of A Musical Christmas Carol for its 25th anniversary. Recent: June in The Musical of Musicals the Musical (off the WALL). Additional: featured vocalist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Sessions (Off Broadway), The Club, Zombies from the Beyond, The Frogs and Ragtime. BA Point Park University. “Merry Christmas” to her friends, family, husband and son!

ASHTON GUTHRIE (Tom Watkins, Dick Wilkins, Undertaker) is happy to be back in Pittsburgh for his favorite time of year! Credits include: Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (Pittsburgh Public), A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO 2014, 2015), and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (Heritage Theatre Festival). Recent Point Park grad. Proud Equity member. www.ashtonguthrie.com 

LUKE HALFERTY (Town Crier, Young Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh CLO, where he was last seen in The 39 Steps and First Date. Luke has appeared regionally with PICT, The REP, St. Vincent Summer Theatre, Stage Right, Point Park’s Conservatory Theatre Company, and the All University Choir with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to family and friends! Proud AEA member. www.lukehalferty.com

TIM HARTMAN (Charity Worker, Mr. Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Present, Businessman) Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: Man of La ManchaAnnieThe FantasticksThe Sound of MusicPeter Pan,
Henry IV and Shadowlands. Additional: Young FrankensteinLes Misérables and The Cotton Patch Gospel. Film: Silence of the LambsThe Piano LessonThe Mothman PropheciesThe Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Fault in Our Stars. timhartman.com

LARA HAYHURST (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is thrilled to be back at Pittsburgh CLO for her second year in A Musical Christmas Carol. A native of Pittsburgh, Lara has also been seen in Pittsburgh CLO’s Legally Blonde, and at the Pittsburgh Public Theater (Company) and Pittsburgh Musical Theater (Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music). Lots more at LaraHayhurst.com and StuffLaraLikes.com. Love to this amazing cast and her beloved Trey!

JEFFREY HOWELL (Bob Cratchit) counts among his credits Pittsburgh CLO’s Damn Yankees, Aida, Singin’ in the Rain, Man of La Mancha, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast. Other: Souvenir, Choir Boy, The Light in the Piazza, Lost Highway, Candide, Bells are Ringing, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. Screen: All My Children, The Young and the Restless, The Cemetery Club, Sudden Death and The Dark Half.

DANIEL KRELL (Marley’s Ghost, Young Marley, Businessman) has appeared in over 35 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and has acted in major roles locally in theaters such as the Pittsburgh Public Theater, City Theatre, Quantum, Bricolage, PICT and The Rep; and regionally at Clarence Brown Theatre and Gateway Playhouse, among others. Mr. Krell is also a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials and voice-overs. Up next: Twelfth Night at the Public.

JULIA PALADINO (Missy Watkins, Martha Cratchit) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO to join the cast of A Musical Christmas Carol! Some of her regional credits include Maria in West Side Story, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Bet in Oliver! and many more. Julia would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support! @juliarosepal

GAVAN PAMER (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) happily returns to the Pittsburgh CLO A Musical Christmas Carol family. Recent credits include: Pittsburgh Public Theater: The Fantasticks (Hucklebee), Guys and Dolls (Benny Southstreet); Pittsburgh CLO: Damn Yankees (Van Buren), Man of La Mancha (Padre), 42nd Street (Andy Lee); Off the Wall: Musical of Musicals (Jidder); Temple Theatre: The Addams Family (Uncle Fester); National Tours: CATS, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line.

MARCO ATTILIO PETRUCCI (Tiny Tim) is making his debut performance with A Musical Christmas Carol. Marco, a 3rd grader at St. Therese, is currently attending and loving his first year at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy. Marco is fluent in Italian and he studies piano at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School. He also loves making inventions and science experiments.

BENJAMIN PIMENTAL (Peter Cratchit, Young Scrooge’s Schoolmate) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh CLO’s A Musical Christmas Carol! Originally from Mount Pleasant, PA and a current freshman BFA Musical Theater major at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, he has worked regionally with amazing companies like the Pittsburgh CLO, Apple Hill Playhouse, and Stage Right! Lots of love and thanks to his amazing parents and teachers.

ALLAN SNYDER (Caroler, Party Guest, Poorhouse Guest, Spirit at Window) is thrilled to join the Christmas Carol family. He was last seen at the CLO Cabaret as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps. A recent transplant to Pittsburgh, he appeared on Broadway in Les Misérables, off-Broadway in The Fantasticks, and in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera, many times in the title role. Love to Kate and our soon-to-be Christmas miracle!

ERIKA STRASBURG (Belle, Bess) is so excited to be back for her fourth year with A Musical Christmas Carol! Other Pittsburgh credits include the CLO Cabaret, Kinetic Theatre, barebones productions, City Theatre Company, and Quantum Theatre. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama grad. Upcoming: Pump Boys & Dinettes at the CLO Cabaret (come see us!). For my fiancé...can’t wait to marry you. @airekuh

MARK TINKEY (Goose Vendor, School Master, Toy Train Vendor, Topper) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol, having previously played Dick Wilkins and Fred. Credits for Pittsburgh CLO include Shear Madness and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh Playhouse REP company, originating the role of Joey in FBI Girl, and playing Frank in their production of All My Sons directed by Robert Miller.

TERRY WICKLINE (Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Fezziwig) is very happy to spend the holidays with the AMCC family once again! Credits include many Pittsburgh CLO productions, as well as Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, Quantum, Unseam’d Shakespeare, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, West Virginia Public, St. Vincent’s Theatre, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Theatre By The Sea. She was last seen as Hannah in THE SPITFIRE GRILL at the New Hazlett Theatre. Be Merry!

MAGAN DEE YANTKO (Fan, Alice, Laundress) is thrilled to be involved with A Musical Christmas Carol again! She graduated with a B.F.A. musical theatre degree from Point Park University and has worked with Pittsburgh companies such as Carrnivale Theatrics, barebones productions, Playhouse Jr. and Prime Stage. Special thanks to family and friends for the support and unconditional love! I love you with my everything, mom!

MADDIE DICK (Cratchit Child) is thrilled for the opportunity to perform in A Musical Christmas Carol! Previous Pittsburgh CLO productions: “Gretl” in The Sound of Music; Gypsy Children’s Ensemble. Thanks to Pittsburgh CLO, Kim, Janelle, and her supportive family. Enjoy the show!

ABIGAIL GILMAN (Cratchit Child, Ignorance), a 7th grader at Harding Middle School, is thrilled to be making her professional debut. Previous roles include Jane Banks in Mary Poppins and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. She is a second year CLO Academy student.

SIMON NIGAM (Cratchit Child, Want) returns to
A Musical Christmas Carol for his fifth year. He has performed with: Prime Stage Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Stage 62, University of Pittsburgh Stages, COMTRA Theatre, Heritage Players. Mr. Nigam is a student at the Pittsburgh CLO and a fifth grader at the Falk School.

MARIO WILLIAMS (Turkey Boy) is a 6th grader at St. Louise de Marillac enjoying his fifth appearance in A Musical Christmas Carol.  Previous roles include Tiny Tim and Michael Banks in Pittsburgh CLO’s Mary Poppins. He is currently in his fourth year at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy.  

DAVID H. BELL (Technical Supervisor / Adapter) is currently the Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University and the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project. David has worked on and off Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and internationally. He was the Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC and the Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (with Kenny Leon). His work in Chicago has earned him 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations as a director, choreographer or author (winning 11). He has also been nominated for the Olivier Award (for the London Production of his HOT MIKADO).

McCRAE HARDY (Music Director) returns to A Musical Christmas Carol for his 21st season. McCrae was music director/conductor for the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, NC from 1984-2005 and Unto These Hills, 1977-2005. Currently, he is the Conductor for The Triangle Youth Symphony and Music Director for The Lost Colony. He holds the Raleigh Medal of Arts “for extraordinary achievement in the arts.” McCrae lives in Garner, NC with his partner, Eric, and their three children, Alex, Cristofer and Amélie.

D MARTYN BOOKWALTER (Scenic Designer) is proud to have shared this 25-year journey of A Musical Christmas Carol with David Bell and the Pittsburgh CLO having designed the original production.  He has designed more than 500 productions for theatres across the country, He was the art director of the Fox TV show “MADtv,” for which he received eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards, and a Sarah Siddons Award for Design Excellence.

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI (Lighting Designer) It is a pleasure returning to this annual holiday production. Andy has designed approximately 250 shows in the pittsburgh area for almost every company in this city. Recent productions include Salome for Pittsburgh Opera, The Play with Rocky Bleier at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He would like to thank his friends and family for their ongoing support. www.tfpld.com

KIMBERLY WICK (Costume Designer) As Vice President of COSTUME WORLD, Kimberly has designed wardrobes for theatre productions including The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Drowsy Chaperone and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Costume World, with locations in Dallas, Austin, Pittsburgh, and Ft. Lauderdale, provides nearly 1,000 costumes weekly to theatres nationwide and worldwide. With the acquisition of the Dodger Costume Co., Costume World counts over 1 million rental garments in stock.

CINDY KNIGHT (Stage Manager) is very happy to be returning as the stage manager for A Musical Christmas Carol with Pittsburgh CLO. Cindy is also the Production Stage Manager for Pittsburgh Opera. Previously she was on the staff of New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and currently is a member of the stage management staff at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

HEATHER ANKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) Since earning her degree in Stage Management from Point Park University, Heather has Stage Managed with The Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera, The REP, PICT and worked at the Byham Theater as a Stage Technician. Credits include: Merchant of Venice, Wig Out!, Choir Boy, Souvenir, Barnum, The Last Five Years, Man of La Mancha, Carmen, Dead Man Walking, The Magic Flute, Billy Budd, Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro and La Boheme.