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December 5 - December 29

A Christmas Carol

Wilson Stage

Rochester’s family holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, returns in this sparkling production! This family classic will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit with magic, music and merriment!

 

Age Recommendation: 5+

2 hours including intermission

Childrens pricing available for kids ages 5-12


 

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TANNER ANTINORA | Boy Cratchit/Ignorance

TANNER ANTINORA is thrilled to be returning to Geva Theatre Center for his fourth season. After three years as Tiny Tim, he is eager to take on a new role. Tanner is nine years old and in third grade at Thornell Road Elementary School in Pittsford. He enjoys wrestling, lacrosse, golf, downhill skiing, and waterskiing. He likes to spend his summers at his cottage on the St. Lawrence River with his family, especially his cousins. His favorite holiday is Christmas, which makes this production even more special!

LILY BEATRICE | Tiny Tim

LILY BEATRICE is thrilled to join the cast of A Christmas Carol! Lily debuted as Lulu in the national tour of Waitress (Rochester) and loves to perform in school plays and church pageants. She studies violin, ballet, and Irish dance, in addition to enjoying gymnastics, t-ball, and adventures with her siblings. Lily thanks her family, teachers, and friends for their enthusiastic support and is grateful to Mark Cuddy and the Geva staff for this wonderful opportunity!

KAT BERTON | Ensemble

KAT BERTON made her Geva Theatre Center debut earlier this season in La Cage Aux Folles. She is a junior Musical Theatre Major with a Dance Minor at SUNY Geneseo. Previous credits include Dolores in Babes in Arms, Pippin, Singin’ in the Rain, and She Loves Me. She would like to thank all her incredibly supportive and inspiring professors at SUNY Geneseo, and her family and friends for always having her back!

JOEL BLUM | Mr. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present/Businessman

JOEL BLUM made his Geva Theatre Center debut in A Christmas Carol in 2014. Most recently, Joel appeared in John Kander and Greg Pierce’s new musical Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. He is featured in the newly released album of the same Off-Broadway production. He’s toured the US, Canada, and Brazil with the National touring company of Billy Elliot, playing the role of George and receiving a Broadway World Award in San Francisco. Joel appeared in the co-production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Hartford Stage and the Old Globe in San Diego, playing Gangster number one. And Played “Ike” in the new musical October Sky also at the Globe. Broadway credits include Show Boat (nominated for the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor), Steel Pier (nominated for his second Tony Award), The Music Man playing Marcellus, 42nd Street (the original production, directed by Gower Champion), Stardust, Elaine May’s After the Night and the Music and The Debbie Reynolds Show. Off-Broadway credits include Golf -The Musical (2004 Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), And the World Goes ‘Round, and Game Show. Mr. Blum co-choreographed and appeared in the tours of Doctor Doolittle (starring Tommy Tune), 101 Dalmatians, And the World Goes ‘Round and Annie Get Your Gun (starring Debbie Reynolds). Regionally, he has appeared in numerous productions including Meet John Doe (Helen Hayes nomination), Tin Pan Alley Rag (Barrymore Award—Best Supporting Actor), Damn Yankees (starring Tony Randall), Pal Joey ’78 (starring Lena Horne), The Fabulous Lipitones at Florida Studio Theatre.  TV credits include Ed, The Sopranos, two Bob Hope Specials, Sonny and Cher Show, The Tonight Show and Law & Order twice!

CASEY BRONSON | Boy Cratchit/Ignorance

CASEY BRONSON made his Geva Theatre Center debut as Tiny Tim in the 2014 production of A Christmas Carol and is thrilled to be returning for a fourth year. His other favorite stage credits include Fagan’s Gangster in RAPA’s Oliver! as well as an ensemble role in Spotlight Theater’s, It’s a Wonderful Life. Casey attends Allen Creek School in Pittsford where he sings in the fifth grade chorus and plays the trombone in the school band. He loves to dance, would like to play more tennis and looks forward to skiing with his brothers, Tanner and Kellan, this winter. Casey would like to thank Mark Cuddy, all of the Geva staff and his fellow cast mates for this wonderful experience. He also sends much love to his family.

ALESSANDRO BUCCI | Tiny Tim

ALESSANDRO BUCCI is thrilled to reprise his role as Tiny Tim. He is very grateful to Mark Cuddy and the entire Geva staff for all of their support. Alessandro is eight years old and in third grade at French Road Elementary School in Brighton.  He enjoys soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, downhill skiing, and the outdoors.  He loves to play piano and sing along to his favorite musicals. Alessandro would especially like to thank his family for always loving and believing in him.

CARMINE CAFIERO | Young Ebenezer/Peter Cratchit

CARMINE CAFIERO is extremely proud to be joining Geva Theatre Center. Carmine lives with his family in Canandaigua where he attends eighth grade. He first began acting in second grade when he was cast as Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. He has since continued in Community Theater where he played the role of Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Chip in Beauty and the Beast, and Young Barnum in The Greatest Showman. When he is not acting, he enjoys making stop motion films, watching movies, playing piano, learning martial arts and playing video games. Carmine would like to thank his family for their ongoing love and support and is excited to be part of A Christmas Carol this year.

CRISTINA CASTILLO | Servant/Miss Fezziwig

CRISTINA CASTILLO (Servant/Miss Fezziwig) is currently a seventh grader at Calkins Road Middle School and is very grateful to be a part of A Christmas Carol. Some of her favorite roles were Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, The Witch in Into the Woods, Nala in The Lion King, and RBTL’s Summer Star Gala. Outside of theatre you may find her playing guitar, reading, and singing.  She wants to thank her guitar and vocal coach Mr. Rose and her parents for helping her through her theatre experience.

APRELL DAVIS | Fan/Miss Fezziwig

APRELL DAVIS is a native of Rochester with a star quality. She is enrolled at North Star Christian Academy in the sixth grade. This is Aprell’s fifth year being cast in Geva’s production of A Christmas Carol. Her acting career also includes performing as “Molly”, the littlest orphan, in the stage play Annie at Northstar. In addition, Aprell played the role of a “Hyena” in The Lion King with Terry Fyke’s Main Street Players. Aprell’s apparent passion for the arts extends beyond the stage it includes vocal and piano lessons with Janet Grace. Aprell also takes singing and dance performance lessons with Terry Fyke’s Five Point Performance Company. Aprell works very hard to perfect her craft and it shows each time she performs! She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support throughout the years.

TESS DeFLYER | Belle/Fred's Wife/Martha Cratchit/Young Wife

TESS DeFLYER is delighted to return to the Geva stage this Christmas season! Favorite credits include Gertrude in Seussical at Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Geva, Lia in Moses Man at the NYMF Festival in NYC, and Little Sally in Urinetown. Tess graduated from Nazareth College with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Thank you to my family for their generous love and support, with an extra special shout out to Aaron.

KATICLAIRE DOBBINS | Belinda Cratchit/Miss Fezziwig

KATICLAIRE DOBBINS  is thrilled to be returning to Geva Theatre Center’s A Christmas Carol.  Katiclaire attends Bishop Kearney Middle School as a seventh grader.  Her favorite pastimes are singing, acting, and crafting.  This year she has added Cross-country to her activities.  Katiclaire has been performing since second grade.  Some of her favorite roles have been Girl Cratchit/Want/Turkey Girl, Fan/Miss Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Past, Princess Anna, Lumiere and Charlie Bucket.  Katiclaire would like to thank her family for their love and support.  She also thanks director Mark Cuddy for this amazing experience.

ISABELLA FOGGETTI | Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Girl

ISABELLA FOGGETTI is thrilled to be making her regional theatre debut at Geva after playing Young Fiona in the Calkins Road Middle School production of Shrek Jr. In her fourth year with the Eastman Children’s Chorus, Bella also plays piano and studies ballet/tap/jazz, being moved up to the competitive program after just one year. She enjoys playing basketball, field hockey, riding her bike/scooter, fishing, spending time with her family, and all life has to offer. Bella looks forward to performing on many more stages in Rochester and beyond!

MILO GILLESPIE | Young Ebenezer/Peter Cratchit

MILO GILLESPIE is delighted to be returning to Geva Theatre Center in A Christmas Carol. Milo’s in fifth grade at Livonia Elementary School and enjoys singing in the chorus, swimming, lacrosse, and spending time with pals. His previous stage credits include Boy Cratchit / Ignorance in A Christmas Carol (2017) and Ollie Herdman in Livonia Community Players’ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2018). Milo is grateful to everyone at Geva for this opportunity and sends love to all his family, teachers, and friends.

BRETT HAMMES | Ensemble

BRETT HAMMES is delighted to return to the Geva Theatre in A Christmas Carol. Previously, he was seen in La Cage aux Folles, Hair and A Christmas Carol. He is currently a senior, Musical Theatre major at SUNY Geneseo. Some of his Geneseo credits include Pippin, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and It Shoulda Been You. He would like to thank Melissa and Don for the incredible opportunity to continue working with them. He would also like to thank Joan Floriano, his family, and his friends for their never ending support.

ROBERT ADELMAN HANCOCK | Fred/Apprentice Ebenezer/Young Husband

ROBERT ADELMAN HANCOCK made his Geva Theatre Center debut in the 2014 production of A Christmas Carol. Mr. Hancock appeared in the London production of Daddy Long Legs and the National Tour of Mamma Mia! Regionally, he has appeared at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Northlight Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Theatreworks, Arizona Theatre Company, Rubicon Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre, La Mirada, Skylight Music Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre and Laguna Playhouse. TV credits include “Royal Pains,” “True Blood: Postmortem,” “Guiding Light,” and most recently, “Greenport.” Mr. Hancock has appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra Japan, Singapore’s Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, and the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.  He can be heard on the original cast recording of Daddy Long Legs Mr. Hancock trained at the University of Tennessee. Twitter/Instagram: boorobbie

SILAS HOLTZ | Ensemble

SILAS HOLTZ is in his ninth season performing in A Christmas Carol.  He has also worked as a stage combat consultant for Geva Theatre Center’s productions of Spamalot and The Lake Effect.  He has worked as a fight choreographer for numerous productions at Nazareth College, including As You Like It; Almost, Maine; Mad Forrest; Macbeth; and The Beaux’ Stratagem; as well as serving as assistant director and movement choreographer  for Antigone and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other forms of performance include working as a full-contact armored jouster, actor-combatant, and equestrian stunt man at various renaissance festivals.

KYLE JOHNSON | Ensemble

KYLE JOHNSON is a Junior Musical Theatre student at SUNY Geneseo. Kyle is ecstatic to be performing in his second production at Geva Theatre Center. He would like to thank Geva for giving him this tremendous opportunity, the brilliant cast and crew, as well as his theatre and voice mentors and colleagues at SUNY Geneseo.

PATRICK W. JONES | Ensemble

PATRICK W. JONES is thrilled to be returning to Geva Theatre Center as part of the 2019-2020 Season. He is currently a senior musical theatre and biology double major at SUNY Geneseo.  Previous credits include Geva’s La Cage aux Folles, A Christmas Carol, Lewis in Pippin, and Ladislav Sipos in She Loves Me. he would like to thank everyone involved in this production as well as his friends and family for their constant support.

DEVEN KOLLURI | The Ghost of Jacob Marley/Schoolmaster/Miner/Topper/Businessman

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SANDRA KRALIK | Ensemble

SANDRA KRALIK is ecstatic to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut in A Christmas Carol! She is currently a junior mathematics and musical theatre double major at SUNY Geneseo. At Geneseo, she has been in productions of Urinetown, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Babes in Arms, and She Loves Me. Sandra would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support!

ANNIE LEVINE | Ensemble

ANNIE LEVINE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut in A Christmas Carol! She is currently a senior Musical Theatre major at SUNY Geneseo. Previous credits include Leading Player in Pippin, Billie in Babes in Arms and Little Sally in Urinetown. She would love to thank her friends and family as well as the musical theatre department at Geneseo for all of their unconditional support. Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of A Christmas Carol!

JULIA MANTELL | Girl Cratchit/Want/Turkey Girl

JULIA MANTELL is a third grader at Colebrook School. She made her acting debut as Peter Pan in Shrek Jr. in August. After being a part of the Christmas Choir at church in the past, she is thrilled to be bringing her Christmas spirit to the Geva stage. She wants to send love to her family and thank Nikki Diehl for encouraging her to start acting!

JEAN McCORMICK | Mrs Fezziwig/Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Dilber

JEAN McCORMICK happily returns for a fifth year of festivities! Past credits include Cinderella, 9 to 5, All Shook Up, (Arrow Rock Lyceum), Sylvia (NLB Playhouse), Mamma Mia (Northern Stage), Sweeney Todd (Denver Center), My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse), On the Air (York Developmental Series), Mary Poppins (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Oklahoma! (Tent Theatre), Hairspray (Royal Caribbean), Les Misérables (Northern Stage) and Encore! (Tokyo Disney Sea).  Ms. McCormick spends the rest of her time developing shows for cruise ships and theme parks, singing in a band with her husband, Joe, and eating as much cake as possible. Merry Christmas!   www.jeanmccormick.com

MATTHEW S. MORGAN | Bob Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Sailor/Undertaker's Man

MATTHEW S. MORGAN is pleased to join the Geva family, and is honored for the opportunity to take a turn at Mr. Cratchit in this long running, timeless classic. Previous credits include Rock & Roll Man (Chuck Berry/ Screamin Jay); The Lion King (Broadway, Vegas & National tours); Hairspray (Broadway and Toronto companies); and the National Tour of Rent. Many plays and readings: Best of Enemies; Blues for Mister Charlie, including the upcoming Uncle Remus: His Life and Times as Told to Aaron Coleman. Thanks to ATB, Bohemia , Kit/Con & family, and to the A Christmas Carol creatives! A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears! @mrmatthewsmorgan

ALLIE MUELLER | Girl Cratchit/Want/Turkey Girl

ALLIE MUELLER is thrilled to returning to Geva Theatre Center for her fourth production of A Christmas Carol. Previously, she played Girl Cratchit and two years of Tiny Tim.  Allie is eight years old and a third grader at State Road Elementary.  She enjoys sharing the Geva experience with her sisters, Erin (Servant Girl) and Megan (intern production assistant).

ERIN MUELLER | Servant/Miss Fezziwig

ERIN MUELLER is excited to be returning to Geva Theatre Center for her eleventh Geva Performance.  Previously Erin played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, Peaseblossom in A Midsummer’s Night Dream and nine productions of A Christmas Carol: three years as Tiny Tim, Girl Cratchit, Fan, two years as Christmas Past, Belinda and completing the set this year as Servant Girl.  Erin is 13 years old and an eighth grader at Spry Middle School.  She is an avid volleyball player and plays for Schroeder Varsity and VolleyFX 16-1 team.  Many thanks to Geva staff and crew for so many wonderful experiences over the last nine years.

AALIYAH NICHOLAS | Belinda Cratchit/Miss Fezziwig

AALIYAH NICHOLAS is excited to be joining the cast of A Christmas Carol and Geva Theatre Center for the first time. Aaliyah is a seventh grader at Calkins Road Middle School. Most recently, she has performed in Matilda (Matilda) at A Magical Journey Thru Stages and South Pacific (Ngana) at The Rev. In her free time she likes to draw, sing, dance, and listen to KPop. Aaliyah would like to thank her teachers Ms. Deborah Conquest, Mr. Brian Bohrer, Ms. Robin Beal, and Mr. Greg Maddock for all the training and encouragement they have provided.

GUY PAUL | Ebenezer Scrooge

GUY PAUL returns to Geva Theatre Center where he originated the role of Scrooge in the premiere of this production in 2010. In London’s West End, he appeared in Boa and Death of a Salesman. Broadway credits include Mary Stuart, Twelve Angry Men, King Lear, The Invention of Love1776, The King and I, Private Lives, Getting Married, Rumors (LA, also), Wild Honey, Arms and the Man. Off-Broadway credits include Stuff Happens, Septimus & ClarissaMeet John Doe, CandidaCowardy Custard, J.B., The Everafters, The Flight of the Earls, The Orestia, The Underpants, Frankenstein. National Tours include The Sisters Rosensweig. In addition to Geva, Mr. Paul has appeared regionally at Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed, Globe Theatre, Guthrie Theatre (three seasons), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, others. TV credits include “Patrick Melrose,” “Father Brown,” “Black Sails,” “Life on Mars,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “George Washington: The Forging of a Nation,” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog.” Film credits include The Sense of an Ending, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Fifth Estate, and Hyde Park on Hudson. Mr. Paul currently resides in London with his wife, actress Harriet Walter.

KELSEY ROBERTS | Ensemble

KELSEY ROBERTS is so grateful to be appearing in A Christmas Carol! She is a junior Musical Theatre and Communications major at SUNY Geneseo. Previous credits include Geva’s production of La Cage aux Folles, Pepa in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Berthe in Pippin. Biggest thanks to her family and friends, as well as Dr Kurau and everyone involved in A Christmas Carol!

COLETTE ROES | Fan/Miss Fezziwig

COLETTE ROES is in fifth grade and is excited to be on the Geva stage once again with A Christmas Carol.  Favorite past roles include Kathy in Two Tickets to Paradise with rock star legend Eddie Money, Bielka in Fiddler on the Roof and Ngana in South Pacific with WTG, Cosette in Les Misérables with Pittsford HS, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Ariel in The Little Mermaid. She has done voice overs for commercials and has appeared in numerous films.  She is a member of Rochester’s Lyric Voices, studies voice with Broadway actress Nicolette Hart, and dance at Jodi B’s.

KATRINA MARLETT RUGGIERO | Fiddler

KATRINA MARLETT RUGGIERO is a Rochester native who began playing violin at a young age.  After receiving her Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, she attended Graduate School at Eastman School of Music.  She has been a regular member of pit orchestras for several local theatres including Downstairs Cabaret, Blackfriars Theatre, JCC, and Pittsford Musicals.  She has recorded film scores, and has also accompanied films at Silent Film Festivals across the nation.  Her performances with local orchestras and chamber groups keep her busy, but she is especially excited to be a part of A Christmas Carol again this year.

TARITH SAK | Ensemble

TARITH SAK is currently a student at The College at Brockport and an intern at Geva Theatre Center. He’s working on his bachelor’s degree in education, with a focus on interdisciplinary arts. Tarith has been a part of community theatre in Rochester for over 6 years. He has worked with organizations such as Dream Visualize Create, Impact Interactive, and he has worked in the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MUCCC). He is thankful for his family’s and friends’ support in school and theatre. Aside from teaching, Tarith hopes he’ll be able to continue being a part of theatre after school.

ADAM URBANIC | Ensemble

ADAM URBANIC is excited to return to the Geva stage, having appeared in A Christmas Carol during the last three seasons. A theatre graduate of the College at Brockport, Adam works as an actor and stage manager in the Rochester area. Favorite roles include Jacques in As You Like It, Johnnypateenmike in The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Becker in bobrouchenbergamerica. He would like to thank his family for their unwavering support through the years, and his friends for encouraging his weirdness and helping him channel it into something (hopefully) entertaining.

JULIA WINTER | The Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Girl

JULIA WINTER is very proud and excited to return to Geva Theatre Center’s A Christmas Carol after her debut last year. She has performed with several local theatre groups, including Brighton Summer Arts (Annie, Aristocats) and A Magical Journey Through Stages (Aladdin, James and the Giant Peach, The Lion King (Rafiki), Oklahoma). She also has appeared in commercials for several local businesses. Julia is a seventh grader at Twelve Corners Middle School. She studies voice with Laura Jean Diekmann and dances with 25 North Dance Academy. She enjoys playing piano, flute, and ukulele and winds down by skateboarding and spending time with her dog Roxy.

MARK CUDDY | Adaptor/Director

MARK CUDDY (Adaptor/Director) is in his twenty-fifth season as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center. This season, in addition to A Christmas Carol he will also direct Once.  Last season, he directed A Christmas Carol, The Humans and Erma Bombeck at Wit’s End. Mr. Cuddy is well known for his staging of premieres, contemporary comedies and musical theatre. Among his Geva Theatre Center productions have been  Private Lives, Sylvia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Good People, The Road to Where (world premiere), Clybourne Park, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, You Can’t Take It With You, Company, Superior Donuts, The Music ManFive Course Love, Fences, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Story, Pride and Prejudice (which he also co-adapted), Bad Dates, Our Town, Tuesdays With Morrie, Urinetown, Splitting Infinity, Vigil, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, That Was Then (American premiere), Convenience (world premiere musical); 1776, Proof; the world premiere of Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus North which was also seen at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Miser, the East Coast premieres of both House and Garden, Quilters, Art, Famous Orpheus (world premiere musical) with Garth Fagan Dance, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the RPO, Golf With Alan Shepard, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and State of the Union. In 2013, he was also appointed the Producer and Chief Executive of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Prior to his tenure at Geva Theatre Center, Mr. Cuddy directed a number of world and American classics while Artistic Director of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Sacramento Theatre Company.

GREGG COFFIN | Composer/Lyricist

GREGG COFFIN is delighted to be back at Geva Theatre Center where he is an Affiliate Artist. Mr. Coffin has composed, directed, arranged, or orchestrated the music for productions in theatres throughout the U.S., Canada, China, and South Korea, including the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Duke on 42nd Street, the John Houseman Theatre (Off-Broadway), the ChungMu Art Hall (Seoul), the Stratford Festival of Canada, the National Arts Centre of Canada, Canadian Stage Company, the Tarragon Theatre (Canada), Alley Theatre, American Players Theatre,  Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Guthrie Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, and the Oregon, Utah, Santa Cruz, Alabama, California, Santa Fe, Georgia, Great River, and St. Louis Shakespeare Festivals.

DON KOT | Music Director

DON KOT is Resident Music Director and Affiliate Artist at Geva Theatre Center where he celebrates his nineteenth season!  Geva productions include La Cage aux Folles, Hair, In the Heights, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Your Questions Answered (world premiere), Next to NormalSister’s Christmas Catechism, Avenue Q, CompanyThe Music ManFive Course LoveSweeney ToddCabaretUrinetownA Chorus LineCamelot1776A Christmas Carol (2002 – present), Convenience and as part of the Festival of New Plays, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the WorldOne For My Babyright next to me, Tomorrowland and An Evening with Mrs. Kasha Davis, International Celebrity Housewife.  He was also vocal coach and music arranger for Private Lives, Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant (world premiere), The Odd Couple, Informed Consent, You Can’t Take It With You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The House in Hydesville, Our Town, and Inherit the Wind.  Mr. Kot has performed Off-Broadway at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center, 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Other regional credits include The Music Man, The Best of Forbidden BroadwaySmokey Joe’s CaféLeader of the PackHonk!, and The Most Happy Fella.  National touring productions include Fosse, FootlooseFiddler on the RoofThe King and IMamma Mia, and Hairspray.  Mr. Kot is the Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

MEGGINS KELLEY | Choreographer

MEGGINS KELLEY is excited to be returning as choreographer for Geva Theatre Center’s original production of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Kelley is founder and artistic director of Dancers’ Alley Dance Studio. She was a long time faculty member of Nazareth College and has taught at NTID and the Eastman School of Music. Meggins is well known locally for her theatrical choreography and classes for dance instructors.

ADAM KOCH | Scenic Designer

ADAM KOCH returns to Geva Theatre Center where he previously designed La Cage aux Folles, Hair, In the Heights, Million Dollar Quartet, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Five Course Love and Sweeney Todd. Internationally: Dreamgirls (Seoul, South Korea). Adam was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre), as well as Bat Boy (1st Stage) in Washington D.C. Credits across the United States include productions at Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Westport Country Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Serenbe Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Great Lakes Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Music Theatre Wichita, and Portland Stage. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. For the past five years Mr. Koch along with Steven Royal have worked jointly as Adam Koch Associates, see more at adamkochassociates.com and on Instagram @instadamkoch.

DEVON PAINTER | Costume Designer

DEVON PAINTER’s (Costume Designer) previous Geva credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumGood PeoplePump Boys and DinettesA Christmas Carol, Five Course Love and Sweeney Todd.  Ms. Painter lives in New York and designs costumes throughout the United Statesmost recently Measure For Measure at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI.   New York credits include shows for Juilliard, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Culture Project, and many, many productions at The Pearl Theatre Company, as well as assisting the late Desmond Heeley on Broadway.  Regional theatre credits feature designs for the Guthrie Theater (Stage Kiss, Shadowlands, Private Lives, Death of A Salesman), the Denver Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, the Folger Theatre and the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, Anchorage Opera, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theater Festival, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her design work was exhibited in Curtain Call; Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Ms. Painter is a member of United Scenic Artists.

PAUL HACKENMUELLER | Lighting Designer

PAUL HACKENMUELLER returns to Geva Theatre Center and this production of A Christmas Carol after designing To Kill a Mockingbird in 2016. Broadway credits include work on over 10 productions including DisgracedLady Day at Emerson’s Bar and GrillFela!, Desire Under the ElmsA Bronx TaleMauritiusThe Frogs, and Aida. Mr. Hackenmueller has worked at theatres around the country including the Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theater, People’s Light and Theater Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Arena Stage, Syracuse Stage, Princeton University / McCarter Theater Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Juilliard School. Opera credits include work with Santa Fe Opera, Bucharest (Romanian) National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Colorado, and Pittsburgh Opera. Mr. Hackenmueller’s music performance work includes work with such artists as Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Justin Timberlake, Tony Bennett, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce. Commercial clients include Target Stores, Carlson Companies, Boston Scientific, Starkey, and Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Hackenmueller received his B.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and his M.F.A. from NYU Tisch. He is a faculty member of the NYU Tisch Graduate Department of Design.

LINDSAY JONES | Sound Designer

LINDSAY JONES is very pleased to return to Geva Theatre Center for A Christmas Carol which is his 22nd production here. Broadway credits include The Nap, Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Privacy, Dry Powder, and Barbecue at the Public Theater, Mankind and Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons, Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theater, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, three Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations, 3 Helen Hayes nominations, 2 Barrymore nominations, and many others. Mr. Jones was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award.  Film scoring includes HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary), and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.

DAN SCULLY | Projection Designer

DAN SCULLY returns to Geva Theatre Center where he designed the premiere of this production in 2010. Dan Scully is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer whose work explores the intersection of visual art, technology, and storytelling.  Recent projects include Peter and the Wolf with John Lithgow at Carnegie Hall; the Broadway production of Rocky;  the National Tour of If/ThenJedermann  at the Salzburger Festpiele; Untitled America for Alvin Ailey/ADT; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the NY Pops; The Orchestra Moves! At Carnegie Hall; Dearest Home (Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion); Seven Last Words with the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra Society; and the Lake Lucille Chekov Project.  Regional credits include La Jolla Playhouse, A.R.T., Trinity Rep., Cleveland Play House, Asolo Rep. MFA – NYU.

BEKAH CAREY | Wig Designer

BEKAH CAREY is thrilled to return to Geva Theatre Center. Her work was seen in Geva’s productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Midsummer Night’s DreamYou Can’t Take It With You, Music Man, A Christmas Story, Amadeus and the premiere of A Christmas Carol.  After moving to Rochester, she began working for Eastman Opera Theatre where she is currently the resident costume designer.   She is a proud SUNY Fredonia alumni.

EMILY STORK | Associate Lighting Designer

EMILY STORK’s lighting designs for theatre, dance, opera, puppetry and performance art have been seen worldwide, including festivals in Italy, France, Scotland, and Israel and in the U.S. at places as diverse as PS 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Public Theater, La Mama, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Walker Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the National Museum of the American Indian, On the Boards, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY, Lincoln Center and on the side of a building in Rochester, NY. In 2003, she was the resident lighting designer for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy where she had the pleasure of working with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti on Wagner’s Lohengrin. Some of her favorite collaborations have been with Split Britches on Peggy Shaw’s To My Chagrin, Pig Iron Theater Company’s James Joyce is Dead and So is Paris, Nora Jones’ Album Release Party for Little Broken Hearts at the Box in NYC and on the world premiere of Greg Kotis’ All Your Questions Answered directed by Sean Daniels at Geva Theatre Center. She was the Lighting Director at The Juilliard School for 12 years, where she designed countless shows and special events including the Leading Ladies Gala starring Audra McDonald and Barbara Cook and the Tempest Benefit reading with Sir Derek Jacobi. She is a proud member of United Scenic Artists 829 (IASTE Local USA 829).

Emily is the festival lighting designer for the Rochester Fringe Festival where her designs included the aerialist dance group, Bandaloop, the Cirque du Fringe in the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent and the outdoor informal installation at the Spiegel Garden. Emily received her B.A. from State University of New York at New Paltz and an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Examples of her work can be found at:  www.emilystorkdesign.com

ANDREW MARK WILHELM | Associate Sound Designer

ANDREW MARK WILHELM (Associate Sound Designer) is thrilled to be joining Geva Theatre Center. Most recently he was Sound Engineer/Resident Designer for PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, CA (The Crucible, Richard III, Peter & the Starcatcher). Other regional theatre credits include Hangar Theatre (Clybourne Park, Lend Me a Tenor, Ever So Humble) Riverside Theatre (Faith Healer), and Performance Network (Little Shop of Horrors). He has his B.F.A in Theatrical Design and Technology from Oakland University.

JEAN GORDON RYON | Dramaturg

JEAN GORDON RYON (Dramaturg) serves as Literary Associate/Dramaturg at Geva Theatre Center where, among other duties, she produces the Regional Writers Showcase and the Young Writers Showcase. She has been the dramaturg on many productions over the past nineteen years, including 1776, The Underpants, Almost Maine, The Music Man, Perfect Wedding, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, In the Heights, Steel Magnolias, Million Dollar Quartet, La Cage aux Folles and Geva’s current production of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Ryon holds a degree in drama from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College. Her most recent directing credits in the community include The Royal Family and A Streetcar Named Desire for Screen Plays, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth for Rochester Community Players: Shakespeare Program, and Philadelphia, Here I Come, Closing Time, The Field, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night for Rochester Community Players: Irish Program. Ms. Ryon is also the Artistic Director of The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of mature performers.

JENN LYONS | Production Stage Manager

JENN LYONS is a Rochester native happy to be working at Geva. Previous shows at Geva include Hair, Million Dollar Quartet, The Other Josh Cohen, In the Heights, Private Lives, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Miracle on South Division Street, Red, The Mountaintop, Little Shop of Horrors, The Odd Couple and Clybourne Park.  National Tours include Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (starring Eartha Kitt), Showboat and The Who’s Tommy. New York credits include work at Roundabout Theatre and Circle Repertory Theater as well as the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid.  Her two favorite productions are Maddie and Jack.