A Christmas Carol: A Rockin' Family Musical
by Zach Theatre
Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2016
Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition is back by popular demand for the third year in a row. A Christmas Carol plays on stage in the Topfer Theatre November 23 – December 31, 2016 and stars JASTON WILLIAMS of Greater Tuna fame, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. ZACH Theatre's A Christmas Carol combines new hit songs and reimagined carols with traditional Victorian setting and costumes.
Returning to the cast of are MICHAEL VALENTINE (The Who’s Tommy) in the role of Fred; KENNY WILLIAMS (Sophisticated Ladies, The Gospel at Colonus) as The Ghost of Christmas Past; CHANEL HAYNES-SCHWARTZ (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sophisticated Ladies) as the Ghost of Christmas Present; RODERICK SANFORD (The Gospel at Colonus) as Jacob Marley and Mr. Fezziwig; PAUL SANCHEZ (The Who’s Tommy) as Bob Cratchit; SARA BURKE(Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Winnie the Pooh) as Belle; TYLER JONES (One Man, Two Guvnors) as Young Scrooge; MARIANEL MARQUEZ as Marta Cratchit; KELLY PETLIN as Gwendolyn; and MEGAN RICHARDS WRIGHT as Mrs. Cratchit. LESLIE ANN LEAL, CELESTE CASTILLO, and NICOLAS GARZA return to A Christmas Carol in the ensemble. New to this year’s production are KIM STACY (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, James and the Giant Peach) in the role of Mrs. Fezziwig; VINCENT HOOPER (The Gospel at Colonus) as a Charitable Gentleman; BOYCE TEMPLIN (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as the Ghost of Christmas Future; AIDEN WEN and RYAN GU in the role of Tiny Tim; and D’MARIEL JONES in the ensemble.
The children’s ensemble includes BRIDGETTE PETERSON; JAVIER GARCIA (Mary Poppins); ANDERSON ZOLL (Mary Poppins); DIEGO RODRIGUEZ (Charlotte’s Web, Mary Poppins); CHARLIE WELLAND; SCARLET CRAIG (Mary Poppins); DEVON BELL; CAROLYN O'BRIEN; HELENA LANG; ELLI GRACE HODGES; CLAIRE WILCOX; ERIC GU; GEORGIA ORCHID; MERCY BOVIK (Charlotte’s Web); CHRISTIAN HOOTEN; and LILAH GUARAGNA (Alice in Wonderland).
A Christmas Carol is Adapted and Directed by ZACH Theatre Producing Artistic Director DAVE STEAKLEY with Musical Direction by ALLEN ROBERTSON. CHRISTA OLIVER is the Choreographer with BOB LAVALEY as Scenic Designer, SUSAN BRANCH TOWNE as Costume Designer and SERRET JENSEN as Hair and Makeup Designer. SARAH MAINES is the Lighting Designer with CRAIG BROCK as the Sound Designer, STEVE BAGLIO as the Properties Designer and CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER as the Stage Manager.
Special events in celebration of A Christmas Carol include:
- Wednesday Post-Show Talkback – November 30, 2016
- Sign Interpreted and Open Captioned Performance: November 30, 2016
- Champagne Opening Night: Thursday, December 1, 2016
- Sign Interpreted Performance: December 18 at 2:30 p.m.
- Z Lounge: Musical entertainment in the Topfer Theatre’s Main Lounge.
Recommendation: Six and up.
Run Time: Approximate two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission.
Heritage Title Company is Presenting Sponsor of A Christmas Carol with Silicon Labs as a Leading Sponsor, Jeff and Marcy Carpenter, Pamela and Scott Reichardt as Executive Producers, and Michael and Sarah Heidler as Producers.
Jaston Williams - Scrooge
Michael Valentine - Fred
Kenny Williams - Ghost of Christmas Past
Chanel Haynes - Schwartz - Ghost of Christmas Present
Boyce Templin - Ghost of Christmas Future
Roderick Sanford – Jacob Marley / Mr. Fezziwig
Paul Sanchez - Bob Cratchit
Megan Richards Wright - Mrs. Cratchit
Marianel Marquez - Marta Cratchit
Kelly Petlin - Gwendolyn
Vincent Hooper - Charitable Gentleman
Kim Stacy - Mrs. Fezziwig / Laundress
Tyler Jones - Young Scrooge
Sara Burke - Belle
Leslie Ann Leal - Ensemble
Celeste Castillo - Ensemble
Nicolas Garza - Ensemble
Alaina Vi Maderal - Ensemble
D'Mariel Jones - Ensemble
Aiden Wen - Tiny Tim
Ryan Gu - Tiny Tim
Devon Bell - Fan
Scarlet Craig - Fan
Javier Garcia - Young Scrooge
Mercy Bovik - Children’s Ensemble
Eric Gu - Children’s Ensemble
Lilah Guaragna - Children’s Ensemble
Elli Grace Hodges - Children’s Ensemble
Christian Hooten - S Children’s Ensemble
Helena Lang - Children’s Ensemble
Carolyn O'Brien - Belinda / Children’s Ensemble
Georgia Orchid - Children’s Ensemble
Bridgette Peterson – Children’s Ensemble
Diego Rodriguez - Turkey Boy / Children’s Ensemble
Charlie Welland - Children’s Ensemble
Claire Wilcox - Children’s Ensemble
Anderson Zoll - Turkey Boy / Children’s Ensemble
Dave Steakley - Director
Allen Robertson - Music Director
Christa Oliver - Choreographer
Bob Lavaley - Scenic Designer
Susan Branch Towne - Costume Designer
Serret Jensen - Hair and Makeup Designer
Sarah Maines - Lighting Designer
Craig Brock - Sound Designer
Steve Baglio - Properties Designer
Catherine Anne Tucker* - Stage Manager
About ZACH Theatre
A non-profit organization, ZACH creates intimate theatre experiences that ignite the imagination, inspire the spirit, and engage the community. As Austin’s leading professional producing theatre, ZACH employs more than 300 actors, musicians, and designers annually to create its own diverse array of nationally recognized plays and musicals under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley and Managing Director Elisbeth Challener. Each year, ZACH serves nearly 115,000 Central Texans – 55,000 of which are children and youth who participate in our education and outreach programs, as well as inspiring camps and classes. ZACH Theatre is honored to host private and community events across the beautiful rental-ready spaces on our three-stage campus located in the heart of Austin. Founded in 1932 and in its 84nd season, ZACH is the longest continuously running theatre company in the state of Texas, and one of the ten oldest in the country. Visit www.zachtheatre.org for more information.
ZACH Theatre’s 2016-17 Season is sponsored in part, by AT&T, Austin Catering, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dell, H-E-B, Holiday Inn-Lady Bird Lake, Kirk Tuck Photography, Marquee Event Group, OnRamp Access, and Schlotzsky’s; and by grants from The Shubert Foundation, the Junior League of Austin, The National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of The City of Austin Economic Development Department.
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November 23 - December 31, 2016
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704
Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Student Rush Tickets are $18 one hour before show time (with valid ID). Wednesdayevenings and Saturday matinees feature arts industry professional pricing.