Pictured: Gary Neal Johnson
As it’s 37th season of A CHRISTMAS CAROL approaches, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and production team for the world premiere new adaptation of the beloved story by Artistic Director Eric Rosen. “After 37 years it’s both daunting and thrilling to look at a much-beloved production through a new lens,” explains Rosen. “This is a chance to re-examine, reimagine and remake a piece of art, and I’m finding Dickens’ original text much funnier and joyful than I remember. I’m fairly certain that this discovery will also be shared by our audiences.”
Directed by Rosen, the production features Chioma Anyanwu (Ensemble), Lauren Braton (Quartet-Soprano), Walter Coppage (Marley), Sam Cordes (Young Ebenezer/Fred), Bree Elrod (Mrs. Cratchit), Peggy Friesen (Mrs. Fezziwig/Harp), Gary Neal Johnson (Ebenezer Scrooge), Shanna Jones (Quartet-Alto), Jay Love (Ensemble), Mike Prucha (Musician), John Rensenhouse (Old Joe), Mark Robbins (Dickens), Ken Sandberg (Ensemble), Jonathan Schriock (Musician), Megan Sells (Ensemble), Vanessa Severo (Belle/Mrs. Fred), Emily Shackelford (Ensemble), Rusty Sneary (Present), Charlie Spillers (Ensemble), Bradley Thomas (Ensemble), Jake Walker (Bob Cratchit), Cheryl Weaver (Past), Brianna Woods (Ensemble), Donovan Woods (Quartet-Bass), and John-Michael Zuerlein (Quartet-Tenor).
The Youth Ensemble will be broken down into two casts:
Lucy Alcock, Emma Andrews, Eli Black, Ashley Elliot-Rowe, Estelle Gordon, Marshall Jones, Anna Mikesic, Benjamin Priestland, Aria Smith, and Drew Squire.
Maddox Bane, Siena Claure, Elliott Daggett, Ella Graham, Sarah Keary, Ellie McManamy, Ava Jane Meiners, Sawyer Nevins, and Cara Parsi.
The production team includes Jason Chanos (Associate Director/Vocal Coach), Anthony Edwards (Music Director), Tracy Terstriep Herber (Period Movement/Choreographer), Jason Thompson (Co-Lighting and Projections Designer), Kaitlyn Thompson (Co-Lighting and Projections Designer), John Ezell (Scenic Designer), Gene Friedman (Associate Scenic Designer), Joshua Horvath (Sound Designer), Stella Yesul Tag (Costume Designer), Lindsay W. Davis (Assistant Costume Designer), Jennifer Collins (Production Stage Manager), and Rachel Dyer (Assistant Stage Manager).
A CHRISTMAS CAROL runs November 17 – December 24th. For more information visit kcrep.org.