A Christmas Carol (Special Engagement)

A Holiday Classic showing Nov 24 2017 - Dec 24 2017

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Our 52nd annual production of Dickens’ timeless classic! We invite you to spend an uplifting evening with us this holiday season! All of Dickens characters will fill you with the spirit of giving as Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas from four ghostly visitors. A holiday tradition for thousands of families. Make it yours! It’s a beautiful way to enjoy the warmth and joy of Christmas time!

Directed by: Tim Dietlein

Music Direction by: Tyler Stouffer

Show Times: See Buy Tickets Button for a full list of Show Times

Show Price: (Nov. 24th - Nov. 26th): Adult $22.00 Children (12 &under) $22.00 (Nov 30th - Dec.17th): Adult $32.00 Children (12 &under) $25.00 (Dec. 18th - Dec. 24th): Adult $32.00 Children (12 & under) $32.00

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Nick Bemrose

Young Scrooge/Chorus

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This is Nick’s first show at the Glendale Centre Theatre. Nick has acted in many productions over the years, such as Moon over Buffalo (Paul), The Graduate (Ben), Amadeus (Mozart), Biloxi Blues (Wykowski), ect. He would like to thank all his friends and family for all their support!

Bowie Bundlie

Tiny Tim

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Bowie is excited to make his stage debut at the GCT where he’s grown up, watching big bro Bradley as Tiny Tim! Bowie loves tapping, rapping, roller skating, and family time. Look for Bowie in a new reality TV show on a major cable network! Thanks to Tim, Hisato & Todd. Follow  @bowiebundlie

Travis Burnett-Doering

Boy Scrooge/Boy in Courtyard/Ignorance

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Travis is thrilled to return to the GCT for the third time. Previous performances with the GCT include The Wizard of Oz and Bye Bye Birdie (Randolph). His recent theatrical credits include Musical Theatre West’s Mary Poppins (Michael Banks) and the Norris Theater’s Music Man (Winthrop).  Additional roles include Fiddler On The Roof (Motel), Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit), Hairspray (Corny Collins), Willie Wonka (Candy Man, Mr. Salt), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) and Cats (Mungojerrie).  He is actively pursuing his work in commercials and film. He recently performed a TV voiceover for Southpark in “Put It Down”, and recorded at Capital Records as a part of a children’s choral group for an upcoming Christmas album. He wishes thanks, love and happy holidays to Laura, Bri, Anthony, Todd, Gerry, Lisa, David, Paul, Hisato, Nine O’Clock Players, Grammies and Papa and friends for their love and support.

James Betteridge

Bob Cratchit

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Of all the characters James has been lucky to portray, Bob is the one he’s proudest of. He views it as an honor to be sharing him with all the Guests of the GCT. God Bless Us, Everyone.

Ai-Chan (Love) Carier

Little Fan/Want/Jenkins' Girl

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Ai-chan (Love) is thrilled to be back at the GCT! She got her start at the GCT in The King and I as Princess Ying Yaowlak in 2015. She was also a Munchkin/Lullaby League Girl in The Wizard of Oz. She is blessed to work in commercials and TV, including CBS’s Training Day with Bill Paxton and Disney’s The Lion Guard. She is eternally grateful to Tim, Hisato, Vicky and Tom for their teaching and mentoring. God bless you, Tim!  And she thanks PB&J at Clear Talent Group plus her school and teachers for supporting her career. She dedicates her performance to her loving grand parents in America and Japan and the heavens above. Smile! (Twitter: @ai_carrier)

Carolyn Carothers

Chorus

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Carolyn is delighted to return to the Glendale Centre Theatre! Previously appearing in Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, and Puss in Boots. Other credits include: Twelfth Night, Madame Bouche in Beauty and the Beast, Edith in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera (Jerry Herman Award nominee). Many thanks to all at the GCT for the wonderful opportunities.

Tim Dietlein

Christmas Present/Mr. Fezziwig/Narrator

Tim is overjoyed to be spending his holiday season performing yet again, in this Christmas Classic for all of you. A Christmas tradition for Tim, this year marks his 41st production of A Christmas Carol here at the GCT. He hopes you enjoy the show as much as he does. A Merry Christmas to one and all, especially his two wonderful sons, Travis and Jaymes! And as Tiny Tim observed, “God bless us, everyone!”

Allyssa Amelia Entz

Carol Cratchit

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Allyssa is overjoyed to be making her GCT debut in this beloved Christmas tradition. Favorite theatre credits include Annie (Annie), Tumbleweeds (Prudence Lovely), and 3D Theatrical’s Joseph..…Dreamcoat. She has appeared in several short films and TV shows including a co-star role on NCIS. She is thankful to the entire GCT team for this opportunity.

Aubree Garman

Belle/Chorus

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Aubree is honored to be making her debut at the Glendale Centre Theatre! Aubree has performed in numerous productions including: The Sound of Music (Maria), Hair (Ronnie), Godspell (Judas Iscariot) and more. Aubree is thankful to her family and friends for their ongoing support and encouragement.

Amy Gillette

Christmas Past/Charwoman/Chorus

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Amy has been busy these past two years fulfilling many dream roles, including Anna in The King and I, Guinevere in Camelot, the title role in Victor Victoria, and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (here at the Glendale Centre Theatre). You may remember Amy from last Christmas Carol as the Ghost of Christmas Past. You also may have seen Amy here as Doralee (the Dolly Parton role), in 9 to 5 the Musical (SCENIE Award 2015) Regional credits: Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (Candlelight Pavilion) Emma in Jekyl and Hyde (Candlelight Pavilion) Belle in Beauty and the Beast (ITL Award), Lily in Secret Garden (ITL Award).

Camille Gibney

Martha Cratchit

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Camille is so excited to be a part of this fantastic production. Previous Glendale Centre Theatre credits include The Snow Queen (Willa) and twelve seasons of A Christmas Carol. So many thanks to Mom, Dad, Elise, and friends for your continuous support. Happy Christmas!

Elise Gibney

Chorus

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Elise is thrilled to return to A Christmas Carol for her eleventh year. Recent roles include Eleanor in Bonnie and Clyde, The Inspector in The Real Inspector Hound, and Phoebe in A Gentleman’s Guide… Murder. She dedicates this performance to Dr. Iris Navarro, without whom she would not be standing.

Greg Hardash

Charity Solicitor/Mr. Jenkins/Chorus

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Greg is excited to be returning to the GCT once again this season for A Christmas Carol. Past GCT credits include Me and My Girl, Crazy for You, The King and I, Pirates, Hello Dolly, and My Fair Lady. Regionally, Greg has also appeared in Mary Poppins, Ragtime, Singin’ in the Rain, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Wizard of Oz. When not on stage, Greg spends his time in the classroom, trotting the globe, and at the Happiest Place on Earth. Thank you to everyone at the GCT for always making this special place feel just like home.

Tom Killam

Ebenezer Scrooge

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Tom would like to thank Tim Dietlein for opportunity to have been able to inhabited one of is favorite characters ever, Ebenezer Scrooge, for the past four years, along with a few others (Henry Higgins, Sherlock Holmes, Buffalo Bill and Richard Jenkins). I feel truly blessed to have been able to share the stage with all the actors that have come together to tell this amazing story.  And to you the audience a very special thank you for all your kind words and support.  God bless everyone!

Thomas King

Douglas Cratchit

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Thomas  is so excited to be in A Christmas Carol for a second time! Glendale Centre Theatre is a home away from home for Thomas, where he’s attended summer camp for five years. He would like to thank Josh Evans, his improv teacher, along with the cast and crew and all his family and friends for supporting him.

Katy Marcella

Chorus

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Katy  is thrilled to be back at the GCT for her 1st production of A Christmas Carol! Katy has studied dance from coast to coast and has taught dance internationally at Maltepe Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey. Proud grad of the BFA Musical Theatre program at University of Minnesota Duluth. Other GCT credits include: Footloose, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Damn Yankees.

Tosca Minotto

Mrs. Cratchit

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Tosca is delighted to return for her tenth season of A Christmas Carol alongside her beautiful Cratchit brood. Tosca was last seen haunting Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery as Mrs. Bodman in Liliom, this year’s frame for Unbound Productions’ Wicked Lit. At the GCT, Tosca most recently appeared in last fall’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. In addition to her onstage work at the GCT, she has written six children’s musicals, including this season’s Puss In Boots and The Snow Queen. She wishes one and all a Very Merry Christmas indeed!

Nick Mizrahi

Fred

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Nick is honored to be a part of A Christmas Carol once again at the GCT. Previous credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet: An ASL Love Story, Macbeth in Shakespearience, Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Daniel in Tribes. Nick would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support in everything he does.

Linda Neel

Tippers Girl/Chorus

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Linda is happy to return to the GCT after appearing as Wendy Jo in Footloose. Favorite credits include Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde, Hunyak in Chicago, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. Linda thanks everyone at the GCT for allowing her the opportunity to do what she loves most of all. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Sara Owinyo

Chorus

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Sara is excited to make her GCT debut! She received her BM in Vocal Performance from The Master’s University and since then has performed with Santa Clarita Regional Theatre and Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi Valley. Past favorite roles include Grizabella (Cats), Aida (Aida), Rizzo (Grease). Soli Deo Gloria

Bridget Pugliese

Fred's Wife/Chorus

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Happy Christmas! Bridget was last seen here in Footloose, Guys & Dolls, 9 to 5, and Hairspray! She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with her BA in Theatre. Bridget is a dancer who has worked for Disneyland Parades/Shows & various dance groups. She is an avid fan of The Bachelor, sweets, working out, DIY projects, & lots of coffee. Phil 4:6

Paul Reese

Charity Solicitor/Chorus

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After a three-year absence, Paul is glad to be returning to the GCT for the holidays. He would like to thank his wife, Meredith, (whose love proves that charity begins at home) and his daughter, Scout, (who he wishes was “nestled all snug in her bed”) for their love and support.

Jacob Reynolds

Topper/Chorus

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Jacob is thrilled to perform in his 2nd show at the GCT! His past credits include Travis in Footloose, Jamie Lockhart in The Robber Bridegroom, John Brooke in Little Women, and Tom Trainor in No No Nannette. Jacob would like to thank the cast and crew for this amazing opportunity.

Calista Ruiz

Mrs. Fezziwig/Laundress/Chorus

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Calista Ruiz is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the GCT’s A Christmas Carol!  Favorite musical credits include Crazy for You, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and Anything Goes. Love and thanks to family and friends for their continuous support.

Luke Matthew Simon

Christmas Future/Chorus

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Luke is excited to be in his eighth show here at the GCT! You may have seen Luke in other productions here at the GCT such as: My Fair Lady, You Can’t Take It With You, Sleeping Beauty, Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Frog and the Princess, and Snow White. Luke would like to thank his parents, and Tim and Tyler for this opportunity. Micah 6:8

Shea Taylor

Marley/Undertaker/Chorus

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Shea is an actor/singer/dancer/director/writer/audiobook narrator who does too many things and never sleeps. He is so pleased to be returning for the third time to A Christmas Carol here at the GCT! His favorite shows he’s never been in are Into the Woods and Evita!

Carter Thomas

Dick Wilkins/Chorus

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Carter is over joyed to return to Glendale Centre Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. Previous roles include Peter Cratchit, Digby Cratchit and Tiny Tim. He has been performing at GCT since the age of seven in shows such as To Kill A Mockingbird and The King and I. Carter is so happy to have the opportunity to return in such an amazing show. Thank you to Tim and the entire cast and crew of A Christmas Carol. Merry Christmas to all!

Belle Warren

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Belle is thrilled to be returning to the GCT stage. She was last seen at GCT in Annie Get Your Gun as (Jessie) Christmas Carol is one of Belle’s favorite Christmas stories and she is so delighted to be part of this beautiful rendition once again. Belle would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  (Some of her favorite roles to date are: Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Little Mermaid (Flounder), Music Man (Amaryllis), and Wizard of Oz (Dorothy).  She is so delighted to be part of such an amazing cast!).

Bronx Warren

Peter Cratchit

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This will be Bronx’s first production with GCT and he could not be more excited!! Bronx has been part of a lot of different productions throughout his years, but Christmas Carol is one of his most favorites.  He is excited to be able to help bring this story to life for you during this Christmas season! Merry Christmas Everyone!! (Some of his favorite roles to date are: Stories of Winnie the Pooh, (Christopher Robin), Beauty and the Beast, (Lumier), and High School Musical (Zek) among others. He is thrilled to have the chance to be able to be part of such an amazing production and work with such a great cast!!)

Don Woodruff

Old Joe

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Don was last seen at the GCT in The Importance of Being Earnest. He has been at the GCT for 20 years and has been in such shows as A Christmas Carol, Black Comedy, Catch Me If You Can, Cash on Delivery, Annie, Kiss Me Kate, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Phantom, Squabbles, Jane Eyre, and many more.