This award winning actor/director is excited to be asked to join Plaza Theatre in this production of A Christmas Carol. A few of his favorite roles have been: Aegon – A COMEDY OF ERRORS, Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Joe Keller – ALL MY SONS, Dr. Bessner – MURDER ON THE NILE, Touchstone – AS YOU LIKE IT, Charlie Baker – THE FOREIGNER, Master Ford – MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Volpone – VOLPONE, Bobby Franklyn – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, Paravicini – THE MOUSETRAP, Renfield – COUNT DRACULA, and Nick Cristano – OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS. He is also well know for directing such shows as; DIAL “M” FOR MURDER, TAMING OF THE SHREW, MISTRESS OF THE INN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, ANGEL STREET, DEARLY DEPARTED, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE, ON GOLDEN POND, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, and many others. Steven studied Dramatic Production at Bob Jones University and Shakespeare with Chris Pickles of the Royal National Theatre. Steven is on the Board of Stolen Shakespeare Guild.
Luke is appearing in his fourth production at PTC, and is glad to be back. His favorite Plaza roles include Frank Gilbreath, Sr. In CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN and Eric Swan in CASH ON DELIVERY. He has also appeared locally with the Carnegie Players as Thomas Jefferson in 1776, Aslan in THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and as Count Dracula in DRACULA. He is happy to be sharing the stage once again with his children, Dora and John. He has a BA in Theatre Arts from California State University San Bernardino and is a theatre teacher at Alvarado Junior High School. He is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife Rachel.
Michael is excited to be back on the Plaza stage in one of his favorite productions! This is the third year Michael has played the role of Dickens/Fred and he feels it is a great honor to do so again. This is Michael's 8th production with PlazaCo. Some of his other favorite roles include Mr. Forbright in CASH ON DELIVERY, Mr. DePinna in YOU CAN"T TAKE IT WITH YOU, and Jeffrey in THE CURIOUS SAVAGE. Michael would like to thank his wife, Aimee, for her support and sends his love to his three children, Rylee, Jake, and Aubrie. A thank you also to JaceSon and Tina for giving him the opportunity to play this role again. When not on stage, Michael can be found teaching English to 7th and 8th graders in Fort Worth ISD. He is also a hockey fan and enjoys reading about The War Between the States. "Absque sudore et labore nullum opus perfectum est."
G. AARON SILER
(Present, Old Joe, DQ)
If you have ever been to Plaza Theatre Company before then you have probably seen or met Aaron. As one of the co-founding producers here Aaron is here at the theatre most weekends. Favorite roles include Horton in SEUSSICAL, Jim in ALL SHOOK UP, Charlie Brown in GOOD MAN...CHARLIE BROWN, and Pap in BIG RIVER. Aaron is the father to 3 wonderful kids and husband to his lovely wife, Milette. Aaron also won a 2010 Column award for Best Sound Design in a musical for PlazaCo's production of AIDA.
is thrilled to be returning to Plaza for his second appearance in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Greg has a magna cum laude BFA in theatre from TCU. Favorite roles include Captain Von Trapp in SOUND OF MUSIC, Chauvelin in SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Einstein in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, and Joseph in JOSEPH....DREAMCOAT. Many thanks to the Barrus and Siler families for so many wonderful opportunities. Extra thanks to my family for their support and love.
(Past, Poor Wife, DQ)
"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys." -Charles Dickens
is overjoyed to be back on stage again at Plaza. After a hiatus, Jon is back playing Marley and The Undertaker in this production. You may have seen him as the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST or Smudge in FOREVER PLAID at Plaza. Jon says a special thank you for the support of Plaza staff and dedicates this show to those special people in his life.
(Mrs. Fezziwig, Georgina, DQ)
Is thrilled to be on the Plaza stage again. Previous favorite roles include Mayor Matilda Hyde in ALL SHOOK UP at PlazaCo; Mrs. Potts in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Carnegie, a role she was awarded Favorite Scene Stealer by The Star Group; Mrs. Paroo in MUSIC MAN at PlazaCo; Narrator in JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT at BCT. Many thanks and much love to her husband of 28 years, Joe, for all the quick meals on the run and for never grumbling when she has yet “another show”. Her favorite role of all has always been mother to Samantha and Daniel and being Grammie to her adorable grandson, Hayden. Her Daddy and P.I.G.’s rule!! Isn't that right Earl? That's enough Earl!
continues to fall more in love with the story of A Christmas Carol! This production marks her third time to play the role of Mrs. Cratchit. Christine has previously appeared at Plaza in some of her favorite roles including Betty Blake in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN. She also performed the role of Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY. When not on stage, Christine enjoys her eclectic lifestyle which centers around her husband and three children. She would like to thank her family for their faithful love and support. And a special thanks as well to her dear friends JaceSon and Tina for allowing her this challenging and invigorating outlet.
David is 8 years old. He is thrilled to have the part of TIny Tim. His first theater experiences came on the stage of the Carnegie Players where one of his favorite roles was Chip in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. David was seen this fall as a king's attendant in THE PROMISE at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose. You might have heard his voice on the radio commercials for THE PROMISE. He is currently playing the part of Billy in THE PROMISE OF CHRISTMAS. His first Plaza role was a Who in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. He had so much fun that he decided to audition for more shows. His other roles at Plaza have been Winthrop in THE MUSIC MAN, Freddie in WILL ROGER'S FOLLIE'S, and Jackie in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. "Thanks to Hannah for being my first honeybun :)"
JACESON P. BARRUS
(Charity Man 2, Topper)
For his 22nd time playing in this show, JaceSon is jazzed to be playing a role he's never gotten to play before - that of a Solicitor and Topper. He also dearly loves the chance to direct with his wife Tina. Past favorite roles include Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN, Fred/Petruchio in KISS ME KATE and Schroeder in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. JaceSon was also the proud recipient of two 2009 Column Awards - 1 for his portrayal of Ms. Cowper in CASH ON DELIVERY and sharing one with his wife Tina as co-Directors of AIDA. He's the proud papa of 6 amazing kiddos and an avid Civil War buff. In his spare time he loves watching old movies and Jazz basketball.
(Charity Man 1, David, DQ)
Mike Scarlett is a singer/songwriter and plays the guitar, banjo, banjola, ukelele, and piano. He has an undergraduate degree in voice and a masters degree in marriage and family counseling. Mike is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a local counseling practice. Music has been a driving force in Mike's life since he was a young child. This is Mike's debut performance with Plaza.
"I have had a wonderful time working on this show. The leaders and cast have been great to work with, and the family atmosphere would make even the most shy person feel welcome. Thank you Plaza for giving me an opportunity to perform."
Was last seen as Little Girl Bixby in SEVEN BRIDES. Previous shows at PlazaCo include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, SEUSSISCAL THE MUSICAL and THE MUSIC MAN. Brooke's favorite role to date is Cindy Lou Who in SEUSSICAL. Brooke is the youngest of four girls and loves to sing and perform. She also loves reading, writing stories, and drawing. "Thank you Miranda, my big sister, for driving me to all of my rehearsals! You rock!"
Caleb is the 11 year old son of Mark and Debra Midkiff. He is happy to get to be in another show with his family. He most recently played Billy in THE PROMISE in Glenrose. One of his favorite roles was Randy in THE CHRISTMAS STORY with The Carnegie Players. Here at Plaza he enjoyed the parts of Freddie, a son of Will Rogers in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, Dan in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, and Winthrop in MUSIC MAN. "Thanks to Mrs. Geisel for giving me the courage to audition for Billy and Winthrop."
Dora is in her third show at Plaza, having last been seen on the Plaza stage as Martha Gilbreth in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, and was last onstage in Cleburne in DRACULA with the Carnegie Players. She is currently in her sophomore year at Alvarado High School. Favorite roles include the Red Queen in ALICE IN WONDERLAND and Josie Kilbride in BY THE BOG OF CATS. She is very exited to be onstage with her father and brother again, and of course to be a part of this show!
John is in his second production with Plaza, the first having been CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. He is thirteen years old and tries his best to make as little sense as possible. By far, his favorite role of all time was Robin Goodfellow in THE RUDE MECHANICALS with the Golden Arrow Players. He doesn't really do anything special outside of his volunteer acting. However, on a more positive note, he's dropped his potions.
Katie is ecstatic to be playing Martha Crachit for the second time at Plaza Theatre. Favorite past roles include Martha Cox in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Louisa Von Trapp in SOUND OF MUSIC, and Beth Bradley in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER. "Love and thanks to all my friends and family, especially my amazing Westhill Youth Group. God bless! "
is happy to be back in this year's A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This is her third time to be involved with the production. In previous years, she played the roles of Tiny Tim, Little Fan, Ghost of Christmas Past and Turkey Boy. Other favorite roles include Young Sour Kangaroo in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL and Marta in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Lauren is an avid reader (Percy Jackson is her current obsession!) and loves having a little sister.
Sarah Scarlett is honored to be in her first production with Plaza Theatre Company. She enjoys being on stage and has competed in a number of talent competitions throughout North Texas. She sings and is currently studying the piano. "Thanks so much to the Plaza Theatre Company for the opportunity to be part of such a great and talented cast."
You may remember Annalee from our last production, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, where she played Caitlin. She is a senior at the Travis Academy of Fine Arts (TAFA) where she has had the privilege to perform in the academy's yearly Musical Extravaganza. Her past roles include Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Liesl in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Truly Scrumptious in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, and Golde in THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, all of which were performed at TAFA. She would like to give a special thanks to her fellow actor and long time friend, Andrew Guzman, for the many hours he's dedicated-and the many miles he's driven-to help her with her first production!
(Topper's Girl, Violinist)
Betsy is very excited to be a part of one of her favorite Christmas story traditions. Betsy has been Lady McBeth in 11 VARIATION...FRIAR JOHN'S MISTAKE, ensemble in FRANKENSTEIN, and a Who in SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. She would like to thank her uncle and aunt, Mark and Debra Midkiff and their sweet family for letting her stay with them for this year. She would also like to thank parents, Doug and Celeste Wilson, and her five siblings for all the love and support they have always given her over the years.
(Boy Scrooge, Frederick Cratchit)
is happy to be back performing at PlazaCo. Past performances include Sling shot boy in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers WILL ROGERS FOLLIES As James Rogers BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as Chip, A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Fedrick, and SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL as a Who. Cameron is having a great time doing this show!
is so excited to have the opportunity to be in this show. Past roles include Ernestine Gilbreth in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, Martha Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the Ghost of Christmas Past in A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS, Mother in VOICES, and many more! Dana is a freshman at CHS this year.
Daron is thrilled to be part of her third Christmas Carol production at Plaza, even if it is only for a few performances. She has performed, according to the wall of posters in the lobby, in 15 shows so far and can't wait to do more. You may have seen her recently as Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS, Natalie/Ed inALL SHOOK UP or Z's Favorite in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. She will not waste your time by listing all of the other shows she's been in, since odds are good that you are actually seeing the other Belle, played by Annalee, who is awesome and plays the harp. Thanks to JaceSon and Tina for asking her to fill in and trusting that she would be able to do so. Happy Christmas and God Bless!
Devlin is thrilled to be back at Plaza for his tenth show! You may remember him as a soldier in AIDA, and "The Worm" in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. He's glad to be working with a wonderful cast, and happy to actually PERFORM in A CHRISTMAS CAROL this time! He'd like to thank his family for supporting him and driving him everywhere. "To all my friends: 'Let's kick the tires and light the fires!'"
is happy to be at PlazaCo for this show she has also been seen in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN as Mary Gilbreth SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS As Little Girl Bixby WILL RODGERS FOLLIES As a Dog, SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL as Cindy Loo Who,THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Gretel, A CHRISTMAS CAROL As Tiny Tim, and THE MUSIC MAN In the Ensemble. In Edens Spare time she likes to Costume Design And Dance.
This is Hillary's debut stage performance! She is 11 years old & attends 5th grade at Southwest Christian School. She has many passions in addition to her new-found love of the theater, including caring for her red-eared slider turtles (Arizona Bubbles and Katie-Bug), her cat Gray-C, jewelry making/design, fashion, art, cooking, going to church, and her family. "I really want to thank my family, especially my mom, for supporting me during this whole process of A Christmas Carol."
JILLIAN GRACE HARRISON
is so grateful to be part of a show with such Christmas spirit! Jillian was last seen playing Baby in ALL SHOOK UP, Martha in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, and Zaneeta in THE MUSIC MAN. Jillian would like to thank the Barrus family for putting up with her in their house for many a night, in order to be at rehearsals and shows. "Sending love to all my dear family and friends for their love and support. Christmas is the best time of year! "
(Young Scrooge, Poor Husband, DQ)
Mr. Talley is currently the choir director at Wheat Middle School in Cleburne. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Music in 2010. While at SFA , Mr. Talley was under the direction of Dr. Tim King and took voice from Debbie Berry. Kelly has always enjoyed performing and singing. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with his dog Max. Kelly has performed in several operas and musicals throughout Texas. Kelly would like to thank God for giving him the opportunity to share his gifts with others. He would like to thank his parents, grandparents, family and fellow staff members who persuaded him to audition for Christmas Carol. Mr. Talley would like to thank his students who are his inspiration to get up every morning and share his love of music with the world. Finally, he would like to thank his fellow cast members and new Plaza Family for being so supportive and such a joy to work with. He wishes you all a very Merry Christmas.
This is Kimberly's first show at Plaza and she is thrilled to be here! She appeared last year in JaceSon Barrus's adaption of A CHRISTMAS CAROL with the Stolen Shakespeare Guild in Irving. She has also been seen locally at Music Theatre of Denton, Garland Civic Theatre, Fort Worth Theatre, Artisan Center Theatre, Arts 5th Avenue, The Courtyard Theatre, Word of Mouth Productions, Plano Children's Theatre, The ArtCentre Theatre and others. Favorites include: RAGTIME, JOSEPH/DREAMCOAT, BIG RIVER, GODSPELL, HAY FEVER, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TWELFTH NIGHT, SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL, A NIGHT AT THE ALGONQUIN, AUNTIE MAME and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, LIVE! Thanks to JaceSon, Tina and Christine for the chance to be a part of A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Marcie is thrilled to be performing in her third Plaza Theatre Co. production. Her favorite roles include the Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET with, the Jitterbug in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Alice Wendlekins in THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, and Silly Girl in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with Clebune Carnegie Players. Marcie wants to thank her amazing family for their constant support and her wonderful Savior for giving her opportunities to pursue her passions. "Remember where your talents come from!"
Nolan is enjoying his third Plaza production. He would like to thank his G-Pa, Dick Helmcamp, for getting him interested in plays. Nolan is an 11 year-old homeschooler who is involved with Johnson Co. Christian Educators, attends The Church at Burleson, and loves video games and acting! Parts Nolan has enjoyed in the past are Dan, CHEAPER...DOZEN, Plaza Co., book boy, OLIVER, G.C.Carnegie Players, Barney, MUSIC MAN, Plaza Co., and Joe, BEST CHRISTMAS...EVER, G.C. Carnegie Players. "Thanks to my parents for driving me from Burleson to play practice and back!"
has been in a few shows here at Plaza. You may remember him as Raymond in KISS AND TELL or The Washing Machine in CASH ON DELIVERY, Fredrich in SOUND OF MUSIC and Collin in THE SECRET GARDEN. He also played Ruby Sideburns in the Lolly-Pup's Roundup show BLACKBEARDS BIRTHDAY BASH. Park is an inventor (better keep an eye on the blue tape) and a professional big brother. He sends loves to Tabby, Cam, Edie and Mimi.
This is Rachel's first time on the PlazaCo stage. She has been playing the flute for 24 years and studied music at the University of North Texas. She has performed numerous times at church functions and Christmas parties. Rachel currently lives in Cleburne with her husband and three wonderful children where she enjoys writing short stories and poetry. "I am thrilled to be part of the Plaza Theatre's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and enjoy working with so many talented and wonderful people!" Rachel would also like to thank her mother for many years of encouragement in regard to music and her husband, Brian, for his support.
Stephanie is super excited to be a part of this amazing cast! This is Stephanie's 5th production at PTC. Previous favorite roles at Plaza have been: Millie in OKLAHOMA!; Nerd in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL; and part of the ensemble in ALL SHOOK UP. Stephanie is also playing Cinders in CINDERS at Alvarado High School. Steph just made 2nd Chair in the District Band and is hoping to make it to State. Wish her Luck! Stephanie is a Freshman at Alvarado High Shool and is trying to survive through the hectic life of Boys, Drama, and No Sleep. In her free time(What is that?????) Stephanie like to relax and watch Disney Movies. She wants to that the cast for making this time fun and not awkward. "Be Who you are and say what you feel, because the ones who mind don't matter and the ones who matter don't mind."
(Fred's Wife, Fezziwig party)
Often described as a "late bloomer", this is Susan's stage debut & is delighted to be performing alongside her daughter Hillary. In addition to being a private practice dietitian, she is an extremely busy mother of 3 girls and wife to an amazing husband, Glen. "I have had so much fun doing this with Hillary but I am really ready for a nap!"
is honored to be onstage with such a talented cast. Tabi loves being in shows, and recent favorites include Sarah in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Gloria in THOROUGHLYMODERN MILLY, and Corliss in KISS AND TELL. Tab thinks the best thing about this show is being onstage with her real-life siblings, and she sends lots of love to Parky, Cam, Edie, Mimi, and Jonah. She also sends a shout out to her fantastic mom and dad, who are thankfully NOT the "strictest parents in town", as well as her extremely stupendous friends for being so doggone wonderful
is excited to appear in her first acting performance at Plaza Theatre. She has danced the past few years at Studio C Dance where she was in advanced Ballet and Tap classes. She loves singing and dancing and, "is really excited to wear costumes when it isn't Halloween!" She loves drawing, sewing, and cooking.
This is Jacob's first role in a theatrical performance.
"Thank you to my friends and family for coming to see me, Merry Christmas."
This is Micah's debut performance at Plaza. He performs daily at home as he and his sister are constantly putting on shows for the family and neighbors. He is a born comedian and loves singing, dancing, laughing, and playing basketball. Micah would like to thank his mom and dad for letting him stay up WAY past his bedtime for rehearsals!
Is Exited to be performing in her fith show. Past shows Include Gertie Gilbreth in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN A Flower In ALICE IN WONDER LAND At Cleburne High School A Dog In Will Rodgers Follies At Plaza Theatre Company And Towns Girl In MUSIC MAN At Plaza Theatre Compnany. In Miranda's free time she likes to Play Tag Perfom in Ballett And Sing. Mimi wants To send a Shout Out To Her Friend Morgan Atwell."Hi morgan!"
This is Samantha's first show with Plaza Theatre Company. She thrilled to be a part of CHRISTMAS CAROL and to have her mom, Cherie, along side her. She would like to thank JaceSon and Tina for the opportunity to be their Stage Manager. In the past she has been a part of JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT, MY FAIR LADY, BRIGADOON and STATE FAIR. In her spare time she's a mommy to an amazing little boy, Hayden. "Thanks to my family for everything and I love you all."
is excited to be involved in her first Plaza Theatre Company performance. She is from Grandview, TX and has enjoyed taking acting classes in Ft. Worth. She would like to thank her family for letting her be involved in this show.
is a 13 year-old homeschooler from Burleson who loves being behind the camera instead of in front of it. He's worked backstage for PlazaCo in THE MUSIC MAN, OVER THE RIVER...WOODS, and for Carnegie in BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Devin did perform in Carnegie's production of OLIVER! Devin would like to thank JaceSon and Tina for this opportunity and his family for their support.