G. AARON SILER
Aaron is one of the four founding producers of Plaza Theatre Company and has performed in many different shows here such as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Nicely Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS, Horton in SEUSSICAL, Charlie Brown in GOOD MAN...CHARLIE BROWN, Buffalo Bill in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and many more. Aaron has also won multiple DFW area Column Awards including Best Actor in a Musical (as Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and as Edna in HAIRSPRAY), Multiple Best Director awards (RAGTIME-co-directed with his wife Milette Siler, INTO THE WOODS, TREASURE ISLAND), Best Scenic Design, Best Sound Design awards and the Rudy Seppy Volunteer Award. Aaron is a proud father of three wonderful kids and husband to Milette Siler.
This is Luke's 59th production with Plaza Theatre Company. He has appeared as an actor most recently at Plaza as Otto Frank in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. This is his 6th appearance in A CHRISTMAS CAROL for PTC having performed as Dickens/Fred in 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018, and as Scrooge in the video production in 2020. He received the 2019 Column Award for Best Actor in a Play Non Equity for Atticus Finch in Plaza’s production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Other notable roles include Long John Silver in TREASURE ISLAND at Plaza and Sweeney Todd in SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at the Granbury Theatre Company. He is the Theatre Arts Director at Alvarado High School. He is a co-owner of Dance Across Cleburne with his wife and co-director Rachel.
PlazaCo audiences may remember Gary as Mr. Van Daan from our recent production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Admiral Boom/Chairman in MARY POPPINS or as Jonathan Hardcastle in ONE FOR THE POT. Other roles here include Isador Strauss from TITANIC, Wilbur Turnblad/HAIRSPRAY (COLUMN Award) and Pastor Malden/POLLYANNA (2015). Gary has worked extensively in area DFW theatres, as well as in film and commercials; and he is the proud recipient of five COLUMN Awards. He is represented by Core Talent - http://www. coretalent.biz/Talent/Gary-Payne/
(Belle/The Ghost of Christmas Past/Poor Wife)
Is thrilled to be returning to the PlazaCo stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL having just played the role of Adult Anne Shirley in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Past favorite roles include Graziella in WEST SIDE STORY at Granbury Theater Co,, Amyrillis in THE MUSIC MAN at Lyric Stage, Ella in CINDERELLA, Beth in LITTLE WOMEN, and a Newsie in NEWSIES all at PlazaCo. Eden also had the opportunity to film two Broadway Jr. choreography dvds, CHILDREN OF EDEN JR. and 42ND STREET School Edition with iTheatrics in NYC. Eden would like to thank her friends and family for the constant love and support they provide her.
FREDDY MARTINEZ JR
(Fred/The Ghost of Christmas Present)
Freddy is exceedingly exceptionally extraordinarily excited to be performing in his first Christmas show at Plaza Theatre! He has just come from Assistant Directing ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and also playing Audrey 2 in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Granbury Theatre Company. You will next see him in "Fire Alarm: The Musical" where every 2 minutes he'll make a loud BEEP sound to alert you that it's time to change the battery.
He would like to thank God, his Beautiful wife, and as always, Meryl Streep.
(Mr. Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Topper)
Cameron Vargas is thrilled to be making his return to the Plaza Theater Stage! He was recently a part of the EPR program at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and he attended school at PCPA . He’s starred in shows such as: WEST SIDE STORY, DOGFIGHT, LITTLE WOMEN, CINDERELLA, Neil Simon’s BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS. He’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who got him to this point, especially his family, he wouldn’t be where he is without them.
(Mr. Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Topper)
Josh is grateful for another chance to be on the Plaza stage! Favorite shows at PTC include OLIVER, ELF, TITANIC, FOREVER PLAID, MATILDA, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, ADDAMS FAMILY, LITTLE SHOP, BREAKING UP, BYE, BYE BIRDIE, DROWSY CHAPERONE, ANNIE, CRAZY FOR YOU and JOSEPH. Other favorites include ADDAMS FAMILY, HELLO DOLLY, GODSPELL, CHRISTMAS CAROL, and LITTLE WOMEN with Granbury Theatre Co. Assistant directing credits: LITTLE SHOP at GTC. Josh is the IT and Family Ministry Director, and sings on the praise team at Granbury FUMC. He would like to thank God, his loving wife, and daughter for always believing in him.
ABBY WATSON MARTINEZ
(Mrs. Cratchit/Topper’s Girl)
Abby is delighted to join the cast of her fourth show with PlazaCo.
You may have seen her in various shows at The Promise, Plaza Theatre, or Carnegie Players. When at home, she enjoys painting, cooking, and snuggles with her puppy. She is playing alongside her husband Freddy Martinez Jr. , and would like to thank him for his continued love and support. "You are my home Dearling."
A. SOLOMON ABAH JR
(Solicitor 1/Mr. Fezziwig/Old Joe)
Solomon is back at Plaza Theatre Co. after co-directing RAGTIME. He has performed in DFW and is always looking for the next challenging role. You may remember Solomon from DRIVING MISS DAISY as Hoke Coleburn but he has performed at Plaza Theatre since 2009 in SEUSSICAL!
Anna is excited to be in her seventh main stage show at Plaza Theatre Company. You may have seen her in FREAKY FRIDAY, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, CINDERELLA, OLIVER, MARY POPPINS, and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. You may have also caught her at Plaza’s junior theatre where she has done A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE, JR, and FROZEN, JR, among others. Being Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, JR, and being Karen in SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS THE MUSICAL, have been her absolute favorite so far. Anna wants to thank JaceSon Barrus and Tracie Griffiths for trusting her with this role, and to her entire Plaza family for being loving and accepting of her. Also, many thanks to her parents, her doggies, and Gideon for being her biggest supporters. "BEEF!"
KELSEY GRACE KILGORE
Kelsey is the Elementary Theatre Director at Texas School of the Arts in Fort Worth, TX. She graduated from TCU with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. This is Kelsey's second PTC show. She recently appeared in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG as Truly Scrumptious. Several other credits include Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS, Kitty in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Lucy Van Pelt in GOOD MAN... CHARLIE BROWN!, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FOOTLOOSE, LES MISÉRABLES, HELLO, DOLLY!, THE SECRET GARDEN, and ANNIE. She would like to thank JaceSon for the opportunity to perform in this gorgeous adaption. "May it haunt your houses... pleasantly, being a Christmas carol."
(Young Ebenezer/Poor Husband/Belle’s Husband)
Tyler is here for show number 6 in 2022, and he couldn't ask for a better show to do it. You may have seen him here in such shows as ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, MARY POPPINS, THE ARK, and ONE FOR THE POT. He's also done several shows over at Granbury, including LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SISTER ACT, and THE LION...THE WARDROBE. Tyler also spent the last several years with Theatre at Tarleton, doing such shows as CABARET, BILOXI BLUES, OLEANNA, LEADING LADIES, and in fact his first time doing A CHRISTMAS CAROL playing Bob Cratchit. Have a great time, and have a wonderful Christmas!
Stefanie Glenn is happy to be back at Plaza Theatre Company for the holiday season. Stefanie has directed, stage managed, costumed, and performed in over 30 productions at Plaza. Favorite roles include Maggie in 42nd Street, Mrs. Flannery in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Sally Chessington in Cash on Delivery. Lots of love to her family and friends.
Tom is honored and humbled to be part of this production and bring this wonderful adaptation to life. Tom was most recently seen as Dr. Mills in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES here at PlazaCo. Other notable roles in his long career include J.P. Morgan in RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at PlazaCo, Mr. Tyson the Turkey Farmer in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at PlazaCo, Dr. Grimwig in OLIVER at PlazaCo, The Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Annas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Dr. Einstien in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, J.B. Bigley in HOW TO SUCCEED WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and Andrew Carnes in OKLAHOMA! "Thanks to my real family (especially Jennifer), and my Plaza family, for all the love and support. Merry Christmas!!"
Charleston will be quick to tell you that this is his SIXTH time in a Plaza Mainstage show as he first appeared as Boy in PlazaCo's summer 2021 production of TITANIC, then as an Orphan / Pickpocket in 2022's OLIVER, in the Children's ensemble of MARY POPPINS, in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and now as Tiny Tim in A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Charlie is a precocious seven year old who loves to have fun and play with his brothers, sisters and friends. He's truly never met a stranger and loves to make new friends wherever he goes. He hopes to see you after the show to say "hi" and thanks you for coming to see A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Micaiah (Mike) is over the moon to be playing Tiny Tim this holiday season. It has been a dream of his for several years now, and in his words, "This is the chance of a lifetime!" Acting has become quite the passion for Mike, and he is excited to present this show with hopes for many more in the future. Prior to CHRISTMAS CAROL, Mike played Michael Banks in MARY POPPINS at Plaza Theatre Company and Mr. Beaver in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at Artisan Theater in Hurst. In addition, Mike has been involved with several church productions and has attended acting and vocal performance classes at Kids Who Care. He would like to thank his family for continuing to support his dreams, the director and company for being a part of this experience, and most of all, his mom for being his biggest cheerleader!
Some of Caitlan’s favorite shows with PTC include PATSY CLINE, MARY POPPINS, OLIVER, ELF, TITANIC, MATILDA, WONDERETTES, ADDAMS FAMILY, BREAKING UP, and JOSEPH. Favorites at Granbury Theatre Co. include PATSY CLINE, ADDAMS FAMILY, WONDERETTES: DREAM ON, SHREK, JOSEPH, HELLO DOLLY, WONDERETTES, and DECADES OF DIVAS. Directing credits: PATSY CLINE and LEGALLY BLONDE JR. at GTC. Music directing credits: nine mainstage shows, two kids camps, and one teen camp for PTC, as well as one mainstage show for GTC. Caitlan graduated from TCU and currently works/sings at Granbury FUMC. She cherishes every opportunity she has to share the stage with her wonderful husband and beautiful daughter!
Rachel is happy to be part of her first production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL! She has previously appeared on the Plaza stage in RAGTIME, TITANIC, WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Her favorite roles include the Witch in INTO THE WOODS, Tzeitel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Kate McGowan in TITANIC, Factory Girl in LES MISERABLES, and a Disciple in GODSPELL, all with the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players. She has also performed in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING at American Airlines Center and THE PROMISE in Glen Rose, as well as with Family Music Theatre, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Cleburne High School. Thanks to JaceSon, Tracie, and Kevin for the opportunity!
(Caroler Tenor/Musical Director)
is excited to be performing in his first Christmas show at Plaza! His previous roles at Plaza were as Baron Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, John Brooks in LITTLE WOMEN , Lt. Fredric in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, and Lord Pinkleton in CINDERELLA. Kevin has also performed with Greater Carnegie Players in LES MISERABLES, BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, as well as AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. When not on stage, Kevin indulges in another favorite hobby by creating magical Disney vacations as a travel agent. He would like to thank his partner and friends for the never-ending support!
Nate is back at the plaza stage once again in his sixteenth show since 2013. You may remember him as Stanley in SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN or as Bob Wallace in WHITE CHRISTMAS.
(Martha Cratchit/Little Girl/Turkey Boy)
Aria wishes you all a very merry Christmas! PTC show credits include: MARY POPPINS, SEUSSICAL KIDS, OLIVER, ELF, TITANIC, and ANNIE. She was also in HELLO DOLLY with Granbury Theatre Co. Aria was a featured dancer in ALADDIN JR. with Second StarTheatre Co. This is her fourth year to take ballet, tap, and hip hop. “I love my family.”
(Martha Cratchit/Little Girl/Turkey Boy)
McKenzie is thrilled to be a part of this show. Some of McKenzie’s favorite past productions include Young Diana in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES with Plaza, Little Girl in RAGTIME with Plaza, MATILDA with Plaza, Brigitta in SOUND OF MUSIC, Elsa in FROZEN KIDS with Plaza, and Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR in Glen Rose. McKenzie would like to thank JaceSon, and the cast and crew for giving her this amazing opportunity, and her family for always being supportive of her dreams!
JACESON P. BARRUS
JaceSon feels very privileged to have been able to work with this cast and production team on this year's version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL here at PlazaCo. He considers the Carol to be a masterwork by Charles Dickens and has sought with this production to pay tribute to the vision and wisdom of this timeless novel. JaceSon is the Artistic Director at Plaza Theatre Company and has appeared in and directed many of the productions on the Plaza stage since its opening in April of 2007. Among his favorites - BIG RIVER, AIDA, ENCHANTED APRIL, TUCK EVERLASTING, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and WHITE CHRISTMAS. JaceSon is the fortunate husband of the lovely Tina to whom he has been married for 30+ years, the proud Dad of seven wonderful children, father-in-law to an outstanding son-in-law, and "Pap-Paps" to two delightful granddaughters. "Good will ever come".
(Assistant Director/Female Swing)
Tracie is honored and thankful for the opportunity to help direct this beautiful adaptation of such a beloved tale. She has performed in several shows at Plaza, most recently as the Baroness in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Bird Woman/Mrs. Brill in MARY POPPINS. She has also recently portrayed Princess Dragomiroff in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and Fruma Sarah in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Granbury Theatre Company. Tracie loves everything about the holiday season, and hopes that this show will bring the joy of Christmas to you and your loved ones. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14
Tabitha is so blessed to have been able to be part of this special production. Tabitha is a director, playwright, choreographer, musical theatre and voice teacher, and a current student at Berklee College of Music. Some favorite projects include ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, NEWSIES THE MUSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY, POLLYANNA, and THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, to name just a few. Tabitha sends her love to her vocal students who take up much of her time and heart. Of all her many roles and responsibilities, she most prizes that of mom to Gemma&Nova and wife to Saul. She does indeed feel “the richness of a blessed life”.
RUTH ANN WARWICK
Ruth Ann is so honored to have collaborated with this cast and crew to bring this beautiful adaptation of this touching story to you today. She has worked on many Plaza shows previously both on stage and backstage. You may have seen her in OLIVER!, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, MARY POPPINS, RAGTIME or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, just to name a few. This production is the 19th that she has stage managed since 2012. "Thank you to Jim, Jace and Emily who give their love and support and bring light and life to each and every day." May this Christmas season bring you and yours much love and many blessings. "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor." - C. Dickens