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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2014
The Stage Theatre (View Map & Seating Chart)
• MUSICAL • FAMILY FRIENDLY
Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes including intermission
Ticket Price: Starts at $49
Age Recommendation: Appropriate for children ages 6+
Advisory: This production uses stage fog and strobe lights, includes supernatural moments that may frighten younger viewers and Dickensian language that may be challenging.

Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol promises to “warm your heart and renew your holiday spirit” according to the Examiner. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations.

The cast in in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen.

Producing Partner: Isabelle Clark

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Dec 7 | 12:30pm
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Dec 10 | 5:30pm
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Dec 20 | 1:30pm
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Colin Alexander
Colin Alexander, Subscription Gentleman/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Tarzan, Curtains, Miracle on 34th Street, Chess, The Mousetrap, Importance of Being Earnest, A Christmas Carol (Arvada Center); Guys & Dolls (Lonetree Arts Center); Scarlet Letter (PACE Theater); 1776 the Musical (Fine Arts Center); Sweet River County (National Tour). Marriage of Figaro, Merry Widow, Elijah (London). TV/Film: Emmy-nominated “The Hiding Place.” Special/Awards/Training: Henry Award, True West Award, Marlow Award and Silver Angel Trophy Winner. Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK.

Leslie Alexander
Leslie Alexander, Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: The Taming of the Shrew, Sense & Sensibility, A Christmas Carol. Broadway: The Boy From Oz, Mamma Mia!. National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (with Harvey Fierstein, Theodore Bikel, and Topol). Off-Broadway: The Audience (Ruth - The Transport Group), The Travels (Mrs. More – NYMF). Other Theatres: Steel Magnolias (Ouiser), A Murder Is Announced (Leticia Blacklock) (both at Arrow Rock Lyceum); Hello Dolly! (Dolly - Gateway Playhouse); Gypsy (Rose – Forestburgh Playhouse). TV/Film: HBO’s “The Leftovers,” “One Life To Live,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “The One O’Clock.” Concerts: “The Music of Jerry Herman”.

www.leslie-alexander.com

Leonard E. Barrett Jr.
Leonard E. Barrett Jr., Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: The Color Purple, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Once on this Island (Aurora Fox Theater); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (PHAMALy Theater Company); Ragtime, The Producers, Nunsense Amen, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Boulder’s Dinner Theater); Angels in America, The Dresser (Bas Bleu Theater). Narration: Lincoln Portrait, Holts the Planets, Colorado Symphony.

Benjamin Bonenfant
Benjamin Bonenfant, Undertaker’s Man/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: Henry IV i & ii, The Tempest, Merry Wives, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); The Lion in Winter (Arvada Center); Ambition Facing West, And the Sun Stood Still (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company); Red (Curious Theatre); Love’s Labor’s Lost, Salome, The Seagull, The Inspector General, The Bacchae, Our Town, Cyrano de Bergerac (TheatreWorks); A Tempestuous Noise, Marisol, Troilus and Cressida THEATREdART). TV/Film: Strapped. Awards: Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Red), Henry Award and True West Award.
Michael Bouchard
Michael Bouchard, Suitor/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: The Cripple of Inishmaan (Creede Rep), Camelot (Arvada Center), Bach at Leipzig (Boulder Ensemble Theater Company), Avenue Q (Vintage Theater), Spamalot (Aurora Fox). TV/Film: Charles Manson in The CREEP behind the Camera. Special/Awards/Training: Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. 2009 Best Season by an Actor (Denver Post); 2011 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy (Denver Post and Westword); 2012 Westword Best on Stage Couple.

Courtney Capek
Courtney Capek, Belle/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love. Other Theatres: Off-Broadway: Hereafter (The Snapple Theatre). Other New York Credits: Dirty Hippie Jam Band Project (Jerry Orbach Theatre). Special Awards/Training: Ovation Award nomination for The Spitfire Grill. BFA, Metro-politan State University of Denver. Courtney
resides in New York.
Stephanie Cozart
Stephanie Cozart, Ghost of Christmas Past/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: 20 productions, including Hamlet, Shadowlands, Sylvia, Arcadia, Plainsong, Amadeus, A Flea in Her Ear, The Skin of Our Teeth, King Lear, Macbeth, A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Lost in Yonkers (TACT), Seven Rabbits on a Pole (Urban Stages). Regional: The Syringa Tree (Portland Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Capitol Rep, Lizard Head Theatre). Other Theatres: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Adirondack Theatre Festival. TV/Film: “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Reflection.” Training: MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.

Allen Dorsey
Allen Dorsey, Dick Wilkens/Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies. New York: Molly Bloom-Lately (Awaken Productions), Almira Von Castille (Operamission), and the first staged reading of the musical The Better Part. Regional: Into the Woods (Jack), Spamalot (Historian/Not Dead Fred), White Christmas  (Mike Nulty).

Michael Fitzpatrick
Michael Fitzpatrick, Fezziwig/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Animal Crackers. Other Theatres: 42nd Street (national tour); Beauty and the Beast (Atlanta TOTS); Gross Indecency (Off-Broadway and Theatre in the Square in S.F.); Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night (Great River Shakespeare); A Christmas Carol (Geva); Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, Forever Plaid, The Compleat Wks of Wm Shkspr (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Willamette Rep); Tommy, The Lion in Winter, Henry II (PCPA). TV/Film: “Six Degrees,” Remission, Scarry Larry. Training: American Conservatory Theatre Masters Program. Michael lives in Los Angeles.
Ella Galaty
Ella Galaty, Belinda/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional Credits: Annie in Annie (BVC Actors Company), Chip in Beauty and the Beast (DSA Mainstage), Gingy in Shrek The Musical (Northglenn Youth Theatre), Mushu in Mulan (Kids Theatre West), Fleance in Macbeth (Three Leaches). Training: Shawn Hann (Acting), Brandon Becker (Acting), Megan Kelley (Vocal). Awards: National ThesCon, Colorado ThesCon, DPS Shakespeare Festival. Education: Theatre major at Denver School of the Arts (DSA).
Elias Harger
Elias Harger, Tiny Tim
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (Parker Arts Council); Shrek The Musical (Inspire Creative); Jet and the Giants (Buggily Group). TV/Film: “Ghost Inside My Child,” Popsy: A Short Film, The Giving Tree, Riviera, Neverland. Commercial: Country Buffet, Doritos, Sleep Shepherd. Training: DCPA Education, Colorado School of Acting.
Edwin Harris
Edwin Harris, Boy in Street/Ensemble

At Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: School plays and liberty bells choir. Training: Singing, dancing, piano training with DCPA Education.

Ben W. Heil
Ben W. Heil, Peter/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regionally he has performed as Michael Darling in Peter Pan and Young Shrek/Baby Bear in Shrek The Musical (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre). He also has performed in many Youth Theatre roles including Rooster Hannigan in Annie Jr. and Prince Percy in Twinderella. Training: Jazz at Elevation Dance, vocal training with Stephanie Blake, and Denver School of the Arts vocal intensive with Brian Stinar.
Nathaniel Kissingford
Nathaniel Kissingford, Beggar child/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Miracle on 34th Street (Tommy), Arvada Center. Nate is a third grade student living in Ouray, CO. While he loves living in the mountains, he is very excited to be back on the Denver Center stage. Special Awards: Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Best of Denver, Westword).

Charlie Korman
Charlie Korman, Ebenezer the Child/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Shadowlands, A Christmas Carol (four seasons), and Ed, Downloaded. Other Theatres: Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Matchmaker in Mulan (Kids Theatre West); Daddy Warbucks in Annie Jr. (Catchpenny Theatre). Training: Dance Conservatory of Denver, vocal training with Bob Downard.



This video was filmed during the 2013 production, when Charlie Korman was playing Tiny Tim. He is now 10 and playing Ebenezer the Child.
Daniel Langhoff
Daniel Langhoff, Schoolmaster/Ensemble
At DCPA Cabaret: Five Course Love; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Other Theatres: Spamalot, See What I Wanna See, Annie, Ragtime, Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Man For All Seasons, Batboy! The Musical, Les Misérables, Assassins, Deathtrap, Company, The Boys Next Door and Lucky Stiff.
Kyra Lindsay
Kyra Lindsay, Martha/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Shadowlands. Other Theatres: The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Harry the Great, The Drowsy Chaperone (Creede Repertory Theatre); White Christmas (Starkey Theatrix); Annie Warbucks (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); The Taming of the Shrew, Love, Sex, and the I.R.S., Little Shop of Horrors (Shuler Theatre); Tomato Plant Girl (Denver Children’s Theatre); The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Town Hall Arts Center); Nunsense, Baby (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre).

Brody Lineaweaver
Brody Lineaweaver, Schoolboy/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Gavroche in Les Misérables (Rocky Mountain Repertory), Randy in A Christmas Story, Shrek The Musical, Beauty and the Beast and Backstage to Hollywood (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre). Training: Kidsplay at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, and DCPA Education. Brody is
a fourth grader at Upper Blue Elementary who loves to ski and play soccer.

Mark Lively
Mark Lively, Belle’s Husband/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Favorite roles: Luke in Next Fall, John in John & Jen, Huck Finn in Big River, Young Scrooge in Scrooge the Musical, Leo in The Producers, Mark in RENT, Bat Boy in Bat Boy: the Musical, and Freddy in My Fair Lady.  Education: BA Musical Theatre, UNC. Happy holidays.
Rodney Lizcano
Rodney Lizcano, Subscription Gentleman/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Hamlet, Just Like Us, American Night, The Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, Inna Beginning, The Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, Kingdom, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, A Winter’s Tale, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Dallas Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night, Macbeth), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2), Arvada Center (The Crucible, A Man For All Seasons, End of the Rainbow), Stories on Stage, Theatre Aspen and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. TV/Film: Silver City and “Stage Struck.” Training: Southern Methodist University; National Theatre Conservatory.

Emma C. Martin
Emma C. Martin, Tailor’s Wife/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Theatre credits: Tarzan, Lyle the Crocodile, Dividing the Estate (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities); Barefoot in the Park, Grease!, West Side Story, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show (Forestburgh Playhouse); Cinderella (Studio Tenn); Swing! (Town Hall Arts Center). Last seen at the Arvada Center as White Teen Girl in Memphis. Education: Belmont University, BFA Musical Theatre, minor in Music Business.
Kathleen McCall
Kathleen McCall, Female Understudy
At the Theatre Company: 10 seasons. Kathleen has been a professional actress for over 25 years working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours, and at regional theatres throughout the country, as well as in television and film. She is an inductee of Marquis Who’s Who of American Women in the Arts and a Lunt/Fontanne Fellowship Rec-ipient. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

www.kathleenmccall.net
Timothy McCracken
Timothy McCracken, Old Joe/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Jackie and Me, The Giver, When We Are Married, Reckless, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. New York Credits: Troilus and Cressida (NYSF), My Neoptolamus (NYTW), The Dining Room (Keen Co), The Sea (TACT) and many others. Regional Theatres: Curious Theatre, Arvada Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena, GeVa, Portland Stage and many others. TV/Film: “Law and Order,” “Small Beautifully Moving Parts”, “Fishing Naked” and many others. Special Awards/Training: MFA, National Theatre Conservatory, Drama Desk Award.
M. Scott McLean
M. Scott McLean, Fred/Ebenezer the Young Man/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Animal Crackers, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas CarolDraculaWhen Tang Met LaikaA Prayer for Owen Meany, and Grace, or The Art of Climbing. Other Theatres: Sense and Sensibility (TheaterWorks), The Unexpected Guest (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), The Rover (New York Classical Theatre). Training: Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the National Theatre Conservatory. 

Anabelle Lane Meyers
Anabelle Lane Meyers, Fan/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: A Christmas Carol (Aurora Fox Theatre). Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (MACC/JCC Denver). Training: Dance Conservatory of Denver; Kristi Stice/voice; Diana Dresser/acting.

Leslie O'Carroll
Leslie O'Carroll, Mrs. Fezziwig/Laundress/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: 18 seasons, including When We Are Married, Reckless, Eventide, Plainsong, The Diary of Anne Frank, All My Sons, Wit, Life is a Dream. Other Theatres: Good People (Curious Theatre); Blithe Spirit, The Crucible, Moonlight and Magnolias, The Heiress (Arvada Center); Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Grapes of Wrath, Our Town (Theatreworks). Regionally: Northern Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, San Diego Rep, Missouri Rep. TV/Film; “Breaking Bad,” Footloose. Awards/Training: Best of Westword, Denver Post Ovation Award; MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.

Kellan Oliver
Kellan Oliver, Schoolboy/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: u/s Dill Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird. Other Theatres: Lost Boy in Peter Pan (Candlelight), Gavroche in Les Misérables (Midtown Arts Center), Dill Harris in To Kill a Mockingbird, Urchin in La Boheme (The Rialto) and several other regional plays. TV/Film: “Unwrapped,” “It’s a Wonderful Loan” and Art Instititute Independent Film Showcase.
Philip Pleasants
Philip Pleasants, Ebenezer Scrooge
At the Theatre Company: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, The Giver, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Othello, Plainsong, The Voysey Inheritance,A Prayer for Owen Meany, Richard III, Noises Off, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Diary of Anne Frank, Third, A Funny Thing…Forum, Pure Confidence, King Lear. Other Theatres: Alabama Shakespeare Festival (20 seasons), Amadeus (Broadway, national tour), Treason (Off-Broadway), Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Huntington, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Cleveland Play House. TV/Film: “Another World,” “All My Children,” “Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys.”


Max Raabe
Max Raabe, Edward/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Shadowlands (Understudy), A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Oliver in Oliver! (Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre), Thorin the Dwarf in The Hobbit, Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Wolf Theatre Academy). Training: DCPA Education. Max is in the fourth grade at Christ the King Roman Catholic School.
Augie Reichert
Augie Reichert, Ignorance/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Augie attended DCPA’s Twisted Tales summer camp this past July and studies piano. He is currently in first grade at University Park Elementary School.

James Michael Reilly
James Michael Reilly, Bob Cratchit/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Dan Needham in A Prayer for Owen Meany, Lingk in Glengarry Glen Ross, Paul Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You, Jim Bayliss in All My Sons. Other Theatres: West Side Story (International Tour), Comedy of Errors (Off-Broadway), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Geva Theatre, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Human Race Theatre Company. TV/Film: “Unforgettable,” “The Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Commercials: Macaroni Grill, Coke, McDonald’s, NY Lotto, Lays (Europe). Training: Cornell, Indiana University.


Jeffrey Roark
Jeffrey Roark, Ghost of Jacob Marley/Topper/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: To Kill A Mockingbird, Trip to Bountiful, King Lear, White Christmas, Merry Wives of Windsor, Gross Indecency, Hamlet, The Tempest, Dracula. Other Theatres: The Crucible, Evita, Curtains, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, A Man For All Seasons, Big River, Camelot (Arvada Center); An Ideal Husband (Papermill); My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore (Berkshire); Sorrows of Stephen (Off-Broadway); Drood, Life is a Dream (Creede); My Way, The Doyle and Debbie Show (DCPA Cabaret); The Last Five Years (Modern Muse). Training: BFA (Miami University), MFA (NTC).

Shannan Steele
Shannan Steele, Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Animal Crackers (understudy). At DCPA Cabaret: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Colorado Theater Guild Henry Award Nomination); The Last Five Years; My Way. Other Theatres: Tarzan (Kala); The 1940s Radio Hour (Ginger Brooks - CTG Henry Award Nomination), Cabaret, Nine, Les Misérables, Violet, and others all at the Arvada Center; Baby the Musical (Pam, True West Award nomination) at Cherry Creek Theater; Church (Theaterworks). Film: Ink.

Olivia Sullivent
Olivia Sullivent, Want/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Oliver in Oliver! (The Avenue Theater), Baby Bear in Shrek The Musical (CCA Theater), Frodo in The Hobbit (Su Teatro Theater), Lady-in-waiting Lucille in Once Upon a Mattress (Su Teatro Theater), Ensemble in Narnia (King PAC), Mermaid Sister in The Little Mermaid (Colorado Heights Theater), Mowgli in The Jungle Book (DU Byron Theater). Training/Awards: Denver Shakespeare Festival Spirit Award. Olivia is a member of Colorado Children’s Theater Company and studies voice, piano and dance.

David Tomczak
David Tomczak, Tailor/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Platonov (Columbia University), Supersoldier (NYTB), Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (Supporting Cast). Film: Birdman. Training: Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Jackie Vanderbeck
Jackie Vanderbeck, Fred’s Wife/Ensemble

At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Oklahoma!, The Music Man (PCPA Theaterfest!); The Belle of Amherst, It’s A Wonderful Life, Dial ‘M’ For Murder, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Christmas Carol (Sacramento Theatre Co.); Passion (New Helvetia Theatre); You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line (Hot Summer Nights), Guys & Dolls (Shawnee Playhouse); Beauty and the Beast in Concert, The Music of Alan Menken (The Tokyo Philharmonic). Training: BFA, The University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music.

Erin Willis
Erin Willis, Street Singer/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Erin is thrilled to take part in A Christmas Carol and return to The Denver Center! Erin was most recently seen in Memphis (Arvada Center). Other Credits: Ain’t Misbehavin (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); My Fair Lady (Cameron Mackintosh first national tour); Ragtime (Cohoes Music Hall); Dreamgirls (Asbury Park). NY Workshops: Amazing Grace and My Heart is the Drum. TV: “Celebrity Ghost Stories. Erin also provides vocals and keyboards for the Indie Rock Band Kenji Urada. Graduate of Training: The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to Denver Center, Family and Friends, Radical, and John!  
David de Berry
David de Berry, Composer/Lyricist
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Composer/lyricist — A CappellaSisters: A Legend, original scores for Twelfth NightThe Good Person of SetzuanAll My SonsThe TempestThe Taming of the Shrew’Night MotherThe Time of Your Life (Sacramento Theatre Company); Composer — The Merry Wives of WindsorThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Glass MenagerieKing LearBetrayalOur Country’s GoodThe Recruiting OfficerTerra NovaThe Miser (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); M. Butterfly (Arizona Theatre Company). Actor — Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, PCPA, Pennsylvania State Theatre, Charles Playhouse, Sacramento Theatre Company.
Richard Hellesen
Richard Hellesen, Playwright/Adaptor
Richard Hellesen is pleased to be returning to the DCPA Theatre Company, where his play Kingdom premiered in 1999. His other plays include MoonshadowOnce in Arden, the book for David de Berry’s musical A Cappella, and two recent works for Ford’s Theatre in Washington, One Destiny and The Road From Appomattox. Among his two dozen shorter plays are five finalists in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Ten-Minute Play Contest; his one-act Dos Corazones appears in the collection of Best Ten-Minute Plays for Two Actors by Smith & Kraus. His work for young audiences includes adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes and the novel Johnny Tremain, both for B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and (with composer Michael Silversher) musical versions of The Wind in the Willows and Lois Lowry’s young adult novel Gathering Blue, as well as 11 school tour productions, for South Coast Repertory in Southern California. Nationally, his work has been seen at such theatres as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Sundance Children’s Theatre, City Theatre in Miami, Sacramento Theatre Company, and HERE in New York City, as well as The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Canada. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Richard has received awards from the National Theatre Conference and PEN USA-West.
Bruce K. Sevy
Bruce K. Sevy, Director, Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Development

Bruce K. Sevy has directed such memorable DCPA productions as When We Are MarriedHeartbreak HouseMariela in the DesertThe Voysey InheritanceA Prayer for Owen MeanyDoubtAll My SonsMaster ClassMrs. Warren’s ProfessionA Christmas CarolCat On a Hot Tin RoofThe Little FoxesMolly SweeneyAmy’s ViewValley SongPierreDinner With Friends, and The Cripple of Inishmaan.

As Director of New Play Development, he oversees both the artistic and practical components of DCPA’s successful Colorado New Play Summit, including commissions from outstanding American playwrights.

He has directed for Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, Lark Play Development Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space and Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque, and Utah Shakespearean Festival. His popular production of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands has been seen at more than 20 theatres nationally, including DCPA’s successful 2003 production.

Craig Breitenbach
Craig Breitenbach, Sound Designer

At the Theatre Company: Animal Crackers, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White ChristmasRing of Fire: The Music of Johnny CashA Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s DreamMama Hated DieselsEventideA Raisin in the SunQuiltersA Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises OffThirdA Funny Thing…ForumKing LearAmadeusCrowns, The Clean HouseMeasure for MeasureA Flea in Her EarFire on the MountainThe MisanthropeThe Three SistersLove’s Labor’s LostThe Skin of Our TeethBetrayalSpinning Into ButterDinner With FriendsGross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar WildeThe Laramie Project, The Little Foxes. Awards: 2008 Henry Award (Plainsong).

Gregg Coffin
Gregg Coffin, Music Director and Orchestrator

At the Theatre Company: Composer – Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, The Liar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mariela in the Desert, Othello, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pride and Prejudice, King Lear, Measure for Measure. Musical Director/Orchestrator – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Funny Thing…Forum, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Stratford Festival of Canada, CanStage, Tarragon Theatre, National Arts Centre (Canada); Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Indiana Rep, PCPA TheatreFest, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Utah, California, Alabama, Great River and Georgia Shakespeare Festivals.

Kevin Copenhaver
Kevin Copenhaver, Costume Designer
At the Theatre Company: (23 seasons) Just Like Us, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Whale, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, A Christmas Carol, Noises Off, A Funny Thing…Forum, Living Out, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, Boston Marriage, Oedipus Rex, Dirty Story, Blithe Spirit, Lobby Hero, Blue/Orange, Almost Heaven, Scapin, The Miser, Jesus Hates Me, Bernice/Butterfly, Pierre, Inna Beginning, Elevation of Thieves, Servant of Two Masters, Tantalus. Other Theatres: Smokey Joe’s Café; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dream a Little Dream; Love, Janis; regional premiere Peter and the Starcatcher (USF). Training: BA in Theatre Design, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali, Padua, Italy.
Don Darnutzer
Don Darnutzer, Lighting Designer
At the Theatre Company: When We Are Married, Heartbreak House, Mariela in the Desert, Fences, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, Quilters, Richard III, The Trip to Bountiful, Plainsong, Dracula, You Can’t Take It With You, A Funny Thing…Forum, A Christmas Carol and 40 others. Other Theatres: Broadway: It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues. Off-Broadway: Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Immigrant, Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America. Lighting designs for: Portland Opera, Guthrie Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alley Theater, Cleveland Play House, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D
Kathryn G. Maes, Ph.D, Voice and Dialect Coach
At the Theatre Company: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Animal Crackers, Shadowlands, Hamlet, black odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Jackie & Me, The Most Deserving, Just Like Us, Death of a Salesman, When We Are Married, Fences, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, Great Wall Story. Other Theatres: Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre (Arthur Miller’s American Clock). Special/Training: Voice and Dialect Coach for numerous professional theatre companies in the United States, Head of Voice at DCPA Theatre Company and the National Theatre Conservatory 1989 to 1992. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
Christine Rowan
Christine Rowan, Choreographer
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Animal Crackers. As a performer at the Theatre Company: Arabella/Mrs. Whitehead (Animal Crackers). Ensemble in Quilters; Fezziwig’s Daughter, Wife’s Sister, Street Singer in A Christmas Carol; Tessie in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Essie in You Can’t Take It With You; Philia in A Funny Thing Happened…Forum. Other Theatres: Reluctant Pilgrim - the Lesser Known Songs of Stephen Schwartz (New York Musical Theater Festival), FLOPZ (Joe’s Pub), Embrace! (Westside Theatre), Interborough Repertory Theatre, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, Sacramento Music Circus, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Barter Theatre, Sierra Rep, Seaside Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, Ryman Auditorium, toured nationally. Awards: 2014 Best Supporting Actress Henry Award for Animal Crackers.
Vicki Smith
Vicki Smith, Set Designer
At the Theatre Company: When We Are Married, Fences, Heartbreak House, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Dracula, Mariela in the Desert, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, PlainsongChristmas Carol, 29 others. Other Theatres: Children’s Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Penumbra Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre Louisville, Repertory Theatre St. Louis, Geva Theatre Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and others. Awards: Bay Area Critics Awards – Kite Runner, Execution of Justice; Dramalogue Award – Cyrano; Colorado Theatre Guild Award – Mariela in the Desert; Ovation Awards – Pierre, I’m Not Rappaport; Prague Exposition 2007.
Paul Behrhorst
Paul Behrhorst, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Jackie & Me, Reckless, The Catch, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, Other Desert Cities and Grace, Or the Art of Climbing. Other Theatres: Phamaly Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Avenue, Theatreworks, Curious Theatre, Aurora Fox. Awards/Training: Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for special achievement in stage management, BFA in Applied Theatre Technology and Design, Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell, Assistant Stage Manager

At the Theatre Company: Lord of the Flies, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Romeo & Juliet, When We Are Married, The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House, The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan; Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Omaha Symphony. Served as Assistant Professor of Technical Theater at Brooklyn College. Training: MFA, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Colorado.

Christopher C. Ewing
Christopher C. Ewing, Production Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (28 seasons) Animal Crackers, Death of a Salesman, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, When We Are Married, Fences, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dracula, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, Plainsong, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Funny Thing…Forum, The Clean House, Gem of the Ocean, A Flea in Her Ear, Crowns, Fire on the Mountain, John Brown’s Body, The Skin of Our Teeth, Almost Heaven and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands. Other Theatres: Colorado Ballet, DCPA Broadway, Bonfils Theatre. Training: BFA in Theatre Design/Technology from Loretto Heights College.
Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director

Kent is in his tenth season as Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company. In Denver he directed productions of Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Amadeus, The Liar and Measure for Measure, among others.

Two of Kent’s major accomp-lishments since moving to Denver have been the establishment of the Colorado New Play Summit, a premier national festival for new American plays, and the Women’s Voices Fund, an endowment that supports the development of new plays by women.   

Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 years. In 1991 Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project (SWP), designed to commission and develop new plays that presented 16 world premieres during his tenure.

 He served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as its president for three years. He has served on peer review panels for the NEA (also chair), TCG, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Fulbright Scholars Program, The Wallace Funds, The Doris Duke Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, among others.
Charles Varin
Charles Varin, Managing Director

Charles and his team are responsible for administrative, financial and business operations related to producing the Theatre Company’s season of productions and other artistic and educational initiatives. Prior to DCPA, Charles was General Manager for Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY and also has worked at Glimmerglass Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio Theatre.  Charles serves on the board of the Mile High Freedom Band and plays tuba with the organization.

Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production

Jeff is in his second season at the DCPA and oversees every-thing you see on stage except the actors. Guiding world premieres to their first opening night is especially gratifying and Jeff has worked on more than 35 of them. Among his favorites are Dinner with Friends, The Violet Hour, The Beard of Avon, Mr. Marmalade, and the new musical FLY. Jeff holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Matthew Lopez
Matthew Lopez, Denver Center Playwriting Fellow
Matthew is the author of The Legend of Georgia McBride, which premiered last season at the DCPA Theatre Company and The Whipping Man, also seen last season at Curious Theatre Company. Since its debut at Luna Stage Company and its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Whipping Man has become one of the most widely produced new American plays of the last several years, with productions in more than 50 US cities and abroad. His play Somewhere premiered at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and recently completed a successful run at Hartford Stage, where his newest work, Reverberation, is set to premiere in the winter of 2015. Other plays include Zoey’s Perfect Wedding and The Sentinels, which premiered in London. Matthew currently holds new play commissions from Hartford Stage, Manhattan Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, and South Coast Rep. He was a staff writer on the HBO series “The Newsroom” and is currently adapting Javier Marias’ Your Face Tomorrow trilogy for Brad Pitt’s Plan B film company.
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