KC Rep prepares for annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ production


A Christmas Carol

Cast & Creative Team Overview

Nov. 18 through Dec. 24, 2015 at Spencer Theatre


kc_rep_logo_websizeJerry Genochio (Director) leads the production and artistic teams and is responsible for mounting all productions as well as season budgets, calendars and planning. Before joining the team at KC Rep, Genochio served as production manager for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Sacramento Theatre Company and Southwest Missouri State University. He also spent ten seasons as Scenery Director for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and served as Technical Director at Illinois State University, Lafayette College, and Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and toured nationally with Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre Company. Genochio has an MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University and a BS from Northwest Missouri State University.

In addition to the return of Gary Neal Johnson as Ebenezer Scrooge, our cast is comprised of: Connor Branson (Albert Hall, 2nd Young Man), Martin Buchanan (Ghost of Christmas Future, Solicitor 3), Walter Coppage (Fezziwig), Sam Cordes (Past, Bobby, Poulterer), Scott Cordes (Old Joe), Jacob Aaron Cullum (Young Ebenezer), Bree Elrod (Mrs. Crachit), Peggy Friesen (Mrs. Fezziwig, Harp), Daria LeGrand (Laundress), Seth Macchi (Fred), Merle Moores (Ghost of Christmas Past, Solicitor 2), Andy Perkins (Bob Cratchit), Victor Raider-Wexler (Marley), Mark Robbins (Dickens), Shon Ruffin (Auntie Fezzie, Giggly Sister), Jonathan Schriock (Violin), Vanessa Severo (Mrs. Fred), Emily Shackelford (Belle, Soprano), Rusty Sneary (Ghost of Christmas Present, Solicitor 1), Bradley Thomas (Dick Wilkins, 1st Young Man, Undertaker), Nick Uthoff (Bed, Bass, Associate 2), Cheryl Weaver (Charwoman), Brianna Woods (Fan), Donovan Woods (Topper, Associate 1), and Dianne Yvette (Past, Serious Sister).

Tiny Tim will be played by Dominic Adams and Finnegan Jones.

The Youth Cast includes: Sophia Adams, Emma Andrews, Maddox Bane, Ellison Black, Austin Borgelt, Kaitlyn Borgelt, Lucy Brock, Mia Cabrera, Dylan Cooper, Lauren Daughterty, Maeve Donovan, Maggie Gallaway, Samuel Harding, Ashley Hendricks, Logan Hewitt, Kaitlin Kesinger, Izabella Martin, Isabel Mayer, Ellie McManamy, Mia McManamy, Charlie Moore, Sawyer Nevins, Scarlett Nevins, Chloe Philgreen, Benjamin Priestland, Robin Robles, Claire Emerson Rupp, Olivia Shackelford, Tripp Star, Janey Stevenson, Charlie Trent, Mia Vaught, Jaiden Watts, Janey Wetzel, Lillian Williams and Michael Young.

The design and production team for A Christmas Carol includes Anthony T. Edwards (Music Director), John Ezell (Scenic Design), Gretchen Halle (Additional Costume Design), Jeffrey Cady (Lighting & Projections Design), Joshua Horvath (Sound Design), Gene Emerson Friedman (Associate Scenic Design), Jennifer Martin (Original Choreography), Jason Chanos (Vocal Coach), and Vanessa Severo (Movement & Additional Choreography).

Jennifer Matheson Collins is the Production Stage Manager and Rachel M. Dyer is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Performances begin Friday, November 18 and run through Saturday, December 24 at Spencer Theatre. Appropriate for ages 4+.   Tickets may be purchased at KCRep.org/show/christmas-carol-2016 or by calling 816-235-2700.  For group ticket sales, please call 816-235-6122.


About Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected regional theaters, is the center of a great theatre town. KC Rep produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation’s creative crossroads. KC Rep’s mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists, and advocates to invest in our region’s creative future. We build community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and The Toronto Sun, KC Rep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KC Rep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen and Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras.


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