MIRA ARE (Understudy) (She/Her)
Recent credits include: Tarzan (Lyric Stage) and Futurity (Aurora Fox). She can be seen performing in both Denver and her hometown of Dallas, TX. Training: BFA, University of Northern Colorado.
BRIAN BOHLENDER (Debtor/Suitor/Belle’s Husband)
Is merry to be back with DCPA’s A Christmas Carol. Brian hails from California and has performed in dozens of shows spanning the west coast before claiming Colorado as his new home. Credits include: The Other Josh Cohen and A Christmas Carol (DCPA), Winter’s Tale and One Man Two Guvnors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Hair (Miners Alley Playhouse), The Three Musketeers (Davis Shakespeare Festival), The Donner Party (Sacramento Theatre Company), and Trevor (Big Idea Theatre). Training: BFA-Utah State, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts
LANDON TATE BOYLE (Understudy/Dance Captain) (He/Him)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Other credits include: Kinky Boots (Arvada Center); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Book of Will, A Winter’s Tale, One Man Two Guvnors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); King Henry VI: Parts 1-3, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor, Big River, Ragtime, Pirates of Penzance (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol (The Rep. St. Louis); Romeo and Juliet (Redhouse Arts Center); Tempest (The Secret Theatre). TV: “The Tick,” “Search Party.” Training: BFA, Webster Conservatory.
HOPE CLARKSTON (Tiny Tim/School Boy) (She/Her)
Is a third grader making her DCPA debut! She is excited to have the opportunity to be on stage. She has a great sense of humor and loves to make everyone around her laugh.
CORDELL COLE (Subscription Gentleman/Dick Wilkins/Undertaker’s Man) (He/Him)
Regional: The Three Musketeers and Twelfth Night (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Nick’s Flamingo Grill – World Premiere (Alliance Theatre); Richard III, Ragtime, Julius Caesar, Every Brilliant Thing, Pericles (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Into The Woods (Arvada Center); Much Ado, The Seagull, Romeo and Juliet (American Players Theatre); Spamalot, Side by Side (Northern Stage); Macbeth (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Something Rotten (Florida Studio Theatre); Henry V, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Our Town, Two Gents, Julius Caesar (American Shakespeare Center); Othello, As You Like It, Into The Woods (Texas Shakespeare Festival); and others. (Jeremiah 29:11) Insta: @cordellcole33
VI DANG (Fred’s Wife/Fezziwig Daughter/Laundress) (They/She)
Is a performer, musician, and creative based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Denver, they graduated magna cum laude from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Musical Theatre and a Minor in Music. She is also a part of the editorial team at Playbill and her graphic work, photography, and writing has been published in Playbill magazine, at the Tony Awards, and internationally in the Scotsman. As a queer first generation American, Vi strives to spread Asian/BIPOC representation in the theatre/entertainment industry, as well as create art that elevates trans and non-binary voices.
SYDNEY D’ANGELO (Fan/Want) (She/Her)
Is excited to back in the Wolf Theater after recently performing in DCPA’s A Little Night Music as Fredrika and as Beggar Child in the 2022 production of A Christmas Carol. Sydney is a seventh grader at the Logan School for Creative Learning. Sydney is a passionate actor, vocalist and guitarist. She is grateful to be a part of this amazing community! Follow Sydney: @sydney_dangelo26 and www.sydneydangelo.com.
ELISE FRANCES DANIELLS (Street Singer/Fezziwig Daughter) (She/Her)
This is Elise’s second show with DCPA, and she couldn’t be more excited to be back! She is a classically trained crossover opera and musical theatre artist, loving both worlds equally. Previous credits include: Beautiful (Arvada Center), The Color Purple (DCPA), Harmony: A New Musical (Off-Broadway), Dreamgirls and Carmen (AZ Opera). Follow her projects via @elisedaniellsmusic.
SETH DHONAU (Fred/The Fiddler)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol, The 39 Steps, Twelfth Night, The Other Josh Cohen, Xanadu, and First Date. Other regional credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Arvada Center); As You Like It and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and Shakespeare in Love (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). Training: Northwestern University
JACOB DRESCH (Jacob Marley)
Is so thankful to be returning to the DCPA this holiday season. Some favorite credits include: The School for Scandal (OffBroadway); The Foreigner and Lend Me a Tenor (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Great Gatsby, Shakespeare in Love (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Odyssey, The Book of Will, One Man, Two Guvnors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (2022 Henry Award winner for Outstanding Actor in a Play with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre). jacobdresch.com
JESS D’SOUZA (Mrs. Cratchit) (She/Her)
Is thrilled to be back at DCPA playing Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she now resides in NYC. Jess has written, produced and directed work for screen and toured Australia as an actor. She can be seen in campaigns for Tourism Australia, Nissan, ANZ Bank and Koala Furniture and has performed on TV for artists including Jessie J, Mel B, LMFAO and Rick Astley. Jess’s passion is for creating and originating new work that shares stories traditionally excluded from Western storytelling and looks forward to more opportunities to do this.
EMERY EDWARDS (Boy in the Street/School Boy) (They/Them)
DCPA debut. Previous theatre involvement in school productions and training at Arvada Center for the Performing Arts. Emery is a sixth grader at Mountain Phoenix Community School. Emery’s love for the arts includes acting, playing piano, and writing fiction stories.
TOPHER EMBREY (Ghost of Christmas Present/Schoolmaster) (He/Him)
Off-Broadway: Romeo and Juliet, The Capulets and The Montagues, A King and No King (Red Bull Theatre). Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Raisin in the Sun (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Comedy of Errors, Sense and Sensibility, Eurydice (American Shakespeare Center – 11 seasons); A Christmas Carol (DCPA); Coriolanus, All’s Well That Ends Well (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); The Liar, Animal Farm (Arvada Center); Twelfth Night (Nashville Shakespeare Festival); The Lost Colony (Waterside Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher, Antony and Cleopatra (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Richard III (Virginia Shakespeare Festival). @awktopher
SHABAZZ GREEN (Mr. Fezziwig/Subscription Gentleman/Old Joe) (He/Him)
Notable New York credits include: Bars and Measures (Urban Stages), Philosophy for Gangsters (Beckett Theatre), Intruder: The Musical (Hudson Guild). Colorado Credits: Oklahoma! (DCPA), Cinderella and Hands on a Hardbody (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center), Topdog/Underdog and Sister Act (Theatre SilCo). Favorite Regional productions include: The Play That Goes Wrong (Syracuse Stage), Mamma Mia! (Village Theatre), To Kill a Mockingbird (Greenbrier Valley Theatre), The Ballad of Trayvon Martin (New Freedom Theatre), Little Rock (Passage Theatre), Portrait of the Widow Kinski (Vivid Stage). Shabazz also appeared on screen in the film Romance in the Digital Age. @shabazzgreen shabazzgreen.com FEAR NOT!
MATTHEW HANS (Beggar Child/School Boy)
Is thrilled to be making his DCPA debut! Other stage credits include: Moana Junior (Tamatoa/Ensemble), Frozen Junior (Oaken/Ensemble), Matilda Junior (Nigel), and Superheroes (Robin). Matthew is a seventh grader at Castle Rock Middle School. He is passionate about acting, singing, dancing, and playing the viola.
KATIE JACKSON (Understudy) (She/Her)
Is thrilled to be joining the DCPA family for the first time! Other credits include: Ella Enchanted, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Junie B. Jones (Arvada Center); Once and Hair (Miners Alley Playhouse); Wonderland and Little Women (The Aurora Fox); Evita (Lone Tree Arts Center); Tarzan, Jekyll & Hyde, and Beauty and the Beast (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); The Fantasticks (Town Hall Arts Center). Katie received her M.M. in Vocal Performance from Ole Miss.
GEOFFREY KENT (Bob Cratchit)
At the DCPA: Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It and Superior Donuts. Arvada Center (8 seasons): Beautiful, Our Town, All My Sons, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Small Mouth Sounds. Colorado Shakespeare Festival (14 seasons): Macbeth, Three Musketeers, Othello and Comedy of Errors. American Shakespeare Center: Antony & Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Utah Shakespeare Festival: Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VI Part One and Treasure Island. Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, Cymbeline, and Titus Andronicus.
GUSTAVO MÁRQUEZ (Peter Cratchit/Suitor) (He/Him)
Credits: The Three Musketeers, Light it Up!, Antigone (Cleveland Play House); Sweat and Native Gardens (DCPA). TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Chicago PD,” “And Just Like That.” Training: MFA, Can Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House. Gustavo-Márquez.com.
CHLOE MCLEOD (Belle/Maid/The Wife’s Sister) (She/Her)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol, Anna Karenina, and This is Modern Art. Other credits include: The Two Gentleman of Verona, The Book of Will, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Odyssey, You Can’t Take it With You (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (DCPA Shakespeare in the Parking Lot); Fun Home and Biloxi Blues (Miners Alley Playhouse); Bad Jews (Edge Theater); and Little Women (Aurora Fox). Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC.
QUINN MURPHY (Belinda Cratchit/School Boy) (She/Her)
Has starred as Alice in her school production of Alice in Wonderland; The Good Witch of the North, Queen of Field Mice, and Queen of Monkeys in the audio production of The Wizard of Oz with The Curtain Playhouse. Quinn is making her professional debut with A Christmas Carol. She is a creative spirit, skilled in performance and visual arts who hopes to bring her vibrance, creativity, and compassion to the theater and film community. Quinn has taken theater education courses at the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.
CHRISTIAN RAY ROBINSON (Topper/Suitor) (He/His/El)
Off-Broadway: Ocean in a Teacup. Regional: A Christmas Carol (DCPA), Native Gardens (Eagle Theatre), The Legend of a Georgia McBride (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center), Ragtime (Midtown Arts Center), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre). Four seasons with Colorado Shakespeare Festival, favorites include: You Can’t Take It With You, The Odyssey, One Man Two Guvnors. TV/ Film/VO: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Plot Against America,” “Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links,” “Foreward,” Expulse. Training: BA, Musical Theatre University of Northern Colorado.
MARCO ALBERTO ROBINSON (Ebenezer the Young Man/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come)
Is a Denver-based actor. At the DCPA: A Little Night Music, The 39 Steps, Rattlesnake Kate, Wild Fire, Xanadu, A Christmas Carol, Goodnight Moon, This is Modern Art, and The Wild Party. Arvada Center: I Do! I Do!. Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Cyrano de Bergerac, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King John, and Edward III. Miners Alley Playhouse: Fun Home. Theatre Aspen: The Museum of Broken Relationships. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Hairspray. Little Theatre of the Rockies: Dogfight, Aida, and The Fantasticks.
MICHAEL SANTO (Ebenezer Scrooge)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol, Shadowlands, Jackie and Me, Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross, Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Lips Together Teeth Apart, Taking Leave, The Living, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, You Never Can Tell and Love, Janis. Regional credits include: Holmes & Watson (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), The Tempest (American Conservatory Theatre), God of Hell (Magic Theatre), …” said Saïd (Alliance Theatre), The Price (Aurora Theatre), Pentecost (The Old Globe), Talley’s Folly (Pasadena Playhouse), Cyrano de Bergerac (Marin Shakespeare).
LOGAN TURNER (Chestnut Seller/School Boy) (He/Him)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol. Other theatres: Kinky Boots (Bucks Co. Playhouse, PA), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Neighborhood Music & Theatre). Film: One Of Us (Angel Wing Productions); Beatdown, On the Rocks and Dojo Dad (Denver 48 Hour Film Festival); Word of Life (Augustine Institute Studios); O.D.D.I.T.Y. Intermission (Impaired Vision); I Am Jacob (Chestnut Tree Films); Alphabet Athleticalz (Adam Rosenberg Films). Modeling: Eyesmiles Photography, Colorado Parent magazine, Jack & Nicole Clothing, Lucky & Me Clothing, Children’s Hospital TX. Logan is a 6th grader and enjoys baseball, basketball, football, skiing and martial arts.
LUCAS TURNER (Ebenezer the Child/Ignorance) (He/Him)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol and Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids. Other theatres: Kinky Boots (Bucks Co. Playhouse, PA) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Neighborhood Music & Theatre). Film: One Of Us (Angel Wing Productions); Beatdown, On the Rocks and Dojo Dad (Denver 48 Hour Film Festival); Word of Life (Augustine Institute Studios); O.D.D.I.T.Y. Intermission (Impaired Vision); I Am Jacob (Chestnut Tree Films). Commercials: “Track Ninja,” “Holiday Home.” Modeling: Eyesmiles Photography, Colorado Parent magazine, Jack & Nicole Clothing, Children’s Hospital TX. Lucas is in 7th grade and enjoys baseball, basketball, football, skiing and martial arts.
EMILY VAN FLEET (Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman) (She/Her)
At the DCPA: A Christmas Carol and The Wild Party. Most recently, Emily starred as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Arvada Center. Other Arvada Center credits include: five seasons in the Black Box Repertory Company and multiple musicals including A Man of No Importance, Death Takes a Holiday, and Sunday in the Park with George. Additional credits: Indianapolis Symphony’s Yuletide Celebration (8 seasons), Creede Repertory Theatre (7 seasons), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (4 seasons), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (3 seasons), and Little Theatre of the Rockies (2 seasons). emilyvanfleet.com
REBBEKAH VEGA-ROMERO (Martha Cratchit/Maid/Fezziwig Daughter) (She/Her/Ella)
Second Christmas at DCPA! Favorite roles: Luisa/The Fantasticks (Cape Playhouse), Maria/West Side Story (5th Avenue), Rini/The Moss Maidens (SheNYC Arts Festival). Her solo cabaret, Ingenuity, premiered at NYC’s Chelsea Table and Stage. Rebbekah is a YoungArts award winner & holds a BA from Boston University. Her poetry is featured by Sixfold and Ars.Poetica. She is a resident playwright and actor with Playground-NY, and she wrote, starred and produced the short film, The Question. Rebbekah is a 2023 Doreen Montalvo Scholarship honoree, and a 2023 inaugural member of the Latinx Playwriting Circle’s Summer Jam Fellowship. Connect: @RebbekahVR
ISAAC WALKER (Edward Cratchit/ School Boy) (He/Him)
Is a sixth grader at the Denver School of the Arts and is excited about making his DCPA debut. Other theatrical productions: Kinky Boots (Denver School of the Arts), Jack and Annie: The Knight at Dawn (Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School), The Lion King Jr. (Center Stage Theatre) Once Upon a Mattress and James and the Giant Peach (Roaming Gnome Theatre). Isaac loves his four sisters, singing, dancing, performing, flipping on the trampoline, videography, and structural engineering.
JUSTIN WALVOORD (Understudy Ebenezer Scrooge/Jacob Marley) (He/Him)
New York credits: The Apartment (Queens Theatre in the Park), 5 O’Clock (Algonquin Theatre). Regional credits: True West (Vermont Stage Company); Expedition 6 (Magic Theatre); A Question of Mercy (Artist Repertory Theatre); A Flea in Her Ear, Jackie and Me, Measure for Measure, A Christmas Carol, Sweet & Lucky, Travelers of the Lost Dimension, Between Us (DCPA); The 39 Steps (Theatreworks); The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide… (Curious Theatre Company); Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Bloomsday (BETC); Metamorphoses (Aurora Fox). TV/Film: Hoax, Looking for Sunday, “Law & Order: CI.” Training: BA-CSUF, MFA-National Theatre Conservatory
JACK WARDELL (Understudy) (He/Him)
Colorado credits include Jack in Into the Woods (Arvada Center), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (Candlelight), Leo in In the Next Room (Theater Company of Lafayette), Mike/Bob Wallace in White Christmas (Candlelight).
ERIN WILLIS (Ghost of Christmas Past/Debtor)
Broadway National tour: My Fair Lady (first National tour). Has appeared in nine seasons of DCPA productions, most recently in Rattlesnake Kate, Oklahoma!, The Who’s Tommy, and The Wild Party. Other regional: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Travlin’ and Memphis (Arvada Center); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Ragtime (Cohoes Music Hall), Dreamgirls (Asbury Park). NY/ Regional workshops: Amazing Grace, Affinity Lunch Minutes, The Agency, Tender Mercies, Celia A Slave, and Discount Ghost Stories. Erin also provides vocals and keyboards for the Indie Rock band Kenji Urada. Training: The Boston Conservatory.