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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
Music by David de Berry
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson
Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2016
• MUSICAL • FAMILY FRIENDLY
Run Time: Approximately 2 hrs, plus a 15 min intermission
Ticket Price: Varies by date and availability. Come early and save! Tickets start at $35 for Nov 25 – Dec 1
Age Recommendation: 6+. Includes period language and ghost scenes that may frighten younger guests.
Advisory: Stage fog and strobe lights are used in this production.

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.

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ASL & Audio-Described Matinee
Dec 11 | 1:30pm
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Spirit of Giving evening performance benefitting Student Matinee program
Spirit of Giving evening performance benefitting Student Matinee program
Dec 24 | 7:30pm

Tickets to this performance include a $10 tax-deductible donation to help send a child to the theatre this season. 

Over 3,000 Denver area students will attend a performance of A Christmas Carol as a part of our student matinee program. For many, this will be their first exposure to live theatre. This season our goal is to reach more than 9,000 students through this program, but we can only do it with the support of our Colorado community.

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A Christmas Carol 2016
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Daniel Berryman
Daniel Berryman, Topper/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd. Other Theatres: Off-Broadway:The Fantasticks (Theatre Center). Regional credits include West Side Story (Finger Lakes MY Festival); Hello, Dolly! (MUNY); The Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed); Les Misérables, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Theatre Aspen); A Little Night Music (Indiana Repertory Theatre), and Rent (The 5th Ave Theatre). Training: BFA, Michigan. Thanks to Cast/Crew. Love to Grace. Jesus is Lord.
Latoya Cameron
Latoya Cameron, Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Rocky Horror (Concert), Elf: The Musical, The Music Man, Rent (Pioneer Theatre Company); Stupid F-king Bird, R+J: Star Cross’d Death Match, Climbing with Tigers (Salt Lake Acting Company); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A/Version of Events (Plan-B Theatre Company); The Color Purple (Wasatch Theater).
Kevin Curtis
Kevin Curtis, Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Off Broadway: Invisible Thread (Second Stage); Daniella Uses Dirty Words (Abingdon Theatre Company). Regional: Hairspray (Arvada Center); Witness Uganda (ART); A Chorus Line (TUTS Houston); A Chorus Line, Hairspray, The Student Prince (Pittsburgh CLO); Hairspray, High School Musical (North Shore Music Theatre). TV/Film: “Take Care,” “Newlyweeds,” “Live from Lincoln Center: Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.” Training: AMDA NY and The Baltimore School for the Arts.
Allen Dorsey
Allen Dorsey, Swing
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, The Lord of the Flies. Other credits include: Into The Woods (Jack), Spamalot (Historian/Not Dead Fred), White Christmas (Mike Nulty), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle).
Napoleon M. Douglas
Napoleon M. Douglas, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. At DCPA Education: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot). Regional: Sister Act at the Arvada Center (T.J.); Oklahoma (Jud Fry/Dream Jud); Memphis, Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford); White Christmas (Mike), Miss Saigon (u/s John); Hairspray! (Seaweed Stubbs). Training: MBA, SNHU. BA Theatre, Drake University.
Jack Eller
Jack Eller, Ebenezer the Child/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Jack has performed in school theatre productions. Prince Dauntless (Once Upon a Mattress), March Hare (Alice in Wonderland), Jim Hawkins (Treasure Island). Jack is in the 8th grade at Woodrow Wilson Academy and enjoys skiing, video production and learning to play the Ukelele.
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.); Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night (Great River Shakespeare); Comedy of Errors (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); 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: “Nash Bridges,” “Six Degrees,” Pearl, Violin Case, Remission. Training: Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, American Conservatory Theatre Masters Program.
Sam Gregory
Sam Gregory, Ebenezer Scrooge
At the Theatre Company: Over 45 productions. New York: The Actor’s Company Theatre and the Directors Company. Regional: Seattle Rep, Milwaukee Rep, San Jose Rep, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, American Players Theatre, Eureka Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Chautauqua Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Two River Theatre Company, Northern Stage Company and multiple seasons for the Colorado, California, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. Locally: Ensemble member of the Arvada Center Black Box Theatre Company, Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Paragon. TV/Film: “NY Undercover,” “One Life To Live.”
Kyra Lindsay
Kyra Lindsay, Martha Cratchit/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Shadowlands. Other Theatres: She Kills Monsters (Aurora Fox); The Drowsy Chaperone, Harry the Great (Creede Repertory Theatre); Charlotte’s Web, Junie B. Jones (Arvada Center); White Christmas (Starkey Theatrix); Annie Warbucks (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Nunsense, Baby (Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre); The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Town Hall Arts Center); Taming of the Shrew, Love, Sex and the I.R.S., Little Shop of Horrors (Shuler Theatre); The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Colorado Shakespeare Festival).
Brody Lineaweaver
Brody Lineaweaver, Beggar Child/Ignorance/ Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre: The Jungle Book (Mowgli), Seussical Jr. (JoJo), A Christmas Story (Randy), Shrek the Musical, Beauty and the Beast. Rocky Mountain Repertory: The Addam’s Family (Pugsley), Les Misérables (Gavroche). I Am Alive Denver and LA (Young Kourken). Breck’s Got Talent 2015-1st Place.
Lars Lundberg
Lars Lundberg, Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: As You Like It. Other Theatres: Together The Musical (Lakewood Cultural Events Center); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Townhall Arts Center), A Christmas Carol (Envision Theater Company); Shrek The Musical, The Sound of Music (Englewood Drama). Vocal Training: Roberta Hamilton-Griggs. Lars is a seventh grader at STEM Academy in Highlands Ranch who loves to scuba dive, snowboard, and travel.
Chloe Mcleod
Chloe Mcleod, Swing
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, DCPA Education); Wait Until Dark (Avenue Theater); Biloxi Blues (Miners Alley Playhouse); Little Women (Aurora Fox); Steel Magnolias, Enchanted April (Spotlight Theatre); Madeline and the Bad Hat (Artspower National Touring Theatre). Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Timothy McCracken
Timothy McCracken, Understudy, Ebenezer Scrooge
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, Jackie and Me, The Giver and others. New York: The Dining Room (Keen Company), Troilus and Cressida (NY Shakespeare Fest), The Sea and The Triangle Factory Fire Project (TACT) and many others. Regional: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, GeVa Theatre, and Capital Rep and many others. In Colorado: CSF, Arvada Theatre Center, Curious Theatre, BETC, Local Theatre, Stories on Stage. TV/Film: “Small, Beautifully Moving Parts,” “Fishing Naked,” “Law and Order,” “Delocated.” Awards/Training: Drama Desk Award, MFA: National Theatre Conservatory.
M. Scott McLean
M. Scott McLean, Suitor/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: As You Like It, Death of a Salesman, A Christmas Carol, Dracula, When Tang Met Laika, A 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.
Chris Mixon
Chris Mixon, Old Joe/Belle’s Husband/Schoolmaster/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Absurd Person Singular, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Christmas Carol. National Tours: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  Other Theatres: The Cincinnati Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, George Street Theatre ,Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Utah, Alabama, Nebraska, Hudson Valley, and Great River Shakespeare Festivals. Resident company member with the Pearl Theatre Company in New York City.
Grace Morgan
Grace Morgan, Belle/Fred’s Wife/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway National Tour: u/s Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. Other Theatres: Anne in A Little Night Music (Indiana Repertory Theater), Sandy in Grease (Forestburgh Playhouse). She also can be heard on many of MTI’s Broadway Jr. Recordings. Training: BFA, University of Michigan. Thanks to Melissa Rain Anderson, Greg Coffin, Christine Rowan, DCPA, and Daniel. To God be the Glory!
Leslie O’Carroll
Leslie O’Carroll, Mrs. Fezziwig/ Laundress/ Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: 20 seasons, including Benediction, When We Are Married, Reckless, Eventide, Plainsong, The Diary of Anne Frank, All My Sons. Other Theatres: The Odd Couple (Senior Housing Options); Good People (Curious Theatre); Tartuffe, Mrs. Mannerly, Blithe Spirit, The Crucible (Arvada Center); Noises Off, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Grapes of Wrath, Our Town (Theatreworks). Regionally: Northern Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, San Diego Rep, Missouri Rep. TV/ Film: “Breaking Bad”, “Longmire”, “Footloose”. Awards/Training: Best of Westword, Denver Post Ovation Award; MFA, NTC.
Jim Poulos
Jim Poulos, Fred/Young Scrooge/Undertaker’s Man/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Broadway: Mark Cohen in Rent, Huck Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. National Tours: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, The Graduate, South Pacific. Off-Broadway/London: Playwright’s Horizons, Prospect Theater, The York, Menier Chocolate Factory (London). Regional: Arvada Center, Geva Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival. Awards: DayTony Award (Best Actor Musical), Barrymore Award Nomination, Kevin Kline Award Nomination. Training: Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts.
Wayne W. Pretlow
Wayne W. Pretlow, Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: City Center Encores (1776, Cabin in the Sky, The Most Happy Fella, St. Louis Women, Golden Boy, House of Flowers), Center Stage Baltimore (Sweeney Todd, The Wiz), Arena Stage/North Shore Music Theater (Guys & Dolls). Film/TV: “House of Cards,” “Luke Cage,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order SVU,” Next Stop Wonderland, Like Sunday Like Rain, In Retrospect. Award/Nominations: 2013 Boston IRNE award; 2000 Helen Hayes.
Max Raabe
Max Raabe, Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (4th season), Shadowlands (Douglas understudy). Other Theatres: Michael Banks in Mary Poppins (BDT Stage), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Oliver in Oliver! (Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre), Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka Jr. (Wolf Theatre Academy). Theater, voice and piano training: DCPA Education. Max is in the 6th grade at the Denver School of the Arts; he enjoys lacrosse, baseball and the beach.
Augie Reichert
Augie Reichert, Tiny Tim/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (three seasons). Other Theatres: Youth theatre productions of Robin Hood and Seussical. Training: DCPA Education, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (improv) and piano (Mallory Bernstein). Augie is a third grader at University Park Elementary who enjoys lacrosse, soccer and skiing.
Helen Reichert
Helen Reichert, Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Youth theatre productions of Les Misérables, Peter Pan, Aladdin, The Aristocats and Snow White. Training: DCPA Education, Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre, Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids, acting (Jessica Austgen), piano (Mallory Bernstein), vocal (Camille Jasensky). Helen is in the fifth grade at University Park Elementary and loves gymnastics, skiing and playing the trumpet.
Jeffrey Roark
Jeffrey Roark, Jacob Marley/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, All the Way, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, Trip to Bountiful, King Lear, White Christmas, Gross Indecency, Hamlet, The Tempest, Dracula. Other Theatres: The Crucible, Evita, Harvey, Man of No Importance (Arvada Center); An Ideal Husband (Papermill); My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore (Berkshire); Sorrows of Stephen (Blue Heron); Drood, Life is a Dream (Creede); My Way, The Doyle and Debbie Show (DCPA Cabaret); The Last Five Years (Modern Muse). TV/Film: “Rainman,” “Little Man Tate.” Training: BFA, Miami University; MFA, National Theatre Conservatory.
Christine Rowan
Christine Rowan, Street Singer/Older Belle/Ensemble/Choreographer
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, Animal Crackers, Quilters, Christmas Carol, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, You Can’t Take It With You; 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. Training: New York University. Awards: 2014 Henry Award Recipient for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Animal Crackers.
Shannan Steele
Shannan Steele, Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol (Fred’s Wife), 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: Over 20 productions with the Arvada Center including Kala in Tarzan (True West Award), Ginger Brooks in The 1940s Radio Hour (CTG Henry Award nomination), Pam in Baby the Musical (True West Award nomination) at Cherry Creek Theater, Church (Theaterworks), Reunion 85 (Lone Tree Arts Center), Roxie Hart in Chicago (Breckenridge Backstage Theatre), and most recently: Sara in Murder Ballad (The Edge Theatre Company). Film: Ink.
Olivia Sullivent
Olivia Sullivent, Fan/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol (three seasons). Other Theatres: The Producers, Oliver! (DSA Mainstage); Annie (Colorado Children’s Theatre); Oliver! (The Avenue Theatre); Shrek the Musical (CCA Theatre); The Hobbit, Once Upon a Mattress (Su Teatro Theatre); Narnia (King PAC); The Little Mermaid (Colorado Heights Theatre); The Jungle Book (DU Byron Theatre). TV/Film: Penguin Flu, Time Heals, The Flamingo Lounge, The Perfect Lemonade, Princess. Training/Awards: DPS Shakespeare Festival Spirit Award. Olivia is a Theatre Major at Denver School of the Arts and also studies voice and dance.
Jackie Vanderbeck
Jackie Vanderbeck, Charwoman/ Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. 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. Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Sing For Your Seniors.
Brian Vaughn
Brian Vaughn, Bob Cratchit/ Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Regional: Artistic Director at The Utah Shakespeare Festival. Over 50 productions including title roles in Hamlet, Henry V, Cyrano de Bergerac, Into the Woods (The Baker), Les Misérables (Javert), The Music Man (Harold Hill), and many others. 13 seasons as a resident company member at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Skylight Music Theatre. Directing Credits include: Henry IV pt. 1 & 2, Henry V, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dial M for Murder, and the regional premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher.
Owen Zitek
Owen Zitek, Edward Cratchit/Ensemble
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: The Hobbit at Aurora Fox Theatre, Alice in Wonderland at Classic Acts, Neverland with the Colorado School of Acting, school plays. Training: DCPA Education and Colorado School of Acting. Owen is a fifth grader at the Cherry Creek Challenge School who enjoys swimming, reading, running and climbing 14ers (10 so far).
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 Moonshadow, Once 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.
Melissa Rain Anderson
Melissa Rain Anderson, Director
At the Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatres: Off Broadway: The Secret Theatre (John and Jen). Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival (The Cocoanuts); Geva Theater (Spamalot, Spelling Bee, A Funny Thing Happened...Forum); Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Little Mermaid, Spamalot); Great River Shakespeare Festival (The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and The Fantasticks); PCPA Theatrefest (Always, Patsy Cline), Stages Repertory Theater (Next to Normal, Five Course Love and The Marvelous Wonderettes series including the world premiere of Wonderettes: Dream On!). 
Craig Breitenbach
Craig Breitenbach, Sound Designer
At the Theatre Company: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mama Hated Diesels, Eventide, A Raisin in the Sun, Quilters, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Noises Off, Third, A Funny Thing…Forum, King Lear, Amadeus, Crowns, The Clean House, Measure for Measure, A Flea in Her Ear, Fire on the Mountain, The Misanthrope, The Three Sisters, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Skin of Our Teeth, Betrayal, Spinning Into Butter, Dinner With Friends, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project, The Little Foxes. Awards: 2008 Henry Award for 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 – Sweeney Todd, 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: (25 seasons) Frankenstein, Sweeney Todd, 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.
David De Berry
David De Berry, Composer/Lyricist
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Composer/lyricist – A Cappella, Sisters: A Legend, original scores for Twelfth Night, The Good Person of Setzuan, All My Sons, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, ’Night Mother, The Time of Your Life (Sacramento Theatre Company).Composer: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, The Glass Menagerie, King Lear, Betrayal, Our Country’s Good, The Recruiting Officer, Terra Nova, The 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.
Kathryn G. Maes Ph.D
Kathryn G. Maes Ph.D, Voice and Dialect Coach
At the Theatre Company: The Glass Menagerie, Tribes, As You Like It, 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 1989 to 1992. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh; Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England.
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.   
Christopher C. Ewing
Christopher C. Ewing, Production Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (32 seasons) The Glass Menagerie, 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 Theatre Design/Technology, Loretto Heights College.
Chris Luebke
Chris Luebke, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: 8 years with Cirque du Soleil on tour and in Las Vegas (Zumanity, KOOZA, “O”, KA), Walt Disney Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, New York Stage & Film, Full Circle, and Circus Couture. Training: University of Denver.
D. Lynn Reiland
D. Lynn Reiland, Assistant Stage Manager
At the Theatre Company: (14 seasons) The Nest, Tribes, Appoggiatura, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, The Legend of Georgia McBride, The Most Deserving. At Off-Center: Sweet & Lucky, Perception. Other theatres: Curious Theatre Company, Phamaly Theatre Company, and Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.
Kent Thompson
Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director
Kent Thompson is in his 12th season leading the Theatre Company. In Denver he directed productions of Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Other Desert Cities, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Plainsong, Eventide, Benediction, Amadeus, The Liar and Measure for Measure, among others.

Three of Kent’s major accomplishments since coming to Denver have been the creation of Off-Center (innovative theatrical experiences aimed at millennial audiences), the Colorado New Play Summit (a premier national festival for new American plays), and the Women’s Voices Fund (an endowment that supports the commissioning and development of new plays by women).

Prior to moving to Denver he was Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 16 seasons. Kent created the Southern Writers’ Project which commissioned and produced 16 world premieres during his tenure. He served eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and as 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 Varin 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.
Jeff Gifford
Jeff Gifford, Director of Production
Jeff Gifford is in his fourth 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.
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