A Christmas Carol
adapted by Michael Shamata
In the spirit of tradition, Globe Theatre brings you this Dickens holiday classic. This family favourite tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter, money-hungry man who values wealth more than anything, including friends, family, love and even Christmas itself. A late night visit from three ghosts takes him on a journey through his past, present and future, but is it enough to melt his cold heart? Bah! Humbug!
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|Oliver Becker||Ebenezer Scrooge|
|Mark Claxton||Bob Cratchit, Dick Wilkins, Mr. Clenham, Businessman, Man in Black|
|Kate Herriot||Mrs. Cratchit, Miss Hurst, Flora, Miss Jane|
|Angela Kemp||Belle, Martha Cratchit, Fred's Wife, Debtor's Wife|
|Logan Markel||Poor Boy, Ebenezer as a Boy, Tiny Tim, Boy|
|Devin Ross||Mr. Fred, Ali Baba, Young Ebenezer, George, Businessman, Man in Black, Debtor|
|Kevin Rothery||Jacob Marley, Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come|
|Ben Schneider||Harlequin, William, Peter Cratchit, Ignorance|
|William Vickers||Charitable Gentleman, Mr. Fezziwig, Topper, Joe, Man in Black|
|Emma Walter||Harlequin, Fan, Young Woman, Belinda Cratchit, Want|
|Karen Wood||Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Bingley, Mrs. Fezzwig, Agnes, Brigit|
|Laura Gardner||Set and Costume Designer|
|Louise Guinand||Lighting Designer|
|Jeremy Sauer||Composer, Sound Designer|
|Traci Foster||Assistant Director|
|Kenilee Kehler||Stage Manager|
|Liz Campbell||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Jeneva Moxon||Apprentice Stage Manager|
Oliver Becker | Ebenezer Scrooge
Globe Theatre: The Last Wife, The Secret Mask, Private Lives.
Other Theatre: A Few Good Men (Theatre Aquarius); The Last Wife (Belfry Theatre/Great Canadian Theatre Company); Red (Belfry Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); God of Carnage (Vancouver Playhouse/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Hosanna, Zastrozzi (Stratford Festival); The Pillowman, Frozen, Twelfth Night (Citadel Theatre); The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Flood Thereafter, The Weir (Canadian Stage); Macbeth (The Grand Theatre); Hamlet, La Ronde, The Bear (Soulpepper Theatre); A Whistle in the Dark (Company Theatre); Sideman, Soldier’s Heart (Tarragon Theatre); The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum (Factory Theatre); Playboy of the Western World (Shaw Festival).
Film and Television: The Girlfriend Experience, Bitten, X-Files.
Other: Thanks so much to Ruth, Kelli, and everyone at Globe. Peace on Earth.
Mark Claxton | Bob Cratchit, Dick Wilkins, Mr. Clenham, Businessman, Man in Black
Globe Theatre: Main Stage: All Shook Up, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: G-Ram, KaleidoCycle.
Other Theatre: Neighbourhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Persephone Theatre); Dry Streak, The Odd Couple (Souris Valley Theatre); Driving Miss Daisy, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (RuBarb Productions); God of Carnage, In Flanders Fields (The Golden Apple Theatre); Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Diversified Productions).
Film and Television: Corner Gas: The Movie, Vampire Dog, Stranded, A.R.C.H.I.E., Corner Gas, InSecurity, Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Other: Mark is a graduate of the 2008 Globe Theatre Conservatory.
Kate Herriot | Mrs. Cratchit, Miss Hurst, Flora, Miss Jane
Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Robin Hood, Metamorphoses; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: The Story of Mr. Wright, Fusion I.
Other Theatre: Grounded (Pegasus Productions/Live Five); Richard III, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, Hedda Gabler (Persephone Theatre); Apple (Orchard Creative/Live Five); Blood: a Scientific Romance (Sparrow & Finch/Live Five); Macbeth (Embrace Theatre); 2 Corpses Go Dancing (2Unruly Gentlemen/Live Five); The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Naught/Live Five); Monty Steals Christmas (Dancing Sky Theatre).
Film and Television: Grace, Chained, Hardcore Logo II.
Other: Kate is a proud graduate of both the University of Regina’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program and of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory.
Angela Kemp | Belle, Martha Cratchit, Fred’s Wife, Debtor’s Wife
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: The Farndale … Christmas Carol, Leading Ladies, The Sound of Music (Persephone Theatre); Tent Meeting, Chickens, Hilda’s Yard, Jake and the Kid (Station Arts Centre); Apple, Stop Kiss (Live Five); Richard II, Cymbeline (YXE Shakespeare Lab); The River (Channel Theatre).
Upcoming: Us (Globe Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Persephone Theatre).
Other: Angela is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program, and a co-host of the radio program Mom, I’m a Thespian. She is also a fledgling writer; her short play, Bear, was recently staged at the Short Cuts festival in Saskatoon. Thanks to Kelli and Ruth for the opportunity to work in this beautiful theatre for the first time. www.angelakemp.com
Logan Markel | Poor Boy, Ebenezer as a Boy, Tiny Tim, Boy
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: After patiently waiting on his dad (Mark Claxton/Bob Cratchit) in countless rehearsals over the years, Logan is thrilled to be stepping onto the Globe stage for the first time as a performer. His love for acting was triggered last year by his appearance in the locally created short film Der Glöckner (Moxie Films).
Other: Logan’s other interests include drawing monsters, barbecuing with his grandparents, and humiliating his parents in videogames. Logan was born in Regina and is currently in Grade 4 at Massey School.
Devin Ross | Mr. Fred, Ali Baba, Young Ebenezer, George, Businessman, Man in Black, Debtor
Globe Theatre: Main Stage: Much Ado About Nothing; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: A Soldier’s War.
Other Theatre: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Theatre Naught/Live Five); Danny, King of the Basement (Persephone Theatre); Southern Dandy 75 (Otto Helmut Productions/Live Five); Dr. Frightful Presents: Dead Air (Neverending Highway Theatre/Live Five); Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest (Persephone Youth Tour); Run for Your Wife (Magdalene Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Naught/Live Five).
Other: It’s been an absolute pleasure coming back to Globe for the Christmas season. Congrats to the whole cast and crew on creating a wonderful production!
Kevin Rothery | Jacob Marley, Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come
Globe Theatre: The Drowsy Chaperone, Cruel Tears, Amadeus, A Man For All Seasons, The Wizard of Oz.
Other Theatre: The Audience, One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Calgary); The Three Musketeers (The Shakespeare Company); Young Frankenstein, The Wedding Singer, (Stage West Calgary); In the Heat of the Night, Double Indemnity, 12 Angry Men (Vertigo Theatre); Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Sage Theatre); Betty Mitchell Nomination and Winner of the Calgary Critics’ Award for “Featured Actor in a Play or Musical” for Fool For Love (Sage Theatre/Shadow Theatre); Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble for It’s a Wonderful Life (Lunchbox Theatre).
Film and Television: The Reckoning (Hallmark); Hell On Wheels (AMC).
Ben Schneider | Harlequin, William, Peter Cratchit, Ignorance
Globe Theatre: Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Paper
Other Theatre: The Rocky Horror Show (Sterling Productions); Mary Poppins, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre); The World of Broadway (Missoula Children’s Theatre).
Other: Ben is currently a member of Globe Theatre’s START UP program for emerging artists and was a student of the Globe Theatre School for ten years. An extra special thank you to Shaunna as well as George, Louise and Dallas, you guys are the best! Love to Mom, Lily, and Grandma, forever my number one fans. Thanks for coming to the show, enjoy!
William Vickers | Charitable Gentleman, Mr. Fezziwig, Topper, Joe, Man in Black
Globe Theatre: Over twenty productions beginning in 1983 including King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Cyrano de Bergerac, Billy Bishop Goes To War, Hedda Gabler.
Other Theatre: Suddenly Last Summer, My Fair Lady (Citadel Theatre); Life After Hockey, Gone With The Wind (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Sexy Laundry, La Cage Aux Folles (Neptune Theatre); The Kite, Brindley Town (Theatre Northwest); Heartbreak House, Lulu, Trelawny Of The “Wells” (Shaw Festival); Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, She Stoops To Conquer (Stratford Festival); Othello, Taming Of The Shrew, The Front Page (National Arts Centre).
Other: Bill is a graduate of Bishop’s University and The National Theatre School of Canada.
Emma Walter | Harlequin, Fan, Young Woman, Belinda Cratchit, Want
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other: Globe has been a part of Emma’s life for many years, and she is excited to extend this experience to the Main Stage. Thank you so much to my family, teachers, and friends for encouraging me on my journey. I would not have gotten here without you! I hope you enjoy the show!
Karen Wood | Mrs. Dilber, Mrs. Bingley, Mrs. Fezziwig, Agnes, Brigit
Globe Theatre: All Shook Up, The Tree, The Other Side of the Pole, Cyrano de Bergerac, Mandarin Oranges, Scrooge.
Other Theatre: Ten seasons at the Shaw Festival; Eight seasons at the Stratford Festival; The Mikado (Broadway/Old Vic); All Shook Up (Stage West); The Last Romance (Miracle Theatre); The Ladies Foursome (Theatre Aquarius); The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre); James and the Giant Peach (Young People’s Theatre); Doubt (Rose Theatre); Mary Poppins, See How They Run, Too Many Cooks, Perfect Wedding, All Shook Up, The Ladies Foursome (Drayton Entertainment).
Upcoming: The Ladies Foursome (Mayfield Dinner Theatre).
Other: Karen is a teacher at Sheridan College, Randolph Academy and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.
Kelli Fox | Director
Globe Theatre: Director: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Drowning Girls; Assistant Director: The Last Resort; Actor: Pride and Prejudice.
Other Theatre: Director: The Woodcutter & the Lion (Sum Theatre); Man to Man, Boston Marriage (Headstrong Collective); Kitchen Radio (Blyth Festival); The Nerd (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); With Individual Desire (Lady Parts Theatre); This Wide Night (Summerworks Festival). Thirty years as an actor; thirteen seasons with the Shaw Festival, three seasons with the Stratford Festival; work across Canada and in the U.S., most recently, The Audience (Theatre Calgary), The Glass Menagerie (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), and Merry Wives of Windsor (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).
Upcoming: Director: I and You (Globe Theatre); The Lonely Diner (Vertigo Theatre); Hamlet (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan).
Kaitlyn Semple | Choreographer
Globe Theatre: Actor: Main Stage: Bittergirl – The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Shout Sister, The Wizard of Oz, Metamorphoses; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: Root, Hog, or Die, COPE; Choreographer/Movement Coach: Peter and the Starcatcher, Romeo and Juliet, The Drowning Girls.
Other Theatre: Cinderella, Steel Magnolias (RuBarb Productions); The Last Five Years (The Golden Apple Theatre); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre); It’s A Wonderful Life, Little Women, Mary Poppins (Persephone Theatre); Alice In Wonderland, The Hockey Sweater (Sum Theatre).
Upcoming: Actor: Us (Globe Theatre).
Other: Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Regina, CBC’s Triple Sensation, the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program, and the Globe Theatre Conservatory. www.kaitlynsemple.com
Laura Gardner | Set and Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: Set Designer: The Last Wife; Set and Costume Designer: Peter and the Starcatcher.
Other Theatre: Set and Costume Designer: Sunday in the Park with George (Talk Is Free Theatre); Lady Windermere’s Fan, Mad About Munsch, An Ideal Husband (George Brown College); Les Zinspirées 3D (Théâtre Français de Toronto); Parade (Theatre Sheridan); Cunning Little Vixen (Glenn Gould School); Set Designer: La Cecchina, Alcina (Glenn Gould School); Kitchen Radio (Blyth Festival); Jesus Christ Superstar (Hart House Theatre); Costume Designer: Emily’s Piano (Young People’s Theatre); Chess (Theatre Sheridan); Canada 3000 (Watermark Theatre); New Jerusalem (Harold Green Jewish Theatre); Stylist: Second City Toronto; Life, Death and the Blues (Theatre Passe Muraille).
Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Twenty shows including The Last Wife, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Drowning Girls, Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Other Theatre: Louise has created lighting designs for over five hundred shows. Some recent credits include Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (Stratford Festival); Dancing at Lughnasa (Shaw Festival); Once, The Lion in Winter (The Grand Theatre).
Upcoming: Around the World in 80 Days (Globe Theatre).
Other: Louise is a graduate of Queen’s University and the National Theatre School and a recipient of the Dora Award for Aspects of Love.
Jeremy Sauer | Composer, Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Composer, Sound Designer, Musician, and/or Arranger for: Main Stage: Bittergirl – The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Key Change, The Last Wife, Romeo and Juliet, The Snow Queen, Salt-Water Moon, Becky’s New Car, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, Jake and the Kid, A Doll’s House, The Alice Nocturne, Doubt, a Parable, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Death and the Maiden, Mesa; Shumiatcher Sandbox Series: A Soldier’s War, A Thirst Undone, Hot Little Hands, Fusion III, Dot and Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, Marg Szkaluba - Pissy’s Wife.
Upcoming: Us (Globe Theatre).
Other: Jeremy is a pianist and composer, who spends much of his time playing and writing music with his good friend Belle Plaine.
Traci Foster | Assistant Director
Globe Theatre: Conservatory Instructor; Director: Neither Heroes Nor Ordinary People
Other Theatre: Actor: The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Susan Ferley); Room With Five Walls, Tracing Steps (Curtain Razors Theatre); Pretty Girl Ugly, Everything’s in the Box (Lunacy); 12 Crows (Factotum); Director: Stuck in the Middle, If the Shoe Fits, Cassandra’s Way, Roz (Lunacy).
Film and Television: Renegade Press, Corner Gas, Tideland.
Other: Traci is Western Canada’s lead certified practitioner of Fitzmaurice Voicework™, and the founder of Listen To Dis’ Community Arts Organization Inc. She is the humbled recipient of the 2015 YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award.
Kenilee Kehler | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Twenty productions including Bittergirl – The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Salt Baby (2017, 2015), Peter and the Starcatcher, Million Dollar Quartet, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (2016, 2012), Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, The Snow Queen, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Other Theatre: Othello, Mary Stuart (Stratford Festival); seven productions with Dancing Sky Theatre including Popcorn Elder, The Lucky Ones, Operation Big Rock; five productions with Souris Valley Theatre including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Upcoming: Us, Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre).
Other: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Regina. Love to Jamie, Elizabeth, mom, dad, and Adam.
Liz Campbell | Assistant Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Bittergirl – The Musical, The Last Wife
Other Theatre: Barefoot in the Park, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Touch and Go, Stag and Doe, Lend Me a Tenor, A Christmas Carol, The Cemetery Club, Not Now Darling, (Upper Canada Playhouse); Grand Hotel, Sweet Charity, A Man of No Importance, Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan); Clybourne Park, Our Class, Parade, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish Productions); The 39 Steps (Thousand Islands Playhouse); various credits at Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, SilverMist Productions and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
Upcoming: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, I and You (Globe Theatre).
Other: Liz is excited to be joining Globe Theatre and would like to thank her husband for all his love and support.
Jeneva Moxon | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre: My Fair Lady, The Importance of Being Earnest, Steel Magnolias (RuBarb Productions); Proud (Undertow Theatre Collective); A Doll’s House (Playgoers of Lethbridge); Romeo and Juliet (Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society).
Upcoming: I and You (Globe Theatre)
Other: Jeneva is thrilled to be working with Globe Theatre for the first time and would like to thank everyone for being so welcoming.