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Dec 22, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

A Christmas Carol

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Wilson Stage

Rochester’s family holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, returns in this sparkling production! This family classic will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit with magic, music and merriment!


Age Recommendation: 5+

2 hours including intermission

Childrens pricing available for kids ages 5-12


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TANNER ANTINORA is thrilled to be returning to Geva Theatre Center in his third season as Tiny Tim. Tanner is eight years old and in second grade at Thornell Road Elementary School in Pittsford. He enjoys wrestling, golf, lacrosse, downhill skiing, diving, gymnastics, and waterskiing. He likes to spend his summers at his cottage on the St. Lawrence River with his family, especially his cousins. His favorite holiday is Christmas, which makes this production even more special!

NOAH MARSHALL BAISCH | Young Ebenezer/Peter Cratchit

NOAH MARSHALL BAISCH is excited and honored to be making his Geva Theatre Center debut!  Favorite credits include 13 the Musical (Evan Goldman) at the 2017 Rochester Fringe Festival and Coney Island Christmas (Jackie Sauerfeld) at JCC CenterStage.  He recently performed on Broadway Sessions in NYC. Noah is an eighth grader at McQuaid Jesuit, a member of Lyric Voices and a RBTL Summer Star.  He’d like to thank Mark Cuddy for this amazing opportunity and his family, friends and many teachers for all their support.

JOEL BLUM | Mr. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present

JOEL BLUM made his Geva Theatre Center debut in A Christmas Carol in 2014. Most recently, Joel appeared in John Kander and Greg Pierce’s new musical Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. He is featured in the newly released album of the same Off-Broadway production. He’s toured the US, Canada, and Brazil with the National touring company of Billy Elliot, playing the role of George and receiving a Broadway World Award in San Francisco. Joel appeared in the co-production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Hartford Stage and the Old Globe in San Diego, playing Gangster number one. And Played “Ike” in the new musical October Sky also at the Globe. Broadway credits include Show Boat (nominated for the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor), Steel Pier (nominated for his second Tony Award), The Music Man playing Marcellus, 42nd Street (the original production, directed by Gower Champion), Stardust, Elaine May’s After the Night and the Music and The Debbie Reynolds Show. Off-Broadway credits include Golf -The Musical (2004 Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), And the World Goes ‘Round, and Game Show. Mr. Blum co-choreographed and appeared in the tours of Doctor Doolittle (starring Tommy Tune), 101 Dalmatians, And the World Goes ‘Round and Annie Get Your Gun (starring Debbie Reynolds). Regionally, he has appeared in numerous productions including Meet John Doe (Helen Hayes nomination), Tin Pan Alley Rag (Barrymore Award—Best Supporting Actor), Damn Yankees (starring Tony Randall), Pal Joey ’78 (starring Lena Horne), The Fabulous Lipitones at Florida Studio Theatre.  TV credits include “Ed,” “The Sopranos,” two Bob Hope Specials, “Sonny and Cher Show,” “The Tonight Show” and “Law & Order” twice!

CASEY BRONSON | Boy Cratchit/Ignorance

CASEY BRONSON made his Geva debut as Tiny Tim in the 2014 and 2015 productions of A Christmas Carol, and is excited to return to the cast this year. His favorite stage credits include Fagan’s Gangster in RAPA’s Oliver! and an ensemble role in Spotlight Theater’s, It’s a Wonderful Life. Casey is nine years old, attending Allen Creek School in Pittsford. He is an avid swimmer and baseball player who loves goofing around with his older brothers, Tanner and Kellan. Casey would like to thank Mark Cuddy for this wonderful experience. He also sends much love to his family, fellow cast members and Geva staff who he adores.


ALESSANDRO BUCCI is a second grader at Council Rock Primary School.  This is his first theatre engagement.  He is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful cast and show.  Alessandro has always been surrounded by music and loves putting on “shows” for his family.  He enjoys playing the piano and singing along to his favorite musicals.  Alessandro loves the outdoors and has a passion for soccer, “America Ninja Warrior,” wrestling, and biking.

ERIN BURRIS | Ensemble

ERIN BURRIS is overjoyed to be making her professional theatre debut in Geva Theatre Center’s A Christmas Carol.  She is currently a senior dual major in Musical Theatre and Communication at SUNY Geneseo.  Some of her favorite credits include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me and April in Company.  Erin would like to thank Mark and Don for this amazing opportunity, as well as her voice teacher Joan Floriano and all of her family and friends for their constant love and support!

SOMMER CARBUCCIA | Bob Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Sailor

SOMMER CARBUCCIA is very excited to be joining the Geva Theatre Center family in A Christmas Carol. Based in New York City, he most recently played the lead role of Kyle in the world premiere production of the new play Paper Cut with Local Theater Company in Boulder, Colorado. He was also in the workshop production of the new musical Other World, and the Ridiculous Theatrical Company’s 50th anniversary production of Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide. Live, Love, Lake.

APRELL DAVIS | Girl Cratchit/Want/Turkey Girl

APRELL DAVIS is a native of Rochester with a star quality. She is enrolled at North Star Christian Academy in the fifth grade. This is Aprell’s fifth year in Geva’s A Christmas Carol. Her acting career also includes performing as “Molly”, the littlest orphan, in Annie at Northstar. In addition, Aprell played the role of a “Hyena” in The Lion King with Terry Fyke’s Main Street Players. Aprell’s apparent passion for the arts extends beyond the stage it includes vocal and piano lessons with Janet Grace. Aprell also takes singing and dance performance lessons with Terry Fyke’s Five Point Performance Company. Aprell works very hard to perfect her craft and it shows each time she performs! She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support throughout the years.

TESS DeFLYER | Belle/Fred's Wife/Martha Cratchit/Young Wife

TESS DeFLYER is delighted to return to the Geva stage this Christmas season! Past credits include Gertrude in Seussical at Cape Fear Regional Theatre,  Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Geva, Lia in Moses Man at the NYMF Festival in NYC, Little Sally in Urinetown, Claire in The Secret Garden, and Lucy in Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun. Tess graduated from Nazareth College in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Thank you to my family and friends for being a constant joy and support in my life!


PHILIP DETRICK is beyond ecstatic to be making his Geva debut in A Christmas Carol! Past roles include: The Rocky Horror Show (Ensemble) and Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod) with Blackfriars Theatre; Forever Plaid (Sparky), Godspell and Arsenic and Old Lace (Mortimer) with Brownville Village Theatre; The Last Five Years (Jamie) Urinetown (Bobby) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Finch) at Waldorf College. Philip would like to thank Anthony, Sang-Jin and Ethan for their support and his family and cats in Iowa for their love.

KATICLAIRE DOBBINS | Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Girl

KATICLAIRE DOBBINS is thrilled to be returning to Geva Theatre Center’s A Christmas Carol.  Katiclaire attends Bishop Kearney Middle School as a sixth grader.  Her favorite activities are singing, acting and crafting.  She has also been involved in children’s theatre productions through Spotlight Theatre Arts.  Some of her favorite roles have been Girl Cratchit/Want/Turkey Girl, Fan/Miss Fezziwig, Lumiere, Charlie Bucket and JoJo Who.  Katiclaire would like to thank her family for their love and support.  She also thanks director Mark Cuddy for this amazing experience.

CLARA GILLESPIE | Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Girl

CLARA GILLESPIE is delighted to be returning to A Christmas Carol for her third year.  An eighth grader at Livonia Middle School, Clara enjoys singing, playing clarinet, cross country, swimming, traveling, and voraciously reading.  Previous stage credits include Fan / Miss Fezziwig in Geva’s A Christmas Carol (2016, 2017), Little Guido in SUNY Geneseo’s production of Nine (2016), Livonia Middle School’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2018) and Livonia Community Players’ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2014).  Clara sends special thanks to her family, teachers, and friends for their love and support.

ELIZA GILLESPIE | Miss Fezziwig/Belinda Cratchit

ELIZA GILLESPIE is thrilled to be making her debut with Geva Theatre Center in A Christmas CarolEliza is in sixth grade at Livonia Middle School and enjoys singing, playing the drums and piano, traveling, swimming, and lacrosse.  Previously, she’s performed as Alice Wendleken in Livonia Community Players’ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2017) and in Livonia Middle School’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2018).  Eliza is grateful to everyone at Geva for this opportunity and sends love and thanks to her family, friends, and teachers.

JOEY GREGOIRE | Boy Cratchit/Ignorance

JOEY GREGOIRE is thrilled to be making his Geva Theatre Center debut!  Favorite credits include: Really Rosie (Alligator) with Last Fool Productions; Childhood (Billee) with Hummingbird Theatre Co., Oliver (Nipper) and Miracle on 34th St. (Tommy Mara) at RAPA.  He is a member of the Rochester Lyric Voices and studies voice and dance.  Joey wishes to thank Mark & Don for this experience, as well as all his family and friends for their love and support.  He is a fifth grader at #53, Montessori Academy.


BRETT HAMMES made his professional theatre debut earlier this season in Geva’s production of Hair. He is a junior musical theatre major at SUNY Geneseo. His past credits include Robert in Company; Marty Kaufman in It Shoulda Been You; and Frank, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. Brett would like to thank Melissa and Don for the incredible opportunity to be involved in a Geva show, as well as Joan Floriano, his family, and his friends for the endless support.

GARFIELD HAMMONDS | The Ghost of Jacob Marley/Schoolmaster/Miner/Topper

GARFIELD HAMMONDS returns to Geva for his second season in A Christmas Carol. Broadway/National Tours include Motown the Musical; and Kiss Me, Kate. Fave credits include Man of La Mancha at the John W. Engeman Theatre; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Cleveland Play House; Butcher Boy for Irish Rep, NYC; Ragtime at the Fallon Theatre; Big River and Smokey Joe’s Café.  Garfield was a District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera Competition and has appeared in La TraviataL’Elisir d’AmorCosi Fan TutteLa Cenerentola and Porgy and Bess.  TV credits include “The Good Wife” and he appeared in the 2014 feature film of Annie. Hammonds holds a Master’s Degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Love to Chris and Mom! Follow me on Instagram: @gfield3

ROBERT ADELMAN HANCOCK | Fred/Apprentice Ebenezer/Young Husband

ROBERT ADELMAN HANCOCK made his Geva Theatre Center debut in the 2014 production of A Christmas Carol. Mr. Hancock appeared in the London production of Daddy Long Legs and the National Tour of Mamma Mia! Regionally, he has appeared at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Northlight Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Theatreworks, Arizona Theatre Company, Rubicon Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre, La Mirada, Skylight Music Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre and Laguna Playhouse. TV credits include “Royal Pains,” “True Blood: Postmortem,” “Guiding Light,” and most recently, “Greenport.” Mr. Hancock has appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestra Japan, Singapore’s Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, and the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.  He can be heard on the original cast recording of Daddy Long Legs Mr. Hancock trained at the University of Tennessee. Twitter/Instagram: boorobbie

SILAS HOLTZ | Ensemble

SILAS HOLTZ (Ensemble) is in his eighth season performing in A Christmas Carol.  He has also worked as a stage combat consultant for Geva Theatre Center’s productions of Spamalot and The Lake Effect.  He has worked as a fight choreographer for numerous productions at Nazareth College, including As You Like It; Almost, Maine; Mad Forrest; Macbeth; and The Beaux’ Stratagem; as well as serving as assistant director and movement choreographer  for Antigone and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other forms of performance include working as a full-contact armored jouster, actor-combatant, and equestrian stunt man at various renaissance festivals.


PATRICK JONES is thrilled to be making his Geva Theatre Center debut in this production of A Christmas Carol. He is currently a junior at SUNY Geneseo studying Musical Theatre and Biology. Previous credits include Ladislav Sipos in She Loves Me, Sheriff Reynolds in Babes in Arms, and George in Carrie: The Musical.  Patrick would like to thank everyone involved in this production and his friends and family for their constant love and support.


SYDNEY LYONS is ecstatic to be making her Geva and professional theatre debut in this production of A Christmas Carol.  She is currently a junior at SUNY Geneseo where she studies Musical Theatre. Previous credits include Babes in Arms (Belle Calhoun) and She Loves Me.  Sydney would like to thank Don Kot for this amazing opportunity and everything he does as well as Dr. Kurau, and her friends and family for their unlimited love and support.

LEA MANCARELLA | Miss Fezziwig/Servant Girl

LEA MANCARELLA of Pittsford is thrilled to be returning to the Geva stage. She has appeared in the national tour of A Christmas Story the Musical (2014-15); the 2016 Goodspeed production and 2017 Broadway Developmental Lab  of Chasing Rainbows the Musical; Geva’s productions of A Christmas Carol (2016) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013); RAPA productions of Annie (2017) and Charlotte’s Web (2018). She has done voice overs for “Sesame Street” and appeared in numerous TV commercials and films. In addition to acting, singing, and dancing, Lea enjoys playing piano and percussion, reading, water activities, being with friends, and anything adventurous.

JEAN McCORMICK | Mrs Fezziwig/Mrs Cratchit/Mrs Dilber

JEAN McCORMICK (Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs. Cratchit / Mrs. Dilber) happily returns for a fourth year of festivities! Past credits include Sylvia (NLB Playhouse), Mamma Mia (Northern Stage), Sweeney Todd (Denver Center), My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse), On the Air (York Developmental Series), Mary Poppins (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Oklahoma! (Tent Theatre), Hairspray (Royal Caribbean), Les Misérables (Northern Stage), Encore! (Tokyo Disney Sea), Floyd Collins (Gallery Players) and I Love My Wife (Opening Doors Theater Co.). Ms. McCormick spends the rest of her time developing shows for cruise ships and theme parks, singing in a band with her husband, Joe, and trying to eat as much cake as possible. Merry Christmas!   www.jeanmccormick.com


BILL McDONOUGH is deeply humbled to make a return to the Geva stage. He was last seen in The Diary of Anne Frank this past winter. He is a student at the University of Rochester and an alumni of Geva’s Summer Academy and Stage Door program. He would like to thank everyone who made this production possible. Enjoy the show and happy holidays!

TIMOTHY MICHAEL | Young Ebenezer/Peter Cratchit

TIMOTHY MICHAEL is excited to make his Geva Theatre Center debut! He has previously been seen on the Rochester stage as Eddie in the Hourglass Play Reading Series production of The Last Wife, and in RAPA’s James and the Giant Peach and Babes in Toyland. He also enjoys acting in film, television and voiceover roles. As a homeschooled seventh grader, he loves to travel often, read, play video games and tap dance.  He would like to thank his friends, family and his dance instructor, Linda Goebel, for their love and support.


ERICA MILLIMAN is charmed to be making her debut on the Geva Theatre Center stage in A Christmas Carol. She is currently a senior at SUNY Geneseo where she studies Musical Theatre and English Literature. Some of her past credits and favorite roles include Rebecca Steinberg in It Shoulda Been You, Kathy in Company and Mazeppa in Gypsy. Erica would like to thank Don and Mark for this opportunity, as well as Pamela Kurau, friends and family for their limitless love and support.

ALLIE MUELLER | Want/Girl Cratchit/Turkey Girl

ALLIE MUELLER is thrilled to be returning to the Geva Stage after playing Tiny Tim the last two years.  The Mueller family would like to honor our Grandma, Nancy Gay who has been our biggest fan and attended over 60 shows of our 12 Geva Performances since 2010.  She created audition costumes, attended shows, rehearsals and parties and covered her refrigerator in Geva advertisements, newspaper clippings, tickets and programs.  She passed away unexpectedly in September. Her love, kindness, positive nature and generosity will live with us always.

ERIN MUELLER | Miss Fezziwig/Belinda Cratchit

ERIN MUELLER is honored to be returning to the Geva stage for her 10th performance.  Previous roles in A Christmas Carol include three years of Tiny Tim, Girl Cratchit, Fan and two years as Christmas Past.  Erin also played Scout in Geva’s To Kill a Mockingbird in 2011 and Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The Mueller family would like to thank Geva Management and Staff who helped us create a beautiful reception in honor of our Grandma and loyal Geva patron, Nancy Gay, who passed away unexpectedly September 1, 2018.

GUY PAUL | Ebenezer Scrooge

GUY PAUL returns to Geva Theatre Center where he originated the role of Scrooge in the premiere of this production in 2010. In London’s West End, he appeared in Boa and Death of a Salesman. Broadway credits include Mary Stuart, Twelve Angry Men, King Lear, The Invention of Love1776, The King and I, Private Lives, Getting Married, Rumors (LA, also), Wild Honey, Arms and the Man. Off-Broadway credits include Stuff Happens, Septimus & ClarissaMeet John Doe, CandidaCowardy Custard, J.B., The Everafters, The Flight of the Earls, The Orestia, The Underpants, Frankenstein. National Tours include The Sisters Rosensweig. In addition to Geva, Mr. Paul has appeared regionally at Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed, Globe Theatre, Guthrie Theatre (three seasons), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, others. TV credits include “Patrick Melrose,” “Father Brown,” “Black Sails,” “Life on Mars,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “George Washington: The Forging of a Nation,” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog.” Film credits include The Sense of an Ending, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Fifth Estate, and Hyde Park on Hudson. Mr. Paul currently resides in London with his wife, actress Harriet Walter.

COLETTE ROES | Fan/Miss Fezziwig

COLETTE ROES is in fourth grade and is honored to be on the Geva stage for the first time!  Her favorite past roles are Kathy in Two Tickets to Paradise with rock star legend Eddie Money, Bielka in Fiddler on the Roof and Ngana in South Pacific with WTG, Cosette in Les Misérables with Pittsford HS, Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Ariel in The Little Mermaid. In film she played a lead role as Elle in the feature film Heroes and Villains. She thanks God for these incredible blessings and family for supporting her love of music and acting!Fan/Miss


KATRINA MARLETT RUGGIERO is a Rochester native who began playing violin at a young age.  After receiving her Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, she attended Graduate School at Eastman School of Music.  She has been a regular member of pit orchestras for several local theatres including Downstairs Cabaret, Blackfriar’s Theatre, JCC, and Pittsford Musicals.  She has recorded film scores, and has also accompanied films at Silent Film Festivals across the nation.  Her performances with local orchestras and the Angelicus String Quartet keep her busy, but she is especially excited to be a part of A Christmas Carol again this year. She resides in Pittsford with her family full of musicians.

MAYA SELTZER-CLINTON | Miss/Fezziwig/Servant Girl

MAYA SELTZER-CLINTON is an eighth grader at TCMS in Brighton, and is thrilled to be in this production!  Some of her favorite past roles include: Amy in Sleepy Hollow, A Musical Tale; Princess Poppy in Gotta Dance; and Spot Conlon in Newsies. Maya studies voice with Deborah Conquest, enjoys any and all dancing, and playing soccer. She has loved theatre for as long as she can remember and hopes to always keep performing. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her, and hopes you enjoy the show!!


SHANNON TOOT (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Geva Theatre Center for her third year in A Christmas Carol. She graduated summa cum laude from The College at Brockport in 2015 with a B.S. in Theatre and Media Production. Favorite Brockport Mainstage productions include Urinetown (Hope) and Avenue Q (Kate.) Shannon is also proud to be the Open Captioner for Geva’s 2018-2019 Season.


ADAM URBANIC is excited to return to the Geva stage, after appearing in A Christmas Carol during the last two seasons. A theatre graduate of the College at Brockport, Adam works as an actor and stage manager in the Rochester area. Favorite roles include Jacques in As You Like It, Johnnypateenmike in The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Becker in bobrouchenbergamerica. He would like to thank his family for their unwavering support through the years, and his friends for encouraging his weirdness and helping him channel it into something (hopefully) entertaining.

JULIA WINTER | Fan/Miss Fezziwig

JULIA WINTER is a sixth grader at Twelve Corners Middle School. She’s exited to make her Geva Theatre Center debut in A Christmas Carol. Julia has performed with several local theatre groups, including Brighton Summer Arts (Annie, Aristocats) and A Magical Journey through Stages (Aladdin, James and the Giant Peach, The Lion King (Rafiki), and Oklahoma!). She also has appeared in commercials for several local businesses. Julia studies voice with Lani Toyama Hoskins at Spotlight Theatre Arts, and dances at 25 North Dance Academy. She enjoys playing piano, flute, and ukulele and winds down by spending time with her dog Roxy.

MARK CUDDY | Adaptor/Director

MARK CUDDY is in his twenty-fourth season as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center. This season, in addition to A Christmas Carol he will also direct The Humans and the revival of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.  Last season, he directed A Christmas Carol and Erma Bombeck at Wit’s End and appeared in the world premiere of Heartland. Mr. Cuddy is well known for his staging of premieres, contemporary comedies and musical theatre. Among his Geva Theatre Center productions have been  Private Lives, Sylvia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Good People, The Road to Where (world premiere), Clybourne Park, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, You Can’t Take It With You, Company, Superior Donuts, The Music ManFive Course Love, Fences, Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Story, Pride and Prejudice (which he also co-adapted), Bad Dates, Our Town, Tuesdays With Morrie, Urinetown, Splitting Infinity, Vigil, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, That Was Then (American premiere), Convenience (world premiere musical); 1776, Proof; the world premiere of Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus North which was also seen at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Miser, the East Coast premieres of both House and Garden, Quilters, Art, Famous Orpheus (world premiere musical) with Garth Fagan Dance, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the RPO, Golf With Alan Shepard, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and State of the Union. In 2013, he was also appointed the Producer and Chief Executive of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Prior to his tenure at Geva Theatre Center, Mr. Cuddy directed a number of world and American classics while Artistic Director of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Sacramento Theatre Company.

GREGG COFFIN | Music and Lyrics

GREGG COFFIN is delighted to be back at Geva Theatre Center where he is an Affiliate Artist. Mr. Coffin has composed, directed, arranged, or orchestrated the music for productions in theatres throughout the U.S., Canada, China, and South Korea, including the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Duke on 42nd Street, the John Houseman Theatre (Off-Broadway), the ChungMu Art Hall (Seoul), the Stratford Festival of Canada, the National Arts Centre of Canada, Canadian Stage Company, the Tarragon Theatre (Canada), Alley Theatre, American Players Theatre,  Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Guthrie Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, South Coast Rep, and the Oregon, Utah, Santa Cruz, Alabama, California, Santa Fe, Georgia, Great River, and St. Louis Shakespeare Festivals.

DON KOT | Music Director

DON KOT  is Resident Music Director and Affiliate Artist at Geva Theatre Center where he celebrates his eighteenth season!  Geva productions include HairIn the Heights, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Your Questions Answered (world premiere), Next to NormalSister’s Christmas Catechism, Avenue Q, CompanyThe Music ManFive Course LoveSweeney ToddCabaretUrinetownA Chorus LineCamelot1776A Christmas Carol (2002 – present), Convenience and as part of the Festival of New Plays, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the WorldOne For My Babyright next to me, Tomorrowland and An Evening with Mrs. Kasha Davis, International Celebrity Housewife.  He was also vocal coach and music arranger for Private Lives, Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant (world premiere), The Odd Couple, Informed Consent, You Can’t Take It With You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The House in Hydesville, Our Town, and Inherit the Wind.  Mr. Kot has performed Off-Broadway at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center, 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Other regional credits include The Music Man, The Best of Forbidden BroadwaySmokey Joe’s CaféLeader of the PackHonk!, and The Most Happy Fella.  National touring productions include Fosse, FootlooseFiddler on the RoofThe King and IMamma Mia, and Hairspray.  Mr. Kot is the Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

MEGGINS KELLEY | Choreographer

MEGGINS KELLEY is excited to be returning as choreographer for Geva Theatre Center’s original production of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Kelley is founder and artistic director of Dancers’ Alley Dance Studio. She was a long time faculty member of Nazareth College and has taught at NTID and the Eastman School of Music. Meggins is well known locally for her theatrical choreography and classes for dance instructors.

ADAM KOCH | Scenic Design

ADAM KOCH returns to Geva Theatre Center where he previously designed In the Heights, Million Dollar Quartet, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Five Course Love and Sweeney Todd. Internationally, Adam designed the 2017 production of Dreamgirls in Seoul, South Korea. In Washington D.C., Mr. Koch received Helen Hayes nominations for both Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre) and Bat Boy (1st Stage). Design credits across the United States include productions at Ford’s Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cincinnati Playhouse, Fulton Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and Portland Stage.  For the past four years Mr. Koch and Steven Royal have designed the official events for New York City Pride. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. Dedicated to William and Mary Koch. See more at adamkochassociates.com and on Instagram @instadamkoch.

DEVON PAINTER | Costume Design

DEVON PAINTER’s previous Geva credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumGood PeoplePump Boys and DinettesA Christmas Carol, Five Course Love and Sweeney Todd.  Ms. Painter lives in New York and designs costumes throughout the United Statesmost recently Measure For Measure at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI.   New York credits include shows for Juilliard, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Culture Project, and many, many productions at The Pearl Theatre Company, as well as assisting the late Desmond Heeley on Broadway.  Regional theatre credits feature designs for the Guthrie Theater (Stage Kiss, Shadowlands, Private Lives, Death of A Salesman), the Denver Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, the Folger Theatre and the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, Anchorage Opera, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theater Festival, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her design work was exhibited in Curtain Call; Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Ms. Painter is a member of United Scenic Artists.


PAUL HACKENMUELLER returns to Geva Theatre Center and this production of A Christmas Carol after designing To Kill a Mockingbird in 2016. Broadway credits include work on over 10 productions including DisgracedLady Day at Emerson’s Bar and GrillFela!, Desire Under the ElmsA Bronx TaleMauritiusThe Frogs, and Aida. Mr. Hackenmueller has worked at theatres around the country including the Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theater, People’s Light and Theater Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Arena Stage, Syracuse Stage, Princeton University / McCarter Theater Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, and The Juilliard School. Opera credits include work with Santa Fe Opera, Bucharest (Romanian) National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Colorado, and Pittsburgh Opera. Mr. Hackenmueller’s music performance work includes work with such artists as Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Justin Timberlake, Tony Bennett, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce. Commercial clients include Target Stores, Carlson Companies, Boston Scientific, Starkey, and Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Hackenmueller received his B.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and his M.F.A. from NYU Tisch. He is a faculty member of the NYU Tisch Graduate Department of Design.

LINDSAY JONES | Sound Design

LINDSAY JONES is very pleased to return to Geva Theatre Center for A Christmas Carol which is his 22nd production here. Broadway credits include The Nap, Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Privacy, Dry Powder, and Barbecue at the Public Theater, Mankind and Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons, Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theater, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, three Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations, 3 Helen Hayes nominations, 2 Barrymore nominations, and many others. Mr. Jones was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award.  Film scoring includes HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary), and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.

DAN SCULLY | Projection Design

DAN SCULLY returns to Geva Theatre Center where he designed the premiere of this production in 2010. Dan Scully is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer whose work explores the intersection of visual art, technology, and storytelling.  Recent projects include Peter and the Wolf with John Lithgow at Carnegie Hall; the Broadway production of Rocky;  the National Tour of If/ThenJedermann  at the Salzburger Festpiele; Untitled America for Alvin Ailey/ADT; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the NY Pops; The Orchestra Moves! At Carnegie Hall; Dearest Home (Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion); Seven Last Words with the Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra Society; and the Lake Lucille Chekov Project.  Regional credits include La Jolla Playhouse, A.R.T., Trinity Rep., Cleveland Play House, Asolo Rep. MFA – NYU.

BEKAH CAREY | Wig Design

BEKAH CAREY is thrilled to return to Geva Theatre Center. Her work was seen in Geva’s productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Midsummer Night’s DreamYou Can’t Take It With You, Music Man, A Christmas Story, Amadeus and the premiere of A Christmas Carol.  After moving to Rochester, she began working for Eastman Opera Theatre where she is currently the resident costume designer.   She is a proud SUNY Fredonia alumni.

EMILY STORK | Associate Lighting Designer

EMILY STORK’S lighting designs have been seen worldwide, including festivals in Italy, France, Scotland, and Israel and in the U.S. at places as diverse as PS 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Public Theater, La Mama, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Walker Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, On the Boards, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, Lincoln Center and on the side of a building in Rochester. Emily’s designs at Geva have included the world premiere of Mat Smart’s Tinker to Evers to Chance, Greg Kotis’ All Your Questions Answered, and Seth Rozin’s Two Jews Walk Into a War… In 2003, she was the resident lighting designer for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy where she worked with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti on Wagner’s Lohengrin. Some favorite collaborations have been with Split Britches on Peggy Shaw’s To My Chagrin, Pig Iron Theatre Company’s James Joyce is Dead and So is Paris, Nora Jones’ Album Release Party for Little Broken Hearts at the Box in NYC. She was the Lighting Director at The Juilliard School for 12 years, where she designed countless shows and special events including the Leading Ladies Gala starring Audra McDonald and Barbara Cook and the Tempest Benefit reading with Sir Derek Jacobi. Ms. Stork is the festival lighting designer for the Rochester Fringe Festival where her designs have included the dance group, Grounded Aerial, Cabinet of Wonders in the Magic Crystal Spiegeltent and the outdoor informal installation at the Spiegelgarden. Examples of her work can be found at:  www.emilystorkdesign.com

ANDREW MARK WILHELM | Associate Sound Designer

ANDREW MARK WILHELM is thrilled to be joining Geva Theatre Center. Most recently he was Sound Engineer/Resident Designer for PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, CA (The Crucible, Richard III, Peter & the Starcatcher). Other regional theatre credits include Hangar Theatre (Clybourne Park, Lend Me a Tenor, Ever So Humble) Riverside Theatre (Faith Healer), and Performance Network (Little Shop of Horrors). He has his B.F.A in Theatrical Design and Technology from Oakland University.


JEAN GORDON RYON (Dramaturg) serves as New Plays Coordinator at Geva Theatre Center where, among other duties, she produces the Regional Writers Showcase and the Young Writers Showcase. She was dramaturg for 1776, John Bull’s Other Island, That Was Then, Shear Madness, The Underpants, The Clean House, Almost Maine, The Music Man, Company, Perfect Wedding, The 39 Steps, Last Gas, Wait Until Dark, Little Shop of Horrors and Geva’s current production of A Christmas Carol, and she has contributed dramaturgical research and written program articles for several other productions. Ms. Ryon holds a degree in drama from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College. Her most recent directing credits in the community include Grace and Glorie, Master Class, Blithe Spirit, Pride’s Crossing, and The Gin Game for Blackfriars and The Chosen and The Immigrant for JCC’s CenterStage. For RCP’s Irish Players, she has directed Philadelphia, Here I Come; Juno and the Paycock; Da; Translations; Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me; Waiting for Godot; The Kings of the Kilburn High Road; Dancing at Lughnasa; Faith Healer; The Hostage; Love in the Title; The Cripple of Inishmaan; Dublin Carol and A Moon for the Misbegotten for RCP’s Shakespeare Players she has directed Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. Ms. Ryon is also the Artistic Director of The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of mature actors.

JENN LYONS | Stage Manager

JENN LYONS is a Rochester native happy to be working at Geva. Previous shows at Geva include Hair, Million Dollar Quartet, The Other Josh Cohen, In the Heights, Private Lives, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Miracle on South Division Street, Red, The Mountaintop, Little Shop of Horrors, The Odd Couple and Clybourne Park.  National Tours include Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (starring Eartha Kitt), Showboat and The Who’s Tommy. New York credits include work at Roundabout Theatre and Circle Repertory Theater as well as the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid.  Her two favorite productions are Maddie and Jack.