A Christmas Carol 2023

Cast & Creative Team Bios

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Cast & Creative Team bios are Alphabetical by Last Name

CHRIS BARDIZBANIAN (Young Scrooge, Ignorance) is a 5th grader at West Tatnuck Elementary in Worcester. He is excited to make his debut on The Hanover Theatre’s stage. He has performed a few skits with the Armenian youth art program and Worcester Public School’s summer art camp. He enjoys playing soccer and being a ninja at Ultimate Obstacles. Additionally, Chris plays the piano and is learning the trumpet this year. He is often recognized for his empathy, respect, and compassion for others at school. He would like to thank his family and teachers for their support, and the directors of the show for this opportunity. He hopes you enjoy A Christmas Carol!

AMY BARKER* (Charwoman) is thrilled to join the cast of A Christmas Carol here at the beautiful Hanover Theatre!  Most recent credits include The Prom (SpeakEasy Stage) and Little Women (Greater Boston Stage Company).  Other select credits include  A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park With George and Merrily We Roll Along (Huntington Theatre), Full Monty and Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Greater Boston Stage Company), [title of show] (SpeakEasy Stage), Shrek and James and the Giant Peach (Wheelock Family Theatre), Hello, Dolly! and Full Monty (Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre) and Nine (North Shore Music Theatre).  A native Texan, Amy began her professional career as an opera-singing plum for Very Fine Fruit Juice.  (she/her)

GAIL ASTRID BUCKLEY+ (Costume Designer) is happy to return for her 16th year with A Christmas Carol. Recent designs include La Calisto for New England Conservatory and assistant designer for “Finestkind” a film starring Ben Foster, Jenna Ortega, and Tommy Lee Jones. Her work (assistant costume design) can also be seen in the Netflix comedyAbout Fate” starring Emma Roberts.  Gail has received two Elliot Norton Awards and two IRNE Awards for Costume Design.  Gail is a proud member of United Scenic Artists.

MAGGIE M. CLARK (Lucy) favorite credits include: Memphis (Lincoln Park performing arts), Clue: the musical (Weathervane Playhouse), Newsies (Pittsburgh Playhouse), Angels in America (Pittsburgh Playhouse) and Olive Ostrovsky in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Point Park University BFA Musical Theatre 2023. Maggie is thrilled to be performing on the stage where she grew up seeing shows and falling in love with theatre! When not performing, Maggie can be found reading, rewatching “New Girl” and exploring her new home, New York City. Insta: @maggiemclark99 website: maggiemclark.com

MELISSA DAROFF* (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be celebrating her 18th production of A Christmas Carol, her tenth with The Hanover Theatre. Credits include Dorset Theatre Festival, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Hangar Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Boston College Theater Department, Dallas Theater Center, and Trinity Repertory Company. Most recently, Melissa has been putting her stage management skills to good use as the associate director of Education Outreach at McLean Hospital, where she and her colleagues work to change attitudes about mental health.

LAURA D. DEGIACOMO* (Millie, Fred’s wife) is thrilled to return to the Hanover Theatre her 15th production of A Christmas Carol.  National Tours: Showboat (Kim), Grease (US Sandy/Patty).  European Tour: K.Hill’s Phantom of the Opera (Jammes). Select Regional favorites: Jonathan (Moonbox Productions), Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre), Sisters of Swing (Greater Boston Stage Company), Better off Dead (Village Theatre Project), Marty (Huntington Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof, Anything Goes (Artpark), Babes in Toyland (Shawnee Playhouse). Laura received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College with a secondary concentration in Dance and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to her husband, Michael, daughter Isabella, and her Mom Joanne, for all their love and support!

TIMOTHY EVANS (Music Director, Organist) is very happy to be returning to The Hanover Theatre for this year’s production. Tim holds a master of music in piano from Michigan State  University and  has taught on the faculty at Emmanuel College in Boston and the University of  the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas. He has music directed many local and regional productions in the Boston area, including over 500 performances of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in Boston and on the national tour.  He was also the music director for The All Night Strut in Boston and Los Angeles, and Sunrise Sunset: the Songs of Sheldon Harnick in Boston and Florida.  He also collaborates with many Boston area cabaret artists.  Timothy lives in Fairhaven, MA, with his husband, Howe Allen, and their two Jack Russell Terriers, Cheer and Davy.

SHELLY WILLIS  FAWSON  (Suzannah) is delighted to spend another holiday season at  The Hanover  Theatre! This year will be her 6th production of A Christmas Carol. Select credits include Romancing the Throne (Goodspeed Opera House),  My Heart in a Suitcase (Artspower National  Touring Co),  Nunsense (Priscilla Beach Theatre), Crazy for You  (Mt. Washington Valley Theatre) , Sylvia (Dorset Theatre) Mamma Mia! (Jean’s Playhouse) and  Four Legged Fortune (Great American Melodrama). Many thanks to Troy, Annie and Gags. Love to Jim, Thomas and of course, Mom and Dad!

STEVE GAGLIASTRO* (Charitable Gentleman, Mr. Fezziwig, Associate Director, Associate Music Director) is elated to return to A Christmas Carol opposite his wife, Annie Kerins. Watch for Steve in “Spirited”, Pasek & Paul’s retelling of A Christmas Carol starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix), and opposite Ben Affleck in “The Tender Bar”(Amazon, George Clooney, dir.). Steve served as music director for the theatre’s debut album “Holidays at The Hanover Theatre Volume 1”, available at the box office now! Other Credits-Tours: Cinderella with Lea Salonga; Spongebob Squarepants: The Sponge Who Could Fly ( Broadway Asia); The Buddy Holly Story (TOTS); Cabaret (NetWorks). Regional: PCLO, Riverside Theatre, Casa Mañana, Stoneham/GBSC, Flat Rock Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Lyric Stage, La Mirada Theatre, TBTS, Maine State Music Theatre. TV: “Billions” (Showtime), “The Deuce”, “Julia” (HBO) “The Detour” (TBS). Film: “American Hustle”, “Eva”, “Ted 2”. Steve holds a BA in Music Education from UMASS, Amherst and is a Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Worcester State University. Proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. For Jack.

ABHIMANYU KATYAL* (Timothy) is delighted to spend the holiday season with the company of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Regional: Olney Theatre Center: A Nice Indian Boy (Archit), Fulton Theatre: Disgraced (Amir) [2016/17 Robbie Award Best Actor in a Play]. Film: “Music”and “Ladybird”. TV: “New Girl”, “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Castle”, “Fresh Off the Boat”, “Saturday Morning All Star Hits!”, “Ghosted”, “Casual”, “The Thundermans”, and “General Hospital”. EDUCATION: A.B., Stanford University (International Relations). Instagram: @abhimanyukatyal. abhiactsup.com

ANNIE KERINS* (Mrs. Fezziwig, Associate Director, Associate Choreographer) is elated to be back for her 15th season at The Hanover Theatre. Off-Broadway: Looking for Billy Haines (Theatre Row). Regional: Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (Majestic Theater), Romancing the Throne (Goodspeed Opera House), Shrek (Wheelock Family Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (GBSC) and The Rocky Horror Show (Foothills Theatre). Film/TV credits: “The Food That Built America” (The History Channel), “Out of Body” available on Amazon and Apple TV, “Central Intelligence” (Warner Brothers/New Line Cinema), and “The Devil You Know” by Jenji Kohan. Annie was the project coordinator for the theatre’s newly released debut album “Holidays at The Hanover Theatre Volume 1”, music directed by her on and offstage husband, Steve Gagliastro. For Cioci Irene.

JAMES KRONZER+ (Scenic Designer) His regional credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, and numerous productions around the country. International design work for companies such as The Hong Kong Ballet and Burn the Floor. He also designed scenery for Disney Cruise Lines (Twice Charmed) and has shows running on thirteen ships on the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. TV credits include over 200 stand-up comedy specials for Comedy Central, Showtime and Netflix. Mr. Kronzer has been nominated for an Art Director’s Guild award, received eight Helen Hayes Awards (DC) and has received two Barrymore Awards. His work can be seen at JamesKronzer.com

AIDAN LEACH (Dick Wilkins) is so excited to be making his Christmas Carol debut at The Hanover Theatre! He was most recently seen in The Little Mermaid (Franklin Performing Arts Center) and Little Shop of Horrors (Prescott Park Arts Festival). Aidan is a recent grad from Wagner College’s honors program with a degree in Musical Theatre. He sends a huge thank you to his amazing family, girlfriend, and dogs, for their constant love and support. Aidan would also like to thank Troy, and The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for this incredible opportunity. Enjoy the show!

AIDAN LEVINSON (Young Ebenezer) is thrilled to be making his debut at The Hanover Theater in their annual production of A Christmas Carol. He most recently performed as Nino in the Stonehill Theatre Company’s production of Amélie. Aidan received his BFA in Acting and BA in Music in the Liberal Arts from Elon University. After initially seeing Hanover’s A Christmas Carol on a field trip in middle school, Aidan feels very grateful to be part of this wonderful production. He would like to thank Troy Siebels and the entire creative team and hopes you enjoy the show. 

JOEL KAIMAKANI LIBED* (Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) It’s a Christmas miracle that Joel is back at The Hanover Theatre! This time in a new role! Recently Joel was seen in Miss Saigon in Texas starring Lou Diamond Phillips. Tours:The Wizard of Oz International Tour (Lion U/S, Saudi Arabia Tour). Select Regional: Into the Woods (Baker),Cinderella (Prince Topher), Newsies (Jack Kelly), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Escape to Margritaville, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh), Mamma Mia. Big thanks to Wellys Restaurant in Hudson and sending all his Love to his Fiancé Steven and their furbaby Kaia. IG: @joellibedny 

JOHN LITTLE* (Scrooge) is delighted to play Scrooge again at The Hanover. Earlier this year he appeared in King of the Jews Off-Broadway, And a Nightingale Sang at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Alabama Story. National and International Tours include Cabaret and Crazy For You. Regional credits include My Fair Lady, Major Barbara and Noises Off. Off-Broadway credits include Hamlet, Shadowlands and Poetic License. He has narrated many books for the Library of Congress and Recorded Books (on Audible). TV credits include “Law and Order” and “Boardwalk Empire”. John is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

CHARLIE MORRISON (Lighting Designer) National/international tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (NYC, Grand Ole Opry, US Tour), A Chorus Line (U.S., Japan, and China), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida (U.S. and Asia), The Producers, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Groovaloo (N.Y.C., L.A., U.S. Tour), Hello, Dolly!, My Fair Lady, The King and I (U.S. and Korea), Spelling Bee, Gypsy, 42nd Street (U.S. and Japan), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Who’s Tommy (Europe and Japan), Titanic, The Music Man and many others. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Repertory, Seattle 5th Avenue, Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus, Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals, Kansas City Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, Tulsa Opera and many others. TV: Finding Magic Mike for HBOMax. Charlie is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design. www.cmlighting.com.

ALKA NAYYAR* (Mrs. Cratchit, South Asian Cultural Consultant) Selected work: Bhangin’ It (La Jolla Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (The Hanover Theatre); The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre); The Secret Garden (Court Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Central Square Theater); Oslo, Master Class, A Disappearing Number (TimeLine Theatre), Merchant On Venice (Vitalist + Rasaka 2018; Silk Road 2007); The Masrayana (Jeff Award-nominated choreography), A Widow Of No Importance, A Nice Indian Boy (Rasaka Theatre); Great Expectations (Remy Bumppo + Silk Road); TV: Hulu’s The Bear, NBC’s Chicago Fire, P.D. + Med; Film: “Hala”, “The Miseducation Of Bindu”; Web Series: “Code-Switched”. Alka teaches Indian dance and promotes South Asian cultural awareness as Co-Artistic Director of Chicago’s Chitrahar Cultural Academy, at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet. A University of Chicago alum and a PR consultant, she also serves as Asian ensemble Token Theatre’s Communications Director. @alka.selza

JERMAINE L. PEARSON* (Ghost of Christmas Present) is thrilled to make his debut at The Hanover Theatre. Regional theatre credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, (Audrey II; The Grange Theatre), Sweat, (Evan; The Gamm Theater), The Color Purple (Mister; Roxy Regional Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (Walter Lee; Barker Playhouse) & Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd u/s; Trinity Repertory Theatre Co.). Jermaine is a proud alumnus of Columbia College Chicago. He is an avid writer, actor, singer, preacher, spoken word artist who can be seen around New England using his artistry to advocate for social justice. IG: Jermaine_from_Chicago.

ASH QUASNEY-SANDLER (Newsboy) is a 12-year-old at the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge, MA. She was last onstage in Michael J. Bobbitt’s world premiere production, Make Way for Ducklings at Wheelock Family Theatre. You can see Ash this spring as Hugo in Tuck Everlasting at the Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. She looks forward to returning to NYC’s Broadway Artists’ Alliance summer intensive program in 2024. Ash is active in the theater community, performing most recently with Weston Drama Workshop (Grease, Tuck Everlasting and Lion King Jr.) and at the French Woods Festival (Fancy Nancy). When she’s not on stage, Ash enjoys crochet, writing, family/friends time and making sushi. Instagram: @ash_quasney_sandler

ABBY RAY (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on their fourth production of A Christmas Carol and her first show at The Hanover Theatre. Credits include Curious George and the Golden Meatball, A Christmas Carol, Kinky Boots, Little Shop of Horrors, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Cinderella, Smokey Joe’s Café, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Mamma Mia! (North Shore Music Theater). They received a BFA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Stage Management from Salem State University in 2020. Abby is delighted to share this beautifully haunting tale about the true spirit of Christmas with you all this holiday season. She would like to thank Troy and Annie for this wonderful opportunity and her family for their endless love and support.

DANIEL REARDON*(Fred) is feeling lucky to return for his third year in what is also his third production of this timeless story. At the Hanover Theatre, he previously played “Young Ebenezer” and “Mr. Topper.” Daniel is also returning to the role of “Fred,” which he previously played at Syracuse Stage, as well as having played “Young Ebenezer/Ghost of Christmas Future” at North Shore Music Theatre. Select theatre: Nigel u/s in Something Rotten! (Marriott Theatre), Bert in Mary Poppins (Wheelock Family Theatre), Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (Arvada Center). Television: Recurring Dancer on “The Gilded Age” (HBO). BFA from Syracuse University. For mom, always. DanielReardonOnline.com. Instagram: @daniel.j.reardon TikTok: @daniel.reardon

BRAD REINKING* (Ghost of Jacob Marley) is ghoulishly delighted to haunt The Hanover Theatre for his 6th season in this heartwarming show! Most recently, Brad directed and choreographed Elf (The Company Theatre), choreographed Grease (Greater Boston Stage Company), and starred as The Emcee in Cabaret (Riverside Theatre Works). Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, and many others. Brad is an award winning director, choreographer and theatre educator. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Brad lives in Boston with his partner, Andrew, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Belle. This one’s for you, Grammy! For more information, please visit bradreinking.com 

CHANNING RION (Belle) is thrilled to be rejoining the Christmas Carol family for her second year as “Belle.” Originally from Texas, she was raised in the theatrical town of Branson, Missouri, where her delight for performing, history, and songwriting was nurtured. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Dramatic Arts at Harvard University and plans to write and direct her own films. She bows in gratitude to her family for their love, her fellow actor friends for their effusive cheering, and for her remarkable teachers: Pamela Murray, Dennis Staroselsky, Heather Whitty, John Kuntz, and Remo Airaldi, all of whom have been beacons of light on her journey to the stage. 

ILYSE ROBBINS (Choreographer) is a freelance director, choreographer, actor, educator, coach, and writer. Ilyse was most recently seen on stage in the Umbrella Stage Company production of White Rabbit Red Rabbit and as the Narrator of the BYSO’s sold-out production of Peter and the Wolf. Most recent directing and choreography credits include Rocky Horror (Central Stage), Lizzie (Umbrella Stage), Assassins (Lyric Stage), and Tell Me on a Sunday (Peterborough Players). Significant:Choreographer: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Front Porch, Central Square, GBSC – Elliot Norton Award winner for Outstanding Musical);Director/Choreographer: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (GBSC – Elliot Norton Award winner for Outstanding Musical); Choreographer/Staging: World premiere of Swan Lake in Blue: A Jazz Ballet (GBSC – Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Choreography); Director: Award-winning Move on the Cha-Chas (United Solo Festival NYC); Choreographer: The Scottsboro Boys (SpeakEasy Stage - Elliot Norton Award winner for Outstanding Musical/IRNE award for Best Choreography); Director/Choreographer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (GBSC – Elliot Norton Award winner for Outstanding Director of a Musical). Ilyse holds a BS in Communication/Theater from Northwestern, certification in theater from BADA and an Ed.M. from Harvard. Upcoming: Mr. Popper’s Penguins (WFT – Director/Choreographer). Ilyse is a proud Member of SDC. Love to Glen and the kids. www.ilyserobbins.com 

LILLIAN ROGERS (Ghost of Christmas Past) is honored and excited to reprise this role for her third production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. She is a sophomore and recently played Sophie in Chelmsford High School’s production of Mamma Mia. Other favorite roles include: Winnie Foster (Tuck Everlasting) and Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden). Lillian is a board member of her high school’s theatre guild and competitive acapella group, The Thursdays. She is grateful to Troy, Annie, and Steve for this magical opportunity! She would like to thank her family and friends for their never-ending love and support while she follows her musical theatre dreams.  

MARTA RYMER* (Fiddler, Laundress) couldn’t be happier to be back once more in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol! Recent credits include, National Tour: Once (Apex Touring). Regional: American Mariachi (PCPA), Five on Fire (Oregon Cabaret Theatre), Once (CCAE Theatricals), The Gift of the Magi (Studio Theatre Worcester), The Tempest (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Spitfire Grill (Oregon Cabaret Theatre), Once (Speakeasy Stage), West Side Story (Fiddlehead Theatre), The New Electric Ballroom (The Acktor’s Table), and A Tale of Two Cities (York Theatre). Marta is a graduate of AMDA and sends love and thanks to her family and loved ones for all their support! www.martarymer.com (she/her)

SAHANA SANKAR (Martha Cratchit) is currently a sophomore at Shrewsbury High School. She has studied Indian classical music since childhood under the tutelage of her mother and has been a performing artist ever since. Sahana has participated in and won many competitions as well as performed for many occasions. Her voice is featured on “Holidays at The Hanover Theatre Volume 1”, the theatre’s debut album, which was released just this summer. Apart from singing, she has a passion for acting. She attended an acting course from the New York Film Academy during the pandemic to help strengthen her skills. She also played the lead role of Littlest One in the production Gossamer (Shrewsbury Public High School). 

SAMARTH SHENOY (Tiny Tim) is a student at the Floral Street School in Shrewsbury who likes eating cake! He participates in a variety of activities including soccer, karate (blue belt), and art-colored pencils are his favorite medium so far. Playing the role of Tiny Tim will be his stage debut! Samarth has fond memories of seeing Clifford at The Hanover Theatre. He can’t wait to share the big stage with his big brother, Shriram.

SHRIRAM SHENOY (Peter Cratchit) is a student at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury. He enjoys cross country, basketball, and karate. While he considers himself a “big sports person”, he also enjoys musical theatre and most recently appeared onstage at his school. Shriram’s favorite experience at The Hanover Theatre so far was seeing the national tour of Percy Jackson. He can’t wait to share the big stage with his younger brother, Samarth. 

CHARLOTTE SIEBELS (Youth Ensemble) a student at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, she enjoys being a part of the theatrical community, and is looking forward to performing again. Charlotte last appeared in A Christmas Carol in 2019 playing the role of Fan. She has participated in the Youth Summer Program with The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the past four years (most recently in Fiddler on the Roof) and continues to take acting and improv classes. This fall, Charlotte was in her school’s production of This is a Test. When not in school, she sings with Worcester Children’s Chorus and the OMS Select Choir.

JANE SIEBELS* (Production Stage Manager) is excited to return to A Christmas Carol, having worked on it with Troy in several venues off and on since 1996! Most recently she has been THT Rep’s Stage Manager for all of their plays at the Brick Box next door. Past theaters include the Huntington Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, Stoneham Theatre, American Stage Festival, Florida Studio Theatre and the Asolo. Jane also is a Member of the Shrewsbury Cultural Council and, by day, a Children’s Librarian at Shrewsbury Public Library.

TROY SIEBELS (Director) serves as president and CEO of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory, having led the organization’s development and staff since 2005. The theatre presents more than 140 performances to audiences of more than 180,000 annually and has welcomed more than two million visitors to date. In its first decade the theatre became an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric and a key catalyst to the city’s revitalization with more than five hundred million dollars in development in and adjacent to Worcester’s Theatre District. The theatre expanded to add a Conservatory for the Performing Arts in 2016, which now serves more than 500 students throughout the year with classes in dance, acting and technical theatre production.  Troy led the formation of the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District and serves on its Board of Directors; as well as on the Boards of Discover Central Massachusetts, MassCreative, the Worcester Cultural Coalition and New Garden Park. Troy also serves as a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to which he has been appointed by governors Patrick and Baker. Troy served as producing director at Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham, MA and managing director of American Stage Festival in Milford and Nashua, NH. Troy’s favorite directing credits include Artist Descending a Staircase, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Wait Until Dark and more than sixteen productions of his adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. 

MICHAEL SKRZEK* (Topper) is pleased to return home and perform on The Hanover Theatre stage once again. For most of the last year, he had been performing on the stage of the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Wish in their three main stage shows. Favorite credits include: Greater Boston Stage Co. (Swan Lake in Blue), Theatre By the Sea (Singin’ in the Rain), THT Rep (Julius Caesar), The Grove (Mary Poppins). Much love to his growing family and all those who support him.  

CORINNE SWEENEY (Fan, Want) is thrilled to debut at The Hanover Theatre in A Christmas Carol. She is a third-grade student at Davis Hill Elementary School in Holden. Corinne has formal training in dance and acting and has performed in youth theatre programs at Theatre at the Mount and at The Hanover Theatre Conservatory. She also studies piano and songwriting at Pakachoag Music School. Corinne is a Youth Advocacy Leader for the JDRF and is proud to represent performers with disabilities. She thanks Troy and the creative team for this opportunity and her friends and family for their support and encouragement. 

ALEXIS ANU THAKKALLAPALLI (Belinda Cratchit) is a student at Whitinsville Christian School, where she has appeared in several musicals. She is thrilled to reprise her role of Belinda Cratchit for a third time in A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre. Lexie has also performed in productions at Apple Tree Arts and Skyrise Theater, most notably as Genie in Aladdin Kids. She is a proud member of the competitive dance team at Jo Ann Warren Studio.   

AATHAVEN THARMARAJAH* (Bob Cratchit) is thrilled to be here at The Hanover Theatre for this holiday season! Some recent theatre credits include Monsoon Wedding (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Legally Blonde (National Tour), Hello, Dolly! (Pioneer Theatre Company), and Elf the Musical (Pioneer Theatre Company). BFA Musical Theatre from the University of Utah. He is ready to embrace the holiday spirit and represent the South Asian community while doing so! @aathaven_

LISA WONDOLOWSKI* (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be back at The Hanover Theatre. She has been part of A Christmas Carol family for over five years. She has been part of the stage management team, a child supervisor, and our COVID Safety team. Happy Holidays!

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
+Member of United Scenic Artists
^Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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