Evening PerformanceSelected Wednesdays
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Matinees PerformancesTue., Wed., Thur.,
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm
Saturday Kid's Matinee,
May 10 - Sept 27 at 10:00am
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch & Show 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Sun. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDec.: Wed. thru Sat. Evenings
Buffet: 5pm - Show: 7pm
one half hour
The Christmas Campaign: Money is melting away at the North Pole! As Santa crunches numbers to keep up with kids' demands for high-tech toys, the elves fear financial ruin. So they hatch a plan to save Christmas: Create a marketing strategy! Brand Santa! Set up a social media blitz! But when some fancy ad men arrive at Santa's Village, will they rescue the season or destroy it completely? Come to Allenberry to find out, as once again our heartwarming and hilarious original Christmas Show fills you with the magic of the season—and reminds us all of its true meaning. Perfect for all audiences. Rated G
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
|Scenes and Songs…|
|Scene 1 Main Street of Santa's Village
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR............Elves and Elfkins
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN....Woody with the Elves and Elfkins
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS..................Celeste with Elves and Belle
JINGLE BELL ROCK...........................................................Veronica Dunn
EVERY CHRISTMAS...........................................................Veronica Dunn
MARSHMALLOW WORLD...............................................Tom and Celeste
Scene 2 Outside the Village
BLUE CHRISTMAS.......................................................Sybill and Louise
Scene 3 Santa's Reindeer Stable Boardroom
CHRISTMAS WRAPPING..................................................Veronica Dunn
FUNKY, FUNKY CHRISTMAS...........................................................Sybill
THE CHRISTMAS SONG.................................................................Tom
Scene 4 Outside the Reinder Stable
Scene 5 The Elves' Toyshop
HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS.............................................Woody
MELE KALIKAMAKA............................................Beardsley and Beatrix
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU................Woody with the Elfkins
Scene 6 Outside the Village
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS..........................Celeste
Scene 7 The Elves' Toyshop
Scene 8 Outside the Village
WHERE ARE YOU, CHRISTMAS?.....................................................Sybill
Scene 9 Main Street of Santa's Village
DECK THE HALLS..........................Beardsley and Beatrix with Company
JOY TO THE WORLD..........................................................Full Company
LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!.......Celeste with Company
JINGLE BELLS and WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS....The Company
The CFO of the North Pole, INC
|Beardsley and Beatrix
The Accountants at the North Pole, INC
|JARED BROSMER and SAMANTHA EYLER|
Assistant Head Toy Maker at the North Pole, INC
|KELAND ALAKA'I SARNO|
Toymaking Instructor at the North Pole, INC
|SARAH SHOSHANA ROSEN|
|The Magical Humans:|
|Mrs. Claus||JESSICA NOEL MOTTICE|
|Sybill Thompson||BECKY GRACE KALMAN|
|Tom Fisher||STEVEN MAKROPOULOS|
|Veronica Dunn||ERIN WHITCOMB|
|Agnes||JESSICA NOEL MOTTICE|
|Team Rudolph: (Weekday Matinees)|
|ELLA ENCK, MACY KIKER, HOPEANNE KING, LYDIA MILLER, AVA RIMBY,
CHRISTIAN YEAGER, RACHEL YEAGER
|Frosty Team: (Weekend Matinees and Evening Performances)|
|CHASE HEINZE, NOLA HEINZE, ALESSIAN IANNUZZI, RACHAEL McVEY, MOLLY MYERS, ISABELLE REED, JOSIAH TRUITT|
|All Music Arranged and Performed by|
|Thanks to the following individuals and institutions who
have recently gone above and beyond the call:
Jason Nedrow; Dickinson College; Stephanie Fisher;
Cindy King; Kelley Heinlen; Dave Mancuso;
Joseph Osborne; Paul & Martha Sheffer.
JARED BROSMER (Beardsley) comes all the way from Evansville, IN. This is his first season here at Allenberry Playhouse. Past roles include Bobby Strong in Urinetown: The Musical, Enjolras in Les Miserables, and PFC William Santiago in A Few Good Men at Evansville Civic Theatre along with the Ensemble in Hairspray for Music Theatre Louisville.
SAMANTHA EYLER (Beatrix) has a BA in Musical Theatre from Marywood University. A recent graduate, she has worked with several different theatres in and around the Washington, DC area as a technician and as a performer. This summer she worked with Allenberry as a costume intern and later as Interim Costume Shop Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor. She is very excited to be back at Allenberry this time as a performer.
BECKY GRACE KALMAN (Sybill/Dance Captain) A recent graduate of Wagner College Theater, Becky is originally from Long Island, NY and so excited to be spending the season here at Allenberry Playhouse! Regional credits: Ruth (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Rumpleteazer (Cats), Erma (Anything Goes), Alice (Seven Brides…), and Louisa (The Fantasticks). She performed in seven Wagner productions while at school, her favorite being Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, Sabrina, & Michael. For Aunt Yevy and KJS.
STEVE MAKROPOULOS (Tom) is excited to work with Allenberry for the first time. Past credits include: Illyria: a musical Twelfth Night & Julius Caesar (Virginia Shakespeare Festival), Bum Phillips (Monk Parrots Productions), On the Waterfront & Infernal Kingdom (Hudson Shakespeare Company), Jesus Christ Superstar (as Judas). Received B.F.A. in Acting from L.I.U. Post this past May. Thank you to our director Ryan Gibbs, our cast and crew for their dedication and a special thank you to Jess Noel Mottice and my family.
BETH MILLER (Celeste) originally from Bucks County PA, is thrilled to be part of the Allenberry family. Beth graduated from Wagner College this May with a B.A in Theater and Speech. Favorite roles at Wagner include The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff) and Legally Blonde (Elle Woods). Regional credits include The Boy Friend (Polly Browne), George M!, South Pacific, and Les Miserables at Surflight Theater, and Avenue Q (Kate Monster), Urinetown (Hope), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive) with the Once upon a Time Players.
JESSICA MOTTICE (Mrs. Claus, Agnes, Assistant General Manager) is a graduate of Long Island University. She served as Stage Manager for Re-membering Antigone, which won five Kennedy Center awards and was featured in an international festival in Montreal, Canada. She has previously worked with the New York Shakespeare Exchange on their original show The Island. Jessica is thrilled for this opportunity with Allenberry!
SARAH SHOSHANA ROSEN (Louise) just graduated Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance, and is excited to be at Allenberry Playhouse! Regional credits include Charlotte's Web, Rapunzel, The Fabulous Fable Factory, and Uberboy: the Story of a Hero, World Premiere (Greater Ocean City Theatre Co.). At Wagner, Sarah has performed in The Drowsy Chaperone, Romeo and Juliet (ensemble, Juliet u/s), and Legally Blonde (Kate/Chutney). Other favorite credits include Anything Goes (Bonnie), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Into the Woods; a Concert (Baker's Wife).
KELAND ALAKA'I SARNO (Woody) is excited to be working in his first season at Allenberry. Favorite credits include Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Chip Tolentino in Spelling Bee. He is a recent graduate of Theatre and Speech from Wagner College. He loves outer space and his dog, Dexter (not necessarily in that order).
ERIN WHITCOMB (Veronica) is delighted to be on the Allenberry Stage! She grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA and received a BA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. Favorite credits: Smokey Joe's Café (Pattie), Plain and Fancy (Ruth), The Odd Couple (Cecily Pigeon), and Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash). She's also had the privilege of singing with Dolly Parton including her Nashville Flood Relief Effort in 2010. "Thanks to my family for always encouraging me to follow my dreams!" www.ErinWhitcomb.com @ErinLWhitcomb
ASHLEIGH CEASE (Elfkin) is thrilled to be joining the cast and crew at Allenberry for the Christmas show. Previously she has been seen as July in Annie, Glinda in the Wizard of Oz, a few roles at the CTC, and performed a duet in the Christmas show at school. She loves performing and singing. A big thank you to her family, friends, teachers, and everyone at Allenberry for helping her pursue her dreams.
ELLA GRACE ENCK (Elfkin) is thrilled to be making her debut at the Allenberry Playhouse! Ella was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and spent the past 5 years in Alexandria, Virginia before moving to Carlisle. In her spare time, Ella enjoys art, swimming, singing, and spending time with friends. Ella would like to thank her dad, mom, and brother Max for their love and support. She also thanks the wonderful director, cast, and crew for making this a wonderful experience.
CHARLES A.B. HEINZE III (Elfkin) is new to the Allenberry Stage. He is in the fifth grade at Monroe Elementary in Boiling Springs. "Chase" plays baseball, basketball, and rugby, for CV. He enjoys playing with his dogs, Tucker and Maximo, riding roller coasters, and playing sports. Chase thanks his family for their support and the cast & crew for their patience and guidance.
NOLA GENEVIEVE HEINZE (Elfkin) is very excited to make her debut on the Allenberry stage. She is in the first grade at Monroe Ele-mentary in Boiling Springs. Nola enjoys singing, jumping rope, and attending gymnastic class. She loves teaching her two dogs, Tucker and Maximo, new tricks. Nola thanks her family for all their love and support.
ALESSIA IANNUZZI (Elfkin) is so excited to be performing in her first ever show! She is third grader at Mooreland Elementary School and is in the Gifted program. She is born and raised here in Carlisle, PA, but spends her summers with her family in Naples, Italy. She is elated to share this production and the holiday season with all of you!
MACY KIKER (Elfkin) is a 7-year old 2nd grader in the Mechanicsburg School District, and thrilled to be returning to Allenberry where she appeared in Annie (Orphan) and When Santa Met Sally (Elfkin). Other credits include Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Flower) with Popcorn Hat Players Young Acting Company, and 101 Dalmatian Kid with York Little Theatre. Special thanks to cast & crew for this wonderful opportunity! Break a leg! And many thanks to family & friends!
EDEN KING (Elfkin) age 10, is thrilled to be back at the 'Berry in her 5th Christmas show. Other favorite roles were Gretl in The Sound of Music, Molly in Annie, and Gloria in Wait Until Dark. She is in 4th grade and when not acting, she enjoys swimming and crafting and can be found on stage with her family's group, The King's Strings, where she plays the violin and sings.
HOPEANNE KING (Elfkin) is 8 years old. She knows Allenberry well as she has been watching her older siblings on this stage since she was a toddler. She was first seen here at the 'berry in Annie (2013) and is looking forward to her first Christmas show. She also enjoys gymnastics and running and playing viola in her family's group, The King's Strings.
RACHAEL McVEY (Elfkin) is 11 years old and excited to be joining the cast of The Christmas Campaign at Allenberry Playhouse. Rachael has been seen Off-Broadway in Pippi Longstocking, and in regional theaters shows including Annie, The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, and Fiddler on the Roof. Rachael was most recently seen in The American Music Theatre's production of Music of the Night. Thanks to all my family for their love and support.
LYDIA MILLER (Elfkin) loves being in shows here at Allenberry! She was here last year for When Santa Met Sally and also in Oklahoma! this summer. She is 8 years old and a home-schooled third grader. She loves singing, dancing, acting, and playing with her best friends. She also loves to be with her brother and sister.
MOLLY MYERS (Elfkin) is excited to be joining the cast and crew at Allenberry Playhouse! Molly is in third grade at W.G. Rice Elementary School. She takes voice lessons, dances, and cheers. In addition to singing and acting, Molly enjoys playing basketball. Molly would like to thank her family for their help and support!
ISABELLE REED (Elfkin) Is excited to be performing for the very first time on the Allenberry stage. Izzy is a first grader at Rice Elementary School and was featured in the ensemble of Dear World last spring at Boiling Springs High School. Izzy would like to thank her friends, family and teachers for their love and support.
AVA BELLA RIMBY (Elfkin) This is Ava Bella's first theatrical performance, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. Ava Bella has been dancing for Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet since the age of 3. She has performed several tap routines in The June Series and has played the part of "the littlest angel" in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker performed in Harrisburg and Hershey. Ava Bella dreams of one day performing under the bright lights of Broadway.
JOSIAH TRUITT (Elfkin) is a 7th grader at Mechanicsburg Middle School. He enjoys acting, drawing and playing the violin. Josiah has acted in Aladdin and High School Musical Jr. at HCPAC. He was in the Children's Choir of Mechanicsburg Area High School's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This past summer Josiah had his debut here at Allenberry in the musical Oklahoma!. He is thrilled to be back on the Allenberry stage!
CHRISTIAN YEAGER (Elfkin) a 5th grader at St. Joseph School, Christian is excited to be performing with his sister, and returning to the stage at Allenberry Playhouse where he performed in A Boogie Woogie Christmas (Joe Jr.). Christian has been seen in Christmas Carol (Peter Crachit), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Childrens' Choir), and Alice's Great Adventure in Wonderland (Door Mouse). Christian would like to thank the staff of Allenberry for this amazing opportunity, and his family for their love and support.
RACHEL YEAGER (Elfkin) a kindergartener at St. Joseph School, Rachel is thrilled to be in her first production at Allenberry Playhouse. She was the Central Penn Parent Magazine Cover Winner in November 2012. She enjoys singing, dancing, acting, playing piano, swimming, and tennis. She would like to thank her family for love and support and everyone at Allenberry for this great opportunity.
CALEB SPIVEY (Production Stage Manager) is elated to be joining the cast and crew here at Allenberry Playhouse! Caleb hails from South Georgia but recently made the move to Pennsylvania from New York City where he works with RWS and Associates, an entertainment production company. He thanks his family for their continued support and the cast and crew for all their hard work!
INGRID PIERSON (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working at Allenberry Playhouse this year. A recent college graduate from North Carolina, her regional theatre credits include Cats, Les Miserables (North Carolina Theatre), Tennessee Playboy, The Illusion, A Christmas Carol, Ain't Misbehavin' (Triad Stage) and A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre) as well as work with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre and the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival. Ingrid holds a BFA in Drama from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
ANDY HUDSON (Musical Director, Music Arranger) Andy Hudson is so excited to be making his Allenberry debut with the Fall Season! Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2012 (Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance), he's found work as a performer, pianist, music director, and voice teacher. Recent regional credits include Mame, 42nd Street, Smoke on the Mountain, Nunsense, and Legally Blonde. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Dan, and Tomas for their unflagging support.
DARCY BERT (Scenic Designer/Properties Designer) is a New York-based Properties & Scenic Designer. She has traveled as Head Props with National Tours of Peter & The Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Spamalot, and The Putnam County Spelling Bee, in addition to working on productions in China and Turkey. Favorite past designs include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Allenberry Playhouse) and The Rocky Horror Show, FAME, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Forestburgh Playhouse). Darcy received a dual B.A. degree in Theater & Studio Art from the University at Buffalo and is a member of IATSE.
KURT ALGER (Costume & Hair Designer) Highlights include Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Xanadu, Chicago, Spamalot, Light in the Piazza, and The Drowsy Chaperone at Maine State Music Theatre. Hairspray (Drury Lane), Funny Girl, Miss Saigon, South Pacific (Riverside Theatre), Dreamgirls (Fulton), and currently designing The Little Mermaid for North Shore. He has traveled the world as head of Wardrobe on RENT, Hairspray, and the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. NYC credits include Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and Shockheaded Peter!
DEREK MAULDIN (Sound Designer, Master Electrician, Engineer) is going into his second season here at Allenberry. Last season's main stage credits include The Full Monty, Annie, Hairspray, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Wait Until Dark, Back In Time To Murder and When Santa Met Sally as well as APTC credits for The Wedding Singer and Much Ado About Nothing. Derek is originally from Laurel, MS and has 15 years experience in Sound Design/Engineering.
ANTHONY CARPENTER (Technical Director) is thrilled to be working this season with Allenberry Playhouse. He belongs to a rare group of people whose surname actually reflects his profession. He has built numerous sets and worked backstage on productions across the country and world. He was most recently the Technical Director for Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans, where he resides off-season, and works creatively building art installations and doing circus arts.
VIRGINIA (KAITE) COFFEY (Costume Shop Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor) from Columbus, MS, is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Theatre. Kaite recently came from Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama as Wig Designer and Head Wig Technician. When she's not working, she's watching TCM, organizing her pattern collection, or perfecting the fried egg sandwich. Kaite is very glad to spend her autumn months with Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse.
ANDREW PARTIN (Scenic Carpenter) was trained at Mississippi University for Women, and has most recently served as the shop foreman for Lees McRae's 2014 summer theatre season, overseeing the set construction of Kiss Me Kate, A Grand Night for Singing, and Spamalot.
AMANDA MERRILL (Scenic/Electrics Intern) grew up in the small town of Fabius, New York where she learned to love theater. She then went on to become a musical theater major at Marywood University. There she learned the art of performing as well as the technical side of theater. She was most recently seen as Petra in Marywood's production of A Little Night Music. She is very excited to be here at Allenberry as the Scenic Intern where she puts all of her technical training into practice.
RYAN GIBBS (Artistic Director) is thrilled to rejoin the Allenberry team after starting here in 2000 as an intern! Ryan spent 4 seasons in residence here as the Assistant Production Manager, a Lighting Designer, and a Stage Manager, and has returned many times as a Guest Director and a Designer. Originally from South Eastern PA, he now resides on Staten Island. Recent directorial credits include Songs for a New World at Theatre Row in NYC, and regionally I Do! I Do!, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Over the River and Through the Woods. Other credits include seven National Tours, among them, Elf, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Rent. His NYC Stage Management includes Wicked and Avenue Q. Ryan has also worked extensively in the Regional and Stock Theatre Community. Locally Ryan has worked at The Fulton Theatre, Lancaster Ballet, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Messiah College, and The York Little Theatre. In 2003 Ryan met his lovely wife, Amy Decker here at Allenberry. Ryan has as BA in Theatre from Marywood University. Love to Mom, Sarah and Amy. For CVW & Bob
ELIZABETH ANGELOZZI (Associate Artistic Director, Choreographer, Artistic Director of APTC) is thrilled to be stepping in as Associate Artistic Director of Allenberry Playhouse and Artistic Director of the Actors Professional Theatre Conservatory (APTC.) She was born in Baltimore, MD, received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College, and has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 2001. She is a Boiling Springs resident and is very active in the Central Pennsylvania theatre community. Elizabeth has been Drama Director of Boiling Springs High School since 2008, and also directs the spring musical at Yellow Breeches Middle School. She works regularly at the Carlisle Theatre Company as Choreographer, Costume Designer, and Camp Director, and has worked as Choreographer, Director, and Costume Designer at Messiah College. She believes that there is nothing more rewarding than introducing children to the magic of live theatre.
FERN-MARIE AAMES (Playhouse General Manager) is a Carlisle native who graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Directing, then worked in Marketing and Development at the Tony-Award Winning Huntington Theatre Company. FM joined Allenberry Playhouse in 1992 for many seasons as an Actor, Costume Designer, Production Coordinator, and Technician. Her credits include The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC as a Properties Artisan; Princeton Rep, The Passage Theatre, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey as a Production Stage Manager; and Dream Productions' Dream, Dream, Dream in Atlantic City. Fern-Marie has spent the last decade in the Las Vegas Valley serving on the Actors Equity Association Las Vegas Liaison Committee, costume designing Margaritaville's tequila mermaid, and producing her finest production to date: son Robby. FM is a founding member of The David Baker Scholarship Trust, and Co-Chairs their Annual Benefit on the 1st Sunday each November here in The Carriage Room. She is delighted to help continue the legacy of Allenberry Playhouse's founders in memory of her "pal," David Brubaker. Thanks to Rob, Robby, Mom, and the Team. Break a leg! And on with the show...
Welcome! And thank you for joining us for our 66th season of continuous operation.
Happy Holidays Everyone! Thank you so much for spending your time in this busy Holiday Season with us!
What a gift to have you here with us. The Christmas holiday season is our favorite time of year here at Allenberry. We have had such a joy putting together our final show of 2014 for you and your families to enjoy. We hope you leave with a smile on your face, a song in your heart and the Christmas Spirit in your life.
Looking ahead, please come back and see us in 2015. In February we reopen our continuing run of our all-original, three-day event, Murder Mystery Weekend. Then the Playhouse will reopen in April with an all-star line-up of favorites. First, the work of America's most be-loved playwright, Neil Simon, returns to Allenberry for the first time in almost ten years with Plaza Suite. After that take a trip back to the 60's and the 70's with five lovely ladies as they sing all the hits in Shout! The Mod Musical. Then we bring you two American classics, the fun-loving and upbeat musical comedy Damn Yankees and then the most elegant work of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's cannon South Pacific. And then we head into the autumn with The Fantasticks, Sleuth, and of course our original Christmas Show and our next Murder Mystery: An Unconventional Murder.
All Our Best!
Ryan B. Gibbs