Holly Jolly Christmas

Bring out the holiday spirit with this most enjoyable musical filled with dancing, holiday favorites, and a visit from the big guy in red himself! You’ll be welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, travel around the wide world of holiday cheer with Christmas in Killarney and Feliz Navidad. See how special the holidays are at home with Merry Christmas With Love, The Christmas Song and then see Christmas through the eyes of a child. There’s a lot of dancing with Jingle Bell Rock, Blue Christmas (so you know who might show up!), I Got My Love to Keep Me Warm and more. Finally we pay tribute to the beautiful season that is upon us, and visit the nativity and celebrate the birth of Jesus. We guarantee this show will make your holiday holly-er, jolly-er, merrier, and brighter!

Recommended Ages: 6 and up. Running Time: 2 hours

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Bring out the holiday spirit with this most enjoyable musical filled with dancing, holiday favorites, and a visit from the big guy in red himself! You’ll be welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, travel around the wide world of holiday cheer with Christmas in Killarney and Feliz Navidad. See how special the holidays are at home with Merry Christmas With Love, The Christmas Song and then see Christmas through the eyes of a child. There’s a lot of dancing with Jingle Bell Rock, Blue Christmas (so you know who might show up!), I Got My Love to Keep Me Warm and more. Finally we pay tribute to the beautiful season that is upon us, and visit the nativity and celebrate the birth of Jesus. We guarantee this show will make your holiday holly-er, jolly-er, merrier, and brighter!

Recommended Ages: 6 and up. Running Time: 2 hours

Sam Arlen

SAM ARLEN is thrilled to be in Lancaster for the holidays. National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian Soloist). Regional: The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble/Tin Man/Scarecrow Cover), Miracle On 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Crazy For You (Sam/Trio), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Asher), The Producers, A Wonderful Life, Hello Dolly, Mame, and Band Geeks. Sam is a Hartt School BFA graduate (2009). For M&D.

Aiden Aranowicz

AIDEN ARANOWICZ is a third grader at Reidenbaugh Elementary. He is the son of Kim and John Aranowicz and is the youngest of four. He has two sisters, Hailey and Aubrey, and a brother Conner and two dogs. Aiden enjoys swim team, basketball and minecraft. He has performed in two musicals held at Reidenbaugh Elementary: Honk,Jr. .and Peter Pan. Aiden participated in the Dutch Apple summer camp and is thrilled to be performing in this years holiday show.

Sean Clark

SEAN CLARK is nine years old and in fourth grade at Reidenbaugh Elementary. Theater credits include the Bullfrog in Honk Jr. and Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Outside of the theater, Sean is a competitive tennis player.

Shannon Connolly

SHANNON CONNoLLY You may have seen her last Christmas in A Christmas Story as Miss Shields. Past PEG Roles: Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Ethel Tofflemier in The Music Man, Portia in Cinderella, Mary Smith in Run for Your Wife and Caught in the Net, Lulu/Betty Blast in Footloose, Mavis in Church Basement Ladies 1,2&4, and Featured Singer/Young Mrs. Claus in Swingin’ Christmas. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Montclair State University. She would also like to send love, praise, and thanks to this cast and crew, as well as her friends and family…and extra love to Frank.

Shelby Dangerfield

SHELBY DANGERFIELD One of her favorite roles includes her professional debut as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music at The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice in upstate New York. Her favorite roles at CCU include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, Johanna in Sweeney Todd, and Rapunzel in Into The Woods. Her most recent endeavor was placing in the Top Ten at the Miss South Carolina School Scholarship Competition. Shelby feels tremendously blessed to start her career after college celebrating the holidays and learning about this fantastic community of Lancaster. Thank you to her family who helped her get here today.

Rendell DeBose

RENDELL DEBOSE is very excited to be excited to be back at the Dutch Apple. He just spent his summer in Denali, Alaska performing in Princess Cruise Lines Music of Denali. He previously appeared in the national tour of Memphis, and PEG productions of Shrek the Musical as Donkey, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Big River, A Christmas Carol and most recently in Show Boat. He was also seen as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, Victor in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and the Judge in Chicago the Musical. He is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School and New Orleans Center for the Performing Arts.

Desiree' Dillon

DESIREE’ DILLON was seen as Mrs. Harcourt in Anything Goes and Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins here. She is an Oklahoma native, graduate of Oklahoma City University, now a resident of New York City. Desiree worked for Carnival Cruise Line since 2012. She performed regionally for Mill Mountain Theatre as Pattie in Smokey Joe’s Cafe and at Peach State Sumer Theatre in Mary Poppins, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and 42nd Street. Thanks to God, family and friends for their support! www.desireedillon.com

Justin Droegemueller

JUSTIN DROEGEMUELLER Although Justin spends the majority of his time in Lancaster, he doesn’t want you to forget his Minnesota roots. He loves cheese, lefse, pickled herring, board games, and the Minnesota Vikings. Justin has played bass and guitar in many past Dutch Apple shows including Anything Goes, Big River and Million Dollar Quartet. He currently plays in the local band, “Year Of Plenty”, with his fiance’, Allison. www.yearofplenty.net

Conor Robert Fallon

CONOR ROBERT FALLON is excited to be here for the holidays after playing Billy in Anything Goes! Recently Conor appeared at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in The Addams Family as Lucas as well as Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods and Freddy in My Fair Lady. Conor is a New Jersey native, and a graduate from Rider University with a Bachelor’s of Music. He would like to thank Emily and his family for their constant love and support.

Quinn Fickes

QUINN FICKES is in the third grade at Rohrerstown Elementary. His experience includes Seussical at Susquehanna Stage Company. He enjoys playing piano, reading, singing, playing soccer and cracking funny jokes.

Allison Fund

ALLISON FUND is overjoyed to be spending the holidays in Lancaster! Favorite credits include Million Dollar Quartet (National Tour, Dyanne US), Fiddler on the Roof (National Tour, Chava), I Love a Piano (Dutch Apple, Eileen), and most recently, Anything Goes (Dutch Apple, Hope). In her spare time, Allison enjoys filming webisodes of the Joyce & Jackie Show with her best friend, Theresa and playing music with her fiance, Justin. www.yearofplenty.net. Thank you so much for supporting live theatre and have a holly jolly holiday season!

Addison Kendell

ADDISON KENDELL is honored and joyful to be making her Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre debut. Addy is eight years old, and has been performing on stage since she was four. Most recently, Addison played Alison Summers in the Fulton Theatre mainstage production of Billy Elliot: The Musical, directed by Adam Pelty. Additional favorite performances include The King and I, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, young Chloe in a short film, and cabarets in the Poconos and NYC. Addy attends Spanish immersion school, loves science, spanish and math, and in her spare time enjoys kayaking, reading, tumbling, and soccer.

Montana Kindlick

MONTANA KINDLICK would like to thank the entire cast and crew. She participates in Aftershock’s Competitive Ballet, plays percussion in the band, and is a member of both girls ensemble and choir at school.

Megan Orlowski

MEGAN ORLOWSKI is thrilled to be spending Christmas at the Dutch Apple! Favorite roles include the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Mavis in Stepping Out. Megan is also an author. Her books are available in the gift shop and on meganorussell.com. Love to Chris, her family, and the Dutch Apple fam!

Jaclyn Ramahlow

JACLYN RAMAHLOW is thrilled to be returning to the D’Apple for the holidays where she has previously been seen in Crazy For You and Funny Girl! Favorite regional credits: Claire in Proof, Yvonne in A Flea in Her Ear, Laurey in Oklahoma!. BFA in Musical Theatre from Fredonia State, love to family and friends!

Christopher Russell

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL is beyond joyous to be bringing holiday cheer to one and all! Favorite credits include Eddie Ryan in Funny Girl, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, and Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty. Love to his family, to his Prather family, and as always to his wife and fellow performer ,Megan Orlowski.

Craig Smith

CRAIG SMITH is excited to be spending another Christmas at the Dutch Apple with all of his friends. Last year Craig played one of his favorite roles as The Old Man in A Christmas Story. This is also an exciting Christmas, because it’s his first Christmas he will share with his new wife, Theresa (aka Nutmeg). “All my love to my wife, our boys, family, and all our friends – Happy Christmas one and all!”

Alicia Thomas

ALICIA THOMAS is a Detroit native, based in NYC. She recently toured with FoodPlay Productions (Janey). Off-Broadway: What They’ll Remember… (Michelle). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha), The Barn Dinner Theatre. While obtaining her BA at Bradley University she appeared in A Raisin In The Sun (Beneatha), 1/3rd of a Nation- directed by Sean Graney, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Schwartzy). She is a proud alumnus of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Matthew 6:33-34 @itsme_alicia_

Theresa Walker

THERESA WALKER is filled with Christmas joy to be spending the holidays with all of her best friends & her husband Craig (Eggnog)! Last year she was a very angry elf in A Christmas Story, and this year she is thrilled to be playing the ecstatic and energetic elf, Nutmeg! Most recently, she was Erma in Anything Goes, Mrs. White in Clue the Musical, and Ado Annie in Oklahoma!. Merry Christmas and Enjoy the show!

Eric Brian Waters

ERIC BRIAN WATERS is thrilled to spend the holidays at Dutch Apple! Regional credits include Miss Saigon, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Memphis and Oklahoma! (Midtown Arts); Spamalot and Damn Yankees (Sharon Playhouse); 9 to 5, Kiss Me, Kate and Young Frankenstein (Weathervane Theatre). Proud BFA musical theatre graduate of Coastal Carolina University where his favorite roles included Baker (Into The Woods), Player (Pippin) and Greg (A Chorus Line).

Braiden Wells

BRAIDEN WELLS is a recent graduate of Texas State University. He was previously seen at Dutch Apple in Anything Goes (Reverend Dobson) and in Mary Poppins (Park Keeper/Von Hussler), and is thrilled to be returning Lancaster. Other previously roles include Barfee (Spelling Bee) and Hunter ([title of show]). braidenwells.com

Jenna Zueno

JENNA ZUENO is nine years old and in third grade at New Holland Elementary. She is thrilled to be making her Big Stage Debut at Dutch Apple! Jenna has attended Broadway Bound for four years and is in her seventh year of classes at Signature Dance Studio of New Holland.