November 15 – December 30, 2018

A season favorite! Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy.

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November 15 – December 30, 2018

A season favorite! Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy.


TIMOTHE BITTLE (Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble) International: Monsters Live Rock n Roll Show, R&B Boyz Crew (Universal Studios Japan). Regional: In The Heights (Benny), Big River (Jim), Ragtime (Coalhouse), Hank Williams Lost Highway (Tee-Tot), The Wedding Singer national tour (Ensemble/Mr. T). Many thanks to my family and friends for their love and support!


CHRIS BOBER (Ensemble) is a NYC based actor who is ecstatic to be performing at the Dutch Apple for the first time! Originally a New Jersey native, Chris is a proud graduate of Rider University. He was most recently seen Off-Broadway in Heist! A New Musical. Much love and light to all who continue on this journey with me. @thechrisbober


SHANNON CONNOLLY (Mrs. Fezziwig/Ensemble) Prather Productions credits: Sister Act (Mary Patrick), Holly Jolly Christmas (Mrs. Claus), Mamma Mia (Rosie), A Christmas Story (Miss Shields), The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier), Cinderella (Portia), Run for Your Wife and Caught in the Net (Mary Smith), Footloose (Lulu/Betty Blast), Church Basement Ladies 1, 2 and 4 (Mavis).


TANNER EMMERLING (Jonathan) has appeared here as Jack in A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens, Michael in Mary Poppins, Dill in A Christmas Story and the school boy in School House Rock. Another performing favorite was Winthrop in The Music Man at Lancaster Bible College. Many thanks to my family and my vocal coach, Sarah Cope, for all their training and encouragement. Merry Christmas!


GEORGE FENIMORE (Young Scrooge at Twelve) is an honors student at Wheatland Middle School. Previous roles include Charlie (Willy Wonka), Chip (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) and many roles in school productions. His talents include competitive cheerleading, tennis, tap dance and flute. Lots of love to Mom, Dad, William, Gracie and all my friends! Merry Christmas to all!


QUINN ANDREW FICKES (Tiny Tim) is in the fifth grade at Rohrerstown Elementary. Recent credits: Seussical (Jojo), Mary Poppins (Michael). Dutch Apple: Holly Jolly Christmas, Peter Pan (Michael), A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens (Tiny Tim). He enjoys all things football, playing piano, reading and cracking funny jokes. Thanks to Lauren for the opportunity to perform (and eat desserts) again during the holidays!


ALLISON FUND (Emily/Ensemble) is overjoyed to be spending the holidays in her hometown! Some favorite credits: Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), Swing! (Featured Vocalist), Ring of Fire, Something’s Afoot (Hope Langdon), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt). Thanks to her friends, family and husband for all of their constant love and support. Light, love and happy holidays to all!


DIANNE STONE FUSSARO (Mrs. Mopps/Ensemble) is excited to join this cast and loves working with her sweetheart, Rob Summers. Prather Productions credits: Sister Act (Mary Theresa), Second Chances (Janet), Mid-Life 2, the Crisis Continues (Woman 3), Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up O Men (Vivian), Savannah Sipping Society (Randa), Hallelujah Girls (Carlene). Love to Giana!


KIRA GALINDO (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) has a BA in performance from University of Wyoming. She has toured internationally, opened in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and performed Off Broadway in New York City. Kira would like to thank all her family, friends, her Prather family, her rocket scientist and her mentor, General. “Third row aisle seat Mom, we’re almost there.”


TYSON HARPER (Young Scrooge at Twelve) was last seen here as John Darling in Peter Pan. Tyson is in eighth grade at Warwick Middle School. In his spare time, Tyson loves taking unique pictures for Instagram, singing and spending time with friends.


TAYLOR JAMES HOPKINS (Scrooge’s Father/Ensemble/Bob Cratchit Understudy) Credits: The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air (Jack Pepper), Lyrics By Lee at Lincoln Center (Albert Peterson), Gypsy with Sally Mayes (L.A./Georgie), Brigadoon (Harry Beaton), Damn Yankees (Sohovik), The Producers (Leo Bloom), Godspell (Jesus), Spring Awakening (Moritz). BA of music Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Thanks to Padraic at JC Williams Agency and to my friends and family!


FRANK HUGHES (Mr. Fezziwig/Ensemble) Dutch Apple credits: Sister Act, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables (Valjean understudy), Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom, Oklahoma!, Shrek the musical (Shrek understudy). Favorite credits: Les Miserables (Valjean), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Evita (Peron understudy), Godspell (Lamar), The Full Monty (Malcolm), South Pacific (Billis), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli). For my #1 fan, my mom.


JAKE KINNEY (Young Scrooge) is a NYC-based actor, music director and private voice instructor. M.M. in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from NYU’s Steinhardt School. Credits: Annie Get Your Gun (Frank Butler), Fiorello (Ben Marino), Sunday in the Park with George (George), The Spitfire Grill (Caleb), Godspell (Jesus). Thanks to all my loved ones for their continued support!


JONAH M. MARTIN (Swing) was recently seen in Ring of Fire here earlier this year. Other credits: Horton the Elephant (Seussical), Stanley Sanders (Smoke on the Mountain), Eddy Ryan (Black Patent Leather Shoes), Charlier (Cabin Nite), Confederate Captain (The Civil War). He attended Lancaster Bible College, studying musical theatre and biblical studies. Offstage, he continues to enjoy the little things and serving at Lancaster Alliance Church. SDG.


ALICIA McGINTY (Ghost of Christmas Future/Ensemble) Graduate of The University of Alabama. Credits: Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (dance captain, aerial coordinator, dancer/aerialist), We Will Rock You (Anthem of the Seas), Desigual (New York Fashion Week), Gypsy of the Year (New Amsterdam Theatre), On The Town Anniversary Reprise (USS Intrepid), The Today Show, Good Morning America. Love to my family for their endless support!


JUSTIN MILLER (Fred/Ensemble/Young Scrooge and Young Marley Understudy) is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BA in vocal music. Recent regional: The Bridges of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Other credits: Georg Nowack (She Loves Me), Billy Flynn (Chicago). Many thanks to his family and friends for their endless love and support!


ADDISON NIVEN (Fan) Dutch Apple debut! Favorite credits: Fulton’s Elf the Musical (child elf), Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s Annie (Kate), Servant Stage Company’s Jukebox (dancer), Susquehanna Stage Company’s Honk Jr. (Greylag). Addison wants to thank Sarah Cope and Reji Woods for preparing her this last year. Thank you to God, family and friends for your continued support and love.


JACLYN NIVEN (Martha) was last seen as Kim in Show Boat. Favorite credits: Servant Stage Company’s Christmas Radio Hour (Junior Jubilee), Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s Aladdin Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Cavod Theater’s Scrooge (Choir girl). Jaclyn wants to thank Sarah Cope and Reji Woods for preparing her this last year. Thank you to my family, friends and teachers who continue to support me and help me grow!


MEGAN OPALINSKI (Swing) Dutch Apple: Sister Act (Mary Lazarus), Menopause (Earth Mother), The Music Man (Alma Hix). National/international tours: Sister Act (Mother Superior/Mary Lazarus cover). Regional: The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), Mamma Mia (Rosie), Urinetown (Pennywise), The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), Church Basement Ladies (Karin). Much love to friends and family. Romans 8:31 Namaste!


JACK PACKER (Tiny Tim) is a fourth grader at Warwick and attends Creative Pursuits Studio as a voice and acting student of Reji Woods and a dance student of Danika Bigley. Jack first appeared in Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s 2018 production of Willy Wonka Jr.. His favorite role was Michael in MPACT’s 2018 production of Peter Pan Jr.. He thanks his family for their love and support.


THADDEUS PIETT (Ensemble) Graduate of AMDA. Credits: Sister Act, Swing!, Bring It On the Musical, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Our Town, Crazy For You, Miracle on 34th Street, Tarzan the Musical. TV: Love and Hip Hop, NY. All glory to God. Much love to my family. Instagram: @thaddeuspiett


MYCHAELA ROSARIO (Grace) was last seen here in Show Boat. You may also have seen her in the Christmas shows at American Music Theatre. Mychaela, nine, has been dancing since she was three and is part of Encore’s Performance Dance Company. She recently co-starred in a short film and won best performance for actors 18 and under. Special thanks to God, Lauren, Joanne Abrom, Andrea McCormick and her dance instructors.


CHRISTAL SALOMON (Ensemble) was just seen here in Sister Act. She really enjoys being part of the Prather family as she recently played in Annie this summer at the Broadway Palm. She is a New Jersey/New York native and is ready to live it up in Lancaster!


ROSA SCHWARTZ (Martha) is a fourth grader at Saint Leo the Great school. She was previously seen on the Dutch Apple stage as part of Wish: A Children’s Cabaret. She also performed as a munchkin at Fulton Theatre in The Wizard of Oz. Rosa is thankful to her family and Abrom Vocal Studio for their support and encouragement. Rosa would also like to thank everyone at Dutch Apple for this opportunity!


ALYSSA SHREINER (Grace) is ten years old and enjoys hip hop dancing classes and playing soccer. Her favorite color is blue, and she likes to read and make movies for fun. She plays the flute and is involved in Girl Scouts. Alyssa has enjoyed doing the Broadway Bound summer camps over the summers and is looking forward to being part of A Christmas Carol.


CONNOR SIMPSON (Bob Cratchit) Dutch Apple debut! He has performed in both the national and international tours of Annie, directed by Martin Charnin. Selected regional credits: A Christmas Story, Mamma Mia, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Princess Cruises/Holland America Line. BFA in musical theatre from Kent State University. Many thanks to his family for their constant love and support!


CRAIG SMITH (Marley/Scrooge Understudy) is excited to be a part of this show. Along with some of his funniest friends onstage, Craig loves bringing smiles and laughter to the masses. Some of his favorite roles include Sir Evelyn in Anything Goes, Bella Zangler in Crazy For You and The Old Man in A Christmas Story just to name a few. All my love to my wife, our boys, family and all our friends.


PIPER SOBON (Fan) was last seen here in White Christmas (Susan). She also performed this summer at the Broadway Palm as the title role in Annie. Some Dutch Apple credits: Jane in Mary Poppins, Cosette in Les Miserables, Gracie in The Music Man. She is an active participant in the Broadway Bound summer camp at the theatre and loves dancing.


ROBERT SUMMERS (Ebenezer Scrooge) is thrilled to reprise the role of Scrooge! Dutch Apple: Sister Act (Monsignor O’Hara), Second Chances (Joe), How to Succeed… (Mr. Twimble/Mr. Womper), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn). He thanks Lauren, Amy, JP, John, the cast for such a great show, my lady, Dianne, for all the love and support, and you, the audience, for supporting live theatre!


THERESA WALKER (Ghost of Christmas Past/Ensemble) loves being home for the holidays, sharing the stage with her husband, Craig, and many of her best friends doing A Christmas Carol again! Recently she was spotted in Florida at the Broadway Palm, where she played Lily St. Regis in Annie. Recent credits: Dames at Sea (Ruby), White Christmas (Judy), Anything Goes (Erma). God bless, and enjoy the show!


EMILY WOODS (Scrooge’s Mother/Ensemble/Swing) is thrilled to return to Dutch Apple! You may have seen her as the fiddle player in Ring of Fire this past winter. Favorite credits: Hope Caldwell (Urinetown), Beth (Almost Heaven), Celeste 2 (Sunday In The Park With George). Emily would like to thank her family for all their support and the Dutch Apple team for giving her this opportunity!


MEGAN URZ (Salley) Credits: My Fair Lady at Broadway Palm, Bye Bye Birdie and Guys and Dolls at Priscilla Beach Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), RWS Entertainment Group, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Table for Five Productions, Cincinnati’s Coney Island Amusement Park. Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts: BFA musical theatre. All thanks to God, family and friends for their endless love and support!

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