Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

November 14 – January 4, 2020

Based on the classic film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn is a whole year of holidays in one wonderful musical! It features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin hits including Blue Skies, Easter Parade, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, Heat Wave, Cheek to Cheek and many more! Celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July in this heartwarming, high energy, tap dancing extravaganza!

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours

Ring in the New Year at Dutch Apple! On December 31, we are bringing you Holiday Inn and an evening to be remembered.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

November 14 – January 4, 2020

Based on the classic film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn is a whole year of holidays in one wonderful musical! It features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin hits including Blue Skies, Easter Parade, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, Heat Wave, Cheek to Cheek and many more! Celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July in this heartwarming, high energy, tap dancing extravaganza!

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours

Ring in the New Year at Dutch Apple! On December 31, we are bringing you Holiday Inn and an evening to be remembered.

 Click here for more information.

Sam Arlen

SAM ARLEN (Ensemble) has been working with Prather Productions for over seven years and was recently seen in Will Rogers Follies. National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian soloist). Favorite Regional: Miracle On 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Clue the Musical (Boddy), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Butler/Brother), Crazy For You (Sam/Trio), 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, Anything Goes, Mame. Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hartt School (2009). For M&D.

Ashley Mills Becher

ASHLEY MILLS BECHER (Ensemble/Linda Understudy) is so happy to be dancing her way through another year of holidays in Holiday Inn after having done the show this summer at Circa ‘21! You may have previously seen her at Dutch Apple in Phantom and Anything Goes, and most recently, The Will Rogers Follies and Honk Jr! It is always a thrill to work alongside her husband, Bobby, with whom she also writes TYA shows for their company: WhatFun! Theatre. Ashley also loves working as a freelance Director, Choreographer, and Educator. B, you always bring me to light. Praise! Website: abBecher.com IG: @blissed7 @whatfuntheatre

Bobby Becher

BOBBY BECHER (Ensemble/Danny Understudy) is excited to spend his first holiday season in Lancaster, and to return to Holiday Inn! Previous Dutch Apple credits: Phantom, James and the Giant Peach, Anything Goes, The Will Rogers Follies, and Honk Jr! Bobby is also co-owner of the Theatre for Young Audiences company, WhatFun! Theatre with his wife Ashley. Check them out at www.whatfuntheatre.com! Love to Ashley and the Bunch! BAsh! Roll Tide!

Joshua Bellamy

JOSHUA BELLAMY (Male Swing) Recently finished the international tour of The Wizard Of Oz in Saudi Arabia (Hunk/Scarecrow) and China (Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain). National Tour: The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Disney’s Newsies (Specs), Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (U/S LeFou), Rent (Angel), Mary Poppins (Swing), West Side Story (Swing), Peter Pan (Michael Darling); plus Maine State Music Theatre, Media Theatre, Fulton, Sight & Sound, Norwegian Cruise Lines, American Music Theatre, & Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

Bonner Church

BONNER CHURCH (Louise) is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple for the holidays! Local audiences may recognize her as Miss Lark from the 2016 production of Mary Poppins. Native to Lexington, KY, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre (Shenandoah University) & Master’s in Music; Musical Theatre (Oklahoma City University), having studied voice with the incomparable Florence Birdwell. Favorite credits include Rosie, Mamma Mia (Little Theatre on the Square), Ouiser, Steel Magnolias (Great American Melodrama), Nancy, Oliver (Oklahoma City Theatre Company); Miss Shields, A Christmas Story, The Musical! (Circa 21); Mavis, Church Basement Ladies 3 (Legacy Theatre), & Pattie, Smokey Joes’ Café (Woodford Theatre). Bonner is also a director and choreographer. Happy Holidays! www.bonnerchurch.com

Julia Feeley

JULIA FEELEY (Ensemble) was last seen in the Will Rogers Follies. Other regional credits include shows at Barrington Stage Company, Theatre by the Sea, The Gateway and The Wick Theatre. She is also a member of the Joe Iconis family and an alum of the musical theater program at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Tony Award nominee Chet Walker. This show is dedicated to Gracie. IG: @

Bridgitte Francis

BRIGITTE FRANCIS (Linda)  is a recent graduate of Montclair State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She was most recently seen performing as Chiara/Young Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County at SOPAC directed/choreographed by Merete Muenter. Other favorite credits include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Forestburgh Playhouse), Jennyanydots in CATS (Interlakes Theatre) and Rosalia in West Side Story. Brigitte is thrilled to be a part of this festive production and wishes the cast, crew, and audience members the happiest of holidays! Jesus is the reason for the season! www.BrigitteFrancis.com. Isaiah 9:6

Christopher Gallacher

CHRISTOPHER GALLACHER (Ensemble/ Jim Understudy) is thrilled be back performing with the Prather family! He was seen last year in 42nd Street and Elf down in Florida at the Broadway Palm. When he’s not performing, you can find him laughing with him roommates, watching Netflix, or exploring the city around me. “Thank you, mom and dad and family, for your love and support.”

Kayla Klase

KAYLA KLASE (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage! She was last seen in their production of Camelot as Lady Anne. Other favorite credits include: “Mary Martin of Tours” in Sister Act (DADT); Godspell (Prima Theatre); She Loves Me (Gretna Theatre); “Missy” in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Servant Stage Company). Love to Shaun, and her family and friends for their unwavering support!

Anthony Christopher Milfelt

ANTHONY CHRISTOPHER MILFELT (Ensemble) is a native of St. Louis, MO who is elated to be returning to The Dutch Apple! Previous, productions include Phantom, My Fair Lady, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Recently, he was traveling the world with Oceania Cruises where he made it to fifty-five countries on six continents in the span of two years. He enjoys playing his ukulele, pickles, and making people smile. He, also, hopes that you enjoy the show and that you have a magical Holiday Season!

Jim Moyer

JIM MOYER (Danny) is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple stage. Having most recently played Clem Rogers in Will Rogers Follies; many will remember him from The Buddy Holly Story and White Christmas. Jim has also performed at Allenberry Playhouse as AC Gilbert in The Man Who Saved Christmas, Servant Stage as Captain Smith in Titanic and many other Central Pa Theaters. Jim was one of the original founders of The Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill and also founded Broadway Classics Theater in Harrisburg. He is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Jim enjoys spending special family time and hopes to help his two grandchildren to find the love of the theater that has so enlightened his life.

Jack Packer

JACK PACKER (Charlie Winslow) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple where he was last seen as “Jack” in Finding Neverland. Other favorite roles include Young Jesus in JESUS (Sight & Sound Theaters) and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Dutch Apple Dinner Theater). Jack has performed with Servant Stage, CPS, EPAC, MPACT, and PRiMA Theater. He is a proud student of Reji Woods and Creative Pursuits Studio. He thanks Lauren for this opportunity to perform again at Dutch Apple and his family for their love and support. Isaiah 25:1 IG:@jackryanpacker

Jeanette Palmer

JEANETTE PALMER (Ensemble) is delighted to be “steppin’ out” again at The Dutch Apple with Holiday Inn! She is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has appeared in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (National Tour), The Will Rogers Follies (Dutch Apple Theater), Funny Girl (Dutch Apple Theater), and Singin’ In the Rain (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Past favorites include White Christmas, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Children of Eden. Showers of love to friends and family! Chase, so grateful for your constant love and support! Luke 1:45

Dwight Robinette

DWIGHT ROBINETTE (Ted Hanover), is a New Orleans native, and is excited to bring the heat wave to Pennsylvania! A recent graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana, he is thrilled to have worked with a fellow NSULA alum, Kerry Lambert (choreographer). Past Regional Credits: Will Rogers Follies (Dutch Apple), Funny Girl, Aida, A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde. Dwight has plenty to be thankful for & would like to thank his friends and family back home, Corrinne Holland, The Follies Cast, The Holiday Inn Creative Team, & to Caleb Schaaf. Happy Holidays & Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

Sanjay Samuel

SANJAY SAMUEL (Charlie Winslow) is very excited to be in his first Dutch Apple show. Previously he has been in Pippin at EPAC as well as a number of Kid 4 Kid shows there. Sanjay would like to thank his family for all their love and support.

Caleb Schaaf

CALEB SCHAAF (Jim Hardy) is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and is thrilled to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage! Select Theatre credits: Anthony in Crashlight: A New Musical (The Cherry Lane Theatre), Bobby in A Chorus Line (The Gallery Players, The Secret Theatre), Stage Manager/Ensemble in The Will Rogers Follies (The Dutch Apple), Mr. Bundles in Annie (The Dutch Apple), Sir Sagramore in Camelot (The Dutch Apple), Jack/Featured Male Ensemble in The Producers (John W. Engeman Theater), Joel in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Arizona Broadway Theater). Select Film/TV/Web: Triple Threat (Besties Make Movies Productions), Stripped (Pitch Her Productions), Ben Me Over, The Morning After, The Many Loves of Benjamin. Instagram: @wilschaaf

Megan Stricker

MEGAN STRICKER (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is plenty thankful to be finishing out the year at the Dutch Apple! This will be her third production here following Annie and Will Rogers Follies. Other credits include Rita/ Dance Captain in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Off-Broadway productions of Guilty Pleasures Cabaret. She has toured the world in Mystic India and performed in Kevin & Caruso’s Magique and Holiday Jubilee! She also appeared in a Marc Fisher Footwear commercial “The Line Up”. Fordham University/ Alvin Ailey and Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate. Many thanks to her friends and family for their endless love and support! MTS always. www.Meganstricker.com

Zachary Swartout

ZACHARY SWARTOUT (Ensemble) is so excited to be making his Dutch Apple debut in such a fun show! He just got back to America after touring all over China in Paw Patrol Live! Some of Zac’s favorite credits include Barnaby Tucker in Hello,Dolly!, Henry in Damn Yankees, and Mike Costa in A Chorus Line! Keep up with Zachary online: Instagram: @Zswartout1037 YouTube: Zachary Swartout

Gabriella Tooma

GABRIELLA TOOMA (Female Swing) is an Australian, performing artist, and a graduate of New York’s AMDA College. Her credits include; regional productions of Chicago, Swing and Joseph. She was last seen in Dutch Apple’s Will Rogers Follies as Dance Captain and is thrilled join the company’s production of Holiday Inn as the Swing/ Lila Understudy. Other credits include; World Dance Championships 2019 Judge, Collective Contemporary Co. at Alvin Ailey, and completion of studies with the Royal Academy of Dance and Trinity College for Acting, London. IG @gabriellatooma

Stephen Vaught

STEPHEN VAUGHT (Ensemble) is thrilled to be in Holiday Inn at the Dutch Apple after most recently appearing in Honk Jr.! and as the Swing in Will Rogers Follies. Stephen is a native of Louisville, KY. Past Prather Productions credits include: Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls (Broadway Palm), Mary Sunshine in Chicago (Broadway Palm), Ensemble/Thief in 42nd Street (Broadway Palm), Ensemble in Elf the Musical (Broadway Palm). Stephen would like to thank his friends and family for their never-ending love and support.

Theresa Walker

THERESA WALKER (Lila Dixon) is thrilled to be home at the Dutch Apple for the holidays. You may have recently seen her as Lily St. Regis in Annie, Mrs. White in Clue: the Musical, Barbara DeMarco in Shear Madness and Judy in White Christmas. All my love and to my husband, Craig, Aidan & Braedan, and my family & friends. “Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.” – Irving Berlin

Emily Woods

EMILY WOODS (Ensemble/Louise Understudy) is thrilled to be back at the Dutch Apple after spending her summer here doing Annie! Other Prather credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol, and Ring of Fire. Emily would like to thank the Prather team for giving her this opportunity, and she would like to thank her family for always supporting her! IG: @emwoodsie

Zane Zangwill

ZANE ZANGWILL (Charlie Winslow) is thrilled to be making his debut on the Dutch Apple stage! Zane has previously performed in Willy Wonka (Charlie Bucket), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Schroeder), Les Misérables (Gavroche), and Shrek Jr. (Baby Bear) at SALT Performing Arts. Zane is in sixth grade and loves to bake, read, and play piano and bass.

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