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A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Sean Murray
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Sean Murray
The Old Town Theatre
Nov 23rd through Dec 30th, 2012
Low-Priced Previews Nov 23rd - Nov 30th
Running Time: 2:00
Cygnet continues its annual holiday tradition with a new live radio play. Be a part of the live studio audience as the WCYG Players bring a unique presentation of the classic A Christmas Carol to life. Complete with holiday music, commercials and live sound effects. A treat for the whole family.
Maggie Carney Solicitor 1, Mrs.Dilbur, Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Ensemble
Maggie is delighted to be making her Cygnet debut with A Christmas Carol. Other local credits: Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Diversionary), Yellow Face - Craig Noel Award Nomination (Moíolelo), A Midsummer Nightís Dream, Peter and the Starcatchers, Salsalandia! (La Jolla Playhouse). Regional credits: The Tempest and Bill Irwinís Largely New York (Seattle Rep), Bad Dates - Thespie Award, Wilde Award Nomination (BoarsHead), Bedroom Farce - Jeff Citation, Into the Woods - Jeff Citation Nomination (Touchstone), Smash - Jeff Citation (Bailiwick). Other companies: Northlight, Theater at the Center, Roadworks, Writersí Theatre, Noble Fool, Famous Door, WBEZís Stories on Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Poetry Foundation, The Second City, Peninsula Players, Creede Rep, and the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival. Maggie Carney is sponsored by Artist Advocate Brooke Loomis.
Jason Connors Sam Hinds/Foley Design
Cygnet Resident Artist. Cygnet: The War of the Worlds í12 (Sound Effects), Itís A Wonderful Life í11 (Sam Hinds), Our Town (Joe/Si/composer), Man From Nebraska (composer), Noises Off! (Tim), Arcadia (Valentine), Desire Under the Elms (co-composer), The Matchmaker (Barnaby). Scripps Ranch Theatre: The Perfect Wedding, California Suites (sound design). MOXIE: Dog Act í08, í10 (Dog/composer), Bleeding Kansas (sound design/composer), Kimberly Akimbo (Jeff). Diversionary: As Much As You Can (sound designer/composer), A Bright Room Called Day (with Backyard Productions, Traum). Jasonís work as an actor and playwright has garnered him several of the following awards: Patte, SD Theatre Critics Circle, SD Playbill and SD Youth Playbill. His next projects will be sound design for the rest of Scripps Ranch Theatreís season of plays. Jason Connors is sponsored by Artist Advocates Jim Price & Joan Sieber.
Jonathan Dunn-Rankin Freddie Filmore, Narrator, Business Man 2, Ensemble
Cygnet Resident Artist. Credits: Cygnet: Itís a Wonderful Life; 6th@Penn: Glengarry Glen Ross; North Coast Rep: An American Daughter, The Rainmaker; Diversionary Theatre: Handsome Men, Breaking the Code, Never the Sinner, M. Butterfly, Thief River; Lambís Players: A Divine Comedy, 1776; Vantage Theatre: The School of the World; Swedenborg Hall: The End of Death, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine; The Old Globe Theatre: ten plays, three Atlas Awards for Long Dayís Journey into Night, The Balcony and The Man in the Glass Booth; San Diego Rep: Private Lives. Jonathan is a former Channel 8 newscaster and a member of Actors Alliance of San Diego. Heís been a mainstay of The Scripteasers since 1966. Jonathan Dunn-Rankin is sponsored by Artist Advocates Jim & Claudia Prescott.
Melissa Fernandes Past, Fan, Belle, Martha Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ensemble
Cygnet Resident Artist. Previously at Cygnet Theatre (Resident Artist): Little Shop of Horrors (nominee, SD Critics Circle), Cabaret (nominee, SD Critics Circle), A Little Night Music, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Book of Liz, Itís a Wonderful Life. San Diego Theatre: New Village Arts (Ensemble Member): Same Time, Next Year, The Seven Year Itch, Into the Woods (nominee, SD Critics Circle); Diversionary Theatre (Associate Artist): Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, Break Ė Up Notebook, Bunbury, 5th of July, Never the Sinner; North Coast Rep: Dancing at Lughnasa, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Holiday Memories; Moxie Theatre: Drink Me, Dog Act; Sledgehammer: Sweet Charity; Regional: Sierra Rep: Little Shop of Horrors; La Jolla Playhouse: Harmony. Education: MFA- Musical Theatre from SDSU. Melissa will be returning to Cygnet in the spring as Squeaky Fromme in Assassins. Melissa Fernandes is sponsored by Artist Advocates Lisa Capper & Jesse King.
Melinda Gilb Solicitor 2, Past, Young Scrooge, Belinda Cratchit, Ensemble
Cygnet Resident Artist. Melinda has been a professional Actor for over 30 years. Previously at Cygnet: Dirty Blonde, The Receptionist. Some of her other credits include: Broadway - Singiní in the Rain (Original cast); Off Broadway - Back to Bacharach and David (Original cast), Suds (Original cast and co-author); 1st National tour Ė Joseph Pappís The Pirates of Penzance. San Diego Theatre: Old Globe: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Original Mama Who), Suds (Marge); San Diego Repertory: Walter Cronkite is Dead, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Miss Witherspoon, Always Patsy Cline; Starlight Theatre: Hello Dolly (Dolly Levi), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovet, Craig Noel Award), Annie (Miss Hannigan); North Coast Rep: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Smell of the Kill; Welk Resort Theatre: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers). Melinda and Steve Show with Steve Gunderson: New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. Television: BBC-1: Featured on The Full Wax and Ruby Takes a Trip; CBS: Becker (Guest Star). Favorite role: Mama to her 9 year old son Knight. Melinda Gilb is sponsored by Artist Advocate Jean Neisewander.
Tim Irving Bob Cratchit, Fezziwig, Old Joe
Tim and Sean Murray first worked together over 30 years ago (!) when they were both carefree students at SDSU. Theyíve worked together many times since then, including Seanís productions of Tempest on the Beach, The Elephant Man and The Glass Menagerie starring the late Priscilla Allen. Tim won a Craig Noel Award for his performance as Buzz in Love! Valour! Compassion! which he and Sean co-directed for Diversionary Theatre. Also as a director, Timís works at Diversionary include The Rocky Horror Show, Boys in the Band, Jeffrey, Valhalla and Torch Song Trilogy. He is joyous to be spending the holiday season here at Cygnet. Tim Irving is sponsored by Artist Advocates Jean & Gordon Kelly.
David McBean Fred, Marley, Older Scrooge, Present, Ensemble
Cygnet Resident Artist. David McBean was last seen at Cygnet Theatre in Dirty Blonde. Other Cygnet credits: Fully Committed (Craig Noel Award, Patte Award), Itís a Wonderful Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Pageant, Burn This, and The Book of Liz. David McBean is sponsored by Artist Advocates Lisa Capper & Jesse King.
Tom Stephenson Scrooge
Cygnet Theatre: Parade (Luther Rosser), Our Town (Simon Stimson), The History Boys (Hector), My Fair Lady (Colonel Pickering), The Little Foxes (Benjamin), The Invention of Love (Pater), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Gooper). Tom is a veteran of over 70 stage productions in his 30 years as a professional actor. Tom Stephenson is sponsored by Artist Advocates Mark Bennett and Richard & Susan Platt.