Meet the Cast of A Christmas Story!
Previously at The Fulton: Carousel, Hello, Dolly!, Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line (Greg), Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Producers, The Wizard of Oz (Apple Tree).
Pre-Broadway: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan) Old Globe Theatre. Regional Favorites: South Pacific, The Music Man, Miss Saigon, Cats (Walnut St. Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Act 2 Playhouse), West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame (Maine State Music Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (Gateway Playhouse). National Tour: Cats (Troika Ent. ’02-’03) Joey is the General Manager of The Summer Club, a 17-piece Big Band that premiered here at The Fulton this past summer. Join us December 11th for A Winter Holiday with The Summer Club!
Thanks always to Marc, Wayne, and this incredible theatrical home. Love to Jeff, Piper and Jackson.
Female Children’s Ensemble
Alisia has a life that revolves around theatre so she couldn’t be happier about spending the Christmas season performing on stage at the Fulton! At age 10, Alisia introduced her family to the world of theatre by taking classes at One Broadway Dance Company with Carol Saltzer. At age 11, she auditioned for her first show and was delighted to play JoJo in Seussical the Musical. Now at age 14, she has participated in 7 shows and numerous cabarets. Her most recent shows include Big, the Musical (TYA, Fulton Theatre) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (Fulton Academy) last summer. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she enjoys performing for you. Have a merry Christmas!
Grant is beyond thrilled to be back on the beautiful Fulton Theatre stage! He recently appeared in Fulton’s production of Big, The Musical! Other favorite roles include LeFou Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Puglsey Addams Family, Smee Peter and the Starcatcher, Seymour Little Shop of Horrors, and JoJo Seussical, The Musical. He has trained with the Walnut Street Theatre and studies voice with Marian Johnson-Healy. Thank you to family and friends for all their love and support! Special thanks to Wayne, Lou, Tim, Randall and everyone at the Fulton Theatre!
Santa, Ensemble, U/S Jean Shepherd
Andrew is thrilled to be making his Fulton debut. Proud AEA member. National Tours: A Christmas Story, The Musical. International: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Favorite NYC/Regional: The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (Shawn), and Reefer Madness 10th Anniversary Reunion concert. Love and thanks to the entire creative team here at the Fulton, my family, Ryann, Katie, Allyson, and my managers Rich and Mike. Happy Holidays!
Thrilled to be here working in this hoot of a show! Broadway/Tours: Mamma Mia!, Elf: The Musical (secretary Deb), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate u/s), Titanic (Jack Thayer), Big (yuppie Diane), Cats (Sillabub). Toured Japan singing with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Favorite roles: Rosie (Mamma Mia!), Karen/Murial/Norma (Plaza Suite), Mary (Mauritius), Gloria (Boeing Boeing), Paulette (Legally Blonde) and Irene Molloy (Hello, Dolly!). BFA Point Park College. LaneneCharters.com. Thanks to Marc, and much love and thanks to Mom and Dad!! XO to Anthony…
The Old Man
Very happy to be back! Most recently at the Fulton: 4000 Days. Previously, The Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Hello, Dolly!. Co-creator and Executive Director of The Summer Club, a throwback live show featuring a 17-piece Swing Band and dinner-jacket-clad crooners. Look for A Winter Holiday with The Summer Club, a perfect way to kick off “the most wonderful time of the year” here at the Fulton on Monday, December 11th. Love and thanks to Marc and Wayne, two of the “good guys”. Love as always to P, J & J. This one is for my “Old Man”, Jimmy Jim.
Cole is excited to be making his Fulton debut in the role of Flick! He was last seen in the role of Randy in the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater’s rendition of A Christmas Story, The Musical. He has also been in several Kids4Kids productions at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Cole also enjoys dance, swimming, and math. He would like to thank his whole family for all of their help and support during this “sticky situation.”
Ensemble, U/S Miss Shields
Sara is stoked to be making her Fulton debut with A Christmas Story, The Musical! A Philly native, her regional credits include The MUNY, Theatre Under The Stars, Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea and Gateway Playhouse. The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to Wayne, Mara, and endless love to Mom and Dad for filling the holidays with family, laughter, and Barry Manilow’s Christmas CD. @sarajgallo | Saragallo.net
Chase Jennings Gray
Chase is thrilled to be back on the Fulton Stage. He was last seen in Billy Elliot: The Musical playing Small Boy. Chase, 8 years old, is a 3rd grader at Commonwealth Charter Academy. Other favorite roles include Michael in Peter Pan (Dutch Apple), Workhouse Boy/Fagin’s Gang in Oliver! (EPAC), and Monkey in Lion King Jr (EPAC). When not on stage, Chase can be found in the dance studios at Pennsylvania Regional Ballet or taking tap, voice or violin lessons in the central Pennsylvania area. He is so grateful to the production team for giving him this opportunity.
Gavin Scott Haas
Gavin is thrilled to be performing on the Fulton stage for the first time. He has previously performed in numerous shows at Cavod Theatre. His favorite roles include Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. and Young Don in Singin’ in the Rain. Gavin studies music, dance, and theatre at Cavod Academy, Premier Danse, and the Center for Performing and Fine Arts in West Chester. He also enjoys playing regularly on the church worship team and performing at various community functions. Gavin would like to thank his awesome family for their support and gives God the glory for the gifts and opportunities he has been given. He is especially grateful to the Fulton for this experience.
Nathaniel has most recently played Jean Valjean, Javert, and the Factory Foreman on Broadway in Lés Miserables. He has just returned from London at The Royal Albert Hall and a sold out engagement as Curly in Oklahoma! with the John Wilson Orchestra. Hackmann last appeared on the Fulton Stage as Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors and Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other New York/national tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Paint Your Wagon (Steve). Regional: Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam), Oliver! (Bill Sykes), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles), Oklahoma! (Jud), Ragtime (Tateh), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Camelot (Lancelot), Bye Bye Birdie (Birdie). Love and thanks: God, parents, and family: Nicole (Puzzle Piece), and son Aleander. Proud member AEA. Twitter: @super_n8 Instagram: N8HACKMANN
Broadway: Bring It On (U/S “Campbell”/”Eva”). 1st National Tours: Flashdance (U/S “Alex”), Bring It On. Selected Regional: “Annette” in Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse), Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed). NYC: “Virginia Hill” in Ben, Virginia, and Me: The Liberace Musical (Acorn Theatre). TV appearances include back up singing for Demi Lovato/Jonas Brothers (ABC) and dancing for Akon/Lonely Island (Comedy Central). BFA University of Michigan. Love to Mom, Dad, and Andrew. @haleyhannah25
Hannah is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut! Regional: The Producers (Ulla u/s, Paper Mill Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Judy Turner, Weston Playhouse), & Guys and Dolls (Mimi, Weston Playhouse). Proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Many thanks to my “Flamily,” the Fulton, & to team Judy Boals for your unconditional love and support. Hannahflam.com
Gabrielle is thrilled to be returning to The Fulton stage! She was recently seen in this summer’s productions of Disney’s Newsies and Big, The Musical. Regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden, The Fireside Theatre), Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert, Beef & Boards), Into the Woods (Rapunzel, Beef & Boards), Footloose (Rusty, Broadway Palm), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy). She is also a proud member of the USO Show Troupe based out of New York City. BFA in Musical Theatre, Coastal Carolina University. Thank you to her friends and family for their endless love and support!
Ryan is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton Theatre after spending his summer in Disney’s Newsies (U/S Les, Ensemble). Other credits include Susquehanna Stage Company: Seussical (Jojo), Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Big River (Ensemble), Miracle on 34th Street (Harry Finfer, ensemble), Little Shop of Horrors (left tentacle!), and Once Upon a Mattress (Minstrel). LMH: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (children’s choir). Ryan sends his love and appreciation to God, Mom, Dad, Katie, Grammy, family, and friends. A special thanks to Lauren Elledge (dance) and family, Joanne Abrom (voice), his SSC friends, and Randall and Wayne for giving him this wonderful opportunity. Merry Christmas! John 3:16.
Ensemble, U/S The Old Man
Andrew is blessed to be in two classics tales this holiday season here at the Fulton Theatre. Most recently, he had the privilege of directing Sleuth in the Fulton’s Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series. Favorite Regional Credits: Leo Bloom The Producers, Jeff Douglas Brigadoon, Mssr. D’arque Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Boris Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Robertson Aye Mary Poppins, The Wizard/Uncle Henry The Wizard of Oz, Joe Pitt Angels in America, Nick Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mordcha Fiddler on the Roof, Marcellus The Music Man, Roscoe Dexter Singin’ in the Rain, and Emcee Cabaret. Much thanks to: Wayne for the joy of this Christmas Story; Marc for yet another Mouse King; the audience for supporting live theatre; and to K, A, and C for bringing joy into my life every day.
Stephanie is making her Fulton debut! Stephanie has toured nationally and internationally with the Broadway musical Chicago. She has performed regionally in Gypsy at The Farmers Alley Theatre (Louise), Sacramento Music Circus, Pioneer Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Pittsburgh CLO. She was also a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a semi-finalist for Kurt Weill Foundation’s Lotte Lenya competition. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan! Much love to her family, her amazing husband, and special thanks to Mara. Stephaniemaloney.com
Ensemble, Fight Captain
Evan is so excited to return to A Christmas Story, The Musical after touring with it around the country last year! National and International Tours: My Fair Lady, Annie. Off-B’way: Out of this World, Babes in Arms. Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), Ragtime and Mary Poppins (Westchester Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde (MTWichita). BFA: Indiana University. Endless thanks and love to family, friends, Avalon, Wayne, Mara, and the rest of this amazing company! Evan-mayer.com
Lindsay is making her Fulton Theatre debut! She was in the Original Broadway cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical and is beyond excited to tell this heartfelt story again. Other New York credits include: The Most Happy Fella, Little Me, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (all at City Center Encores!), Carousel (New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall), Babes in Toyland (Avery Fisher Hall), W.S Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired (Lyrics & Lyricists). Lindsay has also toured with The Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Regional favorites include: Annie (Flat Rock Playhouse), Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), Good News (Goodspeed Opera House), Sunset Boulevard (Ogunquit Playhouse). Thanks to her family, Jason, and Clara for their endless love and support.
Male Chief Elf, Ensemble
Will is thrilled to return to Lancaster to spread some Holiday cheer! Previously seen in Hello, Dolly! at The Fulton. Off-Broadway: Dr. Kitchell in Bells Are Ringing. Recent: The Little Mermaid (Jetsam) and All Shook Up at The MUNY; How To Succeed at TUTS; Shrek, The Musical (Pinocchio) and Mary Poppins at North Shore Music Theatre; CATS (Mungojerrie) and Spamilot (Killer Bunny) at Pittsburgh CLO. Disney Cruise Line: Peter Pan in Dreams, and puppeteer to a giant piggy bank in Toy Story: The Musical. Thank you Mara, Wayne, Marc, Bob, and everyone who makes the Fulton fabulous. Will-porter.com IG: @idefinitelywill
Female Children’s Ensemble
Annalise was last seen at the Fulton in Big, The Musical and is thrilled to be a part of A Christmas Story, The Musical! Annalise has been on stage at many area theatres including Dutch Apple, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Susquehanna Stage Company, among others. Favorite roles include Charlotte in 13, The Musical and Little Inez in Hairspray. Annalise would like to thank her friends and family, especially her mom, for supporting her, and Lauren and Devon for helping her tap. Also, many thanks to Wayne Bryan and the entire Fulton family for presenting her with this experience! Happy holidays!
Audra is honored to be making her Fulton debut! She is a Pittsburgh native, Steelers fan, and proud graduate of Point Park University (BFA Musical Theatre). Favorite touring/regional credits include Elf: The Musical (National Tour; Deb), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Lin), Grease (Jan), and I Love a Piano (Ginger). Endless thanks to everyone here at the Fulton, Bob Cline, and to Wayne and Mara for their trust and guidance. Love always to mom and dad. Merry Christmas! audraqualley.com
Jared Thomas Roberts
Jared is stoked to be performing at the Fulton Theatre spreading the magic of the holiday season! A recent graduate of Point Park University, Jared has been seen in productions of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), The Who’s Tommy (The Hawker/DJ), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank) at Stage 62; He has also been in the resident ensemble at MTWichita for three summers, being featured in Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas) and in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Benjamin). Huge thank you’s to Wayne, Mara, Randall, and to all that make the Fulton operate with efficiency and grace. To the backstage powerhouse that is Stage Management, and every department that helped make this show function and look flawless. And to my family and friends, for their endless love and support.
Off-Broadway: Tokyo Can Can, Triplets starring Ruth Brown and Babes in Toyland at Lincoln Center. Regional credits: Mame starring Christine Ebersole, Paper Mill Playhouse; Anything Goes, St. Louis Rep; My Fair Lady, Cleveland Playhouse; The Wizard of Oz, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Scrooge starring Gary Beach, Theatre Under the Stars; The King & I starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kansas City Starlight Theatre and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Proud AEA member.
Female Children’s Ensemble
Madelyn has been performing around Lancaster County since 2012. She has been in American Music Theater original shows, Chalotte’s Web at The Dutch Apple, and many PRiMA Theatre performances. Her favorite role was the jester in Once Upon a Mattress at Susquehanna Stage. She is excited to be spending this Christmas with the Fulton! Maddie would like to thank Amy Meehan and Joanne Abrom for their endless support, expertise, and encouragement!
Timmy Woodward Jr.
Grover Dill, U/S Ralphie
Timmy is 12 years old and thrilled to return to the Fulton. Les, Disney’s Newies, Maine State Music Theatre; Les, Disney’s Newies, Fulton Theatre; Ralphie, Christmas Story, The Musical, Media Theatre; Randy, Christmas Story, The Musical, Walnut Street Theatre; Dill, To Kill a Mockingbird, Media Theatre; Gavroche, Les Misérables, Media Theatre; Young Erik, Phantom, Broadway Theatre at Pittman; Other: Love to Mom, Dad, and brothers; Special thanks to Marc, this great cast and everyone at the Fulton for this great opportunity.
Female Children’s Ensemble
Ariana is grateful for this amazing opportunity to perform on the Fulton stage again, where she last appeared in The Wizard of Oz. She has also performed at EPAC in The Little Mermaid JR, The Belmont Theatre in The King and I, Lebanon Community Theatre in the Kid’s Cabaret, and The Tell Studio Theatre (Fulton) for Creative Pursuits Studio’s Winter Fundraising Cabaret. Ariana’s strong passion for dance began at a very young age and currently you can find her dancing endless hours in the Ballet Conservatory. She also takes vocal, acting, musical theater dance and tap classes at Creative Pursuits Studio. Thanks so very much to everyone at CPS. A very special thank you to my vocal teacher, Sarah Cope because without you I would never be where I am today.