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18-19 A Christmas Carol Cast Bios

Emma Bayer (Schoolmaster/Raucous Lady/Old Joe) is 14 years old and a freshman at Sacred Heart Catholic School where she is also the mascot on the cheer team. She loves to draw and make animations and hopes to someday have a successful career in digital art. She is the daughter of Craig and Rita Bayer.

Ethan Biesecker (Peter/Fan’s Husband) is excited to be appearing in his first Butterfield production. He is an 8th grader and excels in Math and Science. Ethan enjoys acting, fishing and hunting and has recently just moved to Texas from North Carolina. He is the daughter of Brandon and Jenny Biesecker.

Ava Cheshier (Dickens) is 14 years old and in the 8th grade. She enjoys art, music, and singing. She is appearing in her seventh Butterfield production. She would like to thank Shannon Rivoire for all her dedication and the hard work she has put into this play. Ava hopes you enjoy the show!

Avery Crutsinger (Shopkeeper/Topper) is excited to appear in her first Butterfield production. She is in 6th grade and is currently preparing for her second theater performance at Lee Intermediate. Avery enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, and softball and also participates in UIL Academics. She is the daughter of Blake & Leslie Crutsinger.

Eden Dulock (Sister/School Girl) is 9 years old and in the fourth grade. Her parents are Greg and Mandy Dulock. Eden has appeared in The Hobbit, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Seussical Jr. She enjoys Harry Potter, amusement parks and going on vacation.

Macy Eaton (Jacob Marley/ Laundress) is 15 years old and a student at Valley View High School. She is appearing in her fifth production overall and her third at Butterfield. Macy enjoys playing video games, musical instruments and building model doll houses. She is the daughter of Meredith and George Eaton.

Yanna Galano (Belle/Woman in Black) is an 8th Grader at St. Mary Catholic School. She is an avid actress, singer, and dancer. This is her 8th production at Butterfield, and her 11th in all. She was last seen in the Main Stage Musical Nuncrackers. Yanna loves to act and aspires to be a doctor when she gets older. Her parents are John and Gay Galano.

Kaili Gaston (Ghost of Christmas Present/ Charwoman) is appearing in her third Butterfield production. She is 16 years old and a sophomore at Saint Jo High School where she participates in her school’s NHS, OAP, FCCLA, and yearbook programs. Kaili is the daughter of Stacy Gaston.

Alexa Green (Ghost of Christmas Past/Undertakers Man) has been in 14 theater productions, nine of them at Butterfield. She is the daughter of Tisha and Ryan Green and attends St. Mary School in Gainesville. She is in the 8th grade. Besides acting, Alexa loves hanging out with her friends, reading, listening to music, singing and dancing in the shower.

Eleanor Hartman (Flower girl/Guest) is a fourth-grade student at Muenster Elementary. She is the youngest daughter of Justin and Christy Hartman. This is her second play with the Youth Theatre at Butterfield Stage. Last year, Eleanor was cast as the Dwarf for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. When not at Butterfield, Eleanor enjoys riding and showing her horse.

Macey Hawkins (Mother/ Mrs. Fezziwig) loves the theater! This is her 6th Butterfield production to be preforming in. She also enjoys acting in One Act Play at Lindsay, as well as camping, playing sports in school, and competing in UIL. She is in 8th grade and is the oldest of 3 siblings. Macey is the daughter of Ben and Shawna Hawkins.

Ava Hillis (Fan) is a 4th grader at Lindsay Elementary School. This is her third performance at Butterfield Stage. She enjoys reading, singing, volleyball, and softball. She is also a member of the Lindsay UIL Oral Reading, Spelling, and Art Smart teams. Ava is the daughter of Lance and Holly Hillis. Ava hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Asher Hillis (Brother/Tiny Tim) is the son of Lance and Holly Hillis. He is in the 2nd grade at Lindsay Elementary School. This is his third performance at Butterfield Stage. He enjoys playing football, basketball, and baseball. He is a member of the Lindsay UIL Chess and Storytelling teams.

Shea Hook (Scrooge) is appearing in her 4th show at Butterfield Stage and is a Sophomore in High School. She first started acting at age 6 and her favorite rolls so far have been the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Gloria the Hippo in Madagascar. Butterfield Stage Theatre has really helped her grow as an actress and she is thrilled to be preforming the role of Scrooge. She hopes everyone enjoys the show! Merry Christmas!

Tom Huston (Bob Cratchit) is appearing in his second production at Butterfield having previously been seen as Mr. Beaver in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a sophomore and enjoys acting and hanging out with friends. Tom is the son of Wes and Cristy Huston.

Addy King(School Girl/Young Boy) is 9 years old and a 4th grader at Chalmers Elementary. This is her fifth production with Butterfield Stage. Addy is the daughter of Grice and Nikki King and she has four siblings: Dane, Paytyn, Cole and Keeley. Addy enjoys dancing and playing her with pug, Stella.

Claire Nasche (Blind Begger/Guest) is 14 years old and is appearing in her 2nd Butterfield play. She attends Sacred Heart Catholic School, and is the daughter of Steve and Katie Nasche. Claire enjoys reading books and playing volleyball.

Toby Nash (Young Husband/Ebenezer) is 12 years old and in 6th grade at home. He is very excited to be involved in another production at the Butterfield. Aside from being involved in theater, his favorite activities include playing the trumpet, shooting rifles, and building with Legos. Toby is the son of Phil and April Nash.

Olivia Neelley (Businesswoman/Sara/Young Wife) has a appeared in several Butterfield Youth Productions. Her last Butterfield production was as Lucy in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Olivia is a 6th grader at St. Mary’s School and enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. Her parents are Phil and Amanda Neelley.

Eleanor Neu (Belle’s Daughter) is appearing in her second Butterfield production, having also appeared in Suessical Jr. She is in the fourth grade at Lindsay ISD and enjoys singing, gymnastics, volleyball, camping and riding her horse, Sonny. Eleanor is the daughter of Brian and Rachel Neu.

Casper Norwood (Fred/Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) is appearing in his first Butterfield production and is an 8th grader at Sanger Middle School. Casper enjoys military history, theatre, and art. He is the son of Jill and Chris Buck and the late Tommie Norwood II.

Carlye Pruitt (Mrs. Cratchit) is sixteen and attends American Heritage School. This is her fifth performance at Butterfield and she enjoys theater, art and friends. Carlye would like to thank Shannon for all the opportunities she has given her.

Emery Tarrant (Martha/Fezziwig daughter) is performing in her second Butterfield Stage production having first appeared as Bird Girl in Seussical Jr. She is a 6th grader at Valley View Middle School and enjoys Musicals, reading and loving on her pets. Her parents are Bobby and Kristi Tarrant and she has one brother, Will.

Sophie Townley (School Girl/Want) is 10 years old and a student at Calllisburg Elementary. She is performing in her third Butterfield Stage production having recently been seen in The Hobbit and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Sophie loves reading, art and animals and is the daughter of Jeremy and Tonya Townley.

Ethan Tyson (Dick/Gentleman/Belle’s Husband) is 11 years old and homeschooled. When not doing school he enjoys playing airsoft with his buddies, riding his bike, and playing basketball with the neighborhood kids. This is his second play having first appeared as Edmund in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Ethan has enjoyed learning how to channel his extra energy towards something for friends and family to enjoy.

Claire Warren (Belinda Cratchit/Fezziwig Daughter) is thrilled to be in her fifth Butterfield production, having also appeared in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Charlotte’s Web, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Seussical Jr. She is in the fourth grade and enjoys creating art, basketball and playing with her dog, Daisy. Claire is the daughter of John and Amanda Warren.

Sam Warren (Young Scrooge/Ignorance) is appearing in his fifth Butterfield production, having also appeared in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Charlotte’s Web, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Seussical Jr. He is in the third grade and enjoys roller coasters, roller skating, and rock-n-roll guitar. Sam is the son of John and Amanda Warren.

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Maya Dulock (Stage Manager) is 12 years old and in the seventh grade. Her parents are Greg and Mandy Dulock. Maya has appeared in several Butterfield productions and she enjoys music, baking and amusement parks.

Corigan Etter (Assistant Stage Manager) is 12 years old and in the 6th grade and his hobbies include reading, theater and debate. Corigan loves math and science and wants to be a video game and graphics designer when he is older. He is the son of Dusti and Jessica Etter.

Drake Landrum (Stage Manager) has appeared in three Butterfield productions including Seussical Jr, The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He is a Freshman at Callisburg High School and is a part of the UIL Prose/Poetry team. He loves theatre musicals, especially Mamma Mia! He is the son of Christy and Scotty Thurman and Benny Landrum.

Madeline Neu (Assistant. Stage Manager) is assisting in her first Butterfield production. She is in the sixth grade at Lindsay ISD and enjoys gymnastics, camping, riding her horse, Tag, and playing all sports, especially volleyball. Madeline is the daughter of Brian and Rachel Neu.

Director Shannon Rivoire

Lightening Designer Sandy Geyer

Set Designer Mark Higgins

Costume Designer Shannon Rivoire

Set Construction Mark Higgins, Sheldon Ledbetter, Shannon Rivoire

Costumes Mary Jo Dollar, Nancy Moore, Cabie Lamb

Props Megan Krebs, Sandy Geyer, Mary Jo Dollar, Shannon Rivoire, Dusti Etter, Wes Huston, Cristy Huston, Sharmaine Hill.

Sound Cabie Lamb

Lights Ty Belger, Austin Creswell, Eric Thomison Guillory

Special Thanks Denton Community Theatre, Sheldon Ledbetter, Charlene Ledbetter, Dusti Etter, Jessica Etter, Ty Belger