Evening PerformanceSelected Wednesdays
Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Matinees PerformancesTue., Wed., Thur.,
Saturday & Sunday at 1:00pm
Saturday Kid's Matinee,
May 10 - Sept 27 at 1:00pm
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch & Show 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Sun. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDecember: Wednesday thru
Sunday Evenings - 5:30pm
one half hour
Ever wonder how Mrs. Claus became Mrs. Claus? Or for that matter, how Santa became Santa? Join us next Christmas at Allenberry to learn the true tale of how Santa and Mrs. Claus met and fell in love.
When Santa Met Sally
an Original Holiday Musical
By Jacqueline Heinze
|Approximate run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes
There is no intermission.
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
|NICK||Samuel René Damaré|
|SALLY/MRS. CLAUS||Carson Elizabeth Gregory|
|SNOWDON||Nathan Nolen Edwards|
|PIXEL||Ryane Nicole Studivant|
|JOANNA (weekday matinees)||Lydia Miller|
|JONATHAN (weekday evening and weekends)||Nik Weber|
|ELFKINS (Weekday Matinees)|
|Eden King, Isaac King, Lydia Miller, Abigail Soerens, Evangline Soerens|
|ELFKINS (Weekday Evenings and Weekends)|
|John D. Davis, Emily Garland, Shannon Hutchinson, Macy Kiker,
Danielle Miller, Jessican Rahn, Emily Reusswig, Sophie Reussig,
Ben Weber, Nik Weber
Samuel René Damaré(Nick) is a professional actor currently residing in New York City. He is very excited to be joining Allenberry as Nick in When Santa Meet Sally. Past credits include Bobby in A Chorus Line, William Barfee in 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, Jacob Marley in A Christmas Caroland Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Sam received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Mississippi.
Nathan Nolen Edwards (Snowdon) is very happy to be sharing this holiday magic at the Allenberry. Recent Credits: Babes in Arms, Once Upon a Mattress, Sweet Charity, Hello, Dolly!, Sweeney Todd (Tobias). Nathan is a member of The Jen Waldman Studio in New York City. Nathan is a graduate from Temple University's Musical Theatre Program. Thanks to Ryane, Forrest, and the Allenberry Playhouse.
Carson Elizabeth Gregory (Mrs. Claus/Sally) is back on the Allenberry stage after just starring in Wait Until Dark! A North Carolina native, she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Theatre from Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. Some of her favorite, recent shows include Tecumseh! (Rebecca Galloway), The Last Five Years (Cathy Hyatt), Mistletoe Magic (Elf Wendy), The Little Mermaid ('Tilapia'), Tartuffe (Dorine), Dog Sees God (Tricia), and the world premiere of Conversations in a Cafe (Meredith). Infinite thanks and gratitude to my all my friends and family who encourage me daily, and support me every step of the way!
Dan Neufer (Santa/Cashier/Mike) Dan is charmed to be back at the Berry working with the amazing cast and crew! You may have seen Dan as the Big Bopper in Allenberry's production of Buddy! in 2011. Last seen on stage as Horton in Seussical (Lees McCrea). Love to Ma and Matt. Enjoy the show!
Craig Shimek (Carlos) returns to the stage after being seen here in Wait Until Dark. Craig's regional credits include Hairspray (Wilbur), Speak Truth to Power (Francisco Soberone), Into the Woods (Jack), All Night Strut (Tenor), Footloose (Bickle) and numerous others. Craig graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Lots of love and thanks to Mandi, his friends, and family for their support along this crazy journey.
Siobhan Stevenson (Frost) is an NYC based actress from Northern California. She joins the team at Allenberry Playhouse for the first time for When Santa Met Sally. Recent credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette), Joseph... Dreamcoat (Wife), As You Like It (Phebe), and The Cat's Meow (Margaret Livingston). Proud alum NYU Tisch/Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. www.siobhanstevenson.com
Ryane Nicole Studivant (Pixel) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry stage debut with the annual Christmas show. A recent transplant to the area, Ryane is also the Managing Director here at The Berry. Favorite Regional credits include: Shrek, Legally Blonde, Avenue Q and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Midtown Arts Center), RENT (Playhouse on the Square, Ostrander Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and Gypsy (Barter Theatre). Thank you to my always loving and supportive family and friends. Love to Ian. www.RyaneNicoleStudivant.com
Jodi Watson (Gina) is a professional triple threat from Raytown, MO. This is her Allenberry debut! Formerly she was seen regionally at Dollywood doing Dreamland Drive-In and Christmas in the Smokies. Other regional credits include Shrek, Legally Blonde (Serena), In the Heights (Carla), Hairspray (US Penny and Amber), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Potiphar's Wife), and Guys and Dolls. Jodi graduated from Missouri State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is very appreciative of her supportive family! All glory goes to God!
Eden King, age 9, is thrilled to be back at the 'Berry for her 4th Christmas show, having starred as Henrietta last holiday season. She has also enjoyed summer roles here such as Gretl in The Sound of Music and Molly in Annie. She is in the 3rd grade and when not acting she can be found on stage with her family's group, The King's Strings, where she plays the violin and sings.
Isaac King is 13 years old. He began his acting career when he was six and has come a long way since he played Tiny Tim in Allenberry's Christmas show. Since then he has enjoyed several seasons at Allenberry, performing in Oklahoma, Joseph, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. This is his 6th Christmas show. Isaac is also a violist and vocalist in his family's group, The King's Strings.
Lydia Miller is a homeschooled second grader who loves spending time with her little brother and sister. She enjoys doing pageants and performing for all audiences.
Abigail Soerens recently moved to Pennsylvania from Arkansas. She enjoys swimming, gymnastics, reading, and performing. Her identical twin sister also performs.
Evangeline Soerens recently relocated from Arkansas, where she participated in church and community productions. She is a member of a swim team and enjoys gymnastics. Evangeline has an identical twin sister who also performs.
John Davis is a 12 year old who is ecstatic to be returning to Allenberry for its 2013 Christmas season! This marks his second Christmas Show at the 'Berry apart from A Boogie Woogie Christmas as Henry. Other performances at Allenberry include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus), and The Full Monty (Nathan). John would like to acknowledge the crew of Allenberry for letting him continue his dream. He looks forward to seeing you out there! Merry Christmas!
Emily Garland is in 8th grade. She is excited to be in her first Allenberry playhouse production. Emily's favorite roles include Leonato in APTC's Much Ado About Nothing, Molly in Annie, Jr., and orphan in Annie. She thanks her family, Roque, and APTC teaching artists for their support.
Shannon Hutchinson is a freshman at Southwestern High School and has been performing since the age of 6. Some of her favorite roles have been Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Teen Fiona in Shrek the Musical, and Sandy in Grease. She wants to thank her family for always driving her around and supporting her along the way.
Macy Kiker is thrilled to be back at the Berry for another performance this season! Macy played an orphan earlier this summer, in Annie. Other credits; are with Gamut Theatre Group, Esops Fables (Cheerleader), Mixed Up Mother Goose (the Cat). Macy is 6 years old and a 1st grader in the Mechanicsburg School District. Other activities CPYB, piano, running, crafting, pets, and being a big sister. Special thanks to Allenberry cast and crew for this wonderful opportunity! And many thanks to family and friends! Enjoy! Peace and Love.
Danielle Miller is a student at Hershey Middle School and is extremely excited to be making her Allenberry debut in When Santa Met Sally. She has previously appeared in numerous productions for Theatre Harrisburg and has also appeared in the National Touring Company's production of the Wizard of Oz.
Jessica Rahn is in 7th grade at Northern Middle School. She performs in many school musical productions and recently was cast as Kate in Allenberry's summer 2013 production of Annie. She thanks the entire Allenberry staff and her family for their support in making this possible. Break a leg!
Emily Reusswig is excited to be returning to the Allenberry stage, having been in Wait Until Dark (Gloria), Annie (Pepper), A Boogie Woogie Christmas (Dottie) and The Sound of Music (Gretl). The 7th grader has performed in over 19 area productions and studies voice, dance and acting. Emily wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, "break a leg" to the cast & crew and special thanks to her "peeps!"
Sophie Reusswig is thrilled return to Allenberry, having been in Annie (Tessie) and A Boogie Woogie Christmas (Rose). A 5rd grader at East Pennsboro MS, she loves performing. Sophie thanks everyone in the show, her family & friends for their love and support, wishes you all a Merry Christmas!
Nik Weber attends Saint Patrick's School. He is excited to be back at Allenberry. Nik has played a "Shepard Boy" in Beauty and The Beast and "Jake" in School House Rock in the elementary school plays in the Northern York School district. Nik has been an active participant in APTC since 2011. Nik would like to thank his grandparents for always coming to cheer him and his dog Cooper for always being there. Good Luck to my brother Ben and break a leg buddy!
Ben Weber is a fifth grader at Northern Elementary School in Dillsburg and is thrilled to be in the Christmas Show production at Allenberry. Ben has played the "Hat Seller" in Beauty and The Beast and played "Mike" in School House Rock in his schools elementary school play productions. Ben has been involved with APTC since 2011 and has a great deal of fun with the program. Ben would like to the APTC counselors for their guidance and support. He would also like to thank his twin brother Nik for always being there to share these amazing times.
William Asher (Music Director): This is Bill's sixth production at the Allenberry Playhouse. He is delighted to call Allenberry his home. Past regional credits include: Ogunquit Playhouse, Rochester Opera House, Maui OnStage, and Theatre by the Sea. In 2009, he was keyboardist and synthesizer technician for the first national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 2011, Bill composed the musical score for the stage productions of Tuesday's With Morrie and Dracula. Bill studied music at Berklee College of Music, and studied piano with Alina Polyakov. Outside of the realm of musical theatre, Bill works in New York and Boston as both a studio musician and arranger. Working professionally since the age of 18, he's played synths in various national commercial spots (including Diet Coke, Nintendo Power Glove), and several karaoke companies. He is a Korg Endorsement artist and a member of AFM Local 802. He sends thanks to Roque Berlanga and Kate Wilson for the opportunity to stay and play as part of the Allenberry family.
Ryan Hazelbaker (Choreographer): is ecstatic to return to The Berry. He was last seen in A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Little Big Man), Hairspray (Ensemble), Footloose (Ensemble), Hello Dolly (Barnaby Tucker) and The Buddy Holly Story (Ritchie Valens). Since leaving two years ago, Ryan has worked in Connecticut, New York, Colorado, and was blessed to dance and tour in Italy. He has recently started to go after his dream which is to choreograph/direct. Ryan's choreogrpahy work can also be seen in this year's Murder Mystery: Back in Time to Murder. Ryan dedicates his work to his piano man. Thanks, Dan.
Matthew Guminski (Lighting Designer): is excited return to Allenberry Playhouse. Past Allenberry designs include A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, 39 STEPS, HELLO DOLLY!, FOOTLOOSE, SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, RING OF FIRE and ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE. Matt has worked with Seacoast Rep, Seven Angels Theatre, Turtle Lane Playhouse, Timber Lake Playhouse, Massasoit Theatre Co, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, The Company Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, the North American Tour of SLEEPING BEAUTY and THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER with the Moscow Ballet and served as the Lighting Director on the 2011-2012 National Tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Currently Matt serves as the touring Lighting Designer for the rock band NEON TREES and just got off tour serving as the Lighting Director for MAROON 5. Matt continues to serve as the Resident Lighting Designer at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse since 2005. There he became a six-time recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Award for best Professional Lighting Design. Matt is a graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Lighting Design. www.mglightingdesign.com
Jason Bolen: (Scenic Designer): Recent design credits include Brownsville Bred (59E59), Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Ten Unknowns (Schoolhouse Theatre), Neurosis: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Les Misérables (Little Theatre on the Square), The Mystery of Irma Vep, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Cats (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Lehman College CUNY), Bedroom Farce, On the Verge (Albright College). Resident Scenic Artist for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. www.jbolendesign.com
Jimmy Johansmeyer (Costume Designer): is happy to be back at Allenberry Playhouse
Derek Mauldin (Sound Designer): is a professional soundengineer with 15 years experience in live sound with a main focus onmusic performance, audio design, recording, producing, mixing and mastering. Derek has fronted local cover bands such as Rumor Has It and Pulse singing and playing guitar as well as former bassist for Boiling Springs' own singer / songwriter Emily Yanek. Originally from Laurel, Mississippi, Derek resides in Shoemakersville, PA; his 2013 Season work at Allenberry began with Happy Days. Derek is a graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
Kate Wilson (Production Stage Manager): is very excited to be back at The Berry for her third season as the production stage manager of the playhouse. Originally from Michigan, Kate graduated with a BFA in Production Design from Michigan State University. Regional Theatre credits include: Footloose (Allenberry), Buddy (Allenberry), Hello Dolly! (Allenberry), Chicago (Allenberry), 13! (APTC), A Streetcar Named Desire (BSC), Carousel (BSC), The Pajama Game (Cortland Rep), Brigadoon (Cortland Rep), An Infinite Ache (Williamston), This Wonderful Life (Williamston). Kate dedicates all of her work to her dad, Dave Wilson.
Ryane Nicole Studivant (Managing Director): just moved to this beautiful area and couldn't happier to now call Allenberry home. Ryane loves being behind the scenes as well as on the stage and has extensive regional experience in both areas. As an administraor, she has worked at Midtown Arts Center in Colorado, Barter Theatre in Virginia and Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company and Latern Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Favorite performance credits include: Shrek (Dragon/Mama Bear), Legally Blonde (Enid), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), In the Heights (Daniela), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman) and lastly, RENT (Joanne) for which she was nominated for a Ostrander Award. All the thanks goes to Roque and Jere for taking a chance on us. Love to Ian.
Ian Beutler (Production Manager): is a recent transplant from Fort Collins, Colorado and is very excited to become part of the Allenberry team and family. When not immersed in theatre, Ian enjoys whitewater rafting and he just might take up fly fishing with the Yellow Breeches now that they're so close. Thanks to Roque and the Heinze family for taking a chance on an unknown. Big hug to Ryane for all the support and to Champ for always being excited when I come home. Here's to many years to come of great theatre at the Berry!
Giulio Marchi (Technical Director): resides in Central PA and is excited to be in his first season at Allenberry. He graduated from King's College with a Bachelors of Arts in Technical Theater. Past work Credits include theater at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Fishing Creek Playhouse, Oyster Mill Playhouse, and Little Theater of . He would like to thank Roque, Kate and Ian for this opportunity to work at the Allenberry and his family for their constant support.
Justine Curran (Scenic Charge): is so excited to be returning to Allenberry for the 2013 season. Past credits at the Berry include Smokey Joe's Cafe, The 39 Steps, A Candidate for Murder and A Boogie Woogie Christmas. Prior to Allenberry Justine was a freelance scenic artist in the Philadelphia area and completed projects such as the tour of La Cage (Proof Productions) and Annie (Surflight Theatre). She would like to thank her friends and family for all their support and send all her love to the cast and crew for a wonderful show!
Rebecca Lydon (Prop Master): is from from Glenview, Illinois and recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology. Her credits there include Red Devils (Costume and Scenic Designer), Election Day (Costume Designer), Alice's Golden Hour & Adaptation (Co-Scenic Designer), and Promenade (Properties/Crafts Master). She is thrilled to be working and Allenberry and would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.
It truly is "A Universe to Inspire" this season at Allenberry. Our season is full of productions that have never been produced here in our rich 69 year history, our conservatory (now in its sixth season) continues to inspire close to 400 young artist's, our resort is on the brink of embarking on a new business venture, and our commitment to the highest quality live theatre has never been stronger.
In 2013, we brought you artistic offeringss that have never been produced here at The Berry. In the spring, our Rep season kicked off with the regional premiere of Happy Days: The Musical which performned in Rep with The Full Monty. We hope you got to see the Fonz and our Monty boys bare it all.
Summer brought you an old family favorite with that cute little orphan Annie and then we welcomed you to the 60's with our production of Hairspray. This fall we brought two great shows, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline as well as the suspense thriller Wait Until Dark. You still have a chance to catch our Murder Mystery Weekend: Back in Time to Murder.
With so many new adventures taking wing here on property, I am often reminded of the words of Walt Disney:
"Somehow I can't believe there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably."
I would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting live theatre, and of course, thank you to the Heinze Family for all you do to keep this artistic heritage alive in the heart of Central Pennsylvania for the past 69 years.
This year, more that ever, I truly believe that through the performing arts, we all can continue to have a universe to inspire.
|Dixie Swim Club - April 2 - May 11, 2014|
|The story of five unforgettable southern women who, through advice and raucous repartee, get through the life's challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) and anything in between. This hilarious and touching comedy spans thirty years of their relationship and proves that true friendships last forever.|
|Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath - May 14 - June 15, 2014|
|We meet a young college girl who is in love with a shy professor. Her brother in law brings them together one weekend but the professor is terrified of women. The women go to the turkish bath while the men take the professor to a party to break down his phobia. The party is raided and the men end up in the ladies' turkish bath after donning disguises to shake the police. When the disguises fail, watch this farce's hilarity unfold!|
|42ND STREET - June 18 - July 20, 2014|
|This Tony Award winning musical is based on the 1933 Busby Berkeley hit movie, 42nd Street with songs like "Lullaby of Broadway", "Shuffle Off to Buffalo", "I Only Have Eyes for You", and "42nd Street". It's the story of a starry-eyed young actress, Peggy Sawyer, who soon catches the eye of a famous Broadway director. On opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle and panic spreads, as surely the show is doomed for closure, until…..well, you'll just have to come to see what happens!|
|OKLAHOMA - July 23 - August 31, 2014|
|Oklahoma returns to the Allenberry stage, by popular demand. The music of the magical team of Rodgers & Hammerstein was introduced 70 years ago! Set on America's Western frontier, the story of the love between a cowboy and a farm girl. This timeless musical still thrills audiences with the wonderful songs and lively dancing... a classic show for the whole family.|
|BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story - September 3 - September 28, 2014|
|Buddy was only 22 years old when he died, but he was a major influence to music of the 50's. His songs defined the early days of rock & roll, songs like, "Peggy Sue" , "That'll Be the Day", "Oh Boy," "Maybe Baby," "Raining In My Heart." and so many more. This music legend's death was immortalized in Don McLean's 1971 hit ballad "American Pie". If you grew up in the "fifties" you don't want to miss this show…. and if you didn't….you don't want to miss this show either!|
|Catch ME if you Can - October 1 - November 1, 2014|
|This classic Broadway whodunit is pure excitement from beginning to end. An advertising executive brings his bride to his boss' mountain lodge for their honeymoon. The show opens with the young husband frantically and repeatedly calling the police asking if they've gotten any leads, as his new wife has disappeared. A detective appears and tries to calm the newlywed. No sooner does our intrepid inspector exit and in comes a pretty young woman who insists she is the wife. The trouble is that the woman bears no resemblance whatever to the missing wife and she intends to kill the man. Got it so far? It gets more convoluted as you progress and will keep you guessing until the very end!|