Evening Performance Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm
Matinees PerformancesTue., Wed., Thur. &
Saturday at 1:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Saturday Kid's Matinee,
June 13 - Sept. 5 at 10:00am
Brunch PerformancesSun. Brunch 12:00pm
Show at 2:00pm
Christmas Buffet & Matinee ShowTue. thru Saturday. at 11:15am
Christmas Buffet & Twilight ShowDec.: Thur. thru Sat. Evenings
Buffet: 5pm - Show: 7pm
Sunday Buffet 12:00pm
Sunday Show 2:00pm
one half hour
Once again Allenberry offers an original Christmas Show sure to warm your heart and fill you with joy. It's music and merriment for the whole family!
|The videotaping or other video or audio recording
of this production is strictly prohibited.
Scenes & Songs
|DEVON / GUST||KELAND ALAKA'I SARNO|
|SAM / TWIGGS||CRAIG E. TREUBERT|
|AUNT FRAN / FRIGIDIA||ERIN WHITCOMB|
|QUEEN WINTERGREEN||SYDNEY LEIGH ALLEN|
|COUSIN MOLLIE / COCOA||KAYLI JAMISON|
|GRANDPA S. / SLUSH||JOE YORK|
|GRANDPA W. / WOOLENS||BEN KOONTZ|
|THE FROSTY TEAM:
ELLA ENCK, CHASE GRAY, HOPEANNE KING, JULIA MILLER,
LYDIA MILLER, ISABEL SUBACZ
|THE RUDOLPH TEAM:
SARAH BROOKS, ASHLEIGH CEASE, CHARLES A.B. HEINZE III,
NOLA GENEVIEVE HEINZE, MOLLY MYERS, ISABELLE REED,
LANA SHELLY, CARLEY SORG, CARSON SORG, JOSIAH TRUITT
SYDNEY LEIGH ALLEN (Queen Wintergreen, Dance Captain) is excited to be making her Allenberry debut this season! Sydney is from Lancaster, PA where she has performed with The Fulton Theatre, Sight & Sound Theatres, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, and Theatre of the Seventh Sister. Favorite roles include Penny Pingleton (Hairspray), Hope Cladwell (Urinetown), Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest), and Lady Anne (Richard III). Thanks to Ryan and all of the Allenberry cast and crew for this fun experience! #brockbody #enjoytheshow #solidasabrock
KELLY HUBBELL (Ruby) Kelly is "over the rainbow" to be making her Allenberry debut. She is a recent Wagner College theatre graduate and is currently living in New York City. Some of her favorite roles include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Trisha in Dog Sees God. She would like to thank her family for their love and continued support.
KAYLI JAMISON (Cousin Mollie, Cocoa) is thrilled to be making her Allenberry debut! She is originally from Overland Park Kansas and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a BFA in musical theater. She worked this past summer at the Post Playhouse playing Patty Simcox in Grease and Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Thanks to the creative team and management team for making this process so enjoyable. Another thanks to her parents Dawn and Randy, and her boyfriend Jesse for their love and support.
BEN KOONTZ (Grandpa W, Woolens) is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre. He recently served as Propsmaster for Allenberry's An Unconventional Murder. Recent roles include Ike in Oklahoma!, Jim/Tom/Kenneth in Clybourne Park; Claudio in Measure for Measure, and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. Ben has worked with Medical Reader's Theatre at Hershey Medical Center, and with APTC here at Allenberry!
KELAND ALAKA'I SARNO (Devon, Gust) is excited to be working at Allenberry after being seen in Plaza Suite, Mame, The Christmas Campaign, and as Caspar in A Diva to Die For. Favorite credits include Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Chip Tolentino in Spelling Bee. He is a recent graduate of Theatre and Speech from Wagner College. He loves outer space and his dog, Dexter (not necessarily in that order).
CRAIG E. TREUBERT (Sam, Twiggs) You might recall Craig as Astir Butler in A Diva to Die For. Other Allenberry credits include Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim), Mame (Babcock), Damn Yankees (Applegate), South Pacific (Harbison), and The Fantasticks (Hucklebee). Craig closed the national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone as Man in Chair and went on to reprise the role with Gallery Players, earning himself an NYIT nomination. Thanks go to the Heinze family, Allenberry staff, and Jackie Heinze for creating this production.
ERIN WHITCOMB (Aunt Fran, Frigidia) is glad to be back at Allenberry! Previously, she was in Plaza Suite, Ladies Night..., and The Christmas Campaign. She's from Mechanicsburg. Credits: Macbeth (Witch, PICT Classic Theatre), Hamlet (Ophelia), Smokey Joe's Café (Pattie, GVT), Plain and Fancy (Ruth), The Odd Couple (Cecily Pigeon) and Ring of Fire (RBT). She was privileged to sing with Dolly Parton for her Nashville Flood Relief in 2010. Thanks to my family, Ryan Gibbs, and all at Allenberry! www.ErinWhitcomb.com @ErinLWhitcomb
JOE YORK (Grandpa S, Slush) is thrilled to be joining the Allenberry family! He recently graduated from New York University with an MFA in Musical Theatre Playwriting, as well as obtaining his BA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Musical Theatre Acting. Some of his favorite roles include Thénardier (Les Misérables), Jake (Evil Dead the Musical), Doctor Parker (Bat Boy), Brian (Avenue Q) and Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd: Heavy Metal Version). Keep theatre alive and rock the arts!
SARAH BROOKS is very excited to be performing in her first Christmas show at Allenberry. At ten years old she has found an interest in basketball, jump roping, and of course, singing and acting. Sarah couldn't be happier and would like to thank all of her close friends and loving family for their encouragement and support.
ASHLEIGH CEASE is thrilled to part of There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays. Previously she has been seen in Damn Yankees, as Bell in the Christmas Campaign, July in Annie, Glinda in the Wizard of Oz, School House Rocks, and few other shows at CTC. Thank you to her family, teachers, and all the wonderful people at Allenberry for helping her pursue her dreams.
ELLA GRACE ENCK is delighted to be returning to the stage at Allen-berry Playhouse where she performed in 2014's The Christmas Campaign. She enjoys spending time with friends, singing, and art. She would like to thank her brother, Max, for being awesome and her family for their support. Ella also thanks the director, cast, and crew for making this a fantastic experience.
CHASE JENNINGS GRAY is new to the Allenberry Stage and is delighted to be appearing in his first performance. He is a kindergarten student in the Cumberland Valley School District. Chase has been playing the violin since he was 2&1/2, is working toward his green belt in Isshinryu Karate, and plays soccer for the local soccer club.
CHARLES A.B. HEINZE III is excited to be returning to the Allenberry Stage. He is a sixth grader at Eagle View. "Chase" plays baseball, basketball and rugby for CV. He enjoys playing with his dogs, Tucker and Max, riding roller coasters, and creating YouTube videos. Chase thanks his family for their support and the cast & crew for their patience and guidance.
NOLA GENEVIEVE HEINZE is happy to be back on the Allenberry stage. She is in second grade at Monroe Elementary. Nola enjoys singing, dancing and gymnastics. She loves playing with her two dogs, Tucker and Max. Nola thanks her family for their love and support. She gives many thanks to the cast and crew. Break a leg!
HOPEANNE KING is 9 years old. She first appeared on the Allenberry stage in 2013 as an orphan in Annie. This is her second Christmas show and she is thrilled to be back with old friends and making new ones. HopeAnne's very favorite activity is running and she hasn't lost a race yet. She also plays viola in her family's group, The King's Strings.
JULIA MILLER can't wait to perform in her first Allenberry show! She has been watching her sister perform and is ready to try to it out for herself. She too has been in shows at the Capitol Theatre including a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. She has started kindergarten at home and is just learning how to read. Julia would like to thank her little brother for his support because she knows how it feels to sit on the sidelines
LYDIA MILLER is excited to be in her third Christmas show here at Allenberry. She has also performed in shows at the Carlisle Theatre and the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg. She loves dancing and acting in anything she can. When she's not on stage, Lydia enjoys playing with her sister and brother. She is a homeschooled fourth grader who loves learning and spending time with her family.
MOLLY ELIZABETH MYERS is thrilled to be returning to Allenberry Playhouse for the Christmas show! Molly is 9 years old and a 4th grader at IFEC. Previously Molly has been seen in The Christmas Campaign and Dirty Laundry at Allenberry Playhouse; and at CTC in Westward, Whoa and Schoolhouse Rocks! Molly would like to thank Allenberry for this wonderful opportunity! Thanks to my family for all the support!
ISABELLE REED is excited to be returning to the Allenberry stage. Last year she played an Elfkin in The Christmas Campaign. Izzy is a second-grader at Rice Elementary School and has been featured in the theatre ensemble at Boiling Springs High School. Izzy would like to thank her friends, family, and teachers for their love and support.
LANA SHELLY is excited to be in her second show at Allenberry where she first performed in APTC's Dirty Laundry. She is 9 years old and is in 4th grade at Middlesex Elementary. She enjoys playing soccer, piano, and the violin. She also enjoys traveling and hanging out with family and friends. Lana would like to give a big thank you to her parents because without them she could not be in the show.
CARLEY SORG is very excited to make her debut on the Allenberry stage. She is in the 2nd grade at Rice Elementary School and lives in Mount Holly Springs. Carley enjoys singing, softball, swimming, and riding her bike. Carley thanks her family for all their love and support.
CARSON SORG is thrilled to be back at Allenberry where he made his debut this past summer in Damn Yankees. He is in the 4th grade at Iron Forge Education Center and lives in Mount Holly springs. Carson enjoys singing, dancing, swimming, and creative writing. Carson thanks his family for all their love and support.
ISABEL SUBACZ from Lancaster attends high school at The Center for Performing and Fine Arts in West Chester. She recently performed in The American Girl Doll Musical (Josephina). She performed with Applause Theater, American Music Theater, EPAC, and Servant Stage Company to name a few. Isabel studies dance, violin, guitar, voice, and piano. She thanks Ryan Gibbs, her family, teachers, and the Lord for this opportunity.
JOSIAH TRUITT is an 8th grader at Mechanicsburg Middle School. He has held the role of John Darling in Peter Pan at Mechanicsburg High School. Most recently, he was IQ at Little Theater Mechanicsburg's Hairspray, Jr. He has greatly enjoyed being a part of Oklahoma! and The Christmas Campaign, both here at Allenberry. He's thrilled to be back!
|Thanks to the following individuals and institutions who
have recently gone
above and beyond the call:
Jason Nedrow; Dickinson College; Messiah College;
Amy Gibbs; Kelley Heinlen; Cindy King;
Dave Mancuso; Sue Moeslein; Chris Shivley
ANDY HUDSON (Musical Director/Conductor/Piano) Andy Hudson is grateful to be returning for his second fall season at Allenberry! Since graduating from Illinois State University in 2012 (Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance), he's found work as a performer, pianist, composer, director, music director, and voice teacher. Recent regional credits include Mame, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Smoke on the Mountain, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, and Mary Poppins. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Dan for their unflagging support.
OREN KORENBLUM (Choreographer) Thrilled to return to Allenberry Playhouse and this time as a Choreographer! Oren is a performer, choreographer, international dance instructor and founder of O.K. DANCE Company in NYC. He is a graduate of AMDA NYC and also trained as a tap and jazz instructor from the IDTA. Choreography credits include: Hairspray, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Man Of La Mancha and many more. Dance companies include: The Aluminum Show (tour), Caluplli Mexican Dance Company in NYC, and his OK DANCE Company. Oren has taught tap, jazz, and theatre workshops and master classes in the US, Europe, and Israel. A huge thank you to Ryan, Fern-Marie, and the Allenberry family for this opportunity. Learn more at : www.orenkorenblum.com
KATHERINE BOENER (Production Stage Manager/Assistant General Manager/Company Manager) is ecstatic to be working with Allenberry Playhouse. Various credits include RENT, 13: the musical, and Beauty and the Beast Jr (Orbit Performing Arts). She recently worked at Interlakes Summer Theatre. She has a BA in Theatre and International Affairs from The Florida State University. More at www.katherineboener.com
TABITHA PEASE (Scenic Designer) is delighted to make her debut at Allenberry Playhouse. Selected theater credits include: West Side Story, Driving Miss Daisy, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Harbor Lights Theater, NY), Train to 2010 (Crossroads Theatre, NJ), Green Whales, Distracted (The Unicorn Theatre, MO), Little House on the Prairie (The Coterie Theatre, MO), True West, and Marion Bridge (Kansas City Actors Theatre, MO). Assistant design credits include: Broadway- Stick Fly. Off Broadway- Hurt Village, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, and Atmosphere of Memory. Recent film credits include: Tower of Silence, and Punkin Pie. Taboitha holds an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. www.tabithapease.com
GREER VASHON (Costume Designer) Now in her first season at Allenberry, Greer has had the pleasure of working with the wardrobe/wig departments of Avenue Q, New York City Center, Macy's Santaland, Barrington Stage Co, Maine State Music Theater, Wagner College, the Waynflete School, The University of New England, the University of Southern Maine, and Norwegian Cruise Line. Greer is the Wardrobe Supervisor of Would You Still Love Me If, currently running at New World Stages in NYC.
DARCY BERT (Properties Designer) is a New York-based Properties Designer. Recent productions include The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Westside Theatre), Ro-mance Language (Ars Nova), and the National Tour of Ragtime. She has traveled the country as Head Props with National Tours of Peter & The Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Monty Python's Spamalot and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Past Scenic & Prop Designs at Allenberry include The Marvelous Wonderettes, A Diva to Die For, Plaza Suite, Damn Yankees and The Fantasticks. Darcy received a dual B.A. degree in Theater & Studio Art from the University at Buffalo and is a member of IATSE.
COREY EBLING (Sound Designer) is happy to be back working with some old friends at Allenberry. Past design credits include Honey Tonk Angels, A Grand Night for Singing, Pajama Game, My Way, and Smokey Joe's Cafe at Allenberry as well as several high school and middle school theatrical shows. Corey lives in Myerstown, PA with his wife of 10 years and their two amazing kids.
ANDREW PARTIN (Technical Director) was trained at Mississippi University for Women . He has worked at Allenberry Playhouse as Scenic Carpenter last year for The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Christmas Campaign, as well as the 2014-2015 Allenberry Murder Mystery A Diva to Die For. His past credits include working at Lees McCrae Summer Theater acting as Shop Foreman for productions such as Ragtime, Chicago, and Kiss Me, Kate. Thanks to David Carter and Wesley Partin.
LINDSEY CONKLIN (Master Electrician/Sound Engineer) is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Allenberry team. Lindsey received her BFA in Stage Management from Lindenwood University. A few of her favorite credits include Les Miserables, Pippin (Phoenix Theatre), and Heaven Can Wait (Lindenwood University). Lindsey wants to thank her mom, Stacy, Michelle, and Scotty for always believing in her! Enjoy!
ANNA KATE SPEARS (Costume Shop Manager/Wardrobe Supervisor) is a native of Atlanta, GA. She is a recent graduate from Wagner College, where she was a theatre major, with a concentration in Design, Technology and Management. Past shows include Cats, Spamalot, Hello Dolly, Little Shop of Horrors, My Fair Lady, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Love to my family, and Michael.
VALERIE CANIGLIA (Company Manager/Assistant General Manager) hails from New Jersey and is very excited to be a part of the Allenberry Playhouse Staff. Among the theaters she has worked at are the Surflight Theater, the MacHaydn Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater, and the American Theater Group. She earned a B.A. in Theater and Speech, Wagner College Class of 2013. Many thanks to all.
MARIANA KING (Production Intern) is thrilled to be working at Allenberry again, now from the technical side of things. She is a senior at Mechanicsburg High School, through which she gained the opportunity to intern with Allenberry. Performing in shows locally for many years, Mariana has gained a love for all aspects of the arts and was thrilled to work on this production.
RYAN B. GIBBS (Artistic Director) is honored to start his second season as Allenberry's Artistic Director. Ryan spent 4 seasons in residence here in the early 2000's as the Assistant Production Manager, a Lighting Designer, and a Stage Manager, and has returned many times as a Guest Director and a Designer. Originally from South Eastern PA, he now resides in New York City. Recent directorial credits include The Dixie Swim Club, 42nd St, Songs for a New World at Theatre Row in NYC, and regionally I Do! I Do! , The Drowsy Chaperone, and Over the River and Through the Woods . Other credits include seven National Tours, among them, Elf, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Rent . His NYC Stage Management includes Wicked and Avenue Q. Ryan also served as an international Production Supervisor for the musical Mary Poppins. Ryan has also worked extensively in the Regional and Stock Theatre Community. Locally Ryan has worked at The Fulton Theatre, Lancaster Ballet, The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Messiah College, and The York Little Theatre. In 2003 Ryan met his lovely wife, Amy Decker here at Allenberry. Ryan has as BA in Theatre from Marywood University. Love to Mom, Sarah and Amy.
ELIZABETH ANGELOZZI (Associate Artistic Director, Artistic Director of APTC) is thrilled to be returning as Associate Artistic Director of Allenberry Playhouse and Artistic Director of the Actors Professional Theatre Conservatory (APTC.) She was born in Baltimore, MD, received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College, and has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 2001. She is a Boiling Springs resident and is very active in the Central Pennsylvania theatre community. Elizabeth has been Drama Director of Boiling Springs High School since 2008, and also directs the spring musical at Yellow Breeches Middle School. She works regularly at the Carlisle Theatre Company as Choreographer, Costume Designer, and Camp Director, and has worked as Choreographer, Director, and Costume Designer at Messiah College. She believes that there is nothing more rewarding than introducing children to the magic of live theatre.
FERN-MARIE AAMES (Playhouse General Manager) is a Carlisle native who graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Directing, then worked in Marketing and Development at the Tony-Award Winning Huntington Theatre Company. FM joined Allenberry Playhouse in 1992 for many seasons as an Actor, Costume Designer, Production Coordinator, and Technician. Her credits include The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC as a Properties Artisan; Princeton Rep, The Passage Theatre, and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey as a Production Stage Manager; and Dream Productions' Dream, Dream, Dream in Atlantic City. Fern-Marie has spent the last decade in the Las Vegas Valley serving on the Actors Equity Association Las Vegas Liaison Committee, costume designing Margaritaville's tequila mermaid, and producing her finest production to date: son Robby. FM is a founding member of The David Baker Scholarship Trust, and Co-Chairs their Annual Benefit on the 1st Sunday each November here in The Carriage Room. She is delighted to help continue the legacy of Allenberry Playhouse's founders in memory of her "pal," David Brubaker. Thanks to Rob, Robby, Mom, and the Team. Break a leg! And on with the show...
JACKIE HEINZE (Playwright) first appeared as an actor on the Allenberry stage at the age of five and spent the next twenty five years performing in plays and musicals here. Nearly a decade ago, she began to write two productions a year for Allenberry: the original Christmas Shows and our Murder Mystery Weekends. Although this season she passed the MMW baton, she continues to write Allenberry's Christmas Shows—because nothing's better than writing about the magic of the holiday season. Although Jackie retired from acting ages ago, you or your children might still recognize her as Crying Patient in Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis. As for her writing, she publishes her personal essays in literary journals and is currently working on original scripts for Lifetime and Oxygen networks. This past June, Jackie earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles, where she lives with the three most loving, lovely males in the world: her endlessly supportive husband, Kyle, her splendid son, George, and her stinky old cat, Lou. Lastly, Jackie sends bucketloads of love and gratitude to Ryan Gibbs and this outrageously talented and devoted cast and crew. Led by Ryan, this team proves that magic doesn't only exist at Christmastime at the North Pole, but also year-round, right here at Allenberry.
Welcome! and thank you for joining us for our 67th season of continuous operation, and what a season it is! Back at Allenberry after over 30 years we opened with a true modern classic, Neil Simon's charming trilogy of one act plays, Plaza Suite. Next we went back to the Mod Era and 1960's London with Shout! The Mod Musical - so many hits you ran out of fingers to count them on! Then a great musical comedy for everyone, Damn Yankees. That's what happens when a senior baseball super fan trades his soul for one last chance at the pennant. Then, what is summertime at Allenberry without Rodgers and Hammerstein? We brought you the most moving show in their canon, South Pacific. Whether you are a long time theatre-goer or a first-timer, it's the perfect show! We did try and remember a kind of September as we presented a fun take on New York's longest running Off-Broadway hit, The Fantasticks. Then back by popular demand the mystery thriller, Sleuth. And lastly on to a fall of traditional Allenberry Favorites: Our famous Murder Mystery Weekend, this year An Unconventional Murder!, and our original Christmas Show.
There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays is a charming love letter to the holiday season that will warm you and your families' hearts and get you right in the mood. It's our tenth Christmas show penned by our own Jackie Heinze and is the perfect holiday wish from our family at the playhouse to yours. I'd like to think of our show as an old-fashioned Christmas special that we all watched growing up; it will bring joy to your children and bring out the kid in you!
Please help us spread the joy of professional, live theatre - right in your own back yard - by telling your friends and neighbors what we have to offer. We know your time is precious and your money is hard-earned; your choosing to support Allenberry is a gift we treasure.
We hope to see you many times this year and thank you for your support!.
Ryan B. Gibbs