A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play
December 13-22, 2019
Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm / Sat & Sun @ 2pm
Join us in the studios of WOTC radio as we broadcast the Charles Dickens classic tale of miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. An OTC original adaptation. Great fun for the whole family!
TOM BRAULT Tom has acted in over 60 shows over the years, including roles at the Moonlight, SDMT, MiraCosta, and others. This show marks his sixth appearance at the Brooks. He also loves to sing in choirs. He feels blessed to have been selected to take part in his second choral performance opportunity at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall next summer. But, as he is fond of saying, Tom’s favorite role is as husband and father. Love and many, many thanks to his talented and supportive family: Linda, Gerilyn and Robyn.
BOB HIMLIN is happy to be back at OTC after playing Padre in last season’s sold-out smash Man of La Mancha and Prince Carpenter in Foxfire. San Diego credits elsewhere: Spamalot (King Arthur), The Producers (Roger DeBris), Welk Resort Theatre; All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl), Me and My Girl (Lord Battersby), Moonlight Stage Productions; Catch Me If You Can (Frank Sr.), Children of Eden (Father), South Pacific (Emile), Into the Woods (Baker), Star Theatre; Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Carlsbad Community Theatre. Love to Cathy! @enginactor
EDWARD HOWELL Edward is excited to reprise his role as Scrooge in OTC’s production of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play for Oceanside Theatre Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Michigan State University and studied in the MFA program at the University of Louisville. Edward has appeared in community, collegiate and professional theatre, independent films, and commercials. His most recent role was as “Aegeon” in A Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in the Vines in Temecula. Ed has also taught theatre classes and directed shows. He continues to thank his wife Leslie for her ongoing support of his theatre activities.
RENETTA LLOYD Renetta is thrilled to be back on the Brooks stage. Her last performance for OCT was several years ago in The Boys Next Door. More recently she has often performed at the Broadway Theatre in Vista. When not in front of the curtain, Renetta is behind the scenes of several theatres in North County working as a costumer. She also designs custom costumes and fashion for special events. She thanks her wonderful family for always supporting her many artistic endeavors. Enjoy the show!
TARA SAMPSON is thrilled to return to OTC after appearing as Aldonza in last season’s critically-acclaimed Man of La Mancha. Previous credits include Ilona in She Loves Me (Scripps Ranch Theater), Daphne in Fly By Night (Coronado Playhouse), Shelley in Bat Boy (Ocean Beach Playhouse), Woman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Ocean Beach Playhouse). Tara would like to thank her husband and mother for their constant love and support.
Alex Tanner is delighted to be returning to OTC’s A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play ! It was a blast last year, and he is glad for the opportunity to work with both old friends and new! Alex is currently finishing up his degree in theatre at MiraCosta College. Recent credits include: MiraCosta Theatre’s The Pirates of Penzance (Major-General Stanley), Henry V (King Henry V), The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon), and SITV’s Comedy of Errors (Pinch). He would like to thank all the people who made this production possible, and hopes everyone has a Happy Holidays!
ROBIN THOMPSON is grateful to be joining OTC for A Christmas Carol. He has often played at the nearby Star Theatre, as Paul in Barefoot in the Park, Freddie in Noises Off, Gregor in Fools, Sam in A Few Good Men, and more. Other favorite credits include Sherlock Holmes in Baskerville (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace (Welk Resort Theatre), Gillette in The Game’s Afoot, which he also directed, and Rochester in Jane Eyre (both at Escondido’s Grand Tea Room). Many thanks to his wife and children for their inspiration and support.”
CATALINA ZELLES is thrilled to return to the Brooks Theatre in OTC’s production of A Christmas Carol! She was last seen here in Miracle on 34th Street 2016/17. Other favorite productions include Patio Playhouse’s Wait Until Dark (Gloria); Moonlight Amphitheatre’s Newsies (Newsie); TS@NCRT’s Secret Garden (Colin Craven, NYA Award); SDMT’s Billy Elliot (Ballet Girl); Welk Resort Theatre’s The Music Man (Amaryllis) and Fiddler On The Roof (Bielke); OTC’sEurydice (Little Stone); Cygnet Theatre’s Gypsy (Baby June); Saville Theatre’s To Kill A Mockingbird (Scout) and The Old Globe’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Little Who Ensemble). She thanks Mr. Leib for this joyful opportunity and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
TED LEIB – Director San Diego directing credits include Man of La Mancha, Foxfire, Same Time Next Year, Picnic, Boeing Boeing, A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play, and The Musical of Musicals for Oceanside Theatre Company, and She Loves Me, The Fantasticks, Foxfire, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs for Scripps Ranch Theatre. In Orange County: Pirates of Penzance (STAGES theatre); Bug (Hunger Artists); Bus Stop (Vanguard); Forever Plaid and The 12 Plays of Christmas (Orange County Pavilion). Ted serves currently as artistic director for Oceanside Theatre Company.
MORGAN ZWONITZER – Stage Manager This is Morgan’s third show with SRT/OTC, previously ASM for Foxfire and Dancing Lessons during the Oceanside Run. He is a recent graduate of High Tech High North County. Morgan’s earlier work includes assistant directing Hir (Cygnet) and the role of The Kid in Queerspawn (Diversonary).
ZACHARY ELLIOTT – Scenic and Projection design graduated from MiraCosta College with an Associate’s Degree in Technical Theatre and is currently on staff as the Department’s paint charge artist as well as designing show for their stage and other theatres in the area. He has been involved with several shows at OTC, including the scenic painting and finishing for Deathtrap, as well as the artwork and scenic painting for OTC’s critically-acclaimed production of RED.
VIOLET CEJA – Sound designer recently graduated from MiraCosta College where she earned her degree in Design and Technology as well as Recording Arts Production. Her recent sound design credits include: Deathtrap (Oceanside Theatre Company); Outside Mullingar (OTC and Scripps Ranch Theatre), Season of Love (SRT); Madagascar, James and the Giant Peach (Moonlight Youth); Heaven Can Wait, and Waiting for Lefty (MiraCosta).