A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

December 14 – 23

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 (Ghost of Christmas Present, Charity Solicitor, Fezziwig, Mourner)  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.

ADAM DANIEL (Bob Cratchit, Mourner)  was last seen here at Oceanside Theatre Company as Hal Carter in Picnic.  Before that, Adam played Spike in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike and has also appeared on Days of our Lives and stars in upcoming films Dollhead and RedactedComing in March, Adam will be back on stage in Return Engagements at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Some other favorite theatre credits include Noises Off (Garry) and The Odd Couple (Felix Unger). Adam is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.A. in Theatre Performance and the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford University, England. 

RAE HENDERSON (Belle, Fred’s Wife, Laundress, Fan, Debtor’s Wife)  Rae is glad to be back at OTC after appearing in last year’s Miracle on 34th Street.  Moonlight:  The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), Titanic (Marion Thayer), Sister Act (Sister Mary Theresa), Nunsense (Sister Robert Ann), Swingtime Canteen (Jo). Other San Diego credits include Orange Julius and Eternally Bad (World Premieres – MOXIE), Winter Wonderettes (Betty Jean – Welk Resort), Suds (Marge – NVA), Bare (Claire – Diversionary), Pajama Game (Gladys – Starlight), Frida Libre and Recipe for Disaster(La Jolla Playhouse).  Happy Holidays to all!

EDWARD HOWELL (Ebenezer Scrooge)  Edward has a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Michigan State University and did graduate MFA work at the University of Louisville.  He has performed in community, collegiate and professional theatre, independent films and commercials.  He has also taught theatre and directed shows.  He thanks his wife Leslie for her continuing love and support of his work in theatre.

RENETTA LLOYD (Mrs. Cratchit, Charwoman)  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!

CRIS O’BRYON (Narrator)  Cris is delighted to share this timeless story with OTC. He has performed and Music-Directed at La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Moonlight Stage, SD Opera, SDMT, Intrepid, Diversionary, Lamb’s Players, SD Rep, North Coast Rep, USD, Mesa College, Grossmont and SD Ballet. He has toured with Forbidden Broadway and The Midtown Men.  He leads and guest-conducts workshops for various schools and colleges. He is an adjudicator for NATS and Broadway San Diego’s NHSMTA.  Cris is also a classically trained singer and Voiceover artist. He maintains a private studio, specializing in voice, college scholarship and audition preparation.  www.vocalcoachstudio.com

Alex Tanner (Fred, Marley, Young Scrooge, Mourner, Debtor)  Alex is excited to be making his professional debut in A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play with OTC! He is currently a student of the theatre at MiraCosta College, and his recent credits there include David Bliss in Hay Fever and Sir Oliver Surface in The School for Scandal. Being a lover of voice work, he is having a lot of fun in this production, and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with a bunch of awesome people!

CATALINA ZELLES (Ghost of Christmas Past, Martha Cratchit, Boy in Street)  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!

Production Team

TED LEIB – Director / Co-sound designer  San Diego directing credits include Same Time Next YearPicnicBoeing Boeing and The Musical of Musicals for Oceanside Theatre Company, and She Loves Me, The Fantasticks 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.

ALEXA EMMENEGGER – Stage Manager is grateful to be managing her first show with Oceanside Theatre Company. She is currently receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communication science from ASU online while studying Theatre at MiraCosta College. Her stage management credits include: School for Scandal, Sense and Sensibility and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (MiraCosta College).  Her acting credits include: Judith Bliss in Hay Fever, Bette Logan in Heaven can Wait and Edna in Waiting For Lefty (MiraCosta). She hopes to continue her theatre education through internships and working toward her MFA in stage management.

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 – Co-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).