Run Time

Approximate Performance Length

Act I: 80 minutes
Intermission: 20 Minutes
Act II: 50 minutes

Total: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Sensory Friendly Program

For children who have a sensory challenge or special need and their families, Fulton Theatre provides materials and services that prepare and support young people to enjoy a live performance.

  • Fidgets:  When you arrive to the theatre, tell the Box Office representative or the Audience Services Desk volunteer that your child has a special need and each child in your group will receive a special fidget.  For each production a new fidget is offered to support the positive engagement of young hands and bodies during the show.
  • Social Story:  To prepare your child to see the show, read the Social Story before you arrive to the theatre.  Click the tab below!
  • Register:  To register and learn more about the Sensory Friendly Program, click here!

Pre-Show Workshop

You can also make your visit to the Fulton a fun and educational opportunity for your child to take a peek behind-the-scenes.  Participants warm up like an actor, build a craft like a designer, and discuss story elements and the theme like a director and dramaturg.  Before they take their seat to watch the show, the group takes a tour of the backstage area, and may have a chance to speak to an actor or crew member!   $10 Pre-Show Workshop. Grades 1-5 ONLY

 

A Pre-Show Workshop is a great way for beginning students to try-out an Academy of Theatre class.

Sensory Friendly Program

For children who have a sensory challenge or special need and their families, Fulton Theatre provides materials and services that prepare and support young people to enjoy a live performance.

  • Fidgets:  When you arrive to the theatre, tell the Box Office representative or the Audience Services Desk volunteer that your child has a special need and each child in your group will receive a special fidget.  For each production a new fidget is offered to support the positive engagement of young hands and bodies during the show.
  • Social Story:  To prepare your child to see the show, read the Social Story before you arrive to the theatre.  Click the tab below!
  • Register:  To register and learn more about the Sensory Friendly Program, click here!

Pre-Show Workshop

You can also make your visit to the Fulton a fun and educational opportunity for your child to take a peek behind-the-scenes.  Participants warm up like an actor, build a craft like a designer, and discuss story elements and the theme like a director and dramaturg.  Before they take their seat to watch the show, the group takes a tour of the backstage area, and may have a chance to speak to an actor or crew member!   $10 Pre-Show Workshop. Grades 1-5 ONLY

 

A Pre-Show Workshop is a great way for beginning students to try-out an Academy of Theatre class.

Sensory Friendly Program

For children who have a sensory challenge or special need and their families, Fulton Theatre provides materials and services that prepare and support young people to enjoy a live performance.

  • Fidgets:  When you arrive to the theatre, tell the Box Office representative or the Audience Services Desk volunteer that your child has a special need and each child in your group will receive a special fidget.  For each production a new fidget is offered to support the positive engagement of young hands and bodies during the show.
  • Social Story:  To prepare your child to see the show, read the Social Story before you arrive to the theatre.  Click the tab below!
  • Register:  To register and learn more about the Sensory Friendly Program, click here!

Pre-Show Workshop

You can also make your visit to the Fulton a fun and educational opportunity for your child to take a peek behind-the-scenes.  Participants warm up like an actor, build a craft like a designer, and discuss story elements and the theme like a director and dramaturg.  Before they take their seat to watch the show, the group takes a tour of the backstage area, and may have a chance to speak to an actor or crew member!   $10 Pre-Show Workshop. Grades 1-5 ONLY

 

A Pre-Show Workshop is a great way for beginning students to try-out an Academy of Theatre class.

Bios

Taylor Aucott (Ensemble) Regional Theatre: Artpark: Mary Poppins. Bigfork Summer Playhouse: Chicago, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, The Sound of Music. The Stephen Foster Story, Seussical, The Wizard of Oz. Taylor is a recent graduate of Elon University and would like to send all of his love and thanks to April, The Mine, his family, and all of his MT14 freaks.

David Baur (Ensemble, U/S Sheldrake) David is thrilled to be spending the holidays here at the beautiful Fulton Theatre. Some favorite credits include; Beauty and the Beast (Carpet, 2010 National Tour), Hello, Dolly! (Drury Lane Theatre), South Pacific (Delaware Theatre Co.), Anything Goes and Joseph and the Amazing… Thanks to the Fulton Theatre and to all involved with this incredible production. So much love to my family and Matt. The best things really do happen while you’re dancing!

Christina Belinsky (Ensemble) Christina is ecstatic to be returning to the beautiful historic Fulton Theatre for the Holiday Season! Christina, born in New Hampshire and based in New York City, received her BFA in Modern Dance Performance from The University of the Arts. Fulton: Mary Poppins (Ensemble). Regional Theater Credits: Sweet Charity (Elaine), Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte), The Producers (Ensemble), Footloose (Ensemble), A Christmas Carol (Featured Dancer). Tours: International Tour of The Aluminum Show (Female Swing/ Dance Captain). Other Credits: HGTV Spontaneous Construction, Martha’s Vineyard “The Yard”, Boston Dance Company, Contempra Dance Theatre. Many thanks to my Mom, Dad, and Nana and to Marc Robin for this amazing opportunity to share what I love to do most!

Sarah Campbell (Ensemble) Sarah is delighted to be making her Fulton debut with White Christmas! Favorite credits include Chicago, Cats, and Anything Goes. Thanks to her family and friends for encouraging her to dream. Love always to Aaron and the little one.

Jesse Carrey (Ensemble, U/S Phil) Jesse Carrey is thrilled to debut at the Fulton Theatre! He was last at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Orchestra performing Cats as Skimbleshanks and Spamalot as Ensemble, directed by the one and ONLY Marc Robin! Other favorite credits include: 42nd Street (Pittsburgh CLO), Pop! Who Shot Andy Warhol (City Theatre), Master Harold…and the Boys (Carnegie Mellon University), and Louis in Angels in America: Part 1 (CMU). Baltimore native, CMU Musical Theater 2013. Many thanks to Marc and everyone at the Fulton for this opportunity, and my ever-loving family and friends.

Sue Cella (Martha Watson) Previously at the Fulton: Mary Poppins, Witness for the Prosecution, Gaslight. Broadway: The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the 20th Century and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for ENCORES! National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (opposite Topol, Theo Bikel and Harvey Fierstein) Hairspray, 42nd Street, La Cage Aux Folles, Can-Can, Me and My Girl. Regional: Anything Goes, Other Desert Cities, Funny Girl, Lombardi, Noises Off, Bye, Bye Birdie, Gypsy, Mame, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boyfriend, Hollywood/Ukraine, Company, Sideman, Time and Again. TV: Person of Interest, The Sopranos, Law & Order (2 episodes), Hi Honey I’m Home (series regular), All My Children, and Follies and A Sondheim Celebration for PBS. Thank you Marc.

Curt Dale Clark (Bob Wallace) Entering his 23rd year as a member of Actors’ Equity, Curt is thrilled to return to the Fulton and Lancaster for the holiday season. Previous Fulton credits include Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miz, Carousel, The Irish and How They Got That Way, Phantom and Singin’ in the Rain to name a few. Most recently Curt started a new “role” as the Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick Maine and he hopes to see you all during the summer! God Bless and thanks for coming to live theatre at the holidays!!!!

Samantha Hewes Cramer (Ensemble, Rita, Dance Captain, U/S Judy) Samantha is thrilled to be back at the Fulton this holiday season! Regional credits Young Frankenstein, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Oklahoma, Crazy for You (Fulton Theater) Seven Brides, Footloose (Maine State music Theater) High School Musical and High School Musical 2 (Theater of the Stars) Samantha also spends time on the other side of the table choreographing and creating. She just recently choreographed Crazy for You at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and also choreographed Gypsy and assisted Marc in A Chorus Line here at the Fulton. When she is not performing she is teaching dance and fitness and caring for rescue pups and her own pups. “Thank you so much to my supportive friends, family and staff here at the Fulton and to Adam for always being my favorite and my rock!” Merry Christmas!

Michael Dauer (Ensemble) Michael is very excited to be returning to the Fulton! He is a proud Toledo, Ohio native and alumni of Wright State University (BFA Dance). Favorite credits include Oklahoma! and 42nd Street at the Fulton as well as the national tour of Chicago. He has also danced for esteemed choreographers Josh Bergasse, Tyce Diorio, and Brice Mousset. To find out more about Michael visit michaeldauer.com.

Joseph Dellger (General Henry Waverley) makes his Fulton Theatre debut in White Christmas. Broadway: Father in Ragtime, The Coroner in Porgy and Bess, Magnus in Lestat, William Randolph Hurst in Scandalous. Off-Broadway: Bellomy in the The Fantasticks. Regional: Andre in The Phantom of the Opera—San Francisco, Jacques Brel…Paris—Alliance Theater, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol—Arvada Center, Father in Ragtime—Ford Center – Chicago, Inspector Hanke in The Visit (world premiere)—The Goodman, Padre in 25th Anniversary production of Man of La Mancha—Goodspeed Opera House, Ben in Follies—Signature Theater, Tom Watson in Nerds (world premiere)—Philadelphia Theater Company, Bishop in Les Misérables—TOTS, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins at Westchester Theater. Proud member of Equity. For Aunt Jen.

Jessica Dey (Tessie, Mrs. Snore, Seamstress, U/S Martha) is overjoyed to be returning to the Fulton stage during such a magical holiday season after previously being seen as the Factory Girl in Les Misérables. Favorite Regional: Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, and Florinda in Into the Woods. She is a B.F.A. musical theater graduate of Penn State University. She sends much love to her husband Ben, her parents, family, and friends for their constant love and support. A special thank you to Marc Robin for this opportunity, the Fulton team and you for supporting live theatre!

Mary Beth Donahoe (Rhoda, Ensemble, U/S Tessie) Mary Beth is delighted to be making her Fulton Theatre debut! Recent credits include 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer); Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Gypsy, Cinderella (Cinderella), Hair (Jeanie) at Maine State Music Theatre; Spamalot at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. BFA Ohio Northern University: Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Footloose (Rusty), …Millie (Miss Dorothy), Reefer Madness (Mae Coleman). All sorts of love to Marc and the Donahoe Team. The best things happen while you’re dancing! www.MaryBethDonahoe.com.

Tari Kelly (Betty Haynes) Tari is excited to be returning to the Fulton having last been seen as Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Rebecca in Rags. Recently she played Judy Garland in the regional premiere of End of the Rainbow at Colorado’s Arvada Center for which she won a Henry Award for Best Actress. On Broadway she has appeared in Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), The Boy from Oz (Trio/ Liza Minnelli), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Mama Who) and Show Boat ( Ellie/Kim Ravenal). National Tours credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Show Boat (Ellie), and Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl/Babette). Selected regional credits include leading roles in: Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Rep), Oklahoma! (Lyric Opera Chicago), The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott Lincolnshire and Stages St. Louis), Man of La Mancha (Pittsburgh Public) and White Christmas (5th Avenue and TUTS) where she played Judy Haynes. Cast Recordings: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Anything Goes, The Boy from Oz, Carols for a Cure 2003 and 2011. She is a two time Jeff Award nominee and a Carbonell Award Winner for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Maltz Jupiter Theatre).

Andrew Kindig (Mike Nulty)  Andrew is blessed beyond words this Christmas at the Fulton. It is his first Christmas as a dad! Fulton credits: Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, Brigadoon,The Music Man, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Annie, Carousel, Crazy for You, Seussical!, Ragtime, and this will be his fourth time being The Mouse King! Other Regional credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Angels in America, The Music Man, Rocky Horror, Cabaret, Oklahoma!, Who’s…Virginia Wolff? (Nick). To Marc and Aaron, thank you for the chance to perform at this amazing theatre here in my hometown. To the audience, thank you for supporting live theatre! And to my wife, Katie, for her love, and for being a wonderful mother to our precious daughter, Alice.

Ashley Marinelli  (Ensemble, U/S Rita) Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Ashley graduated from NYU with dual degrees in Dance and English Lit. Since, she has had the pleasure of touring the globe, but is excited to be performing at the Fulton for the very first time! THEATER: Mary Poppins (Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Corry), Funny Thing…Forum (Tintinabula, Helen Hayes Nominee), West Side Story (Minnie, Margarita, Assistant Choreographer), Petrouchka (The Ballerina). COMMERCIAL: Performances with Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Lady Sovereign, Shakira, for X-Box, Wii, and Cirque du Soleil. OTHER: Disney Cruise Line, Superstarz Live!, works by Susan Marshall, and Jill Johnson. Tremendous love and infinite thanks to Dad, Mom, Lindsay, Alex, Emily, Cliff and Julian. For more information, please visit www.ashleymarinelli.com.

Derek Talon Martin (Ensemble) As a native of Lancaster County, Derek is very excited to be working with the Fulton for the first time. With over twenty years of experience in gymnastics as well as training in various styles of dance he has had the privilege of working with Cavod Dance Company, Cavod Community theater, Light of Life Performing Arts, Servant Stage Company, Piercing Word Ministries and PRiMA Theatre Company. In addition to performing with these companies Derek currently works as an instructor/ choreographer for Cavod Academy of the Arts and Positive Fitness Gymnastics.

Caroline McEligot (Susan Waverly) is thrilled to return to the Fulton after appearing in Gypsy and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Other performances include Music of the Night and Christmas Show (AMT), The Wizard of Oz Kids4Kids (EPAC), Annie (Susquehanna Stage Co.) and various productions at the Fulton Academy where she loved playing the Cat in the Hat in Seussical Jr. this summer. Special thanks to Marc Robin and the entire team at the Fulton for this opportunity. Caroline would also like to thank her family for their support and Joanne Abrom for her guidance!

Jessica Poje (Ensemble) is tickled pink to be back at the Fulton for yet again another holiday show. Some of her previous credits include Mary Poppins Extracalifragilistic Experience (Winifred Banks), Pinocchio (Pinocchio), Fiddler on the Roof (Sprintze), Guys & Dolls (Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Pippin (Ensemble), Baby (Lizzie), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Beauty and the Bachelors (Two Headed Troll), Rockin in the Rain Forest (Creeper), Perks of Being a Princess (Snow White) and Annie (Pepper). “My appreciation goes out to my parents who have given me unconditional love and support in my career in theatre. Without you two I would not be able to do what I love.”

Fran Prisco (Ezekial, Snoring Man, U/S Gen Waverly) is very pleased to return to the Fulton! If you didn’t blink, you may remember him from last season’s Arsenic and Old Lace. A Philadelphia native, Fran’s resume boasts over 20 productions at the Walnut Street Theatre, including a handful with Fulton Artistic Director Marc Robin. He’s also worked for many of his hometown’s other excellent theatre companies. This past Summer he and his pals Jeff Coon and Joey Abromowicz, with the help of many others, created The Cape May Summer Club! A Rat-Pack-esque/Variety Show complete with a 17 piece Big Band which played to sold out houses at The Jersey Shore! Keep an eye out for us to take this evening of entertainment beyond the beach! capemaysummerclub.com. Fran is truly thrilled to spend this Holiday Season with all of you in beautiful Central Pennsylvania!

Brian Shepard (Phil Davis) happily returns to the Fulton, where you may have seen him play Bert in Mary Poppins, or Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain. He appeared in the original Broadway companies of Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, and most recent Broadway revivals of Follies, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, and Peter Pan. Most recently he could be seen as Bud Frump in the Walnut Street production of How to Succeed… And he just finished the workshop of the new Broadway show, Something Rotten. He thanks his biggest fans, his parents Vicki & Bill. Brian lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Amy, the best person in the world. To the Fulton, he would like to say; “Merry Christmas, you wonderful old building and loan!”

Peter Matthew Smith (Ralph Sheldrake) loves returning to the Fulton! He was last seen as Grantaire in the Fulton’s Les Misérables. Broadway credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Rent, and the original Broadway companies of Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and Cry Baby. Last spring he played Jean Valjean in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Les Misérables and Judas in Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Peter’s greatest accomplishments are convincing Fox 43’s Amy Lutz to be his wife and welcoming their beautiful daughter Addison into this world.

Anne Marie Snyder (Ensemble, U/S Rhoda) Anne Marie is thrilled to be spending the holidays at the Fulton. Although currently living in NYC, she is a native of Charleston, WV and has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from WVU. She spent years performing with The Charleston Ballet and The Charleston Light Opera Guild. National Tours: The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Hairspray and The Producers at Flat Rock Playhouse and The Lost Colony. She is so grateful for this wonderful opportunity. Much love to my amazingly supportive family and friends.

Vanessa Sonon (Judy Haynes) Vanessa is thrilled to make her Fulton Theatre debut and to be joining White Christmas again with Marc Robin after playing Judy for his production at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, Pa. Other Judy credits include her time with the show in LA in 2005-06. Broadway credits include: Anything Goes, Erma u/s; Spamalot, Lady of the Lake u/s; & 42nd Street revival, Peggy Sawyer u/s. First National Tours include: Anything Goes, Erma & Assistant Dance Captain; Spamalot and 42nd Street, Anytime Annie u/s. Favorite Regional Roles include her award winning portrayal of Polly in Crazy for You, Maltz Jupiter Theater and Cape Playhouse; Val, Cassie u/s in A Chorus Line at St. Louis Stages, and Marilyn Monroe in Real to Reel in both China and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Many thanks to my family and Chris for everything!

Kathryn Williams (Ensemble, U/S Betty) Kathryn is ecstatic to be making her debut at the Fulton Theatre. She has been seen locally in Next to Normal (Natalie) and Steel Magnolias (Shelby), as well as sailing the seas aboard Holland America Cruise Line. Kathryn is an Irene Ryan nominee for her educational role as Jane Eyre while studying acting and musical theatre at Liberty University. She thanks the Fulton for this opportunity and sends all her love to her family, friends and the Creator who gave her a passion for the beautiful art of theatre.

Zach Williams (Ensemble, U/S Bob) is so thrilled to be dancing in a show he grew up watching as a kid, and working with the dynamic duo, Marc and Curt! His favorite credits include A Chorus Line and 42nd Street (MSMT) and Dick McGann in Street Scene (FSU). A huge thanks to my friends, family, and mentors for all their love and support! GO NOLES! And a special dedication to my aunt, I would not be where I am today without you.

Irving Berlin (Composer) With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasted over 1000 songs, Irving Berlin epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music — he is American music.” Irving Berlin was born Israel Beilin on May 11, 1888. One of eight children, his exact place of birth is unknown, although his family had been living in Tolochin, Byelorussia, when they immigrated to New York in 1893. When his father died, Berlin, just turned 13, took to the streets in various odd jobs, working as a busker singing for pennies, then as a singing waiter in a Chinatown Cafe. In 1907 he published his first song, “Marie from Sunny Italy,” and by 1911 he had his first major international hit—“Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Over the next five decades, Irving Berlin produced an outpouring of ballads, dance numbers, novelty tunes and love songs that defined American popular song for much of the century. A sampling of just some of the Irving Berlin standards includes “How Deep Is The Ocean,” “Blue Skies,” “White Christmas,” “Always,” “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Cheek To Cheek,” “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,” “Heat Wave,” “Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning,” “Easter Parade” and “Let’s Face The Music And Dance.” In a class by itself is his beloved paean to his beloved country, “God Bless America.” He was equally at home writing for Broadway and Hollywood. He wrote seventeen complete scores for Broadway musicals and revues, and contributed material to six more. Among the shows featuring all-Berlin scores were The Cocoanuts, As Thousands Cheer, Louisiana Purchase, This Is the Army, Miss Liberty, Mr. President, Call Me Madam and the phenomenally successful Annie Get Your Gun.  Recent musicals culled from his screen work include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Broadway, across the USA, Canada and Great Britain), and Top Hat, currently in its 2nd year in London’s West End and winner of the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Among the Hollywood movie musical classics with scores by Irving Berlin are Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, On the Avenue, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Holiday Inn, Blue Skies, Easter Parade, White Christmas and There’s No Business Like Show Business. His songs have provided memorable moments in dozens of other films, from The Jazz Singer (1927) to blockbusters like Home Alone (1991) and Titanic (1997). Among his many awards were a special Tony Award (1963) and the Academy Award for Best Song of the Year for “White Christmas” in 1942. An intuitive business man, Irving Berlin was a co-founder of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), founder of his own music publishing company, and with producer Sam Harris, builder of his own Broadway theatre, The Music Box. An unabashed patriot, his love for – and generosity to – his country is legendary, and through several of his foundations, including The God Bless America Fund, he donated millions of dollars in royalties to Army Emergency Relief, the Boy and Girl Scouts and other organizations. His actions were acknowledged with such accolades as the Army’s Medal of Merit from President Truman in 1945; a Congressional Gold Medal for “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs from President Eisenhower in 1954; and the Freedom Medal from President Ford in 1977. In 2002, the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, named the Army Entertainment Division (AED) World Headquarters “The Irving Berlin Center” in his honor. Also that year he was commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp. Irving Berlin’s centennial in 1988 was celebrated worldwide, culminating in an all-star tribute at Carnegie Hall benefitting the Hall and ASCAP, subsequently an Emmy Award winning special on CBS, and featuring such varied luminaries of the musical world as Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Natalie Cole and Willie Nelson. On September 22, 1989, at the age of 101, Irving Berlin died in his sleep in his town house in New York City. A widower since his wife of 62 years, the former Ellin Mackay, had died the previous year at the age of 85, Berlin is survived by three daughters and their families.

David Ives (Librettist) David Ives first came to wide notice in the theatre with his one-act plays, of which he has written over three dozen both for theatre and the radio. The greater part of them are collected in the anthologies All In The Timing (originally an evening of six one-acts that won of the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award), Time Flies, and The Other Woman and Other Short Plays. He has been included in the Best Short Plays series seven times to date. His full-length plays include Venus In Fur; The Liar (adapted from Corneille’s comedy, and winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play); The Heir Apparent (adapted from J-F. Regnard’s comedy); New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza (winner of the Hull-Warriner Award); The School for Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope); Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Ancient History; Don Juan in Chicago; The Land of Cockaigne; and Polish Joke. He has translated Feydeau’s A Flea In Her Ear (winner of a Joseph Jefferson Award) as well as Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play, wrote the libretto of an opera (The Secret Garden, with music by Greg Pliska, which premiered at the Pennsylvania Opera Theatre in 1991), and has adapted 32 shows for New York’s celebrated Encores! series of American musicals in concert. He is also the author of three young-adult novels: Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City. He is on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Paul Blake (Librettist) has served as Executive Producer of the St. Louis Muny since 1990; with 11,350 seats, the Muny is America’s largest theatre. At The Muny, where Irving Berlin’s White Christmas began in Summer 2000, Mr. Blake has produced over 150 productions, which starred such legends as Phyllis Diller, Captain Kangaroo and the Radio City Rockettes. His new musical, Roman Holiday, with a score by Cole Porter, had it’s American premiere at The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the summer of 2012.

Marc Robin (Director & Choreographer; Fulton Artistic Director) is thrilled to be starting his 6th year as Artistic Director of this remarkable theatre. Some of his favorite shows here have included Les Misérables, Rags, Sweeney Todd, The Woman in Black and Treasure Island. He  has staged over 350 productions across the country at such theatres as Pittsburgh Civic Light OPera, Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, and Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago. He works extensively in the summers at Maine State Music Theatre and still has the pleasure of directing at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago where he has been employed in various capacities over the past 30 years. His work has been awarded and nominated by several different organizations including 3 Barrymore Nominations (Philadelphia), 2 Carbonell Nominations (Florida), A Black Theatre Award for Direction (Chicago), 13 After Dark Awards for Direction and Choreography (Chicago), Lifetime Achievement Award from Light Opera Works (Chicago); 11 Broadway World Nominations (Chicago, Maine, and Pennsylvania) winning the Best Director Award, he has been the honored recipient of 16 Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and most recently he received his 56th Jefferson Nomination, making him the most awarded individual and the most nominated in the Jeff Awards 65 year history. He dedicates this show to Fritz, Smudge, Lady and Midnight and hopes that wherever they are their “Christmas is bright”.

Aaron McAllister (Musical Director) is delighted to be back for his third season as the resident musical director and conductor. Previously at the Fulton Theatre: The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Joseph, Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein, The Buddy Holly Story, and Les Miserables. Additionally he has musically directed and conducted more than 70 musicals around the country at theatres, which include: Maine State Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Theatre By The Sea to name a few. As a composer, Aaron has written the scores to three original musicals (lift, POPart, and Blackout), which have been developed around the country, including off-Broadway, and has contributed songs, arrangements and orchestrations to several other original theatrical works. He is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo (B.A. in vocal performance and conducting) and the University of Maryland (M.M. in conducting) and is a highly sought after vocal coach, clinician and master teacher at universities around the country. Favorite show: being married to the extraordinarily talented actress, Cary Michele Miller. Love to his families in NY and KC and heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff and leadership of the Fulton.

Robert Andrew Kovach (WC: Scenic Designer) is thrilled to re-join the creative team of the Fulton Theatre. He has designed shows for Off-Broadway, national tours, and regionally. He has Art Directed and Designed for TV, Print Ads, Corporate, and Commercials for such clients as the Food Network, General Motors, Jockey, Canon, among a few. Robert would like to thank Marc, & the entire talented Fulton team. Robert is a proud member of United Scenic Artists (USA 829).www.KovachDesigns.com.

Kurt Alger (Costume Designer) Kurt is a costume and wig designer based out of New York City.  Previous Fulton: Spamalot and Dreamgirls. Some design highlights include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Light in the Piazza, The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, The Little Mermaid, The Wiz, Xanadu, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Mary Poppins, Gypsy, Dreamgirls, and Les Misérables. Kurt’s designs have graced the stages of Riverside Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Beef and Boards, Surflight, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre By the Sea and Drury Lane. A graduate of Wagner College in NYC he has also worked designing at the academic level at Julliard, NYU, Wagner College, and University of Southern Maine. NYC credits include NTMTF Best of Fest winners Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and work on the Off-Broadway smash hit Shockheaded Peter! As well as work on Rent on tour and Broadway for 10 years, Hairspray and the Les Misérables 25th AnniversaryTour.

Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. (Hair & Makeup Designer) 16 seasons have flown by. Favorite moments include designing his first play August: Osage County and his design for Young Frankenstein on the main stage. Favorite hair adventures include Dreamgirls, Sunset Boulevard and all those darn Barristers in Witness for the Prosecution. Anthony is ready to start another exciting season!

Dan Efros (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be returning to the Fulton after designing Young Frankenstein last season. Dan is a recent transplant to the Lancaster area and is no stranger to this theatre, having stage managed 12 productions here since 2005.  Recent projects include shows with North Shore Music Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Hersheypark, Palm Beach Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and most recently working as content creator for the current Alt-J tour. In addition to his design work, Dan is a lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and was the recipient of the 2014 USITT lighting design award. Many thanks to Josh, Jacob, and Katie along with the rest of the incredible staff here at the Fulton and to the incomparable Marc Robin. Much love to Nikki. danefros.com

Jacob Mishler (Sound Designer) Jacob is incredibly grateful to once again work with this talented team! He’s been involved in professional audio for 20 years, moving into theatrical sound in 2005. This is his 15th Main Stage sound design for the Fulton. Some past favorites include Gypsy (Broadway World Award for best Sound Design); Chicago (Palace Theatre, New Hampshire); Cabaret (Dutch Apple). Many thanks to Marc and Aaron for this continuing opportunity! As always, all the love to Julie!!

Katelin Walsko (Properties Designer) This is Katelin’s 5th season with the Fulton Theatre. A Pennsylvania native, Katelin grew up in the Pocono Mountains, attended the 2003 PA Governor’s School for the Arts, graduated with a BFA from UArts in Philadelphia, and now is pleased to call Lancaster her home. She is looking forward to And Then There Were None, the first play for which she (attempted) to re-upholster an armchair, back in the 11th grade!

Timothy Markus (Production Stage Manager) Favorite Fulton credits include The Woman in Black, Joseph, Miss Saigon, August: Osage County and The Sound of Music. He’s toured nationally with Mary Poppins and internationally with Porgy and Bess. Tim’s been involved with the Off-Broadway productions Into the Woods, Love’s Labours Lost, and The Winter’s Tale. Other regional credits include The Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Surflight Theatre, and the Rebecca Davis Dance Company. Many thanks to Aaron, Marc and everyone at the Fulton.

Meg Friedman (Assistant Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Fulton! On Broadway, Meg has worked on Matilda, Memphis, Fela! and The Story of My Life. Off-Broadway, she has worked at the York Theatre Company, Queens Theatre, Ars Nova, and the Public, among others. She toured with The Acting Company’s repertory productions of Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors. In addition to the Fulton, her regional credits include the Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Riverside Theatre and the Bucks County Playhouse. Meg is a graduate of UCLA, a proud member of Actors’ Equity, and a Tough Mudder and marathoner. Love to KMD.

Aaron A. Young (Managing Director) Aaron joined the Fulton team in 2003. After several years in shopping center marketing, Aaron decided to devote his career to furthering the careers of artists in order to break the cycle of belief that the arts are a nice hobby but not a worthwhile profession. For six seasons, he directed the marketing and management of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Theatre, both programs of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. Aaron has also served as general manager for the Missouri Repertory Theatre and marketing and corporate development manager for Kansas City’s historic Folly Theatre. A magna cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University and formerly a professional actor, singer, and pianist, Aaron now spends his free time enjoying the pursuits of his wife and daughters, serving at church, and occasionally knitting a new pair of socks. He is very pleased that the Fulton is able to provide professional wages and benefits to more than 250 artists and arts administrators every year.

Actors’ Equity Association Founded in 1913, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the U.S. AEA’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. AEA negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans for its members. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with the FIA, an international association of performing arts unions. AEA and the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), a national association of non-profit regional theatres, negotiated our first contract in 1966. Our goal is to foster the artistic life of both the regional non-profit theatre, and the actors who work in that theatre, by establishing methods of operation to which the individual theatres and actors subscribe in a collective and mutually beneficial relationship. Together, we are dedicated to upholding the highest artistic standards in our community.

R&H Theatricals (Licensor) represents the stage performance rights to over 100 musicals by more than 200 writers. These include works by Rodgers & Hammerstein (including Oklahoma!, South Pacific and The Sound of Music), Rodgers & Hart (Pal Joey, Babes in Arms), and Kern & Hammerstein (Show Boat), as well as musicals by Irving Berlin (Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, The Phantom of the Opera), Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins), Kurt Weill (The Threepenny Opera, Lady in the Dark), such perennials as Big River, Once Upon a Mattress, and Footloose, and the longest-running revues in the history of Broadway—Smokey Joe’s Café—and  Off-Broadway—I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Recently added titles include In the Heights, A Catered Affair, It’s Only Life, [title of show], Love Musik, Face the Music, Reefer Madness, Altar Boyz, Bernarda Alba, Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, and Bright Lights, Big City. R&H Theatricals is an Imagem company: www.rnh.com.

Sensory Friendly Program

For children who have a sensory challenge or special need and their families, Fulton Theatre provides materials and services that prepare and support young people to enjoy a live performance.

  • Fidgets:  When you arrive to the theatre, tell the Box Office representative or the Audience Services Desk volunteer that your child has a special need and each child in your group will receive a special fidget.  For each production a new fidget is offered to support the positive engagement of young hands and bodies during the show.
  • Social Story:  To prepare your child to see the show, read the Social Story before you arrive to the theatre.  Click the tab below!
  • Register:  To register and learn more about the Sensory Friendly Program, click here!

Pre-Show Workshop

You can also make your visit to the Fulton a fun and educational opportunity for your child to take a peek behind-the-scenes.  Participants warm up like an actor, build a craft like a designer, and discuss story elements and the theme like a director and dramaturg.  Before they take their seat to watch the show, the group takes a tour of the backstage area, and may have a chance to speak to an actor or crew member!   $10 Pre-Show Workshop. Grades 1-5 ONLY

A Pre-Show Workshop is a great way for beginning students to try-out an Academy of Theatre class.