Get to know Emily Tuckman

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Emily Tuckman

DOB: a lady never tells;)
Hometown: Boston, ma
Education: dual masters from NYU in theater Ed and English ed 
Day Job: teach theater and tutor SAT

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: playing with my kid or doing yoga 

Season: spring 
Movie: Stage Beauty 
Musical: invisible thread (off bway)
Color: blue
Animal: unicorn 
Book: anything by Jodi Picoult
Band: Ani DiFranco
Song: fight song 
Beverage: kombucha 

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? Dogs 

Beer or Wine? Both
Sweet of Sour? Sweet
Mild or Spicy? Spicy 
Boxers or Briefs? Boxers 
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Yes
FroYo or Ice Cream? Froyo 
City or Country? City 
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi 
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
Where is your very own Garden of Eden? The ocean

When life hands you lemons? I mean…lemonade obviously
Who do you admire most? My husband
What is your biggest fear? Death and homelessness
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully happy
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? To be on broadway 
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” -(as Bessie would say) Oscar Wilde
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? FB or instagram 
Why see Casa Valentina? These ladies represent the most rewarding advice I’ve ever received, and this play is so real: you’ll jump from laughing to crying!
www.emilytuckman.com
www.ambienceseries.com

 

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Get to know Mark Collins

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…

The Judge/Amy – Mark Collins

Name: Mark Collins
DOB: It was a Sunday evening during the Kennedy Administration.
Hometown: Reidsville, North Carolina
Education: BFA Theatre, CU-Boulder; MFA-Theatre, UNC-Greensboro
Day Job: I run my own house painting business and freelance as a journalist and an actor.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Off-Time: Buy, selling and playing guitars.
Season: Sum-Sum-Summertime
Movie: Shakespeare in Love
Musical: Urinetown
Color: Purple
Animal: Purry ones
Book: Shot in the Heart, by Mikal Gilmore
Band: The one I played in that played its final gig in the basement of the Littleton Town Hall in 1984 or ’85. True story.
Song: Sweet Old World, by Lucinda Williams
Beverage: Coffee with cream

THIS OR THAT…
Cats or Dogs? Yes
Beer or Wine? Depends on the season
Sweet of Sour? Salty
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Boxers or Briefs? Boxer-briefs
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Ouch
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
City or Country? City
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Never thought I’d say this, but as I get older — early bird.

ANSWER ME THIS…
Where is your very own Garden of Eden? My basement guitar room.
When life hands you lemons? Use them in my Indian food recipes.
Who do you admire most? My wife, Melissa McCarl.
What is your biggest fear? Accidentally stepping on one of our three cats.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why, in the crystal ball I bought at a garage sale on South Gaylord Street, of course.
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Play in a rock ‘n roll band again.
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? This too shall pass.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Sure. facebook.com/mark.collins.752, @TMarkCollins
Why see Casa Valentina? Because it gives a peak into the lives of people you probably don’t know.

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Get to know Brian Trampler

Fezziwig/Old Joe – Brian Trampler

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Brian Trampler

DOB: May 3 1963
Hometown: Denver (born and raised)
Education: some college
Day Job: Strategic Business Development

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition: With kids in college, lately it has been spending a week in Glenwood Springs during the holidays when kids are on Christmas break.

Off-Time: Relaxing on a beach.
Season: Do I have to pick one?
Movie: Any Marvel movie
Musical: Whichever musical I’m performing in or rehearsing for…
Color: Blue
Animal: Manta Ray
Book: Cryptonomicon
Band: Brian Setzer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Song: Sway – great crooners song, but dig the Michael Bublé version.
Beverage: Beer

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present
Cats or Dogs? Cats (I’m allergic to dogs )
Beer or Wine? Beer
Sweet or Sour? Sweet
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream 
City or Country? City
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Add them to a MaiTai!

Who do you admire most? My wife!
What is your biggest fear? That I won’t be on the stage performing at any point in the future.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Close to retirement and doing even more performing.
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Travel with my wife.
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Never stop moving forward.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Go for it! Look for @savoyardbrian on any of those platforms! (FB) (TWITTER) (INSTAGRAM)
Why see A Christmas Carol? It is a story that reminds us that you can’t forget your past, but you can change your future. Who doesn’t need that reminder now and then?

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Get to know Abigail Dantzler

Grace Smythe – Abigail Dantzler

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Abigail Taylor Dantzler

DOB: 12/01/08
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Education: 4th Grade – Broadway Bound
Day Job: Student

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday tradition: hiding Easter eggs!

Off-Time: Scootering
Season: Spring because it’s happy and cheerful!
Movie: The Librarian – Quest for the Spear
Musical: Phantom of the Opera
Color: White or Blue
Animal: Pygmy Rabbit
Book: The whole Harry Potter Series
Band: Iron Maiden
Song: I haven’t met a song I didn’t like
Beverage: Butter Beer

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present because that is where I live.
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Beer or Wine? Neither
Sweet of Sour? Sweet!!!
Mild or Spicy? Mild
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, particularly if I’ve stolen it from my Mom
Piercings or Tattoos? No
FroYo or Ice Cream? FroYo
City or Country? Country
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Get hot water and sugar. SQUEEZE! Mix. Add ice. Host a lemonade stand!

Who do you admire most? My parents because they are lovely.
What is your biggest fear? Being the only one left in my family
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? On Stage
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Being an actress on television
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? I get a lot of advice from a lot of people all the time.  I don’t know if it is rewarding yet or not…
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Sorry – no social media because I’m 9.
Why see A Christmas Carol?  Because it is AWESOME!

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Get to know Molly Fickes

Martha Cratchit/Fezziwig Kid – Molly Fickes

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Molly Fickes

DOB: April 6, 2003
Hometown: Golden, Colorado
Education: Golden High School
Day Job: Sophomore at GHS

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition: Hiking in the woods to cut down a Christmas tree with lots of friends.

Off-Time: Walking my dog and shopping with friends.
Season: Fall
Movie: Meet the Parents
Musical: Come From Away
Color: Purple
Animal: Whales are pretty cool! And so is my labradoodle Charlie.
Book: The Book Thief
Band: Dixie Chicks
Song: It’s always changing!
Beverage: Red Bush Tea from Pike Place Market

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present

Cats or Dogs? Dogs! (don’t tell my cat!)
Beer or Wine? Umm… I’m 15!
Sweet of Sour? Sweet
Mild or Spicy? Mild
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos? Neither- I am scared of needles!
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
City or Country? Both!
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Netflix or Hulu? NETFLIX!!!!!
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Don’t make lemonade unless life also hands you sugar!

Who do you admire most? My parents.
What is your biggest fear? Needles and blood
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still doing theater somewhere!
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Play Fiona in Shrek or Audrey in Little Shop. Also, I would love to travel to Greece!
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Whenever I leave to do a show my dad says “Show ‘em what’s what!”
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? No, that’s creepy!
Why see A Christmas Carol? To support local theater.

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Get to know Katie Jackson

Emily – Katie Jackson

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Katherine Scott Jackson, but you can call me Katie

DOB: December 22nd
Hometown: Houston, TX
Education: Masters in Vocal Performance from Ole Miss!
Day Job: Starbucks 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition: Oh, we always make sugar cookies–both with colored sugar and with colored icing. I always look forward to that!

Off-Time: Exploring some new place I’ve never been before with my husband, with friends or just by myself! Or trying some new recipe–this summer we’ve been making a lot of salsa!
Season: I love the fall, but winter is my second favorite. Snow is magical!
Movie: Hm…that is a hard question! But I’m always up for a Harry Potter movie! So much nostalgia tied in with those! (Plus, I love school supply shopping–and so whenever they’re picking out their back-to-school list items in Diagon Alley, it’s just always so exciting!)
Musical: This is also difficult–I’ll have to go with my current favorite, which is “Daddy Long Legs”–the score is exquisite, and the story is beautiful. 
Color: Green!
Animal: I’m partial to wolves.
Book: Currently? Probably Little Women or Anne of Green Gables…
Song: Right now it’s the entire Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack–so good!
Beverage: Coffee

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? I try to live in the moment, but that is sometimes difficult! Especially in a job that often has you thinking so far ahead. So, I try to stay in the present, to not worry too much about the future, and to avoid lingering too long in the past. 
Cats or Dogs? Oh–both. Why choose?
Beer or Wine? Wine
Sweet of Sour? Both…depends on the mood!
Mild or Spicy? Both. 
Coffee or Tea? Both. (Sense a trend here?)
Piercings or Tattoos? A lady never tells…
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream!
City or Country? City (but it’s nice to escape to the Country!)
Coke or Pepsi? Coke 
Netflix or Hulu?  Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early bird–come visit me at Starbucks some morning!

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? You make yourself some lavender lemon cookies! (Why yes, I have the recipe and yes, they are delicious!)

Who do you admire most? My mom.
What is your biggest fear? To be unprepared for something–or not equal to the task. 
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? We’ll probably still be here in Colorado, still heavily involved with theatre while juggling family life with that! 
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? We’d still love to travel more–in the states, abroad, etc. 
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? You may not be able to control what happens, but you can control how you respond to those circumstances. Decide to view things as a learning opportunity.  Choose to grow and to enjoy the journey. You’ll be happier (and better) for it!
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? By all means! (Facebook.)
Why see A Christmas Carol? Because it’s such a heartwarming, wonderful Christmas-y story that’s told through beautiful music and storytelling. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry–you’ll love it. Fun for the whole crew–bring ’em all!

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Get to know Becky DeLio-Trampler

Mrs Fezziwig – Becky DeLio Trampler

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Becky DeLio-Trampler

DOB:  June 27, 1961
Hometown: Denver
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science
Day Job: Librarian at Denver Public Library

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition: making Spritz butter cookies

Off-Time: don’t have one
Season: Autumn
Movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Musical: The Drowsy Chaperone & Shrek (it’s a tie!)
Color: Burgundy
Animal: Rabbit
Book: Come Into the Water, by Merlyn Magner
Band: Green Day
Song: Down South Camp Meeting, Benny Goodman
Beverage: Sweet Riesling

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Beer or Wine? Both
Sweet of Sour? Both
Mild or Spicy? Mild
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice cream
City or Country? Country
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early bird

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Do the best you can with what you have.

Who do you admire most? The Buddha
What is your biggest fear? Skydiving
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? same as now
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? attend Groundhog Day in Punxsatawney PA
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Random things just happen so stop asking why.
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Sure.
facebook.com/bdeliotrampler  (FB)
@Savoyardbec  (Twitter)
@deliotrampler  (Insta)
Why see A Christmas Carol?  You will be very entertained!

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Get to know Gabriel Morales

Scrooge’s Father/Mr Smythe/Ensemble – Gabriel Morales

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name:
Gabriel Morales

DOB: July 10th
Hometown: I’ve lived here the longest so I guess Denver it is.
Education: Attended Colorado Christian University and the Los Angeles Film Studies Center
Day Job: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist at two local radio stations

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…?
Holiday Tradition: Making pancakes for breakfast for the family while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or Disney’s Christmas Parade on TV

Off-Time: ​Summer
Season: Summer
Movie: Clueless
Musical: So many to choose from!
Color: Electric Blue
Animal: Snoopy
Book: “Diane: A Signature Life” by Diane von Furstenberg
Band: Not going to lie, I was totally into early 90’s bands
Song: “if It’s Over” by Mariah Carey
Beverage: Diet Coke, Kombucha or any Yerba Matte flavor

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present

Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beer or Wine? Wine
Sweet or Sour? both
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos? None
FroYo or Ice Cream? FroYo
City or Country? City
Coke or Pepsi? I like both
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Most definitely a Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Be like Beyoncé and make Lemonade

Who do you admire most? My parents – they definitely thought us the value of hard work
What is your biggest fear? Regret
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully back in California doing shows there as well
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Go traveling through Europe  
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Just trust that you are enough.  You’ve done the work, now let it show.
Why see A Christmas Carol? It’s a show that will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. It’s also a great reminder to be kind to all of those you encounter in life, as well as those around you, as one never knows when we will need a helping hand.

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Get to know Stephen Turner

Ebenezer Scrooge – Stephen Turner

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name:  Stephen Charles Turner

DOB: December 2nd, 1976
Hometown: Colorado Springs
Education: Bachelor’s of Musical Theatre, University of Northern Colorado
Day Job:  Slumlord, and I mostly work at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition:  Dining at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve

Off-Time: I’m an avid board gamer. I play tons of games and am always learning more. I also design games. Check out My Big Break, the hilarious cutthroat board game that follows musical theater actors as they audition their way to success! www.mybigbreakgame.com
Season:  Autumn.  I love the colors, and it is neither too hot nor too cold.
Movie: Mary Poppins
Musical:  Into the Woods, but Sunday in the Park With George is climbing my chart. So is Hamilton
Color: Green
Animal:  I love zebras!
Book:  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  This is the only book I ever threw across a room in frustration!
Band:  The Beatles
Song: Whatever is stuck in my head at the time…
Beverage: Glenlivet 15, with a splash of water

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present
Cats or Dogs?  Dogs
Beer or Wine?  Scotch
Sweet of Sour?  Sweet
Mild or Spicy?  Mild
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Piercings or Tattoos?  Neither, but I prefer tattoos
FroYo or Ice Cream?  Ice cream is the nectar of the gods
City or Country?  City
Coke or Pepsi? Both
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.  

Who do you admire most? I admire a local actor named Wayne Kennedy.  He’s an amazing performer, and so impressive to watch as a parent as well.  
What is your biggest fear? I fear boredom and drudgery, this is probably why avoid ever getting a real job.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Probably doing exactly the same thing I am now, and living in the exact same place.  
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Bungee jumping for realsies.  
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Only you can make you happy.  
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Not really.  Sorry.  As self-deluded as I am, I don’t need to start having ‘fans’ to make my solipsism worse.  
Why see A Christmas Carol? I think everybody needs a reminder that Scrooge is in all of us, and that from time to time we need to realize how we can be better people than we are.  

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Get to know Sophia Dotson

Fan at 10 – Sophia Dotson

LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU…
Name: Sophia Dotson

DOB: May 11th 2006
Hometown: Aurora Colorado
Education: 7th grade Theatre Denver School of the arts
Day Job: I’m 12 🙂

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE…
Holiday Tradition: Singing the twelve days of Christmas with my sisters while hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree! We fight over who gets to sing ‘5 Golden Rings’!

Off-Time: Watching The Office
Season: Fall
Movie: Napoleon Dynamite 
Musical: Fun Home
Color: Yellow
Animal: My dogs Stella and Daisy
Book: Misery by Stephen King
Band: Sir Sly 
Song: Run by Sir Sly
Beverage: Shirley Temple

THIS OR THAT…
Past, Present, or Future? Present
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beer or Wine? Both! -kidding, I’m 12😉
Sweet of Sour? Sweet
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Piercings or Tattoos? Piercings
FroYo or Ice Cream? Ice Cream
City or Country? City
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Early Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl

ANSWER ME THIS…
When life hands you lemons? Hurl lemons back at life!

Who do you admire most? My Family
What is your biggest fear? Clowns
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully acting and owning a coffee shop!
What is one thing on your “bucket” list? Going to Italy!
What is the most rewarding advice you’ve received? Be yourself
Can we follow you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? FB and Instagram! @sophia.dotson
Why see A Christmas Carol? It will get you into the Christmas spirit!

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