A Holiday Double Feature: A Charlie Brown Christmas & The Nutcracker

December 9-10 and 14-17
Celebrate the holidays with NMU Theatre and Dance! This year, audiences can maximize on the festivities with a double feature: during the first part of the evening, enjoy Excerpts from The Nutcracker, the timeless ballet. Then, return to the Forest Roberts Theatre after intermission for A Charlie Brown Christmas, a one-act musical based on the TV special. See below for details!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Feel-Good Holiday Musical
Written by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

This classic animated television special comes to life on the Forest Roberts Theatre stage this holiday season! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring your favorite tunes from the 1965 special, this 30-minute musical is a warm and fuzzy show the whole family can enjoy.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com


Excerpts from The Nutcracker Ballet

A Beautiful World-Famous Ballet
Original Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Original Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

A fan-favorite at Christmas time, The Nutcracker features stunning dances by a cast of fantastical characters, including snowflakes, flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker himself. With a gorgeous score by Tchaikovsky, this whimsical story is a holiday staple for all ages.

Friday, December 9th at 7:30pm - Opening Night Party
Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm - THEATRE FOR ALL PERFORMANCE

Saturday, December 10th at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 14th at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 15th at 7:30pm
Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17th at 7:30pm

Location: Forest Roberts Theatre

Tickets are $17 for General Public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students.


Cast List


Excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet

Snow Queen

Sonora Snook
Snow King Devon Dickerson
Snowflakes Aja Miller, Sylvia Gravel, Gianna Darprai, Helen Fortin, Abigail Sievert, Kyra Skinner, Breanna Ladiski
Chocolate Eva Peterson, Kyla Kotecki
Coffee Breanna Ladiski
Candy Cane Devon Dickerson
Sugarplum Fairy Kyra Skinner


A Charlie Brown Christmas 

Charlie Brown Lexi Reese Ryan Zepp (Swing)
Snoopy Amarae' Robinson Wyatt Schmitt & Sam McKnight (Understudies)
Lucy DaShawn Mitchell Sallie Taubitz & Rebecca (Beck) Piepszak (Understudies)
Linus John Fuller Sam McKnight (Understudy)
Schroeder Dawson Del Preto Ryan Zepp (Swing)
Sally Sallie Taubitz Kendyl Dahlstrom & Lizzie Kucharek (Swings)
Shermy Wyatt Schmitt Asa Naigus (Swing)
Violet Madalyn Hasyn Kendyl Dahlstrom & Lizzie Kucharek (Swings)
Patty Rebecca (Beck) Piepszak Lia Hielkema (Swing)
Frieda Maisie James Lia Hielkema (Swing)
Pig Pen Sam McKnight Asa Naigus (Swing)


Carol Crew  

Lia Hielkema
Kendyl Dahlstrom
Ryan Zepp
Asa Naigus
Lizzie Kucharek

Creative Team


Director Jimmy Ludwig
Choreographer/Director Karina Johnson
Music Director Andy Vanwelsenaers
Choregrapher Kristen Beth Ludwig
Scenic Designer Lex van Blommestein
Lighting Designer David Pierce
Costume Designer Suzanne Shahbazi
Hair/Makeup Designer Gianna Bratke
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Media Designer Traci Zini & Dan Zini
Properties Designers Keli Crawford-Truckey & Jordan Russell
Production Stage Manager Lilith Kontos
Technical Director Braeden Ingersoll

Additional Artistic Staff


Asst. Sound Designer Dane Krusick
Stage Managers Cyrus Cohen & Bryson Krieger
Properties Assistant Sam Wardisiani

Asst. Technical Director

Ethan Noel-Rickert
Asst. Lighting Designers Carley Bishop & Rachel Martin
Light Board Operator Carley Bishop
Audio 1 Dane Krusick
Audio 2 Meara Kronsperger

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Forest Roberts Theatre Professional Staff


Producer Bill Digneit
Directors of Theatre and Dance Jill Grundstrom 
Production Manager David Pierce
Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor Braeden Ingersoll
Scenic/Paint Supervisor Lex van Blommestein
Master Carpenter Emily Kendall
Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Lighting Supervisor David Pierce
Sound and Media Supervisor Dan Zini
Marketing/Box Office Manager Emily Burbey

Forest Roberts Theatre Staff


Scene Shop Student Supervisor Ethan Noel-Rickert
Scene Shop Technicians

Lance Bowler, Tyler Crowley, Emily Iszler, Bryson Krieger, Noah Proctor, Carl Swanson, Sam Wardisiani

Costume Shop Staff

Gianna Bratke, Zephyrus Choberka, Rhiannyn  McCauley, Aja Miller, Alistair Nehmeh, Suzanne Shahbazi, Elise Wilcox

Electrics Student Supervisors Marla Alden
Sound/Media Student Supervisor Ryan Harvey
Electrics/Sound Technicians

Cassie Bowler, Erin Hope, Dane Krusick, William Squires IV, Cyrus Cohen

Marketing/Box Office Staff

Tyler Crowley, Keely-Shaye Hanson, Erin Hope†, Bryson Krieger


† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Cast Bios


Kendyl Dahlstrom (Carol Crew/Swing) is a freshman at Northern Michigan University and is majoring in musical theater with a minor in dance. Charlie Brown Christmas is her second production with NMU and she is very grateful for such a fun group to sing carols with. Some of her favorite roles have been Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Logainne in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She hopes that in her future, near or far, she will become a professional performer.

Gianna Daprai (Snowflake) is a second year student at NMU, double majoring in Environmental Science and Dance. Her previous performances at NMU include the Co/Lab Collective as a dancer and The Producers in the ensembles. Before NMU, Gianna had been dancing at a studio since she was three years old and competed at dance competitions for seven years. She is very excited to be performing the Nutcracker for the first time.

Dawson Del Preto (Schroeder) is pursuing a music major specializing in piano, and a theatre minor at NMU. Some roles he has recently portrayed include Fake Santa in Elf the Musical (FRT), Franz Liebkind in The Producers (FRT), and Nigel Bottom in Something Rotten (LST). He is grateful to be ending his NMU theatre career as Schroeder, a pianist after his own heart. Dawson would like to thank his mom, dad, and Noelle for always encouraging him to keep going; to never stop growing in the hectic and beautiful world that is theatre.

Devon Dickerson (Snow King/Candy Cane) is a Dance major with intent on double majoring in psychology and dance. He has been dancing for a little over 2 years and this is his third nutcracker performance. Devon has a passion for insects and psychology, he enjoyed learning classical ballet and getting the opportunity to work with so many amazing dancers, and is privilege to have the opportunity to perform for the university and the community.

Helen Fortin (Snowflake) is a freshman in the BFA Musical Theatre program. She is excited to continue her tradition of dancing in a version of the nutcracker every holiday season. She is also thrilled to have found such a wonderful and supportive group of friends by joining Co/lab. She would like to thank her parents for all of their support throughout her performance endeavors.

John Fuller (Linus) is a transfer student from Pennsylvania. After living in Texas for 3 years he moved to Ishpeming and enrolled at NMU as a BFA Acting major.

Sylvia Gravel (Snowflake) is a fourth-year studying dance with a concentration in dance science, and a minor in biology. She has previously performed in CO/LAB Collective, The Producers, and the 2022 North Coast Theatre and Dance Festival. Sylvia has been dancing since a young age, but has never been in the Nutcracker, so she is very excited to finally be a snowflake! She hopes you enjoy the show, and have a very happy holidays!

Madalyn Hasyn (Violet) is a freshman at NMU and is also a Musical Theater major. Most recently she has been the swing at Northern Michigans production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Her most recent credits are Grease (Rizzo), Radium Girl (Grace Fryer), and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey). Madalyn is very honored to be able to be a part of this production and be involved with this amazingly talented cast and crew.

Lia Hielkema (Carol Crew/Swing) is thrilled to be a part of NMU's theatre department as a transfer student from Chicago this year. She is currently a double major pursuing a musical theatre BFA and a BA in political science. Some of her previous roles include "Bea" in Something Rotten, Poppy in The Brink of Womanhood: an Original Musical, and Marcy Parks in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She would like to thank the directing team and the Carol Crew for laughing with her and only sometimes at her.

Maisie James (Frieda) is a sophomore Acting BFA and Secondary English Education major. She has previously performed in NMU’s production of The Wolves as Soccer Mom, as well as Above The Timberline as Elizabeth. She would like to thank her cast mates and family for being so wonderful and inspiring.

Kyla Kotecki (Chocolate) is an NMU freshman with a double major in Dance and Spanish. She was a dancer with First Street Academy of Dance (Menominee, MI) for 15 years, as well as the choreographer for Menominee Area High School's musical productions for 3 years. Her past productions include: Art for All (dancer), FSAD Recitals (dancer/choreographer/teacher), Christmas by the Bay (dancer), FSAD Troupe (dancer/choreographer), The Pajama Game (Charlene), Legally Blonde (Leilani/choreographer), Legally Blonde Re-Bleached (Kate/choreographer), and Into the Woods (Rapunzel/choreographer). This is her first NMU production, and she is looking forward to many more!

Lizzie Kucharek (Carol Crew/Swing) is a freshman here at Northern Michigan University. She is majoring in Graphic Design, and this is her first show at Northern. Some of her previous shows include The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (White Witch), and Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz). Lizzie is so thankful for the opportunity to perform at NMU and glad to have met such a wonderful group of people.

Breanna Ladiski (Coffee) is currently a fifth year student at NMU. She is pursuing a major in Clinical Laboratory Science and a minor in Dance. She has accomplished 19 years of dance, and she started dancing when she was four years old. Breanna has performed in the North Coast Dance Festival and Co/Lab Collective, and she is very excited to be performing excerpts for the Nutcracker.

Aja Alise Miller (Snowflake) is in eir third year studying dance at NMU. Ey have performed in CO/LAB Collective, and has performed at the NMU drag show two years in a row as well as Marquette Pride Festival 2022. This is Aja’s second time in the Nutcracker, first time in middle school as a toy soldier, but this will be eir first as a snowflake. Aja is excited to be apart of this production and feels extremely blessed to be included in an amazing ensemble of ballerinas.

DaShawn Mitchell (Lucy) is a Sophomore at NMU. In his time here he has played roles such as Walter Hobbs in Elf, Henry in Next To Normal, and Max in The Producers. He has been training as a musician, focusing on vocal performance, since he was in seventh grade and has been in theatre and since his freshman year of high school. DaShawn will be playing Lucy in Charlie Brown Christmas and is the understudy for the Snow King and Candy Cane in Co/lab collective’s Nutcracker excerpts.

Asa Naigus (Carol Crew/Swing) is a part of the Christmas Carol Crew. Recent roles include Leaf Coneybear/Jesus in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Frank Abagnale Jr in Catch me if you Can, and Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods.  Asa is very excited for his 2nd production as an NMU student.

Eva Peterson (Chocolate) is in her Junior Year at Northern Studying Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and a Minor in Outdoor Recreation. The Nutcracker will be her first performance at NMU, but has experience doing The Nutcracker with Madison Ballet, and has been dancing since she was three years old. Eva would like to thank her fellow Co/Lab members and dance faculty for being so welcoming to the program, as well as her friends and family for supporting her love for dance.

Rebecca (Beck) Piepszak (Patty/Understudy) is excited for her sixth show as a part of the theatre and dance department at NMU! She is a third- year musical theatre BFA, and is thrilled to be back for her second Christmas show with the department. Other roles she’s played includes featured ensemble in The Producers, Deb in Elf the musical, puppeteer in Above the Timberline, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. She cannot wait for you to see this show, it’s truly something special, and she hopes it helps get everyone into the Christmas spirit!

Lexi Reese (Charlie Brown) is a Sophomore AA- Theater Performance Major. Lexi has been doing theater since Elementary school, and she is super excited to be performing in this production. Some of her previous productions and roles include Shrek: The Musical (Pinocchio), Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Portia), Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), and Oliver! (Mrs. Bedwin). She would like to thank her mom, dad, and grandma for always supporting her on her long and fun journey of musical theater.

Amarae’ Robinson (Snoopy)is a BFA Musical Theater Major with training in technical theater, vocal and instrumental music. She enjoys building her craft in all areas of theater, often working simultaneously in performance and tech. In her time at NMU, she has worked on several productions such as Producers (Ensemble), Next to Normal (Asst. Light Designer) and Finding Home (Ensemble/Co-Light Designer). She’s previously performed with the ISU and Avondale Theaters. Appearing as Snoopy in Charlie Brown and an understudy for the Co/Lab Company, Amarae’ is thankful for all of the opportunities she’s had to learn, play, and grow.

Wyatt Schmitt (Shermy/Understudy) is a sophomore Acting BFA major at NMU. He has been apart of a few productions at NMU including Wesley Singleton in Above The Timberline as well as in the Ensemble in The Producers. Wyatt has grown up watching the animated Charlie Brown Christmas with his family every year and is thrilled to actually be apart of the very same show!

Abigail Sievert (Snowflake) is a freshman dance major coming from a small town in the U.P., Menominee. She has been dancing since she was a little girl and has not stopped since. She is excited for her first performance here at NMU, and hopes everyone enjoys the Holiday wonder the Double Feature will bring!

Kyra Skinner (Sugar Plum Fairy/Snowflake) comes to us from the EUP of Michigan, she is in her 4th year working towards two degrees, one in Dance and the other in Psychology with a developmental concentration. She is very excited to be apart of the first Dance Company at NMU! Some of Kyra’s other roles with NMU include elf: The Musical (Ensemble), The Wolves (#2), North Coast Theatre Festival (Ensemble/Understudy), and North Coast Dance Festival (Dance Ensemble). She is very grateful to be surrounded by so much love and talent for another year, especially in this heartwarming show. She would like to give a big thank you to the endless support from her family, friends, boyfriend, and cast!

Sonora Snook (Snow Queen) is a senior majoring in Sports Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration from Holland, Michigan. She is graduating this December and will be attending Brenau University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in May. This is her first production at NMU and she joined CO/LAB Company this fall. She began dancing eighteen years ago and has been primarily trained in Cecchetti, attending many of their summer intensives. She is very excited to dance the Nutcracker once again and spread some holiday cheer!

Sallie Taubitz (Sally/Understudy) is a freshman in the BFA Musical Theatre program here at Northern. Some of her past favorites include Once Upon a Mattress (Queen Aggravain), Honk! (Cat), and Freaky Friday (Savannah). Sallie would like to thank her family and friends for all the love and support. She is delighted to be performing on the Forest Roberts stage for the first time!

Ryan Zepp (Christmas Carol Crew/Swing) is a Freshman BFA Musical Theatre Major. He is so excited to be performing in his first show here at NMU. Some of his favorite roles include The SpongeBob Musical (Patrick Star), Mamma Mia (Sam Carmichael), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), and Elf the Musical (Buddy the Elf). He wants to thank all of his friends and family back home, and all of his friends and family here at Northern for always supporting him.

Creative Team Bios


Karina Johnson (Director/Choreographer) started ballet at the age of four in Irvine, California, and was trained by
such accomplished teachers as Charles Maple, Amanda McKerrow, and John Gardner
from American Ballet Theatre, as well as Evelyn Cisneros from San Francisco Ballet.
She attended ABT, Boston Ballet, and American Academy of Ballet summer intensives
throughout her years of training, as well as competed in the Youth of America Grand
Prix competition for five consecutive years. Starting in 2007, Karina worked on a degree
at The University of Utah as well as guested with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The
Nutcracker for three years. In her senior year of college she became a trainee with
Ballet West, performing as a supplemental corps de ballet dancer. Karina graduated in
2010 with a BFA in Ballet, and afterwards spent a year as an apprentice at Smuin Ballet
in San Francisco before moving to join the Sacramento Ballet. There she had the
privilege of performing in such renowned ballets as Ron Cunningham’s The Great
Gatsby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmina Burana, Rite of Spring, Cinderella, and
The Firebird, as well as Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, and George Balanchine’s
Western Symphony, Who Cares?, Rubies, and the First Regiment Lead in Stars and
Stripes. One of the highlights of Karina’s career was performing the first act Pas de
Trois, and Cygnettes in Swan Lake, one of the hardest and most rewarding ballets to
perform. After retiring from her career with the Sacramento Ballet in 2015, Karina helped found
the dancer-run company Capital Dance Project, choreographing, performing, and
organizing their summer performance series. After eight years of dancing professionally,
and 5 more of helping run a project-based company, she decided it was time to pass on
her love and knowledge of dance to the next generation... bringing her to NMU!

James "Jimmy" Ludwig (Director) has been a professional actor for three decades. Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors and the original cast of Spamalot; Off Broadway include Blue Man Group ‘Tubes’, De La Guarda, Two Point Oh and the original ‘john’ in john & Jen, among many others. Regionally James has playing leading roles around the country from Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady to the titular character in Hamlet. Film and Television credits include The Chappelle's Show, Daylight Raiders, Lipstick Jungle, and Ghost Town.In 2003 James started Back40 Films, which has produced hundreds of projects on time and on budget; from the wildly popular series “The Happy Hour Guys”, to A Face In The Rock, a feature trailer based on the historical novel of the same name by Loren Graham, set here in the Upper Peninsula.James has taught at colleges and universities all over the US and abroad, including MTL Portugal, Franklin & Marshall College, AMDA, Boise State, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, and more. It is his intention to grow the new BFA Acting program here at NMU into one of the best in the country.

Andrew Vanwelsenaers (Music Director) is a recent Graduate of Northern Michigan University with a BS in Music. A Native of Marquette Michigan, Andrew has shown a great passion for Music and the Arts from a very young age. During his time at NMU, Andrew sang and toured with the NMU Arts Chorale under the Direction of Dr. Erin Colwitz. He is also a member of the local vocal octet The Lyra8. In the near future, Andrew hopes to follow his dream and attend a to-be-determined Graduate Program focusing in Modern Music Composition.

Kristen Beth Williams (Choreographer) is thrilled to join the NMU faculty and collaborate with Jimmy and Karina on this "Holiday Double Feature!" As a dancer, Kristen Beth has kicked up her heels on Broadway alongside stars such as Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sean Hayes. She also starred in "Top Hat the Musical" in London's West End opposite Gavin Lee. As an educator and choreographer, Kristen Beth has taught original Broadway choreography in master classes across the country, co-staged pieces at New York's Town Hall, and choreographed the new musical "Madame Fury's Traveling Show" at The Davenport Theatre off-Broadway.

Lex van Blommestein (Scenic Designer) is a theatre designer based out of Marquette, MI. While he currently teaches at Northern, he also maintains a prolific national and international design career. Lex earned his MFA from Wayne State University's Hilberry Repertory Program in Detroit, and has lived, designed, and taught in Edwardsville, IL; St. Louis, MO; Cincinatti, OH; Raleigh, NC; Memphis, TN; Milwaukee, WI; Detroit, MI; Lansing, MI; Windsor, ON; and Amsterdam, NL, to name a few. In addition to his love for scenic design, he enjoys using design to explore audience reaction, interaction, and emotion, and to create experiences involving virtual reality and augmented reality as well as immersive design.

Lilith Kontos (Production Stage Manager) is a local stage manager and performer with a passion for theatre management and arts education. She holds a B.S. in English with a concentration in literature from Northern Michigan University and is thrilled to bring this festive production to the FRT! Stage management credits include the 2022 North Coast Dance Festival, A Chorus Line for North Coast Theatre Festival, and What We Leave Behind for both the Forest Roberts Theatre and the Mitby Theater in Madison, WI. Lilith would like to thank her incredible boyfriend, Braeden, for all of his love and support. Happy holidays!

Gianna Bratke (Hair/Makeup Designer)is the Hair and Makeup designer for this double feature. Recently she was the Costume Designer for the 25th Annual Spelling Bee, Hair and Makeup designer for The Producers last spring and co-costume design and assistant puppet master for Above The Timberline last fall. Stay tuned for her Hair and Makeup design for Salome!

David Pierce (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer and educator based out of Marquette, MI. Previous design credits include Finding Home, A Chorus Line, Footloose, Above the Timberline, Mamma Mia!, Sweeney Todd, What We Leave Behind, Building Madness, and Tarzan. He has also partnered with UP Home Health and Hospice as Lighting Designer for Dancing with Our Stars as well as worked as Production Manager for the Adirondack Theater Festival in Glens Falls, NY. David is also an Associate Professor and Production Manager for the Department of Theatre and Dance at NMU and teaches courses in stage electrics, lighting design, and stage management.

Dan Zini (Sound/Media Designer) is an award-winning designer and engineer in both live and broadcast sound and media with over a decade of professional experience. He also works as a composer, producer, studio engineer, musician, and programmer, holding many internationally recognized certifications. Dan’s credit list is extensive and includes Andy Grammar, Keith Secola, Samantha Fish, Carlos Nunez, Alash, Sandra Joseph, Joshua Davis, LDI Las Vegas, Hershey Entertainment, Orange Theatre Company - Amsterdam, and many other artists, organizations and theatre companies working on many events, albums, concerts, broadcasts and over 100 theatrical productions. Dan currently teaches live, studio and theatrical sound and media design at the Northern Michigan University School of Music Theatre and Dance and Media Studies Departments in which he also serves as Supervisor and Engineer of Sound and Media. In addition, Dan serves as Owner of Talking Turtle Productions and Co-Owner of Steady Stone Productions.

Jordan Russell (Props Designer) graduated with a BFA in Media Art and Animation from Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, 2004. She started her career doing renderings for Chicago based, international production company Ohms Designs, which turned into 16 years of event production experience; including design/décor, propping/styling, layout/floorplans and event logistics. In 2016 Jordan leaned into passion and founded Joyful Terror, an immersive event company that combines escape room questing, haunted house thrills and live actors. She co-founded Marquette Fringe in 2020, as Production Director, and has been proud to collaborate with the community on projects like Glimpses From Elsewhere and Fall Phantasm(s).

Braeden Ingersoll (Technical Director), originally from Des Moines, Iowa, received his MFA in Technical Production from Florida State University where he focused on Technical Direction, Team & Production Management, and teaching. Braeden also has certifications in OSHA-10 “General Entertainment Safety” (OSHA 1910), 3M™ Fall Protection Competent Person, Genie Lift-Pro™ Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Classes 1A & 3A, and American Red Cross CPR/First Aid & AED. Additional professional credits include Technical Director with Des Moines Metro Opera and Theatre Aspen, and Assistant Technical Director with Creede Repertory Theatre.

Cyrus Cohen (Stage Manager/Crew) -This is Cyrus’s first year at NMU and they couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Theater Program! Having been introduced to the arts at a young age, Cyrus loves taking part in all areas of theater. Some of their most recent productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling B, High School Theatre (Once Upon a Mattress, Woman in War, Into the Woods…) When not on stage Cyrus enjoys working in the E-Shop, Cooking, Reading, and hanging out with their friends. They would like to thank everyone in the department for making this show a fantastic experience!

Bryson Krieger (Stage Manager/Crew) is a second year student here at NMU and he is majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. This is Bryson’s seventh show at NMU and third as a stage manager. When not on/backstage, Bryson works as a scenic carpenter and a house manager for the Theatre and Dance department, as a banquet server in the Northern Center, on/behind camera for Public Eye News, and at a Colorado backpacking camp during the summer. Bryson would like to thank his friends and family for supporting him throughout his theatrical endeavors.