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A Needed Christmas Carol
December 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
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The Angelico Project is excited to present the Radio Production of:
“A Needed Christmas Carol”
Written in the style of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,
Inspired by St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.
“A Needed Christmas Carol”
tells the story of a young teen who doubts his worth
and the Love of Jesus Christ.
It is . . . .
A Tale of Forgiveness!
Meet the Cast:
Sara Auciello: Ebby
“Sara graduated from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2019. Sara spent her first year out of undergrad teaching Preschool full-time, and in August accepted a job as the Youth Minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Burlington KY, where she has the opportunity to hang with Junior High and Highschool Youth and remind them how much Jesus dearly loves them. Sara spent many of her high school and college years as a cantor at her home parish of St. Jude in Cincinnati, and participating in several theater productions, namely St. John Bosco Youth Group’s biblically based productions as well as the St. John Passion Play, Holy Family’s production of Anne of Green Gables, and The ASSG shows: PS 101 and A Needed Christmas Carol (the stage version). Sara is thankful for this opportunity to spread St JP II’s beautiful message of Theology of the Body through this project!
Jeremy Barnes: Radio Announcer, Fr. Dennis
Jeremy’s day job is leading a team of sales professionals. With the bulk of his career spent in commercial roles, he enjoys being in front of a crowd. He has also served as both a cantor and lector for his parish and has dabbled in performance arts in the past, being cast in a local movie production, as well as a TV pilot. Jeremy is excited to be part of “A Needed Christmas Carol” and looks forward to the challenge of a radio production.
Marley Davis: Christmas Angel
Marley is honored and thrilled to be a part of this Angelico Project production. Marley grew up in Liberty Township, Ohio, where she was a member of her church choir and cast member of several productions at St. Xavier High School. After graduating from college at BGSU and moving to Jacksonville, FL, she now finds herself in Union, KY with her wonderful husband of 9 years, three children, and is now carrying their fourth child (due in March). Marley’s faith has always been the cornerstone of her life. This opportunity to express that love through the theatrical arts is truly a blessing.
Colton Duncan: C.P.
Colton is currently studying International Business at Hillsdale College. He is an avid reader and has an unusual interest in ancient languages and nature. His personal preference for strong tastes leads him to a particular enjoyment of espresso and Flannery O’Connor. He also likes to swim
Grace Francomb: Martha
Grace has a deep affection for her hometown, a deep devotion to her faith, and a deep love of theatre and the arts. She works as a teacher aide and religion teacher for a third-grade class in downtown Cincinnati and also coordinates the Angelico Project’s social media outreach. She loves storytelling in any form – reading, acting, sharing the story of the Faith with her students – and she is thrilled to join the cast of “A Needed Christmas Carol” for this storytelling process.
Sam Francomb: Charlie
Sam is a high school junior at Divine Mercy Homeschool co-op. He loves his family, his theater family, his friends, and his faith. When not making noise around the house or getting into general shenanigans, you can find Sam hitting the mountain bike trails, belting his heart out while chauffeuring his friends around, holed up in his room doing research about Star Wars lore, or finding any and all ways to make people laugh. After a long hiatus due to that pesky coronavirus, Sam is extremely excited to be acting in any capacity he can, and is honored to be part of this Angelico Project Production.
Deacon Graham Galloway: Sam & Charlie’s Dad
Deacon Galloway grew up as an actor in Southern California, appearing in numerous television series and films throughout his young adulthood. A later convert to Catholicism, he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in April of 2019. He continues his commercial and voiceover acting and enjoys working for the Catholic Telegraph Magazine at the Archdiocese. A deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, he lives in Anderson Township with his wife and two children.
Harlie Galloway: Bella
Harlie is a homeschooled sophomore living in Anderson Township. She’s performed in over 25 theater productions, and starred as Maryellen in American Girl’s film, Maryellen and the Brightest Star, as well as supporting roles in other feature films. She is thrilled to work with the team of the Angelico Project on her first radio drama!
Benjamin Heyob: Rob
Ben is a 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. He graduated from Kent State University and is involved with Regnum Christi and the Cincinnati Catholic young adult communities across the city. While this is his voice acting opportunity, he enjoys reading stories to his students while acting out and voicing every character in an animated way, and motivating them to do the same. In his free time, Ben enjoys home renovations, ministry opportunities, hiking in nature and cities, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Cheri Klink: Charlie’s Mom
Originally from Annapolis, MD, Cheri now resides in Anderson Township, OH and works in the Banking Sector in Downtown Cincinnati. She is currently pursuing her MA in Theology and has a passion for photography, travel, nature, and the Arts.
Michelle Maas: Lucy
Michelle is a senior English major and Theatre Arts minor at Belmont Abbey College. She has been an “Abbey Player” at Belmont Abbey College’s Community Theatre since her freshman year debut as a soprano Christmas Caroler in A Christmas Carol (2017). Her favorite show she has been in so far was Godspell (2018). Most recently, she played Mrs. Paroo in Music Man (2019).”
John McCoy: Fred
John is a nationally recognized illustrator based in Cincinnati, Ohio with 10+ years of experience creating illustrations in the form of digital and traditional drawings, paintings, and murals. His visual works of art are figurative, narrative, and realistic and often exemplify Christian subjects and themes. McCoy graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree with honors in the field of illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and has gone on to produce illustrations for business and private clients across the United States. McCoy’s specialties are portraits, narrative illustrations, and murals for private clients, cities, churches, schools, and publications. One of his largest and most widely recognized works to date is a 60x20ft realistic artwork comprised of two murals depicting 62 life-size Saints and the Crucifixion of Jesus entitled “Communion of Saints” and “The Crucifixion”, located at St. Anne Church of All Saints Parish in Alpena, Michigan
Peterson Muldoon: Fezz
Peterson is a storyboard artist and animator from Mansfield, MA. He is currently studying at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He will graduate in 2021 with a B.F.A. in Animation. Peterson has a deep passion for animation and film, and voice acting. Aside from art, Peterson indulges himself in European comics, “Making of” documentaries, audiobooks, and he is thrilled to join the cast of “A Needed Christmas Carol” as the voice of Fezz.
Sydney Orndorff: Winny
Sydney is a Southeastern Indiana native and lifelong neighbor of Cincinnati with a love of the performing arts and making things with her own two hands. In 2019, she graduated with a B.A. in Music from Hillsdale College, where she sang as a member of the College Choir and Chamber Choir and as a soloist in recitals, competitions, and concerts. She also voiced the role of Mrs. Taylor in The Lawgiver, a radio drama which aired on WRFH Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM in 2017, and performed with a campus improv club toward the end of her senior year. Sydney’s past stage roles include the puppeteer for Fiona and other characters (Fiona’s Winter Wonders), Dolly Gallagher Levi (The Matchmaker), Mrs. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance). Sydney enjoys sketch and stand-up comedy, quality science fiction television, swing and ballroom dancing, biopics, and creative and construction-like projects.
Matthew Reisiger: Tim & Young Charlie
Matthew (25) attended NKU for media production and now works at the Cincinnati Insurance Company. He has acted in many homeschool drama club productions and is thrilled to continue sharing his passion for dramatic storytelling with this project. When not acting, he’s usually playing piano, video gaming, or goofing off with his family and friends. Pax!
Leandra Ulmer: Trendy
Leandra grew up as the third of nine children in a family that cherishes music and theater. She graduated from a small liberal arts college in Southern Ontario and is now working towards a degree in early childhood education. If she could, she would devote the majority of her time to singing, drawing pictures, reading old books, and being with her friends.
Joshua Vietas: Dexter & Young Charlie
Joshua is a student at the University of Cincinnati studying architecture. He participates in a range of artistic endeavors including photography, music, and theater. The artistic pursuit for the glory of God is a deep motivation of his and it is a privilege to join this cast to perform “A Needed Christmas Carol.”
Lily Weber: Katie
Lily is a 19 year old artist, who will graduate with an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design in December 2020. Her new puppy is a 12 week old German Shepherd puppy named Rita Rizzo (after Mother Angelica). She is training Rita to be a therapy dog who will interact with and bring joy to children, and the elderly. She is passionate about her faith and being a pro-life woman. She assisted the Respect Life group at her parish as well as manages the Instagram page for Delaware_Respect_Life. Lily loves painting, drawing, and all forms of art and is constantly working on her hyperrealistic paintings. She loves to travel.
Claire Zink: Olivia
Claire comes from the Northern part of Cincinnati. She graduated with highest honors from Marian University with a B.A. in pastoral leadership and a minor in theatre. She has been in numerous productions since her freshman year of high school, some of which being The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell, Jr., Urinetown, and Fiddler on the Roof. Now a days, Claire works as a coordinator for religious education at a parish in the greater Cincinnati area and looking forward to starting marriage prep with her fiancé! She looks forward to expanding her love of theatre and acting with “A Needed Christmas Carol.”
Kendra Thomas: Assistant Director
Although Kendra Thomas is not new to theatre, this will be her first production with The Angelico Project and she could not be more excited. Theatre has always been a passion of her’s, so much so that her occupation is running the curricular and extracurricular theatre program, Grades 6-12, at Indian Hill School District. Theatre has always been an incredible part of her life, but most importantly, theatre has always been her ministry. Working with students and showing them the love of Christ has always been her focus. So, to find a group like the Angelico Project that has a mission to use theatre to spread the message of the good news and Christ’s love for us, gives her a new fire for theatre. She is so thankful to her husband, Casey Thomas, for spending some extra time with their sweet little girl Emery so that she could take on this opportunity. Also, she wanted to thank Jay and Sophie for welcoming her on board, for a cord of three strands cannot be broken. We hope you enjoy this story of love, evangelism, and most importantly, redemption.
Sofie Vietas: Assistant Director
Sofie Vietas is a teacher and director located in Northern Kentucky. She loves stories, good words, building relationships, lighting design, and TOB — all of which are integrated in the subjects she teaches: English, Religion, and Theatre. She is a member of the Angelico Project’s Board of Trustees.
Jay Muldoon: Writer and Director
Jay has spent the last 22 years teaching Theatre, English and Speech to students at Fairfield High School, where he also directs theatre, builds sets and helps run the FHS Drama Club. He also has written and directed plays for the All Saint Study Group homeschool program. In his off theatre hours he co-directs and coaches Landmark Christian High School Soccer. However, his best adventure and greatest blessing and love is his family. Jay is married to Loraine Muldoon (Co-Executive Director for The Angelico Project). Jay and Loraine have Six incredible sons:Joseph, Matthew, John, Zachary, David and Logan. While Jay loves directing theatre & coaching soccer, his true love is Sunday morning brunches surrounded by Loraine and the boys, and every other family activity and tradition.