‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season – UCO Musical Theatre
7:30PM Dec. 8–10, 2022
5PM Dec. 11, 2022
7:30PM Dec. 15–17, 2022
UCO Jazz Lab


The University of Central Oklahoma
College of Fine Arts and Design
UCO School of Music
UCO Musical Theatre
Present

‘Tis the Season
Holiday Show


SHOW LIST

The More You Give
Garett and Ensemble

Christmas Don’t Be Late
Morgan and Sarah

Elf’s Lament
Brenden and Samuel

Jingle Bells
Anna

Santa’s Lost His Mojo
Heath and Ensemble

Christmastime Again
Samuel, Sarah, Abby, Morgan, and Anna

I’ll Be Home for Christmas/The Way You Look Tonight
Anna and Garett

Cozy Little Christmas
Hope

What Christmas Means to Me
Haley and Ensemble

Snowman
Morgan

Happy Holidays
Noah and Men

You Make It Feel Like Christmas
Hope and Samuel

Be a Santa (Choreographed by Sheri Hayden)
Abby, Brenden, and Ensemble

Winter Wonderland
Heath and Sarah

NY Christmas
Garett and Ensemble

15 minute Intermission

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Haley and Men

All I Want for Christmas
Abby, Hope, Anna

Drunk on Christmas
Heath and Sarah

Man With the Bag
Abby with Dancers

Hallelujah
Haley and Noah

A Holly Jolly Christmas
Morgan, Anna, and Garett

I Dream of Christmas
Hope and Abby

White Christmas
Ensemble

We Wish You the Merriest
Anna, Noah, and Ensemble

Christmas Stays the Same
Sarah

Hang Your Lights
Brenden with Haley, Morgan and Sarah

Auld Lang Syne
Haley with Ensemble


CAST

Anna Bahn
Garett Christensen
Noah Cochran
Hope Horton
Haley Kinnard
Brenden McCarthy
Samuel Moran
Abby Morris-Sherman
Morgan Paulson
Heath Rawls
Sarah Scott


PRODUCTION CREW

Director/Choreographer: Elizabeth Dragoo
Music Director: Chad Haney
Associate Choreographer: Ireland Reneau
Stage Manager: Baily Hill
Assistant Stage Manager: Alejandra Carnero
Costume Designer: Alyssa Couturier

Lighting Designer: Logan Corley
Light Board Operator: Ireland Reneau
Sound Technician: Eli Argot
Assistant Director: Gabriella Rae Jimenez
Spotlight Operators: Teagan Jellison / Lillie Taylor
Dance Captain: Samuel Moran
Vocal Captains: Haley Kinnard / Garett Christensen


MUSICIANS

Piano: Chad Haney
Guitar: Than Medlam
Bass: Sam Krempl
Drums: Cole Holleyman


CAST BIOS

Anna Bahn is a junior musical theatre major, making her UCO Jazz Lab and Holiday Show debut! Originally from Amarillo, Texas, some of her favorite roles include Lily (The Secret Garden), Miss Honey (Matilda), and Johanna (Sweeney Todd). Anna would like to thank her family, especially her mom, for her abundant love and support.

 

Garett Christensen is a senior musical theatre major from Spiro, OK. He would like to thank his mom & dad, Elizabeth Dragoo, Chad Haney, Mary Wierick, and Greg White for their hard work and collaboration on this project. He currently studies piano with Dr. Sallie Pollack. Past UCO credits include Steve in “Rent”, Ensemble in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and soloist in “Broncho MT Showcase”.

 

Noah Cochran is a sophomore MT transfer at the University of Central Oklahoma and this is his 3rd show with UCOMT. His previous credits include Beedle U/S in (Sweeney Todd) Billy Cane (Bright Star) and Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors). He would like to thank the UCOMT faculty, his wonderful voice teacher, Dr. Mark Johnson, and his amazing family and friends for their continued support.

 

Hope Horton is a sophomore musical theatre major from Springfield, Missouri.  She was last seen on the Mitchell Hall stage in the ensemble of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in March 2022. Favorite past performances include Liesl in The Sound of Music, Jo in Little Women, and Cosette in Les Miserables. Hope would like to thank Greg White, Elizabeth Dragoo, Chad Haney, Ireland Reneau, her fellow castmates, and crew members. She also sends a special thank you to her vocal coach, Dr. Barbara DeMaio!

 

Haley Kinnard (she/her) is Junior Musical Theatre major at UCO. She is so excited to do her first full production on the Jazz Lab stage. Some of her favorite roles have been Drowsy from The Drowsy Chaperone, Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, and Jo March in Little Women. Haley has a passion for sharing the joy of the arts with children and watching theatre magic transform their lives. She would like to thank Elizabeth Dragoo and Chad Haney for the opportunity to be in this show and the entire creative team for their hard work and professionalism. She would also like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.

 

Brenden McCarthy is a junior musical theatre major at UCO. He has previously been seen in UCO musicals such as The Wedding Singer (Ensemble) and in And the World Goes ‘Round (Featured vocalist).  Brenden is thrilled to spread a little holiday joy to the people like him and dedicates this performance to everyone who doesn’t ever have a good holiday season.

 

Samuel Moran is a senior musical theatre major at UCO from Flower Mound, TX, and is over the moon excited to be a part of this cast. Regional: The Lost Colony (Ensemble/Partial Swing/Dance Captain); University of Central Oklahoma: “Rent” (Angel), “Sweet Charity” (Ensemble), “Sister Act” (Ensemble); Southwestern University: “Spring Awakening” (Melchior), “Heathers” (Ensemble, J.D. u/s); Casa Mañana: “On Golden Pond” (Billy); Lyric Stage: “Human Comedy” (Ulysses), “Nine” (Ensemble). Many thanks to Elizabeth Dragoo, Ireland Runeau, Gabriella Rae Jiminez, Chad Haney, Mary Brozina-Wierick, and mom and dad. Phil. 4:13.

 

Abby Morris-Sherman is a senior musical theatre major here at UCO! She is from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Some of her favorite roles include Maureen (RENT), Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Cindy Lou (Marvelous Wonderettes). Abby is currently Miss Sooner State and will go on to compete for Miss Oklahoma in June. She thanks Elizabeth, Chad, Baily, and Ireland for all of their hard work on this show! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Morgan Paulson is a sophomore Musical Theatre Major from Austin, Texas. She is studying voice with Dr. Molly Johnson and is so excited to be in this year’s annual Christmas show. She debuted in the Jazz lab show Sister Act last spring and was the swing for The Wedding Singer this previous September. She’s so thankful to her friends and family for their love and support as well as the faculty at UCO. She hopes you enjoy the Holiday show and you leave more jolly than you came!

 

Heath Rawls is a sophomore musical theatre major from Mckinney, Texas! He is a member of the DeMaio studio, and is so excited to spread some Christmas cheer! Some favorite past roles include Bobby Strong (Urinetown), Monty Navarro (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and John Hinckley (Assassins). He would like to thank his friends, his family, and everybody involved with this show for all of their support.

 

Sarah Scott is so happy to be back in the Jazz Lab for this holiday season! She would like to thank her girlfriend and cat, Steve, for all of their support.


SPECIAL THANKS

Greg White, Ph. D.
Kelli Cormack
UCO Jazz Lab Staff
Hideaway Pizza
UCO Voice Faculty
Rob Glaubitz D.M.A.
Janna Montgomery
Patterson Allen
Brian Butler
Scott Hale
Dawn Allen
Sheri Hayden
Ashlea Stewart
Lauren Burk
Kangwa Mundende
Bryan Mitschell
Melissa Griffith
Carter Haney
Tucker Dragoo
UCO Photographic Services
UCO Box Office Staff


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