Ten Nightmares Before Christmas

Kaleidoscope

by The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School

Presented by

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School

Ten Nightmares Before Christmas  Radio Plays from The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School
Thank you to Allam E.D. and Kevin Scott for the poster

Kaleidoscope

This is the story of a last voyage in a spaceship and the four people who took it. In outer space, millions of miles away from earth a spacecraft collides with a massive meteor cutting the spaceship up the side like a giant can opener. The last remaining crew are thrown into the abyss of outer space, floating with only communicators to link them in their final moments.

“…hurtling in space in every direction. And now, there were only voices. All kinds of voices, disembodied and impassioned, in varying degrees of terror and resignation. All moving away from one another.”

Alyssa B:  Captain
Neil P:
Stone
Lennon P:  
Applegate
Abby Q:  
Hollis
M.M:
  Production Assistant

DIRECTED BY MICHELLE CRIMMINS
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: LEN SIMON
SENIOR PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: JUSTYN N.

Thanks in advance for paying what you can to help offset the expenses of our radio plays!

Cast
& Crew

Alyssa B

Alyssa B

Captain

Alyssa is very grateful to have learned about voice acting throughout the course of this production. Alyssa has been acting since she was twelve years old. She has been a part of three productions prior to KaleidoscopeSnow White, A Play About a Dragon, and The Nutcracker: A New Adventure, all three being with Calgary Young People’s Theatre. Alyssa goes to Central Memorial High School and is in their Performing Visual Arts program for Theatre. Alyssa would like to thank her fellow cast members and the crew who have helped her so much.
Neil P

Neil P

Stone

Neil is a grade 11 student currently at Central Memorial attending both their Theatre Arts and Dance programs. Recent credits include Dieter in Spring Awakening at Storybook Theatre and Tommy Sloane in Anne of Green Gables at Central Memorial. Neil is also a member of The Young Canadians senior Company.
Lennon P

Lennon P

Applegate

Lennon has been doing theatre for many years and began their training at Theatre a GOGO for eight years which began at age seven. Lennon also started dancing at 7 at Freehouse Dance Plus and has been dancing there for 11 years. They’ve had experience in modern, jazz, ballet, musical theatre and tap. They also are part of PVA Dance at Central and learned contemporary, swing, ballet, and body percussion. They enjoy playing the ukulele and drawing in their spare time and enjoys spending time with their friends, COVID-safe of course. Lennon would like to give a special thanks to Tanya Lukenhoff for helping them learn so much about theatre over the years as well as all the drama teachers at central memorial high for letting Lennon thrive and learn.
Abby Q

Abby Q

Hollis

Abigail is a seventeen-year-old actress from Calgary, Alberta. She attends Central Memorial High School and has had the wonderful opportunity to be a member of the Performing and Visual Arts Program the school offers. Abigail, or Abby, developed a passion for theatre when she was only six, when her Mom and Nana took her to see a production of Cats. Mesmerized by the performers, Abby decided right then that she had found her passion. She then begged her mother to take her out of softball and put her into a drama class. Abigail did ballet at Twinkle Toes dance studio in 2009, and joined Calgary Young People’s Theatre in 2011, and performed in self devised projects every season until 2015. From these companies, Abby has received training in monologue work, Meisner, improv, and musical theatre. Abby would like to deeply thank the people who have cheered her on along the way, as well as all the teachers and performers who have encouraged and sparked a continued passion for the performing arts.
M. M

M. M

Production Assistant

M’s first role was as a conveyor belt in their kindergarten production of Fedex: The Musical. Despite their age and the insignificance of the role, they had never had more fun. They went on to perform in 101 Dalmatians (Spot) at age 10, where they were fascinated by the older kids with larger roles. They wanted to be more present, and a bigger part of the theatre community. Since then, M has surrounded themself with all types of art. They particularly enjoy working with others to create original plays such as Chocolate Solves Everything (Tiamat) and Let’s Create a Play! (Detective Terezi). They excel at the ridiculous and do well in villain roles. Some of their other work includes Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror 8), Spoon River (Daisy Fraiser, Anne Rutledge, Jesse Goode), and most recently Central Memorial’s Performing Visual Arts Production of Shakespeare’s Dog (Sir Richard). M’s love for theatre has only grown through their time at Central Memorial High School in the PVA Theatre Arts program. They have worked with Storybook Theatre and Lunchbox Theatre, as well as Queen Elizabeth High School’s drama program. M enjoys creating slam poetry and writing their own plays in their spare time. In the future, they intend to apply for a Character Animation degree at the California Institute of the Arts. M thanks their girlfriend, Calcifer, who still hasn’t realized M is secretly three trench coats dressed as a kid

Directors

Lee Lancaster

Lee Lancaster

Director

Lee Lancaster comes to Central Memorial with 14 years as a drama teacher with the Calgary Board of Education, most notably facilitating the drama programs at Sir John A. Macdonald School and William Aberhart School. A veteran writer, director, and performer with extensive experience with the Loose Moose Theatre Company, Lee specializes in spontaneous improvisation and collective creation.  He has written and produced a variety of original productions over the years including The Children of Hillside, Competition Smile and most recently The Hippocratic Oath. Lee is enthusiastic about exploring acting techniques as a device to help students learn about themselves, others, and the world of theatre. He has a passion for the arts in education and values collaboration, teamwork, and unique approaches to inspiring students to be their best!

Len Simon

Len Simon

Technical Director

Len Simon is extremely excited to be the Technical Director for these Radio Plays with the PVA Program at Central Memorial High School. These plays have added a fun new twist to the technical demands of the Technical Theatre Program at CMHS. Our student technicians have fully embraced their new roles and accepted the challenges of creating stimulating aural experiences for our audience members. Len is grateful to once again work with these talented students of the PVA Theatre Arts Programs, our amazing Guest Artist Christian Goutsis, and exceptional colleagues Michelle Crimmins and Lee Lancaster, to take on the new challenges that these play have brought. Len hopes that you enjoy listening to these plays as much as he has enjoyed helping to bring the technical elements together to make them happen.

Maddie Arnason

Maddie Arnason

Assistant Director

Maddie Arnason is immensely thankful to the entire fall production team for an amazing experience as Assistant Director. She is incredibly grateful to Mr. Lancaster for giving her the opportunity to explore another aspect of theatre, an art she hopes to continue working in.

Maddie is also thankful for the talented actors in the radio plays, for allowing her to try her hand in a directing role. This fall has been a very positive experience for Maddie and she looks forward to performing in her own radio play in the spring. She would also like to thank her family, especially her brother for staying after school almost everyday and waiting for her to finish rehearsal. Maddie would like to offer a final thank you to the audience, for supporting the arts in these unprecedented times. Enjoy the show!!

Tech Crew

Sam A

Sam A

Senior Production Assistant

Over the past three years, Sam has worked in Central Memorial’s Oliver (Run Crew), Shakespeare’s Dog (Usher), The Vengeful Corpse Radio Play (Production Assistant and Editor), Mars is Heaven Radio Play (Editor), and The Veldt Radio Play (Foley Artist). He has also helped at various events around Central Memorial such as Dance Central and pep rallies. Outside of tech, Sam is heavily involved in theatre and acting and has been accepted into the Acting for Film and Television program at the Vancouver Film School starting October of 2021. He would like to thank Mr.Simon for teaching Sam everything he knows about tech.

Brock M

Brock M

Sound Engineer

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Hayden B

Hayden B

Production Assistant

Hayden is production assistant for Requiem - Dimension X as his first step into drama, he wanted to join theatre after attending his sister Alison's performance at Henry Wisewood High School. The play Alison's drama class put on was enthralling – the sound design a particular interest to little Hayden. He sends thanks to his sister for introducing him to the wonderful world of drama, and to Central Memorial Highschool, for making the pursuit of visual arts and drama possible.

Carl F

Carl F

Sound Foley

Carl Favell realized she enjoys the technical side of theatre when she was eleven after assisting a teacher with the lighting and set design of a play. She started working on other plays throughout junior high, so she was very excited to learn that there was a Tech Theatre class she could join when she transitioned from middle school to high school at Central Memorial High School. She took on the role of Foley Artist, both this semester and last semester. Carley would like to thank her teacher Mr. Simon for helping her learn more about the technical side of theatre and her Grade six teacher for getting her interested in tech in the first place.

Brock M

Brock M

Sound Engineer

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Justyn N

Justyn N

Senior Production Assistant

Justyn is a Grade 12 student in the Theatre Arts PVA Program and Technical Theatre Program at Central Memorial High School. He worked as the Senior Production Assistant on all the Radio Theatre episodes this season. At Central, Justyn is also involved with the Vocal PVA Program and Concert Choir. Throughout his high school choral career, he has sung five different vocal parts. His technical credits include The Horse and His Boy (Assistant Stage Manager). His acting credits include Anne of Green Gables (Mr. Buote), Oliver! (Ensemble), and Into the Woods Jr. (Rapunzel’s Prince). 
Kate L

Kate L

Sound Foley

Kate first got into tech theatre after taking an elective in junior high, where they first learned about foley. After acting in a radio play the previous semester, Kate was excited to join tech theater in semester two. Kate took on the role of foley artist and is excited to see the radio plays come to fruition. Kate would like to thank their foley partner, Carl, and their parents for supporting them throughout the entire process.
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