A Very Goode Christmas

Erie - 2012

Jeff Rodland (King / Antigoon / Director) is honored to be working with such a wonderfully talented cast. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Psycho Beach Party, Betty's Summer Vacation, Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, and Wonder of the World rank among his personal favorites as director.
Tammy Blount (Angel) is appearing in her second one act play with PACA; her first one being 'Dentity Crisis. She believes many that know her will find it a bigger stretch for her to play an angel than it was to play a man.
Laurie Savoy (Woman) is a neophyte to the Erie theatrical scene, having first appeared in the Erie Playhouse's 'We Gotta Bingo' in 2009. She is thrilled to be performing alongside her husband since July, Howard Savoy, and is honored to be referred to as 'virgin' in 'The UnXmas Story.'
Lara Snavely ("Dear Santa") is not stranger to Jeff Rodland's directing style, Having worked with him in several shows, including: Psysho Beach Party, Betty's Summer Vacation, and Wonder of the World.
Erica Heilmann ("Dear Santa") has been doing theater since she was given her first nameless role in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at the Roadhouse Theater. She did many shows at the Roadhouse Theater and Director's Circle Theater and most recently was Miss Shields in "A Christmas Story" with Cary Players in North Carolina. Erica also appeared in The Attack of the PACA this past June. She is honored to be a part of the next generation of Erie theater here at PACA.
Ken Falkenhagen ("Santa Worshiper/ Dasher) was last seen in Medieval Feast at the Riverside Inn. The next role he has plans on playing is that of husband to his fiance, Cassandra, when the couple weds next summer.
Howard Savoy (Man / Scrooge) Howard K. Savoy II is a veteran comedic actor, having acted in Erie since the late 1980s in venues such as the Erie Playhouse, Director's Circle Theater and Roadhouse Theatre. He is a member of the Murder Division of In All Seriousness, with whom he has performed throughout the tri-state area.
Alex Bolla (Ghosts) Hi! I'm local actor Alex Bolla! You may remember me from such stage productions as "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"!
Jerry Brace (Director of 1-Minute Christmas Carol) "The One Minute Christmas Carol" is the first show Jerry has designed and directed since "Dial M for Murder" at the old Erie Playhouse 40 years ago.
Aaron Pacy (Dasher) has had the pleasure of being in numerous plays here in Erie. From Biloxi Blues to Reservoir Dogs to Rocky Horror Picture Show and many more, he recently finished a stint in the Medieval Feast at the Riverside Inn. This is his 3rd time performing as Dasher....the first reindeer...and don't you forget it!
Jerry Gill (Cupid) is very proud to be a part of this wonderful cast and cutting edge production. He has been active in local theatre for the last twenty years and for the past two years has been seen as the 'Queen'of the Medieval Feast at the Historic Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs.
Domenic DelGreco (Hollywood) was last seen at Medieval Feast at the Riverside Inn. He as appeared in Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip) at the Erie Playhouse and Richard III (Richard) at Gannon. His directing credits include Pillow Man with Drama Shop. Domenic will next be seen in the New Year's Eve Gala at the Erie Playhouse.
Linda Kemp (Blitzen) is thrilled to play Blitzen, on of the eight highest-ranking reindeer in the world. She was last seen at the Playhouse as Tessie Tura in Gypsy.
Scott Frisina (Comet) Soon after returning to the area from Colorado in '99, Scott appeared in the Erie Playhouse production, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest He has since appeared in productions at Director's Circle, Roadhouse, and All an Act.
Christine Sanner (Dancer) is appearing for the second time at PACA. This past June, she appeared in All Men Are Whores during The Attack of the PACA. She also recently appeared in Lives of the Saints at Gannon.
Sean Morgan (Donner/Marley/Chimay) is returning to the Erie stage after living in Pittsburgh. There he worked as a background actor in such films as The Dark Knight Rises and Promised Land. Sean is repising his role as Donner where he formed a working friendship with Jeff Rodland.
Kelly Rodland (Vixen) is thrilled to be working with her favorite director (and husband) again. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's Theatre Department Kelly's favorite roles include Gypsy (Rose) at the Erie Playhouse, Betty's Summer Vacation (Mrs. Siezmagraff) at the Roadhouse, and a Wench for 10 years running in the Medieval Feast at the Riverside Inn. She is honored to be donning antlers again and working with such a great group of people.
rehearsal photo
opening night cast of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
The UnXmas Story. Front row, from left, Laurie Savoy, Howard Savoy and Jeff Rodland join Tammy Blount and Jason Fried, back row, during rehearsal for "A Very Goode Christmas" in Erie on Nov. 14. GREG WOHLFORD//ERIE TIMES-NEWS

[performance photos taken by Jeff Goode]
Set for 1-Minute Christmas Carol
Set for Dear Santa
Set for The UnXmas Story