Liam Barker (Ensemble) is an eighth grader from Mason, Oh. Liam has been seen as Young Brennan in Inspiring Arts' McBride’s Call, Randolph in Bye Bye Birdie, and joined the cast most recently in Horizons of Gold. He would like to thank his cast members, directors, and family members for supporting him and hopes you enjoy the show.
Tessa Barnes (Children's Ensemble) is in 7th grade and is homeschooled. She was recently seen in the Ensemble of Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever as Charlie. She would like to thank her Mom for all the driving and her sister, Lacie, for all of the vocal help. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Ava Bentley (Ensemble) is a sophomore from Harrison who attends Harrison High School. Most recently, she portrayed a fair maiden in the exciting production of Pirates of Penzance. Ava would like to thank her parents for their never ending support and love. She would also like to thank the Lord for all of the blessings and opportunities He has given her on this journey.
Becky Bolser (Mrs. Mops) devoted wife and loving mother residing in Liberty Township, was most recently seen in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold as Edith. She wants to thank the whole Inspiring Arts family for the work everyone does to share beautiful stories, and hopes you enjoy this one. Merry Christmas!
Benjamin Bolser (Mr. Hawkins, Charity Man) is happy to be in his second show with Inspiring Arts. Previously seen on stage holding a solid gold key to Sweet Apple, Ohio. Many thanks to all the fantastic folks that make Inspiring Arts possible. A happy Christmas to all of you!
John Bolser (Fred Anderson) graduated from Classical Conversations. His most recent role was The Pirate King in Inspiring Art’s Pirates of Penzance. He would like to thank everyone for their continued support and hopes you enjoy this timeless story. A very Merry Christmas to one and all!
Sofi Bolser (Ensemble) lives in Liberty Township. She was most recently seen in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold and Legacy. Sofi is excited to be on stage with her entire family for this show, and is very grateful for their love and support.
Eleanor Boys (Ensemble) is a seventh grader from Norwood. Her most recent main stage role was in the ensemble of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Eleanor thanks the production team for this super fun opportunity and thanks her family (especially Annalise) for supporting her dreams by enduring many extra hours in the car.
Audrey Burgdorf (Christmas Past / Lamplighter) is a homeschooled junior in high school. She was most recently seen as a featured dancer in Horizons of Gold and most well known as Kim in Inspiring Arts' Bye Bye Birdie. Audrey would love to thank all the cast mates that laughed alongside her in every rehearsal and a special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put on this show. Enjoy!!
Lydia Burkhard (Fannie Scrooge)
Micah Burkhard (Ensemble)
Ryan Burkhard (Ensemble)
Lucia "Lulu" Clemente (Ensemble) is a freshman at Cincinnati Christian Schools. Some of her recent credits are Billy from Honk! Jr. and Mayzie La Bird in Seussical the Musical Jr. Lulu would like to thank her parents for all the love and support they give and for driving her to rehearsal, and all the great friends she has for their love and support and for dealing with her constant singing.
Anna Cook (Emily) is a high school senior from Liberty Township. She was recently seen as Isabelle in Inspiring Arts' Pirates of Penzance and in the ensemble of Horizons of Gold. She would like to thank her family for their support and Mrs. Kenniv for this opportunity. Colossians 3:23
Tessa Cooper (Children's Ensemble) is a 6th grader at Mason Intermediate School. She was seen in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and more recently played Rafiki in The Lion King at school. She loves her family and her dog Bailey and is grateful for the people who have helped her sharpen her singing and acting skills!
Sophia Cox (Children's Ensemble) is a 4th grader at Mars Hill Academy. She was recently seen as Lullaby Girl and Ozian in her school's musical production of The Wizard of Oz. She would like to thank her mom, Vanessa, for faithfully encouraging and supporting her in a growing love for theater.
Thomas Cox (Children's Ensemble) is a 2nd grader at Mars Hill Academy. He is excited to be participating in his first Inspiring Arts show and thanks the staff for this opportunity. Thomas is grateful for his mom, Vanessa, for nurturing an ever growing love of theater and music. He hopes you all enjoy the show!
Gwendalyn Cullen (Ensemble) is an eighth grader at St. Susanna. She began performing at the age of two. She was recently seen as Anna in Frozen Jr. and Professor Ray in Finding Nemo Jr. When not on stage, Gwen enjoys reading, golfing, playing basketball and cheerleading. Gwen hopes you enjoy the show and have a Merry Christmas!
Matt Dentino (Ebenezer Scrooge) comes from a family of performers with credits that reach all the way back into the days of Vaudeville. His own credits include TV commercials, Opryland, The Nashville Network, and USO tours as well as professional and local theaters around the country. He recently started singing with a 70’s cover band called AM Gold!
Heaven Diastello (Ensemble) is a Dental Hygiene sophomore at Sinclair College in Dayton. Involved in every musical opportunity available to her, Heaven’s credits range from a soprano/soloist in Christmas Cantatas to lead instrumentalist in Praise+Worship. Musical theatre is her lifelong dream and she thanks her family, who supports and admires her in all that she puts her mind to.
Dirk Doebereiner (Undertaker, Charity Man) is excited to be working with Inspiring Arts and its phenomenal assembly of dedicated cast, crew and staff. He would like to thank his family for their never-ending support.
Anna Gallier (Ensemble) is a homeschooled freshman from West Chester. She was last seen in the ensemble of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Anna would like to thank her family for all the support and all the directors for their commitment. Enjoy the show!!
Katherine Garrison (Sally Anderson) lives in Colerain, is a homeschooled junior, and works at the Colerain Chick-fil-A. She has been seen as Emily Webb in Our Town and Queen Maria Morevna in The Warrior Queen. She thanks her Dad, Sarah, Julia, Benjamin and Josiah, who always believed in her, and to her mom who spent countless hours making this possible.
Elyana Haraldsen (Ensemble) is a homeschooled junior last seen in Pirates of Penzance as a very masculine policeman. You can find find her dancing, working in church ministry, or simply making situations slightly more awkward then they should be. She would like to thank her mom because, "I cannot do this alone. I need my mommy and I don't care who knows it."
James Holder (Jonathon) is a homeschool student, heavy-metal enthusiast and expert on all things Marvel and DC. He had such a good time playing Charlie Brown in the 2021 Legacy cast that he couldn’t wait to appear with his Inspiring Arts friends again, this time as “Jonathan.” [Insert James Bond music here...] James thanks Mrs. Marsh for encouraging him and for giggling through his audition.
Jennifer Holder (Christmas Future / Blind Old Woman) is a mom and wife, a reader, a homeschool teacher, and the driver of a 1998 Pontiac Firebird. She last appeared on stage around the same time the above-mentioned Pontiac was rolling off the assembly line. She is so grateful to Inspiring Arts for the opportunity to do this show with her son, James.
Brighton Hummer (Mr. Fezziwig) is a 2020 graduate of THE Ohio State University, and lives in Deer Park. He likes to alternate between putting 150 hours into musicals and 150 hours into Zelda games. He hopes the show will bring you joy this Christmas!
Camdon Hutchinson (Ensemble) is a freshman from Mars Hill Academy. You may have seen him in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold ensemble. He is so happy to be apart of such a beautiful community. He hopes you enjoy A Christmas Carol and more shows to come.
Holly Kane (Grace Smythe) is a 4th grade student at Charis Classical Academy. She was recently seen in the kids’ ensemble of Inspiring Arts’ Horizons of Gold and has performed in many ballet productions with Le Jeune Dance. She is grateful for the opportunity to perform with Inspiring Arts and thanks her mom and grandparents for their love and support.
Elisha Kenniv (Mrs. Cratchit) is a freshmen at Sinclair Community College studying video production. She has been involved in every Inspiring Arts production to date, recently playing Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance. She hopes you enjoy the show and have a very Merry Christmas!
Jovan Kenniv (Ensemble) is a sophomore at Charis Classical academy in Mason. He was recently seen as an ensemble member in Horizons of Gold. He dedicates his performance to his mom for encouraging him to do theatre, and hopes you enjoy the show!
Grace Lewandowski (Ensemble) is a junior at Mars Hill Academy. She enjoyed being in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold for the second time last summer. She would like to thank her amazing set-building dad (as would Inspiring Arts!!) and hopes that you enjoy the show!
April Lewis (Mrs. Smythe) is a homeschooling mother of three from Sycamore Township. She’s most recently been seen in Inspiring Arts’ Horizons of Gold and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She is thankful for the Inspiring Arts community and excited to see her children Evan and Delaney in the Prologue of this show!
Sophie Lyon (Martha Cratchit) is a sixth grader at Charis Classical Academy. She has been seen as Gladys (SHAZAAM!) in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and as part of the ensemble in Horizons of Gold. She thanks Mrs. Kenniv and Mrs. Marsh, and is especially excited to be a part of this show because her cast mates make up most of her favorite humans in the world!
Josie Mabry (Ensemble) is a homeschooled sophomore. She has been onstage with Inspiring Arts for number of shows, including playing Nettie in Horizons of Gold 10th anniversary last summer. She would like to thank her mom, Rachel Mabry, for all the time and support she has put into her. Josie hopes you enjoy this performance!
Nathan Mabry (Charity Man)
Rachel Mabry (Scrooge's Mother), a homeschool mom of four from Maineville, has been seen as Margaret in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold, Mrs. Merkle in Bye Bye Birdie, Connie in Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and in the ensemble in McBride's Call. Thank you Nathan for being my biggest supporter, and Arielle for being my biggest cheerleader.
Arielle Hope Mantel (Christmas Past / Apple Seller) is an INFP, an enneagram 3, and a Slytherin. She also helps to run the Inspiring Arts social media pages. Her current dream is to someday visit every single Disney and Universal Theme Park around the world. She is once again hoping for a Tony nomination for her role in this production.
Joy Mason (Mrs. Fezziwig) is a recent graduate of Little Miami High School turned Chick-Fil-A employee (yes, she's one of THOSE theater kids). She was most notably seen as Edith in Inspiring Arts' Pirates of Penzance. She wants to thank God for being wonderful and Mrs. Kenniv for the opportunity to share her talents on stage. Enjoy the show!!
Jacob Meadors (Bob Cratchit) is happy to play a role from one of his favorite books by his favorite author. His favorite moment this year was receiving the second ever membership given by #Marsh Gym #GymLife #BulkGains. Thanks, Kerry!
Katie Moore (Ensemble) is a 13-year-old homeschooler from Netherfield Park. She has recently appeared in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold and Bye Bye Birdie. She would like to thank Colin Firth for being the one and only Mr. Darcy, and Elizabeth Bennet for thus polluting the shades of Pemberley. Merry Christmas!
Luke Moore (Young Ebenezer) is a sophomore economics / finance major at Cedarville University. He was last seen as Goodland Man in Horizons of Gold, and his favorite role was Marius in All Together Now! He’d like to thank his awesome family for all their love and loyalty throughout his life. 1 John 4:13-15
Helen Mariah Murdoch (Ensemble) resides in Cincinnati, where she teaches 5th grade. Her favorite roles include Liesl in The Sound of Music with Bart’s Bards and Fairy May in The Curious Savage with her high school (and her brother!). She hopes that Scrooge’s late night adventure rekindles the spirit of gratitude and joy in each of you.
Josias Ng (Children's Ensemble) is a 6th grade homeschool student from Mason. He was in Inspiring Arts' The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Horizons of Gold, and absolutely loves being on stage. He wants to thank his sisters (real and fake!) for forcing him to audition a year ago - now he cannot stop! He also wants to thank everyone at Inspiring Arts for helping actors like himself.
Sam Parker (Jacob Marley) is a long time Inspiring Arts veteran. Sam is currently working as an exhibit artist building exhibits at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Sam is very excited to tell you all the story of The Christmas Carol!
Dominic Pearson (Old Joe) is a senior at Royalmont Academy in Mason. Last spotted belting notes in the piratical ensemble of Inspiring Arts’ Pirates of Penzance, he has lately been freed from the indentures of his schedule enough to take on another show! He thanks Inspiring Arts for the acting community they provide him to thrive in.
Luke Robbins (Cratchit Brother) from West Chester is a 5th Grader at Charis Classical Academy. Although this is his first show experience, Luke was on the summer stage at Inspiring Arts' Summer Spotlight Camp! Luke would like to thank his cousin, Zachary, for encouraging him take a chance on theater.
Camilia Roe (Children's Ensemble) is a homeschooled 6th grader. This is her first big show but she is always looking for new ways to make people laugh or smile. She would like to thank everyone who made this show possible!
Liliana Roe (Ensemble) is a homeschooled freshman from Fairfield. She recently played young Rose in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold. She would like to thank her parents for their support and encouragement. She would especially like to thank her dad for being her favorite Uber driver ever!!! <3
Evelyn Ross (Cratchit Sister) is a 4th grader in the Kings School District and lives in Landen. She was last seen in her first production, Horizons of Gold with Inspiring Arts as part of the kids ensemble. She would like to thank the audience for coming to the show and her amazing director, Mrs. Kenniv for all that she has taught her! Enjoy the show!
Sydney Ross (Tiny Tim) is a 4th grader in the Kings School District and lives in Landen. She was last seen in Inspiring Arts' Horizons of Gold (her first production) as part of the kids ensemble. She would like to thank the audience for coming to the show, and her amazing director, Mrs. Kenniv for all that she has taught her! Enjoy the show!
Joshua Sigg (Ensemble) is a freshman homeschooler from Liberty Township. He has previously played Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Jafar in Aladdin, and more with Encore Performing Arts. Joshua is excited to be in his first show with Inspiring Arts and hopes you enjoy the show!
Addison Stone (Ensemble) is a homeschooled sophomore at the Stone Institute for Amazing Children. Her favorite role was Ivy in Inspiring Arts' Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She would like to give 2023 Gratitude Awards to her dad for Awesome Set Builder and her mom for Best Chauffeur.
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David Turpin (Ensemble) is a homeschooler from Lebanon. Previous favorite roles include Cosmo Brown in Singing in the Rain, and Grimsby in The Little Mermaid. This is his first show with Inspiring Arts. He thanks his family for their love and support.
Lorin Turpin (Scrooge's Father) from Lebanon graduated from homeschool, graduated from GBBI in ministry, and is currently a self-employed voice-over actor and producer. He was seen as Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia with the Fairbanks Drama Assn. He dedicates his performance to his family for their support, and hopes you fall in love with Christmastime all over again.
Layla Walz (Ensemble) is a sophomore at Reading High School. She was most recently seen in Pirates of Penzance and dedicates this performance to her dad who played Marley and Scrooge in his high school and college performances.
Victor Wiseman (Child Scrooge) is a 12-year-old homeschooler from Fairfield. This is his first Inspiring Arts show, and he is excited for this opportunity. Victor would like to thank Mrs. Kenniv for being a wonderful director.