Anita is thrilled to work with such a fun and talented cast in her first show at the Phoenix Theater! Her favorite credits include: Fiddler On The Roof (Yente), Godspell (Peggy), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Annie Get Your Gun (Dolly Tate), On The Town (Madame Dilly) and The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild (Mildred). Graduate of the University of Washington school of Drama. Love to my family.
Annie St. John/Cuddles
Annie is thrilled to be back performing at the Phoenix. She was last seen in The Wild Women of Winedale and The Ladies Man. Shes also the chef responsible for the cookies offered at the bar. So if you like them, you can visit her website at: www.AnniesRealCooking.com
Thank you so much to my lovely friend Renee for this opportunity and as always love to my family and my fiancé…Binky. You wacky pixie you.
Asa has been seen VERY recently ruining lives and scenes with gusto! (In Clue: on Stage)
And now he’s back to see how much damage he can REALLY do with… wait… one scene!?! Ok. As they say up North. Hold my snow cone! Asa would like to also express his undying love and gratitude to the sexiest, smartest, most adorable stage wife he ever had! Seriously, these two should just get married.
Ingrid Sanai Buron/Lenora & Lou Ida
Ingrid was last seen on the Phoenix Stage as Aunt Ester in “37 Postcards”. Favorite recent roles include: Mrs. Boyle in “The Mousetrap” (Driftwood Players), Stepmother in “Into the Woods” (Red Curtain Foundation) Annie Cannon in “Silent Sky” (Driftwood), Lady D’Ysquith in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (Driftwood),), Kate in “Sylvia: (Renton Civic Theater). Ingrid spent a decade in Los Angeles where she recurred on “House” (FOX), “The Unit” (CBS), guest starred on “Gilmore Girls” (CW), “Prison Break” (FOX), “According to Jim” (ABC), etc. She has also appeared in numerous short films, web series, and commercials in the Pacific Northwest. Her website is www.ingridsanaiburon.com. Love and gratitude to Brian.
Jag/Ainsley & Boykin
Throughout his acting career, Jag has played such roles as a typewriting monkey, a naked elephant, a fastidious cat, a demonic dog, a lab rat, and according to a review in the New York Times, “a memorable duck”. He had a brief moment as an amorous tiger in “Skin Flick” last season here at The Phoenix Theater. He performs improv comedy on the third Sunday of most months at the Grotto theater in the Rendezvous bar in Seattle with a troupe called Turbo Turkey. But he also enjoys playing the occasional human character. He is grateful to Reneé for the invitation to this whacky Christmas party at the Phoenix. And sends thanks to YOU, yes you reading this, thank you for coming to see us. Enjoy our holiday romp and best wishes for a cheerful season full of laughs!
James Lynch/Hoyt & Raynerd
James is thrilled to be back at the Phoenix, with such a fun show and an amazing cast. Previous Phoenix Theatre credits include Mama Won't Fly by Jones, Hope, and Wooten, Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan, The Miser and Women in Jeopardy by Wendy McLeod. When he isn't on stage or at work, James enjoys reading far more comic books than his wife approves of.
Karli Reinbold/Paulette & Donna Joe
Karli (she/her) is so excited to be back here at the Edmonds Phoenix Theatre, celebrating her favorite season by being in this Christmas show! If you see her around in the month of December, she is probably dressed up as a Christmas elf, a tree, or even a reindeer! Karli has a BFA from Central Washington and loved performing in the Seattle area. She was last seen in HEART’s performance of Almost Maine. Some of her favorite shows include “The Importance of being Earnest” (Cecily), “All About Eve” (Eve), and “Rabbit Hole” (Izzy). She send a huge thank you to her friends and family who love and support her. She hopes everyone enjoys the show and has a happy holiday season!
Melanie hates writing bios so it’s my turn. My name is Forest Gump Calderwood and I'm a Pygmy Goat. When I was born my front feet didn’t work right so my Mom wouldn’t feed me. My Grandma Joyce gave me medicine to fix my feet and then fed me with a bottle. I moved in with Melanie when I was about 10 weeks old. Since I was so small I got to stay in the house at night in a crate. I’m 3 years old now and my feet are fine. I’m pretty certain that I am the cutest goat in the world. Head butting is our favorite game although the dogs bark at us. I guess they think that we are hurting each other. I also enjoy sitting with Melanie on the deck although now I'm too big to sit in her lap. We like to listen to Melanie when she is learning her lines. However, after a while we get bored and want her to do a different play. My dog was in 2 plays so I hope that’s it’s my turn soon. Enjoy the play (even though I’m not in it) and happy holiday.
Nicola Amos/Honey Raye
Nicola Amos is excited to return to the Phoenix Theatre after appearing in Twist of the Magi. Highlights include Deathtrap, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and 12 Angry Jurors (SecondStory Repertory), To Kill a Mockingbird and The Maids (Driftwood Players), Godspell (EFT), Jake's Women (Mount Baker Theatre Rep), Local Colour (Touchstone Theatre), and Othello (Kern Shakespeare). Her television and animation v/o work includes Murphy's Law, X-Files, Sabrina (the Animated Series), and Silent Mobius. Nicola would like to thank the amazing Renee, cast and creative team, and her family!
Rita is delighted to be returning to Phoenix Theatre after a long absence from the stage. She was previously seen at Phoenix during the 24-Hour Theatre Festival. She is very excited to be a part of this amazing cast and can’t wait to share this hilarious show with all of you. Some of her favorite roles include: 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress (Georgeanne), Death by Chocolate (Selma), Family Business (War), Fahrenheit 451 (Alice/Emily Bronte), and Murder on the Nile (Beadseller). Rita would like to thank her incredible family and friends for their inspiration and support.
Susan is a regular here. Phoenix audiences may remember her most recently in Mama Won't Fly, The Miser, & Wild Women of Winedale, & numerous others over the past 15 seasons. She has also appeared locally with Woodinville Rep, Ballyhooo, Twelfth Night, Red Curtain, Eclectic Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, and Tacoma Actors Guild among others. Although her TV credits age her, she confesses to appearances in Archie Bunker’s Place, Mrs. Columbo and Northern Exposure. She is a regular performer with the nationally syndicated radio drama series Imagination Theatre.
Tina is thrilled to return to the Phoenix Theatre stage. Sending love and gratitude to her husband, Rick, for being endlessly supportive, and to two recently adopted kittens that are determined to ensure she isn’t too well rested. She is honored to be working with the wonderful and talented cast and crew for this show. Thank you to everyone in the audience for joining us. We could not do this without you.
Zanne Gerrard/Rhonda Lynn
Zanne is thrilled to return to the Phoenix Theatre after eleven years when she last graced the stage as Hera in 'Thunderbolts and Dunderheads,' clashing swords with Renee. By day, Zanne works for the University of Washington College of the Environment in donor services. She received a B.A. with honors in Theatre from Wesleyan University with a focus in directing many decades ago, and an EMPA from the UW Evans School of Public Policy in 2020. She hopes that this is the first of many future theatrical adventures as she returns mid-life to the storytelling she loves. Much love to Ian who gives me the faith and encouragement to keep at it, even if I look absolutely ridiculous while doing it.
Renée is absolutely shocked to be directing her very first play in WA. I think she directed some 1st graders in a version of The Little Red Hen as a high school project in Oregon. She was the assistant director for 37 Postcards last season. Usually she is appearing in the plays. Hopefully you were able to see her in Clue as Mrs. White. And prior to Clue she appeared as Savannah in Mama Won’t Fly last season. She has worked with the Phoenix theatre on and off for 15 years and is thrilled to be taking this next step as a director.
Renée extends special thanks to the Phoenix Theatre's President Eric Lewis and to Artistic Director Melanie Calderwood-- without their insight and support this exciting day would surely not have come.
Amanda Costinette/Stage Manager
Amanda is thrilled to return to the Phoenix Theatre as a stage manager. Her previous role with the Phoenix was as a stage manager for The Miser. During the day, she is an assistant teacher at a Montessori. She thanks her friends and family for their support during this process. Amanda also gives a shout out to the actors for all their hard work throughout this. A special thanks to reader for coming to see the show as it would otherwise be awkward performing to an empty house.
Mary Leedy, Props Artisan
When not on stage or procuring perfect props, Mary can be found nerding out about the fascinating world of Quality Assurance at Zymergen Inc. or on the hunt for goofy food and animal earrings to add to her outrageous and extensive collection.
Mary has previously appeared in the Seattle region as Sylvia in Sylvia and Haversham in the Butler Did It (Renton Civic Theater) as well as Sarah in Living Together (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts).
Craig Marshall,Technical Director
Craig spent several years as a sous chef in kitchens throughout Atlanta and Seattle before electing to be a stay-at-home dad. It is wholly due to both of his sons becoming involved in music and theatre that he began working behind the scenes. When not in the theatre, Craig enjoys travelling abroad, going to baseball games, and trying new foods. He is most grateful for his amazing spouse April and her enduring patience. Fun fact: for a stint in the 90’s, Craig worked in a travelling carnival.
Julia Mounce/Tech Operator
Julia was recently seen in Clue! This is her second production with the Phoenix Theatre. She got her theatre degree from Seattle Pacific University and has most recently appeared in the virtual shows How To Survive A Shakespeare Play and A Virtual Christmas Carol with AlphaNYC and Original Intent with Seattle Public Theatre.
Tracy Cahill/Managing Director
Orphaned by a plane crash in the Himalayas, Tracy was raised by tigers near the banks of the Ganges. When she was young, she dreamed of growing up to be a mermaid. All things considered she is happy with the way things have turned out.
Tracy graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in Theatre. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and bird watching. You may have seen her at the Phoenix recently as “the blubbering blonde giving the curtain speech" in the Wild Women of Winedale or as the gun-wielding home intruder Molly in Female of the Species. She lives for scary movie season.
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