Meet the Cast of
"A Christmas Carol"

Caiden Ashton (Child 3: Tiny Tim, Young Scrooge, etc.) is a third grader at Hans Herr Elementary. He loves Jesus, plays football for the Willow Street Wolverines, loves theater and the Chicago Bears, and likes to learn about sharks. Caiden studies tap dance and hip hop, and has attended Theater camp at the Fulton. He also performed in the "You've Got a Friend" benefit at the Trust Theater this summer. He enjoys singing, wrestling, video games, and anything sports related. Caiden is so thankful for the opportunity to perform in A Christmas Carol!

Joy Herr (Caroler 2: Belle, Mrs. Cratchit, etc.) is thrilled to be acting in her second show with Servant Stage Company in their production of A Christmas Carol! Recently, Joy was a part of Dido and Aeneas with Opera Lancaster, HMS Pinafore with Servant Stage Company and Anne of Green Gables with The Lancaster Academy. A passionate singer, Joy takes voice lessons with Heidi Shannon. Joy hopes that this story of redemption will touch the hearts of many this Christmas season.

Joshua Lehman (Caroler 4: Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, etc.) is SO excited to be working with Servant Stage Company once again! Other SSC credits include: Gilbert & SullivanDisney, and An Old-Fashioned Christmas. Although local, he was most recently seen as the Coach in Damn Yankees with Great Plains Theatre in Kansas.  Other regional credits:

Half-Stitched and The Confession at the BIH Stage, Joseph at Sight & Sound, 1st Peter and The Christmas Story with Piercing Word. Education: music degree from The U. of Valley Forge and The U. of Akron. Merry Christmas!

Paul Marini (Caroler 3: Fred, etc.) is excited to be back with the Servant Stage Company and to be a part of such a wonderful and classic show! Paul is blessed to have had the opportunity to perform for over ten years with his family and more recently several theater and film companies. "I hope and pray that you are blessed, laugh a lot and have a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with us! God Bless." 1st Corinthians 10:31

Bradley Myer (Child 1: Christmas Past, Peter Cratchit, etc.) is very excited to perform in his fifth Servant Stage Company show in A Christmas Carol. Fourteen years old and in the 9th grade, he has been involved in theatre since age seven. A few past credits include Voices of Christmas (Multiple Roles) and Joseph (Multiple Roles) with Sight and Sound Theatres, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Edmund) and Aladdin Jr. (Aladdin) with Cavod Theatre, A Swingin’ Christmas (Peter) with Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, and Yankee Doodle Dandy: Music of America (Emcee) with Servant Stage Company. Brad also enjoys playing piano, tap dance, ballet, and singing. He would like to thank Johnathan Bauer for another opportunity to serve the Lord with this phenomenal group.

Sydney Norgaard (Child 2: Fan, Martha Cratchit, etc.) 11 years old, is very excited to be performing in A Christmas Carol and many thanks to Johnathan for this wonderful opportunity. Sydney could be most recently seen in original productions at the American Music Theatre, Servant Stage, and Prima Theatre, as well as Moses and Jonah at Sight and Sound Theatre. Huge thanks to her many teachers for preparing her for the stage! Merry Christmas!

Kat Prickett (Caroler 2: Belle, Mrs. Cratchit, etc.) is filled with joy to be back with Servant Stage! You may remember her as Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest or a Servant Sister in Yankee Doodle Dandy last season. Kat has performed locally with Dutch Apple, PRiMA, Allenberry, EPAC, and Theatre Harrisburg, to name a few. Kat's favorite roles: Marian (The Music Man), Annie Oakley (Annie Get Your Gun) and Cinderella (Into the Woods). Her most recent role is that of Mom to a 10-month-old bouncing baby boy named Elijah Lee and she is so thankful to share this blessing with her husband, Tyler. May God richly bless you this holiday season and thank you for supporting Servant Stage!

Daniel Stargel (Caroler 4: Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, etc.) feels privileged to be a friend of Servant Stage Company. He made his SSC debut in last season's Old-Fashioned Christmas and assistant directed this season's Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. Local theater-goers may recognize him from Bird in Hand Stage's Josiah for President (Mark) and PRiMA's Children of Eden (Adam). His most cherished roles, though, are husband to his wife, Rachel, and father to his two children.

Aimee Bohner (Caroler 1: Christmas Present, etc.) is so excited to be a part of Servant Stage's production of A Christmas Carol after appearing in HMS Pinafore earlier this summer.  She thoroughly enjoys being a part of different productions in the Lancaster area, including Sight and Sound as well as Piercing Word. Her hope is that every audience member feels uplifted and encouraged to enjoy the real meaning of Christmas! Many thanks to family and friends for their support, to Montessori Academy for working around the schedule, and most importantly, to God, for giving the ability and desire to be a part of this!

Allie Hynoski (Child 2: Fan, Martha Cratchit, etc.) is thrilled to be returning to Servant Stage Co for A Christmas Carol. She was last seen here in Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour. Past credits include Children of Eden at Prima Theater, Les Miserable at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Music of the Night and multiple Christmas Shows at American Music Theater, The Wizard of Oz at Gretna Theatre, Gypsy at the Fulton Theatre, Annie Jr and Wizard of Oz Jr at Ephrata Performing Arts Center along with many Political/Sporting events. Merry Christmas and Enjoy the show!

Della Limbert (Caroler 1: Christmas Present, etc.) is thrilled to be a part of her 3rd production with Servant Stage! Della has been involved with the Fine Arts for over the past 16 years she has appeared in numerous local choirs, orchestras, ensembles and theater productions. Some of her credits include Little Women, Oklahoma, The King and I, Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour and HMS Pinafore. She is very excited to play a part is one of the most loved Christmas stories of all time. Thank you to Johnathan for this wonderful opportunity and to my family and Michael for their love and support.

Emily Marini (Harp, Flute), of New Holland, PA, is super happy and excited to join Servant Stage in enhancing your Christmas with this wonderful musical/theatrical experience! It is her prayer that you will be inspired through the performance and encouraged to remember what this season is about and indeed that Christ would be the focus of every gift and act of love. A very merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

Brady Norgaard (Child 3: Tiny Tim, Young Scrooge, etc.), 10 years old, is very excited to be performing with his sister and his Servant Stage friends in A Christmas Carol! Brady could be most recently seen in original productions at the American Music Theatre, Servant Stage Company, Theater Harrisburg, and Prima Theatre as well as shows at the Fulton theater including Les Miserable and Gypsy. A big thank you to his teachers, family, and friends! Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Everyone!

Bob Pegritz (Irish whistle) has been playing the Irish whistles for over thirty-five years.  He has recorded three professional CDs and has appeared as backing musician on over 120 CD projects for other entertainers. Bob has also been part of the worship groups in several large churches as well as one of the founding members of the Celtic Band at the McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia. Bob lives in Southern Lancaster county.

Jon Rider (Scrooge) Jon’s credits range from the Los Angeles Opera to the Lancaster Symphony Choir to originating the roles of Abraham in Sight & Sound’s Abraham and Sarah and Publicus in The Centurion The Musical to playing Rooster in the Broadway tour of Annie. His favorite role is playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Recently, he played the radio host in Servant Stage’s Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour, Dr. Drosselmeyer in the Fulton's all-time box office hit children's show The Nutcracker, and finished up an educational video series for children on the Gospels. Jon is the author of several books, including The BIBLE: By The Numbers, a book of puzzles designed to get people of all ages to read their Bibles, and his book of weekly devotions, A Journey To Contentment. He has written more than fifty songs and, on a grander scale, is the author of the libretto and lyrics for MARTYR, his historical musical drama. As always, Jon dedicates his work to the Lord, Who blesses him every day through his wife Kristen.

Lauren Witman (Child 1: Christmas Past, Belinda Cratchit, etc.) a high school freshman, has performed at American Music Theatre, PRiMA, and with the Annie Moses Band at Carnegie Hall, Cannery Ballroom and twice at the Grand Ole Opry House. Lauren studied ballet since age 4 and currently also enjoys studying pointe, jazz, tap, voice, piano, violin and guitar. Lauren wishes to thank her parents, Andrea McCormick, Servant Stage, and her Lord Jesus for the gift of music and for placing His song in her heart.