Mitchell Aiello (Caroler/Narrator/Fred/Old Joe) is originally from the Detroit, MI area with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI. He was last seen performing with Servant Stage Company as Harold Bride (Titanic the Musical). Mitchell has performed all over the country from New York City all the way to Kansas! Other notable regional credits: Younger Brother (Ragtime), Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Pinocchio (Shrek the Musical), Geoffrey (The Lion in Winter), Smee (Peter and the Starcatcher), and Corny Collins (Hairspray). Mitchell would like to first thank his family for their loving support. He would also like to thank his professors and mentors for their inspiration and guidance. Lastly, he wants to send a shout out to Kim and his friends for always having his back! Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @mitchjaiello, mitchellaiello.com
Emily (Marini) Aziza (Harpist) is originally from Lancaster and has made her upbringing in harp music into her professional career for the past 10 years. As the youngest daughter of the Marini family of New Holland, Pennsylvania, she was raised in musical performance since the age of five and in later years branched into other musical avenues with local theater companies, concerts, and solo performances for weddings, funerals, shows, banquets, and other public and private events. Her family has made their livelihood for the past 25 years in handcrafting folk harps and shipping them all over the world. Emily now resides in the outskirts of Lancaster city, with her husband and 1 year old son where she hopes to continue expanding her musical knowledge, skills, and repertoire and to bless those around her while doing so.
Ellie Faggion (Caroler/Narrator/Belle/Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fred/Charwoman) is a native of North Carolina and has been performing since she was seven. Credits include Sight & Sound Theatre’s productions of Jonah and Miracle of Christmas as a student in the 2017 conservatory, and other notable roles include Fantine in Les Misérables and the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass. Ellie was recently seen in SSC’s monumental production of Titanic the Musical. Thanks to my family who’s supported me all the way and my God who has provided exceedingly and abundantly!
Ashley Gage (Narrator, Fan, Martha, Laundress, Want) is thrilled to be making her debut at Servant Stage! Her favorite local credits include: Shrek the Musical (Young Fiona/Baby Bear) and Elf at the Fulton Theatre, Seussical (Jojo) and Into the Woods (Little Red) at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, The 5th of July (Shirley Talley) and Honk Jr. (The Cat) at Susquehanna Stage and School of Rock (Madison) at Popovsky Performing Arts. When not performing, Ashley enjoys playing the piano, violin and ukulele. Thanks to Wally for this awesome opportunity and to her vocal coach Jessica Dey. Love to Mom, Dad and Macie.
Becca Goebel (Caroler/Narrator/Christmas Present/Christmas Future) just made her Servant Stage debut in the recent Servant Stage epic Titanic! Favorite credits include: Princess Brooke-Dutch Wonderland (RWS Entertainment Group), The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Mauckingbird Theater Co.), and Anything Goes (Temple Theaters). Much love to her family and friends. Special thanks to Wally! Temple Made and Temple Proud. Website: www.becca-goebel.com
Lauren Groff (Caroler/Narrator/Christmas Present/Christmas Future) is delighted to welcome in the holidays with you! Previous performances include Servant Stage's Titanic (Caroline Neville), Cavod Theatre's Annie (Miss Hannigan) and Miracle on 34th Street (Doris Walker), Reji Woods Productions (Portrait of a Lady: Barbara Streisand, Golden Age of Broadway), Steitz City Players' Into the Woods (Witch), and Fulton Theatre's Hunchback of Notre Dame (Choir). A big applause to Wally and team for creating a space to play. And thank YOU for supporting live theater. Merry Christmas!
Caleb Heckman (Caroler/Narrator/Bob Cratchit/Marley/Fezziwig) is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful setting of the classic Christmas story. Previously, he appeared with Servant Stage in 2015's HMS Pinafore, as an accompanist for this summer's I'll Fly Away, and most recently in Titanic. Caleb has performed onstage with many local theaters, including Cavod Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, and Fulton Theatre, and has music directed productions for Susquehanna Stage Company, The Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts, and Cavod Academy. When not in rehearsal for one show or another, Caleb loves serving guests as the Catering Manager at the local Chick-fil-A. Caleb is grateful to Wally and Servant Stage for the opportunity to participate in their mission to make art that is accessible to all!
Duane Hespell (Scrooge) Though certainly not new to the play, this is Duane's first look at A Christmas Carol from the perspective of the curmudgeon. Previous, more light-hearted, appearances with Servant Stage include roles in H.M.S. Pinafore, The Importance of Being Ernest and The Old Time Gospel Radio Hour Christmas Show. Duane's hope for our experience here together is simple: That each of us recognize acutely the value of friends and family and that we learn to embrace the joy in each of life's moments, regardless of the circumstances.
Brayden Krikke (Caroler/Narrator/Fred/Old Joe) is thrilled to be a part of Servant Stage’s production of A Christmas Carol! His debut with Servant Stage was just this Autumn with Titanic! College/University productions include Mary Poppins (Bert) and The Magic Flute (Second Priest/Second Guard) at Lancaster Bible College, and Urinetown (Bobby Strong)and Honk! The Musical (Ugly) at Augustana University. Other productions include Grease (Doody), Shrek The Musical (Lord Farquaad),and Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince)through the Dance Gallery of South Dakota as well as Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely)at Roosevelt High School. Brayden was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and loves his bacon slightly crispy and his eggs over easy. He is now in his second year pursuing Musical Theatre at LBC and has had a great time becoming accustomed to the East Coast. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support in everything he pursues as well as his past and present teachers for their wisdom in helping shape who he is today.
Abbie Lesher (Narrator, Fan, Martha, Laundress, Want) age 10, is a Cocalico 5th grader. Abbie is thrilled to be making her debut with Servant Stage. Abbie was most recently seen in Showboat as (little) Kim at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and as 3rd place winner (with her trio) at EPAC’sGot Talent, performing an ASL dance performance. Recent credits include: Into the Woods at Servant Stage Camp, Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka Jr. at Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC). When not on stage, Abbie studies voice, piano, dance and plays soccer! Abbie wants to thank Servant Stage for this wonderful opportunity and her friends and family for their support!
Tony Marini (Musician - cello, pennywhistle)
Brock Meglic (Narrator, Young Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Ignorance) is excited and blessed to be appearing in the Servant Stage Production of "A Christmas Carol." He is a Fifth grade Spanish Immersion student in Manheim Township School District. He has performed in the Servant Stage Summer Camp production of Into The Woods and school shows such as The Rockin' Tale of Snow White and Dorothy in Wonderland. Brock also enjoys being very active with lacrosse, wrestling, golf, and reading. He would like to thank his family, friends, and the Servant Stage crew for their love, support, and prayers.
Lukas Muenstermann (Narrator/Young Scrooge/Tiny Tim/Ignorance) is excited to be returning to Servant Stage. He was seen most recently as Jack Thayer in Titanic. He got his start in theater while living in South Africa, where he performed in drama productions. Lukas has previously performed in Servant Stage youth theater camp productions and in Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas. He loves to play the piano, drums and soccer. He is thankful to God for this opportunity to serve with wonderful people doing something he loves
Conner Moodie (Narrator, Young Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Ignorance), age 11, was just seen on stage as the Bellboy in Titanic. Titanic was his Servant Stage main stage debut! This summer he was the Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Jr. with Servant Stage’s Youth Theatre camps. Previously, he was seen in Fun Home, Willy Wonka, Jr., and Wizard of Oz at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Other favorite roles include Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (New York), Workhouse Boy/Fagin’s Gang in Oliver! (EPAC), and Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man (Lebanon Community Theatre). Conner is a fifth-grader at Hershey Elementary School. When not on stage, Conner can be found in the dance studio at One Broadway Dance Centre, or taking voice and saxophone lessons. He is honored to work with such an amazing cast, and grateful to the Servant Stage production team for giving him this opportunity!
Christine Moussa (Caroler/Narrator/Belle/Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fred/Charwoman) is thrilled to bring to life this beloved classic with Servant Stage Company! Previously, she was in the cast of Titanic and Sing, Sing Swing with Servant Stage. Christine is a recent graduate of the Sight & Sound Conservatory (class of 2016), where she also performed in Samson. Since then, she has greatly enjoyed acting with Piercing Word, Servant Stage Company, Rock Ford Plantation, and a princess party company based in Mt. Holly Springs. She thanks God for the opportunity to do what she loves and hopes you, the reader, have a blessed Christmas season! :-)
Brady Norgaard (Narrator, Christmas Past, Peter, Undertaker's Boy, Goose Boy), age 13, is ready to travel back in time for a Dicken's Christmas! Brady loves performing with Servant Stage and was most recently seen with Servant Stage in Titanic, Jukebox, Old Time Gospel Radio Hour, and A Christmas Carol. Brady recently performed with Creative Works Lancaster, the 2017 American Music Theater Christmas Show where he has been performing since he was 7, as well as playing Curious George in Curious George at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. Brady has also performed with the Fulton Theatre, Creative Works Lancaster, Piercing Word, Prima Theatre, and Lancaster Bible College. Brady would like to thank Servant Stage Company, his family, and teachers for this great opportunity.
Sydney Norgaard (Narrator, Christmas Past, Belinda, Undertaker's Girl, Goose Girl), age 14, is ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with this great cast! Sydney was most recently seen in Servant Stage’s Old Time Gospel Radio Hour, Christmas Carol, and Sherlock Holmes. Recent credits include American Music Theater’s Songs of the Silver Screen and the 2017 Christmas Show, where she has been performing since she was 7. Sydney recently performed in the Fulton’s productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Wizard of Oz, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as Moses and Jonah at Sight and Sound Theaters. Sydney has performed with Prima Theatre, Creative Works Lancaster, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Piercing Word, and Lancaster Bible College as well. Many thanks to Servant Stage, her family, and wonderful teachers for this great opportunity.
Jon Rider (Scrooge) is always proud to return to Servant Stage, once again playing his favorite role as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. The Host of The Old Time Gospel Radio Hour, Mr. Lawrence in Little Women and most recently Isidor Straus in Titanic, Jon is featured with Servant Stage founder Johnathan Bauer in the Veritas children's video series, The Gospels. He played Rooster in the Broadway tour Annie and Abraham in Sight & Sound’s Abraham and Sarah. Author of eleven books, Jon dedicates his work to God, Who blesses him every day through his wonderful wife Kristen.
Matthew Wilhelm (Caroler/Narrator/Bob Cratchit/Marley/ Fezziwig) A sophomore in LBC’s vocal performance major, Matthew is excited for his eighth Servant Stage show, most recently appearing in Titanic,Old Time Gospel Radio Christmas and The Civil War. Since attending the Sight & Sound conservatory in 2015, Matthew has performed with Piercing Word (Sermon on the Mount, The Passion), Maryland Entertainment Group, The Gretna Timbers Dinner Theatre (Make Mine Music), The Fulton Theatre (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), and The Gretna Theatre (She Loves Me), as well as LBC (Mary Poppins, The Magic Flute). Philippians 4:7
Johnathan Bauer (Music Director) see staff bios
Rebecca Bauer (SSC Co-Founder and Costume Designer) has been a part of Servant Stage from the beginning, helping to start the company in 2011, serving on the board of directors, and designing costumes for many Servant Stage shows over the years. She also enjoys being on stage, and has performed with Servant Stage, the Lancaster Symphony, PRiMA Theatre, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, and Cavod Community Theatre. Originally from New Hampshire, she now lives in Strasburg with her husband, Johnathan, and their children, Gabriel and Jubilee.
Jordanne Brodersen (Stage Manager) has been freelance stage manager in the Lancaster area for the last 3 years. Previous Servant Stage credits include The Civil War, Around the Work in 80 Days, Old Time Gospel Radio Christmas, I’ll Fly Away, and most recently Titanic. In the past, she has worked in multiple capacities with local theatre companies and currently works as a lighting technician at Sight and Sound Theatres. She is also a member of the Stage Manager’s Association.
Michael DiSciullo (Stage Manager) Michael is a recent homeschooled High School graduate. While homeschooled, Michael was a part of the theatre program at Lancaster County Christian School where he was Assistant Stage Manager for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and Stage Manager for “Pollyanna” and “Papa was a Preacher.” He has worked with Servant Stage since 2017, most recently as an Assistant Stage Manager for “Jukebox Saturday Night” and Assistant Audio Tech for “I’ll Fly Away,” “Titanic” and all three camp performances this year. Michael has also worked with PRiMA Theatre as a technician. When not tech-ing for a show here or there, Mike can be found at The Coffee Company where he works as a barista. He’d like to thank his parents for their support as he continues his theatre career.
Shaun Ressler (Audio Operator)
Wally Calderon (Artistic Director/Show Director) see staff bios