Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) – Blog
Posted – October 29, 2013
by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez
directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth
Nov 8 – Dec 14, 2013
Part vaudeville, part Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged, Every Christmas Story Ever Told… is a fast, furious, and slightly irreverent look at the holiday classics and traditions we all remember. From Frosty to Rudolph and the Grinch to It’s A Wonderful Life, no pop culture holiday icon is spared in this whirlwind of holiday merriment. “A show that will have you laughing harder than spiked eggnog.” – THEOTHERORLANDO
Stephen Alan Carver (Stephen)
Stephen appeared in Twisted, Spooky, Creepy at LFT three years ago and was the director of TSC in the initial incarnation in Hollywood many years ago. He also directed two shorts in LFT’s Pick of the Vine series two years ago. Stephen has also appeared in several roles at the Long Beach Playhouse, including Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure; Dr. Lyman (PhD) in Bus Stop; Dr. Finache in A Flea in Her Ear; Dr. Zubritsky in Fools; Brian Runnicles in No Sex Please, We’re British; and The Limping Man in Fuddy Meers. As always, this performance is dedicated to the memory of his parents, Shirley and Ercey Carver.
Chris McNair (Chris)
Chris has appeared on TV in One Tree Hill and Friends and in the movie Remarkable Power. He recently performed as Kenny in Laughter on the 23rd Floor which was also directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth. He has studied at Lee Strasberg Actors Studio and HB Studios in New York City and at Stella Adler Academy and UCB in Los Angeles. He is currently studying with Alfred Molina at the New American Theatre where he is a member of the studio ensemble. This is Chris’s third time performing here at Little Fish, and he is very happy to be back. He has previously appeared here as Aldo in Italian American Reconciliation and as Jicko in the 2010 Christmas show And to All a Goodnight. This is his second play in a row working with director Holly, who is quickly becoming the Capra to his Stewart. Thank you Holly, Stephen and Dan for all the fun, I wasn’t embarrassed at all. Merry Christmas and all of that to all of you!
Daniel Tennant (Danny)
Daniel arrives at Little Fish fresh from Surf City Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. After having appeared in over thirty stage productions in the South Bay area, Daniel is making his LFT debut. Previously, he was seen performing as Borachio in MBCC’s production of Wm. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, with “demonic grace, if you can imagine an Elizabethan Peter Lorre.” Prior to that, he was seen on the Torrance Theatre Company stage in his third production of …And Then There Was Nun!, where his portrayal of Sister Gloria “capture[d] the scripts insanity.” Other highlights of his theatrical career include: Christmas Carol, Norman, is that You?, Babylon Heights, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Sunshine Boys, London Suite, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Fools, A Midsummer Nights Dream and many more.
Holly Baker-Kreiswirth (Director/Sound Designer)
Last seen in Pick of the Vine ‘13, Holly is thrilled to once again be multi-tasking in her eighth show directing and eighteenth show sound designing at Little Fish Theatre. Past LFT credits include Katherine in Panache (winner of three StageSceneLA Awards, including Outstanding Ensemble Cast Performance), Director Tryst (winner of Best Duo Performance, StageSceneLA Awards), Producer, Director, Actor Twisted, Spooky, Creepy ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, ‘12, Producer, Director, Actor Pick of the Vine ‘09, ’10, ‘11, ‘12, ‘13 and Director Wonder of the World. Favorite roles include Claire in Proof, Li’l Bit in How I Learned To Drive and Lucienne in A Flea in Her Ear. Film/TV credits include Private Practice, Hunter, Some Kind of Wonderful, Chicago Hope, HBO’s Gia, Saved by the Bell, and Star Search. Thank you to my fearless cast and crew for making me laugh every day of this process.