MOD Theatre Company to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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A new adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will begin performances on Wednesday, December 16th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This limited holiday engagement runs through Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Seven performers bring 57 classic characters to life (or death) in this imaginative production. With clever action and creative staging, this ghostly retelling delivers a fresh look at this beloved traditional tale. What "Starcatcher" did for Peter, MOD does for Scrooge.

Dickens' tale follows Scrooge through a night fraught with visitations from haunting holiday spirits. His whole life flashing before his eyes, the miserly Ebenezer is lead down a cold, bitter path to redemption.

MOD Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the classics from page to stage with artistic vision and prowess. A Christmas Carol leads off MOD's flagship season, which will be followed by adaptations of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The cast is lead by Adam Daveline (Into the Woods, Roundabout) playing Scrooge, with Andrea Daveline, Jeff Gonzalez, Ashley Haycock, Leslie Hiatt, Magarin Hobson (Peter and the Starcatcher, Nat'l Tour) and Vanessa Reseland (Into the Woods, Roundabout) playing the remaining 56 characters.

Co-Directing the production is Adam and Andrea Daveline. Andrew Joy is the Managing Producer.

Adam Daveline (Cast/Co-Director) Adam holds an MFA in Acting from the University of San Diego/Old Globe and a BFA in Musical Theater from Brigham Young University. He is an actor, writer, and director who has created productions both on film and on stage. Some notable credits include: Into the Woods (Roundabout/Fiasco), Unlock'd (Duke 42-Prospect), My Life is a Musical (Bay Street), Sita/Sati(New Ohio/Terra Nova), Emma (Old Globe), As You Like It/Inherit the Wind/Richard III (Old Globe),

Andrea Daveline (Cast/Co-Director) Regional credits: Dory in Finding Nemo the Musical (WDW), Fantine in Les Miserables (Theater South), Margot in Dial M for Murder (New York ACC), and Helena in Midsummer (Orem Amphitheater). TV/Film: Dead and Breakfast, The Mommentators, War for the Web, True Horrors. She is currently completing her degree in Business Management from BYU-I.

Jeff Gonzalez (Cast) Jeff's regional credits include Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Playhouse on Park, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, and Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Television: A Crime to Remember (Investigation Discovery). Jeff holds a BA in Theatre Arts from BYU-I, and an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama.

Ashley Haycock (Cast) Ashley holds a BFA from BYU in Music Dance Theater. Favorite credits include: White Christmas, West Side Story, Into the Woods, and A Chorus Line. She has also choreographed for many companies nationwide. Leslie Hiatt (Cast) Favorite credits include: All Shook Up (Natalie), Love's Labour's Lost (Jaquenetta), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Junie B. Jones (May), Crazy for You (Polly), and The Drowsy Chaperone. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from BYU.

Leslie Hiatt (Cast) Favorite credits include: All Shook Up (Natalie), Love's Labour's Lost (Jaquenetta), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Junie B. Jones (May), Crazy for You (Polly), and The Drowsy Chaperone. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from BYU.

Magarin Hobson (Cast) Actor. National Tour: Peter and the Starcatcher. Regional: Making God Laugh (Cortland Rep), The Hasty Heart (HCT). TV: Everwood (WB), Touched by an Angel (CBS), Life is Ruff (Disney Channel). Brigham Young University, BFA Acting.

Vanessa Reseland (Cast) Vanessa is an actor, singer, songwriter. Off-Broadway: Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods (Roundabout Theatre Company), Man of Rock (NYMF). Regional: Grey Gardens (Cape Playhouse), Wait Until Dark (PA Centre Stage), The Who's Tommy (Pittsburgh CLO). TV: series regular on The All-For-Nots (Mark Cuban's HDNet TV), Jimmy Kimmel Live (musical guest). Training: The William Esper Studio, BFA Musical Theatre (Penn State). Vanessa's glitter rock band, WIFEY, performs regularly in NYC. Album available on iTunes.

Andrew Joy (Managing Producer) Andrew is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University in the Theater Management and Producing concentration. He recently worked for Just For Laughs Theatricals assisting on Broadway shows such as Curious Incident...; Wolf Hall; The River; and Kinky Boots. He was the company manager for the Off-Broadway musicals The Underclassman and Long Story Short. He has been an adjunct member of the Broadway League and has a BFA from Brigham Young University.

Tickets are $58.25 and are available at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street) or Call Telecharge 212-239-6200 or Online at

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