A Christmas Story

Join the Palmerton Drama Club for their production of A Christmas Story!

Come see the classic Christmas story of youngster Ralphie Parker as he ventures to convince his mother to let Santa bring him his long wanted Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun! But first he must get through a bully, convince his teacher and a mall Santa, and avoid his cranky father, all so his mother will let him get it!

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Available online or at the door. Tickets available Now!

Performances are held in the High School Auditorium on December 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night.

Flowers, T-Shirts, Candy-Grams, and Show Posters will be available in the lobby prior to all performances courtesy of the Palmerton Drama Parents Club.

Snacks and light refreshments can also be purchased prior to the show at the School Store. All proceeds benefit the Drama Club.

So mark your calendars and be sure to invite all of your friends and family!

Cast Bios

Danny Haskins

Ralph & Cowboy


Riley Fallon

Ralphie Parker

Riley has been a part of drama club for two years now, beginning with Sound of Music. Riley was also Young Simba in The Lion King, Jr!, part of the ensemble in Mamma Mia, and Grimsby in The Little Mermaid Jr! His favorite memory was roaring in Lion King Jr!, and being directed by Molly and Katie. He wants to thank his friends and family.

Molly Campbell

Mother

This is Molly’s fifth year in the club and she is very excited to be a part of one of her favorite Christmas movies. Playing the Mother is such a fun role because she gets to play it along side of some of her best friends. She would like to thank Mr. Harris and Brandyn for the work they put into the show. Some of her favorite memories are doing the many leg lamp scenes.

Mitchell Hourt

The Old Man

This is Mitchell’s fifth year with the club and he is thrilled to be a part of this holiday classic! Some of his previous roles with PHSDC include Orin Scrivello D.D.S in Little Shop of Horrors, Plato in Rebel Without a Cause, Rev. John Hale in The Crucible, and Harry Bright in Mamma Mia. His favorite memory is the inaugural lighting of the major award in Mr. Harris’s fourth block.

Josh Rehatchek

Randy

Josh is in eighth grade and is enjoying his third year with the club. He previously played the roles of Qian-Po in Mulan Jr!, Banzai in The Lion King Jr!, Hopkins in The Crucible, Extra in Mamma Mia, and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid Jr! Josh would like to thank his family and friends for their continuous support.

Kelly Heinick

Miss Shields

This is Kelly’s fifth year in the club and she is currently playing the role of Miss Shields. Going into her senior year, she has played many roles before, such as Donna in Mamma Mia, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Judy in Rebel Without a Cause. She especially enjoyed Saturday morning rehearsals with her friends. She would like to thank Mr. Harris and Brandyn for everything they do.

Harrison Denithorne

Flick

Harrison has been in the drama club since sixth grade and says it has been a blast. HIs favorite roles are Fa Zhou, Goon, Shenzi, Giles Corey, Father Alexandrios, King Triton, and now Flick. Harrison wants to thank his family for their support and Danny Devito for his acting influence.

Zane Himmelwright

Schwartz

This is Zane’s third show with the drama club. His previous roles include Pumbaa in The Lion King Jr. and chef Louis in The Little Mermaid Jr. He is happy to be back and looks forward to future shows.

Cora Wentz

Esther Jane Alberry

This is Cora’s second year in drama club. She has been in The Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr!, and currently, A Christmas Story. She was Flounder in The Little Mermaid Jr! and is Esther Jane in A Christmas Story. Cora is also in soccer, cross country, track & field, Girl Scouts, chorus, NJHS, and Gifted. Cora’s favorite memory is the first night reading lines.

Aniah Silva

Helen Weathers

Aniah wants to become a great actress when she grows up. She hopes being in the drama club will help her gain some skills and experience in order to achieve her goal! She's been in a couple of productions so far, and she feels she improves every time. She pushes herself to give it all she's got with each performance. She also participates in marching band as a Silk.

Rheese Borland

Scut Farkas & Black Bart

Rheese has been a valuable and talented member of the Palmerton Drama Club and has acted in other shows including, Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, The Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, and Mamma Mia.

Kellen Trotter

Farkas' Goon #1 & Desperado #1

Kellen has been in drama club for two years and this is his second show. He really enjoys being part of the production and hopes to be back next year.


Alysa Roe

Farkas' Goon #1 & Desperado #1

Alysa has been with the drama club for four years. This is the eighth show she has been a part of. She loves performing and portraying the many different roles she was cast for. Alysa would like to thank Mr. Harris and everyone involved for making the shows possible. She looks forward to participating in future shows.

Braden Gower

Santa


Gina Laviolette

Santa's Elf

This is Gina's fourth year in drama club, and her eighth show, and she's so glad she got involved. She would like to thank Mr. Harris, Brandyn, Resa, and her best friend Julia for helping her grow in the club throughout the years and always providing support when she needed it.

Gianna Crispo

Santa's Elf

Gianna has been a member of the drama club for five years, and is happy to be starting her last year with such a fun show. She is so excited for audiences to see the production. Gianna would like to thank the rest of the club for being there for her over the years. She would also like to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support in everything she does.

Chris Ross

Tree Lot Owner & Voice of a Neighbor

Back at his old school, Chris was in The Wizard of Oz, A Bad Plan Goes Wrong, and Living Stations. In Palmerton, he has been in Mamma Mia and The Little Mermaid Jr! His favorite memory in drama club was when he was The Fluke is the Duke of Soul in The Little Mermaid, Jr! He would like to thank his family for all of their help on his journey.

Ian Everett

Delivery Man

This is Ian's fifth show. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support

Maddie Everett

Extra

This is Maddie’s second year with the drama club. Her past roles include Raifiki in The Lion King Jr!, Ensemble in The Crucible and Mamma Mia, and Ursula in The Little Mermaid Jr! Her favorite memories with the club include the cast parties and trying on her tentacles for the first time. She would like to thank her friends and family for all of their love and support.

Aliyah Snyder

Extra

Aliyah has been in Rebel Without a Cause, Sound of Music, Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, and The Little Mermaid Jr! She would like to thank all of her friends and family for all of the support that they’ve given her throughout.

Serenity Hamilton

Extra

Serenity has been with the drama club for three years. The shows she’s been in include Mulan Jr!, Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, Mama Mia, The Little Mermaid Jr!, and she is currently in A Christmas Story. She enjoys the cast parties, and dress rehearsals.

Nicole Kester

Extra

It’s Nicole’s third year in the drama club. She was in all of the junior shows and in Mamma Mia and The Crucible. She enjoys harmonizing with the group in whatever they are singing. She is glad she got to be a part of this and would like to thank her family and friends.

Maddy Wentz

Extra

This is Maddy’s third year in the drama club. Her roles included ensemble in Mulan Jr!, The Lion King Jr!, and Mamma Mia, as well as a princess in The Little Mermaid Jr! Some of her favorite memories with the drama club are cast parties and dress rehearsals. She would like to thank her family and friends for being amazing and supportive.

Hannah Serfass

Extra

Hannah played the parts of Yun in Mulan Jr!, Belle in Rebel Without a Cause, Marta in Sound of Music, Adult Nala in The Lion King Jr!, Susanna in The Crucible, Extra in Mamma Mia, and Ariel in The Little Mermaid Jr!

Isabella Catania

Extra

This is Isabella’s second show with the drama club. Isabella participated in The Little Mermaid Jr! and enjoyed it very much. Isabella is grateful to be a part of A Christmas Story. Isabella would like to thank all of the directors for their hard work.

Ariella Catania

Extra

Ariella has been a part of the drama club for a year and loves to be a part of this amazing club. She has been in Mamma Mia and The Little Mermaid Jr!, and is immensely excited for upcoming shows. Ariella would like to thank her family, friends, and directors for all the support and dedication they put into these wonderful shows.

Senia Smith

Caroler


Bailey Moyer

Caroler

The stage is Bailey’s home away from home! She was in All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Rebel Without a Cause, a nun in The Sound of Music, Mrs. Putnam in The Crucible, Lisa in Mamma Mia, choreographer for Lion King Jr!, and assistant choreographer for The Little Mermaid Jr! She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support.

Faith Szena

Caroler

Faith’s previous shows include It’s A Wonderful Life, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Rebel Without A Cause, The Sound of Music, The Crucible, and Mamma Mia. She would like to thank the drama club and her family for all their support.

Carly Schwenger

Caroler


Maggie Himmelwright

Caroler


Autumn Heydt

Caroler

This is Autumn’s third year in the drama club. Previous shows include Mulan Jr!, Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, And The Little Mermaid Jr! Autumn attributes her love of theater to the numerous trips to NYC with her mom to see Broadway shows!

Caitlin Smith

Caroler

Caitlin would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support, especially the Carolers for being a great group of girls to work with.

Autumn Ladd

Caroler

Autumn has been in Mulan Jr!, Rebel Without a Cause, The Sound of Music, The Lion King Jr!, Mamma Mia, The Crucible and The Little Mermaid Jr! She would like to thank Mrs. Hall & Mr. Harris, her family and especially her mom & Bruce! Her favorite memory is the dance called 'Dancing Queen' from Mamma Mia. Everytime she was on that stage dancing to that song, she felt like someone else.

Fiona Winger

Caroler

Fiona has been in the drama club for three years now and this is her eighth show. Her previous shows are Mulan Jr!, Rebel Without a Cause, Sound of Music, The Lion King Jr!, The Crucible, Mamma Mia, and The Little Mermaid Jr! Her favorite memory is walking into the band room for the first carolers rehearsal and singing "Carol of the Bells" like they already knew it before. She wants to thank everyone.

Crew Bios

Ella Cronk

Sound Board

Ella has been in stage crew since eighth grade, and is currently serving her second year as president. She would like to thank Mr. Harris and Brandyn for giving her this opportunity and her friends for keeping her sane through tech week.

Frankie Webb

Light Board

Frankie has been a part of three shows: The Crucible, Mamma Mia, and The Little Mermaid Jr! She can’t wait to participate in the club’s future shows. She always looks forward to rehearsal with her friends. One of her favorite memories is getting to fire the confetti cannon for the finale of Mamma Mia.

Matthew Yurkunas

Front of House Manager

Stage crew has provided Matthew with an experience like no other club. He believes that to have the ability to visualize a set in your head and then transfer it to real life is a great feeling. He would like to thank Brandyn Miller and Mr. Harris for dedicating so much of their time to this club to ensure we have a great show!

Julia Kupillas

Curtains

This is Julia's seventh show in stage crew and she has made a lot of great friends, as well as amazing memories. Her favorite memories include disrupting Mr. Harris’ AP class to show Mitchell the leg lamp, and finding a chicken in a Christmas tree. She'd like to thank Brandyn, Mr. Harris, and her best friend G for keeping her going and making this all possible. This club is like a family.

Abby Anthony

Stage Hand

This is Abby’s fourth show with the drama club. Her favorite memory in the club was during The Crucible when one of her friends ripped a hole in her pants during intermission. She would also like to thank her parents for all of the support they’ve given her.

Aidan Heist

Stage Hand

So far Aidan has been a part of three shows: The Crucible, Mama Mia, and A Cristmas Story. His favorite memory was during Mama Mia when he had to close the taverna door. He would like to thank all of his family for their support.

Brooklynne Winger

Stage Hand

This is Brooklynne's first year in stage crew it has been a great time. She would like to thank her dad for pushing her to do stage crew. She would also like to thank her mom, her aunt,and her sister Fiona for always helping her out when she comes home on bad days.

CJ Kern

Stage Hand

This is currently CJ's fourth show with the stage crew. He loves being able to work on sets with his friends for the upcoming shows. His favorite memory from the club is when he got stuck behind the set of Mamma Mia during show night.

Ethan Jones

Stage Hand

Ethan has been with stage crew for six shows. This is his seventh. He enjoys stage crew because he gets experience with theater and he gets to hang out with his friends. He plans to stay in stage crew as long as he can.

Grace Heist

Stage Hand

Grace has been in the drama club for four years. She has had roles in 1984, Sound of Music, and The Crucible. This show she is doing stage crew. Her favorite memory in stage crew so far was sitting backstage during the NJHS induction looking at PSAT memes with Matt, Julia, CJ, and Paige. She is looking forward to doing Big Fish in the spring

Hailey Hatzis

Stage Hand

This will be Hailey's fifth show with the drama club. Her favorite memory is during Mamma Mia when everyone danced and sang with the cast at rehearsals. She would like to thank her parents for driving her to and from rehearsals and thank her friends for helping her not go insane.

Hannah Citron

Stage Hand

Hannah is in Film Club, Chorus, PAAC, Art Club, and Stage Crew. This is her first show with the club, and she is very excited to continue on with the stage crew.

Hannah O'Neil

Stage Hand

Hannah believes stage crew is a family who loves each other, and that is why the shows are as amazing as they are. This is the eighth production she has been a part of the drama club. She has seen many of her peers and mentors graduate, but with every passing year new people join the drama family. She would like to thank all current and past stage crew members for their contribution.

Lilyann Bonser

Stage Crew

Lilyann said this show was fun to work on and she enjoyed making new friends and wants to thank everyone for helping her. Her favorite moments were with best friends, sitting and talking about things and every play they did. She wants to thank friends and family<3

Maddy Serio

Stage Hand

Maddy “Tilly” Serio is entering her third year with drama club. This is her fourth show with stage crew in addition to the three shows she’s done with the drama club. Her favorite memories are hanging out with her friends before and after rehearsal. She would like to thank her boyfriend Alex and her best friend Katie for all their love and support.

Nolan Walters

Stage Hand


Paige Cronk

Stage Hand

A Christmas Story is Paige's first show, and she's really enjoying it. Her favorite memory is sitting backstage at the NJHS induction with Grace, CJ, Julia, and Matt. She is looking forward to the future in stage crew.

Patrick Trotter

Stage Hand

Patrick is thirteen years old and this is his sixth show. His favorite memory was Mamma Mia.

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Headshots and production photos courtesy of Photography by Lynn!