HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

NOVEMBER 17 - DECEMBER 31, 2022

Visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Ebenezer Scrooge must find it in his heart to change or face a bleak and lonely future. The heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemption through forgiveness, charity, and love continues to inspire us each holiday season. We cap the night with our fractured fairytale opera parody, Hansel and Gretel, and our Holiday Vaudeville Revue.

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CAST

SYDNI ABENIDO

SYDNI ABENIDO

Born and raised on the Central Coast, Sydni is a graduate of Nipomo High School (Class of 2013) and PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Class of 2015). She has been on the Melodrama stage since 2016 and loves every second of it. Some of her shows include 'Less Miserable', 'Treasure Island', 'The Holiday Extravaganza', 'Frankenstein's Bride', and most recently, ‘Scary Poppins'. A big shout out to her parents, sister, and fiancé for their never-ending love and support. Happy Holidays!

NATALIE MARA

NATALIE MARA

Natalie is thrilled to be returning to the Melodrama. She is a California native and a proud graduate of PCPA- Pacific Conservatory Theatre (class of 2016). Some of her past credits include, SLO Rep, Missy 'The Marvelous Wonderettes';Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Carla 'In The Heights'; Hope Summer Rep, Anita 'West Side Story'; PCPA, Mabel 'Pirates of Penzance'; Uprising theater company, 'Hero' Much Ado About Nothing; Sierra Rep, Ali 'Mamma Mia'; A big shout out to her parents, siblings and her love for their never-ending love and support. Enjoy the show! IG natalie.mara_

ANTWON MASON

ANTWON MASON

Antwon Mason Jr. hails from Stockton Ca, where he was born and raised. He was last seen as Professor Henry Peabody in 'Scary Poppins'. “I’m excited to be back on the Melodrama stage with my people!" When he isn’t on stage or recording music as a singer songwriter, he’s working with Kaiser Permanentes workforce engagement and in low income communities. You can follow him on instagram @howl2themoon and streaming Platforms as “AMZon”.

TOBY TROPPER

TOBY TROPPER

Toby hopes that you're ready for a lot of holiday cheer, fun and laughs! He has been a familiar face here at the Melodrama since 2015 and has performed in many shows over the years, most recently in this season's "Scary Poppins", "Sand In Our Shorts" and "Muskie Love". Hailing from Ventura CA he has worked at regional theatres across the country including Rubicon Theatre, SLO Rep, PCPA, Sierra Rep, Lyric Rep, Ensemble Theatre and Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. Toby is a proud graduate of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Class of 2013). www.tobytropper.com

MEGGIE SIEGRIST

MEGGIE SIEGRIST

Meggie is jazzed to be ringin’ in this Christmas season! She has been on the Melodrama stage since August of 2021, and has spent the last ten years traveling the country as a professional actor. She was last seen on the Melodrama stage as Scary Poppins. She wants to give the tiniest little elf the biggest squeeze, and thank him for always letting her drive Santa’s sleigh to do errands. She also wants to thank her mommy who is her #1 fan, and has taught her to be merry and bright even when she is sad and blue.

MICHAEL WELLS

MICHAEL WELLS

Michael is simply delighted to join the Melodrama family this holiday season! Originally from Lancaster, CA, Michael is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. Favorite credits include: ‘West Side Story’ (Action), Moonlight Stage; ‘25th…Spelling Bee’ (Chip), Cedar St. Theatre; ‘Spring Awakening’ (Melchior), Flying Monkey Productions. Michael thanks his sister (and TGAM alum!) Sierra for blazing the trail that led him here, as well as Jeremy Mann and Erik Stein for their guidance. Love and gratitude to his family, to Katia, and to the whole Melodrama team!

BILLY BREED

BILLY BREED

Billy is delighted to be returning to the Melodrama stage with his Melo family! Along with many productions at the Melodrama, Billy has appeared in numerous shows with PCPA and SLO Rep. Other regional theatres include: Theatre at the Center( Chicago), Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Royal Palm Theatre, Circa 21 Playhouse, Old Schoolhouse Theatre, Actor’s Guild of Lexington and The Stephen Foster Theatre. He also toured Europe and Israel with Scala Productions. Billy trained for the stage at the North Carolina School of the Arts and New York University.

MIKE FIORE

MIKE FIORE

Mike is a Central Coast native who currently calls one of the Five Cities his home. Mr. Fiore is a favorite here at the Melodrama. You all may remember him from Melodrama shows such as: 'Frankenstein’s Bride', 'The Karaoke Kid', a whole boot full of 'Holiday Extravaganzas' and a whole bushel full of other shows. You may have also seen Mike perform with other theatres such as: SLO Repertory Theatre, PCPA and Sierra Repertory Theatre. Mike is a proud graduate of PCPA and pleased to be returning to the Melodrama Stage.

RACHEL TIETZ

RACHEL TIETZ

Rachel is overjoyed to be back on The Melodrama stage! A central coast native, Rachel is a 2011 graduate of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA). She received various training and experience in Chicago and Los Angeles, and now serves as the Assistant Education Director at SLO Repertory Theatre. Previous SLO REP credits include Ruth Condomine in 'Blithe Spirit', Philia in 'A Funny Thing Happened…Forum', Ulla in 'The Producers', and most recently, Betty Jean in 'The Marvelous Wonderettes'. She has also appeared in many TGAM shows over the years, and directs and creates new material.