Ensley Carey (Singer) is excited for her first performance on Second Stage! She previously performed in Artisan's Children's Theater as a Mersister in THE LITTLE MERMAID. She has also had roles as the Chesire Cat and the Jester at WC Kids in Southlake.
Nathanael Clark (Singer) is 12 years old, attends Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, and is excited to perform in HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS! He is currently performing on Artisan's Main Stage as Tiny Tim Cratchit in SCROOGE THE MUSICAL. Past credits include, at Artisan: Randolph in BYE BYE BIRDIE, Artisan Children's Theater: Scuttle in THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR., Arthur in FLAT STANLEY, Mowgli in THE JUNGLE BOOK, Casa Mañana: Morris in HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS, Bass Hall: Young Van Cliburn in VAN CLIBURN: AN AMERICAN HERO, and Kids Who Care Musical Theater: Snoopy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. He would like to thank his family, friends and teachers for supporting him through this journey!
Karly Cleveland (MC/Singer) is very excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Previously, she has done shows at FBCE. Her favorite was playing Whitney in BACK TO THE CROSS. When she is not doing theater she is performing at competitive gymnastics. Karly would like to thank Ms. Rian for this wonderful opportunity, and her mom, Grammy, and Grumpy, for supporting her in everything she does.

Judi Conger (Singer) is happy to spend her favorite holiday with her Artisan family! Other favorite Artisan shows include Mrs. Watson in WHITE CHRISTMAS, Mrs. Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN, Corrie ten Boom in THE HIDING PLACE, and THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP, where she discovered her love of emceeing! This Christmas, her wish is that all people would learn to laugh, love, and care for all human beings while showing patience and respect to all!  Love like Christ loves us!  Merry Christmas to all!

Piper Daniel (Dancer) is one busy young lady and has definitely grown up over the past 5 years and 35+ shows here at the Artisan. As the youngest in the Second Stage Dance Troupe, she hopes you will enjoy watching her show a smidge of her God-given talent in this show, and in SCROOGE on the Main Stage. Thank you to Rian for letting me dance, and to Amy for all your guidance, love, instruction, and support.

Lauren Farlow (Singer) is excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Her other acting credits include: ALADDIN, JUNGLE BOOK, and CINDERELLA at Fort Worth Country Day. Her favorite role is Iago in ALADDIN. Outside of theatre, Lauren can be found babysitting, singing, and creating art. She would like to thank her teachers, Mrs. Ypya and Mrs. Gullo, for their support, as well as her family.

Caroline Fogle (Singer) has participated in many shows during her time at Ouachita Baptist University, including PIRATES OF PENZANCE and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and is excited to participate in her first show with Artisan. These days, you can find Caroline playing with her local folk band "Second Hand Fire," and leading worship at Wellspring. Her passion is teaching people of all ages the joy of music through piano, vocal, guitar, and flute lessons. 

Matthew Fogle (Singer) is excited to join the team at Artisan for the first time along with his wife, Caroline. His favorite roles include Paul Brennan in THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO and Mortimer in THE FANTASTICKS. He has a degree in Performing Art from UTD, focusing on jazz and opera vocals, and he was part of the community outreach team of the ACME Swing Company. During the day, he works at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Jazmine Gomez (Singer) is excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Her other acting credits include: A CHRISTMAS CAROL and BUMBLE BEE at Casa Manana, and ALADDIN at Fort Worth Country Day. Her favorite role so far has been Jasmine in ALADDIN. In her spare time, you will find her singing and dancing. She would like to thank her teacher, Mrs. Erin Ypya, and her mom, for their support.

Jake Jones (Singer) loves to perform, and at only 10 years old, he’s only just begun. The year 2016 will go down as a great year with his 5 months touring with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and now playing Tiny Tim in SCROOGE! He loves the stage, and the holiday season especially! Thanks for coming!

Jimmy Jones (Singer) loves his time at Artisan! This is his 6th show of 2016 and that has filled his year nicely!! He still dreams of professional baseball, but enjoys theater too much to go back to the baseball field! He hopes you enjoy hot chocolate and singing carols, and all the joys of Christmas!  

Madison Jones (Singer) is new to teen life (just turned 13!) and is enjoying theatre this holiday season. Performing here, and in SCROOGE next door, she is thrilled you are choosing to spend a holiday night with her! She loves singing, and is happy Miss Rian has given her a bigger venue than the shower!

Catherine Langley (Ambassador and Dance Troupe) is excited to be a part of this Christmas celebration! She is thrilled to return to the stage with the lovely ladies of the Second Stage Dance Troupe, as well as represent the young Artisan actors as an Ambassador. You can also see her in the current production of SCROOGE on Artisan’s Main Stage. She would like to thank her Artisan mentors and teachers for this opportunity. Merry Christmas!                            

Mikayla Medford (Singer/Dancer) Is excited to finally be making her Second Stage debut! Although new to the Second Stage, she has been in more than 20 Children’s Theater shows, and one Main Stage show! Her favorite role to date was Dinah and Buffy in STARLIGHT EXPRESS! She is also in ELF THE MUSICAL JR, currently playing in the Children’s Theater. She would like to thank all of her theater friends for all their love and support!!! She would especially like to thank her parents for loving and supporting her, and tolerating her exceeding love for all things theatre!

Lindsey Quiggle (Singer/Dancer) is tickled sugar plum pink to be in this Christmas show at Artisan’s Second Stage! She was last seen as Judy Haynes in WHITE CHRISTMAS, on the Main Stage. She thanks Rian and Amy for taking in her crazy ideas, and thanks God for giving her this opportunity to perform for Him and all of you. "Enjoy, and Have Yourself A Merry Christmas!"

Sadie Schuster (Singer) is excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Her other acting credits include CINDERELLA at Fort Worth Country Day. Outside of theatre, while Sadie is very involved with music, her true love is soccer. She would like to thank her teacher, Mrs. Ypya, and her family, for all of their support.

Mark Scott (Singer) It's the most wonderful time of the year. Let's sing some good ol' carols together. Oh, and while you're here, get some tickets to come next door and see Mark as Jacob Marley in SCROOGE.

Lauren Sphar (Singer) is honored to be a part of this production. She enjoys performing on Artisan's Main Stage, Children's, and Second Stage theaters. Her favorite show has been BIG FISH. Lauren would like to thank Amy, Nicole, Catherine, Piper, and Mikayla, for making the Second Stage Dance Troupe amazing. Lauren thinks Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, so she hopes you enjoy the show!

Madie Stelzer (Singer) has been performing at Artisan for a year, in productions on all three stages. Her favorite roles have been Dinah in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and most recently, Margy Frake in STATE FAIR. She was also a performer in THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP and RED, WHITE AND TRUE BLUE. She is very excited about performing in another music revue, and would like to thank Director Rian Slay for the opportunity.

Jordan Thomas (Singer) is excited to be back for her 18th Artisan production. Her favorite credits include: Zaneeta in THE MUSIC MAN, Dinah in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, Liza in SEVEN BRIDES...BROTHERS all at Artisan; Lisa (the granddaughter) in THE PROMISE at GLEN ROSE, and traveling on Student Life's drama team, All Things to All People. When not onstage, Jordan loves narrating audiobooks, crafting, and hunting. Catch Jordan in CHASING LIGHTS at Gateway Church, December 15-18! All glory goes to Jesus Christ!

Rob Veal (Singer) of Highland Village, Texas, is a vocalist, worship leader, producer, director, and promoter. With an undergrad degree in Radio/TV/Film and a masters from Seminary, Mr. Veal is completing his 39th year in the music and arts ministry. He produced The Story: A Creative Musical Experience that involved a choir of 80, 10 soloists, 10 dancers, a dramatic narrative team, a performance painter, and a drum line, all complete with 22 videos, and array of creative lighting, and a tech crew of some of the best in our area. In 2015, he produced JINGLE IN THE CITY with a cast of over 100, and just last month, completed a concept show entitled ONCE UPON A TIME SHOP. Rob is appreciative to get to be on stage at Artisan for this special Christmas event.

Josh Wilson (Singer) is a sophomore at Crowley High School and is excited to join the HYAMLC cast. You may have just recently seen him perform as Wayne in Artisan's Main Stage production of STATE FAIR. He has been performing at Artisan Children's Theater for 4 years. Some favorite roles at Artisan have been the Sun King in A MIDSUMMERS MYSTERY MAGICAL MUSICAL, Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Rapunzel's Prince in INTO THE WOODS, JR., and Pinocchio in SHREK, to name a few! Other exciting shows he's enjoyed is BIG RIVER and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Plaza Theater. He has also performed in shows with Kids Who Care at Scott Theatre and Broadway Kid Starz in NYC. Josh enjoys playing football, singing and dancing. He is so thankful for every opportunity to perform and hopes to have a career in musical theatre some day!

Kelly Wolff (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of her first show at Artisan Theater in HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS! Her other acting credits include THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, SEUSSICAL, and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Tarleton State University. She is currently the private vocal instructor at 3 schools in the HEBISD area, and an active member in her church choir at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church. She would like to thank Rian Slay for this wonderful opportunity to sing during this magical time of year!

Erin Ypya (Singer) is excited to be making her fourth appearance with Artisan Theater. Her previous roles include Dancer in YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT, Dance Ensemble in WHITE CHRISTMAS, Hot Box Girl in GUYS AND DOLLS, Ida in YOU NEVER KNOW, and Joann in GODSPELL. Erin is currently the Middle School Choir/Show Choir Director at Fort Worth Country Day. She would like to thank her husband, Joshua, and her family, for always being supportive and encouraging of her music endeavors, as well as Rian and Amy, for this wonderful opportunity. Enjoy the show!

Rian Slay (Director) Rian is proudly making her Artisan directing debut with HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS. She’s been the Assistant Director at Artisan for GUYS AND DOLLS, WHITE CHRISTMAS, and STATE FAIR, and occasionally joins her friends onstage as well. Thanks to John Wilkerson, for taking a chance on a girl with no voice, her incredible cast and crew, Rick and DeeAnn, for giving her this opportunity, and her parents, for encouraging her to chase her crazy dreams.

Stephanie Jackson (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS! Stephanie has been the Stage Manager/Assistant Director for over 12 different theatres in the DFW area including Artisan, ONSTAGE, Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Runway Theatre and Level Ground Arts. Most recently she directed EBENEZER SCROOGE, which is currently running at Pocket Sandwich Theatre.

Amy Elizabeth Jones (Assistant Director/Choreographer) is delighted to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS! Amy has choreographed several Artisan productions including SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, WHITE CHRISTMAS, and BIG FISH, as well as all of the wonderful music revues on the Second Stage. She most recently choreographed and appeared in STATE FAIR. Amy also enjoys hosting music specials on KERA 13 PBS. Amy thanks her family for their love and support.

Noël Clark (Musical Director) serves on staff as musical director and instructor for Artisan Children's Theater, and directs the Artisan Ambassadors. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Vocal Performance, and has been teaching voice for over 20 years privately and for universities, colleges, high schools and churches in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and throughout North Texas. She is currently performing as Mrs. Cratchit on Artisan's Main Stage in SCROOGE THE MUSICAL (So be sure to add that show to your festivities!). She is so excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, and hopes this show will help you celebrate your holiday season in a fun, yet meaningful way.

Lori Jones (Assistant Choreographer) is excited to be a part of HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS! Lori loves dance and is trained in tap, jazz and ballet. Last seen as Rosie in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at GSM, and Jordan in THE GREAT GATSBY at MILC. At Artisan, she has been in OKLAHOMA, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, and NUPTIALS, among others. Lori is a Column Award Winner and four-time Column Award Nominee.