Christmas Shorts Online!

Proudly Presented By NPHS Drama

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December 18th, 19th, and 20th 2020


Directed By

Ms. Melissa Thomas & Ms. Alison Kelly


Christmas Shorts On-Line by Lucy Williams is Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Denver, Colorado

From The Directors' Chairs

In true 2020 fashion, we knew our December show would look very different! We went to work to find a show that was written for virtual production, but we wanted to make sure it was a show that was lighthearted and fun. It’s what 2020 needs, and we knew it was what our students needed. We found this show and immediately set to work on auditions and casting. Having attended a few virtual shows this summer, we wanted to create a show experience that was fun for our cast as well as our audience. Our students rose to the occasion and sent in amazing auditions and really put forth amazing effort from the first rehearsal!


All of our rehearsals were virtual, and we decided that we would film our performance in segments rather than take our chances with technology. We took every precaution and again, our students rose to the occasion for our filming schedule. We are incredibly proud of this production, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed creating it! As always, thank you to our Administration for their unwavering support, and thank you to our colleagues for their constant encouragement. A special thank you to our crew for stepping up to the plate and taking on even more responsibilities with our digital production. We are incredibly proud of all of you! Sit back, relax, and get ready to find your Christmas spirit!


Sincerely,



Alison Kelly & Melissa Thomas

Christmas Shorts Online Cast & Scene List

Santa's Christmas Shorts

Mrs. Claus........................................................................Deanna Irizarry

Santa..............................................................................Aidan Iacobucci

Letter to Santa, Part One

Victoria............................................................................Hannah Norton

Reindeer Games

Bobsled Costas...................................................................Ethan Genao

Frostbite Snowflake...........................................................Cassie Travis

Faline.....................................................................................Jenna Riley

Summer Irony.......................................................................Sadie Evans

Scoot........................................................................Samantha Williams

Charla.................................................................................Noelle Poirier

Faye.................................................................................Olivia Fontaine

Kringle, Krumple, and Kramer

Lawyer..........................................................................Aidan Iacobucci

Victim One.....................................................................Eva St-Germain

Victim Two..................................................................Michaele Ramos

Victim Three...........................................................Mason Tsangarouli

Hey, Mom!

Kid 1.....................................................................................Meta Konte

Kid 2....................................................................................Kallie Poulin

Kid 3........................................................................Julianna Rodrigues

Kid 4.......................................................................Jeremy Giammarco

Kid 5..............................................................................Hannah Norton

Kid 6................................................................................Olivia Delgado

The Elf Who Ruined Christmas

Parcival Plumski..............................................................Sam Loranger

Brownie Twinkleton................................................Samantha Williams

Sprinkle Gingersmith.........................................................Ethan Genao

Folly Flakester..................................................................Amaya Moniz

Letter to Santa, Part 2

John.........................................................................Mason Tsangarouli

Christmas Quiz

Announcer............................................................................Sadie Evans

Hope Winters.....................................................................Cassie Travis

Scrooge.........................................................................Aidan Iacobucci

Tiny Tim..................................................................................Luke Kelly

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come..................................Eva St-Germain

Crazy Hank’s Used Christmas Trees

Crazy Hank.........................................................................Ethan Genao

Letter to Santa, Part Three

Julie...................................................................................Amaya Moniz

Christmas Rap

Announcer...........................................................................Sadie Evans

Rapper 1..................................................................Samantha Williams

Rapper 2...........................................................................Sam Loranger

North Pole News

Hal..........................................................................Jeremy Giammarco

Gal.......................................................................................Kallie Poulin

Price..................................................................................Cassie Travis

Miss Hap..........................................................................Amaya Moniz

Joy...................................................................................Olivia Fontaine

Virginia.................................................................................Jenna Riley

Jill...................................................................................Deanna Irizarry

Jane....................................................................................Sadie Evans

Mom................................................................................Olivia Delgado

Daughter........................................................................Hannah Norton

Store Clerk..................................................................Michaele Ramos

Young Girl...............................................................Julianna Rodrigues

Homeless Person............................................................Noelle Poirier

Tracy....................................................................................Meta Konte

Christmas Shorts Online Production Crew

Stage Manager.......................................................................................................Emma Buttimer

Costume Mistress....................................................................................................Jacklyn Nolan

Digital Advertising Artist.........................................................................................Michael Scetta

Digital Program Creator........................................................................................Hailee Patnaude

Virtual Set Designers...............................Sam Loranger, Emma Rathbun, & Samantha Williams

Video Editor...........................................................................................................Ms. Alison Kelly


Assisted By: Rachel Deangelis, Hanna Dewornu, James Gambardella, Nadira Mack,

Camila Pinhero, Mia Rocchio, Kayla Suchite

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Senior Bios

Emma Buttimer: Emma has been a part of North Providence Drama for all four years of high school. She started off in the cast freshman year as dance ensemble in Fame the Musical, but then she decided to join the crew, where she eventually was chosen as Assistant Stage Manager and then Stage Manager. Emma is also active in various other clubs throughout the school including Mock Trial, National Honor Society, and Model Legislature and also co-captained the high school’s cross country team. She would like to thank everyone on crew for being so amazing, even during these very difficult circumstances and also everyone in this club that has helped to create the amazing shows she has had the privilege to be a part of at NPHS.


Olivia Delgado: Olivia has been doing theatre since she was in elementary school, and she has been in shows at NPHS since her sophomore year. Some of her roles include: Guard in Legally Blonde here at the high school and Gretchen in The Academy Players production of Freaky Friday. In addition to Drama Club, Olivia is also a member of the GSA, Best Buddies, Concert Choir and Newspaper. In the future, Olivia plans to major in Education and English in hopes of becoming a high school English teacher. I would like to thank Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly for always providing a place for me to be myself and shine, as well as my family and friends for always supporting and encouraging me.


Ethan Genao: Ethan Has been a part of the NPHS Drama Club for all four years of high school. Since freshman year he has been Nick Piazza in Fame, Pete in Almost, Maine, Aaron Shultz in Legally Blonde, Mason in There Will Be Light, Mr. Gower in It’s a Wonderful Life and Glen Gulia in The Wedding Singer. Ethan’s passion for performance started out in middle school during his 8th grade year and has made him believe more in his abilities. In the future, Ethan plans on becoming a Humanitarian Aid EMT traveling the world helping others in poor or war-torn countries. Drama has made such an impact on my life, it has pushed me to be the outgoing and charismatic person I am today. I want to give thanks to my family for believing in me and to Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Leaheey for giving me a chance to spread my light.


Aidan Iacobucci: Aidan has been involved in the Drama Club at NPHS since his sophomore year. In the Fall of 2018, Aidan meandered through the sheer talent that encompassed the foyer on audition day, shakily making his way to his audition for There will be Light. He played the role of #7 in Chicken Road and a depression thought in Darklight. From there, he played Elle’s Dad in Legally Blonde in the spring and in the Fall of his junior year, he played a leading role as Uncle Billy in the play It’s a Wonderful Life. Aidan wants to pursue academia following college, by being a tenured professor of medieval history. I would like to thank Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly for galvanizing my love of theatre and the performing arts, and for, more importantly, letting me emerge from the compressed solemnity of my reserved nature.


Deanna Irizarry: Deanna joined the NPHS Drama Club her sophomore year after seeing the amazing production of Fame The Musical. She auditioned for the play There Will Be Light and got a part as a depression thought. She is currently doing other musical extracurriculars such as A Cappella and Concert Choir. She hopes to attend Rhode Island College to major in Theatre. Thank you to Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly for believing in me, and thank you to my family for pushing me to pursue my dreams. I love you all.

Meta Konte: Meta Konte has been in drama for three out of the four years of her high school journey. She’s been casted in NPHS Drama Productions including There Will Be Light, Legally Blonde, and It’s A Wonderful Life. Meta is also known to participate in afterschool activities including National Honor Society, A Cappella, VAASA, being captain of the NPHS Swim Team, and many more. She plans to go into the healthcare field, in hopes of helping others. Thank you to my Drama Family for creating amazing memories over the past three years that I will never forget. You’re all so amazing!


Amaya Moniz: Amaya has been a part of drama all four years of high school. Her roles from the shows include Dance Ensemble in Fame, the Musical, Margot in Legally Blonde, Mary Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life, and Linda in The Wedding Singer, but this show was cancelled due to the pandemic. Amaya has been a part of musical theatre since the age of 9 years old. Amaya wishes to continue on the acting track in college and hopefully be on the big screen someday. She would like to thank her family and friends for always being there to support her but most importantly Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly because she would not be the performer she is without them.


Jacklyn Nolan: Jacklyn has been a part of NPHS Drama’s Stage Crew since her sophomore year. In her first year, she was the curtain girl and stage hand, for the shows There Will Be Light and Legally Blonde. The following year she moved on to being the costume mistress for the show It's a Wonderful Life and was slated to have the same role for The Wedding Singer. Outside of Drama, Jacklyn is also a part of the NPHS P-TECH Program, National Honor Society and volunteers at the NPHS Writing Center. I would like to thank Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly as well as all my fellow crewmates for allowing me to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Hannah Norton: Hannah has been in the NPHS Drama Club all four years of high school. She’s been in Fame, There Will Be Light, Legally Blonde, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Wedding Singer at the high school and also performs in shows at Academy Players of RI. In addition to being in the NPHS Drama Club, Hannah is a member of the NPHS P-TECH program, the North Providence Youth Commission, Best Buddies, Peer Mentoring, Concert Choir, and the Pride Alliance. She hopes to major in Developmental Psychology in the future. I would like to thank Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly for giving me opportunities I’ve only dreamed of, and my family and friends for always supporting me.


Kallie Poulin: Kallie has participated in the North Providence Drama Program since sophomore year. The roles she has played are Supporting cast in There Will Be Light; Supporting Cast in Legally Blonde; Supporting Cast/Mrs.Carter in It’s A Wonderful Life; and Gal/Kid 2 in Christmas Shorts Online. She participates in multiple school activities such as Concert Band, National Honor Society, Mentoring, and the NPHS P-TECH Program. I would like to thank my family, friends and teachers for helping me throughout high school and motivating me to be the best person I could be. I would not have been able to do it without you.

Michaele Ramos: Michaele has been a member of the NPHS Drama family for her entire high school career. Her roles in numerous productions include Ginette in Almost, Maine, Dance Ensemble in Fame, The Musical, a Delta Nu in Legally Blonde, a featured anxiety thought in There Will Be Light, and a Townsperson in It’s a Wonderful Life. She was cast in The Wedding Singer and would have played Donatella in last spring's production. She is involved in many co-curricular activities here at NPHS including Yearbook, VAASA, and the National Honor Society, in addition to being the President of the Technology Student Association and the captain of the NPHS Girls Tennis Team. Beginning next fall, she will be attending college to pursue her dream of becoming a physician while continuing to attend musical theater productions and supporting the Arts. I would like to thank my parents for always supporting me and Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Kelly for always encouraging and believing in me. The NPHS Drama Club will always hold a special place in my heart.


Jenna Riley: Jenna has been a part of the drama club all four years of high school. She has played in Fame, The Musical!, Legally Blonde, It’s a Wonderful Life as Mrs. Martini, and in Christmas Shorts Online as Faline and Violet. Jenna does a variety of co-curricular activities such as cross country, swim, track and field, mock trial, model legislature, and Rhode Island’s Allstate Choir. This year Jenna ranked #1 soprano in the state. Thank you all so much for every amazing experience this program has given me. Love you all <3


Kayla Suchite: Kayla has been a member of NPHS Drama since her sophomore year, where she started off in stage crew in There Will Be Light. Her very first performing role was in Legally Blonde, where she played the Judge. She returned to stage crew again for It’s A Wonderful Life, and played Angie in The Wedding Singer. Kayla has been involved in numerous other activities around NPHS like A Capella, Concert Choir, GSA, the Writing Center and Kingian Nonviolence. She plans on attending a four year college after high school to pursue a career in education or music. Thank you to Mrs Kelly and Mrs Thomas for your constant support and encouragement, I’m forever grateful.


Cassandra Travis: Cassie has been a part of NPHS Drama Club for all four years of high school. Her favorite roles have been Anxiety and Chicken 11 in There Will Be Light, Kate in Legally Blonde, and Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life! Cassie has been performing for over ten years in community and regional theater and hopes to continue for the rest of her life, while pursuing a career in biological research. Thank you to my family, and to Mrs. Leaheey, Mrs. Thomas, and Mrs. Kelly for supporting me and filling me with confidence from the very beginning.


Sam Williams: Sam has been a member of the NPHS Drama Club her entire high school career. She has acted in all Drama productions since her freshman year with notable performances as Ginette in Almost, Maine and Fourteen in Chicken Road. Before discovering theatre, she dedicated her time to competitive dancing at Dance Workshop. Outside of performance, she was an active member of NPHS’ Mock Trial and Model Legislature Teams. Really any activity in which she was allowed to dress up and monologue dramatically. Thank you for every day. I’ll miss it more than I can even imagine.

From Our NPHS Family To Yours, We Wish You A Very Merry Holiday Season And A Happy New Year!