2022 Artistic Team
Laura Little recently produced All Is Calm off-Broadway and is Executive Producer of the PBS Special. She is co-producer of the Award winning Come From Away on Broadway, Toronto, London, Australia, and on national tour. Her other Broadway credits include: co-producer of the five time Tony Award winning Peter and the Starcatcher and First Date starring Zachary Levi. This is her 10th year producing Traditions of Christmas in Coeur d'Alene. Laura’s other local productions include the reading of The Giver featuring Patty Duke, and various concerts and cabarets. Laura is the past Executive Director of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Executive/Artistic Director of CYT Spokane and founder of LLL Talent Agency (now MAM). Civic: She is a proud member of Rotary Club of Charlotte and past president of Coeur d'Alene Sunrise Rotary. She is an advisory board member for Charlotte PBS and executive board member and past president of Friends of Idaho Public. Laura has served on many theatre boards as well as the Kroc Center’s Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute Producers Program, and a graduate of Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls leadership programs. She has three grown children and two beautiful grandsons.
2022 marks a new role for Beth as Co-Producer. Although no stranger to theater or the stage, playing and singing in various productions in the area, she is looking forward to the opportunity to being involved behind the scenes. She loves working with her husband as well as Laura Little.
Rick and his wife, Beth, have been involved with Traditions of Christmas since 2014. In 2022 they co-producers with Laura Little to continue bringing this fabulous show to life. Rick and Beth have founded a new LLC called TOCNW Productions. They are excited to have the opportunity to continue Traditions of Christmas Northwest in a higher creative and behind the scenes capacity.
Dorene is thrilled to be Music Directing Traditions of Christmas again! She music directed TOC in 2013 & 2014, then spent six years in Ohio and moved back to North Idaho in the fall of 2021. Dorene has been very involved in theater in the Northwest, music directing and playing for CYT North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Spokane Civic, musical productions in Ohio as well as accompanying and playing the piano as much as possible. Dorene is thankful to Rick and Beth for giving her the opportunity to be involved again, and to God every day for her family and friends and music in North Idaho.
Brianna trained and danced for twelve years, including eight years with Expressions School of Performing Arts. She also served as an instructor and choreographer at Expressions for six years, both during and after her time as a student. After taking some time away from dance to start her career as a high school physics teacher, Brianna re-discovered her passion for performing through her involvement with Traditions of Christmas as a kickline dancer, performing with the kickline for a total of five years. She is honored to be returning as the kickline choreographer for the third year in a row! She would like to thank her husband and her family for their support and patience during this crazy yet magical time of the year!
Adeline is ecstatic to return to Traditions of Christmas as the Holiday Headliner choreographer! She began her involvement with the show as a child in its inaugural year and grew up enjoying Christmastime in the show as an Elf, Toy Soldier, Kickline Dancer, and a Holiday Headliner herself. Her recent choreographing projects include The Wizard of Oz (Spokane Civic Theatre), Newsies (Northwest Christian High School), Into The Woods (TAC at the Lake), and 13 The Musical (Spokane Civic Theatre). Adeline would like to thank her wonderful husband, Jared, for his love and support, her family for the encouragement, the artistic team for this opportunity, and God for being her rock and redeemer.
Carrie York is a first time Stage Manager for Traditions of Christmas, but is no stranger to all things theater related. She enjoys working both backstage and onstage - from creating props to being a Gypsy in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aspire Community Theatre), working on the crew for CdA Summer Theatre, or singing in the Chorus for Traditions of Christmas for six seasons. She is always excited and thankful to have the opportunities to be a part of Traditions of Christmas this year. All Glory and Thanks go to God
Jeff Rocco has worked with theaters from Seattle to New York City, both onstage and behind the scenes. Favorite Producing credits include War of the Worlds and Play In A Day with his company, Chill Bucket Productions and favorite roles include Patrick in Mame, Man #2 in the Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged. In the director's seat some of his favorites have been You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, And Then There Was One, and Elf. Jeff was the founding Artistic Director of the North Idaho branch of CYT and most recently served as Artistic Director for CYT Seattle before it closed due to the COVID19 pandemic. Currently Jeff is a booking agent with MAM Talent Agency here in the Pacific Northwest and studying to get a certificate in Drama Therapy at EWU. He enjoys the collaborative spirit of theater and wishes he could see more of that offstage in the world. @thejeffrocco @chillbucket
Kiara is delighted to be in this production! Kiara is a dance teacher at Northern Dance Academy and enjoys sharing her talents and love for dance with all her students. Kiara has been in several productions her favorites include Little Shop of Horrors, Catch Me if You Can, and 42nd Street! (Aspire). Kiara would like to thank her parents for everything they do for her, the artistic team for allowing her to participate in this wonderful show again, and lastly she would like to thank God because it’s all for him