Producers: Ron Davis and Cathy Klewer
Director: Beth Giller
Choreographer: Heather Klatt
Conductor: Tony Zigray

Show Dates

December 12-13, 2014 at 7:30 PM
December 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

The Oregon Community Theatre and St. Mark Lutheran Church are again partnering to bring to the stage an original musical comedy/drama for this Christmas season.

“I Can’t Wait For Christmas” follows the lives of David and Ashley Johnson and their six children during the week before Christmas. The family is consumed with all the secular preparations for Christmas, and like many families today, is over-extended and over-committed. Through a series of chance encounters and events, the family comes to realize the true meaning of the Christmas season.

Written and composed by Keith Klewer, the show uses humor and a variety of music to remind the audience to focus on priorities which last. This is the second musical partnership between the Oregon Community Theatre and St. Mark Lutheran Church. In 2009, Mr. Klewer’s original work “The Spirit In Us” was performed at the theatre.

Book, Lyrics and Music by Keith Klewer

Cast List

Amy Johnson – Adrian Pusey
Ashley Johnson – Dawn Yard
Bell Ringer 1 – Devin Bader
Bell Ringer 2 – Heather Roecker
David Johnson – Mark Taylor
Dr. Edwards – Glen Hamilton
Female Shopper 1 – Joyce Smith
Female Shopper 2 – Cathy Klewer
Female Shopper 3 – Jodie Bader
Grandpa – Ron Davis
Hannah Johnson – Katie Giller
Jake Johnson – Josh Kramer
Lucas Johnson – Adam Buck
Male Shopper 1 – Reed Reamsnyder
Male Shopper 2 – Dan Rosenberger
Male Shopper 3 – Tom Susor Sr.
Mark Jacobs – Patrick Boyer
Mia Johnson – Amy Bader
Nick – Devin Bader
Nicki Altmier – Hannah Buck
Nurse Lewton – Carol Kinsel
Pastor Roberts – Devin Bader
Santa – Bill Schweizer
Zoe Johnson – Solana Fry

Jadin Bader, Katie Clark, Jeff Dunlap, Anna Giller, Tammy Halay, Cathy Klewer, Kody Kramer, Katie Livecchi, Diane Lorenzen, Dianna Reamsnyder, Claire Rockicki-Counterman, Faith Schweizer, Joyce Smith, Bethany Williams, Kayley Wolfe

Produced by special arrangement with
The Author
Keith Klewer