Meet the Cast


Michael holds a Bachelor of Music/Musical Theater Degree from the University of Miami. Previous roles include Javert (Les Miserables) and Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors) with Signature Productions, Danny (Grease), Henrik (A Little Night Music), and the title roles in both Jekyll and Hyde and Jesus Christ Superstar. Michael is the director/instructor of Broadway Bound productions. Directorial credits: 9 to 5: The Musical, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly, Little Women: The Musical, The Wizard of Oz, and Into The Woods. Huge thanks and love to Alex, DeAnna, Ashley, and Shauna.

KAYLA HAMBLEN (Betty Haynes)

Kayla is absolutely thrilled to be performing a dream role in her fifth show with Signature Productions and finally having a white Christmas is Las Vegas! Kayla is a 2008 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado School of Theatre Arts with a BA in Theatre Education. Favorite credits include Amber (Hairspray), Annie Golden (Leader of the Pack), Frenchie (Grease), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), and Cheryl (The Taffetas). Kayla would like to thank her amazing husband Jason for his never ending love and support and her friends for always lending a helping hand.

ALEX CHENEY (Phil Davis)

Alex is thrilled to be back on the Signature stage for the fifth time having just appeared in Les Miserables. Originally from Virginia, Alex holds a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University. Favorite roles include Captain von Trapp (Sound of Music), Georg Nowak (She Loves Me), and Papageno (The Magic Flute). Alex has performed for Opryland Productions, as a dancer in Jubilee, and as a back-up singer/dancer for Louise Mandrell. He was fortunate to visit all seven continents during his six year tenure for Holland America Line. Alex’s favorite role is that of music director for Broadway Bound. (This one’s for you, kids!!) When not on stage, Alex can be found in the Corporate HR offices at Caesars Entertainment.

DIANA OSBORN (Judy Haynes)

Diana is thrilled to make her Signature Productions debut in one of her most favorite shows! LV credits include Blind Mouse (Shrek), Brooke (Legally Blonde), Zaneeta (The Music Man), and Ginger (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). Originally from So Cal, regional credits include 42nd St, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy for You, and Guys and Dolls. She holds a BA in Dance from UC Irvine and is a graduate of the prestigious Professional Acting Intensive Program at South Coast Repertory in Orange County.

GARY LUNN (General Henry Waverly)

Gary is no stranger to the stage. His local roles include King Henry II (The Lion in Winter), Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), the title role in Faustus at the re-opening of the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, and has performed with the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. Gary has had a lifetime of amazing opportunities and has performed in numerous amateur and professional roles in the Los Angeles area where he won the Michael Award, a Los Angeles regional critics award, for Best Actor as Dracula in The Passion of Dracula. The following year, he won Best Actor in a Comedy for Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. Gary is proud to collaborate with such a talented group of actors for Signature Productions. Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!


Melissa is ecstatic to be working with Signature Productions again this holiday season. Her previous shows with Signature include Anne Leonowens (The King & I), Baroness Elsa Schrader (The Sound of Music) and Christmas at the Movies in 2013. Her other performance credits include Marjorie Taub (The Tales of the Allergist’s Wife), Grace Farrell (Annie) and Sandy (Grease). Melissa has performed at Walt Disney World and traveled around the world singing on various cruise lines where she met her fabulous husband, Norbert. She would like to thank him and her two amazing children for their immense patience, understanding, and love in dealing with these crazy theatre schedules.

ARIEL JOHNSON (Ralph Sheldrake, Quintet, Ensemble)

Ariel first appeared on stage as Randolph McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie when he was only seven years old. Now, dozens of shows later, he is thrilled to be performing with Signature Productions for the first time. His favorite roles include: Sparky (Forever Plaid) and Charlie Brown (Snoopy). Most recently, Ariel performed in BYU’s premiere a cappella group, Vocal Point. He is grateful to his unbelievably supportive wife and cute redheaded children.


Johann is a member of Dance Masters of America and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London. He organized and chaired the Dance Department of the Canal Zone College and was the director and teacher of his own dance studio, Flamingo Academy of Dance. He directed and choreographed the USO Army Annual Show in Panama for 12 years as well as Hello Dolly, Call Me Madam, Flower Drum Song, and numerous others. He is currently an English and Math specialist with CCSD.

DENNIS WRIGHT (Mike Nulty, Regency Room Dancer, Ensemble)

Dennis is happy to be returning to the Signature stage after having played Mordred in Camelot two seasons ago. A life-long performer, Dennis has traveled the world as part of the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble and performed with various university and regional theatre companies. Some of his favorite roles include: Mordred (Camelot), Vlad Vladikoff (Seussical), Tyler Moss (Crossing Delancey), Mark (A Chorus Line), Mortimer (The Fantasticks), and Fabian (Twelfth Night). Dennis is the Department Chair over design programs at Sanford-Brown College and is an experienced costume & fashion designer. He would like to thank his beautiful wife Kimberly and their four wonderful children for their constant love and support.

KALENA BLAKE (Susan Waverly)

Kalena is in the 5th grade at Wallin Elementary where her favorite subjects are her GATE classes, choir and PE. She has performed on stage since the age of 5 when she joined Hollywood Kids Academy in Henderson, NV. She loves theater, music, dance, her two older brothers and her guinea pig, Snickers. Some of Kalena’s favorite roles have been Gertrude (Seussical), Scuttle (The Little Mermaid), the Caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland), and Annie (Annie).

ANDREA AVRUSKIN (Rita, Ensemble)

Andrea holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and recently completed her second Masters in Media & Communications Psychology. Credits include: Gymnasia/Courtesan/Choreographer (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Dancer (The Producers), and Betsy (Crazy For You) with Super Summer Theatre; Choreographer (Grease) and Associate Director/Choreographer (Urinetown) with Nevada Conservatory Theatre; Hot Box Girl (Guys & Dolls) with Signature Productions. She also was Choreographer (Piano Follies), Casa Manana/Associate Director/Choreographer (Rent), and was a featured Dancer in Jubilee!

BRANDI DIETRICH (Sheldrake’s Secretary, Ensemble)

Brandi is excited to make her debut with Signature Productions in White Christmas. She has enjoyed dancing, singing, and performing since she was young. She has performed in a variety of Disneyland shows as well as a dancer/showgirl in shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Most recently she performed in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Super Summer Theatre. Brandi would like to thank Signature Productions for this opportunity. Much love and thanks to her husband and two sons for their continued love and support.


Jeff is so excited to make his stage debut in White Christmas and to work with such an amazing cast. It’s been his dream to perform on stage and had it not been for the very lovely and talented Leigh Cunningham accepting him into Les Miserables, this dream probably wouldn’t be happening. He worked as a dresser for Signature’s Les Miserables and Super Summer Theatre’s Spamalot. Jeff would like to give an extra special thanks to DeAnna and everyone at Signature for the opportunity to be part of something so special and looks forward to working on many more shows with them in the future. Count your blessings!


Shana is ecstatic to be a part of her first Signature production! She was last seen as a secretary/dancer in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Some of her favorite roles include Adelaide (Guys and Dolls) and Sally (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown). When not on stage, Shana is a criminal defense attorney and ballet teacher at the ROCK Center. She sends lots of love and gratitude to her family, friends, and husband, John.


Rashida grew up in the Las Vegas Valley and began dancing at the age of seven. Beginning with tap in the Broadway tradition, she soon fell in love with rhythmic expression and experimentation. Rashida attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received a BFA in Dance. While in college, she studied Modern, Tahitian, Hula & Korean dance traditions. She also traveled to Italy and studied Cecchetti Ballet & Contemporary Modern. Rashida is now working with CCSD and dancing around the Las Vegas Valley.

KRYSTINA KINNEY (Rhoda, Ensemble)

Krystina is currently attending UNLV as a theatre major and dance minor. Her previous roles include Charity (Anything Goes), Tiger Lily (Peter Pan), Disciple (Godspell), Dream Laurey (Oklahoma), Molly (Awesome 80’s Prom), and a Blind Mouse (Shrek the musical). She has won 68 first place international ballroom awards and scholarships. She is certified through the Royal Academy of Dance in ballet and International Dance Teachers Association for tap, jazz, and hip-hop. Krystina is so excited to be apart of the wonderful cast of White Christmas!

ROBERT LANGFORD (Mr. Snoring Man, Ed Sullivan Announcer, Ensemble)

Robert is proud that this is his third Signature Production having played Arvide (Guys and Dolls) and Sir Castor (Camelot). Other roles include Henry Drummond (Inherit the Wind) and Jacques (As You Like It). Robert is a Master Scuba Instructor and loves anything in the water. He is also the proud father of two amazing “Song and Dance” men, Harrison and Jackson, who bring him the greatest joy and love.

CORY LLOYD (Jimmy, Train Conductor, Regency Room Dancer, Quintet, Ensemble)

Cory is thrilled to be tapping his way into the Signature Productions family. Some of his favorite roles include: Jesus (Godspell), Hero (A Funny Thing Happened…Forum), Teen Angel/Vince Fontaine (Grease), Rooster (Annie) and High School Musical Pep Rally for The Walt Disney Company. Cory is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and has been blessed to travel the world entertaining including touring throughout Europe performing for the troops. He would like to thank the company and crew of White Christmas, and Ashley for channeling his inner Fred Astaire! Visit or follow him at @itscorylloyd for more information.

RACHEL MARTINEZ (Quintet, Ensemble)

Rachel is thrilled to be a part of her first Signature Productions production! Credits include Dorothy Gale (Wizard of Oz), Millie Dillmount (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly), and Doralee Rhoads (9 to 5). Rachel would like to thank her wonderful family for supporting her in everything she does, Michael Vojvodich and Alex Cheney for her training, and DeAnna for giving her this incredible opportunity. Enjoy the show!

DAWN MERRITT (Mrs. Snoring Man, Ensemble)

Dawn has performed in numerous productions throughout the Las Vegas Valley including Camelot, Secret Garden, Working, Anything Goes and 42nd Street. She’s also been seen in LVLT’s productions of Bat Boy The Musical, The Butler Did It and All My Sons as well as other local productions Sweet Charity, The Will Rogers Follies, Blood Brothers and Pippin. She is thrilled to join Signature Productions for White Christmas and thanks her wonderful husband for always having dinner ready for her! Editors Note: Really good food.

ELIJAH O’CONNELL (Regency Room Dancer, Quintet, Ensemble)

Elijah is thrilled to be making his Signature Productions debut in White Christmas. Credits include Billy (Crazy for You), John Tall “Gangster” (The Drowsy Chaperone), Wilbur Turnblad (Hairspray), Jimmy (Almost Maine), John Proctor (The Crucible) and Ensemble (Sweeney Todd). Elijah would like to thank his teachers, friends, and family for their ongoing support. Merry Christmas!


Gregory is thrilled to be making his Signature Productions debut in White Christmas. A father & stepfather of seven, Christmas is always busy, but now that the kids are grown up, its time for dad to resume a dream that started 35 years ago with the role of Snowboy in West Side Story. Gregory has two sons in the military and is honored to play the role of a soldier as a tribute to his Coasty and Airman. He would like to express his deep love and gratitude to his wife for her encouragement and to his young daughter for demonstrating the courage it takes to pursue a theatrical dream.


Sarah is a proud alumna of Oklahoma City University having graduated with a degree in dance performance. She has been performing in and out of the country for several years in venues including Times Square, Bush Gardens, Hershey Park, and with Carnival Cruise Lines. She has also choreographed for several prestigious youth ensembles in Chicago. Sarah is grateful to be part of a profession in which she can share her joy and passion with others. As always, thanks to husband Jon, mom, dad, family, and friends for their continued support! Happy Holidays!

EDITH WIGGINS (Tessie, Ensemble)

Edith Wiggins, originally from Germany, moved to Vegas 6 years ago. She starting dancing at age 9. Her career includes fashion shows and music videos, performing with a dance company, choreographing and teaching. Community Theatre has been her heart for 20 years. Her favorite productions include Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She is very excited to be in her first show with Signature Productions and very grateful for the opportunity! On a personal note: Thank you Scott for being you!