Gary Talsky is elated and grateful to make his debut here as a part of this very talented cast and the Mockingbird on Main Family in this original work. After a late-life start – that also began with a Christmas musical (Scrooge!) back in 2009 - he’s done some 38 shows now at 11 venues over the past 12 years, most recently seen in Passengers (Prairie Arts Center in Princeton), Princeton’s Rage (Playcrafters in Moline), and a few shows at the Richmond Hill Barn in Geneseo including his favorite Escanaba in da Moonlight. He lives with his lovely, patient, supportive (and cookie-baking) wife Karen and their vocal orange tabby Butterscotch in Spring Valley, IL. A heartfelt thank you to Tristan, Doug, Kira, and T.J. for their kindness and patience in taking me along on this holiday sleighride! Hey, that summer job in college was really character research! Happy Holidays and thanks for supporting us at the Mockingbird!