In 1914, at the Western front, out of the violence comes a silence – then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. We are thrilled to make this special story an annual Inland Northwest Tradition!
Brendan Brady (Tenor I, Year 3) is excited to be a part of this show and cast. He has been a frequent performer on the Modern stage since 2011, and would like to thank everyone who has helped the theater transform into what it is today.
Zachariah Baker (Tenor I, Music Director, Year 3) is an artist, educator, and athlete. Hailing from the mountain town of Sandpoint, Idaho, he has an abiding love for nature and conservation. In his spare time, he enjoys various outdoor pursuits, Russian literature, and lifting heavy things. He is pleased and proud to continue to contribute to the artistic wealth of The Modern Theater and the Inland Northwest.
Jonah Taylor (Tenor II, Year 1) is excited to be a part of All is Calm after making his Modern Theater debut in [title of show]. He has been following his passion since the age of 7, some of his favorite roles being Laurie (Little Women), Horton (Seussical), and Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz.) He is beyond thankful for his family and friends for all the support they give. Merry Christmas!
Terrance MacMullan (Tenor II, Year 3) is deeply honored to continue this amazing holiday tradition. Originally from Santurce, Puerto Rico, he has called Spokane his home for the last 13 years where he enjoys working as a philosophy professor at EWU. Terrance most recently appeared in Man of La Mancha at The Modern Spokane. He thanks his wife and children for their love, patience and support. Terrance hopes this play brings great joy to your holidays.
Mitch Heid (Tenor II, Year 1) feels very fortunate to be making his Modern Theater debut in such a beautiful show. After graduating from Whitworth, he has been seen in theaters throughout the Inland Northwest, in such roles as Orin in Little Shop of Horrors, Ted in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Ed in Evil Dead the Musical. He thanks the Whitworth theatre faculty for giving him the tools for success, his parents for encouraging his passion, and the patrons who help make local theatre possible.
Chris Jensen (Baritone, Year 1) most recently played All the Men in A Piece of My Heart at Stage Left; prior to that, he was Frank Strang in Troy Nickerson’s production of Equus. He worked for 10 years as a theater critic in Seattle and San Francisco, and spent last year teaching English literature in Istanbul. Much as he admires All Is Calm, he thinks the show would be much more festive if it took place during a Black Friday sale at Walmart.
Jim Swoboda (Baritone, Year 3) is grateful for the opportunity to perform for the last 3 years in this touching tribute to the men who risked their lives for a moment of peace. Recently, Jim performed 2 roles in Guys and Dolls as Liver Lips Louie and understudy for Sky Masterson. Jim has also performed the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in Spokane and Phoenix. He wishes to thank his wife Debbie for her constant support and patience throughout the years.
David Kappus (Bass, Year 1) is privileged to join this amazing cast in telling this inspiring (and ultimately hopeful) story. He has been seen on several local stages as well as in the “pit” as the drummer for Modern Theater blockbusters Les Misérables and RENT. David would like to thank his wife, Theresa, for her constant support, his friends for their understanding when play lines creep into real conversations, and YOU for supporting live local theater! May your holidays be blessed with love and compassion.
Nick Bailey (Bass, Year 2) is a Spokane native and Whitworth alumnus. Recent credits include Eddie in The Wild Party, Hertz in Rock of Ages, Dan in Next to Normal, Equus, the Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha and Chicago. Nick has previously performed with Spokane Civic Theater, Spokane Opera, Coeur d Alene Summer Theatre, Whitworth University and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. He wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued support.
Daniel J Bell (Bass, Year 3) is truly blessed to be part of this amazing production. Recent credits through the Modern include Assassins, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, and All My Sons. Daniel is a 17 year Coeur d’Alene resident and he teaches Physics at Lake City High. He would like to thank his wonderful wife Karen for blessing his life in every way and for caring for their three beautiful sons, and all those who have supported this transformative show for the past two years. Enjoy the show!
Abbey Crawford (Director) As an award-winning vocalist, Abbey was trained at the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale University. She is pleased to once again be behind the scenes directing, and very honored to have a hand in such an important piece of theatre. The experience has been glorious. As always, her favorite role is that of Mama, to Mason, Amelia and Isaac.
Emma Chan (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working this beautiful show! She is a Junior at University High School, where she is the Resident Stage Manager for U-Drama. Her most recent SM credits at The Modern include Dogfight and [title of show]. She’s very thankful for this opportunity to work with such talented artists and the most amazing production team. Thank you for supporting the arts; enjoy!
Jamie Russell (Costumer) was introduced to costuming in 2008 when her daughter, Sadie, was cast in CYT’s production of Narnia. Since then, she has costumed many productions. Jamie has served The Modern as a costumer since the 2010-11 season. She looks forward to the challenge of bringing characters to life with costumes. Her life purpose is to creatively inspire others, and she hopes that she inspires you through her creations on stage.
Jeremy Whittington (Scenic/Art Design) has always enjoyed bringing a vision to life and is excited to get to do that here at the Modern! He is a comic book illustrator, graphic designer, writer, editor, and actor. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sanford-Brown in 2015 and spent 3 years at Ohio University where he was actively involved in regional theater. The energy of our area’s thriving art, music and theatre scene makes Jeremy grateful to the Great Artist above for placing him on this incredible team.