1). VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA:
Leadership: Gil Saparto, CEO Everett VOA organization for over 30 years; National Board for 10 years; followed by Tom Robinson CEO.
Food Representatives on Stage: Kathleen Barry 2002; Virginia Sprague 2001 – 2010; Bill Humphreys 2005-2010; VOA Chimney, Alice Sturgeon 2003-2012
2). CORPORATE ROUND TABLE FOR THE ARTS:
Board Members: Richard Anderson, Phil Bastian, Steve Winter, Frank McCord (president), Lanie McMullin, Tammy Force and Larry Hanson.
Supporting businesses: Cascade Bank. Buse, Casper and Bastian Law Firm. Everett Herald. The Intermec Company. Haskell SeaHolm Company. Hatloe’s Decorating Center. Verizon. Wamedes.com.
3). MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
Ken Wessel, Veteran Theatrical Director, The Historic Everett Theater (2001 & 2002)
Brian Tracey, KING 5 Evening Magazine; New York TV, Ride-The-Ducks-Of-Seattle (2003-2013)
Bob Drewel, Snohomish County Executive; President, the Everett Community College; Chancellor of Washington State University in Everett (2014).
Gary Cohn PhD, Superintendent of the Everett School District (2014).
Joe Marine, Past Mayor of Mukilteo, Everett Health Insurance Broker (2015-2020).
4). CITY OF EVERETT MAYORS:
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson (2008 – 2017)
Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin (2018-2019).
5). EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL JrROTC:
Director, CMDR Richard Gile USN Ret./Everett High School Jr. ROTC Color Guard (2007-2020).
6). EVERETT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Susanne Eviston . Anthony Fletcher (2016). Leroy McNalty.
7). EVERETT FIRE DEPARTMENT: (click here)
Bob Downey. Tim Key (2016).
8). CHILDREN with SPECIAL NEEDS, PROVIDENCE CHILDREN’S CENTER:
Director, Christie Tipton (2012)
Guest: Jocelin Meadows (2012-2015).
9). MAKE-A-WISH of ALASKA:
CEO/Presidents: Barry McConnell; Peter Drury; Melissa Ariais
Guests: Monty Huesca & Family (2016). Mark Estabrook (2017); Sierra Ahner & Family (2017). Ben Rapson (2017). Rebekah Lovitt & Family / Grace Nguyen &family (2018). Santiago Alvarado & Family. Rebekah Lovitt. (2019).
10). MUSICAL DIRECTORS:
Dehner Franks (2001-2004)
Jack Klitzman (2005-2020)
Dehner Franks, pianist/composer/singer; Seattle, Las Vegas Houston (2001 – 2013).
Artem Savchenko, Russian violinist/composer (2012-2017; 2019)
Charles Avelange, French/American film composer, Everett/Los Angeles (2007, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019)
Gretchen Hewitt, singer/vocal instructor/composer; Everett/Granite Falls (2001).
12). CREATIVE ASSOCIATE/CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR TALENT SCOUT:
Kym Zion, The Dorothy Jayne Studio Dance Wellness Program; Director of K-12 Programs USA Dance; talent scout for Christmas Spectacular (2015; 2018; 2019)
John and Idamae Schack, audience members, donors to the Historic Everett Theater (2001).
Frank McCord, president of the Corporate Roundtable of the Arts (2002).
Marlon Ramirez/Jeanette/Cheyanne Ramirez (2005).
John Filostrat USN, USS Abraham Lincoln (2004-6).
Capt. Andy McCawley USN, Captain of the USS Abraham Lincoln, world’s largest warship (2006).
Eleanor Leight, former New York Radio City Rockette, US Troop entertainer WWII, creator of the Leight Fantasticks Dance Group in Snohomish WA. (2007).
Eli Medellin, USA Ret. photographer (2006).
Catherine Gallo, neurosurgeon, Eugene Oregon & David Arnold, ballroom dance instructor, San Francisco (2007).
Tim Serban, Mission Integration, Providence Regional Medical Center (2008)
David Brooks CEO, Tim Serban, Mission Integration, Tom Brennan, Senior Staff of Providence Regional Medical Center, Everett and Rod Oskouian MD, neurosurgeon, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle (2011).
Travis Hotts, Fire Chief Snohomish County Districts 21 & 22, helicopter rescue pilot, rescue leader, Director of Rescue, Oso, Washington State National Emergency, (2014).
Freddie Escaval, USN Ret., decorated sailor, in support of Make A Wish (2016).
Gil Saparto, CEO VOA for 30+ years, Everett. (2016).
Sgt. David Jordan/wife Lauren, US Marine/US Army, decorated soldier (2017).
Fallen Heroes Banners of Snohomish County (2019).
14). GUEST CAST:
Alec Mazo & Edyta Sliwinska, Dancing with The Stars (2010).
The Everett High School Varsity Basketball Team, Coach Aaron Nations (Rick Arends) 2011.
Jim Blue MD Neurosurgeon, Banjo (2012).
Dehner Franks Jr., son of Dehner Franks (2012).
Artem Savchenko, violin (2012-2017).
Justin Glanville, Snohomish County Fire Districts 21 & 22. (2014).
Michael T Chambers aka “Turbo”, America dancer and actor, “Boogaloo Shrimp” in 1984 film “Breakin” (2014).
Kym Zyon, creative associate, talent scout (2015; 2018, 2019).
Kyran Adams, winner of many classical piano competitions (2015-2016).
Darelle Holden, principal vocalist for the Nearly Dan Band; Director is Jack Klitzman, musical director of the Seattle Theater Group and the Christmas Spectacular band (2015).
Summer Watson, Sony Classical Recording Artist (2015).
Victoria Burnett, International Master Story Teller/Vocalist (2015).
Daniel Yeboah, young singing talent (2015).
Craig Shively OR PA-C (2016).
Rachel Reyes. (2016).
ERIAM Sisters: Haben Abraham; Lianda Abraham and Salina Abraham, East Africa/Renton, America’s Got Talent, Season 4 (2016-2018).
Joel Matson, retired theatrical director and actor (2017).
Chiara Rogers, young talent (2018).
REM Fowler and Group, LA area, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Tribute Artists (2018-2019).
15). INDIVIDUAL CAST/CREW MEMBERS – INCLUDING YEARS of PARTICIPATION:
Jack Klitzman & Band members: 2005-2019 (15 years)
Carl Kelly 2005- 2019 (15 years)
Dehner Franks: 2001-2013 (14 years)
Victor Benedetti: 2004-2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2019 (13 years)
Megan Renea Parker (formerly Chenovick): 2007, 2008, 2010-2019 (12 years)
Dascha Wright: 2009-2020 (12 years)
Keith Corning & Everett Civic Auditorium Crew 2010-2019. (10 years)
Victoria Walker & Historic Everett Theater Crew 2001-2009. (10 years)
Ksenia Popova: 2005-2012 (8 years)
Aubrey Logan: 2010-2013; 2017. (6 years)
Alexy Gavrilov: 2011-2016 (6 years)
Katie Tomlinson: 2002-2007 (6 years)
Victoria Burnett: 2005, 2012-2015 (5 years)
Mascha Wright 2016-2020 (5 years)
Chris Clay: 2009-2012 (4 years)
Karlin Lissa: 2015-2018 (4 years)
Ivyann Schwan: 2001-2004 (4 years)
Kyran Adams: 2015-2017 (3 years)
ERIAM Sisters: Haben, Lianda: 2016-2018 (3 years)
ERIAM Sister: Salina Abraham: (2016)
Joey Gian: 2003-2005 (3 years)
Eleanor Leight: 2007, 2012 (2 years)
Jimmy Scheider: 2007-2010 (2 years)
Nadine Shanti: 2005-2006 (2 years)
Anna Stovall: 2005-2006 (2 years)
Josh Wingeter: 2007-2008 (2 years)
Anna Bohachova: 2016 (1 year)
Olivia Hasselbrock: 2007 (1 year)
Darelle Holden: 2015 (1 year)
Melaina Larson: 2017 (1 year)
Maksim Leonov: 2017 (1 year)
Mark Mendonca: 20107 (1 year)
Andrii Mykhailov: 2016 (1 year)
Rachel Reyes: 2017 (1 year)
Steven Binondo: 2010 (1 year)
Andrew St.Marie: 2007 (1 year)
David Wilson: 2002. (1 year)
Dehner Franks Combo (2002-2004).
Jack Klitzman, Band Director, Musical Director of the Seattle Theater Group/Christmas Spectacular House Band (2005-2020).
Everett High School Jazz Band Members, Megan Vinther, Director (2017).
Eugene Amponsah & African Drummers (Seattle/Africa) (2018, 2019).
Tall Boys Banjo Country Band, Charlie Beck, Director (2018).
17). CHOIRS/VOCAL GROUPS:
The Everett Chorale, Lee Mathews, Director, (2001-2006)
The Imagine! Children’s Museum Singers, Nancy Gosen/Anna Stovall/Shelley Logan, Directors (2005-2010)
The NW Barbershop Chorus (2006)
The Everett Police Choir, Lester Letoto, Director, (2007)
Snohomish County Training/Chamber/Intermezzo/Bella Voce/Ragazzo Coro Choir, Shelley Logan, Director (2007 – 2013)
The 1st Baptist Church Choir, Greg Johnson, Director (2008)
Jazzmine Sextet (2009)
The Everett Chorale, Lee Mathews, Director, (2011, 2017)
Total Experience Gospel Choir, Pat Wright, Director (2015).
The Common Ground Choir, Dan Hegelund, Director (2016).
The Everett Chorale, Lee Mathews, Director (2017).
The Volunteers of America Community Choir, Lee Mathews, Director (2018)
The Dickens Carolers, Bellevue (2018-2019).
The Lake Stevens High School Choir, Monika Tabor, Director (2019).
18). DANCE GROUPS: (click here)
Dorothy Jayne Studio Dancers (2006-2007; 2009-2020).
North City Rockers, North Seattle, David Narvaez, Director (2014-2020).
Children with Special Needs Dance Group/DJ Studio, Irina Hensler, Director (2015-2016).
VAM Dance Studio, Veronica Mendonca, Director, Ballard (2017)
Pacific Ballroom Dance Formation Team, Heather Longhurst, DIrector (2017-2018).
19). FEATURED DANCERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DJ STUDIO: (click here)
Olga Foraponova Wright, US Ballroom Champion x 2, World Finalist, Director of the Dorothy Jayne Studio (2002-2020)
Eric Linder and Rickie Taylor, 4 national championships, Dancing With The Stars, The Oprah Winfrey Show (2009).
Umario Diallo, Ballroom Competitor and coach/instructor, Los Angeles area (2015)
Irina Hensler, Russian ballroom dancer, instructor for children with special needs; The Dorothy Jayne Studio. (2015)
Danylo Yanchyshyn & Dascha Wright, Blackpool England finalists, 2020.
Ryan Bollen & Mascha Wright.
20). FEATURED DANCERS (visitors):
Alexy Gavrilov GAVRILOV DANCE. (2011-2016).
Olga Foraponova Wright, 2 times US Ballroom Champion, World Finalist (2012)
Yegore Novikov, American Smooth Ballroom Champion (2012)
Mark Mendonca, Danced for US Presidents, Broadway, Concert Stages (2014; 2017)
Andrii Mykhailov & Anna Bohachova, Rising Star Blackpool (2016)
Maksim Leonov & Melaina Larson, ballroom dance, Los Angeles area (2017).
Catherine Gallo, neurosurgeon/ballroom dancer, Eugene Oregon & ballroom coach/instructor, David Arnold, San Francisco (2013).
21). STAGE CREWS & DIRECTORS: (click here)
Historic Everett Theater; Victoria Walker, Lee Haines, crew. (2001– 2009).
The Everett Civic Auditorium; Keith Corning & crew (2010 – 2019).
22). VIDEO COVERAGE: (click here)
Puget Sound Video, Richard Eaks (2001 – 2015).
Puget Sound Video, David Eaks (2016-2020).
23). ACHIEVEMENTS and AWARDS of CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR PERFORMERS 2001-2020:
2001: The Everett Cultural Commission Richard Wendt Award of Excellence to Mike Jordan.
2005: “The Gift of Music” CD album of all original songs by Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2006: “With These Hands CD album of all original songs by Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2006: “Real Santa” CD album of all original songs by Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2007: “Yellow Blue Bus” CD album of all original songs by Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2007: “This Christmas” & Home For “The Holidays” featuring Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2010: The Christmas Spectacular Dehner Franks Achievement Award
2010: “I Will Always Be With You” CD album of all original songs by Dehner Franks. Band accompaniment directed by Jack Klitzman.
2011: The Dorothy Jayne Studio funded Children with Special Needs and their dance partners to perform in Olga Foraonova Wright’s “Autumn Dance Classic” in San Francisco.
2012: Hallmark Cards featured music of Charles Avelange, “Jingle
2012: The Brian Tracey Recognition Award for support of the Christmas Spectacular for 11 years as Master of Ceremonies given to him by Everett Mayor Stephanson.
2012: The Commander Richard Gile Award granted by the Christmas Spectacular.
2012: The Jocelin Meadows & Family Achievement Award by the Dorothy Jayne Foundation
2012: City of Everett Proclamation-Christmas Spectacular Day by Mayor Ray Stephanson.
2014: Marc Estabrook, “Summer Solstice/Violet” Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington. Marcestabrook.bandcamp.com
2015: City of Everett Proclamation-Brian Tracey Day by Mayor Ray Stephanson.
2020: Aubrey Logan; multiple achievements/awards – see www.loveproductions.com
2020: Charles Henri Avelange; Multiple achievements/awards – see www.charleshenriavelange.com
24). SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR: (click here)
2007: Age of Heroes/Heroes Fighting Hunger
2008: Miriam Oliver
2009: Healthcare Heroes
2009: Talent Show Night
2011: Talent Show Night
25). SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR:
2017: Special Fundraising Event at the Dorothy Jayne Studio
2018: 1st Annual Grape Stomp for Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington at the Port Gardner Bay Winery
2019: 2nd Annual Grape Stomp for Make-A-Wish of Alaska and Washington at the Port Gardner Bay Winery