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Rosebud School of Arts grads grab lead roles in Christmas play

    Both Aaron Krogman and Cassia Schramm have been busy performers since graduating from Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA). 
    This Christmas, both actors play the lead roles in Rosebud Theatre’s Christmas show The Gifts of the Magi, opening November 4, 2011.
    Krogman graduated from RSA in 2008 and The Gifts of the Magi marks his 7th appearance on the Rosebud stage as a guest artist. He has also acted in an independent production of David French’s A Soldier’s Heart at the Epcor Centre in Calgary, and a powerful new production about human trafficking called She Has A Name which is now in the planning stages of a Canadian tour. 
    “It’s crazy...but awesome! I’m so pleased to be living this kind of life in the arts. I don’t have a home, but that’s just fine for right now,” says Krogman with a smile.
    A recent graduate of the Rosebud School of the Arts, Schramm is already busy touring theatre productions to schools with two shows, The Amazing Adventures of Clara and Jacques and Justice For Breakfast. She spends a lot of time on the road.  Brimming with excitement she says, “It’s a blessing to actually be a working artist. It’s a crazy thing to be able to say ‘I’m an actor’...because it’s true. It’s such a blast!”
    In addition to their talents as actors, Krogman and Schramm are both gifted singer/songwriters. Schramm’s first album Let The Music In was released in May, and Krogman’s first album will be coming out later this year. Their musical gifts are put to work in The Gifts of the Magi.
    The Gifts of the Magi explores the challenges this loving couple face as they secretly secure the ideal Christmas gift for each other.
    Along the way they meet the jovial Soapy (favourite Rosebud funny-man, Mike Thiessen), a homeless man who wants nothing more than the warmth of jail for Christmas, and Willy (Natalie Gauthier), a street newspaper vendor who sees deeper than the headlines she sells.
    We also get to know many other New Yorkers through the numerous incarnations of City Him (Joel Stephanson) and City Her (Laura Gillespie). The Gifts of the Magi gently reminds us of the power of love and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
    The Gifts of the Magi is a magical musical story for the entire family that will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart as you search for your personal Christmas star.
    The Gifts of the Magi is based on the story by O. Henry, book by Mark St. Germain, music by Randy Courts and lyrics by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. It runs at Rosebud Theatre from November 4 through December 23, 2011. For tickets and show times call 1-800-267-7553 or visit www.rosebudtheatre.com.


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