Photographs from the amazing production of Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Company in Whitefish, Montana. All three shows sold out the Whitefish Performing Arts Center.

The show was conceived and directed by Betsi Morrison.
Lighting was arranged by Rachel Naber Burke.
And performances by David Ackroyd, Nyssa Duchow, Mike Eldred, Rob Fahie, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., Eric Michael Krop, Tracy McDowell, Betsi Morrison, Susan O’Dea, Meredith Patterson, Halladay Quist, Jeremy Reinbolt, Soara-Joye Ross, Nick Spear, Rebecca Spear, Billy Thompson, Erica von Kleist, and Luke Walrath amazed and delighted all who got to attend.

I’ve been photographing ATP for several years now and every time I get to see the level of talent ATP brings in with these broadway performers, I am literally amazed that I get to photograph these shows. What is best of all, is getting the opportunity to become friends with many of these artists who return to the Flathead again and again. Every year this show is phenomenal. Here are a few of my favorite memories. What a wonderful way to wrap up 2019.

Hands raised in celebration in the last act of the show Yuletide Affair XVI, on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. This image includes the text with the name of the show overlaid.
Photograph of David Ackroyd performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
The show begins with David Ackroyd and the Politically Incorrect Carolers.
Two photographs side by side, on the left is Eric Michael Krop and on the right is Tracy McDowell, both are performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
The friendship between Eric Michael Krop, left, and Tracy McDowell, always makes me smile. One year Eric described Tracy as the sister he never knew. I’m fairly certain they met at an ATP performance and have been fast friends ever since.
Photograph of Soara-Joye Ross performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
Soara-Joye Ross.
Photograph of Nyssa Duckow, Nick Spear and Halladay Quist performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
From left are Nyssa Duckow, Nick Spear, and Halladay Quist.
Photograph of DeWitt Fleming Jr., performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
DeWitt Fleming Jr.
Photograph of Meredith Patterson performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
Meredith Patterson.
Halliday Quist, Luke Walrath, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., Nyssa Duckow, Meredith Patterson and Nick Spear.
DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
Soara-Joye Ross, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., Luke Walrath.
Photograph of Nyssa Duckow, Rebecca Spear and Nick Spear performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
From left are Nyssa Duckow, and Rebecca and Nick Spear.
Soara-Joye Ross.
Photograph of Rebecca Spear and Meredith Patterson performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
I love to photograph Rebecca Spear. She has the most marvelous sense of humor and she is bold enough to really express that humor with her whole face and body. She’s fearless and I since I am an introvert who likes to hide, her bravery astounds me.
Photograph of Michael Eldred performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
I met Mike because of ATP and since he calls Whitefish home he has become an incredible friend. One of my favorite memories of him is my birthday. It’s pretty humbling/thrilling when a person who has sung the part of Val Jean (Les Mis is my favorite!) sings happy birthday to you…that’s a memory that will never fade.
Photograph of Erica von Kleist performing in Yuletide Affair XVI by the Alpine Theatre Project.
Erica von Kleist killed it with her original song about the Crazy Cat Lady on New Year’s Eve.
Halladay Quist, Eric Michael Krop, Susan O’Dea.
Susan O’Dea, left, and Halladay Quist, right.
Luke Walrath and Nick Spear.
Nyssa Duckow and Tracy McDowell.
Tracy McDowell, the song about the Grinch usually isn’t one of my favorites, but she made this such a delight.
Luke Walrath, Meredith Patterson and DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
Meredith Patterson and DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
Is there anything better than dancing? I don’t think so.
Luke Walrath.
Halladay Quist and DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
Meredith Patterson and DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
Tracy McDowell and Eric Michael Krop.
Susan O’Dea.
Susan O’Dea and Soara-Joye Ross
Michael Eldred and Soara-Joye Ross.
Michael Eldred.

Merry Christmas everyone!