RACHEL DARDEN (Mrs. Cratchit, Miss Ortle, Ghost of Christmas Future, Ensemble) Rachel grew up on the western slope of Colorado – a place that more resembles Mars than anything John Denver sang about. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Colorado Mesa University before beginning a decade long journey away from, then back to acting (there was a yurt, questionable hair choices, and a lot of pie). She is currently in her final year of MFA training. During her time at UTK, she has had the opportunity to play such roles as Agnes in She Kills Monster, Greta in Murder on the Orient Express, and will be seen as Judy in this spring’s production of Trouble in Mind. Upon graduation she plans to pursue her craft in Washington, D.C.