Madelyn “Maddy Grace” Payne is ecstatic to be joining the cast of A Christmas Carol for a third time and has been counting down the days until she could start ‘caroling’ again. She would like to dedicate her performance to the late Zach Allen. She made her stage debut at age 8 at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre when he cast her in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and branched out into stage management and costuming with his encouragement. She has since performed 10 roles onstage and was most recently featured as Becky Thatcher in Zach’s last play, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Madelyn is a seventh grader who enjoys acting, singing and dancing. She would like to thank Ms Kathleen and Mr. Patrick for this incomparable experience.