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No. 230

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To the generous sponsors of this years’ 36th production of A Christmas Carol.

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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

The original text of Charles Dickens' Classic Novel

Directed By

John J. Sweeney

Book by

Melany M. & Richard G. Wilkins

Creative Inspiration

With creative inspiration from three decades of Hale Centre Theatre adaptations by Ruth and Nathan Hale, Ted Lehman, William Swenson, JaceSon Barrus and John J. Sweeney

Original Musical Score By

Barlow Bradford

The video or audio recording of this performance by any means is strictly prohibited.

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Production Team

Producer: Mark Dietlein

Director: John J. Sweeney

Music Director: Anne Puzey

Choreographer: Amelia Rose Moore

Production Stage Manager: Megan Johnson

Set Design: Kacey Udy

Lighting Design: Michael Gray

Video Design: Bobby Gibson

Sound Design: Dan Morgan

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen

Costume Design: Alaina Laukka

Hair & Make-up Design: Candice Cronin

Production Stage Manager: Megan Johnson

Stage Manager: Riya Sahasrabudhe

Assistant Stage Manager: Alex Bowden, Amy Castro

Light Board: Renee Fowler, Emma Belnap

Sound Board: Griffin McMullin, Kristen Tenney, Dan Morgan

Stage Technicians: Mckenzie Maag, Stephen Broderick, Kyle Trivett, Joe Bowen, Ben Ward, Ryland Despain, Will Ingram, Jean-Marc Biron

Child Attendant: Angela Woodruff, Sam Beyer

Wardrobe Dressers: Joanna Johnson, Kyla Johnson, Heidi Frank

Hair and Make-up Crew: Cassie Firth, Tori Valdez, Claire Jones, Daniel Perez, Candice Cronin

Follow Spots: Becky Perkins, Duane Woodruff, Carder Casper, Jill Heiner, Cynthia Harvey, Kamryn Hanney, Sean “Memphis” Hennesy, Avery Matheson  

Orchestrations & Music Arrangements: Barlow Bradford

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Director's Notes

Now more than ever we need Christmas. Now more than ever we need to feel the joy of the season. Now more than ever we need to feel connected to our family and friends.

Now more than ever, we need ‘A Christmas Carol’!

This story remains true to the words of Charles Dickens and has impacted me more this year during the rehearsal process then it has in any other year. All of us in this production recognize the importance of you coming and spending your valuable time with us especially during a year of such uncertainty. It is our job to take you away from the world of uncertainty even for just a couple of hours.

We want you to feel the heart of the story - the message of this story – in a way that you never have before. This is an opportunity for all of us to seek the happiness and joy of the season that Scrooge finds in the final moments of ‘A Christmas Carol’. We hope and pray that you will find Christmas in your heart and try to keep it all the year!

I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful production. Blessed to work with some of the most talented people that the theatre community has to offer. Anne Puzey, our music director provides us meticulous attention to detail when it comes to the vocals of this production. Amelia Rose Moore, our choreographer, understands this show is told as much in movement as in words. Kacey Udy and his team have created a stage and an atmosphere that transports us to London in 1843 in the blink of an eye. Finally, many, many thanks to Megan Johnson, who reminds us all to keep the Christmas spirit alive and never trouble ourselves with all the moving parts behind the scenes.

Mark and Sally Dietlein have given me an opportunity over the last 17 years to be the Director of this show and it has changed my life. I am so thankful to them and all who make up the Hale family for taking me into their arms so many years ago. I am so very grateful.

Finally, a special thanks to my wife, Ally Sweeney and our children, JJ and Charlotte, without you, this would all be meaningless.

‘God Bless Us! God Bless Us Everyone!’

— John J. Sweeney, Director

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

Stave One – Scene 1: Prologue

“Good Christian Men”

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

The Company & Tiny Tim

Stave One – Scene 2: Scrooge’s Counting House

“Deck the Hall”

The Octet

Stave One – Scene 3: Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Stave Two – Scene 1: Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Stave Two – Scene 2: Little Fan

Little Fan

Stave Two – Scene 3: Fezziwig’s Christmas Party

“Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella”

Fezziwig and his party guests

Stave Two – Scene 4: Belle

“Greensleeves”

Belle

Stave Three – Scene 1: Poor Wife & Poor Husband’s Home

“Silent Night”

The Poor Wife and The Company

Stave Three – Scene 2: Bob Cratchit’s House

Bob Cratchit’s House

Stave Three – Scene 3: Fred’s Party

“Wassail, Wassail” 

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

Fred and his party guests

Stave Three – Scene 4: Want & Ignorance

Want & Ignorance

Synopsis of Scenes

Act II – Stave Four: The Last of the Spirits

Stave Four – Scene 1: Black Gloves

Black Gloves

Stave Four – Scene 2: A Rag and Bottle Shop

A Rag and Bottle Shop

Stave Four – Scene 3: A Poor Husband and Wife

“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”

Poor Wife

Stave Four – Scene 4: Bob Cratchit’s House

“What Child is This?”

Cratchit and the Octet

Stave Four – Scene 5: A Graveyard

A Graveyard

Stave Five – Scene 1: Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Scrooge’s Bed Chamber

Stave Five – Scene 2: A Courtyard

“Good Christian Men Reprise”

Scrooge and The Company

Stave Five – Scene 3: Scrooge’s Counting House

Scrooge’s Counting House

Bows

“Sussex Carol”

The Company and Scrooge

 

Cast (Not in Order of Appearance)

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Ebenezer Scrooge
Stephen Kerr
David Weekes
Charles Dickens/Scrooge's Nephew Fred
Conlon Bonner
Elijah Thomas
Bob Cratchit
Anthony LeRoy Lovato
Benjamin Oldroyd
Mrs. Cratchit
Julie Waite
Mandi Barrus
Marley's Ghost/Undertaker
Matt Kohler
Josh Richardson
Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Boy
Mia Bagley
Jackie Spendlove
Ghost of Christmas Present/Old Joe/Poulterer
Jonathan Fifield
DRU
Solictor 1/Mr. Fezziwig
Jared Dunn
David K. Martin
Solicitor 2/Party Guest/Octet Tenor 1
Davis Underwood
Brett Myers
Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman
Brooklynn Pulver Kohler
Lori Rees
Eben/Party Guest/Christmas Future
Alex Vaughn
Spencer Hohl
Belle/Laundress
Lauren Pope
Lauren Von Forell
Dick Wilkins/Martin Chuzzlewit
Benjamin Tate
Joseph Paul Branca
Poor Husband/Octet Tenor 2
Ricky Dowse
Taylor J. Smith
Fred's Wife/Poor Wife
Rebecca Burroughs-Kremin
Amelia Rose Moore
Tiny Tim Cratchit/Young Boy Scrooge
William Bonner
Payson Inkley
Carol Girl/Little Fan/Harriet Cratchit/Want
Seren Carter
Olivia Dietlein
Martha Cratchit/Leticia Fezziwig
Katie Lobrot
Cabrielle Andersen
Carol Boy/Frederick Cratchit/Thomas Pinch/Ignorance
Jacob Despain
Cameron Dietlein
Peter Cratchit/Boy Scrooge
Cooper Johnson
Noah Molloy
Party Guest/Octet Soprano 1
Emily Hendricks Duncan
Emily Hawkes
Party Guest/ Octet Soprano 2
Jennifer Riley
Mindi Hansen
Party Guest/Octet Alto 1
Susanna Barnes
Emily Leishman Roh
Party Guest/Octet Alto 2
Luana Parkes
Erin Camp Worland
Party Guest/Octet Bass 1
Ryan Withers
Michael Von Forell
Party Guest/Octet Bass 2
Adam Millington
Josh Shimizu
Cratchit Child
Ruby Rose Kohler
Violin
Christine Warren
Katie Frandsen
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Cast Biographies

Ebenezer Scrooge

Stephen Kerr

Stephen Kerr

MON · WED · FRI

Stephen is pleased to bring Ebenezer Scrooge to life for his eighth year on the HCT stage. Stephen’s list of stage credits is long and spans numerous theatres across the state; he was most recently seen as Admiral Boom/Park Keeper/Bank Chairman in Mary Poppins right here on the HCT Centre Stage.

Other credits for HCT include: Tuck Everlasting (Man in the Yellow Suit), Big River (Pap Finn), The Pirate Queen (Dubhdara O’Malley), Les Misérables (Thernardier), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Lord Scrumptious/Toymaker), and A Tale of Two Cities (Barsad). 

David Weekes

David Weekes

TUES · THURS · SAT

David is excited to return once again as Ebenezer Scrooge for his 16th year on the HCT stage. Favorite Hale Centre credits include: Phantom (Gerard Carriere), To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potipher), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), and See How They Run (Clive). 

He also Directed Big River in 2016. David holds a BA in Theatre Arts/Education from USU, and works as a Product Specialist at DentalQore. “I am very grateful to Mark, Sally, John, Anne, and Ameila for this opportunity and to Brenda and our children for their love and amazing support.”

Charles Dickens/Scrooge's Nephew Fred

Conlon Bonner

Conlon Bonner

MON · WED · FRI

HCT is pleased to welcome Conlon back to our stage, he was most recently seen as Wally Strand in Strictly Ballroom. However, he is no stranger to the HCT stage; credits also include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), Big River (Jim), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker), and The Little Mermaid (Sebastian). 

Conlon received his Bachelors at BYU and his Masters as SUU. In addition to his time on stage, Conlon works tirelessly behind the scenes as the Director of Diversity and Outreach here at HCT.

Elijah Thomas

Elijah Thomas

TUES · THURS · SAT

@elijahthomashere

Making his HCT debut! His many credits include: HCTO – Hairspray (Seaweed), and In the Heights (Sonny) and SCERA – Disco Inferno (Jack Green). Elijah has studied theatre and philosophy at BYU and is currently working as an actor, writer, producer and director. “Love to my family and friends who have supported me through the years.” 

Bob Cratchit

Anthony Lovato

Anthony LeRoy Lovato

MON · WED · FRI

antheratops.com

Anthony is proud to bring Bob Cratchit to life for the third time in his eleven productions of A Christmas Carol. Other stage credits include: Murder on the Orient Express (Michel/Head Waiter), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Prince of Wales/Robespierre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Child Catcher) and The 39 Steps with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre where he lists Richard Hannay as his favorite role. 

Anthony works as an audiobook narrator, co-host of the podcast “Orion Way of Life” and full-time dad. “Love to my Mom for always supporting me and my son who is my world.” 

BJ Oldroyd

Benjamin Oldroyd

TUES · THURS · SAT

Recently seen in our 2019 production of A Christmas Carol, BJ is thrilled to be filling the shoes of Bob Cratchit once again. Additional HCT credits include Freaky Friday (Grandpa Gordon) and Wait Until Dark (Policeman). 

Other credits include: HCTO – Newsies (Seitz) and (A Christmas Carol (The Ghost of Christmas Present); LHC – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo). He is currently pursuing degrees in Business Management and Theater at UVU. “Thank you to the production staff for this wonderful opportunity. And thank you to my friends and family who support me in my love for dressing up and acting like other people.”

Mrs. Cratchit

Julie Waite

Julie Waite

MON · WED · FRI

On the HCT stage: Bright Star (Mama Murphy), Tuck Everlasting (Betsy Foster), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit), The Heart of Robin Hood (Lady Falconbury), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Mrs. Hoallum), Big Fish (Mrs. Baskin), and The Pirate Queen

Salt Lake Acting Company: Saturday’s Voyeur 2019; Grand Theatre Credits: Into the Woods (Witch), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), and The Full Monty (Georgie); CPT Credits: Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), The Secret Garden (Rose), and The King and I (Lady Thiang). Julie holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University is currently a pianist for the Theatre Department at the U of U.

Mandi Barrus

Mandi Barrus

TUES · THURS · SAT

mandibarrus.com

Most recently seen as Mrs. Corry in Mary Poppins, Mandi’s other HCT credits include: Phantom (Carlotta), Ghost (Rosa), and A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit). Opera credits include: Così fan Tutte (Dorabella), Dialogues des Carmélites (Mére Marie), and Trouble in Tahiti (Dinah). 

Mandi holds a BMA in Vocal Performance and Theatre Arts from BYU-Idaho, as well as an MM in Vocal Performance from the U of U. She is the Music and Choir Specialist at American Preparatory Academy and teaches voice at Bella Voce Studio. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” - Charles Dickens. 

Marley's Ghost/Undertaker

Matt Kohler

Matt Kohler

MON · WED · FRI

Matt is happy to return as Marley’s Ghost/Undertaker in our production of A Christmas Carol. Some of Matt’s other favorite productions include Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell), Arsenic and Old Lace (Doctor Einstein), and Big Fish (Dr. Bennett/Ashton Mayor). Matt graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Theatre Arts and spends his days working for Solutionreach. “Happy wife, happy life.”

Josh Richardson

Josh Richardson

TUES · THURS · SAT

joshisanactor.com

Josh is back on our Jewel Box stage after most recently playing Daddy Cane in our production of Bright Star. Other credits include: The Addams Family (Gomez Addams), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dom Claude Frollo), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Elton), and Les Misérables (Thernardier) with HCT and Shrek The Musical (Shrek) with CPT. 

Josh has his AS in Theatre Arts from Ricks College and his Bachelor's Degree in Acting and Directing from SUU. He works as an account manager for Holistic Web Presence. “Just be kind. To yourself, and to everyone you meet. We’re all in this together.” 

Ghost of Christmas Past/Turkey Boy

Mia Bagley

Mia Bagley

MON · WED · FRI

Mia is no stranger to our HCT stage! She is pleased to return once again for this role in A Christmas Carol. Her other HCT credits include: Tuck Everlasting (Winnie Foster), To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout Finch), as well as several productions of A Christmas Carol. Mia has also been Anna in Frozen Jr. with Riverton Arts. 

Film credits include Anna in the Hallmark movie ‘I’m Not Ready for Christmas’ and most recently Mia in ‘Our House’, a family sitcom on the Lemon Slices YouTube Channel. In honor of 2020: “Alas! Earwax!” - Albus Dumbledore

Jackie Spendlove

Jackie Spendlove

TUES · THURS · SAT

Jackie is celebrating her 5th year with HCT in A Christmas Carol, having played Ghost of Christmas Past and Little Fan/Harriet Cratchit/Want in previous productions. Other credits include Anna (Frozen Jr.) and Cinderella (Cinderella, Jr.) at the Midvale Main Street Theater. 

Jackie is a member of HCT’s OnStage Children's Choir and One Voice Children’s Choir. “ ‘That’s what I always wanted, for the best part of my life to always be the present’ - (C. Kaufman) and thanks to everyone who make it so.”

Ghost of Christmas Present/Old Joe/Poulterer

Jonathan Fifield

Jonathan Fifield

MON · WED · FRI

Jonathan was last seen on our stage in our 2019 production of A Christmas Carol.. Other HCT credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Peter and the Starcatcher, a show he also performed in at HCTO. 

Other favorite roles include The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol from 2014-2017, and Grantaire in Les Misérables, also at HCT Orem. “I would like to thank my family and friends who continue to support my acting, particularly my mom, who still believes that I’m the best looking guy on stage. Thanks for your love and support.” 

DRU

DRU

TUES · THURS · SAT

DRU has been performing with Hale Centre Theatre for 12 years and is very glad to be returning to the role of The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol. DRU has also had the privilege of appearing as The Governor in Man of La Mancha (Centerpoint Legacy Theatre), The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Herriman Arts Council), and The Plant (Audrey II) in Little Shop of Horrors (Sandy Arts Guild). 

When he’s not performing on stage, DRU works as a freelance artist and photographer. He would like to sincerely thank everyone who supports him in his endeavors.

Solicitor 1/Mr. Fezziwig

Jared Dunn

Jared Dunn

MON · WED · FRI

Jared is thrilled to return to the HCT stage for another production of A Christmas Carol. His HCT credits also include The Music Man, The Heart of Robin Hood, Big River, Beau Jest, Over The River…, A Tale of Two Cities, Annie Get Your Gun, The Civil War, The Slipper and the Rose, and 1776

Promised Valley Playhouse credits include Patience, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Mr. Roberts, and The Pirate of Penzance. Jared has a BA in Musical Theatre from BYU and works as a Supervisor with Maximus Federal. “My children are great, but my grandchildren are stupendous.”

David K Martin

David K. Martin

TUES · THURS · SAT

Beatalsbenefit.com

David is delighted to be once again on the HCT stage as Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. His other HCT credits include: Freaky Friday (Grandpa Gordon), Tuck Everlasting (Angus Tuck), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Tarzan (Leopard/Clayton), Arsenic and Old Lace (Officer O’Hara), She Loves Me (Kodaly), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), and A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit). 

Along with being a stay-at-home dad, David uses his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Utah as the Founder/Director for BeatALS Benefit, a non profit organization to fight ALS with rock and roll music.

Solicitor 2/Party Guest/Octet Tenor 1

Davis Underwood

Davis Underwood

MON · WED · FRI

@davis_boyer

Making his HCT debut! Other stage credits include: Noorda Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Tobias); Creekside Theatre Fest: Peter & the Starcatcher (Boy/Peter); and Mack’s Inn Playhouse: Lucky Stiff (Emcee/Man #1). 

Other credits include: Music Director/Conductor for Into the Woods at Snow College. Davis has a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Snow College with a focus on vocal performance and theatre. Currently, Davis works as a private voice instructor. “The greatest teacher, failure is.” 

Brett Myers

Brett Myers

TUES · THURS · SAT

Brett is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage for his second year of A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods (Baker), A Tuna Christmas (Arles), Noises Off (Garry), Angels In America (Joe), and The Foreigner (Charlie). 

Brett holds an MA in Communications Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Hearing and Speech from Vanderbilt University. He currently works as a speech-language pathologist for UUHC and faculty at the U of U. “Thanks to my incredible family and friends for cheering me on from near and far.” 

Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman

Brooklynn Kohler

Brooklynn Pulver Kohler

MON · WED · FRI

Brooklynn is excited to return to the Jewel Box Stage once again as Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman. Other favorite HCT credits include: Steel Magnolias (Truvy Jones), The Little Mermaid (Ursula), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baroness), and 9 to 5: The Musical (Roz) along with the national tour of Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) from 2006-2009. 

Brooklynn works for Peek Travel, in addition to being a mother of Ruby Rose, wife of Matt, Utah Jazz enthusiast, and a mediocre impersonator of Jennifer Coolidge. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love” - Hamilton Wright Mabie

Lori Rees

Lori Rees

TUES · THURS · SAT

Lori is pleased to once again play Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman in A Christmas Carol. HCT credits include: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Miss Shingle), To Kill a Mockingbird (Aunt Alexandra), and Les Misérables (Ensemble). 

Other credits include: Mamma Mia (Donna) at Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Passion (Fosca), and Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette) at Good Company Theatre, 9 to 5: The Musical (Doralee Rhodes), Into the Woods (The Witch), and The Addams Family (Grandma) at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre. She has a BA in Music Theatre from Weber State. “All of my love to Dave, Jack, and Matt.”

Eben/Party Guest/Ghost of Christmas Future

Alex Vaughn

Alex Vaughn

MON · WED · FRI

@PoorBalladeer

Alexander is excited to return to our stage for another year of A Christmas Carol. In addition to Eben/Party Guest in last season’s A Christmas Carol, HCT credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Armand) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble). 

Other stage credits include: The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay) and She Stoops to Conquer (Charles Marlow) with The Kingswood Players. Alex is currently attending UVU as a Theatre Major and Creative Writing Minor and works as a full-time student and part-time actor. “Before you ask; yes, I am looking for an agent.” 

Spencer Hohl

Spencer Hohl

TUES · THURS · SAT

Spencer is honored to be returning for another holiday season with A Christmas Carol

HCT Credits include: Performing - Million Dollar Quartet, The Heart of Robin Hood, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Big River, and multiple years of A Christmas Carol; Fight Choreographer credits include Phantom and Newsies. Spencer has also provided the fight choreography for Hamlet, Treasure Island, and Robin Hood at Utah Children’s Theatre and The Scarlet Pimpernel at Hopebox Theatre. Spencer is proudly certified with the Society of American Fight Directors. “Perfect. Do it again.”

Belle/Laundress

Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope

MON · WED · FRI

Lauren is thrilled to be returning to our HCT stage in this season’s production of A Christmas Carol. Additional stage credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Scera Outdoor Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Belle), and The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at HCTO. 

Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from BYU and is currently working as a Health Clerk for the Provo City School District. “So happy to be a part of this wonderful show and share the spirit and joy of Christmas!”

Lauren Von Forell

Lauren Von Forell

TUES · THURS · SAT

@lvonforell

Lauren was most recently seen on the HCT stage in our production of The Addams Family. Other favorite Hale Centre Theatre credits include: The Pirate Queen (Majella), 2019’s A Christmas Carol, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other stage credits include: Harman Theatre - Footloose (Ariel Moore) at; HCTO - The Addams Family (Morticia); HCTO & Tuacahn - Jane Eyre (Bertha). 

She graduated from the MDT program at BYU in 2017. “Thank you to my wonderful husband, Michael and the rest of my family for continuously supporting and loving me.” 

Dick Wilkins/Martin Chuzzlewit

Ben Tate

Benjamin Tate

MON · WED · FRI

Ben is thrilled to return as Dick Wilkins/Martin Chuzzlewit in A Christmas Carol. Other HCT credits include: A Christmas Carol (Scrooge/Peter Cratchit), Tuck Everlasting (Hugo Jackson), The Heart of Robin Hood (Boy/Jethro Summers). 

Other favorite roles include: Bluffdale Arts Council - Into the Woods (Jack); Jordan High School - Les Misérables (Gavroche); and New Horizons - Leave It in Writing (Bud). Film credits include: I Lived (Young Kyle) with BYU Vocal Point. He is currently a Junior in High School and working at Sodalicious. “I’m so grateful to be a part of this powerful story! Love each other well!”

Joseph Paul Branca

Joseph Paul Branca

TUES · THURS · SAT

josephbranca.com

Joseph's HCT credits include Mary Poppins (Robertson Ay), Matilda (Big Kid) and A Christmas Carol (Octet). 

Other favorite stage credits include: Pete the Cat (Jimmy), Saturday’s Voyeur (DeLay), and Diary of a Worm (Ant) with SLAC; Newsies (Crutchie), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Winnie-the-Pooh (Tigger), and Peter Pan (Michael Darling) with HCTO; Man of La Mancha (José) with Utah Opera; and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan. Joseph is currently studying Vocal Performance at Westminster College and works with HCTO as the Marketing and Advertising Director. 

Poor Husband/Octet Tenor 2

Ricky Dowse

Ricky Dowse

MON · WED · FRI

Ricky is pleased to be back on the HCT stage. Other credits include: HCT - Big River and Pirate Queen; Harman Theatre - Footloose; CenterPoint Theatre - AIDA and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Ricky graduated from Creighton University School of Law with his JD and works as an attorney at Hanks & Peterson, P.C. “It feels great to be back on the HCT stage after a three and half-year break! A big thanks to my family for all of their love and support, especially Avery who has taken care of my puppy, Jenga, during the crazy schedule that is A Christmas Carol!”

Taylor Smith

Taylor J. Smith

TUES · THURS · SAT

Taylor’s HCT credits include Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton), A Christmas Carol, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other roles include: CenterPoint Theatre - A Tale of Two Cities (Sydney Carton) and 1776 (Edward Rutledge); U of U Theatre Department - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus); and Salt Lake Shakespeare - The Last Five Years (Jaime), and Once Upon a Mattress (Sir Harry). 

He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Utah. “To Evie, Miles and Amanda. The best Christmas is you. Thank you for allowing me to spread joy in times that can be hard.”

Fred's Wife/Poor Wife

Rebecca Burroughs Kremin

Rebecca Burroughs-Kremin

MON · WED · FRI

@reccajean

HCT audiences will recognize Rebecca from her recent performance in Bright Star as Edna/Lucy Understudy. HCT credits include: The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), AIDA (Nehebkah), Seven Brides for Seven Brother, Matilda (Acrobat), An American in Paris, Sister Act and Mary Poppins

HCTO Credits: In the Heights (Vanessa) and South Pacific (Liat). She is working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities and Art History at UVU. “Thank you to my friends and family for always supporting me. And a special thanks to my husband, Nathan. I love you!” 

Amelia Rose Moore

Amelia Rose Moore

TUES · THURS · SAT

@ameliarosemoore92

Amelia is pleased to be back on the HCT stage, her credits include: Bright Star, The Addams Family (Morticia Addams), Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), The Scarlet Pimpernel and AIDA. 

Other favorite roles: Utah Opera - Grizette (The Merry Widow) and SLAC - A Year with Frog and Toad. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater from Weber State University. “Thanks to John, Anne, Mark and Sally for this wonderful opportunity! This show is dedicated to my Grandpa Dale who still is my number one fan.”

Tiny Tim Cratchit/Young Boy Scrooge

William Bonner

William Bonner

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! His other favorite roles have included being featured as Simba in a YouTube cover of the song, “Just Can’t Wait to be King” from The Lion King and also being featured as Young Aaron Burr in a YouTube cover of the song “Wait For It” from Hamilton. He is currently in the First Grade.

Payson Inkley

Payson Inkley

TUES · THURS · SAT

letskickthispig.com

Returning to the Hale Centre Stage, Payson was recently seen as Michael Banks in our production of Mary Poppins. Previous credits include: A Christmas Carol 2018 (Tiny Tim) and The Pirate Queen at HCT; Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Flounder), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mike TeeVee) with CenterPoint Academy. 

Payson is honored to be the Patient Champion for the Children's Miracle Network in 2020. He recently completed treatment for leukemia and is excited to contribute to CMN and all of their fundraising activities and events for Primary Children's Hospital and other hospitals in our region. You can donate by texting MIRACLE to 78619, and learn more at letskickthispig.com.

Carol Girl/Little Fan/Harriet Cratchit/Want

Seren Carter

Seren Carter

MON · WED · FRI

@seren.dances

Seren is happy to return to HCT to this year's production of A Christmas Carol. Her other credits include Matilda (Amanda Thripp) and Peter Pan, Jr. (Rosetta/Arista) with HCTO; Mary Poppins, Jr. (Jane Banks) with Sandy Arts Guild; Les Misérables (Young Cosette) and Frozen Jr. (Young Elsa) with Center Stage Performing Arts Studio. 

Seren placed 1st Solo at The Dance Awards Las Vegas. She is currently on the tap team as well as the singing team, Star Struck, at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio. “Merry Christmas to all! From my cats”. 

Olivia Dietlein

Olivia Dietlein

TUES · THURS · SAT

Olivia is back on the HCT stage for her third year in A Christmas Carol; however, HCT audiences may also recognize Olivia from her role as Lee Lee in our 2017 production of A Bundle of Trouble or as Hortensia in Matilda

This 3rd grader works hard doing ballet, reading, playing games with her family and helping Mom and Dad out however she can. “I’m excited I get to help tell this awesome story.”

Martha Cratchit/Leticia Fezziwig

Katie Lobrot

Katie Lobrot

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@katielobrot

Katie is happy to be, once again, spending her Christmas Season with Hale Centre Theatre. 

Other credits for Katie include: Mamma Mia (Sophie) and The Addams Family (Grandma Addams) at Park City High School; Emma! (Harriet) at the Egyptian Theatre; and Mamma Mia with Sandy Arts Guild. Katie studies voice with Shallee Schmidt. “Thank you so much to everyone who made this show possible!” 

Cabrielle Andersen

Cabrielle Andersen

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Cabrielle is thrilled to be back on the Jewel Box Stage of the holiday season. Other favorite stage credits include: Beauty and The Beast (Belle), Lucky Stiff (Rita La Porta), Les Misérables (Eponine). 

Cabrielle has studied at UVU and BYU where she earned her Associates Degree in Science and currently works as an EDI Analyst at backcountry.com. “A special thanks to my husband Tyler for all the long days and late nights that you supported me in following my dreams. I love you!”

Carol Boy/Frederick Cratchit/Thomas Pinch/Ignorance

Jacob Despain

Jacob Despain

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Jacob is thrilled to be back this holiday season for his fifth year as part of HCT’s A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Tiny Tim (3 years) in A Christmas Carol and Tuck Everlasting with HCT, and Pabbie the Troll in Frozen Jr. with Midvale Main Street Theatre. 

When not on stage, this 5th grader enjoys soccer, violin, reading, skiing (water and snow), and being the best brother in all the land. “Teamwork can make a dream work.”

Cameron Dietlein

Cameron Dietlein

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A familiar face to HCT audiences, Cameron is back for another year of A Christmas Carol. Other stage credits include Newsies (Les), The Wizard of Oz (Toto Puppeteer), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Chip), Matilda (Eric), and A Bundle of Trouble (Everett). Cameron is currently in the seventh grade.

Peter Cratchit/Boy Scrooge

Cooper Johnson

Cooper Johnson

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Cooper is thrilled to be returning for his eighth season with HCT in A Christmas Carol. Other credits include To Kill a Mockingbird and My Son Pinocchio with HCT; Tarzan and Les Misérables with HCTO. Cooper is currently a High School student. “Happy Christmas!!”

Noah Malloy

Noah Molloy

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The Molloy Brothers

Making his HCT debut! Noah’s other credits include Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Noah’s a 9th grader who enjoys, in his spare time, playing many sports, playing drums, and singing. “Work hard play hard.”

Party Guest/Octet Soprano 1

Emily Duncan

Emily Hendricks Duncan

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Emily is excited to return to the Jewel Box stage as part of this season’s production of A Christmas Carol

Previous stage credits include: A Christmas Carol with HCT; Sister Act at the Draper Amphitheater; Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta) at the Nova Center for the performing arts in Billings, MT; Carman - Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre; Die Zauberflöte (Erste Knabe) at BYU. Emily has her BM in Vocal Performance from BYU and her MM in Music Education from Arizona State University. Emily is a Choir teacher at Orem Junior High.

Emily Hawkes

Emily Hawkes

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Emily is thrilled to return to Hale Centre Theatre once more for this season’s production of A Christmas Carol

Other stage credits include: Draper Arts – Sister Act (Mother Superior); Alpine Community Theatre – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), and Carmina Burana with Ballet West. Her favorite music directorial credits include Newsies, Oliver!, Big River, and The Secret Garden. Emily holds a Bachelor’s in Choral Education from BYU and teaches private piano and voice lessons. ”Thanks to Mark, Sally, John, Anne, and Amelia for letting me do this again! Lover to Trevor and my four munchkins.”

Party Guest/Octet Soprano 2

Jennifer Riley

Jennifer Riley

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Jennifer is back for her fourth season in HCT’s A Christmas Carol. Onstage credits include: HCT - Phantom, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Beauty and The Beast; Desert Star Playhouse - Law and Disorder; Sandbox Productions - Little Shop of Horrors

HCT/Sundance - The Pirates of Penzance and The Sound of Music. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah. She’s an assistant at Advanced Title and a Jazz singer with the Mixed Nuts Band. “JBR you’re everything to me. Love you and JNKVMT”

Mindi Hansen

Mindi Hansen

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Mindi was most recently seen in our 2019 productions of A Christmas Carol and Phantom. Other credits include: Tanya in Mamma Mia (Utah Actors Association), The Little Mermaid (Herriman Arts Council), and Les Misérables (The Ziegfeld Theatre). 

Mindi received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah. She is an attorney and mediator with Hanks & Peterson and focuses her practice on estate planning and family law. “Thanks to Jeff and my family for their constant support!”

Party Guest/Octet Alto 1

Susanna Barnes

Susanna Barnes

Susanna is glad to be back on the HCT stage in this season’s production of A Christmas Carol. Other favorite stage credits include Beauty and the Beast and A Christmas Carol with HCT; and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, and Crazy for You with Centerpoint Legacy Theater. 

Susanna is currently attending USU where she is working towards her degree in Elementary Education. She currently works as a teaching assistant at an elementary school. “I’m honored to be able to share this message of growth and compassion again this holiday season.”

Emily Roh

Emily Leishman Roh

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Emily is pleased to be back on the HCT stage in A Christmas Carol. Previous credits include: On Pitch Performing Arts: Music Director for Into the Woods and Mamma Mia; The Empress: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Edwin Drood); West Valley Arts Council: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Baroness). 

Emily holds her BA in Choral Music Education from The University of Utah. She recently started her 9th year of teaching choir at Eisenhower Jr. High where she also taught theatre for her first 4 years. “Thank you to my husband and my little Dash for supporting me in my endeavors.” 

Party Guest/Octet Alto 2

Luana Parkes

Luana Parkes

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@singinglarks

Back for her second year of A Christmas Carol, Luana is thrilled to be performing on the HCT Stage once again. Favorite stage credits: Murray Amphitheatre- Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl) and Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes); 

Soloist with the Big Band Tribute featuring the Riverton Jazz Band at the Draper Amphitheatre and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at BYU. Luana is a member of ‘The Larkes’, a local singing group. She also is a Travel Agent with Woodbrey Family Travel, specializing in Disney Vacations. “For Ben, Oliver, Elliott, and Atticus - I love all ‘to infinity and beyond’!” 

Erin Worland

Erin Camp Worland

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This is Erin’s second year in A Christmas Carol with HCT. Her favorite roles include 1940’s Radio Hour (Connie) and The Garden (The Seedling) at Tuacahn, Into the Woods (The Witch), Bye-Bye Birdie (Rosie), and The Secret Garden (Martha). 

TV/film credits include animated series Pig Tales (Princess Daria). She has performed with Janice Kapp Perry & John Canaan. She’s the proud mother of 5 children. She has taught musical theatre and private voice lessons for many years and currently works at Mountain Ridge High School. She dedicates all her performances to her angel son Collin (1998 - 2011). 

Party Guest/Octet Bass 1

Ryan Withers

Ryan Withers

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Ryan is excited to return to the HCT stage. Performing credits include: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; Idaho Falls Opera: Gianni Schicchi (Beto) and The Telephone (Ben); 

BYU-Idaho Operetta-The Mikado (Pish Tush); BYU-Idaho Opera Scenes-Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton), and Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin); and HCT: A Christmas Carol (Party Guest/Bass 1) . Ryan graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree and works as a Quality Analyst at Wells Fargo. “A big thanks to my wife, Jeannine, and my two boys, Benjamin and Michael. I love you! You make this magic possible.”

Michael Von Forell

Michael Von Forell

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Michael is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage once again in A Christmas Carol. Other HCT credits include Lurch in The Addams Family, Snyder in Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Wizard of Oz

He is also a familiar face at Hale Centre Theatre Orem, having performed in Tarzan and A Christmas Carol. “Merry Christmas!”

Party Guest/Octet Bass 2

Adam Millington

Adam Millington

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Adam has been seen on the HCT stage in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Newsies, The Music Man, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Big Fish, Les Misérables, and The Wedding Singer

He’s also been seen in The Music Man at the Playmill, and A Tale of Two Cities at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. Adam has a BA in Art History and a BS in Physics, and currently works in DNA research at the University of Utah.

Josh Shimizu

Josh Shimizu

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Josh is thrilled to return to the Hale Centre Theatre Family. A veteran of the Salt Lake stage; recent credits for Josh include Sweeney Todd at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts and As One at Promontory Point, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. 

Josh holds a BA in Music from Brigham Young University. “I would like to thank my parents for their encouragement and support in pursuing the arts and longtime friends and collaborators Anne Puzey and John Sweeney for this opportunity to return to this beautiful production”. 

Cratchit Child

Ruby Kohler

Ruby Rose Kohler

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This is Ruby’s second year of A Christmas Carol! Ruby has already performed in several mini musicals with both COPA and HCTO. She is currently training at COPA and at Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling, and is in a German Immersion program. When it’s warm outside she also runs her own lemonade stand, which does quite well.

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Christine Warren

Christine Warren

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Christine is excited to return to our stage for A Christmas Carol. Previous credits include: Utah Repertory Theater Company - Bridges of Madison County; Ziegfeld Theatre - Next To Normal and The Light in the Piazza; Davis High School - Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid; Weber State University - 35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Christine is a graduate of Weber State University with a Bachelor’s in Vocal and Violin performance. Currently, she works for University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. “To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also” - Igor Stravinsky.

Katie Frandsen

Katie Frandsen

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@katiefmusic

Katie is thrilled to be joining HCT for another year of A Christmas Carol. In addition to HCT, she has performed at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, The Grand, and with Bernadette Peters. 

Favorite credits include: AIDA (Amneris), Shrek the Musical (Fiona), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), and Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). Katie graduated from The University of Utah with a BM in Violin Performance, she works as a Domestic Engineer and teaches private violin at the studio she runs. “All my love and thanks to D, R, H, and E!” 

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Production Team Biographies

Director

John is no stranger to HCT audiences, having performed in Catch Me If You Can, A Christmas Carol, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Big River, The Slipper and the Rose, Lucky Stiff, Heaven Can Wait, Charley’s Aunt, and The Mousetrap

He has also directed many shows for HCT: A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Big Fish, Phantom, Fiddler on the Roof, Big: The Musical, 9 to 5: The Musical, and A Christmas Carol (for 16 years). John graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and works for IBM Watson Health. “What comes from the heart, goes to the heart. All my love to Ally, JJ, and Charlotte.” 

Music Director

Anne Puzey

Anne Puzey

Anne is a well-known music director, having directed not only for Hale Centre Theatre, but also The Grand Theatre, Wasatch Theatre Company, Westminster College, The Egyptian Theatre Company, Utah Children’s Theatre, Sandy Arts Council, Good Company Theatre Company, and Midvale Arts. For HCT, Anne has musical directed The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hello, Dolly!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Secret Garden just to name a few. 

She has worked with Merrill Osmond, Jill Santoriello, Will Swenson, Jason Robert Brown, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maren Mazzie, Kate Baldwin, Seth Rudetsky, and Pacek and Paul and most recently was the Resident Pianist for Broadway Evolved. She graduated from BYU with her degree in Music Education, Vocal emphasis. She received a Lifetime Service Award from The Utah Theatre Association and has been the Choir Director at Bennion Jr. High for 26 years. She received the Teacher of the Year Award for 2015-2016 and has been a presenter at UMEA. She has been an audition accompanist for Big League Productions in NYC, resident pianist at Broadway Evolved in NYC, stage managed auditions for The Marius Company and was a vocal coach for Utah Opera and Symphony. Anne was the Music Director for The Children’s Songbook Recordings and is part-owner of Audition Advantage. She has sung professionally with The Wasatch Front Chorale, Sterling Singers, Canti Con Brio, The Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir, Gloriana, and was a featured Alto on All-State CDs for the western United States and Hawaii.

Choreography

Amelia Rose Moore

Amelia Rose Moore

Amelia is honored to be returning as Choreographer for A Christmas Carol this year. Favorite stage credits include: The Addams Family (Mortica), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Dorcus/Dance Captain) with Hale Centre Theatre; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator) with HCTO; and Merry Widow with Utah Opera. 

Amelia holds a Bachelor's of Musical Theater from Weber State University and teaches both private Voice and Dance. “Thank you to John, Anne, Mark and Sally for the opportunity to choreograph this special show. There is something so special about continuing stories of love, kindness and redemption through movement--I'm so grateful I got the chance to do it”. 

Production Stage Manager

Megan Johnson

Megan Johnson

meganjohnsonsm.com

Megan is thrilled to be back in the Stage Manager seat at Hale Centre Theatre after helming Murder on the Orient Express and the 2019 production of A Christmas Carol. Favorite Stage Management credits include: SCERA Shell-Newsies; Noorda Performing Arts Center-Week of Dreams Events; Ragan Theater-Die Fledermaus; UVU-Jumpers. Asst. Stage Manager-Sundance Summer Theatre for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

Stage Management Intern-O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. Megan received her Associates of Arts from Snow College with an emphasis in Theatre and her Bachelor of Arts from Utah Valley University in Theatre. She graduated from both programs Summa Cum Laude. Megan also won the National Award in Stage Management at KCACTF Region 8 Competition in 2018. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -AA Milne.

Set Designer

Kacey Udy 2020

Kacey Udy

Kacey is the Technical Director and Resident Scenic Designer at Hale Centre Theatre. He loves the design process and the ability that he has to work and create with such an incredible team of outstanding artists at HCT. 

His designs for The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Tarzan, Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Tale of Two Cities, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are among his favorites. He graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in graphic design and scenic design. When not in pursuit of new inspiration or shiny objects, Kacey enjoys listening to TED Talks, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his incredible family. He credits his family as the true secret behind his success.  

Production Artist

Madeline Ashton

Madeline Ashton

@madelinemakesart

As an accomplished artist, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of Titanic: The Musical, Murder on the Orient Express, Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Bright Star, Seussical, Matilda, and Cinderella. Other scenic design credits include Oklahoma! (Sundance), Distance of the Moon (Sackerson), Let The Right One In, and Angels in America (An Other Theatre). Madeline earned a Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Utah Valley University.

Lighting Design

Michael Gray

Michael Gray

michaelhgray.com

Michael is the resident lighting designer at Hale Centre Theatre. He lists as some of his favorite lighting designs: Next to Normal for Utah Valley University and the Los Angeles Theater Center, which won Outstanding Lighting Design as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, as well as Big Fish the Musical, The Heart of Robin Hood, AIDA, Newsies, Cinderella, Phantom, and Seussical for HCT. "I have the best dogs in the world. Change my mind."

Video Design

Bobby Gibson

Bobby Gibson

@bwaywearehere

Previous HCT credits include Projection Designer for Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Bright Star, Seussical, The Addams Family, Cinderella, Freaky Friday, Matilda and video content for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Bobby studied video production at Utah Valley University.

He owns and operates In Blue Productions, where he specializes in aerial video, time-lapse and motion graphics. He is a huge theatre nerd and co-hosts the “We Are Here, Broadway” YouTube channel about all things theatre. “Don’t be in such a rush to have everything figured out. Embrace the unknown and let life surprise you.” 

@bobbyinblue

Sound Designer

Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan

Dan loves the challenge of theatrical sound and is very excited for the opportunity to work in such a marvelous place. Some of his favorite sound designs have been The Three Musketeers, The Wedding Singer, and A Tale of Two Cities

He feels blessed to have worked on a variety of other projects, which include The Savior of the World, The Nauvoo Pageant, A Brand New Year and various concerts and television programs for the LDS Church. In addition, Dan has also worked as a sound designer/engineer for several local theaters and professional groups over the last 16 years, including large corporate events, TV broadcasts, and national/international tours. “Thanks to my own pack of Morgans for all their love and support!” 

Properties Design

Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Michelle is extremely passionate about details, research, beautiful and interesting “things,” anything to do with flowers, and opening packages. She recently designed her 69th show with Million Dollar Quartet; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Miserables, Tarzan, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, AIDA, and She Loves Me. 

She retired from teaching first grade after 32 years. Michelle is thrilled to be part of the HCT production team and is grateful for the encouragement and support of her three beautiful daughters, two charming sons-in-law, and her amazing husband, Steve.   

Costume Designer

Alaina Laukka

Alaina Laukka

Alaina has been working for Hale Centre Theatre for just over a year and has enjoyed working and collaborating with the extremely talented and creative production teams on such shows as Disney’s Tarzan, Murder on the Orient Express, and Mary Poppins. Previous design credits outside of HCT include: Shrek: The Musical, Crazy For You, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Drowsy Chaperon.

Hair & Makeup Designer

Candice Cronin

Candice Cronin

Candice started with HCT in 2014 with Mary Poppins. Since then, she has worked as a costume and wig dresser, and was a makeup artist for Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School, and currently works as an instructor there, as well as in the HCT wig studio. “I would like to thank Trisha and Krissa for being such big mentors! I have learned so much from you guys, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities you have given me. I also want to thank Adam, Cordelia, and Gabriella for being so supportive of my dream to work in theatre. Love you guys!”

Projections Artist & Animator

Ian Johnston

Ian J. Johnston

Ian's projections will take you directly into a vision of mid-19th century London where our story takes place.  Getting to work with an amazing talented team at Hale, he reveres his time on this project as a highlight of his life. Ian directs animation and creates art for clients that spans across the U.S. and overseas.  In his 20+ years his studio was nominated an Emmy® for the involvement with The Aquabats Supershow in 2015 and have won numerous awards including Best VFX.  His animations and VFX have been seen on Netflix, television, local theaters, printed books, and online.

Ian recently was the stage manager for AFCT's Music Man. He has built and ran an animation studio for 9 years that created over 100+ animated videos for various clients. Some clients were including Rovio (Angry Birds), DC, Mattel, The Women’s WorldCup, OCTA, and HUB Network to name a few.  Prior he was a lead character animator for triple A titles such as Tom and Jerry Tales (GBA), Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (DS) and Justice League (GBA). He graduated from Southern Utah University in 2000 performing in the Shakespearean Festival and you can find him on stage at odd times of the year, recently cast as Hook for Westside Theater Company's Peter Pan.

He currently is the Art / Animation Director for Revity Marketing Agency in American Fork, Utah. He is an avid reader, loves working with creative people and is known for being an "idea-guy". He thanks his wife and family for their unwavering patience of one who bounces off the walls.

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