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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

Hale Centre Theatre

Presents

A new production of

Boublil and  Schönberg's

Les Misérables

A musical by

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

Based on the novel by 

Victor Hugo

Music by

Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics by

Herbert Kretzmer

Original French Text by

Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel

Additional material by

James Fenton

Adapted and originally directed by

Trevor Nunn and John Caird

Orchestrations by

John Cameron

Directed and Choreographed by

David Tinney

Music Direction by

Kelly DeHaan

Original London Production by

Cameron Mackintosh and The Royal Shakespeare Company

“Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) www.mtishows.com by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh LTD.”

LES MISÉRABLES

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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Production Team

Producer: Sally Dietlein

Director/Choreographer: Dave Tinney

Music Director: Kelly DeHaan

Production Stage Manager:  Susan Kupferer

Fight Choreographer: Derek Smith

Scenic Design: Kacey Udy

Associate Scenic Design/Production Artist: Madeline Ashton

Costume Design: Joy Zhu

Costume Assistants: Jenn Taylor, Kim Fitt

Lighting Design: Jaron Kent Hermansen

Sound Design: Dan Morgan

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen

Hair & Make-up Design: Trisha Ison

Video/Projection Design: Bobby Gibson

Automation Design: Tom Hohl

Stage Managers: Chantel Ficklin, Riya Sahasrabudhe

Assistant Stage Managers: Skip Mulcock, Taylor Ballard, Riya Sahasrabudhe

Automation Operators: Nick Herring, Alena Rodriguez, Duckie Garlick, Siamani Harris, Karsten Brown

Lightboard Operators: Emma Belnap, Renee Fowler

Sound Engineers: Michelle Ohumukini, Dan Morgan

Stage Technicians: Nathan Gallegos, Joshua Beck, Gabriel Lopez, Ben Dickson, Josh Sheen, Noah Sheen, Josh Shipley, Kyle Hess, Devon Barney, Kyle Trivett, McKenzie Maag, Memphis Hennesy, Andrew Ellis, Anton Moss, Glen Stapley, Ben Ward

Follow Spots: Robin Safeer - Lead, Patrick Egbert - Lead, Olivia Brough, Joanne Phillips, Kirk Wilson, Rachel Goodrich, Taite Morgan, Jill Heiner, Cynthia Harvey, Kamryn Hanney, Delaney Bleak, Rebecca Perkins, Jeff Parkes, Steven Nordfors, Marcey Muren, Alexis Sanders, Emily Alvarado, Hannah Gunson-McComb, Jeremy Eldredge, Stephen Broderick, Savanah Harman, Jeff Young, Jacob Anderson, Kyle Trivett

Wardrobe Dressers: Laney Marsella, Sarah Hanson, Ana Perkins, Maggie Sheen, Jennica Young, Carrie Johnson, Camie Jones , Akemi Nakashima, Rose Kiernan, Jillian Terry , Chris Lancaster, Kyla Johnson, Nick Marsella, Lucas Stewart - Swing, Kennedy Velasquez, Joanna Johnson

Hair and Makeup Dressers: Marnee’ Porter, Lizzie Mickelsen, Sarah Bult, Tori Valdez, Jayada Hodges, Courteney Shipley, Shannon Hutchins, Olivia Price, Daniel Perez

Child Attendant: Andrea Rigby, Mickey Beyer

Director's Dedication

To our world class cast and crew: Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. And even loved in spite of ourselves.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Susan: “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.”  -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Kelly: “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Joy, Trisha and Michelle: “The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a moment’s silence, "Perhaps more so.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Jaron: “Let's not bring flame where light is enough.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Dan: “Not being heard is no reason for silence.”- Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Kacey: “There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To the tireless HCT staff: “Let us sacrifice one day to gain perhaps a whole life.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Mark and Sally: “...We pray together, we are afraid together, and then we go to sleep. Even if Satan came into the house, no one would interfere. After all, what is there to fear in this house? There is always one with us who is the strongest. Satan may visit our house, but the good Lord lives here.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, Herbert Kretzmer, and Cameron Mackintosh: “Teach the ignorant as much as you can. Society is to blame for not giving free education: it is responsible for the darkness it creates. The soul in darkness sins, but the real sinner is he who caused the darkness” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To Victor Hugo: “So long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless.” -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

To my family: “To love another person is to see the face of God.”  -Victor Hugo Les Misérables

Dave Tinney

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

Scene 1 – Toulon

Prologue

Chain Gang, Javert, Valjean, Constables, Farmer, Labourer, Farm Hands, Innkeeper, Inkeeper’s Wife, Inn Guests, The Bishop, Cook

Scene 2 – The Factory at Montreuil

At the End of the Day

The Poor, Foreman, Workers, Fantine, & Valjean

I Dreamed a Dream

Fantine

Scene 3 – The Red Light District

The Docks

Sailors, Prostitutes, Old Woman 1 & 2, Fantine, Pimp, Bamatabois, Valjean, & Javert

Cart Crash

Onlookers, Fauchelevant, Valjean, Javert, & Constables

Scene 4 – The Trial

Valjean, Javert, Judge, Accused, & Constables

Scene 5 – The Hospital

Fantine’s Death 

Fantine, Valjean, Nurse & Javert

Scene 6 – The Inn

Little Cosette

Young Cosette, Madame Thenardier, & Young Eponine

The Innkeeper’s Song

Master of the House – Thenardier, Madame Thenardier, Young Eponine, Drinkers, Diners, & Chorus

The Bargain

Valjean, Young Cosette, Thenardier, Madame Thenardier, & Young Eponine

Scene 7 – The Streets of Paris: Ten Years Later

The Beggars

Chorus (Beggars), Gavroche, Old Beggar Woman, Prostitute, Marius, Enjolras, Urchin, Babet, Feuilly, Constables, Brujon, Montparnasse, Claquesous

The Robbery

Thenardier, Madame Thenardier, Babet, Brujon, Montparnasse, Claquesous, Gavroche, Marius, Eponine, Javert, Marius, Cosette & Valjean

Stars

 Javert, Gavroche, Eponine, & Marius

Scene 8 – Café of the ABC Friends

The ABC Café

Enjolras, Marius, Combeferre, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Grantaire, Prouvaire, Lesgles, Gavroche, Students, & Bar Maids

The People’s Song

Enjolras, Marius, Gavroche, Combeferre, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, Grantaire, Prouvaire, Lesgles, Eponine, Gavroche, Students, & Chorus

Scene 9 – The Rue Plumet

Rue Plumet

Cosette, Valjean, Marius, & Eponine

A Heart Full of Love

Eponine, Marius, & Cosette

Scene 10 – The Attempted Robbery

The Attack on Rue Plumet

Eponine, Montparnasse, Babet, Thenardier, Brujon, Claquesous, Marius, Valjean, & Cosette

Scene 11 – Finale Act One

One Day More

Full Company

Act II

Scene 1 - Paris

Building the Barricade

Enjolras, Javert, Prouvaire, Grantaire, Lesgles, Marius, Eponine, Valjean, Combeferre, Feuilly, Courfeyrac, The Poor, & Army Officer

Scene 2 – The Rue Plumet

Eponine, Valjean

Scene 3 – At the Barricade

Javert at the Barricade

Javert, Enjolras, Gavroche, Grantaire, Prouvaire, Courfeyrac, Feuilly, Lesgles, Combeferre, Marius, Eponine, Joly, Valjean, The Poor, & Students

The First Attack

Sentries, Enjolras, Feuilly, Lesgles, Grantaire, Valjean, Javert, Students & Marius

The Night

 Feuilly, Prouvaire, Joly, Grantaire, Marius, Enjolras, Valjean, Students, & Women

The Second Attack

Enjolras, Feuilly, Marius, Valjean, Gavroche, Lesgles, Joly, & Students

The Final Battle

 Army Officer, Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, & Students 

Scene 4 – The Sewer: Dog Eats Dog

The Sewers

Javert, Thenardier, Valjean, & Marius

Scene 5 – A Bridge Over the Seine

Javert’s Suicide

Javert, Valjean, Marius, & Women

Scene 6 – ABC Cafe

Café Song

Marius, Enjolras, & Students

Marius & Cosette

Marius, Cosette, & Valjean

Scene 7 – The Wedding

The Wedding

Wedding Guests, Maître D’, Thenardier, Madame Thenardier, Marius, & Cosette

Scene 8 – Valjean’s Room

Epilogue

Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Bishop, Eponine, & Company

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Cast NOT in Order of Appearance

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Jean Valjean
Kyle Olsen
Casey Elliott
Inspector Javert
Preston Taylor
Adam Dietlein
Fantine & Poor Woman
Amy Shreeve Keeler
Cecily Ellis Bills
Young Cosette & Poor Girl
Libby Despain
Jane Bonner
Young Eponine & Poor Girl
Kelsey Plewe
Olivia Dietlein
Gavroche & Farm Hand
Parker Burnham
James Kenny
Thenardier, Chain Gang, & Poor Man
Daniel Hess
Josh Richardson
Madame Thenardier & Poor Woman
Amelia Rose Moore
Clotile Bonner Farkas
Enjolras, Chain Gang, & Poor Man
Derek Smith
Bradley Quinn Lever
Marius, Chain Gang, & Poor Man
Matthew Sanguine
Brad Robins
Cosette, Prostitute, & Poor Woman
Rachel Bigler
Jisel Soleil Ayon
Eponine, Prostitute, & Poor Woman
Haley Wawro
Rebecca Burroughs-Kremin
Male Ensemble 1: Chain Gang 3, Innkeeper, Poor Man 2, Bamatobois, Drinker 5, Babet, Student, & Wedding Guest
Adam Millington
Carson Davies
Male Ensemble 2: Chain Gang, Laborer, Poor Man, Sailor, Fauchelevent, Drinker, Feuilly, Joly, & Wedding Guest
Austin Dorman
Trevor Dean
Male Ensemble 3: Constable 2, Poor Man, Sailor, Drinker 1 & 3, Combeferre, Sentry 1, & Wedding Guest
Skyler Mann
Jerry Westberg
Male Ensemble 4: Bishop of Digne, Chain Gang 1, Poor Man, Sailor 3, Brujon, Army Officer, & Student
Jared Lesa
Quinn Dietlein
Male Ensemble 5: Constable 1, Poor Man 1, Sailor, Drinker 2, Lesgles, Sentry 2, & Wedding Guest
Landon Horton
Jordan Mazzocato
Male Ensemble 6: Chain Gang 5, Laborer, Poor Man, Sailor, Onlooker, Drinker, Courfeyrac, & Wedding Guest
Joshua Smith
Darren Robinson
Male Ensemble 7: Chain Gang 4, Laborer, Foreman, Sailor 1, Onlooker, Drinker, Poor Man, Granataire, & Maître D’
Josh Durfey
Conlon Bonner
Male Ensemble 8: Chain Gang 2, Laborer, Poor Man, Sailor 2, Onlooker 3, Accused, Montparnasse, Prouvaire, & Maître D’
Brock Dalgleish
Kaden Caldwell
Male Ensemble 9: Chain Gang, Farmer, Poor Man, Pimp, Onlooker, Judge, Claquesous, & Wedding Guest
Brian Neal Clark
Abrin Tinney
Female Ensemble 1: Farm Hand, Poor Woman, Whore 4, Onlooker, Drinker 4, Solo Beggar, & Wedding Guest
LaRene Tinney
Lori Rees
Female Ensemble 2: Innkeeper’s Wife, Factory Girl, Whore 3, Onlooker, Nurse, Old Beggar Woman, Poor Woman, & Wedding Guest
Langley Hayman
Beatriz Melo
Female Ensemble 3: Cook, Factory Woman 2, Poor Woman, Old Woman, Whore 2, Drinker & Wedding Guest
Lauren Pope
Sophia Guerrero
Female Ensemble 4: Farm Hand, Factory Woman 4, Whore 1, Drinker, Poor Woman, Barmaid, & Wedding Guest
Avonlea Simons
Keolani Smith
Female Ensemble 5: Factory Woman 1, Whore, Drinker, Poor Woman, Barmaid, & Wedding Guest
Eden Benson
Brooke Holladay
Female Ensemble 6: Farm Hand, Factory Woman 3, Old Woman 2, Onlooker, Drinker 1, Urchin, Poor Woman, & Wedding Guest
Tianna Maxwell
Mckelle Shaw
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Cast Biographies

Jean Valjean

Kyle Olsen

Kyle Olsen

MON · WED · FRI

KyleOlsen.online

Grateful to be a part of this production again; Kyle previously led our 2014 production of Les Misérables as Jean Valjean. Favorite stage credits include: Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities, both 2011 and 2021 productions), Charles Dickens/Fred (A Christmas Carol), Tateh (Ragtime), and Freddy Benson (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) with HCT; 

Les Misérables and The Secret Garden at Utah Shakespeare Festival; and multiple years touring with The Forgotten Carols. Kyle graduated from Weber State University under Jim Christian. To Mark, Sally, Dave, and Kelly - thank you for believing”.

Casey Elliott

Casey Elliott

TUES · THURS · SAT

@GENTRImusic

Stage credits for Casey include: AIDA (Radames, both 2006 and 2017 productions), A Tale of Two Cities (Sydney Carton, both 2011 and 2021 productions), Les Misérables (Jean Valjean 2014 production), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph) with Hale Centre Theatre. Tour credits include: AIDA (Radames) National Tour and China Tour. Film Credits include “Retreat to Paradise” (Jordan), “Out of Liberty” (Hyrum Smith), “An Hour Behind” (Adam). 

Casey is also a member of the tenor trio GENTRI. “To my family, ‘I love you’. Thank you for always supporting me. ‘A happy family is but an earlier heaven’ -George Bernard Shaw”

GENTRIMusic.com

Inspector Javert

Preston Taylor

Preston Taylor

MON · WED · FRI

@prestontay18

Our audiences will recognize Preston most recently as Kerchak in Tarzan. His favorite credits include: HCT: Cinderella (Prince Topher), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), and Newsies (Jack Kelly); BYU: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf); Sundance Summer Theatre: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph); The Sooner Theatre: Crazy for You (Bobby Child) and How to Succeed in Business… (Finch). 

Preston has also performed with the likes of Laura Osnes, Christy Altomare, Susan Egan, Arille Jacobs, Joey Contreras, and Natalie Weiss.

Adam Dietlein

Adam Dietlein

TUES · THURS · SAT

@adamdietlein

Hale Centre Theatre: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Tarzan (Kerchak), Bright Star (Jimmy Ray), An American In Paris (Henri Baurel), A Christmas Carol (Dickens, Young Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Ensemble), Oklahoma! (Curly), Les Miseràbles (Javert), Brigadoon (Tommy), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Hello Dolly! (Ambrose), No Time For Sergeants (Irvin), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (Boris), Hasty Heart (Kiwi), Father of the Bride (Buckley), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Simeon), Annie Get Your Gun , Tale of Two Cities, Zorro the Musical. Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Nick); 

Off-Broadway: Interview (Eugene Harper); 1st International Tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). Film: Ephraim’s Rescue (Daniel Tyler), Jackie & Ryan (Wes). TV: Bull (CBS). Commercial: Several local and national spots. Love and gratitude to my beautiful wife, Callie.

Fantine

Amy Shreeve Keeler

Amy Shreeve Keeler

MON · WED · FR

After stalking the Les Misérables touring company throughout her late teens/early twenties, Amy is thrilled to finally be a part of this show. Other HCT credits include: Cinderella (Ella), She Loves Me (Amalia), and Ragtime (Mother). She has a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from BYU and is mom to three boys and a long-awaited baby girl. 

Sleep is her favorite and she’s surviving the pandemic via lime rickeys, Costa Vida, snow cones, and Dude Perfect as a babysitter. Chuck is her hero, her babies are her life, and the HCT family is her sanity.

Cecily Ellis Bills

Cecily Ellis Bills

TUES · THURS · SAT

Cecily has been involved in many productions, including our recent production of Mary Poppins (Mrs. Winifred Banks). Favorite credits include: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Phoebe D’Ysquith) The Music Man (Marian), Little Women (Jo March), Candide (Cunegonde), The Secret Garden (Mother), Ragtime (Mother), The Pirate Queen (Elizabeth I), and Sweeney Todd (Johanna). 

She has a performance diploma in Musical Theatre from the AMDA and both a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Voice Performance from U of U. Cecily works as an Adjunct Professor in Vocal Performance at UVU, and as a private vocal instructor. “Thank you to Dave, Kelly and Sally for this wonderful opportunity to sing great music, to my family and friends who are so generous to help with the kids, and my three main guys: Justin, Clark, and Wyatt.”

Young Cosette

Libby Despain

Libby Despain

MON · WED · FRI

Making her Hale Centre Theatre debut! Libby is excited to play the role of Young Cosette in our production of Les Misérables. Her other credits include Disney’s Frozen Jr. and Annie Jr. at Midvale Main Street Theatre. In addition to theatre, this talented third-grader loves to sing, dance, and tumble; and is the best sister in all of the land. “She shall have music wherever she goes.”

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Jane Bonner

TUES · THURS · SAT

Appearing in her HCT debut! Even though this is Jane’s debut performance on the stage this 2nd grader is no novice when it comes to performing, she appears regularly in videos on YouTube channels for ‘The Bonner Family’ and ‘Working with Lemons’.

Young Eponine

Kelsey Plewe

Kelsey Plewe

MON · WED · FRI

For her first performance on the Sandy Hale Centre Theatre stage, Kelsey is excited to play the role of Young Eponine in our production of Les Misérables. Her Hale Centre Theatre Orem credits include Blink (Young Sarah), Matilda (Matilda Wormwood), and A Christmas Carol (Little Fan/Carol Cratchit/Want). Kelsey is a 6th grader who not only studies MDT with COPA but she also participates in the Rise Up Children’s Choir.

Olivia Dietlein

Olivia Dietlein

TUES · THURS · SAT

@waitingforjamesband

Olivia is back on the HCT stage after previously being seen on the Jewel Box stage in our 2020 production of A Christmas Carol. 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.

Gavroche

Parker Burnham

Parker Burnham

MON · WED · FRI

@theburnhamkids

Parker most recently appeared as Little Gaspard in A Tale of Two Cities. His HCT credits include: Seussical (Jojo), Matilda (Eric), and The Music Man (Winthrop). Other favorite roles include: HCTO - Matilda (Nigel) and A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) and SCERA - A Christmas Story (Flick), The Wizard of Oz (Mayor of Munchkinland). 

Parker participates in Rise Up Children’s Choir, plays tennis, runs cross country, and loves to read, sing, ski, play baseball, and hang out with his friends and family. “Thank you Dave, Kelly, Susan, Mark, Sally, and everyone here at HCT for this experience!"

James Kenny

James Kenny

TUES · THURS · SAT

Making his debut on the HCT Sandy stage! James’ other notable roles include A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) and Tuck Everlasting (Thomas) with HCTO. He is also a member of Rise Up Children’s Choir. As the fifth of seven kids, this 3rd grader is a skilled artist, a speedcuber, and loves puzzles. “Thanks to my mom and dad and all of my brothers and sisters for making it so I can be in this show. I love it!”

Thenardier

Daniel Hess

Daniel Hess

MON · WED · FRI

Daniel is pleased to make his HCT stage debut as Monsieur Thenardier in this season’s production of Les Misérables. His other credits include: HCTO - Little Women, The Odd Couple, See How They Run, and Betty Blue Eyes. He has a Master's Degree in Theatre & Cinematic Arts from BYU and is employed as a Seminary Teacher. 

“God’s purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been. The world is better for the arts and righteous artists in it.” M. Russell Ballard

Josh Richardson

Josh Richardson

TUES · THURS · SAT

@joshisanactor

Josh is a familiar face to our HCT audiences, his credits include: Bright Star (Daddy Cane), The Addams Family (Gomez Addams), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dom Claude Frollo), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Elton), The Heart of Robin Hood (Robert Summers), To Kill A Mockingbird (Bob Ewell), as well as our 2014 production of Les Misérables (Thernardier). 

He received his BA in Acting and Directing from SUU and works as an account manager for Holistic Web Presence. “It’s a thrill to play my favorite scoundrel again! All my love to Spence, Will, and Kristi - my partners in crime.”

Madame Thenardier

Amelia Rose Moore

Amelia Rose Moore

MON · WED · FRI

@amelia.rose.moore

Amelia’s HCT credits include: A Christmas Carol (Fred’s Wife/Poor Wife), Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), The Addams Family (Morticia Addams), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Dorcus). Other favorite roles include: The Merry Widow (Grizette) - Utah Opera; Joseph… Dreamcoat (Narrator) - HCTO. 

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater from Weber State University, she works as a dance teacher at CenterPoint Academy and a vocal instructor. “Thank you to Dave, Kelly, Mark and Sally for the chance to be part of this dream show. I feel so lucky to be on stage with so many incredible performers. Enjoy the show!”

Clotile Farkas

Clotile Bonner Farkas

TUES · THURS · SAT

Clotile is thrilled to be back at HCT as Madame Thenardier in this season’s production of Les Misérables. Other credits include the National tour of The Color Purple (Celie), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania) with the Lizard Theater in Los Angeles, and the film Jingle Belle (Lisa) with Tatyana Ali and the great Loretta Devine. 

She has a BFA from BYU and enjoys working alongside her family, The Bonner Family, with Deseret Book. “Just remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” - Margaret Mead

Enjolras

Derek Smith

Derek Smith

MON · WED · FRI

Derek is appearing in his 32nd production with HCT and reprising the role of Enjolras from our 2014 production of Les Misérables. Other favorite credits include: Tarzan, Cinderella, Oklahoma!, The Pirate Queen, She Loves Me, The Wedding Singer, and Zorro: The Musical. Derek is also serving as the fight choreographer and weapons consultant for this production. 

“This show is extra special because I get to perform with my wife, Keolani Smith! Keolani and our four children: Kenzie, Annie, Ty, and Maggie, are my everything. I would like to dedicate my performance to all the ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ of my US Marine Corps brothers. Semper Fidelis (Jason, Chris, Zack, and all of the prior and currently serving Marines of Fox Company 2nd Battalion 23rd Marines)".

Bradley Quinn Lever NEW

Bradley Quinn Lever

TUES · THURS · SAT

@bradleyquinnlever

Bradley is thrilled to be back on HCT’s center stage as part of this season’s production of Les Miserables.  Favorite stage credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo), Tarzan (Tarzan), Les Miserables (Enjolras), A Tale of Two Cities, Zorro, Phantom, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  In addition to being 1/3 of the tenor trio @GENTRImusic, Brad also works as a video producer for dōTERRA International. “Special thanks to my wife Leslie, my puppy Nala, and my family for their patience, love, and support." “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” @bradleyquinnlever

Marius

Matthew Sanguine

Matthew Sanguine

MON · WED · FRI

@matthewsanguine

Excited to be part of Les Misérables, Matthew’s HCT credits include: Big River (Huck Finn), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Gideon), and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Simeon). Other credits include: University of Michigan - Passing Strange (Mr. Venus), A New Brain (Mr. Bungee), and My One and Only (Billy); Summerstock. 

Matthew was a national finalist in the 2014 Jimmy Awards at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. He received his BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan and works as an actor. “I am so grateful to my family for their love and support. I love you.”

matthewsanguine.com

Brad Robins NEW

Brad Robins

TUES · THURS · SAT

@GENTRImusic

Brad is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage once again to reprise the role of Marius in this season’s production of Les Misérables. He was in HCT’s 2014 production of Les Misérables where he met and befriended the fellow members of the tenor trio GENTRI with whom he currently tours and performs. He received a degree in Business Management from BYU and currently works in sales with a financial tech company. Brad is excited to become a father, with his wife Shae, this June.

Cosette

Rachel Bigler

Rachel Bigler

MON · WED · FRI

@rachelbigler

Rachel was recently seen in our production of Strictly Ballroom as Natalie/Charm. Other credits include: HCT- Cinderella (Gabriella), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Miss Barley), and Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl); Sundance Resort- Oklahoma! (Ado Annie); HCTO- Sense and Sensibility (Lucy Steele/Fanny Dashwood); and Noorda Regional Theatre - You Can’t Take It With You (Alice Sycamore). 

Other roles include Blanche Ingram in Jane Eyre, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Ensemble in The Addams Family. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Performance from Utah Valley University.

Jisel Soleil Ayon

Jisel Soleil Ayon

TUES · THURS · SAT

Making her HCT Debut! Jisel is grateful to be a part of this production of Les Misérables. Notable stage credits include: The Addams Family at PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre; Lizzie The Musical at Chance Theatre; Peter Pan at Performance Riverside; and In The Heights at Valley Performing Arts Center. 

Jisel attended Cal State Fullerton where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts. “I’m honored to be joining the Hale Family in this timeless production”. 

Jiselsoleilayon.com

Eponine

Haley Wawro

Haley Wawro

MON · WED · FRI

@haleywawro

Haley is excited to be back on the HCT Stage. Favorite credits include Bright Star (Edna), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Florika), The Last Five Years (Cathy), West Side Story (Maria), and Les Misérables (Eponine). Haley graduated with a B.F.A. in Music Dance Theater from Brigham Young University and currently works as a voice teacher for HCTO.

Rebecca Burroughs Kremin

Rebecca Burroughs-Kremin

TUES · THURS · SAT

@reccajean

Rebecca’s HCT credits include Fred’s Wife/Poor Wife in last seasons production of A Christmas Carol, Bright Star (Edna/Lucy Understudy), The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda), Aida (Nehebkah), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Ruth/Swing), Matilda (Acrobat), Sister Act (Michelle), and Mary Poppins. HCTO Credits: In the Heights (Vanessa) and South Pacific (Liat). 

She is earning 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!”

Male Ensemble 1

Adam Millington

Adam Millington

MON · WED · FRI

Adam has most recently been seen on the HCT stage in 2020’s A Christmas Carol, other HCT credits include: 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 BioFire. 

Carson Davies

Carson Davies

TUES · THURS · SAT

Carson was recently seen in our production of Bright Star as Dr. Norquist/Ensemble. Other credits include: Hale Centre Theatre- Cinderella (Fox/Footman), Les Misérables (Courfeyrac), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Father Dupin/Ensemble); BYU-The Count of Monte Cristo (Mr. Morrell) a US Premier! Carson studied in the MDT Program at BYU with additional studies at BYU and recently graduated from DevMountains Web Development program. “Thank you to Mark, Sally, Dave, Kelly, Susan, Michael, and everyone for making this possible!”

Male Ensemble 2

Austin Dorman

Austin Dorman

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Austin is thrilled to be back at Hale Centre Theatre. HCT credits include: Mary Poppins, The Pirates of Penzance, A Christmas Carol, and Fiddler on the Roof. Other favorite credits include: Next To Normal, The Fantasticks, Candide, Wonderful Town, Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, Godspell, Hello, Dolly!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Fools, Good Doctor, in addition to lots of sketch comedy and improv. Austin graduated from BYU in Economics and Russian. He also graduated from the Second City Conservatory in Chicago.

Trevor Dean

Trevor Dean

TUES · THURS · SAT

Trevor is pleased to be returning to the HCT stage. In addition to past performances with Hale Centre Theatre on our West Valley stage, he has also performed with Salt Lake Acting Company, The Grand Theatre, Four Seasons Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, and the Wasatch Theatre.

Male Ensemble 3

Skyler Mann

Skyler Mann

MON · WED · FRI

Skyler is returning to the HCT stage, he recently played Caesar Ancestor/Man 1 in our production of The Addams Family. His other credits include: HCTO - Little Woman (John Brooke), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), Newsies (Morris Delancey/Sniper); SCERA Shell - Newsies (Race). 

He graduated from UVU with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and works at a software company in Orem doing Finance and HR. “Do what you love and love what you do! Thank you to both the Hale and to my amazing family for continually supporting me in doing just that! This one’s for you!”

Jerry Westberg

Jerry Westberg

TUES · THURS · SAT

Jerry is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage. Some of his other favorite credits include: HCT - Scarlet Pimpernel (Ensemble); Riverton Arts Council - Little Women (Professor Bhaer); Witness Music - Lamb of God (2018-2020: John, Thomas, Peter); West Jordan Symphony - The Messiah (2016-2019: Tenor solos); and Secret Garden (Archibald).

Jerry holds a BS in Computer Science (USU) and an MS in Biomedical Informatics from the U of U, he works at Health Catalyst. “Thanks to my family (especially my wife Katelyn and our 4 kids!) for supporting me in fulfilling a life’s dream of being part of this amazing production!”

Bishop of Digne/Male Ensemble 4

Jared Lesa

Jared Lesa

MON · WED · FRI

Jared is pleased to be making his HCT debut! He has most recently been seen as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata with the St. George Opera, his other credits include: Opera NEO - La Cenerentola (Don Magnifico); American West Symphony - La Bohème (Marcello); and Kingsbury Hall - Bernstein’s Candide (Dr. Pangloss). He currently works as a voice teacher. “Honored to take a tiny detour from opera to take part in a dream show of mine!”

Quinn Dietlein

Quinn Dietlein

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Quinn was most recently seen as Wally Strand in our production of Strictly Ballroom. Other HCT credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), The Heart of Robin Hood (Robert Summen), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ( Adam Pontipee), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), and The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis). 

He also travels nationally with the Party Rock Project. Quinn has an Undergraduate Degree in Music and a Master’s in Business from USU and is currently the VP & Executive Director for HCT. “I am grateful to my family for putting up with my love of performing.”

Male Ensemble 5

Landon Horton

Landon Horton

MON · WED · FRI

Thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage, Landon’s HCT credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. His other credits include: Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse - Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), Footloose (Ren McCormick); and Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Hairspray

He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from USU and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Weber State University and works as a Program Manager of the Melanoma Disease Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute. “To my amazing wife who always supports me in my endeavors, I love you!”

Jordan Mazzocato

Jordan Mazzocato

TUES · THURS · SAT

@jordanmazzocato

Making his HCT debut! Favorite credits for Jordan include: HCTO - Little Women (Laurie), and Sense and Sensibility (Willoughby); BYU - Pirates of Penzance (Fredrick) and Young Ambassadors at BYU and a Parade Character Performer at Walt Disney World. 

He is working towards his degree in Music Dance Theatre at BYU. “Thank you to the Hale Centre Theatre’s production team, cast, and crew for all their hard work, my amazing family for always believing in me, Jeffrey Skouson, Rob Moffat, and Scout Smith. I love you all! Enjoy the show!”

Male Ensemble 6

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

MON · WED · FRI

@hyrumsmith_

Making his HCT debut! Joshua is excited to be a part of this amazing show. His other stage credits include performances at Rigby High School - Footloose as Ren McCormack and Willy Wonka in the titular role. 

Joshua graduated from Rigby High School last year and is currently working as a Graphic Designer. “It is an absolute dream come true to be a part of Les Misérables, especially with HCT! I was always told to turn my nervousness into excitement, but I don’t think words could even express how excited I am!”

Darren Robinson

Darren Robinson

TUES · THURS · SAT

@darrenrobinson06

Returning once again to the HCT stage, Darren’s other HCT credits include Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Big Fish, and Newsies (Race). His other credits include Dance Captain in Grease with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Romeo and Juliet (Principle Dancer/Mercutio) with Brian Sanders’ JUNK and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Monsters Rock’N’Roll as Wolfie with Universal Studios Japan. “Is butter a carb?”

Male Ensemble 7

Joshua Durfey

Josh Durfey

MON · WED · FRI

@joshdurfeyofficial

Returning to the HCT family after previously playing in our 2020 production of Disney's Tarzan. Other favorite credits include: Noorda Center for the Arts - Fly More Than You Fall; Utah Shakespeare Festival - Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins, Shakespeare in Love, and The Cocoanuts; as well as productions at The Hive Collaborative and Pickleville Playhouse. Josh holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University.

Conlon Bonner

Conlon Bonner

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@conlon_bonner

Conlon is excited to be on the Centre Stage in the production of Les Misérables. Previous stage credits include: Hale Centre Theatre-A Christmas Carol 2020 (Charles Dickens/Fred), Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Wally Strand), Ragtime (Colehouse), Big River (Jim), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph); HCTO-Hairspray (Seaweed). 

Conlon earned his Bachelor’s from BYU and his Masters from SUU in Professional Communication. “Thank you to my wonderful wife, Rachel, for allowing me to perform as much as I do. She is the star of my family! Thank you sweetheart!”

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Brock Dalgleish

Brock Dalgleish

MON · WED · FRI

@brocktif89

Brock was most recently seen on, and above, the HCT stage in Tarzan. Favorite credits include: HCT- Seussical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jehan Frollo), AIDA, The Heart of Robin Hood (Guy of Gisborne), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Benjamin Pontipee). Other favorite credits include: Harman Hall- Footloose (Ren); 

The Grand Theatre- West Side Story (Riff); Tuacahn Amphitheatre-The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, and Peter Pan; Utah Repertory- Carrie: The Musical as well as Bare (Jason McConnell) where he was awarded Best Actor in a Musical from BroadwayWorld.com. He has also performed at Walt Disney World and European Disney tours.

Kaden Caldwell

Kaden Caldwell

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@caldwellkaden

HCT is glad to welcome Kaden back to our stage after last being seen in our 2019 production of Phantom. Other notable credits include HCT’s A Christmas Carol, The Grand Theatre’s Musical of Musicals, HCTO’s Les Misérables, and the 2014 season with Playmill Theatre. He currently works for Usana in their French Customer Service dept. “La liberté ou la mort baby! It’s more like a motto… I dunno :)”

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Brian Neal Clark

Brian Neal Clark

MON · WED · FRI

Brian is no stranger to Les Misérables, having performed the role of Javert in the Broadway National Tour. His stage credits include: The Count of Monte Cristo (Abbe Faria), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Oklahoma! (Curly), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), Carousel (Billy Barlow), Tuck Everlasting (Angus Tuck) and Blood Brothers (Mickey). 

Film credits include: The Christmas Project, Paradise, Believe, Black and White World, and The World’s Fastest Indian (with Sir Anthony Hopkins). Brian has a BFA in Music Dance Theater from BYU and an MFA in Interior Design from USU. “All my love to Atsi, Mustard, Beans, and Peanut.”

Abrin Tinney

Abrin Tinney

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Abrin was last seen on the HCT stage in our recent production of Mary Poppins. Other HCT credits include: Seussical, Freaky Friday (Adam), An American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz, Newsies (Albert/Bill), Tuck Everlasting, AIDA, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Joel), as well as Disney’s Beauty and The Beast and Oliver!

Abrin has also performed on the HCTO stage in Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore), Joseph…Dreamcoat, Seussical, and several Youth Performances. “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” - Theodore Roosevelt

Female Ensemble 1

La Rene Tinney

LaRene Tinney

MON · WED · FRI

LaRene’s most recent performances at HCT include The Addams Family, The Wizard of Oz, and Tuck Everlasting. Some of her favorite productions she has been in previously include Joseph…Dreamcoat and Sister Act at HCT, Crazy For You and Seussical: The Musical at HCTO, and Guys and Dolls and Oklahoma! at Sundance. 

She is a graduate of BYU with a Bachelor’s of Science and works as the Office Manager for Boardwalkpuzzles.com.“ ‘Even the darkest night will end and the Sun will rise’ Love to my dear family.” 

Lori Rees

Lori Rees

TUES · THURS · SAT

Lori is pleased to once again play in Les Misérables after playing in our 2014 production. HCT credits include: A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman), Freaky Friday, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Miss Shingle), To Kill a Mockingbird (Aunt Alexandra). 

Other credits include: Terrace Plaza Playhouse - Mamma Mia (Donna) ; Good Company Theatre - Passion (Fosca), and Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette); Centerpoint Legacy Theatre - Into the Woods (The Witch), and The Addams Family (Grandma). She has a BA in Music Theatre from Weber State and is a cake designer for her company Layer by Layer. “Magic happens. Look for it.”

Female Ensemble 2

Langley Hayman

Langley Hayman

MON · WED · FRI

@Langleyhayman

Making her HCT debut! Langley has previously been seen in a student production of Spring Awakening as Wendla at the University of Utah where she is currently a student working towards her BFA in Musical Theatre. “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.”

Beatriz Melo

Beatriz Melo

TUES · THURS · SAT

@beamellow

Beatriz is returning to the Centre Stage after appearing as Kala in last season’s Tarzan. Favorite stage credits include: HCT: Seussical; BYU: Wonderland (La Gata) and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette); Sundance Summer Theatre: Mamma Mia (Donna u/s); Other Favorites: AIDA (AIDA and Amneris), West Side Story (Anita), and Spamalot (The Lady of the Lake). Beatriz will be graduating with a BFA in Musical Dance Theatre from BYU Spring of 2021.

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Lauren Pope

Lauren Pope

MON · WED · FRI

Lauren is thrilled to be returning to our HCT stage in this season’s production of Les Misérables after her most recent appearance as Belle/Laundress in 2020’s A Christmas Carol. Additional stage credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle) at Scera Outdoor Theatre; 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.

Sophia Guerrero

Sophia Guerrero

TUES · THURS · SAT

@sophiamarieguerrero

Sophia is happy to be returning to the HCT stage after her most recent performance as Jane Porter in Tarzan. Previous credits include: HCT: Cinderella (Ensemble); HCTO: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy); BYU: West Side Story (Maria), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal); as well as Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Mayzie (Seussical). 

Sophia will be graduating with a BFA in Musical Dance Theatre from BYU in the spring of 2021. “Music and the arts make a bridge across this world in ways that nothing else can.” - Julie Andrews

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Avonlea Simons

Avonlea Simons

MON · WED · FRI

Avonlea is making her HCT debut in this season’s production of Les Misérables. Her previous credits include Newsies with SCERA Shell Theatre and Mary Poppins with Payson Community Theater. She currently attends UVU where she is finishing her degree in Family Studies and works as a voice teacher. “Thank you to my husband, Colton, my two babies, Heber and Elsie, and everyone else that has supported me in achieving this dream.”

Keolani Smith

Keolani Smith

TUES · THURS · SAT

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage, Les Misérables makes Keolani’s 16th production with us and performing with her husband, Derek Smith. Favorite HCT productions include Zorro The Musical, Oklahoma!, AIDA, Music Man, Joseph… Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun, and Ragtime

She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UVU and as a stay-at-home mom she is the ‘Master of the House’ to her husband and their 4 beautiful children: Kenzie, Annie, Ty, and Maggie. “She is definitely not “Les Misérables” about making this show after a 5-year theater break and couldn’t wait ‘One Day More’ to be back on stage at Hale!”

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Eden Benson

Eden Benson

MON · WED · FRI

A familiar face to our audiences, Eden was last seen as Mrs. Corry in Mary Poppins. Eden has also been seen as Cinderella (Madame), The Wizard of Oz (Aunt Em/Glinda), Tuck Everlasting (Betsy), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolyn)—her favorite role, 

as well as Is He Dead?, Catch Me if You Can, Arsenic and Old Lace, Ragtime, The Scarlet Pimpernel, See How They Run, Big The Musical, Camelot, and Annie. “Listening to this music of Les Misérables in the 8th grade is what inspired all my theatrical pursuits. So thrilled to finally be a part of this beautiful story.”

Brooke Holladay

Brooke Holladay

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Brooke is honored to be playing again with Hale Centre Theatre after previously being seen in our production of Bright Star. Favorite stage credits include- Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne) at HCTO; Little Shop of Horrors (Audry), The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), Les Misérables (Eponine), Seussical (Mayzie LaBird). “I want to thank my amazing family for always cheering me on and supporting me.”

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Tianna Maxwell

Tianna Maxwell

MON · WED · FRI

@tianna_annait17

Tianna is back on the HCT stage after playing Jane Porter in last season's production of Tarzan. Previous credits include: HCT - Seussical; HCTO - Newsies, Anything Goes, and The Little Mermaid; UVU: Legally Blonde, A Year with Frog and Toad, and 9 to 5; Noorda Center Productions: Fly More Than You Fall. She has also worked at Walt Disney World as a character performer. Tianna has graduated from UVU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. “Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”

Mckelle Shaw

Mckelle Shaw

TUES · THURS · SAT

Excited to be back at HCT Mckelle’s credits include Seussical (Mrs. Mayor), My Son Pinocchio (Rosa), A Bundle of Trouble, and Big River. She has appeared on many local stages including Sundance Summer Theater, HCTO, UVU, SCERA, and various arts councils. 

Her favorite roles include: Little Women (Jo March), Into the Woods (The Witch), Anything Goes (Erma), She Loves Me (Ilona), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty). Mckelle has her BFA in Musical Theatre from UVU and works as a teacher and makeup artist. “Thank you to my wonderful family for the constant love and support, I love you guys.”

Production Team Biographies

Director/Choreographer

Dave Tinney

Dave Tinney

For Hale Centre Theatre, Dave has previously directed A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Bright Star, Seussical, The Addams Family, Cinderella, Matilda, An American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz, Wait Until Dark, Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, AIDA, The Heart of Robin Hood, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Peter and the Starcatcher, She Loves Me, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Zorro the Musical, Oliver!, and Les Misérables. He most recently appeared on stage as Carl Hanratty in HCT’s production of Catch Me If You Can

He has also directed for BYU, UVU, Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, ASCAP Musical Theatre workshop in NY, Sundance Summer Theatre, and, one of his favorites, 110 in the Shade for HCT Orem starring Audra McDonald and Will Swenson. He received the national Outstanding Director of a Musical award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He works for HCT full-time as the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education after being Artist in Residence in the Theatre Arts Department at Utah Valley University for nine years. “Thanks to Sally, Mark, Kelly, Susan, Kacey, Joy, Jaron, Dan, Bobby, Michelle, Trisha, and an awesome cast and crew...all brilliant! Also a special thanks to my family.”

Music Director

Kelly De Haan

Kelly DeHaan

Kelly is one of the most sought-after Music Directors along the Wasatch Front. His talent and skills have been instrumental in the success of many of our productions, with the most recent being A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Bright Star, Seussical, Freaky Friday, An American in Paris, AIDA, Forever Plaid, Sister Act, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big Fish, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, GHOST the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, and Les Misérables. A few of Kelly’s stage roles at HCT include Catch Me if You Can (Carl Hanratty), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Goran), My Fair Lady (Colonel Pickering), Man of La Mancha (Sancho Panza), and Ragtime (Tateh). 

His extensive background makes him a highly-prized vocal teacher and coach. Kelly is a devoted teacher at Mountain Ridge High School. He is a recipient of the Music Educator of the Year Award from the Utah High School Activities Association, WorldStrides Music Teacher of the Year 2016. He is the 2017 recipient of the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Kelly was also the BroadwayWorld.com winner for best music direction for HCT’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Kelly has lent his talents to various groups as a musical director for over 60 productions at local theatres, served as a soloist, clinician, and accompanist, and is a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Kelly holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Utah, where he was the singing coach for the Actor Training Program for four years. Kelly is the proud father of four boys and husband to one goddess wife.

Production Stage Manager

Susan Kupferer 2020

Susan Kupferer

susankupferer.com

Susan was born and raised in Irvine, California and holds a BA in stage management from Brigham Young University.. Her recent credits include: Production Stage Manager of Bright Star and Disney’s Tarzan at Hale Centre Theatre, Production Assistant of Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl, Production Stage Manager of BYU’s Wonderland, Single Wide, Christmas Around the World, The Barber of Seville, and The Importance of Being Earnest, Utah Vocal Arts Academy’s Don Giovanni, and Assistant Stage Manager of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Noorda Center for the Arts, Sundance Summer Theatre’s Oklahoma! and of the BYU Spectacular tour to China. She also has toured with BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble and Ballroom Dance Company as their Stage Manager. Susan received the National Stage Management Fellow award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2019.

Scenic Designer

Kacey Udy 2020

Kacey Udy

Kacey is the Creative Director and Resident Scenic Designer at Hale Centre Theatre. He has designed over 100 productions at HCT and loves the challenge of working on our unique stages. Kacey oversaw many of the design aspects of the new building in Sandy and feels fortunate to be able to design on the stages that he helped create. 

His designs for Les Misérables, Tarzan, The Pirate Queen, A Tale of Two Cities, The Little Mermaid, Matilda and Tuck Everlasting are among his favorites. He graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in both graphic design and scenic design. When not pursuing new inspiration or shiny objects, Kacey enjoys traveling, watching design and baking competitions and simply being with his family. His family has been crucial in supporting and assisting him throughout his design career. “More is more and less is a bore!” Iris Apfel

Associate Scenic Design/Production Artist

Madeline Ashton 2020

Madeline Ashton

@madelinemakesart

As an accomplished artist, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, 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.

Costume Design

Joy Zhu 2018

Joy Zhu

revious HCT Costume Design credits include A Tale of Two Cities, Murder on the Orient Express, The Addams Family, An American In Paris, Tuck Everlasting, and My Son Pinocchio along with Joseph...Dreamcoat in 2017. She holds a BA from Hainan University in Fashion and Leather Products Design, and an MFA from Utah State University in Costume Design. Joy also designed for UST’s Candida, and was OLR’s Assistant costume designer for Game of Love and Chance

Lighting Design

Jaron Hermansen

Jaron Kent Hermansen

Jaron has been the resident Lighting Designer for the oldest operating summer theater in the nation: The Cape Playhouse, where his credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Importance of Being Earnest, Deathtrap, Clue, Altar Boyz, Steel Magnolias, Art, Red, The Foreigner, Murder for Two. Other credits include: A Tale of Two Cities, Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical (Hale Centre Theatre); The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance Summer Theatre, Utah); 

Eleemosynary (The Brooks, California); The King’s Men, Private Ear, Hedda Gabler, The Weird Play (Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Utah); Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Romeo & Juliet (Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah); This Bird of Dawning (Reagent Street Black Box, Utah). Jaron sits on the Board of Directors for the Intermountain Desert Region of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology-the association for performing arts and entertainment professionals-and is a nominee for its Rising Star Award. He has been a lecturer at Utah Valley University and the resident designer and technical director at the Waterford School.

Sound Design

Dan Morgan 2020

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 2020

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 75th show with our A Tale of Two Cities; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Misérables, 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. 

Video/Projection Design

Bobby Gibson 2020

Bobby Gibson

@bwaywearehere

Previous HCT credits include Projection Designer for A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Murder on the Orient Express, 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, specializing 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

Hair & Make Up Design

Trisha Ison

Trisha Ison

Some of Trisha’s favorite designs for HCT: Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Matilda, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Big Fish, Is He Dead?, Brigadoon, The 39 Steps, Zorro the Musical, A Tale of Two Cities and Hello, Dolly!. Trisha holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the U of U and has worked at Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Utah Opera, Ballet West, Utah Festival Opera, as well as touring productions of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, and Rat Pack Live at the Sands. “Thank you to our amazing wig crew, you make it all happen! Love and thanks to Krissa, Candice and Marnee' you are a million!"

Automation Design

Tom Hohl

Tom Hohl

Honored to work on this production of Les Miserables; Some of Tom’s favorite Automation Designs for Hale Centre Theatre include Disney’s Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Tom currently works as the Technical Director for the West Valley Performing Arts Center. "I've never let my schooling interfere with my education" -Mark Twain.

Author Bios

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Alain Boublil

Alain Boublil is the author of the librettos and lyrics for the musicals La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen, all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite with music by Michel Legrand. 

He also co-produced the original cast albums of all his shows. He co-wrote the screenplay of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Les Misérables. He is the author/lyricist of Abbacadabra, a fairy tale musical including ABBA classic songs, of the stage adaptation of the Demy/Legrand film, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, as well as author of the musical play, Manhattan Parisienne, and the play,The Diary of Adam and Eve. He wrote a prize-winning French novel, Les dessous de soi.

His many awards include two Tonys, two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique and a Molière Award for Les Misérables as well as an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon, a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre and a New York Chapter Honors Grammy for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. Boublil and Schӧnberg's 40 plus year collaboration was celebrated in May 2016 at Carnegie Hall as honorees of the New York Pops' 33rd Birthday Gala. Boublil was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York Pops. He lives in New York with his wife, singer, actress, director, Marie Zamora, and is the father of four sons.

Claude michel schonberg headshot

Claude-Michel Schönberg

Born in 1944 of Hungarian parents, Claude-Michel Schönberg began his career in France as a singer, writer and producer of pop songs. In collaboration with Alain Boublil he is the book co-writer and the composer of La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen

In 2008 his musical, Marguerite, in collaboration with Alain Boublil, Michel Legrand and Herbert Kretzmer opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Claude-Michel has supervised overseas productions and co-produced several international cast albums of his shows. In 2001 he composed his first ballet score, Wuthering Heights, which was created by the Northern Ballet in 2002. His ballet, Cleopatra, which opened in 2011, was his second collaboration with David Nixon and his seventh complete score. In 2012 Claude-Michel co-wrote the screenplay and reconceived the music for the Les Misérables musical movie. His shows have won many awards over the years, most recently the WhatsonStage audience awards for Best West End Show and Best Musical Revival for the London production of Miss Saigon. Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and Grammy award winner for his outstanding contribution to the creative community, Mr. Schönberg and Alain Boublil were honoured at a New York Pops gala concert in Carnegie Hall celebrating their 40 year collaboration. Mr. Schönberg was appointed Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University - a position funded by the Mackintosh Foundation - and is now an Emeritus Fellow. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music where he is a guest Professor. Mr. Schӧnberg married the English ballerina, Charlotte Talbot, in 2003. He is the father of one son and two daughters.

Herbert Kretzmer

Herbert Kretzmer

Herbert Kretzmer was born in South Africa, where he began a career in journalism writing the commentary for a weekly cinema newsreel. He came to live in London in 1954, and pursued twin careers as newspaperman and songwriter. He was feature writer on The Daily Sketch and a profile writer on The Sunday Despatch. 

He joined The Daily Express in 1960 and later became its drama critic, a post he held for 18 years, covering about 3,000 first nights. From 1979 to 1987, he wrote television criticism for The Daily Mail, winning, in this capacity, two national press awards. As a lyric writer he wrote weekly songs for That Was The Week That Was and the later Ned Sherrin television shows. He won an Ivor Novello Award for the Peter Sellers/Sophia Loren comedy song Goodness Gracious Me . Other award-winning songs include two written with, and for, Charles Aznavour: Yesterday When I Was Young and the chart-topping She . Herbert Kretzmer wrote the book and lyrics for the West End musical Our Man Crichton, which starred Kenneth More and Millicent Martin, and the lyrics for The Four Musketeers, which ran for over a year at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, starring Harry Secombe as D Artagnan. He also supplied the lyrics for the Anthony Newley musical film Can Heironymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? He was the co-lyricist for Kristina which he wrote with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (ABBA), premiered at Carnegie Hall, New York, in September 2009. Herbert Kretzmer s latest work is Marguerite, written with Michel Legrand, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg.

Music Theatre International

Music Theatre International

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.

MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.

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April 12 – June 12

A Marvelous Twist of Fate! Based on Jean Webster’s beloved novel. Jerusha is the “oldest orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor sends her to college. She is never to know his identity—so she invents one—Daddy Long Legs. Who is he? Why does he remain removed? With the delicious flair of a Victorian dessert, Jerusha’s journey is one of hope, dejection and ultimately, love. Infectious music. Unforgettable story-telling. In the style of Jane Austen… By Gordon and Caird. A New Theatrical Treasure!!!

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June 21 – August 28

Country Music’s ICON Comes to Life! Loaded with 27 smash hits! …Crazy…I Fall to Pieces …Walking After Midnight …laced with emotion and audience participation! In 1961—after singing in a Texas Honky Tonk—Patsy befriended Louise, a fan from Houston. They became lasting pen-pals until a tragic plane crash took Patsy’s life at the tender age of 30. Her music and their joyful friendship live to tell her story! Applaud live country musicians, sweetened with Patsy’s mega-hits and salted with down-home humor! By Ted Swindley. Pure Delight!

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July 5 – August 14

Tony Award Winner! Classic Broadway at its best! A famous movie starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra! New York City, 1950 … Sarah Brown, a fervent soldier for the ‘Save a Soul’ mission, tries to reform a rowdy bunch of underground thugs and gamblers. A game of chance—then love sneaks in! Fabulous tunes… Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat … Luck Be a Lady … Jaw-dropping talent! Show-stopping dance! Brilliant costumes, sets and lights —all on HALE’s world-class Centre Stage. By Loesser, Swerling and Burrows. A Theatrical Delight!

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August 30 – October 23

Tony Award Winner! A gorgeous retelling of the famous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Early 1900’s … Raised in India and bereft of parents, Mary finds herself in faraway England left to the care of a distant uncle. How she brings love to his heart, hope to a child and life to a garden is a miracle! The music is simply magnificent… Hold On… How Could I Ever Know? Breathtaking staging will mesmerize young and old! By Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. A Sure Sell Out.

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September 13 – November 20

The World’s Longest Running Play! Having performed continuously on London’s West End since 1952, this is Agatha Christie at her finest! A young couple renovate an old monastery into a boarding house. Each visitor is salted with mystic. Add a murder in the nearby village … Add a powerful winter storm … Add the comedy of a well-conceived game and ‘Voila’ a mystery to die for! AND a mystery it remains as each onlooker is pledged not to reveal the culprit. A perfect thrill for a fall chill!

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November 8 – January 15

THRILL TO THE CAR THAT FLIES! ‘Oh, you pretty Chitty Bang Bang’! Come soar with the car that rattles, swims and flies as the whimsical adventures of Caractacus Potts, his darling children and the truly, Truly Scrumptious weave splendid adventures on HCT’s enchanted stage! The MGM movie made it timeless. London’s West End and Broadway made it sparkle anew.  Based on Ian Fleming’s famous children’s book … the genius Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins) and Sams created the most fantasmigorical stage musical of all time! Book Early!

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