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To the generous sponsors of The Little Mermaid
Hale Centre Theatre's production of
Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
Originally Produced by
Disney Theatrical Productions
Incidental Music & Vocal Arrangements by
Dance Arrangements by
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
Any photos, video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
Producer: Mark Dietlein
Director: Ryan Simmons
Choreographer: Lindsey D. Smith
Music Director: Kelly DeHaan
Aerialist Choreographer: Ramsi Nia Stoker
Production Stage Manager: Chantel Ficklin
Scenic Design: Kacey Udy
Costume Design: Joy Zhu
Costume Design Asst.: Elise McMurry
Lighting Design: Jaron Kent Hermansen
Video & Projection Design: Jaron Kent Hermansen
Associate Video Design: Josh Shipley
Sound Design: Michelle Ohumukini
Properties Design: Michelle Jensen
Puppet Design Lead: Jenn Taylor
Hair & Make-up Design: Candice Cronin
Automation Design: Nick Herring
Stage Manager: Ashna Horman. Susan Kupferer. Riya Sahasrabudhe
Assistant Stage Manager: Taylor Ballard, Skip Mulcock
Automation: Karsten Brown. Scott Freeland, Nate Gallegos. Duckie Garlick, Alena Rodriguez
Lightboard Operator: Bree Peterson, Collin Schmierer, Lee Wright
Sound Engineer: Griffin McMullin. Michelle Ohumukini, Evan Saunders. Kristin Tenney
Audio 2: Lauren Moss, Richelle Ohumukini
Stage Technician: Devon Barney. Ben Dickson. Sydnie Evans, Paige Glasser, Dale Hoopes, Zachary Mittleman, Anton Moss, Josh Sheen, Noah Sheen, Michael Shipley, Ariel Teagan, Kyle Trivett
Followspot Operator: Emily Alvarado, Mickey Beyer, Olly Brough, Kimberly Brown, Trevin Conder, Cynthia Harvey, Taite Morgan, Jeff Parkes, Bree Peterson, JoAnne Phillips, Madison Treadway, Connor Vincent, Kirk Wilson. Jeff Young
Wardrobe Dresser: Lilly Bennett, Emily Ebert, Michaela Gladwell, Garrett Gunnell, Camie Jones, Nick Marsella, Morgan Melville, Akemi Nakashima, Brianna Packard, Crystal Poloa, Sara Riches, Courteney Shipley-Dobbins, Cypress Stevens, Cacie Waite
Hair & Makeup Crew: Brooklyn Kate Allison, Sarah Bult, Courtney Dilmore, Jayada Hodges, Shannon Hutchins, Daniel Perez, Marnee' Porter, Olivia Price, Tori Valdez
Child Guardian: Melissa Longhurst, Tianna Maxwell, Andrea Rigby, DeEtte Young
In the summer of 1989, my sister and I spent every day in the pool pretending to be part of Ariel’s world. I had a white cassette tape of the soundtrack to the movie that we played until it finally broke. It’s hard for younger generations to fully realize what a cultural impact “The Little Mermaid” movie had in resurrecting the entire Disney franchise. Needless to say, if there hadn’t been an Ariel, there wouldn’t be a Disney+ today. Besides loving the amazing animation and incredible music, I identified with the story because we had just moved into a new house in a new town. Like Ariel, I was trying to find a home.
Over 30 years later, I still connect with this timeless story, but in a different way. I have four kids of my own (who also never want to leave the swimming pool). I now see this as a story about a father learning to support their child as they search to find their own home. Triton does not understand why Ariel wants to disregard all she has been taught. Ultimately, he chooses to love her for who she is, not who he wishes she would be. As I watch my own children test the open waters of this messy human world, I strive to support them in discovering their identity and helping them find a place where they belong.
— Ryan Simmons
Synopsis of Scenes
Scene 1 - The Water’s Surface
The World Above
Oh no, the Concert
Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder, Scuttle, Sailor 4, Sailor 5, Pilot, Grimsby, Sailor 1, Sailor 2, Sailor 3, Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3, Wave 4, Ariel Double, Water Aerialist 1, Water Aerialist 2, Water Aerialist 3, Water Aerialist 4
Scene 2 - King Triton’s Court
Daughters of Triton
If Only (Triton’s Lament)
Ariel, Sebastian, King Triton, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana, Leeward, Windward, Soldier 1, Soldier 2
Scene 3 - Ursula’s Lair
Daddy’s Little Angel
Daddy’s Little Angel – Playoff
Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Tentacle 1, Tentacle 2, Tentacle 3, Tentacle 4, Tentacle 5, Tentacle 6
Scene 4 - Ariel’s Grotto
Part of Your World
Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder
Scene 5 - Prince Eric’s Ship Sea Below Beach
Part of Your World (Reprise)
Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder, Scuttle, Pilot, Grimsby, Sailor 1, Eric Double, Sailor 3 Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3, Wave 4, Ariel Double
Scene 6 - Mersister’s Salon
She’s In Love
Sebastian, Flounder, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana
Scene 7 - The Beach
After “Her Voice”
Prince Eric, Grimsby
Scene 8 - Open Water
Under The Sea
After “Under the Sea”
Take me To Her
Ariel, Sebastian, King Triton, Flounder, School of Orange Fish, Manta Ray 1, Blowfish 1, Jellyfish 1, Manta Ray 2, Blowfish 2, Jellyfish 2, Dolphin 1, Blowfish 3, Jellyfish 3, Dolphin 2, Blowfish 4, Jellyfish 4, School of Pink Fish, Show Fish 1, Show fish 2, Show fish 3, Show fish 4, Show fish 5, Show fish 6, Sphere 1, Sphere 2, Sphere 3, Sphere 4, Anemone 1, Anemone 2
Scene 9 - Ariel’s Grotto
If Only (Ariel’s Lament)
Ariel, Sebastian, King Triton, Flounder, Flotsam, Jetsam
Scene 10 - Ursula’s Lair
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Act One Finale
Ariel, Flotsam, Jetsam, Ursula, Tentacles & Waves
Synopsis of Scenes
Scene 1 - The Beach
On The Beach
Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, Gull 1, Gull 2, Gull 3, Gull 4, Aerial Gull 1, Aerial Gull 2, Aerial Gull 3, Aerial Gull 4, Wave 1, Wave 2
Scene 2 – King Triton’s Court
Au Ball de Toilette
King Triton, Aquata, Allana
Scene 3 - The Palace, Ariel’s Chambers
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Ariel, Prince Eric, Grimsby, Maid 2, Maid 3, Maid 4, Maid 5, Maid 7, Maid 8
Scene 4 - The Palace Kitchen
Scuttle, Chef Louis
Scene 5 - The Palace Banquet Hall
The Banquet Hall
Les Poissons (Reprise)
Les Poissons Mayhem
Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Chef Louis, Grimsby, Chef 1, Chef 2, Chef 3, Chef 4, Chef 5, Maid 1, Maid 2, Maid 3, Maid 4, Maid 5, Maid 6, Maid 7, Maid 8
Scene 6 - The Palace Ballroom
One Step Closer
Back to Ursula’s Lair
Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian
Scene 7 - Ursula’s Lair
Daddy’s Little Angel (Reprise)
Before “Kiss The Girl”
Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Tentacle 2, Tentacle 3
Scene 8 - The Bay
Kiss The Girl
After “Kiss The Girl”
Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula (Voice Over), Sebastian, Scuttle, Flotsam, Jetsam, Lantern 1, Lantern 2, Lantern 3, Lantern 4, Lantern 5, Lantern 6, Lantern 7, Lantern 7, Lantern 8, Lantern 9, Lantern 10, Lantern 11, Lantern 12, Lantern 13, Lantern 14, Bird 1, Bird 2, Bird 3, Bird 4
Scene 9 - King Triton’s Court
Sebastian, King Triton, Flounder
Scene 10 - Ariel’s Chamber The Ship King Triton’s Court
If Only (Quartet)
Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, King Triston, Grimsby
Scene 11 - The Palace Ballroom
Before “The Contest”
Ariel Steps Forward
Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula (Voice Over), Grimsby, Princess 1, Princess 2, Princess 3, Princess 4, Princess 5, Princess 6
Scene 12 - Ursula’s Lair
Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)
Ariel, Ursula, King Triton, Flounder, Flotsam, Jetsam, Tentacle 1, Tentacle 2, Tentacle 3, Tentacle 4, Tentacle 5, Tentacle 6
Scene 13 - The Beach
Ariel, Prince Eric, King Triton, Grimsby, Sailor 1, Sailor 2, Sailor 3, Chef 4, Chef 5, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana, Bird 1, Bird 2, Bird 3, Bird 4, Wave 1, Wave 2
Cast in Order of Appearance
MON · WED · FRI@rachel_martorana
Rachel is beyond thrilled to be playing on our boards in this production of The Little Mermaid. Previous stage credits include: Treasure Island, A Tale of Two Cities with Hale Centre Theatre along with Newsies, Bridges of Madison County, and Footloose with Grandstreet Theatre.
Sophia Marie Guerrero
TUES · THURS · SAT
Favorite stage credits include: Disney’s Tarzan (Jane Porter), Les Miserables, and Cinderella with Hale Centre Theatre; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Maria Elena) with Tuacahn; West Side Story (Consuelo/Maria Understudy) with Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL; The Pirates of Penzance (Sister, Mabel/Edith Understudy) and featured dancer and soloist in the Greenshow with Utah Shakespeare Festival; Thoroughly Modern Millie with HCTO; West Side Story (Maria) and The Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal) with BYU; along with Christmas Show with Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey.
Sophia graduated from BYU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. “¡Nunca te rindas! Lo mejor está por venir entonces échale ganas!”
MON · WED · FRI@prestontay18
Recent stage credits for Preston include: Les Misérables (Javert), Newsies (Jack Kelly), Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon) Guys & Dolls (Sky Masterson), Cinderella (Prince Topher), The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Disney’s Tarzan (Kerchak), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Hale Centre Theatre; The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin) with HCTO; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph) with Sundance Summer Theatre; Hello, Dolly! with Pioneer Theatre Company; as well as Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), and Little Shop of Horrors (Orin).
Preston also participated in the first live staged reading of Phil Kenny and Reston Williams’ New Musical Alice in Neverland.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Returning to the HCT Stage, Zack was previously seen in Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Tarzan (Tarzan), AIDA (Radames), and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph). Other favorite stage credits include: the world premiere of 1820: The Musical (Joseph), West Side Story (Tony), and All Shook Up (Chad); TV credits: “ABC’s Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann'' and “High School Musical 3” (featured dancer and Zac Effron’s stand-in for choreography).
He toured China as a member of BYU’s Young Ambassadors, graduated from UVU with a degree in Communications, and specializes in Medical Professional Liability Insurance. “All my love to my incredible wife and four children.” “Come what may and love it.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
MON · WED · FRI
HCT is honored to have Mack return to the Centre Stage! Some of her favorite credits include: Marie/Fairy Godmother (Cinderella), Medda Larkin (Newsies), Deloris Van Cartier (Sister Act), and Oda Mae Brown (GHOST: The Musical) with Hale Centre Theatre; Mother U/S (Passing Strange) with Salt Lake Acting Company; Motor Mouth Maybelle (Hairspray), Calpernia (To Kill A Mockingbird), and Trix (The Drowsy Chaperone) with HCTO. “I’m a woman Phenomenally, Phenomenal woman, That’s me” -Maya Angelou
Luseane "Lucy" Pasa
TUES · THURS · SAT@lucy_justine
Happy to be back on the Hale Centre stage - Luseane was previously seen in our 2019 production of Seussical The Musical. Other favorite credits include: In The Heights with West Valley Arts and Newsies, Disney’s The Little Mermaid with Hale Center Theater Orem; and Hairspray with SCERA. “So much alofa to my family for your continuous love and support in everything I do, and thank you for coming out and supporting the arts!”
MON · WED · FRI@actorboyb
Making his HCT debut! Favorite credits for Brian include: Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King. Nat’l Tours: Disney’s The Lion King (Original Company Member), RENT, and Sister Act. Regional: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Maltz Jupiter), Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Beck Center), All Night Strut (Hanna Theatre at Cleveland Playhouse Square), Big River (Cain Park), and Brother Can You Spare A Dime (Great Lakes Theatre Festival), Richard III (Great Lakes Theatre Festival).
Brian works as a Teaching Artist with Disney Musicals in Schools at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts as well as an Instructor with Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Crescendo Voice and Performing Arts. “We know what we are, but not what we may become.” - William Shakespeare
TUES · THURS · SAT@AlecWritesMusic
Alec was last seen on the HCT stage in Guys and Dolls. Other credits include: A writer on Seaview Productions - Ratatouille the TikTok Musical; HCT - Cinderella, My Son Pinocchio (Ringleader), To Kill a Mockingbird (Tom Robinson), Sister Act (TJ), and Big River; HCTO - Sebastian (The Little Mermaid) and Big Jule (Guys and Dolls); Lehi Arts Council - Horton (Seussical); Pioneer Arts Repertory Company - King (Cinderella); and SCERA - Mereb (AIDA).
Alec is an award-winning composer and educator, recently featured as a Yamaha 40 under 40 music educator. His compositional work had garnered acclaim nationally, recently writing for the Drama League, where his piece was performed by Titus Burgess. “Thanks for coming. Rhonda, you already know!”
MON · WED · FRIJosh Is An Actor
Josh is thrilled to return to the Centre Stage. Other favorite credits include: Treasure Island 2009 & 2022 (Long John Silver), Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Les Misérables 2014 & 2021 (Thernardier), 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), and To Kill A Mockingbird (Bob Ewell).
He received his BA in Acting and Directing from SUU and works as an account manager for Holistic Web Presence. “Just be kind. That’s all that really matters.”
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Jared is thrilled to be back on the HCT stage. Some favorite credits include: Signor Naccarelli (The Light in the Piazza), Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol 2021) and Bishop of Digne (Les Misérables) with Hale Centre Theatre; The Voice of Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors) with West Valley Arts; Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) with the St. George Opera; 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.
A familiar face to Hale Centre audiences - some of Blake’s favorite credits include: Broadway National Tour: A Christmas Story (Ralphie); New York: Featured Performer at 54 Below in New York City; Regional: Singin’ In the Rain (Young Don), The Secret Garden (Colin), Disney’s Tarzan (Young Tarzan), and Freaky Friday (Fletcher) with HCT; Matilda The Musical (Bruce) and Newsies (Les) with HCTO.
Outside of theatre, Blake enjoys singing, playing baseball and football, and hanging out with friends and family. “A huge THANK YOU to everyone at Hale Centre Theatre (my home away from home) for the opportunity to be in this fun show! And love to my parents and my incredibly talented siblings!”
Making his HCT debut! Cole is thrilled to be joining the company of Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Other stage credits include Freaky Friday and James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Brigham is over the moon to return to the Centre Stage. He was last seen in our 2021 production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Jeremy Potts. Previous credits include: Bruce (Matilda) at Alpine Community Theatre and Charlie Bucket (Willy Wonka Jr.) at the Scera Shell Theatre.
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Making his HCT debut! Collin is excited to join the Hale Centre family with this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Other favorite stage credits include: Cinderella with Sundance Summer Theatre; Bright Star with Hale Center Theater Orem; and Children of Eden with Orem High School. Collin is currently studying in the BFA program in Musical Theatre at UVU. “Every BODY belongs on stage!”
TUES · THURS · SAT
Trevor is thrilled to be back on the HCT stage after his performance in Singin in the Rain! Other favorite stage credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Misérables, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, The Last 5 Years, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
In addition to Hale Centre Theatres stages, Trevor has also appeared with The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Wasatch Theatre Company, and Four Seasons Theatre. He attended Weber State for Musical Theatre and when not on stage, he enjoys spending time with his dog.
MON · WED · FRI@jordanmazzocato
Returning to the Centre Stage! Favorite credits for Jordan include: HCT - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Misérables; The Moonlight - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur D’arque & Lumiere u/s); HCTO - Little Women (Laurie) and Sense and Sensibility (Willoughby); and Parade/Character Performer at Walt Disney World.
Jordan earned his BFA from BYU’s MDT program. “Thank you to the entire cast, crew, and production team at HCT. Shout out to all my friends and family, especially Tanner, Woody, Beatriz, Amelia, and Krista. I love you all!”
TUES · THURS · SAT@jasonbuonforte
A familiar face to HCT audiences; Jason was previously seen on the HCT stage in The Light in the Piazza, A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins, Seussical, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz, Tuck Everlasting, AIDA, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, and Big Fish.
He has also performed in In the Heights and Combeferre in Les Misérables at HCTO. When not on stage, Jason works as an Analyst for Vivint Smart Home. “I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
MON · WED · FRI
Scotty is thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! They were recently seen in our productions of The Light in the Piazza and Treasure Island. Along with their performances at HCT, they have performed with West Valley Performing Arts Center (In The Heights), Lyric Repertory Company, and Good Company Theatre. Scotty graduated from USU with a BFA in Acting.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Gunnar is pleased to be back on the HCT Stage. Previous HCT credits include: Singin’ in the Rain. Guys and Dolls, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Freaky Friday, and Newsies (Crutchie). Other favorite credits include: WVC Center of Performing Arts - Star of Wonder (Matthew); BYU - Rump (Rump) and The Pirates of Penzance (Sergeant of Police); Jordan High School - Fredric (The Pirates of Penzance), Gomez Addams (The Addams Family). Gunnar is currently a Senior in the BYU Music Dance Theater BFA program.
MON · WED · FRI
Eric is honored to be back with the HCT family once again. Other credits include: HCT - One for the Pot (Jonathan Hardcastle); CSMT - The Music Man (Harold Hill); Covey Center - The Foreigner (Froggy); Springville Playhouse - Noises Off (Selsdon); HCTO - Cash on Delivery! (Mr. Forbright); and Highland Center for the Arts - Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat).
He has a BS in Computer Science from BYU and is a Software Engineer with Ancestry.com.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Thrilled to be back on the Centre Stage after playing Roscoe Dexter in this year’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. Some of Jim’s favorite stage credits include A Tale of Two Cities, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Don Quixote (Man of la Mancha), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Capt. Von Trapp (The Sound of Music), King Arthur (Camelot), Emile de Beque (South Pacific), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), El Gallo! (The Fantasticks), Charles (Blithe Spirit), Cromwell (A Man For All Seasons), Jack (Dancing at Lughnasa), and Baptista (The Taming Of The Shrew).
MON · WED · FRI
Making his HCT debut! Favorite credits include: Camelot (Lancelot) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Fredric Charlus), and The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy Blakeney) with HCTO; Matilda The Musical (Mr. Wormwood), and A Christmas Story with SCERA; as well as Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood), Les Misérables (Javert), and Oliver! (Fagin).
By day, Scott works with his Dad in their family-owned company, Sport Court West, in Sales and Project management. “All applause goes to my supportive wife, Katie, and 2 boys, Beckett and Owen, for their undying support.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Kyle is excited to be playing again at HCT! Other credits include: Hale Centre Theatre - One for the Pot (Charlie Barnet); HCTO - Blink (Jim), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jehan/Gargoyle); UVU - Urinetown (Bobby Strong), and Noises Off (Lloyd); Scera - Spamalot (Lancelot), and Shrek: The Musical (Shrek).
Kyle is currently pursuing his BS in Computer Science at UVU with a focus on Web Development. He also works as a Coding Bootcamp Instructor and Full Stack Developer at DevMountain.
MON · WED · FRI@aitana.alapa
Aitana is excited to be back on the HCT Centre Stage! Stage credits include: The Secret Garden, A Tale of Two Cities, AIDA with Hale Centre Theatre, and In The Heights with West Valley Arts. She is also the recipient of the Best Actress award for her role in AIDA in 2014 and performed at the Minskoff Theatre in NYC for the Jimmy Awards. She graduated from Brigham Young University with her BA in Theatre Art Studies.
TUES · THURS · SAT@bea_mellow
Beatriz returns to the HCT stage after last appearing in our recent production of Treasure Island. Favorite stage credits include: HCT: A Christmas Carol 2021, Disney’s Tarzan (Kala), Seussical; West Valley Arts: In The Heights (Nina Rosario); BYU: Wonderland (La Gata); Sundance Summer Theatre: Footloose (Rusty); Other Favorites: AIDA and Amneris (AIDA), Anita (West Side Story), and The Lady of the Lake (Spamalot). Beatriz recently graduated with a BFA in Musical Dance Theatre from BYU Spring of 2021.
MON · WED · FRI
Making her HCT debut! Ellee is thrilled to join the Hale Centre Family with this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Other favorite stage credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), The Count of Monte Cristo (Valentien), and Annie (Star to be) with Tuacahn Amphitheater.
TUES · THURS · SAT@annie.brownie
Anne-Marie is pleased to be back on the HCT stage. Her favorite credits include Singin’ In The Rain, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with HCT and Footloose: The Musical at the Harman Theatre with WVC. She attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and graduated from UVU as part of the Modern Dance Program. She works as a dance teacher, podcast host, and choreographer. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp
Summer Sloan Alvey
MON · WED · FRI@summersloanalvey
Summer returns to the Centre Stage after last performing in our 2019 production of Phantom. Other favorite credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmerelda) with Hopebox Theatre; The 25th Annual Spelling Bee (Olive) with Weber State; Footloose (Ariel) with Spotlight Theatre Company; Little Women (Amy & Beth March) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre; and The Secret Garden with Hale Centre Theatre and The Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Summer also spent 2 years performing at Tokyo Disney Resort with several of her favorite Disney characters. She earned a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and is co-owner of Uptown Cheapskate in South Jordan.” ‘Just remember, you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine’ Sending love to Aar, Iroh, my Uptown team, and my family who encourage me to follow my dreams”.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Making her HCT debut! Phoebe is thrilled to play a part in this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Some favorite stage credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmerelda) and Bright Star with HCTO. She graduated from UVU with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and puts that to good use as a Preschool Teacher. “I am forever grateful for the constant love and support from my sweet husband and son!”
MON · WED · FRI@brittanyandam
Brittany’s credits include: HCT - The Secret Garden (Lily Craven), A Tale of Two Cities (Lucie Manette); WVC Arts - Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Armelia); BYU - l'Elisir d'Amore (Adina); in addition, she was a featured performer for Governor Herbert's annual Gala, and was a featured soloist at The Stadium of Fire in 2016.
She has a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from BYU and works as an Actress, Model, Singer, and Aesthetician. "I never thought I would do musical theater; But after my first show, I felt like my heart and soul had been cracked wide open, and now I am head over heels, madly in love with it!"
TUES · THURS · SAT@ea_joy15
Making her HCT debut! Emma spent two years performing with BYU’s Young Ambassadors and was most recently seen in Cinderella at Sundance Summer Theater. Favorite stage credits include: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator) and Oklahoma! (Laurey). Emma is currently a Senior in BYU’s Music Dance Theatre program and teaches at Utah COPA. “I’m grateful to be a part of such a spectacular production with my own prince, Alex!”
MON · WED · FRI
Jenny is overjoyed to return to the Hale Centre Family! Favorite stage credits include: You Can’t Take It With You (Rheba), Ragtime, Once On This Island (Andrea), The Civil War, and A Christmas Carol with HCT; The Color Purple (Squeak) and Caroline or Change (Emmie) with Rose Wagner Theatre; and I am Jane (Mary Ann Abel) with The Grand Theatre.
She earned a BS in Communication from BYU-I and spends her day as a Homeschool Teacher/Actress and Model represented by TMG. “If someone says you can't do it, do it twice and take pictures”.
Je Eun Jun
TUES · THURS · SAT@jeeunjjun
Making her HCT debut! Je Eun is thrilled to join Hale Centre Theatre for the production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Favorite stage credits include: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Little Women (Marmee), and Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corey). Je Eun is currently studying Nursing at Utah Valley University. “You are not lost, You are not redirecting. You are not a failure; you are learning. You are not behind; you are preparing.” -Anonymous
MON · WED · FRI@makenzie.olsen_
Pleased to be playing with HCT again; other favorite stage credits include: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, School of Rock (Patty De Marco), Freaky Friday, Big River, The Pirate Queen, and Ghost: The Musical with Hale Centre Theatre; The Hunchback of Notre Dame at HCT and HCTO; Wonderland at BYU; and Disney Cruise Line.
TUES · THURS · SAT@Kristasaltmarsh
Glad to return to the Centre Stage; Krista was previously seen in our 2019 production of Seussical The Musical. Other favorite credits include: HCT-The Hunchback of Notre Dame; BYU - Wonderland - Collegiate Premier! (Alice); and BYU Conservatory - Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) and Little Women (Meg).
Male Ensemble 1
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Jordan was previously seen on and above our Centre Stage as Terk in our 2020 production of Disney’s Tarzan. Other HCT credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Newsies (Romeo), AIDA, and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Gad). Jordan’s muggle job is working as a triage nurse for Alpine Pediatrics. “Hayden, Avery, and Sterling - I’m so happy to be ‘part of your world’. Thank you for letting me give little Jordan a chance to live Under the Sea”.
TUES · THURS · SAT
Returning to the HCT stage after his most recent performance in last season's production of Guys and Dolls. Other credits include: Disney’s Tarzan with HCT; Joseph...Dreamcoat (Benjamin) with SGMT; Hairspray (Seaweed) with HVTC; Rumors (Glen Cooper), Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter), and The Tempest (Stephano) with DSU; Disney’s Tarzan (Acro Monkey/Ensemble), AIDA (Swing), and Big River (Slave) with Tuachan. Kile hails from St. George, Utah, where he graduated from Dixie State University with a BS in Theatre.
Male Ensemble 2/Prince Eric Body Double
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Dave is delighted to be back on the HCT stage after recently performing in our production of Singin’ in the Rain. Other favorite credits include: HCT - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys & Dolls, Disney’s Tarzan, Mary Poppins, and Phantom; Mountain West Ballet - Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Copelia; Utah Opera (Capitol Theater) - Yenufa; Ballet West (Capitol Theater) - The Nutcracker and Swan Lake; and 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games - Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He has a Master of Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Business Marketing from the U of U.
TUES · THURS · SAT@steve.n.grant
Making his HCT debut! Steven comes to Hale Centre with an extensive background in dance. He has toured with the International Folk Dance Ensemble in Serbia, North Macedonia, and Belgium. He currently performs with BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre. Stage credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka). Steven is pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design at Brigham Young University.
Male Ensemble 3
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Favorite performing credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, and Oliver! with Hale Centre Theatre; Jungle Rhythm and Into the Dark at Lagoon; It’s the Merriest Christmas Ever, Charlie Brown at Knotts Berry Farm; The Polar Express Train Ride in Tavares; The Sesame Street Party Parade at SeaWorld Orlando; and Gravedigger in the Boo to You Parade at Walt Disney World. Nick graduated in Musical Theatre and Psychology.
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Patrick was last seen in our productions of Guys and Dolls, A Tale of Two CIties, Disney’s Tarzan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Seussical, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz, and Tuck Everlasting. Other credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Pirate Queen, The Addams Family, and AIDA on stages including CenterPoint Legacy Theatre and the Ziegfeld Theatre. “Art is just another form of screaming.”
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Making his HCT debut! Owen is thrilled to be joining the cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid!
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Favorite stage credits include: Eben/Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol 2021) with Hale Centre Theatre; Cinderella with Sundance Summer Theatre; Jack Kelly (Disney’s Newsies) with HCTO; Father (I Never Saw Another Butterfly) with Utah Valley University; Soloist with BYU’s Young Ambassadors.
He began his collegiate career at UVU in pursuit of a BFA degree in Musical Theatre and will graduate in 2023 with a BFA in MDT from Brigham Young University. “I am very excited to share the stage with my beautiful wife, Emma, and I am grateful to the production team for this wonderful opportunity!
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Making his HCT debut! Brevan is honored to join the Hale Centre Theatre family with this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. He also recently appeared in In The Heights with West Valley Arts. “If you can’t love yourself, how in the heck can you love someone else pasa”.
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Making his HCT debut! Spencer comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Some of his favorite credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), The Sound of Music (Rolf), Newsies (Romeo), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Matilda The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Bright Star with HCTO. “I’d like to thank the incredible team of people that put this show together and my friends and family for their love and support!”
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Making her HCT debut! Some of Abby’s favorite stage credits include: Creator’s Grid at Metro Music Hall and Chapters with Millennium Dance Complex Boom Crew as well as The Sound of Music (Liesl), Shrek The Musical (Gingy), Annie Get Your Gun (Jessie), Crazy For You, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain, and Guys and Dolls. “Everything you’ve ever done has led you up to what you’re doing right now”.
Marissa Bobbie Adams@rissa_adams01
Making her HCT debut! Marissa is thrilled to join this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid! She trained with Jacqueline’s School of Ballet for 15 years and performed with Utah Metropolitan Ballet productions including The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, and Snow White. She also toured across Europe with Stars of Tomorrow International for ballet as well as many ballet festivals across the United States. “Don’t let the fear of being rejected keep you from chasing your dreams!”
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Sammi Jo Ruotsi
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Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Her favorite credits include: Singin' in the Rain & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with HCT; Footloose with Harman Theatre; Odyssey Dance Theatre Company Member where she performed in shows such as Thriller, It’s a Wonderful Life, Romeo + Juliet, Chicago Nights, Shut Up & Dance, Purple Rain, and MJ; Christmas on Ice with Spirit Productions/Dublin Worldwide; Steppin’ out LIVE with Ben Vereen - Guest Tap Dancer; and the European tap dance tour, Tap Reloaded. “Endless love & thanks to Mama and Pops, Nani, The Andamatuotsis, The Tribe, and this beautiful group of cast & creatives.”
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Making her HCT debut! Benzley is thrilled to be a part of this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Other favorite stage credits include: Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ariel), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly). Benzley is a performer with Magical Moments Party Entertainment as well as film work with Rob Diamond Films.
Jessica Zoë Bird
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Thrilled to be back above our Centre Stage; Previous HCT credits for Jessica include: Disney’s Tarzan, Seusscial, The Wizard of Oz, AIDA, and The Little Mermaid. She works with Defying Gravity Utah, Aerobatics Performing Arts, and Voodoo Productions as well as a freelance artist and illustrator. “Thank you to her wonderful husband, Jenner, her coach, Ramsi, and all of the supportive friends and family members who have helped along the way.”
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Christina is excited to be working on this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Previous stage credits include: Disney’s Tarzan with Hale Centre Theatre. She has trained with Defying Gravity Utah with coaching by Ramsi Stoker. “Thank you to my family, friends, and especially Ramsi for all your support and love”.
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Inspired by our 2015 production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Olivia began her aerial arts journey with Ramsi and her studio, Defying Gravity Utah. Now performing on the HCT stage is truly a full circle experience. Olivia was recently seen in our productions of Disney’s Tarzan and Seussical The Musical.
Other favorite performing credits include: USU Men’s Basketball halftime performances, USU Spirit Squad (both dancer and cheerleader), BeatALS Benefit Concert, and U of U Night Circus Benefit Gala. She is a recent graduate of the Communication Studies program at Utah State University. “Thank you to Ramsi, Defying Gravity Utah, and Hale Centre Theatre for allowing me to perform above this stage.”
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Jessica is thrilled to be back on the Hale Centre Stage after appearing in our productions of Disney’s Tarzan and Seussical The Musical. Jessica and her aerial partners Samantha Nielsen won the 2022 aerialympics and was honored to perform their routine at a Utah Jazz game. Jessica wants to thank her husband and her 3 amazing kids for supporting her aerialist dreams.
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Making her HCT debut! MaKayla is thrilled to be a part of this production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. She has performed across the Salt Lake Valley with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Thriller and Aeris Aerial Arts in Fighter as well as performing at Capitol Theatre and Tuacahn Amphitheater. “Whoever gives nothing has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love.” -Albert Camus
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Returning to the Centre Stage; Mia was previously seen in our productions of Disney’s Tarzan and The Wizard of Oz. She has trained with Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah. “Thank you Ramsi for pushing me to fly high always! Thank you to my mom, partner, family and friends for always being so supportive!”
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Holly began the sport of equestrian vaulting with the Oak Hills Vaulting Club in Salem, Utah and was a member for 13 years, competing at many regional and national competitions. Holly was also part of the club's performance troupe, G.O.H.A. (Gymnastics on Horseback Association), and performed at various events across the Western United States.
In 2013 she began her aerial journey and currently trains with Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah. Recently, Holly was seen in our production of Disney’s Tarzan, Seussical The Musical and The Wizard of Oz. “Thanks, Mom, for helping me with my pin curls and a million other things. Love you lots.”
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Samantha is honored to join the company of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Some favorite stage credits include: AIDA with HCT, Utah Jazz Halftime Show, Eclipse 6 Christmas Concert, The Mayan Adventure, and Chimelong International Circus. Samantha’s circus training includes Aerobatics Performing Arts, Chimelong International Circus, and Defying Gravity Utah with coaching from Ramsi Stoker, Lance Nielsen, and Otgo Waller.
She is co-founder and director of Aerobatics Circus Center, a youth circus performing arts training center in Bluffdale, Utah. “Shoutout to my wonderful husband, Lance, and children Jade, Paisley, and Conner. I love you all!” aerobaticscircuscenter.com
Jane was previously seen in our productions of Disney’s Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, and Seussical The Musical. She has a BA in Dance from BYU Idaho and is currently teaching dance and coaching the dance company coach at Herriman High School. She began her aerial training in 2018 with Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity. “Why worry about the things you can't do. Start enjoying the things you can do."
Production Team Biographies
Ryan Simmons returns to the director chair after helming our productions of One of the Pot and The Play That Goes Wrong. Ryan is also a familiar performer on our stages, most recently starring as The Cat in The Hat in Seussical The Musical. Other HCT stage credits include Mr. Wormwood (Matilda), Lumiere (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), and the titular role in The Nerd in both our 2016 and 2006 productions. Ryan studied directing at BYU and has staged productions in New York, Utah, Seattle, and Montana. Ryan's award winning one-man show will perform at the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC this fall. He is an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department at both Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University.
Lindsey D. Smith
Originally from Utah, Lindsey relocated to the East Coast after graduating from the University of Utah with her BFA in Modern Dance. She spent 5 years as a Radio City Rockette where she toured to over 50 cities and kicked at Radio City Music Hall. At Walt Disney World, she was a choreographer and teaching artist for Disney Performing Arts, and a performer in Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage as well as the Halloween show Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.
Lindsey likes to keep busy between choreographing, teaching, and performing. She has joined the team at HCT as the Resident Dance and Movement Specialist and most recently was the Associate Choreographer for The Unsinkable Molly Brown on the Center Stage. Other creative HCT credits include Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, and The Secret Garden. Choreography credits in Orlando include: Matilda The Musical and Hello, Dolly! (The Garden Theatre); Tuck Everlasting and A Year With Frog and Toad (The Orlando Repertory Theatre), and the Orlando Fringe Festival. Last year she choreographed a brand new Christmas show entitled Home For Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Lindsey has always been a Disney fan and spent her childhood creating shows for her friends and family. As a choreographer at Walt Disney World, she had the opportunity to develop many special events - a favorite one being "Under the Sea" and working with Jodi Benson (the original voice of Ariel). She is really excited to be working on the full-length production of this childhood favorite. "Thank you to the entire team at HCT for giving me the opportunity to create my ultimate mermaid dreams!"
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 Lucky Stiff, Singin’ in the Rain, School of Rock, The Secret Garden, Always...Patsy Cline, Les Misérables, 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, and Mary Poppins.
Kelly also served as Director for our production of Always...Patsy Cline. A few of Kelly’s stage roles at HCT include Lucky Stiff (Vinnie Di Ruzzio), 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.
Ramsi Nia Stoker@DefyingGravityUtah
Ramsi’s extensive background as a competitive gymnast and professional dancer led her to the circus. Inspired as a youth by Cirque du Soleil, she added aerial arts to her repertoire over twenty years ago. Her talents have been seen around the world, performing in theatrical productions, televised awards shows, sports arenas, theme parks, conventions, music videos, software apps, fitness videos, cruise ships, and commercials.
She is a member of the nation’s premier acrobatic troupe – Anti-Gravity. Some of her favorite performances have been for Walt Disney World where she was a principal aerialist and original cast member in Tarzan Rocks!, at Universal Studios, and here locally as the original aerialist for Odyssey Dance Theatre, Utah State University and ICON Health & Fitness. Ramsi loves being a part of the team at HCT, where she has been the Aerial Choreographer & Trainer for Tarzan (2013, 2020), Catch Me If You Can, The Little Mermaid (2015, 2022), AIDA, The Wizard of Oz, and Seussical. Ramsi shares her passion for the aerial arts through her pro-level classes and workshops @DefyingGravityUtah. Ramsi is eternally grateful to her husband and their four children for their love and support… and for letting her make their lives a circus!
Production Stage Manager
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Along with The Little Mermaid, Chantel has served as Stage Manager for School of Rock, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls, A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Seussical, Cinderella, Matilda, The Wizard of Oz, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder here at HCT. She holds a BA in Theatre from UVU. Other credits include Utah Shakespeare Festival: The Foreigner and Big River.
Another Theatre Company: Next Fall and Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike. For UVU: Anything Goes, The Rez Sisters, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. "Stand tall and the world will look up to you."
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
Previous HCT Costume Design credits include The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Light in the Piazza, One for the Pot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables, 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 Costume Designer for Game of Love and Chance.
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: Lucky Stiff, Singin’ in the Rain, School of Rock, One For The Pot, A Christmas Carol 2021, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Secret Garden, 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 (Regent 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.
Michelle has always loved telling stories. Being Hawaiian has helped her gain experience in events from a young age. She decided to dive into finding out more about sound and how it functions. This path led her to her MFA in Sound for the Performing Arts from Purdue University.
She has designed shows from Utah to Indiana, toured the United States and Central America, worked with touring groups from Olivia Newton-John to Pentatonix, and has worked many local performances in three different states. Michelle loves theater and being able to use sound to help tell the story. She currently serves on the Sound Commission of the United States Institute of Theater Technology (USITT) and is a member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA). She'd like to say: “Thank you to my outstanding sound team and all of your hard work!”
Michelle is extremely passionate about details, research, beautiful and interesting “things,” anything to do with flowers, and opening packages. She recently designed her 98th show with our production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Misérables, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, AIDA, A Tale of Two Cities, Cinderella, Silent Sky, and She Loves Me.
She recently 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.
Hair & Make Up Design
Some of Candice’s favorite hair and makeup designs for HCT include: Steel Magnolias, Mary Poppins, and Always...Patsy Cline, as well as our recent Youth Productions of Frozen Jr and Descendants. She is a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School, where she has been an instructor since 2008. She also works as a resident designer and cosmetologist for the HCT Hair and Makeup Department. “I would like to thank Trisha, Krissa, and Marneé for helping me grow as an Artist and Designer. I also want to thank Adam, Cordelia, and Gabriella for being so supportive of my dream to work in theatre. Kiss Kiss!”
Nick is thrilled to be working with HCT on the design and programming of automation for this production! Select HCT credits include: Guys & Dolls, The Secret Garden, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island, School of Rock, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Outside of HCT, Nick works as a Senior Show Control Designer for Disney Live Entertainment, designing & programming complex show control & automation systems for significant productions and attractions such as: Frozen, Live at the Hyperion, Fantasmic!, Firework Spectaculars, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, & Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.