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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

Written by

Troy Britton Johnson, Todd Johnson, & Eric Pfeffinger

Orchestrations and Arrangements by 

Brian Usifer

Originally Directed by

Shelley Butler

Directed by

David Smith

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Produced by Special Arrangement with Lively McCabe Entertainment, CuzBro Productions, Big Blue Truck Publishing, and BMG

Originally Produced by Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN

Initially Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN

MAY WE ALL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production and distributing recordings or streams in any medium, including the internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the author(s)’s rights and actionable under United States Copyright Law.

Song Credits

Born To Fly by Marcus Hummon, Sara Evans, Darrell Scott. Published by Universal Music - Careers (BMI) Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI) Chuck Wagon Gourmet Music (ASCAP) Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home by Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Sambora. Published by Universal Music Works o/b/o Universal Music Publishing Int. Ltd. (GMR) Sony ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

Play Something Country by Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride. Published by BMG Platinum Songs US (BMI) o/b/o Still Working For The Man Music, Inc. (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI) o/b/o Showbilly Music (BMI) Songs of Mojo One (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Unbelievable by Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson. Published by Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI) o/b/o My Life’s Work Music (BMI) Mighty Nice Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

American Kids by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o itself and Big Red Toe Music (BMI) Round Hill Compositions (BMI) o/b/o itself and Shirt At Work (BMI) Warner Geo Met Ric Music (GMR) o/b/o itself and Tempo Investments Smack Hits (GMR) Universal Music Works (GMR) Sony Story Music Publishing (GMR). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Can’t Go Back by Rosi Golan, Natalie Hemby, Kate York. Published by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) o/b/o Kosher Kandy (ASCAP) River Oaks Music Company (BMI) o/b/o itself and Zoe Bella Music (BMI) Mighty Nice Music (BMI) c/o Tiltawhirl Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Revival by Corey Crowder, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Josh Miller. Published by WC Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Big Crowd Publishing (ASCAP) and Georgia Song Vibez (ASCAP) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI) o/b/o itself, Songs of the Corn (BMI) and Jack 10 Publishing (BMI) Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o T Hubb Publishing (BMI), Pranch Ringle Music (BMI) and Big Loud Mountain (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Why Haven’t I Heard From You by Sandra Knox, Terry Welborn. Published by Bash Music (ASCAP) Life of the Record Music Inc. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Broken Halos by Michael Henderson, Chris Stapleton. Published by House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP) Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) WC Music Corp. (ASCAP) Straight Six Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Rainbow by Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Kacey Musgraves. Published by Warner Geo Met Ric Music (GMR) o/b/o itself and Tempo Investments Smack Hits (GMR) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and 351 Music (BMI) Music of MAM (BMI) o/b/o Songs of MV2 (BMI) and Wruckebucks Publishing (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

May We All by Jaime Moore, Rodney Clawson. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o itself and Big Loud Proud Crowd (BMI) Round Hill Compositions (BMI) o/b/o itself and Shirt At Work (BMI) BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o Team Destiny (ASCAP) and JMZL Music (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Achy Breaky Heart by Donald L. Von Tress. Published by Universal - Millhouse Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Simple by Michael Hardy, Mark Holman, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley. Published by Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Art In The Fodder Music (BMI) Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Mountain (BMI) BMG Bumblebee (BMI) o/b/o itself and Rygo Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights US LLC Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Tempo FGL Music (BMI) Sony ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) o/b/o Relative Music Group (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha, Joshua Miller, Tyler Hubbard, David Garci. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Mountain (BMI) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself, Jack 10 Publishing (BMI), Songs of the Corn (BMI) and Tempo FGL Music (BMI) BMG Platinum Songs US (BMI) o/b/o itself and Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) Universal Music Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

We Were Rich by Ross Copperman, Nicolle Clawson, Ashley Gorley. Published by WC Music Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Combustion Engine Music (ASCAP) Round Hill Songs II (ASCAP) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) Endurance Romeo Charlie (BMI) EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Same Boat by Andrew Dorff, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton. Published by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP) Spirit Services Holdings SARL (BUMA) Songs of Universal Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself and Morendorffin Music (BMI) Day For The Dead Publishing (SESAC). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Marin Sommers. Published by BMG Ruby Songs (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Reservoir Media Management (Ireland) Limited. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Wide Open Spaces by Susan Gibson. Published by Pie Eyed Groobee Music (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

I’ve Been Everywhere by Geoff Mack. Published by Belinda Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (APRA) c/o Unichappell Music Inc.. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly by Lola Jean Fawbush, L.E. White. Published by Coal Miners Music Inc. (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC Lea Lakes Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Man Of Constant Sorrow by James Edward Haley. Published by Done Gone Publishing Inc. (BMI) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Jolene by Dolly Parton. Published by Velvet Apple Music (BMI) c/o Sony ATV Countryside (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

One Man Band by Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi. Published by Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP) o/b/o Smackville Music (ASCAP), Smacktown Music (ASCAP) and Carrot Seed Songs (ASCAP) Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o Unfair Entertainment (ASCAP) and Twelve6 Dogwood (ASCAP) Reehits World (ASCAP) Rezsongs (ASCAP) Sony ATV Cross Keys Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission. 

We Were Us by Jimmy Robbins, Nicolle Galyon, Jon Nite. Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP) Round Hill Songs Jimmy Robbins (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Extraordinary Alien Publishing (ASCAP) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Who I Am by Troy Verges, Brett James. Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI) Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI) Reservoir One America (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Back To My Boots by Tyler Hubbard, Carly Pearce, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder. Published by Round Hill Works (BMI) o/b/o Big Loud Shirt (ASCAP), Big Loud Mountain (BMI) and Bux Tone Music (BMI) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself and T Hubb Publishing (BMI) BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and For The Kids Gold (ASCAP) c/o BMG Rights Management US LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

One Big Country Song by Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Michael Hardy. Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) o/b/o itself, Songs of Roc Nation Music (BMI) and Telemitry Rhythm House Music (BMI) Round Hill Songs II (ASCAP) o/b/o itself and Caleb’s College Fund (ASCAP) Sony ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) o/b/o itself and Relative Music Group (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission

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Production Team

Producer: Sally Dietlein

Director: David Smith

Music Director: Kelly DeHaan

Choreographer: Adam Dyer

Assistant Choreographer: Bryndal Braithwaite

Production Stage Manager: Jess Edling 

Scenic Design: Kacey Udy

Additional Scenic Design: Mauri Anne Smith

Costume Design: Joy Zhu

Lighting Design: Jaron Kent Hermansen

Sound Design: Michelle Ohumukini

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen
Hair & Make-up Design: Candice Cronin
Video/Projection Design: Maddy Ashton
Automation Design: Nick Herring
Instrumental Director: Bryan Hague
Stage Manager: Ashna Horman, Susan Kupferer, Riya Sahasrabudhe
Assistant Stage Manager: Taylor Ballard, Rosalynn Eardley, Ellie Kuoppala, Skip  Mulcock, Heather Wadley
Automation: Scott Freeland, Nate Gallegos, Tom Hohl, Nate Jennings, Alena Rodriguez
Lightboard Operator: Brian Garrick, Lucas Russell, Katelyn Westergard
Sound Engineer: Matt Kupferer, Griffin McMullin, Michelle Ohumukini, Kristin Tenney
A2/Zack Tracks: Devon Barney, Lauren Moss, Richelle Ohumukini
Stage Technician: Keturah Barnhill, Olivia Evans, McKenzie Gallegos, Avery Hoisington, Lexi Hyer, Nikolas Mikkelsen, Samantha Nielsen, Kaden Oaks, Zach Olsen, Brayden Seaman, Noah Sheen, Ben Ward, Patrick Wendel
Followspot Operator: James Beltran, Mickey Beyer, Grey Brough, Shane Compher, Taite Morgan, Kevin Ostler, Jeff Parkes, Rebecca Perkins, JoAnne Phillips, Braxton Sisson, Maddison Tredway, Kirk Wilson, Jeff Young
Wardrobe Dresser: Courtney Bush, Nara Cardenas, Emma Chapman, Becky Cline, Emily Ebert,  Tanner Hardy, Amanda Howard,  Akemi Nakashima, Lucy Pasa, Sage Peacock, Amelia Worland
Hair & Makeup Crew: Lilly Bennett, Tim Feroah, Jayada Hodges, Amelia Manwaring, Daniel Perez, Lizzy Pettit, Marnee' Porter
Video Crew: Devan Ashcraft, Josh Beck, Cassidy Henderson, Jace Jensen, Tyson Jensen, Michael Shipley

HCT Behind the Scene Staff
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Director’s Notes

I grew up in my very own “Harmony, TN” in Mt. Juliet, 25 minutes outside of Nashville. I grew up going to Opryland, seeing Diamond Rio play, and enjoying Country Music, USA. Honestly, growing up, I had no idea that people just singing in the home and in the community wasn’t a normal occurrence! Many many years later, I decided I wanted to take my own family to see where I grew up all those years ago. I was nervous. What if it wasn’t everything I remembered it being when I was young? What if everything had changed? Would it feel the same? As we drove up to the street of my old house, a feeling I’d never felt before, like seeing an old love, washed over me. The colors of the trees, the sky, the grass, the blue shutters, all seemed to be in HD, so vibrant and stunning. We drove just down the street to see my old neighbor's house…they still lived there! We stopped. We walked down their long, grassy front yard to their front door. After 25 years, would they even know me? Recognize me?  I hadn’t given them any notice that I was coming. Before we even made it to the front porch, they came through the front door. They smiled and said, “Hi, David. It's been a long time. It's so good to see you. Is this your family?” I was almost in tears. This is what May We All is all about. In an ever-spinning playground of life, where things are constantly changing, where the pressures of life seem to swallow us up, “May we all get to grow up in a red, white, and blue little town…kinda place you can’t wait to leave but nobody does ‘cause you’d miss it too much”

Hopefully, we all know that same little town, with those same familiar faces, the ones that remind us where we’ve been, where we’re going, keep us grounded to who we are, reminding us of what really matters in life…family, community, friendship, and the one thing that brings them all together, music!

In my concept, I wanted to create time capsules, remembering people and places as they were so perfectly in our memories while paying homage to the great country music pioneers who paved the way for a genre that stands the test of time, with its incredible storytelling, childlike simplicity, and focus on the wonderful things that make America so great. 

I hope you enjoy seeing my own “Harmony, TN” shine through in this beautiful tribute of a show, while also taking the time to see those same wonderful people and that wonderful town in your own life reflected in this story, and maybe allow the music to heal and spread forgiveness and love for your fellow men…” May we all do a little bit better than the first time, learn a little somethin’ from the worst times, get a little stronger from the hurt times” and remember that life really is just one big country song!

David Smith

GBS May We All
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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

Prologue

Born to Fly

Jenna, Ru Ann, Angie, Tammy, Ruby 

Scene 1 - Danny’s Place

Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Jenna, Liz

Scene 2 - Danny’s Place

Play Something Country

Unbelievable

Jenna, Liz, Dustin, Joe, Stephanie, Ensemble

Scene 3 - Coates’ Kitchen

American Kids

Jenna, Kylie, Crystal, Harley

Scene 4 - The Grove

Can’t Go Back

Jenna, Kylie, Dustin

Scene 5 - School Cafegymatorium

Revival

Crystal, Harley, Liz, Dustin, Joe, Stephanie, Ensemble

Scene 6 - Coates’ Kitchen

Why Haven’t I Heard From You?

Jenna, Kylie, Crystal, Harley

Scene 7 - Outside the Coates’ House

Rainbow

Jenna, Kylie

Scene 8 - The Grove

Broken Halos

May We All

Born to Fly (Reprise)

Company

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act II

Scene 1 - School Cafegymatorium

Achy Breaky Heart

Jenna, Crystal, Liz, Stephanie, Ensemble 

Scene 2 – Danny’s Place

Simple

Liz, Joe

Scene 3 - The Chicken Shed

Jenna, Stephanie, Wilbur

Scene 4 – Coates’ Kitchen

We Were Rich

Jenna, Kylie, Crystal, Harley

Scene 5 – Danny’s Place

Jenna, Liz, Dustin

Scene 6 – Church

Same Boat

Dustin, Joe, Stephanie, Ensemble

Scene 7 – School Cafegymatorium

The Auditions

Back to My Boots (Acoustic)

Jenna, Crystal, Harley, Liz, Dustin, Joe, Ensemble 

Scene 8 - Danny’s Place

One Man Band

Liz, Joe

Scene 9 - Outside Danny’s Place

Dustin, Stephanie 

Scene 10 - The Grove

We Were Us

Jenna, Dustin

Scene 11 - Coates’ Kitchen

Who I Am

Jenna, Kylie, Crystal, Harley

Scene 12 - The Grove

Back to My Boots 

One Big Country Song

Company

Cast

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Jenna Coates
Emma Wadsworth
Dawn Dietlein
Ru Ann
Jennilene Ness
Emily Runyan
Angie
Shannon Ricks
Britty Marie
Tammy
Kelsey Mariner Thompson
Andrea Aaron Chapman
Ruby / Bailey Stone
Whitney Larsen
Becky Jeanne Knowles
Liz
Elise Pearce
Libby Ferguson
Dustin
Jordan Strong
Nathan Bowser
Joe
Zac Freeman
Nathanael Abbott
Stan
Dale Hoopes
Derek Wayman
Wilbur
Doug Wadley
Will Baird
Mayor
Nathaniel Brown
Bryan Johnson
Stephanie
Whitney Glauser
Teaira Burge
Crystal Coates
Bailee Morris
Adrien Swenson
Harley Coates
Brock Harris
Andrew Oliverson
Kylie Coates
Savannah Carrasco
Kameryn Grose
Keyboard 1
Alex Marshall
Kelly DeHaan
Keyboard 2
Eric Noyes
Tanner DeHaan
Guitar 2
Memphis Hennesy
Memphis Hennesy
Guitar 2
Christopher Madsen
Bryan Hague
Bass
Bryan Hague
Davin Tayler
Fiddle
Aaron Ashton
Aaron Ashton
Drums
Todd Mitchell
Todd Mitchell
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Jenna Coates

Emma Wadsworth

Emma Wadsworth

MON · WED · FRI

@emma.wadsworth

Making her HCT debut! Emma is thrilled to join the company of May We All! Other favorite stage credits include: The Secret Garden (Lily) with BYU; Oliver! (Nancy) with HCTO; Cinderella (Gabrielle) with Sundance Summer Theatre, as well as performing with BYU’s Young Ambassadors for two years. Emma is a graduating senior in BYU’s Music Dance Theatre program. "I am Bonnie Lee's granddaughter, the spitting image of my father, and when the day is done, my mamma's still my biggest fan. That's about all I can ask for. Thank you HCT, for this wonderful opportunity

Dawn Dietlein

Dawn Dietlein

TUES · THURS · SAT

@waitingforjamesband

Returning to the Center Stage, Dawn was recently seen in our productions of Matilda The Musical (Miss Honey), Big Fish (The Witch), and The Wedding Singer (Holly). When not on stage, you can see Dawn jamming out with her family band. “A big shout out to my family for their constant love and support

Kylie Coates

Savannah Carrasco

Savannah Carrasco

MON · WED · FRI

@officialsavannahcarrasco

Making her HCT debut! Savannah comes to Hale Centre with a lavish resume including: Aldonza with the Jimmy Awards in 2022 at the Minskoff Theater in New York City; Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) with Regalo Theater Company; Mean Girls (Regina George); The Sound of Music (Liesl Von Trapp) with SCERA Outdoor Theater; Matilda The Musical (Mrs. Wormwood) with Skyridge Theater; as well as Into The Woods Jr. (The Witch) with Lehi Arts Council. “To the dreamers that the world calls fools, and who dream anyway.” 

Kameryn Grose

Kameryn Grose

TUES · THURS · SAT

Making her HCT debut! Kameryn is thrilled to play on the Centre Stage. Performing credits include: Footloose with Kensington Theatre, as well as Big Fish, Little Women, and Seussical The Musical with Mountain Ridge High School. She is currently attending the University of Utah in the Musical Theatre Program. “Big shoutout to Mom and Dad for their endless support.” 

Crystal Coates

Bailee Morris

Bailee Morris

MON · WED · FRI

@tayandbay

A familiar face to Hale Centre Theatre audiences, Bailee has graced both of our stages in such productions as School of Rock, Seussical The Musical, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz, and Tuck Everlasting. Other favorite credits include: Something Rotten (Bea) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre; Damn Yankees (Gloria) with Hale Center Theater Orem. Bailee studied in the MDT Program at BYU. She teaches contemporary voice at UVU, BYU, and out of her home and also owns and operates a freelance photography business. “Love to my snuggle family! Taylor, Zoe, Tilly, Lulu, and Brink - you are my world!” 

Adrien Swenson

Adrien Swenson

TUES · THURS · SAT

@adjeswenson

Adrien is pleased to be back on the HCT stage. Her most recent HCT credits include: Titanic The Musical (Kate McGowan), Always… Patsy Cline (Louise Seger) and A Tale of Two Cities (Madame Defarge). Other favorite credits include: Bright Star (Alice), Les Misérables (Fantine) with HCTO; AIDA (Amneris) with UFOMT; Finding Neverland (Miss Bassett) - National Tour; 9 to 5: The Musical (Judy), Disney’s Tarzan (Kala), and The Civil War (Sarah) - HCT; Sweeney Todd - The Noorda; Freaky Friday - Circa ‘21; Parade -The Rev; and Connie Lou in “The Forgotten Carols'' both on tour and in the new film. She has a Bachelors in Acting/Directing from SUU and works as a Vocal Coach at Rich Music Studios. “Love to Matt, always!” 

Harley Coates

Brock Harris

Brock Harris

MON · WED · FRI

@brockmeetsworld

Making his HCT debut! Some of Brock’s favorite stage credits include: Sister Act (Curtis Jackson) with HCTO; 42nd Street and White Christmas (Julian Marsh) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre; West Side Story with West Valley Arts; and Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf) with Sandy Arts Guild.

Andrew Oliverson

Andrew Oliverson

TUES · THURS · SAT

@andrew.oliverson

Back on the Centre Stage, Andrew was recently seen in our 2023 production of Newsies. Other favorite credits include: Sister Act with HCTO; Shrek The Musical with Regalo Theater Company; Mamma Mia with American Fork Community Theater; Peter and the Starcatcher at CenterPoint Legacy Theater; and 9 to 5 The Musical at Terrace Plaza Playhouse. When not on stage, Andrew works as a Senior Project Manager at Vinetegrate.

Liz

Elise Pearce

Elise Pearce

MON · WED · FRI

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Elise’s favorite credits include: See How They Run (Ida), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Wait Until Dark (Suzy), Brigadoon (Meg), and Oklahoma! (Laurie) with HCT; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) with Pioneer Theater Co; Hairspray (Penny Pingleton) with The Grand Theater; and Guys & Dolls (Miss Adelaide) with The Empress Theater. She graduated from WSU with a degree in Musical Theater. She would like to recognize her outstanding and supportive husband and three incredible kids.

Libby Ferguson

Libby Ferguson

TUES · THURS · SAT

Returning to the Hale Centre Theatre Stage, Libby was most recently seen in our production of The Light in the Piazza. Other favorite credits include: Once with Hale Center Theater Orem. She has a degree in Music Dance Theatre from BYU and works at her alma mater as a Contemporary Voice Adjunct Faculty Member. “Dudes, I love you.”

Dustin

Jordan Strong

Jordan Strong

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! Jordan is thrilled to join Hale Centre in this production of May We All. Performing credits include: Bright Star (Jimmy Ray Dobbs) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Judah) with HCTO; as well as performing with BYU’s Young Ambassadors (Southeast Asia/Nauvoo Tours) and Lex de Azevedo’s The Nativity (Featured Soloist). “I owe everything to my amazing family for being my greatest champions (Mom & Dad, A/P/B/D/K). All my love to my incredible wife and two beautiful daughters.” 

Nathan Bowser

Nathan Bowser

TUES · THURS · SAT

Making his HCT debut! Nathan is honored to play in this production of May We All. Some of his other favorite stage credits include: Once with HCTO and Godspell with UVU. Nathan is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre from Utah Valley University. Nathen teaches voice lessons at Utah Vocal Arts Academy and sells suits with Utah-based Jack Suits. “Be kind to yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” 

Joe

Zac Freeman

Zac Freeman

MON · WED · FRI

Prozactor

Returning to the Center Stage; some of Zac’s favorites stage credits include: Guys & Dolls (Big Jule), The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Henry), and The Pirate Queen (Sir Richard Bingham) with HCT; Something Rotten! (Nick Bottom), RENT (Roger), as well as appearing in a commercial for Living Planet Aquarium. “Zac would like to dedicate this show to his late Grandpa Paul Thompson, a real cowboy who taught him to ride a horse!

Nathanael Abbott

Nathanael Abbott

TUES · THURS · SAT

@nat_abb

Nathanael is pleased to be back on the HCT stage. His favorite credits include: Titanic The Musical, A Christmas Carol 2021, 2022, and 2023, Bright Star, and The Addams Family with Hale Centre Theatre. Nathanael regularly performs Frank Sinatra tribute concerts across the Salt Lake Valley since 2021. “I'm thrilled to get to play guitar on this stage! To my family, the production team, my vocal coach Jin-Xiang Yu, and my sweetheart Charlotte–I could never do this without you. Thank you for your constant encouragement and support!” 

Ru Ann

Jennilene Ness

Jennilene Ness

MON · WED · FRI

@jennilene.ness

Making her HCT debut! Jennilene is excited to play on the Hale Centre stage! Some of her favorite stage credits include: Sleepy Hollow with West Valley Arts; Oklahoma! with SCERA Shell; and Mamma Mia with Utah Valley Players. She is a Theatre Arts Major from Utah Valley University. “What doesn’t challenge you won’t change you.”

Emily Runyan

Emily Runyan

TUES · THURS · SAT

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Emily’s favorite credits include: Elf The Musical, Newsies, Singin’ in the Rain with HCT; Bright Star, Matilda The Musical, and Sister Act with HCTO. She attended BYU for a degree in Elementary Education. She works as a dance teacher/choreographer with Utah Dance Artists Hive Dance Company, Intensity Dance Team, Scera Center for the Arts, Utah COPA, and Ultimate Dance Experience. “Huge thank you to David Smith, Kelly DeHaan, and Adam Dyer for trusting me to be a part of such a fun show!”

Stephanie

Whitney Hatch

Whitney Glauser

MON · WED · FRI

@whithatch

Whitney was most recently seen on the HCT stage in last season’s production of Singin’ in the Rain as Kathy Selden. Her other credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious), Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sister Act, and Oklahoma! with HCT; The national tour of Spamalot; The Legend of El Diablo with Pickleville Playhouse; Singer at Univeris, Singer/Dancer with Holland America Line; and Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol with Pickleville Playhouse. Whitney graduated from BYU with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre. “Special thanks to her brand new husband for supporting her love of the stage”. 

Teaira Burge

Teaira Burge

TUES · THURS · SAT

Thrilled to be back on the Centre Stage! Teaira’s favorite stage credits include: Elf the Musical, Hans Christian Andersen in New York (Nancy Offenbach), The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with HCT; The Light in the Piazza and Cosi fan Tutte with Transgressive Theatre Opera; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with The Palace Theatre; Iolanthe with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company of Chicago; Candide, The Pirates of Penzance, Into The Woods, and Anything Goes with Music Theatre Works; Nine with Blank Theatre Company; The Flower of Hawaii and Johnny Johnson at Chicago Folks Operetta. 

Teaira earned her Bachelor of Music from Idaho State University and Master of Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. “I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this production to life at Hale Centre Theatre!”

Mayor

Nathaniel Brown

Nathaniel Brown

MON · WED · FRI

An accomplished performer; some of Nathaniel’s favorite stage credits include: School of Rock with Hale Centre Theatre; Bright Star In Concert with Eccles; The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp) with Timpanogos Theater; Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson) with Lehi Arts; A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit) with Draper Historic Theatre; Dracula vs. The Addams Family (Ghoulmez Addams) with Off-Broadway Theatre Company; and The Drowsy Chaperone (George) with SCERA. “Love like it’s your favorite habit!” 

Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson

TUES · THURS · SAT

Bryan is excited to be back on the Center Stage after previously playing in our recent productions of School of Rock, A Christmas Carol 2021, 2022, and 2023 and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other performing credits include: Sleepy Hollow (Balthus) with West Valley Arts; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Beast) with Timpanogos Arts; The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin) with SCERA and Lehi Arts; Pride and Prejudice (Charles Bingley) with Creekside Theatre Fest; and A Christmas Carol - A One Man Show with The Covey. Bryan graduated from BYU with a degree in mechanical engineering and works as a Software Developer at Ancestry for their DNA team. “Thank you to my awesome family and super supportive wife, Shay!” 

Angie

Shannon Ricks

Shannon Ricks

MON · WED · FRI

@shannonricks

Returning to the Centre Stage, Shannon was most recently seen in our 2022 production of School of Rock. She notes that her favorite role she’s played is Alice in Bright Star with Lehi Arts Center in 2023. Shannon holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and owns the therapy practice, Modern Eve. 

Brity Marie

Britty Marie

TUES · THURS · SAT

@very_bemusing

Britty is thrilled to be back at Hale Centre Theatre. Other favorite stage credits include: HCT - School of Rock; The Grand Theatre - Dead Certain, Curtains, Spamalot, and The Marvelous Wonderettes; Sandy City - The Addams Family; and CenterPoint Legacy Theatre- White Christmas. Britty graduated from UVU with a BS in Communications and put that to use as a Social Media Consultant and Content Creator. “This is the music of my childhood. It’s so wonderful to return home to more simple times with this beautiful cast and amazing audiences.” 

Stan

Dale Hoopes

Dale Hoopes

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@dalehoopes

Dale most recently graced the HCT stage in Elf The Musical, His credits include: HCT - Hello, Dolly! (Ambrose Kemper), Singin’ In The Rain (Cosmo Brown), Guys & Dolls (Harry the Horse) and Disney’s Mary Poppins; Brigham’s Playhouse in Southern Utah - Crazy for You (Bobby Child), Daddy Long Legs (Jervis Pendleton), She Loves Me (Georg Nowack), and Murder for Two (The Suspects). Dale holds an AFA in Musical Theatre and is proud to announce his recent graduation from the University of Utah with a BA in History. When not on stage, Dale enjoys working backstage as a member of our amazing technical crew. 

Derek Wayman

Derek Wayman

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Making his HCT debut! Derek is thrilled to play on the Hale Centre stage! Performing credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Judge Claude Frollo) and Midsummer’s Night Dream (Oberon), as well as several productions at Desert Star Theater. Derek holds a degree in Culinary Arts. “Don’t Panic.”

Tammy

Kelsey Mariner Thompson

Kelsey Mariner Thompson

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@kelseymthom

Kelsey comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Favorite credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marguerite St. Just), Les Misérables (Fantine), My Fair Lady (Eliza Dolittle U/S) with SCERA; A Chirtsmas Carol (Belle) with HCTO; The Addams Family (Grandma) with Lehi Arts Council; Nuncrackers (Reverend Mother) with PG Players as well as providing Direction and Musical Direction for several productions with SCERA, Timpanogos Youth Theatre, and Christian Youth Theatre - Houston. “For Jake, Kody, and Jack. I love you!” 

Andrea Chapman

Andrea Aaron Chapman

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@singinglibrarylady

Making her HCT debut! Andrea is honored to join the Hale Centre Family with this production of May We All! Other stage credits include: Sister Act with HCTO; Shrek The Musical with Regalo Theater Company; Mamma Mia with American Fork Community Theatre, as well as productions of The Spitfire Grill, Footloose, and AIDA. Andrea graduated from UVU with a degree in Early Childhood Education and works as an elementary librarian in the Alpine School District as well as a private vocal coach. 

Wilbur

Doug Wadley

Doug Wadley

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Returning to Hale Centre Theatre, Doug was most recently seen in our 2023 production of A Christmas Carol. Other performing credits include: Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom) and Big Fish (Will Bloom) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre and Into the Woods (Prince Swing) with West Valley Arts. Doug is currently studying at Utah Valley University. “So grateful for my wife, Heather, and the inspiration that she is!”

Will Baird

Will Baird

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From secretly listening to Taylor Swift as a kid, to blasting Dan + Shay on late-night car drives around Provo, to connecting with his father over a shared love of John Denver — it was about darn time this boy did some country singing. Some of Will’s favorite stage credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, Sister Act, and Spongebob The Musical. In his free time, you’ll find Will backpacking, going to Alaska, or writing his next musical. A special shoutout to Jordan Johnston, Will’s country hero, for all his coaching and inspiration! Love you, man!

Ruby

Whitney Larsen

Whitney Larsen

MON · WED · FRI

Making her HCT debut! Whitney is excited to rock out with this production of May We All. Other favorite stage credits include: Oliver! (Nancy) and the Regional Premier of Emma the Musical (Mrs. Weston) with HCTO, as well as performing with Brigham Young University Singers that included tours of South Western US and the United Kingdom. Whitney holds a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from BYU. “Overwhelming thanks to all who make my theatrical endeavors possible! Primarily my husband and children. Without their support, I could never be living my dream daily!” 

Becky Jeanne Knowles

Becky Jeanne Knowles

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@beckyjhunt

Making her HCT debut! Becky is an accomplished performer with several credits to her name. Favorites include: Nine (Saraghina) with Hart Theatre Co.; Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marguerite St. Just), Freaky Friday (Katherine) with Ziegfeld Theatre; Saturday’s Voyeur 2016 & 2017 and The True Story of The Three Little Pigs (Julie) with Salt Lake Acting Company as well as performing as Viking High Priestess with the Natural History Museum of Utah. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. 

Liz & Ruby External U/S

Brooke Holladay

Brooke Holladay

brooke.holladay.me

Brooke is honored to be playing again with Hale Centre Theatre after previously being seen in our productions of Elf The Musical, Titanic The Musical, Les Misérables, and Bright Star. Favorite stage credits include: Sister Act (Michelle) and Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne) at HCTO; Johnny Cash Tribute Concert and ABBA tribute Concert with Hale Centre Theatre Gilbert; Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), 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.” 

Ru Ann & Stephanie External U/S

Arielle Groves

Arielle Groves

@ari.elle.groves

Arielle is thrilled to return to Hale Centre Theatre! Some of her favorite credits include: Matilda The Musical and The Heart of Robin Hood (Plug) with HCT; Les Misérables with HCTO; Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly) with The Empress Theatre; and Charlie’s Aunt (Amy) with Off-Broadway Theater. When not on stage, Arielle is actively in film and commercials as well as teaching private voice and acting tutoring. She sends all her love and thanks to her wonderful husband for his unwavering support throughout this show.

Angie & Tammy External U/S

Tatem Trotter

Tatem Trotter

Tatem is thrilled to be back on the Centre Stage! She was seen in our recent production of Elf The Musical. Other favorite stage credits include: Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick) with HCTO; Joseph…Dreamcoat with Utah Shakespeare Festival; and White Christmas (Betty Haynes) with Iron Stage Theatrical. Tatem earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Southern Utah University and currently works as choreographer and assistant coach for Salem High School Theatre and owns her own vocal studio.

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Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall, M.M. Instrumental Conducting, B.M Piano Performance, has been the music director for the University of Utah since 2007. Alex is an active member of the professional musical community in Utah, he regularly performs with its premier institutions, including the Utah Symphony, Pioneer Theatre Company, Hale Centre Theatre, and many others. International performance credits include France, London, and Taiwan. Recording credits include David Park Plays Fritz Kreisler and Passion of the Soul with Centaur Records. Recent stage credits include: Hans Christian Andersen in New York and The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Hale Centre Theatre, and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and Cabaret with the University of Utah. Alex also gratefully serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Hale Centre Theatre. All my love to Jackie, Kimi, Henry, and Penny!

Kelly De Haan

Kelly DeHaan

See Bio under Music Director

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Eric Noyes

Eric Noyes

By day, Eric teaches choir at South Hills Middle School in Riverton, Utah, and serves as Associate Conductor of Utah Voices. He earned his Bachelor of Music from BYU and a Master of Music from Central Washington University. He was previously seen jamming out in our productions of School of Rock and Hans Christian Andersen in New York.

Tanner Dehaan

Tanner DeHaan

A familiar face to Hale Centre Audiences, Tanner is honored to lend his talents to this production. Favorite stage credits include: Hans Christian Andersen in New York, A Christmas Carol, Forever Plaid, Tuck Everlasting, Bright Star, Daddy Long Legs, Always…Patsy Cline, and School of Rock with HCT, Joseph…Dreamcoat with LIve At The Eccles, as well as A Christmas Story with PTC. Tanner earned his degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Utah and serves as the Choir Director at West Jordan Middle School as well as the Principal Accompanist for Utah Voices. 

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Memphis Hennesy

Memphis Hennesy

Single Cast

@memphishennesy

Memphis is thrilled to be a part of the band for May We all. Previous credits with Hale Centre Theatre include School of Rock and One for the Pot as well as The Beatles Tribute at Hale Centre Theatre - Arizona and ABBA Tribute and The Eagles Tribute concerts. When not on stage, he can be found touring with the band Candlebox as the Stage Manager and Utility Musician. “Good Times Good Times”. 

Adrien Baldwin

Adrian Baldwin

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@guitourist

Returning to the Centre Stage! Adrian was last seen rocking out in our production of School of Rock. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors in Jazz Composition. When not jamming out, Adrian works as a Software Developer with BambooHR. “Lean into the things that scare you most”. 

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Christopher Madsen

Chris Madsen

Making his HCT debut! Chris comes to Hale Centre Theatre with a wide berth of musical talent, with experience in multiple instruments including guitar, piano, and the organ. He earned his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University and is the Director of Compliance at TruHearing, Inc.

Bryan Hague

Bryan Hague

See bio under Instrumental Director

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Bryan Hague

Bryan Hague

See bio under Instrumental Director

Davin Tayler

Davin Tayler

Davin is excited to be performing with the talented cast of May We All. Other favorite stage credits include: Always..Patsy Cline and School of Rock with Hale Centre Theatre; Fun Home with Salt Lake Acting Company; and Dead Certain and The Rocky Horror Picture Show with The Grand Theatre. Davin holds a BS in Accounting and a Master's of Professional Accounting from The University of Utah.

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Aaron Ashton

Aaron Ashton

Single Cast

Aaron is honored to return to the HCT stage! He most recently played in our productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Light in the Piazza, Treasure Island, and Always…Patsy Cline. He holds a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and performs/records with Disney, Pixar, Warner-Chappell Production Music, and the Aaron Ashton Band. 

Julie Beistline

Julie Beistline

U/S

@julieb.violin

Julie is honored to play along with this production of May We All! Favorite Musical Theatre credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, Treasure Island and The Light in the Piazza with Hale Centre Theatre and Elf The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof with Pioneer Theatre Company as well as serving as Concertmaster for ‘Into the Spiderverse: Live in Concert’ US Tour. Julie earned her BA from Brigham Young University and MM from Cleveland Institute of Music. “Create and Inspire”

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Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell

Single Cast

Todd is thrilled to be stepping on to the HCT stage. He was last seen in our production of Hans Christian Andersen as well as our 2020 production of Million Dollar Quartet as Fluke - a role he also played at HCTO in 2019. He has shared the stage with such notable acts as Tanya Tucker, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, Dickey Betts of Allman Brothers, and Nashville Guitar Great Johnny Hiland. Todd holds a BA in Communications from the University of Utah and works in the administration department of UTA.  

Douglas Merrill

Doug Merrill

U/S

Making his HCT debut! Doug is thrilled to join the Hale Centre family with this production of May We All! When not on our stage, Doug can be seen playing with the band Satin Steel at local nightclubs such as Good Spirits, Redemption, Scorez, Barbary Coast, Stockman’s, and The Outlaw Saloon. “Music should be more than just a sound, it should be emotionally moving and visually entertaining”. 

Production Team Biographies

Director

David Paul Smith has directed for Hale Centre Theatre, Hale Center Theater Orem, SCERA, American Fork Youth Theater, as well as other youth theater programs around Utah Valley. Some of his most recent directing credits include Newsies, Disney’s Descendants, School of Rock, Mary Poppins, My Son Pinocchio, Sister Act, Guys & Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, AIDA, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Seussical The Musical, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He most recently appeared on stage as Buddy the Elf in Elf The Musical, Don Lockwood in Singin' in the Rain, Jervis Pendleton in Daddy Long Legs, and as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet with HCT. 

He also performs with American Performing Arts International at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He currently works for the Hale Centre Theatre as Director of Education and Associate Resident Director. He also composes original musicals for children, some of which include The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Three Little Pigs, The Untold Story of the Tortoise and the Hare, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Peter Pan’s Great Adventure, Alice in Wonderland, Little Red, The Velveteen Rabbit, A Christmas Carol (HCTO), and a new full-length musical called Blink. He also writes the original productions performed by HCT’s Story Weavers. 

Choreographer

Every door that has been opened in Adam’s career has been the result of heavenly help magnifying effort and enthusiasm. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance at BYU, teaching coursework in Contemporary Technique, Dance and Spiritual Conditioning, Career Trajectory, Aerial Dance, and Partnering. You may have seen Adam’s choreography in recent performances on our stage in our 2023 production of Newsies or with BYU performing groups Kinect, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Young Ambassadors, or mainstage productions such as Fiddler on the Roof & Godspell

Adam was fortunate to be involved in the creation of the original 1820 The Musical and also choreographed Footloose & Cinderella for Sundance Summer Theatre. His absolute favorite part of these experiences has been the people he’s been able to create with, students, staff, and fellow faculty alike! Before joining the faculty at BYU, career highlights included the opportunity to create and direct a groundbreaking aquatic theater show for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines titled HiRO and perform on Broadway and in large-scale water-based cirque shows as an acrobat, aerialist, and dancer. 

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 Newsies, Hello, Dolly!, Titanic The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, 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.   

Production Stage Manager

Jess Edling 2020

Jess Edling

Jess is thrilled to be at the helm of Fiddler on the Roof. Her twenty-plus-year career includes a wide variety of productions, from intimate one-man dramas with provocative and social impact to large-scale spectacles. Large musicals and Shakespeare are her favorite genres to stage manage, but right now, she really enjoys working on a diverse range of projects throughout the year thanks to the opportunities provided by working as a Production Stage Manager at Hale Centre Theatre. 

Recent HCT credits include: Around the World in 80 Days, Hans Christian Andersen in New York, Titanic The Musical, Treasure Island, Singin’ in the Rain, The Play That Goes Wrong, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Lucky Stiff, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical and Phantom. As a swing, she has supported her fellow HCT stage managers on works such as Elf: The Musical, Les Misérables, Daddy Long Legs, Steel Magnolias, and Matilda The Musical. Some of her favorite non-HCT credits cover a variety of theaters from California and Utah, primarily Silent Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Tintypes: A Musical Revue, The Gog/Magog Project, Neil Simon’s Eugene trilogy, and the world premiere of Edison & Tesla: An Original Musical. Jess is also a mom to 3-year-old Beau and wife to Brent, her husband of 16 years. None of this would be possible without their unwavering support and encouragement to continue chasing her dreams.

Scenic Design

Kacey Udy 2020

Kacey Udy

May We All holds a special meaning for Kacey as it mirrors the kindness and warmth he experienced from his community while growing up in a small town in Northern Utah. In his 20-year tenure at Hale Centre Theatre, Kacey has designed and worked on over 150 productions. He has always enjoyed creating new worlds on the stages he helped envision and construct. Kacey would like to thank his wonderful family for their love and unwavering support; they have always been his biggest supporters. As Dolly Parton once said, “I hope life treats you kind. And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of. And I wish you joy and happiness. But above all this, I wish you love.”

Mauri Anne Smith

Mauri Anne Smith

Mauri is delighted to be designing for Hale Centre Theatre! After graduating from the theatre department at Utah State University, Mauri moved to California to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Technology with an emphasis in Scenic Design. While in California, Mauri taught and designed for several Universities, Community Colleges, and even a private Charter High School that specializes in the arts. She was also a member of The Wayward Artist, a small local theatre company. Some of her show credits from her time in California include: Jane Eyre, In the Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, Ordinary Days, 9-5, As You Like It, Bye Bye Birdie, Children of Eden, and Oliver Twist.

Being back in the lovely state of Utah feels like completing a full circle. Mauri started in the paint department at the Hale Centre Theatre and currently works as a Scenic Designer for the Education Program and as the Scenic Draftsperson for all mainstage productions. Most recently she has designed The Sound of Music Youth Edition and Mary Poppins Jr. She enjoys collaborating on all of the challenging projects here at Hale!

Costume Design

Joy Zhu 2018

Joy Zhu

Previous HCT Costume Design credits include: Around the World in 80 Days, Hello, Dolly, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, 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

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: Clue On Stage, Elf The Musical, Around the World in 80 Days, Newsies, Hello, Dolly!, Titanic The Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, 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.

Sound Design

Michelle Ohumukini 2022

Michelle Ohumukini

Michelle has always loved telling stories. Being Native 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 multiple states. Michelle loves theater and being able to use sound to help tell the story. She currently serves as one of the Sound Commissioners 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!”

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 107th with our production of Elf The Musical, 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 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

Candice Cronin 2020

Candice Cronin

@candicecroninmakeup

Some of Candice’s favorite hair and makeup designs for HCT include: Steel Magnolias, Always...Patsy Cline, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Around the World in 80 Days, and Clue On Stage. 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!”

Video/Projection Design

Madeline Ashton

Maddy Ashton

@madelinemakesart

As Projections Designer, Madeline’s work was recently seen in productions of Light in the Piazza, Silent Sky, Hans Christian Andersen in New York, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Daddy Long Legs, and more at HCT. She has also been able to design Scenery for HCT for Fiddler on the Roof, Silent Sky, Daddy Long Legs, Murder on the Orient Express, Oklahoma! (Sundance); Fire! and Singing to the Brine Shrimp (Plan B Theatre). Madeline earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Utah Valley University. 

Automation Design

Nick Herring

Nick Herring

Nick serves as Hale Centre Theatre’s Head of Automation and resident Automation Designer and Programmer. Recent HCT credits include: Guys & Dolls, The Secret Garden, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Carol, Treasure Island, School of Rock, Singin’ in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Disney The Little Mermaid, Titanic The Musical, Hello, Dolly!, Newsies, Around the World in 80 Days, Elf The Musical, and Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to HCT, Nick worked for Disney Live Entertainment as a Senior Show Control Designer, designing & programming complex show control & automation systems for significant attractions such as Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and large-scale spectaculars such as Frozen, Live at the Hyperion, Fantasmic!, various castle Firework shows, and most recently, Luminous: The Symphony of Us at Epcot. 

Instrumental Director

Bryan Hague

Most recently, Bryan was seen playing guitar for our productions of Always...Patsy Cline, Daddy Long Legs, Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, and Tuck Everlasting. Previous credits for Bryan include: Dewey Finn (School of Rock), Pharaoh (Joseph...Dreamcoat), Ben Whitledge (No Time for Sergeants), Robbie Hart (The Wedding Singer), and Rapunzel’s Prince (Into The Woods)—all on the HCT Stage; Witchapalooza at The Gathering Place and Jimmy Harper in Reefer Madness at the Egyptian Theatre. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from UVU and is a music producer, arranger, and composer. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

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