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Show Information

Book By 

Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux

Original Concept and Direction By

Floyd Mutrux 

Inspired By

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins 

Originally Developed and Produced By 

Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions and Northern Lights, Inc. at the Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls, Artistic Director – Roche Shulfer, Executive Director and transferred to The Apollo Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2008

Produced By 

The Village Theatre, Issaquah, Washington, Robb Hunt, Produer – Steve Tompkins, Artistic Director, 2007 and Seaside Music Theater, Daytona  Beach, FL, Tippin Davidson, Producer – Lester Malizia, Artistic Director, 2006

Directed and Music Directed by

Rob Moffat

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York,NY 10036.  www.theatricalrights.com

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

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Production Team

Producer: Sally Dietlein

Co-Producer: Adam Dietlein 

Director & Music Director: Rob Moffat 

Production Stage Manager: Chantel Ficklin

Stage Manager: Susan Kupferer 

Assistant Stage Manager: Skip Mulcock, Alex Bowden

Set Design: Jenn Stapley Taylor 

Lighting Design: Jaron Hermansen 

Projection Design: Bobby Gibson

Sound Design: Dan Morgan 

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen 

Production Artist: Madeline Ashton 

Original Costume Design: Tracy Graham

Additional Costume Design: Peggy Willis 

Hair & Make-up Design: Trisha Ison 

Sound Engineers: Michelle Ohumukini, Dan Morgan  

Lightboard: Emma Belnap, Colin Skip Wilson

Audio 2: Griffin McMullin

Stage Technicians: Sam Sims, Ben Dickson, Dale Hoopes, Ryland Despain

Dressers: Laney Marsella, Sarah Hanson, Johanna Johnson, Camie Jones 

Hair and Make-up: Marnee Porter, Sarah Bult, Megan Fisher, Jayada Hodges, Courteney Shipley

Followspots: Robin Safeer, Becky Perkins, Joanne Phillips, Devon Barney, Kirk Wilson, Katia Reyes, Taite Morgan, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Gunson-McComb, Duane Woodruff, Aaron Gubler, Joe Bowen, Patrick Egbert, Noah Sheen, Nathan Andersen, Alexis Sanders, Keslie Ta’afuap, Olivia Brough

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Director's Notes

20 years ago, I found myself in the meditation gardens at Elvis’ Graceland. It was a very strange experience touring the house, the grounds, the barn, seeing the eternal flame, the gravestone. Elvis was, for me, a discussion of history, an icon, but of what specifically, I didn’t have a full appreciation. 

 

I have spent the last 20 years teaching music to so many different artists. They are as unique as they are varied. Each of them has a story: a history that influences their melodic choices, their trills, their vibrato, their very ‘voice’. But along the way that story can get lost to the pages of history. We forget that when the behemoth RCA Records took Elvis away from Sun Records, Elvis lost one of the most devoted cheerleaders of his career. Few can doubt the effect it had on his life, but to what extent will never be fully clear. That is how it is with each of us: we sometimes forget the minute details that have lasting effects on who we become as people and artists. 

 

Million Dollar Quartet is a reminder of those moments. For Sam Perkins, there are numerous moments that may have influenced his career in various ways. For these four seemingly unrelated musicians, there is at least one particular evening when they were in the same room at the same time influencing each other toward history. They had a jam session. The details of how they got in that room may not be known, but we know they were all there, doing what artists do best: sharing. Each of these four artists had a lasting effect on songwriting, the music industry, and the greater society as a whole. Their music has lasted generations. Million Dollar Quartet is about the legacy of the music and the moments that created that legacy.

— Rob Moffat, Director

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Song Credits

On December 4, 1956 Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley played together for the first and only time, and became the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Song

“Blue Suede Shoes”

(Music by Carl L. Perkins; Lyrics by Carl L. Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co., o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc. 

Song

“Real Wild Child”

(Music by John O'Keefe, John Greenan and Dave Owens; Lyrics by John O'Keefe, John Greenan and Dave Owens) (MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co.

Song

"Matchbox"

(Music by Carl L. Perkins; Lyrics by Carl L. Perkins) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Wren Music Co. o/b/o Carl Perkins Music Inc.

Song

“Who Do You Love?”

(Music by Ellas McDaniel; Lyrics by Ellas McDaniel) © ARC Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Folsom Prison Blues” 

(Music by John R. Cash; Lyrics by John R. Cash) Published by House of Cash, Inc. Administered by Bug Music Inc All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Fever”

(Music by Eddie Cooley and Johnny Davenport; Lyrics by Eddie Cooley and Johnny Davenport) © Carlin America Music/Windswept Pacific Music Publishing. Published by Fort Knox Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Memories Are Made of This”

(Music by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller; Lyrics by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr and Frank Miller) © EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“That's All Right”

(Music by Arthur Crudup; Lyrics by Arthur Crudup) © 1947 (renewed). Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) and Crudup Music (BMI). All rights administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Brown Eyed Handsome Man”

(Music by Chuck Berry; Lyrics by Chuck Berry) © Arc Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Down by the Riverside”

(Traditional; arranged by Chuck Mead), © Zoilink Music. All rights administered by Coburn Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission

Song

“Sixteen Tons”

(Music by Merle Travis; Lyrics by Merle Travis) © Merle’s Girls Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“My Babe”

(Music by Willie Dixon; Lyrics by Willie Dixon) © Bug Music, Inc. o/b/o Hoochie Coochie Music (BMI). All right reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Long Tall Sally”

(Music by Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson and Richard Penniman; Lyrics by Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson and Richard Penniman) © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Peace in the Valley”

(Music by Thomas A. Dorsey; Lyrics by Thomas A. Dorsey) © (renewed) 1939 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“I Walk the Line”

(Music by John R. Cash; Lyrics by John R. Cash) Published by House of Cash, Inc. Administered by Bug Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“I Hear You Knocking” 

(Music by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King; Lyrics by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King) © EMI Unart Catalog Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Party” 

(Music by Jessie Mae Robinson; Lyrics by Jessie Mae Robinson) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Great Balls of Fire” 

(Music by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer; Lyrics by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer) © 1957 (renewed), Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI), Mijac Music (BMI), Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) and Mystical Light Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved on behalf of itself and Mijac Music, administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All rights reserved on behalf of itself and Mystical Light Music, administered by Chappell & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Down by the Riverside (Reprise)” 

Song

“Hound Dog” 

(Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC. Copyright 1953 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Ghost Riders” 

(Music by Stan Jones; Lyrics by Stan Jones) © MPL Music Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission Edwin H. Morris & Company.

Song

“See You Later Alligator” 

(Music by Robert Guidry; Lyrics by Robert Guidry) © Arc Music Corp. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Song

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” 

(Music by Curly Williams; Lyrics by Curly Williams) © 1997 N’Mani Entertainment Co. (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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Cast in Order of Appearance

Single Cast
Cover/Understudy
Brother Jay
Isaac Eriksen
Kayleigh Dahl
Fluke
Todd Mitchell
Andrew Glasmacher
Jerry Lee Lewis
David Paul Smith
Alex Marshall
Sam Phillips
Bryan Dayley
Blake Barlow
Carl Perkins
Bryan Matthew Hague
Spencer J. Hohl
Johnny Cash
Benjamin D. Hale
Michael D. Potter
Dyanne
Brigitta Teuscher
Megan Heaps
Elvis Presley
Michael D. Potter
Nathan Kremin
Cowboy Jack Clement
Griffin McMullin
Michelle Ohumukini
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Cast Biographies

Brother Jay

Isaac Ericksen

Isaac Ericksen

Single Cast

Making his HCT debut! An accomplished musician, Isaac comes to Hale Centre with an extensive resume. He has performed with a variety of artists such as Tas Cru, Tony Holiday, and Dick Earl’s Electric Witness, as well as playing bass with acts locally in Utah and across the United States since the age of 14.

Theatre credits include: Million Dollar Quartet at HCTO; and Matilda The Musical, The Sound of Music, and two productions of Fairytale Christmas at Tuacahn Amphitheater. Isaac is currently a Junior at Dixie State University studying Bass Performance. 

Kayleigh Dahl

Kayleigh Dahl

Cover to Mr. Ericksen

Kayleigh is a freelance bassist in Northern Utah, with a robust cello and bass teaching studio. She is faculty at the Utah Conservatory, adjunct faculty at BYU, and an active community member supporting Utah Youth and coaching school orchestras across the Wasatch.

 Kayleigh is a capable session bassist, proficient in many styles of bass performance, and thoroughly enjoys the work she does as a musician and mentor. She has enjoyed working with the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, and Westminster College Theater departments in various shows over the last 10 years.  “Old string, old finger, old bow.”

Fluke

Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell

Single Cast

Making his HCT debut! Todd is thrilled to be stepping into the role of Fluke after playing the part at Hale Center Theatre Orem 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 Brother, 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.

Andrew Glasmacher

Andrew Glasmacher

Cover to Mr. Mitchell

Returning to the Centre Stage, Andrew is thrilled to be back after playing drums in our production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical earlier this season. He studied at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts and graduated with his Bachelors in Sound Arts. He works as Chief Engineer/Partner at Puzzle Kitchen - Audio Post Production Services. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”. 

Jerry Lee Lewis

David Paul Smith

David Paul Smith

Single Cast

A familiar face to Utah theatre audiences, David is thrilled to be returning to the Hale Centre stage. Previous credits include: Clopin Trouillefou (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Bert (Mary Poppins), Caractacus Potts (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Georg Nowack (She Loves Me) with HCT; 

Million Dollar Quartet, Daddy Long Legs, Peter and the Starcatcher, Into the Woods, and Thoroughly Modern Millie with HCTO; Noises Off, Pride & Prejudice, and Oklahoma! with SCERA; and Forever Plaid at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland with American Performing Arts International. David has a Bachelor’s of Music, with an emphasis in Media Music Studies from BYU, and is also a previous member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He works as the Director of Education, Financial Assistant, and Director of Human Resources for Hale Centre Theatre Orem. “Here is where the soul of a man never dies.” 

Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall

Cover to Mr. Smith

Alex is a versatile scholar having completed several degrees from the University of Utah – a B.M. in Piano Performance and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering as well as  a M.M. in Instrumental Conducting.  Alex can be found throughout Salt Lake as an active member of the professional musical community performing in classical, rock, jazz, and musical theatre styles, playing with the premier musical groups and institutions of Salt Lake City including the University of Utah and the Utah Symphony. 

Stage credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical at Hale Centre Theatre; Hello, Dolly! At Kingsbury Hall; American Idiot at Hayes Christensen Theatre; and The Last Five Years at The Grand Theatre. “Thanks and love to Jackie, Kimi, Henry, and Penny!” 

Sam Phillips

Bryan Dayley

Bryan Dayley

Single Cast

Bryan is no stranger to the HCT Stage. Previous credits include Les Kendall (Strictly Ballroom The Musical),   Policeman (Wait Until Dark), Eric Swan (Cash on Delivery!), Willum Cubbert (The Nerd), Joey (Sister Act), Millet/Daisy

(Is He Dead?), Charlie Baker (The Foreigner), Bob/Dave (Beau Jest), and Captain Robert Falcon Scott (Peter and the Starcatcher). Other credits include: HCTO-Sense and Sensibility and Million Dollar Quartet; Desert Star Playhouse-playwright for Star Wards, Hungry Games, and Freezin’. Bryan would especially like to thank his friends and family for their support in his creative endeavours. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.'' 

Blake Barlow

Blake Barlow

Cover to Mr. Dayley

Blake was last seen as Doug Hastings in our production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical and Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet at Hale Center Theater Orem. He has acted in theaters from California to New York, such as: Kate Crackernuts, Flea Theater, Off-Broadway, American in Paris (Mr. Baurel), The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay), Fat Pig, (Tom), and Rhinoceros (Berenger) Blake got his BFA in Acting from the U of U Actor Training Program. All my love to Jenny, Dash, and Hudson.

Carl Perkins

Bryan Hague

Bryan Matthew Hague

Single Cast

Most recently, Bryan was seen playing guitar for our productions of Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical and Tuck Everlasting. Previous credits for Bryan include: 

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.”

Spencer Hohl

Spencer J. Hohl

Cover to Mr. Hague

As an accomplished musician, Spencer is a perfect fit for this production of Million Dollar Quartet. HCT Credits include: on the stage - The Heart of Robin Hood, and Joseph...Dreamcoat in 2016, and multiple years of A Christmas Carol; Fight Choreographer credits include Phantom and Newsies. Spencer has also provided the fight choreography for Hamlet, Treasure Island, and Robin Hood at Utah Children’s Theatre and The Scarlet Pimpernel at Hopebox Theatre. Spencer is proudly certified with the Society of American Fight Directors. “Perfect. Do it again.”

Johnny Cash

Benjamin D Hale

Benjamin D. Hale

Single Cast

Ben is thrilled to be portraying the ‘Man In Black’ once again. Credits include Phantom of the Opera, (Raoul u/s and Swing) at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Million Dollar Quartet (Johnny Cash) at Harrahs in Las Vegas, Houston TX, 

Hale Center Theater Orem; Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash) Syracuse Stage and Riverside Theater; Part of the Plan (Earl/Priest) at Nashville TPAC; and The Slipper and the Rose (Prince) Hale Centre Theatre West Valley. Additionally, American Country Music Awards (backing vocalist for Kristin Chenoweth) and sang the National Anthem on live TV for NASCAR. Ben graduated from the Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN in Recording Engineering. 

Michael Potter

Understudy to Mr. Hale

Elvis Presley

Michael Potter

Michael D. Potter

Single Cast

Michael Potter is a classically trained singer who earned a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from BYU-Hawaii. His love for the raw sounds of early rock and roll and country oldies began at a young age. 

Along with his classical recital he has given a number of folk-styled concerts featuring original music as well as a tribute concert to Johnny Cash. He toured with BYU-Hawaii’s concert choir to New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. He played the role of Judas Iscariot in Rob Gardner’s popular oratorio The Lamb of God with Witness Music. He’s excited to be returning to the role of Elvis Presley which he first performed last year at Hale Center Theater Orem. Since then, he has toured with a band out of Nashville performing the concert series Presley Perkins Lewis and Cash in venues along the east coast as well as Chicago and Canada. He loves this rough and rowdy music and is so pumped to be rockin’ all for you!

Understudy to Mr. Potter – Nathan Kremin

Nathan Kremin

Nathan Kremin

Understudy

A familiar face to HCT audiences. Previous credits include: The Addams Family (Lucas Beineke), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Armand St. Just), Bright Star, Matilda, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 

Other favorite credits include Juanito Bandito (Grimm) at Pickleville Playhouse. “Thank you to my beautiful wife, Becca. You are my everything. “Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” -Rainer Maria Rilke @n_kremin

Dyanne

Brigitta Teuscher

Brigitta Teuscher

Single Cast

Making her HCT debut! Brigitta is excited to be performing with Million Dollar Quartet on the Hale Centre Stage. Brigitta is an accomplished jazz singer, performing with BYU Synthesis with experience touring across the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. 

She also studied theatre abroad in London. Brigitta works professionally as a vocalist in recording studios as well as live performances across Utah County and teaches private voice lessons. She will be graduating from BYU with a BM in Commercial Music. “Thank you to my family, friends, and teachers for encouraging, lifting, and strengthening me. Your support is the greatest gift I could ever ask for.” 

Megan Heaps

Megan Heaps

Cover to Ms. Teuscher

Megan is honored to be joining the cast of Million Dollar Quartet. Recently, she was seen in our production of Bright Star in the role of Alice Murphy. Notable performing credits include Donna in Mamma Mia (Lyric Rep) as well performing with Holland America Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. 

Megan holds a BS in Psychology from BYU and currently works as a Producer on the Video Team at Malouf. “To my family, friends, cast, crew, and directing team, I love you dearly. Mom & Nate: this one's for you. Thank you for always believing in and supporting my performing career! God is Good!” 

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Production Team Biographies

Director/Music Director

Rob Moffat

Rob Moffat

Rob is thrilled to be back at Hale Centre Theatre after playing the D'ysquiths in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and providing musical direction for last season’s Matilda and The Addams Family. He graduated with a degree in music dance theater from BYU and has performed and taught regionally in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. 

He received an MFA in directing from the University of Idaho. He returned to Utah to teach musical theater at UVU in 2012 where he directed Cabaret, Anything Goes, 9 to 5, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other recent credits include: The Pirate Queen, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha, Peter Pan, and Letters to Myself. He was recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Outstanding Achievement in music direction for his work on Next to Normal at UVU. “Love to Courtney and Sabrina.”

Production Stage Manager

Chantel Ficklin

Chantel Ficklin

Along with Mary Poppins, Chantel has Stage Managed 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.” 

Scenic Design

Jenn Taylor

Jenn Stapley Taylor

Jenn’s work was most recently seen as the Scenic Designer for The Addams Family, Freaky Friday, and Steel Magnolias. Recent costume design credits for HCT: The Wizard of Oz and Aida. Other Scenic Designs for HCT include The Nerd, A Bundle of Trouble, Big River, Beau Jest, Over the River and Through the Woods, Is He Dead?, The Foreigner, The 39 Steps, and The Game’s Afoot. 

Jenn has also done scenic design for Utah State Theater’s Lincoln Center’s KCACT award-winning design for Sweeney Todd, Mad Woman of Chailott, and lighting designer for Love’s Labour’s Lost, Utah Lyric’s The Foreigner, Sandy City’s Hairspray, and Park City’s Jesus Christ Superstar, My Fair Lady, Trailer Park, and many more. Jenn has a BFA from the U of U in Theatre Design and an MFA from Utah State in Scenic Design. Jenn has been with HCT for ‘nigh on 21 years.’ “A special thanks to my family, who help me every day to continue my passion in theatre design. A special thanks to Isaac, who thinks I’m the best designer in the world...you’re sweet."

Sound Design

Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan

Dan loves the challenge of theatrical sound and is very excited for the opportunity to work in such a marvelous place. Some of his favorite sound designs have been The Three Musketeers, The Wedding Singer, and A Tale of Two Cities. He feels blessed to have worked on a variety of other projects, which include The Savior of the World, The Nauvoo Pageant, A Brand New Year and various concerts and television programs for the LDS Church.

In addition, Dan has also worked as a sound designer/engineer for several local theaters and professional groups over the last 16 years, including large corporate events, TV broadcasts, and national/ international tours. “Thanks to my own pack of Morgans for all their love and support!”

Lighting Design

Jaron Hermansen

Jaron 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

He has also designed for 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 (Eccles Sundance 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, 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 Intermountain Desert Region Board of Directors 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.

Production Artist

Madeline Ashton

Madeline Ashton

As an accomplished artist, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of Seussical, Matilda and Cinderella. Other scenic design credits include credits include Oklahoma! (Sundance), Distance of the Moon (Sackerson), Let The Right One In and Angels in America (An Other Theatre). Madeline earned Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Utah Valley University.

Projection Design

Bobby Gibson

Bobby Gibson

Previous HCT credits include Projection Designer for Seussical, The Addams Family, Cinderella, Freaky Friday, Matilda and video content for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Bobby studied video production at Utah Valley University. He owns and operates In Blue Productions, where he specializes in aerial video, time-lapse and motion graphics. 

He is a huge theatre nerd and co-hosts the “We Are Here, Broadway” YouTube channel about all things theatre. “Don’t be in such a rush to have everything figured out. Embrace the unknown and let life surprise you.”

Properties Design

Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Michelle is extremely passionate about details, research, beautiful and interesting “things,” anything to do with flowers, and opening packages. She recently designed her 63rd show with Cinderella; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Miserables, Tarzan, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, Aida, and She Loves Me

She retired from teaching first grade after 32 years. Michelle is thrilled to be part of the HCT production team and is grateful for the encouragement and support of her 3 beautiful daughters, two charming sons- in-law, and her amazing husband, Steve.

Costume Design

Peggy Willis

Peggy Willis

Peggy has designed & sewn for HCT since 2005. She lists as some of her favorite designs as Heart of Robin Hood, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big Fish, Tarzan, Les Miserables, The Civil War, The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island, Aida (2006), Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Matilda. 

Peggy enjoys the design process but also loves stepping back to be a “sewing/crafting gremlin” in the costume shop. Peggy holds a BFA in Costume Design for Theatre from USU and currently works full-time in HCT’s Costume Shop. “Love and thanks to my family for their enthusiasm and support when my theatre world engulfs the real one!”

Hair & Make-up Design

Trisha Ison

Trisha Ison

Some of Trisha’s favorite designs for HCT: Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Matilda, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Big Fish, Is He Dead?, Les Miserables, Brigadoon, The 39 Steps, Zorro the Musical, A Tale of Two Cities and Hello, Dolly!

Trisha holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the U of U and has worked at Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Utah Opera, Ballet West, Utah Festival Opera, as well as touring productions of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, and Rat Pack Live at the Sands. Trisha is a proud member of IATSE local 99. “Thank you to the best wig crew in the business, you guys make it all happen! Love and thanks to Krissa and Candice for keeping this team afloat!"

Authors Biographies

Colin Escott

Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story...

Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. His book Hank Williams – The Biography has been adapted into the movie I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. His multi-CD box set, The Complete Hank Williams, won a Grammy, and another of his productions, B.B. King – King of the Blues, was nominated for a Grammy.

Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony nominations, including Best Book and Best Musical. Escott was part of the writing/producing team adapting the show for CMT/Viacom. The first season aired in 2016

Floyd Mutrux

Floyd Mutrux apprenticed at the Alley Theatre in Houston and worked at Second City in Chicago; he attended Columbia University. He has conceived, written, directed, or produced 50 films, including Dusty and Sweets McGee...

Floyd Mutrux apprenticed at the Alley Theatre in Houston and worked at Second City in Chicago; he attended Columbia University. He has conceived, written, directed, or produced 50 films, including Dusty and Sweets McGeeFreebie and the BeanAloha, Bobby and RoseThe Hollywood KnightsAmerican Hot WaxDick TracyAmerican MeBlood In, Blood OutThere Goes My Baby; and Mulholland Falls. With his wife Birgitte, he is preparing a new film Moon Over Memphis (a rock-and-roll Field of Dreams.) He also co-wrote the musical Baby It’s You! With Colin Escott and helped adapt Sun Records, the new television series based on Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar Quartet received three Tony Award nominations in 2010, including best book and best musical.

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