To the generous sponsors of School of Rock the Musical
Hale Centre Theatre's production of
Based on the Paramount movie by
New Music by
Andrew Lloyd Webber
David Paul Smith
SCHOOL OF ROCK is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group. www.concordtheatricals.com
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“You’re in the Band”
By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater, Jon Lord, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Lou Reed, Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin
“In the End of Time”
By Jack Black and Warren Fitzgerald
Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing Ltd.
“Queen of the Night”
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Math is a Wonderful Thing”
By Mike White & Jack Black
Published by Time for My Breakfast & Sony / ATV Harmony UK.
“Edge of Seventeen”
By Stevie Nicks
Published by Welsh Witch Music / Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
By Andrew Lloyd Webber
Published by The Really Useful Group Ltd.
“School of Rock”
By Mike White & Samuel Buonagurio
Published by Spirit Music Publishing Ltd. & Sony / ATV Harmony UK.
Producer: Sally Dietlein
Director/Choreographer: David Paul Smith
Music Director: Kelly DeHaan
Instrumental Director: Bryan Matthew Hague
Production Stage Manager: Chantel Ficklin
Scenic Design: Kacey Udy
Costume Design: Peggy Willis
Sound Design: Michelle Ohumukini
Properties Design: Michelle Jensen
Hair & Make-up Design: Trisha Ison
Lighting Design/Video/Projection Design: Jaron Kent Hermansen
Stage Technicians: Allen Mak, Anton Moss, Josh Sheen, Sydnie Evans, Noah Sheen, Gabriel Lopez, Trivett, Logan Williams
Followspot Operators: Savannah Harman, JoAnne Phillips, Steven Nordfors, Andrew Price, Devon Barney, Will Watkins, Jeff Parkes, Olly Brough, Shane Compher, Melanie Blackburn, Kirk Wilson, Taite Morgan, Robin Safeer, Blake Hammer, Jeff Young
Wardrobe Dressers: Jillian Terry, Chris Lancaster, Akemi Nakashima, Michelle Walling, Lucas Stewart, Kyla Johnson, Nick Marsella, Preston Taylor, Camie Jones, Paige Kuntz, Emily Ebert, Kennedy Velasquez
Hair & Make-up Dressers: Marnee Porter, Jayada Hodges, Sarah Bult, Tori Valdez, Daniel Perez, Tim Feroah
As a kid, I loved sports. I had very supportive parents who pushed me to be the best athlete I could be, but I lacked some of that killer instinct that so many other athletes my age had. As I grew older, I found myself falling away more and more from sports and finding another passion with music and theater. I remember at first that my loved ones had a hard time with that shift of gears as I tried to pursue this passion of mine, but through the help of amazing mentors and using these art forms to find a voice, I was able to come to a new and beautiful understanding with those in the world around me and find my place, doing what I love. These kids in this story are so real to me. They are trying to navigate the pressures and expectations society has placed on them, all the while trying to find out who they are. Much like Maria in The Sound of Music, Dewey Finn comes into this highly structured arena to introduce a tiny bit of anarchy, throwing the dust into the air, and allowing for retrospect and taking inventory. Much like the parents in this story, it’s so easy to get caught up in the grind, trying to live up to the pressures and expectations we have as adults and parents. At times, we need to slow down, be present, and listen. Some of the greatest teaching moments are found in those still moments. And also, much like The Sound of Music, I LOVE that this story, even through it’s irreverence and insolence, preaches the power that music has to change lives and hearts, to bring people together and create unity. I would like to dedicate this production to those incredible mentors who saw more potential in us than we saw in ourselves, who pushed us to be better, and chose to “listen”. Thank you!
Zack Mooneyham, Mason Ward, Billy Sandford, Tomika Spencer-Williams, Summer Hathaway, Madison, Lawrence, Freddy, Marcy, Katie, James, Shonelle, Sophie, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Mooneyham, Mr. Williams, Mr. Spencer, & Ms. Hamilton
James is excited to shred on the Centre Stage! Other favorite credits include: Always...Patsy Cline with Hale Centre Theatre along with You Can’t Take it With You, Once on This Island, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Anything Goes.
He has performed in numerous collegiate-level pit orchestras. He graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music Education and currently teaches high school band at Mountain Ridge High School. “School of Rock has been special to me ever since I received a callback for the film in 2002 at 10 years old for Freddy Jones. To be involved in another show at Hale Centre Theatre and playing the role of Dewey Finn is an incredibly exciting journey that I am honored to be on.”
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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: Carl Perkins (Million Dollar Quartet), 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.”
Excited to be back with the Hale Centre Family; other favorite stage credits include: The Sound of Music (Elsa Schrader) with HCTO; Comedy of Errors (Adriana) with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; the opera The Telephone (Lucy) with Idaho-Falls Opera Theatre; White Christmas (Judy Haynes) with The Playmill Theatre; and Singin’ In The Rain (Kathy Seldon) with Carriage House Theatre.
Rachel holds a degree in Opera from BYU-I and a Masters in Musical Theatre from OCU. “I am thrilled to be in this fun show with my husband. I am grateful for all of his support in my life even if he didn’t say anything cute about me in his bio.”
A familiar face to Hale Centre Theatre audiences; Bailee has graced both of our stages in such productions as Seussical, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz, and Tuck Everlasting. Other favorite credits include 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, and Lulu - you are my world!” @tayandbay tayandbay.com
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Jordan is excited to be a part of this production of School of Rock. Favorite stage credits include: The 39 Steps and The Importance of Being Earnest with Hale Center Theater Orem, along with Comedy of Errors with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Jordan earned his BFA from BYU in Acting. “Hope you enjoy the show!”
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Making his HCT debut! Will is honored to be rocking out with the cast of School of Rock. Other credits include: Man with the Pointed Toes, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, The 39 Steps, and Over the River and Through the Woods with Hale Center Theater Orem, as well as Peter Pan’s Great Adventure with Scera.
Will graduated from UVU with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts & Associate in Applied Science in Digital Audio. He is also represented by TMG. “It’s easy to enjoy your life when you’ve got such a smokin’ wife.”
Pleased to be playing with HCT again; other favorite stage credits include: 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. Makenzie will graduate from the MDT program at Brigham Young University this spring.
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Some of Riley’s favorite credits include: Wait Until Dark (Suzy Hendrix), The Heart of Robin Hood (Marion), Matilda The Musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Oklahoma! with HCT; The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drood) and 9 to 5 The Musical with UVU; Big Fish (Josephine) and Betty Blue Eyes (Kit/Mrs. Roach) with HCTO.
“I am thrilled to be back on the stage after taking a few years to jump into motherhood. Thank you to my husband for supporting me in this adventure as he holds down the fort while pursuing his MFA back in Michigan. Much love to my little booty-shakin’ rocker Theo, too”.
Nathan is honored to be a part of this production of School of Rock. Other favorite stage credits include: The Secret Garden with Hale Centre Theatre along with In the Heights (Usnavi), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), and Hairspray (Edna Turnblad). He is studying Music Dance Theater at Brigham Young University.
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Bryan is excited to be back on the Hale Centre Stage after previously playing in our 2021 production of A Christmas Carol and our 2018 production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other performing credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin) with SCERA and Lehi Arts; Pride and Prejudice (Charlie Bingley) with Creekside Theatre Fest; and A Christmas Carol - A One Man Show with The Covey.
Bryan graduated from BYU 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!”
Making his HCT debut! An accomplished performer; some of Nathaniel’s favorite stage credits include: 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. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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To play the role of Ensemble Man #2 in Hale's SCHOOL OF ROCK, Clin decided that the only way to prepare for the roles of Mr. Mooneyham (parent), Mr. Noble (teacher), and Mr. Wagner (another teacher) was to research, research, research. To play a parent? He needed to find a spouse of 22 years (Jackie) and children (he stumbled upon 2- Millie and Ellis).
Then, he needed to find a classroom that would allow him to "teach". Riverton High allowed him in (22 years ago) to teach theatre, musical theatre, and film. This research has created the multifaceted and complex characters you see you before you tonight. So although the kids in this show are amazingly talented, just remember behind every child guitar prodigy, there is a dad named Mr. Mooneyham.
Making his HCT debut! Jake is honored to be joining the Hale Centre family with School of Rock! Other favorite stage credits include: A Christmas Carol (Caroler) with HCTO; Sister Act (Pablo) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre and SCERA; Footloose (Willard), Into The Woods (Jack), and Freaky Friday with Ziegfeld Theatre. “If you can talk, you can sing; If you can walk, you can dance; if you can live…you can act! “
Making his HCT debut! Andrew is excited to be rocking out on the Centre Stage. Stage credits include: Into the Woods (Steward) with Ogden Musical Theatre and Sweeney Todd with American Fork Community Theatre. In a former life, Andrew was a broadcast journalist, reporting right here in Utah. Andrew graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in communications.
Making his HCT debut! Tyler is excited to be a part of this production; other favorite credits include: Newsies (Race) at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Pharaoh/Potipher), Bye Bye Birdie, and Miracle on 34th Street at SCERA. Tyler graduated in Digital Marketing and works as the Marketing Manager for NRGY Homes. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney
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Camille is excited to be returning to the Centre Stage. She has appeared in Bright Star (Lucy), The Addams Family, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act, and The Pirate Queen at HCT. Favorite credits include: Spring Awakening, Godspell, Fame, The Wild Party, and Once Upon a Mattress.
She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Utah. “Thank you to my friends and family for their support. ‘More than anything, the arts are the best teaching tool’ “ - Julie Andrews
Thrilled to be playing again with Hale Centre Theatre! Other favorite credits for Shannon include: Cash on Delivery! (Brenda)and A Bundle of Trouble (Annette)with HCT; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Babette) as well as a member of the Improvables.
She holds a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in Virginia. She uses her degree as a psychotherapist who founded Modern Eve, an eating disorder/body image recovery clinic in Salt Lake City. “My body is not a resume.” moderneve.org
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Making her HCT debut! Tara is humbled to be playing on the legendary Center Stage. Other favorite stage credits include: Mamma Mia! (Donna) at Draper Arts Council; A Christmas Story (Mother) at SCERA; and Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator) at Alpine Community Theatre. “Much love to Bryson, Sophie, Jameson, and Vic!”
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Claire’s stage credits include: HCT-Claire Holmes (The Secret Garden), Sandra/Florence Colleymoore (The Play That Goes Wrong), Shirley Hastings (Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical), and Alice Beineke (The Addams Family); HCTO-Betsy Foster (Tuck Everlasting), andMrs. Cratchit (A Christmas Carol). In addition, Claire is a two-time Tony Award-winning producer for Hadestown and Once on This Island. Other Broadway producing credits include Anastasia, Tootsie, A Christmas Carol, The Lehman Trilogy, and Jagged Little Pill. "Thanks to my parents who instilled in me a love of the theatre and to my amazing husband and seven phenomenal kids who support me in all of my theatrical pursuits."
April is thrilled to be a part of the company of School Of Rock! Other favorite HCT stage credits include: A Tale of Two Cities,Seussical The Musical, Freaky Friday, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Christmas Carol 2018 and 2021.
Some of her other favorite productions include: The World Premiere of 1820 The Musical, The Pirates of Penzance (CPT), Pippin (KTC), and Les Miserables (KTC). April recently graduated with her Bachelor’s in UVU’s Commercial Music Program, which launched her to produce her first full studio album “Headspace,” available everywhere now
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Returning to Hale Centre Theatre, Emily is excited to party with the cast of School of Rock. Previous stage credits include: A Christmas Carol 2019 & 2020 with HCT; The Sound of Music with HCTO;
Other stage credits include: Draper Arts-Sister Act (Mother Superior); Alpine Community Theatre-Joseph...Dreamcoat (Narrator), and Carmina Burana with Ballet West. Her favorite music directorial credits include Newsies, Oliver!, Big River, and The Secret Garden. Emily holds a Bachelor’s in Choral Education from BYU and teaches private piano and voice lessons. “Love to Trevor and our four munchkins!”
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Making her HCT debt! Some of Maryn’s favorite stage credits include: The Playmill Theatre-Jane (Disney’s Tarzan), Marian (The Music Man), Newsies (Katherine), and Kathy Selden (Singin’ In The Rain), as well as studying in the Musical Theatre Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Maryn graduated from BYU Idaho, Majoring in Music and Minoring in Theatre Studies.
Britty is thrilled to be back at Hale Centre Theatre. Other favorite stage credits include: The Grand Theatre - Curtains, Spamalot, and The Marvelous Wonderettes; Sandy City - The Addams Family; and CenterPoint Legacy Theatre - 1776.
Britty graduated from UVU with a BS in Communications and put that to use as a Social Media Consultant and Content Creator. “Everything is stories; make your life a good one.” @sparrowlark on Instagram,@bemusing on TikTok
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Emme comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Favorite stage credits include: Annie (Annie Jr.) with Hale Center Theater Youth Stage; Matilda (Matilda The Musical) with Alpine Community Theatre; and Gladys Herdman (The Best Christmas Pageant Ever) with SCERA Center for the Arts.
Emme is also part of Utah COPA, American Fork Spire MDT Company, and Junior Dance Company. “Thank you to the School of Rock Production Team for this amazing opportunity and my family and friends who are my biggest cheerleader!”
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Making her HCT debut! Stage credits include: Matilda The Musical (Lavender), A Christmas Story (Ester Jane), Joseph…Dreamcoat, The Music Man at SCERA; Cinderella Jr. (Portia) and Annie Jr. (Star To Be) at Alpine Community Theatre as well as Rise Up Children’s Choir and Utah COPA. “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”
Making his HCT debut! Steele is honored to be lending his talents to the company of School of Rock! He has performed with PC Rockers band at such venues as O’Shucks and The Deer Valley Concert Series.
He owns and operates Genius Sk8 & Snow, producing over ten skateboard and snowboard events for kids. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” genius4life.com @plantgrom @genius.life
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A familiar face to HCT audiences, Cameron is psyched to be jamming out with the cast of School of Rock! Other stage credits include Newsies (Les), The Wizard of Oz (Toto Puppeteer), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Chip), Matilda (Eric), and A Bundle of Trouble (Everett).
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Making his HCT debut! Kenny is excited to play on the Center Stage. Some favorite credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Boran) and The Big Bad Musical (The Third Little Pig) at Wasatch Jr. High. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Making his HCT debut! Honored to be joining the company of School of Rock. Other favorite stage credits include: Into the Woods (Jack), Les Miserables (Gavroche), Disney’s Tarzan (Young Tarzan), and Seussical Jr. (The Cat In The Hat), as well as Rise Up Children’s Choir and Amplify.
“I want to thank everyone who put so much work into this incredible production and all of my friends and family for supporting me!”
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Making his HCT debut! Some of Noah’s favorite stage credits include: Aladdin, The Greatest Show, Beauty, and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz with Up With Kids. Noah also has extensive training in drums with Mike Dale Drum Studios.
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Making his HCT debut! Stage credits include: Peter Pan (Michael) with American Fork High School and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Changeling Boy) with Utah Valley Players. Nat is also a member of One Voice Children's Choir and is the drummer for the youth rock band, The Geezers with Rock Lab in Orem, Utah.
“I love the movie, School of Rock, and I am so excited to help bring it to life on stage at HCT. This is my first show here, and I’m beyond excited to be a part of this!”
Gloria Wren Newton
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Making her HCT debut! Wren is honored to join the HCT family with this production of School of Rock! Stage credits include: A Christmas Carol (Little Fan), A Christmas Carol Jr. (Ghost of Christmas Past), Blink (Young Sarah), and Annie Jr. (July) with HCTO as well as performing with her Rock Lab Band “Mucus” at The Riverwoods, Angelus Theatre, and the Come Together Rock Festival.
“All the thanks to my family, The HCT crew for this opportunity, and Dave Wilbur, my bass teacher.” ‘Anything worth doing good takes a little chaos’ - Flea
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Making her HCT debut! Sydney is over the moon to be a part of this production. Favorite stage credits include: The Lion King Jr. (Lioness) and Peter Pan Jr. (Atina). In addition to the bass, Sydney enjoys playing the piano, organ, and ukulele. “I am thrilled to be performing on the Hale Centre Stage with my Uncle Bryan!”
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Ava is excited to return to the Centre Stage after playing in our production of Matilda The Musical. Since then, she has stayed busy with such productions as Once on This Island at Pioneer Legacy Theatre and School of Rock at Tuachan Amphitheatre. Ava is currently a part of the MDT company at Utah COPA. “Be a pineapple! Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”
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Making her HCT debut! Taryn is excited to be joining the Hale Centre Theatre Family with this production of School of Rock!
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Kelsey is excited to be back on the HCT stage. Most recently, she was seen as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden and Young Eponine in last season’s production of Les Misérables. Her Hale Center Theater Orem credits include: Blink (Young Sarah), Matilda (Matilda Wormwood), and A Christmas Carol (Little Fan/Carol Cratchit/Want).
Kelsey is a 7th grader who studies MDT with COPA and shines light and laughter as the middle child to 2 older brothers and twin younger sisters. “Thank you to the genius team of David, Kelly, Bryan, Chantel, Mark and Sally. It is a privilege to learn from you.” ‘Unlimited, my future is unlimited’ - Wicked
Stage credits include: for Tuacahn - Disney’s When You Wish (Little Girl) and The Sound of Music (Marta/Brigitta U/S); for HCTO - Annie (Annie), Matilda The Musical (Hortensia/Matilda U/S), Jane Eyre (Adele), and Les Miserables (Young Cosette);
for Pioneer Theatre Company: Oliver; for SCERA - A Christmas Story and Matilda The Musical; and for UVU - Trail of Dream (Caddie Grant). Afton has trained in Musical Theatre and Dance at Utah COPA in American Fork since she was five years old. “Much love and gratitude to my family and friends, teacher, and coaches for their love and continued support! I would also like to thank HCT for this amazing opportunity!”
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Making her HCT debut! Olivia is excited to jam out in this production of School of Rock. Other stage credits include: The Sound of Music, Matilda The Musical, and Annie with Hale Center Theater Orem as well as A Christmas Story at SCERA.
Olivia trains in both Dance and MDT companies at Utah COPA. “She would like to thank Dave, Kelly, and the entire production team for this amazing opportunity and her amazing family for always supporting her!”
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Alice is honored to return to the Centre Stage! Stage credits include: Jane Banks (Mary Poppins) and Marth Cratchit (A Chirtsmas Carol 2020) with Hale Centre Theatre. She is currently a Sophomore at her High School where she is a member of the Drill Team, Cross Country team, and Productions Group. “I am so grateful for this opportunity to live out my rockstar dreams on stage. Thank you for all those who made it possible!”
A familiar face to HCT audiences - Blake is thrilled to be back on the HCT Stage. Stage credits include: The Addams Family (Pugsley Addams) and Matilda The Musical (Bruce) with Hale Centre Theatre and Newsies (Albert) with CenterPoint Legacy Theatre,
as well as performing in Tokyo, Paris, Boston, and Las Vegas with One Voice Children’s Choir. “I am excited to be back at HCT. Thank you for the opportunity! Rock On!”
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Making his HCT debut! Stage credits for Amauree include: Matilda The Musical (Nigel) at Terrace Plaza Playhouse; Willy Wonka (Wonka), Descendants (Carlos), The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Beauty and the Beast (LeFou), Frozen (Hans), and The Lion King (Simba) at Ziegfeld; and Mary Poppins (Michael) at Stars Theatre. “Believe!”
Nolan is excited to return to the Centre Stage. Favorite stage credits include A Tale of Two Cities (Little Gaspard), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), and Phantom (Young Erik) with HCT; A Christmas Story (Ensemble/Ralphie U/S) with Tuacahn Center for the Arts; Newsies (Les) with Draper Arts; and Matilda The Musical (Bruce), A Christmas Story (Ralphie) with SCERA. He has studied voice under Bailee Morris.
Nolan has been seen in several local television commercials and modeling contracts. Nolan is proudly represented by Talent Management Group. “Thanks, Dave, Kelly, Sally, and everyone at Hale for this opportunity. I am very grateful for the love and support of my parents and sister, Rylee!”
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Returning to the Hale Centre Stage, Payson was recently seen as Michael Banks in our production of Mary Poppins. Previous credits include: A Christmas Carol 2018 & 2020 (Tiny Tim) and The Pirate Queen at HCT; Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Flounder), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mike TeeVee) with CenterPoint Academy.
Payson is honored to be the Patient Champion for the Children's Miracle Network in 2020 & 2021. He recently completed treatment for leukemia and is excited to contribute to CMN and all of their fundraising activities and events for Primary Children's Hospital and other hospitals in our region. You can donate by texting MIRACLE to 78619, and learn more at letskickthispig.com.
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Audiences will remember him as Colin (The Secret Garden), Young Tarzan (Disney’s Tarzan), Pinocchio (My Son Pinocchio), Fletcher (Freaky Friday), Frederick Cratchit (A Christmas Carol 2021), and Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol 2019).
TV/Film credits include Darling Companion and Mosaic, commercials for IHC, Go Hibernate, and the Church of Jesus Christ, as well as a handful of music videos with APZ Musical Productions, Gentri, & Rise Up Children's Choir. Toby is also an award winning hip hop dancer, skilled gymnast, gifted athlete, talented artist, and fraternal twin. Toby dedicates all his performances to his big brother Collin (1998-2011).
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Making his HCT debut! Cade is thrilled to call School of Rock his premier performance with Hale Centre Theatre. Other credits include: HCTO - The Sound of Music (Kurt) and Matilda The Musical (Nigel); UVU - James and the Giant Peach (James); and SCERA - Freaky Friday (Fletcher) and Newsies. “Thank you to my amazing family for your endless support. I love you guys!”
Making her HCT debut! Eva comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Favorite credits include: Aladdin Jr. (Jasmine), Seussical Jr. (The Cat In The Hat), Annie Jr. (Duffy), and Moana Jr. (Hei Hei). She was selected to perform the National Anthem at a Utah Jazz game and was a member of The One Voice Children’s Choir for three years. Eva currently performs with Lumina, an all-girls group. ”Have courage and be kind”.
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Lydia is excited to play on the Centre Stage once again! Previous credits include: Matilda The Musical (Amanda Tripp) for HCT; Freaky Friday Jr. (Ellie Blake) for American Fork Youth Theatre; Annie (Molly) and A Christmas Carol (Mary Cratchit) for HCTO; and Aladdin Jr. (Babkak) for ACT Youth Theatre.
Lydia also performs with Rise Up Children’s Choir. She is an avid crafter and owns her own successful cotton candy business. “I am super excited to do this show with my mom. I am grateful to my family for all their support.”
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Thrilled to be back at HCT! Favorite stage credits for Julia include: Matilda The Musical and A Christmas Carol with Hale Centre Theatre and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with HCTO. “I am so excited to fulfill a dream of mine by being in this show. Thanks to HCT and my family and friends for always supporting me”.
Honored to be back on the Centre Stage, Olivia was recently seen as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden and Young Eponine in Les Misérables. Her other HCT credits include Little Fan/Harriet Cratchit/Want in A Christmas Carol 2020, Lee Lee in 2017’s A Bundle of Trouble, and Hortensia in Matilda.
This 4th grader works hard doing ballet, reading, playing games with her family, and helping Mom and Dad out however she can. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” - Albus Dumbledore
Blake is excited to bring his talents to this production of School of Rock. Performing credits include: One for the Pot with Hale Centre Theatre and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth) with The Empress Theatre as well as the Young Ambassadors at Brigham Young University. Blake graduated from Capella University with a BS in Information Technology.
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John is no stranger to the Hale stage; he has been in numerous productions with us over the years including The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Christmas Carol. He lists one of his favorite roles as the title character in Joseph... Dreamcoat (Centerpoint Legacy Theatre). By day, John works as a software engineer for iPipeline. “Thanks. I like to play. *ting*
Making his HCT debut! Matthew is thrilled to be a part of this production of School of Rock. He graduated from BYU Idaho with his Bachelor of Arts in Music. Matthew has appeared with Aaron Miller Quintet as a progressive jazz guitar player, commercials for Visser Productions as well as acting and voiceover roles for several BYU Idaho Video Projects.
Notable awards include: Best Original Score at the Grand Teton Film Festival as well as a stand-up comedy competition at the Improve Broadway in Provo, Utah.
Memphis is thrilled to be a part of the band for School of Rock. Previous credits with Hale Centre Theatre include One for the Pot. When not on stage, he can be found touring with the band Candlebox as the Stage Manager and Utility Musician. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things”.
Mark has been playing guitar professionally for over 40 years and is honored to be rocking out with School of Rock. Notable Utah Musical Theatre performance credits include: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fun Home, The Last Ship, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Xanadu, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (both at the Egyptian Park City), and Bat Boy among other musical productions and notably, a Lagoon Live Entertainment “Legend” having performed 2013-14 in “The Rock Show”, Guitar 1 and bandleader as well as Dee Dee Darby Duffin Jazz Quintet.
Previously at Lagoon 1992-95 on electric and acoustic guitars. Music education: the University of Nevada Reno, Berklee College of Music, and Weber State University. He graduated from WSU in 1992 with an emphasis in Classical guitar. Mark just celebrated his 20 year work anniversary at Weber State as a Sound Recording / Technology Specialist and Adjunct guitar instructor. He also directs the Sound Production / Recording Program there. Mark has quite the guitar collection, including 5 unique double-neck guitars. He is to be featured in an upcoming book on the history of B.C Rich guitars. “One Life”.
Making his HCT debut! Brady comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Some favorite credits include: David Archuleta Tours (Music Director), Quincy Jones Q’s Club Residency in Dubai, Pentatonix Christmas Under The Stars (Guitarist) as well as performing at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, The Roxy Los Angeles, Kia Theatre Manila Philippines, Aloft Hotel London.
Television credits include: BYUTV’s Show Offs and Studio C. Brady graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in Music and Southern Utah University with a Master's Degree in Music Technology
Ann is thrilled to be back on the Centre Stage after previously playing in the band for Baz Lurhmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical. She graduated with a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Utah.
Making his HCT debut! By day, Eric teaches choir at South Hills Middle School in Riverton, Utah, and serves as Associate Conductor of Utah Voices. He earned his Bachelors of Music from BYU and a Masters of Music from Central Washington University.
Hale Centre Theatre audiences are no strangers to Tanner’s musical talent. He has provided live and recorded tracks for many productions at Hale Centre Theatre including Always…Patsy Cline,Daddy Long Legs,Bright Star,Tuck Everlasting, Forever Plaid, and A Christmas Carol. Tanner holds a Bachelor of Choral Music Education from the University of Utah and is the choir teacher at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts.
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Mark is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage. His favorite credits include: HCT - Always…Patsy CLine and Forever Plaid; National Tour - Chicago, The King and I, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Ringo in Imagine: Beatles Tribute Band; and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Mark is a Freelance Show Producer as well as a composer/arranger and musician. “I’m glad you’re here!”
Davin is excited to be performing with the talented cast of School of Rock. Other favorite stage credits include: Always..Patsy Cline with Hale Centre Theatre, Fun Home with Salt Lake Acting Company 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.
Production Team Biographies
David Paul Smith
David Paul Smith has directed for Hale Center Theater Orem, Hale Centre Theatre, SCERA, American Fork Youth Theater, as well as other youth theater programs around Utah Valley. Some of his most recent directing credits include Disney’s Descendants, My Son Pinocchio, Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, AIDA, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Seussical, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
He most recently appeared on stage as 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 in 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. “I’m so grateful for the chance I have to tell important, powerful stories, in this beautiful space. Thank you, HCT!”
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 The Secret Garden, Always...Patsy Cline, Les Miserables, 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 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.
Along with School of Rock, Chantel has served as Production Stage Manager for 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
Peggy has designed & sewn for HCT since 2005. She lists some of her favorite designs as The Heart of Robin Hood, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big Fish, Tarzan, Les Misérables, The Civil War, The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island, Aida (2006), The 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!”
Lighting Design/Video Projection Design
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: Treasure Island, 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 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 86th show with our production of Treasure Island; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River...,Les Misérables, Tarzan, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, AIDA, and She Loves Me.
She retired from teaching first grade after 32 years. Michelle is thrilled to be part of the HCT production team and is grateful for the encouragement and support of her three beautiful daughters, two charming sons-in-law, and her amazing husband, Steve.
Hair & Make Up Design
Some of Trisha’s favorite designs for HCT include: Guys and Dolls, Murder on the Orient Express, Million Dollar Quartet, 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. “Thank you to the best wig crew in the business; you guys make it all happen! Special thanks to Krissa, Candice, and Marnee' you are a million! All my love to Mr. & Mrs. People."
As an accomplished artist and associate Designer, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of Treasure Island, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Murder on the Orient Express, Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Lurhman’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Bright Star, Seussical, Matilda, and Cinderella.
Other scenic design credits include: Daddy Long Legs,Murder on the Orient Express (HCT); Oklahoma! (Sundance); Distance of the Moon (Sackerson); and Let The Right One In, and Angels in America (An Other Theatre). Madeline earned a Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Utah Valley University.
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.
Outside of HCT, Nick works as a Senior Show Control Designer for Disney Live Entertainment designing & programming complex show control & automation systems for major productions and attractions such as: Frozen, Live at the Hyperion, Fantasmic!, Firework Spectaculars, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, & Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
Julian Fellowes, actor, writer, director, producer, was educated at Ampleforth, Magdalene College, Cambridge and The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
He worked in repertory at Northampton and Harrogate before appearing in the West End productions of A Touch of Spring, at the Comedy Theatre, Six of One at the Criterion, Joking Apart at the Globe, Present Laughter at the Vaudeville and The Futurists at the Royal National Theatre. As an actor, he is probably best known for the BBC series Aristocrats, and for his portrayal of the incorrigible Lord Kilwillie in the BBC’s popular Sunday night series, Monarch of the Glen. On the big screen, he has been seen in many films, including Shadowlands, Damage, Place Vendôme, Fellow Traveller and Tomorrow Never Dies. As a writer for television, he produced the scripts of Little Lord Fauntleroy (winner of an International Emmy, 1995) and The Prince and the Pauper (nominated for a BAFTA, 1997) which he also produced. His first script for the cinema was Gosford Park, directed by Robert Altman, which won him several prizes, including the award from the Writers’ Guild of America, the New York Film Critics’ Circle Award, the ShoWest Award from the US distributors, and the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
He worked on Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair, and, since then, he has written the “book” of the stage musical of Mary Poppins for Cameron Mackintosh and Disney, the recipient of various prizes and nominations, including the Variety Club Award for Best Musical, which ran for six years on Broadway. He wrote the book for School of Rock for Andrew Lloyd Webber, which ran at The Winter Garden on Broadway and is currently running at the New London Theatre. He has also written a new book for the revival of Half a Sixpence, which ran at the Noel Coward Theatre, also in London. His new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows opened at the Palladium in June 2017. His debut as a film director, Separate Lies, which he adapted from Nigel Balchin’s novel, received critical acclaim in both America and the U.K., winning nominations from the London Critics’ Circle as well as the award for the Best Directorial Debut of 2005 from the National Board of Review in New York. His second feature, From Time to Time, adapted by him from the novel by L. M. Boston, had its première at the London Film Festival 2009. It won Best Picture at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival, the Youth Jury Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, Best Picture at the Fiuggi Family Festival in Rome, and the Young Jury Award at Cinemagic in Belfast.
Julian wrote the screenplay of The Young Victoria, released in 2009, and was a writer on The Tourist, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. His television series Downton Abbey, with Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, had a tremendously successful launch in the autumn of 2010, in the end running to six series, winning many awards along the way, including six Emmys in Los Angeles in 2011, including Best Writer and Best Mini Series, as well as a Golden Globe, the Producer’s Guild Award and the prize for Best Drama at the National Television Awards five times. Among the wins was the SAG Award for Ensemble, which the company won three times, a timely recognition of the wonderful cast.
He has written a three part mini-series of Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne, starring Tom Hollander and Ian McShane which has been seen in both Britain and the U.S., receiving critical acclaim. He has also completed an adaptation of The Chaperone which will star Elizabeth McGovern.
His novel Snobs, 2004, has been an international best seller. His second novel, Past Imperfect, also a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Summer Read, was published in 2008. His novel Belgravia, was released by Orion, in separate episodes and then as a book, in April 2016. It has been a bestseller both in Britain and in America. Julian presented the BBC drama-documentary series Most Mysterious Murders, hosted a game show about language, also for the BBC, Never Mind the Full Stops, and appeared in Great Houses with Julian Fellowes in 2013, with another episode in the series Blenheim at War shown in November 2014.
In 2008, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset. In January 2011, he was awarded a peerage and became Lord Fellowes of West Stafford. He is married to Emma, née Kitchener, and they have one son, Peregrine, a border collie called Meg, and Stafford, the tortoise. They divide their time between London and Dorset.
Glenn Slater co-created Disney’s 2010 worldwide smash Tangled (2011 Grammy Winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well as the Broadway and international hit musicals A Bronx Tale, School of Rock - The Musical (2016 Tony nominee, Best Score), Sister Act (2011 Tony nominee, Best Score) and The Little Mermaid (2008 Tony nominee, Best Score; Grammy nominee, Best Cast Album).
With longtime collaborator Alan Menken, he has also written songs for the Disney animated film Home On The Range (2004) and Broadway musical Leap of Faith (2012 Tony nominee, Best Musical), as well as acting as both songwriters and executive producers of the medieval musical comedy ABC-TV series Galavant. In the West End, Slater provided both book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (2010 Olivier nominee, Best Musical), the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. His other work includes an Emmy-nominated song for the ABC-TV comedy The Neighbors (2013) and the stage revue Newyorkers at The Manhattan Theatre Club (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Slater is the recipient of the prestigious Kleban Award for Lyrics, the ASCAP/Richard Rogers New Horizons Award and the Jonathan Larson Award. He is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and a member of both ASCAP and the Dramatists’ Guild.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera (which celebrates its 32nd anniversary on Broadway this year) and Sunset Boulevard.
When Sunset Boulevard joined School of Rock – The Musical, Cats and Phantom on Broadway in February 2017 he became the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four shows running concurrently.
As well as The Phantom Of The Opera and Cats his productions include the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams, which introduced the double Oscar-winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage.
As a composer and producer, Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He has won seven Oliviers and a Golden Globe and his honors include the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor.
He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He is the only theatre owner to re-invest every cent of profits into his buildings.
He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. In 2016 the Foundation funded a major new national initiative which endowed the American Theatre Wing with a $1.3 million, three-year grant to support theatre education opportunities for young people and public schools across the U.S.
He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997.
To mark his 70th birthday, his bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.
Arts & Education Programs
As part of our efforts to, "enrich lives through world-class theatre," we are pleased to announce our arts & education programs are back in session at Hale Centre Theatre! Students will have the opportunity to experience the theatre like never before, learning from world-class instructors.
From the initial audition and casting, to rehearsals, and working together with directors, choreographers, and designers, we can help participants learn new skills. Students can improve their acting, singing, dancing, and experience the technical aspects of theatre - all while building confidence and making some new friends in the process.
The whole world's a stage and Hale Centre Theatre is here to help each performer become their best!