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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

Screenplay By

Betty Comden and Adolph Green 

Songs By

Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

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Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Original Movie Choreography by 

Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

Produced by Arrangement with

Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.

Directed & Choreographed by

Dave Tinney

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

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

Any video and/or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
 

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Production Team

Producer: Sally Dietlein

Director/Choreographer: Dave Tinney

Associate Choreographer: Lindsey D. Smith

Music Director: Kelly DeHaan

Production Stage Manager: Jess Edling

Scenic Design: Kacey Udy

Costume Design: Jenn Taylor

Lighting Design: Jaron Hermansen

Sound Design: Michelle Ohumukini

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen

Hair & Make-up Design: Krissa Lent

Automation Design: Nick Herring

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Stage Manager: Chantel Ficklin, Riya Sahasrabudhe, Ashna Horman

Assistant Stage Manager: Davy Grace McGuirt, Heather Wadley

Automation: Alena Rodriguez, Karsten Brown, Jonah Garlick, Nate Gallegos

Lightboard Operator: Renee Fowler, Lee Wright

Sound Engineer: Michelle Ohumukini, Kristin Tenney, Griffin McMullin

A2: Richelle Ohumukini, Matthew Kupferer

Stage Technician: Anton Moss, Kyle Trivett, Josh Sheen, Ben Ward, Noah Sheen, Logan Williams, Joe Bowen

Followspot Operators: Savannah Harman, Jill Heiner, Jeff Parkes, Devon Barney, Blake Hammer, Andrew Price, JoAnne Phillips, Taite Morgan, Lucas Jessop, Michael Shipley, Olly Brough, Steven Nordfors, Melanie Blackburn, Will Watkins, Kirk Wilson, Madison Tredway, Rebecca Perkins

Wardrobe Dresser: Courteney Shipley Dobbins, Annick Tolman, Nick Marsella, Chris Lancaster, Emily Thompson, Alexis Sanders, Akemia Nakashima, Michaela Gladwell, Emily Ebert, Paige Kuntz, Cacie Waite, Cypress Stevens, Camie Jones

Hair & Make-up Crew: Sarah Bult, Jayada Hodges, Claire Jones, Daniel Perez, Tim Feroah, Nicole Scoubes

Director’s Notes

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr 1849

In the later part of the 19th century the invention of film, or ‘moving pictures’ revolutionized the way people experienced the world. Film brought vivid images to life from around the globe and made storytelling on an epic scale a rapidly evolving art form. 

Not long after its introduction, film also created a new genre of celebrity, the silent movie star. With the global success of this new entertainment medium, many of these film actors lived like royalty; huge mansions, lavish lifestyles and paychecks that were unimaginable to the average working class. Ironically, this unattainable glitz didn’t alienate film audiences but rather enhanced the appeal. The glamour of Hollywood was marketed to the masses by studios, blurring the line between the on-screen illusion and the less than sensational reality behind the scenes. Like many internet celebrities today, some of the silent movie stars themselves began to believe that the illusion on screen and the adulation that came with it was real. Even more dangerous, some believed that illusion to be invulnerable to change. 

In 1927, at the height of the silent era, another invention, ‘talking pictures’ brought that illusion crashing down. Almost overnight, the silent movie industry faded into history, and with it so did many of the Hollywood elite who couldn’t navigate the change from silence to sound. However, as one art form disappeared, another emerged. Those who embraced the innovation of sound ushered in the golden age of Hollywood movie making. 

Only twenty years after the introduction of sound to film, the growing popularity of the new entertainment medium television was once again dismissed by Hollywood as a fad. However, television quickly become the primary factor affecting the dramatic plunge in ticket sales, box-office receipts, and company profits. By the early 1950’s TV was here to stay, and the Hollywood studios began to panic. This ushered in the era of new giant screen formats like Cinema-Scope and Vista-Vision, and expensive Biblical epics like Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments. Hollywood raced to adjust, trying anything to entice audiences back to the theatres. 

Thankfully, the fateful parallels of 1927 and the early 1950’s were not lost on some. Interviewing Hollywood players who had lived through that silent-to-sound- era, Broadway librettists Adolph Green and Betty Comden crafted a satirical screenplay of the very real challenges experienced by those in the early movie industry. They took first-hand accounts, anecdotes and a catalogue of Arthur Freed tunes and crafted a fast-paced musical comedy.  Their screenplay was titled Singin’ In The Rain, named after one of the many early sound era songs they recycled for the new film. They subtly lampooned the current film industry’s scramble to prevent the inevitable repeat of history. In 1952, Singin’ In The Rain opened to moderate reviews. It would take a few more years…and ironically a few runs on television for audiences to discover this masterpiece. 

Now, 70 years after it was made, Singin’ In The Rain has become an American classic and is still one the most celebrated movie musicals ever captured on film. It contains some of the very best song and dance sequences from the golden age of movie musicals: Moses Supposes, Good Mornin’, Fit as a Fiddle and the lively technicolor fantasy sequence Broadway Melody. 

The most unforgettable sequence of course is Gene Kelly’s exuberant performance of the title song. The image of a love-sick leading man swinging from a lamppost in the rain is one of the great iconic images in film history. 

I was first introduced to this movie as a young kid when my mother let me stay home from school to watch the Gene Kelly marathon on TV with her. I have watched this film hundreds of times since…first on television, then on a new medium…VHS, then on DVD, and now…thanks to another innovation (or is it just another passing fad Hollywood?) I can stream this glorious musical anytime I want to anywhere I am. Though the formats will undoubtedly keep evolving, this film will remain timeless. 

The more things change, the more they stay the same. 

Our production is an homage to the film and to the talents that inspired it. It is also a thank you to the unseen army of behind-the-scenes talents that are continually willing to change, risk and innovate. These are real heroes who put the magic in the illusion. 

This one is for Mom, who knew that Gene Kelly would be much more important to me than 3rd grade math. 

— Dave T. 

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

Scene 1 - Graumann’s

Fit as a Fiddle

Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown

Scene 2 - The Royal Rascal

Scene 3 - Graumann’s

Scene 4 – Hollywood Boulevard

Scene 5 – R.F.’s Mansion

All I Do (is Dream of You) 

Kathy Selden, Female Ensemble

You Stepped Out a of Dream 

Don Lockwood

Scene 6 – Monumental Pictures Studio

Make ‘Em Laugh 

Cosmo Brown

Scene 7 – Set of Dueling Cavalier

Scene 8 – Monumental Pictures Studio

Beautiful Girl 

Production Tenor, Kathy Selden, Female Ensemble

You Are My Lucky Star 

Kathy Selden

Scene 9 - Deserted Soundstage

You Were Meant for Me 

Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden

Scene 10 - Vocal Coaching Offices

Moses Supposes 

Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown

Scene 11 – Set of Dueling Cavalier

Moses Supposes (Reprise) 

Miss Dinsmore, Ensemble

Scene 12 – A Movie Theatre

Scene 13 - Don’s House

Good Mornin’ 

Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Kathy Selden

Scene 14 - Outside Kathy’s House

Singin’ in the Rain 

Don Lockwood

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act II

Scene 1 – R.F. Simpson’s Office

Scene 2 – Recording Stage

Would You

Lina Lamont, Kathy Selden

Scene 3 - Lina’s Dressing Room

What’s Wrong with Me? 

Lina Lamont

Scene 4 - R.F. Simpson’s Office

Broadway Melody 

Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Kathy Selden, Ensemble

Scene 5 - Graumann’s

Would You (Reprise)

SINGERS

Would You 

LINA LAMONT

Bows

Singin’ in the Rain Finale 

Company

Cast in Order of Appearance

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Don Lockwood
Zack Wilson
David Paul Smith
Cosmo Brown
Dale Hoopes
Alex King
Lina Lamont
Elise Pearce
Erin Carlson
Kathy Selden
Whitney Hatch
Debra Weed Hahn
R.F. Simpson
Douglas Irey
Zac Zumbrunnen
Roscoe Dexter
Clayton Barney
Jim Dale
Dora Bailey / Miss Dinsmore
Linda Jean Stephenson
Julie Silvestro
Production Tenor / Ensemble
Spencer S. Lawson
Abrin Tinney
Vocal Coach / Ensemble
Trevor Dean
Woody Brook
Policeman / Ensemble
Oakley Thacker
Evan K. Beesley
Camera Man / Ensemble
Andrew Francom
Weston Wright
Charlie Chaplin / Ensemble
Gunnar Russell
Dave Hollerbach
Rod / Ensemble
Paul Murphy
Ryan Shepherd
Zelda Zanders / Ensemble
Morgan Fenner
Tianna Maxwell
Olga Mara / Ensemble
Camrey Fox
Jessica Mignorance
Mary Margaret / Ensemble
Anne-Marie Browning
Sammi Jo Ruotsi
Showgirl / Ensemble
Bryn Campbell
Bailee Johnson
Showgirl / Ensemble
Kathryn Baker
Lindsey D. Smith
Starlet / Ensemble
Emily Runyan
Sophia Campagna
Monumental Pictures Studio Grip
Brooks Udy
Cameron Dietlein
Monumental Pictures Studio Grip
Dylan Udy
Miles Jeppson
Monumental Pictures Studio Grip
Heather Roskelly
Eden Tinney
Monumental Pictures Studio Grip
Cameron Ward
Lucy Shepherd
Monumental Pictures Studio Grip
Sebastian Arias
Sophie Shepherd
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Cast Biographies

Don Lockwood

Zack Wilson

Zack Wilson

MON · WED · FRI

Returning to the HCT Stage, Zack was previously seen in Tarzan (Tarzan), AIDA (Radames), and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph). Other favorite stage credits include: the world premiere of 1820: The Musical (Joseph), West Side Story (Tony) and All Shook Up (Chad); TV credits: “ABC’s Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” and “High School Musical 3” (featured dancer and Zac Effron’s stand-in for choreography). 

He toured China as a member of BYU’s Young Ambassadors, graduated from UVU with a degree in Communications, and Specilazes in Medical Professional Liability Insurance. “All my love to my incredible wife and four children”. “Come what may and love it.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

David Paul Smith

David Paul Smith

TUES · THURS · SAT

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Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! David’s favorite stage credits include: HCT - Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, She Loves Me; HCTO - Million Dollar Quartet, Daddy Long Legs, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie; SCERA - Noises Off, Oklahoma!; and American Performing Arts International - Forever Plaid and Fringe Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland. 

David has a Bachelor’s of Music, emphasis in Media Music Studies, from BYU, and works for HCT as Director of Education and Associate Resident Director. “When life brings on the rain, keep on smiling and singing and dancing!” 

Cosmo Brown

Dale Hoopes

Dale Hoopes

MON · WED · FRI

@dalehoopes

Dale is beyond thrilled to be back on the HCT stage for Singin’ in the Rain. His credits include: HCT - 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 on the technical crew backstage, as well as the box office here at Hale Centre Theatre. 

Alexander King

Alex King

TUES · THURS · SAT

Honored to be back on the HCT stage so soon after his appearance as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Favorite stage credits include: HCT - Disney’s Tarzan (Terk), Les Misérables (Feuilly), and Over the River and Through The Woods (Nick); and HCTO - Seussical (Wickersham Bro) and UrineTown (Bobby Strong). 

Alex studied Theatre Arts and Education at BYU and received his Master’s Degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from The University of Washington. When not on stage, He is a father of five wonder gremlins, a drama teacher at Mountain Ridge High School, and Husband to my favorite human being. “Thank you, Melissa and my five Kinglets! This one is for you!”

Kathy Selden

Whitney Hatch

Whitney Hatch

MON · WED · FR

@whithatch

Whitney was most recently seen on the HCT stage in last season’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Truly Scrumptious. Her other credits include Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sister Act, and Oklahoma! with HCT; The national tour of Spamalot; 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”.

Debra Weed Hahn

Debra Weed Hahn

TUES · THURS · SAT

Debra is excited to be returning to the HCT Stage! Her favorite credits include: HCT - Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van der Graaf), A Tale of Two Cities (Lucie), Into The Woods (Cinderella), and Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley) and HCTO - The Sound of Music (Maria) and Crazy for You (Polly); LDS Conference Center - Savior of the World (Mary Magdalene). 

Debra has a degree from BYU in Musical Dance Theatre and teaches voice and advanced tap. “A very special thank you and shout out to Brendan and my three little ladies at home! I love you!”

Lina Lamont

Elise Pearce

Elise Pearce

MON · WED · FRI

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Elise’s favorite credits include Steel Magnolias (Shelby) and Wait Until Dark (Suzy), Brigadoon (Meg), and Oklahoma! (Laurie) with HCT; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre) with Pioneer Theater Co.  

She graduated from WSU with a degree in Musical Theater. She would like to recognize her amazing and supportive husband and three incredible kids.

Erin Carlson

Erin Carlson

TUES · THURS · SAT

A Hale Centre favorite; Erin is excited to be back on the Centre Stage. Stage credits incude: The Play That Goes Wrong, The Addams Family, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Big Fish with HCT;  

The Bridges of Madison County, The Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Last FIve Years; Noises Off, A Chorus Line, Evita, and Chicago with the Egyptian Theatre. Erin is co-founder of Audition Advantage; she is a vocal instructor, personal trainer, DJ, luckiest wife, and Mommy of two.

R.F. Simpson

Doug Irey

Douglas Irey

MON · WED · FRI

@douglas.irey

Doug is thrilled to be returning to the HCT stage after appearing as Captain Smollett/Black Dog in our production of Treasure Island. Favorite HCT credits include: The Mousetrap (Major Metcalf), Big Fish (Edward Bloom), Mary Poppins (Mr. Banks), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Sr.), Ragtime (Father), and The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy Blakeney);

Other local credits include: Assassins (John Wilks Booth); The Who’s Tommy (Capitan Walker) with Dark Horse Theatre Company; Into the Wood (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince) and 1776 (Thomas Jefferson) with The Grand Theatre; and Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon), A Little Night Music (Frederick) with Park City Egyptian Theatre. Doug holds a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from BYU. “Thank you Brandon!” 

Zac Zumbrunnen

Zac Zumbrunnen

TUES · THURS · SAT

Zac was last seen in our production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Grandpa Potts. Favorite HCT credits include: Guys & Dolls (Arvide Abernathy), Bright Star (Daddy Murphy), Seussical (General Gengus Khan Schmitz), Wait Until Dark (Sargent Carlino), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Peter and the Starcatcher (Alf), She Loves Me (Mr. Marachek), and Born Yesterday (Harry Brock). 

Zac holds a BFA in Theatre Education from the University of Utah and teaches Drama at Evergreen Junior High School. Zac would like to thank his amazing and supportive family for “letting him play.”

Roscoe Dexter

Clayton Barney

Clayton Barney

MON · WED · FRI

Clayton’s favorite stage credits include: HCT - Mousetrap, Mary Poppins, and The Scarlet Pimpernel; and West Valley City Arts - Arsenic and Old Lace. Clayton holds a Musical Theatre degree from Western Wyoming College. “I am so excited to be back on the Centre Stage at Hale. 

I am grateful to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime show; what a dream come true! I am grateful for my amazing mother and father and their never-ending support. I am especially grateful to share the stage again with my fiance Morgan. Excited to be on this adventure and many more to come.” 

Jim Dale

Jim Dale

TUES · THURS · SAT

Thrilled to be back on the Centre Stage after playing Marquis St. Evremonde in last year’s production of A Tale of Two Cities. 

Jim’s favorite credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), Don Quixote (Man of la Mancha), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Capt. Von Trapp (The Sound of Music), King Arthur (Camelot), Emile de Beque (South Pacific), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), El Gallo! (The Fantasticks), Charles (Blithe Spirit), Cromwell (A Man For All Seasons), Jack (Dancing at Lughnasa), and Baptista (The Taming Of The Shrew). 

Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore

Linda Jean Stephenson

Linda Jean Stephenson

MON · WED · FRI

Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage; her favorite credits include: The Secret Garden, A Tale of Two Cities, Murder on the Orient Express, Steel Magnolias, Tuck Everlasting, Don’t Drink The Water, Is He Dead?, and Arsenic and Old Lace spanning HCT, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and Rodgers Memorial Theatre. 

Linda Jean has a BA in Communications from BYU and is now retired after 20+ years at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. “My favorite place to be is in a dark theatre. Whether on stage or in the audience. It is where the magic of life happens.”

Julie Silverstro

Julie Silvestro

TUES · THURS · SAT

A familiar face on the HCT stage, Julie’s favorite credits include: HCT - A Christmas Carol (2021), The Secret Garden, Bright Star, Tuck Everlasting, The Heart of Robin Hood, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Big Fish, Fiddler on the Roof, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Pirate Queen;

SLAC - Saturday’s Voyeur 2019; Grand Theatre - Into the Woods and The Full Monty; CPT - Anything Goes, The Secret Garden, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Julie holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and is currently a pianist for the Theatre Department at the U of U.

Production Tenor/Ensemble

Spencer S Lawson

Spencer S. Lawson

MON · WED · FRI

@spencer.s.lawson

Making his HCT debut! Spencer is happy to be back on stage in Utah after 10 years abroad in Connecticut and New York City. His favorite credits include: Anything Goes!, 42nd Street (5 times!), White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Curtains, Oklahoma!, and Mamma Mia! He has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School and an MBA from SUU. 

“Seeing Annie at HCT in 2003 really kickstarted my love of Theater. Getting to FINALLY set foot on this stage is a dream come true! Thank you to the entire team for making this happen! Shout out to my Momma!” 

Abrin Tinney

Abrin Tinney

TUES · THURS · SAT

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

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

Vocal Coach/Ensemble

Trevor Dean

Trevor Dean

MON · WED · FRI

Trevor is thrilled to be back on the HCT stage after his performance in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Goran. Other favorite stage credits include Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors, Young Frankenstein, The Last 5 Years, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. 

In addition to Hale Centre Theatres stages Trevor has also appeared with The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Wasatch Theatre Company, and Four Seasons Theatre. He attended Weber State for Musical Theatre and, when not on stage, he enjoys spending time with his dog. 

Woody Brook

Woody Brook

TUES · THURS · SAT

@woodsterbrook

Woody is pleased to be back on the HCT stage! His favorite credits include: HCT - A Tale of Two Cities, Strictly Ballroom, Cinderella, An American in Paris, Newsies, Tuck Everlasting, Aida, A Christmas Carol, and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Other credits include: HCTO - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus de Martin), 

Sense and Sensibility, Little Women (John Brooke), Anything Goes, Tarzan, and Joseph… Dreamcoat; BYU-A Wilder Night; Vilar Performing Arts Center (Colorado)-Legally Blonde. “Thanks to the amazing cast and crew that put this show together, and to my family and friends who keep me singin’ and dancin’”' 

Policeman/Ensemble

Oakley Thacker

Oakley Thacker

MON · WED · FRI

@oak_thack

Making his HCT debut! Oakley’s favorite credits include Footloose, Seussical The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Story, Redux Nutcracker, The Secret Garden, Shrek The Musical, and Little Shop of Horrors

He performed in The Secret Garden 25th Anniversary Concert at the Lincoln Center in New York City and has been a part of the Young Ambassadors at BYU from 2019 to 2022 where he is currently studying Music Dance Theatre for a BFA. He works as a Hip Hop instructor. “I’m honored to be in this show. I’d like to thank my beautiful wife and family for their incredible support!” 

Evan Beesley

Evan K. Beesley

TUES · THURS · SAT

@evankbeesley

Returning to the Centre Stage! Some of Evan’s favorite stage credits include: HCT - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; HCTO - Newsies (Specs), Shrek Jr. (Lord Farquaad), Matilda, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Tuck Everlasting; and Sundance Summer Theatre - Joseph...Dreamcoat

Evan is working towards a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Ballet from The University of Utah. “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small!.” 

Cameraman/Ensemble

Andrew Francom

Andrew Francom

MON · WED · FRI

Drew is excited to be back on the HCT stage! His favorite credits include An American in Paris, Freaky Friday, and Newsies with Hale Centre Theatre; Thriller with Odyssey Dance Theater; and Hale Centre Theatre Youth at HCTO. 

He graduated from Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts Dance Academy in 2018.

Weston Wright

Weston Wright

TUES · THURS · SAT

@westonyeahwright

Ecstatic to be back on the HCT stage, Weston’s favorite credits include Newsies (Elmer) with HCT; Fiddler on the Roof (Nahum the Beggar) with BYU; Tuck Everlasting (Hugo) with HCTO; Anything Goes (Billy Crocker) with Pleasant Grove High School; and “Lore” season with Evermore Park. 

He is currently attending BYU where he is studying Music Dance Theatre. “So grateful to be doing live theatre in times like these! ‘Ofa atu!” 

Charlie Chaplin/Ensemble

Gunnar Russell

Gunnar Russell

MON · WED · FRI

Gunnar is pleased to be back on the HCT Stage. Previous HCT credits include Guys and Dolls, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Freaky Friday, and Newsies (Crutchie). 

Other favorite credits include: WVC Center of Performing Arts - Star of Wonder (Matthew); BYU - Rump (Rump) and The Pirates of Penzance (Sergeant of Police); Jordan High School - Fredric (The Pirates of Penzance), Gomez Addams (The Addams Family). Gunnar is currently a Junior in the BYU Music Dance Theater BFA program.

Dave Hollerbach

Dave Hollerbach

TUES · THURS · SAT

Dave is delighted to be back on the HCT stage after recently performing in our production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Other favorite credits include: HCT - Guys & Dolls, Disney’s Tarzan, Mary Poppins, and Phantom; Mountain West Ballet - Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Copelia; Utah Opera (Capitol Theater) - Yenufa

Ballet West (Capitol Theater) - The Nutcracker and Swan Lake; and 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games - Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He has a Master of Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Information Systems and Bachelor of Business Marketing from the U of U. 

Rod/Ensemble

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! Paul’s favorite credits include: Empress Theatre - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and The Addams Family; Sandy Arts Guild - Freaky Friday, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Arsenic and Old Lace

as well as Director of Mountain West Ballet 2002-2008 and dancer with Ballet West 1996-2002 where he had lead roles in Balanchine’s Violin Concerto and Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances. He has a BS in Biotechnology from UVU and works as Senior Project Manager with bioMerieux, Inc. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Lao Tzu

Ryan Shepherd

Ryan Shepherd

TUES · THURS · SAT

Elated to be back on the HCT stage! Ryan’s favorite credits include The Secret Garden (Albert) with HCT, CATS (Skimbleshanks), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Young Prince/Doormat), and West Side Story (Riff) on Broadway and National Tours and regional favorites such as Singin’ In the Rain (Cosmo), Shrek The Musical (Lord Farquaad), 

The Music Man (Harold Hill), Mary Poppins (Bert), and A Christmas Carol (Scrooge). He was part of the BYU Young Ambassadors and worked at Walt Disney World. Ryan has a BFA in MDT from BYU and a DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He works as a dentist and owns several dental practices.

Zelda Zanders/Ensemble

Morgan Fenner

Morgan Fenner

MON · WED · FRI

Excited to be back on the HCT stage Morgan’s favorite credits include: HCT - The Mousetrap (Mollie Ralston), Bright Star (Margo Crawford), Seussical The Musical (Mrs. Mayor)and The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie); CPT - Crazy for You (Polly); 

Harman Theatre - The Odd Couple: Female Version (Florence Unger). Edinburgh Fringe Festival - What the Moon Saw (Moon). She trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance from UVU. She works as a Creative Producer with TAG Worldwide. “Grateful, as always, to my tribe: my mom, Larissa, Michael and my fellow cast member and Love of my life Clayton.”

Tianna Maxwell

Tianna Maxwell

TUES · THURS · SAT

@tianna_annait17

Tianna is back on the HCT stage after appearing in our productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Les Miserables. Previous credits include: HCT - Disney’s Tarzan (Jane Porter) Seussical

HCTO - Newsies, Anything Goes, and The Little Mermaid; UVU: Legally Blonde, A Year with Frog and Toad, and 9 to 5; Noorda Center Productions: Fly More Than You Fall. She has also worked at Walt Disney World as a character performer. Tianna has graduated from UVU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. “So grateful to be doing this show with my husband! I love you!!.” 

Olga Mara/Ensemble

Camrey Bagley Fox

Camrey Fox

MON · WED · FRI

@camreybagleyfox

Delighted to be back on the HCT stage! Camrey’s favorite credits include To Kill a Mockingbird (Mayella Ewell) with HCT, Mockingbird (Caitlin) with Pygmalion Productions, and The Tempest (Ariel) at Weber State University. 

She has a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and works as a film actress, and Producer and Manager for her family’s Broadway and Disney YouTube channel “Working with Lemons”. “So much love to Jeremy and Steven for putting up with my crazy actress career!” 

Jessica Mingorance Pereira

Jessica Mingorance

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Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage after her performance in last season’s production of Guys & Dolls. Her favorite credits include Rusty in Footloose, Paulette in Legally Blonde, and Salome in Savior of the World. She has studied Musical Dance Theatre at BYU. 

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Anne Marie Browning

Anne-Marie Browning

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Anne-Marie is pleased to be back on the HCT stage. Her favorite credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with HCT and Footloose: The Musical at the Harman Theatre with WVC. 

She attended American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and graduated from UVU as part of the Modern Dance Program. She works as a dance teacher, podcast host, and choreographer. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp 

Sammi Jo Ruotsi

Sammi Jo Ruotsi

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Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Her favorite credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with HCT; Footloose with Harman Theatre; 

Odyssey Dance Theatre Company Member where she performed in shows such as Thriller, It’s a Wonderful Life, Romeo + Juliet, Chicago Nights, Shut Up & Dance, Purple Rain, and MJ; Christmas on Ice with Spirit Productions/Dublin Worldwide; Steppin’ out LIVE with Ben Vereen - Guest Tap Dancer; and the European tap dance tour, Tap Reloaded. “Endless love & thanks to Mama and Pops, Nani, The Andamatuotsis, The Tribe, and this beautiful group of cast & creatives.”  

Showgirl/Ensemble

Bryn Campbell

Bryn Campbell

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Bryn is ecstatic to be back on the HCT stage! Her favorite credits include Mary Poppins and Matilda with HCT; West Side Story (Consuelo) at Kensington Theatre and in Bring it On at the University of Utah. 

She has also spent extensive time backstage as a wig dresser and makeup artist. Favorite crew credits included The Wizard of Oz, AIDA, and The Little Mermaid. She has a BFA from the U of U in Theatrical Hair and Makeup Design. She recently got her NASM Group Fitness certification & is excited to begin her teaching journey. 

Bailee Johnson

Bailee Johnson

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Bailee is thrilled to return to the Hale Centre Theatre Stage! Among her numerous HCT credits, she notes Ellie Blake in Freaky Friday as her favorite. Other film credits include: 127 Hours, Hallmark’s Christmas to Order and Christmas Oranges

Bailee recently returned from an LDS Mission in South Florida and is studying in the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU. “I am very happy to be back home at Hale, dancing my heart out! I hope this show feels like a figurative kiss on the cheek <3” 1 John 4:18 

Showgirl/Ensemble

Kathryn Baker

Kathryn Baker

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Making her HCT debut! Kathryn’s favorite credits include: Fine Arts Network - Curtains (Niki Harris), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Babette), and A Chorus Line (Sheila); 

Welk Resort Theater - Spamalot, and The Producers; and Temecula Valley Players - Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator). She currently works as a full-time fitness instructor at Vasa Fitness. “Life is too short to wait around for things to happen to you; you have to create your own destiny.” 

Lindsey D Smith

Lindsey D. Smith

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Thrilled to be back on the HCT stage! Lindsey’s favorite credits include: HCT - Singin’ in the Rain, Crazy for You, 42nd Street, and Thoroughly Modern Millie; NYC and Tour - Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette); Walt Disney World - Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage and Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular

Pioneer Theatre Company - Will Rogers Follies and 42nd Street; and Universal Studios - Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Mash-up. She has also appeared on TV with Liza Minnelli and Rachel Ray and performed in countless corporate events and industrials across the country. She has a BFA in Modern Dance from the U of U. 

Starlet/Ensemble

Emily Runyan

Emily Runyan

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Making her HCT debut! Emily’s favorite credits include Bright Star and Matilda with HCTO, The Drowsy Chaperone, Disney’s Tarzan, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with SCERA, and Jekyll and Hyde with American Fork Community Theatre. 

She is currently attending BYU for a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in dance. She works at Lakeview Elementary and Uplift Performing Arts Academy. “Huge thank you to Dave, Kelly, and HCT for allowing me to be a part of such an incredible production.”

Sophia Campagna

Sophia Campagna

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Making her HCT debut! Sophia’s favorite credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and Newsies (Katherine) with River City Theatre Company, Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy) with Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, and Matilda (Trunchbull) with the University of Utah. 

She is currently attending the U of U where she is working towards a BFA in Musical Theatre. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” 

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Brooks Udy

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! Brooks is excited to play on the Hale Centre Stage in this production of Singin’ In The Rain. 

Cameron Dietlein

Cameron Dietlein

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A familiar face to HCT audiences, Cameron is honored to join the company of Singin’ in the Rain. Other stage credits include School of Rock (Zack Mooneyham), Newsies (Les), The Wizard of Oz (Toto Puppeteer), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Chip), Matilda (Eric), and Big Fish (Young Will). 

Dylan Udy

MON · WED · FRI

Returning to the Centre Stage; some of Dylan’s favorite HCT credits include: The Addams Family, Matilda The Musical, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and The Pirate Queen. He also appeared in Ballet West’s The Nutcracker. 

Miles Jeppson

Miles Jeppson

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Honored to be joining the cast of Singin' in the Rain. Some of Miles’ other favorite stage credits include: School of Rock (Lawrence) on our Centre Stage; Into the Woods (Jack), Les Misérables (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!” 

Heather Roskelley

Heather Roskelly

MON · WED · FRI

Making her HCT debut! Heather is a recent high school graduate who plans to major in Theatre Production with a focus on Stage Management. 

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Hale Centre Theatre. I am forever thankful to my theatre teachers who have helped me get to this point in my career”. 

Eden Tinney

Eden Tinney

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Eden is excited to return to the Hale Centre Theatre family! Previous productions include: The Addams Family (Thing) and The Wizard of Oz (Toto wrangler). 

Cameron Ward

Cameron Ward

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! Cameron started on the stage at the age of 6 and has around 50 productions under his belt. He has worked in venues across the Utah Valley including Lone Peak High School, SCERA, Murray City, AFYT, AFCT, and HCTO. 

Recent credits include Anastasia (Glab) at LPHS and A Christmas Carol: Youth (Scrooge) with Hale Center Theater Orem. Cameron recently graduated from Lone Peak High School and will attend UVU this fall in the Musical Theatre BFA program. @cameron_m_ward

Lucy Shepherd

Lucy Shepherd

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Making her HCT debut! Lucy comes to Hale Centre Theatre with an extensive resume. Some favorite credits include: Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah) and Crazy For You (Patricia Fodor/Follie) with Orem High School; Descendants (Maleficent) with HCTO; 

Mamma Mia (Rosie) with Utah Valley Players; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally Brown) with Timpview High School; Once Upon A Mattress (Princess Winnifred) with La Cueva High School; and Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) with Albuquerque Little Theatre. Lucy recently graduated from Orem High School and will attend BYU in the MDT program this fall. “You only live once - YOLO!” 

Sebastian Arias

Sebastian Arias

MON · WED · FRI

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Making their HCT debut! Sebastian is thrilled to perform on the Hale Centre stage! Some of their favorite credits include: The Sorcerer's Apprentice with HCTO; West Side Story and Les Misérables with CenterStage Performing Arts; and Into The Woods with Desert Star. “It’ll work out, always does”. 

Sophie Shepherd

Sophie Shepherd

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Making her HCT debut! Sophie is thrilled to be a part of this production of Singin’ in the Rain! Other favorite credits include: A Christmas Carol Jr. (Caroler), Little Women (Beth), and Children of Eden with Orem High School; You’re a Good Man. Charlie Brown (Woodstock) with Timpview High; 

Once Upon A Mattress (Lady Rowena) with La Cueva High School; as well as Peter Pan Jr. (Mrs. Darling), Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, and The Music Man with her Dad (Ryan Shepherd) and sister (Lucy Shepherd) who are also a part of this cast. “So excited to be sharing the stage with my dad and sister again!” 

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Production Team Biographies

Director/Choreographer

Dave Tinney

Dave Tinney

For Hale Centre Theatre, Dave has previously directed The Light in the Piazza, Treasure Island, Chitty Chitty Bang, The Secret Garden, Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, A Tale of Two Cities, Disney’s Tarzan, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Bright Star, Seussical, The Addams Family, Cinderella, Matilda, An American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz, Wait Until Dark, Newsies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, AIDA, The Heart of Robin Hood, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Peter and the Starcatcher, She Loves Me, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Zorro the Musical, and Oliver!,. 

He most recently appeared on stage as Carl Hanratty in HCT’s production of Catch Me If You Can. He has also directed for BYU, UVU, Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in NY, Sundance Summer Theatre, and, one of his favorites, 110 in the Shade for HCT Orem starring Audra McDonald and Will Swenson. He received the national Outstanding Director of a Musical award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He works for HCT full-time as the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education after being Artist in Residence in the Theatre Arts Department at Utah Valley University for nine years. “Thanks to Sally, Mark, Kelly, Jess, Kacey, Jenn, Jaron, Michelle O., Maddy, Michelle J., Trisha, Nick, and an awesome cast and crew...all brilliant! Also a special thanks to my family.”

Associate Choreographer

Lindsey D Smith

Lindsey D. Smith

Singin’ in the Rain at the West Valley Hale is the show that began Lindsey’s entertainment career, so she is excited and grateful for this full circle moment. Originally from Utah, Lindsey relocated to the East Coast after graduating from the University of Utah with her BFA in Modern Dance. 

At Walt Disney World, she was a choreographer for Disney Event Group, a teaching artist for Disney Performing Arts, and a performer. She spent 5 years as a Radio City Rockette where she toured to over 50 cities and kicked at Radio City Music Hall.

Lindsey likes to keep busy between choreographing, teaching, and performing. Most recently, she choreographed a brand new Christmas show entitled Home For Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Choreography credits in Orlando include: Matilda and Hello, Dolly! (The Garden Theatre), Tuck Everlasting and A Year With Frog and Toad (The Orlando Repertory Theatre), and the Orlando Fringe Festival. She has choreographed for many corporate clients including: Disney, Walmart, Sherwin Williams, Farmer’s Insurance, and IAAPA to name a few. She made her choreographic debut at HCT last season working on Guys and Dolls and The Secret Garden. “Thank you to Dave and Sally for this opportunity - it is good to be home!” 

Music Director

Kelly De Haan 2019 B

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 School of Rock, 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.    

Production Stage Manager

Jess Edling 2020

Jess Edling

Jess is thrilled to be at the helm of Singin’ in the Rain. Other HCT credits include Treasure Island, The Mousetrap, The Play That Goes Wrong, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Phantom, Steel Magnolias, and Matilda. 

Other favorite credits from California and Utah theatres include Silent Sky, Much Ado About Nothing, Sweeney Todd, Gyspy, Tintypes, West Side Story, The Gog/Magog Project, Peter and the Starcatcher, Arsenic & Old Lace, Neil Simon’s Eugene trilogy, and the World Premiere of Edison & Tesla: An Original Musical. She wants to thank her boys, who give up so much for her to keep doing theatre and never stop supporting her.

Scenic Design

Kacey Udy 2020

Kacey Udy

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

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

Costume Design

Jenn Taylor

Jenn Taylor

Jenn’s work was most recently seen as the Scenic Designer for The Light in the Piazza, One for the Pot, The Mousetrap, Bright Star, The Addams Family, Freaky Friday, and Steel Magnolias. Recent costume design credits for HCT: Guys and Dolls,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.”

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: 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 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!”

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 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

Krissa Lent 2020

Krissa Lent

Krissa has been with HCT for a number of years, and has designed hair and make-up for The Secret Garden, A Tale of Two Cities, Bright Star, Seussical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, An American in Paris, AIDA, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, She Loves Me, and Peter and the Starcatcher

Krissa holds a BFA in Theater Tech/Design from Millikin University, an MFA in Wig and Make-up Design from the University of Cincinnati CCM and is also a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Utah. Krissa previously worked for Utah Shakespeare Festival for six seasons, Sarasota Opera for 3 seasons, and Chicago Opera Theater for 2 seasons. “I am so grateful to be part of the UNBREAKABLE team in the wig shop. Thanks to HCT for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. Enjoy the show!!”

Automation Design

Nick Herring 2021

Nick Herring

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, and

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

Authors

Betty Comden

Betty Comden

The team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 1991 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, and the longest running creative partnership in theatre history, began writing and performing their own satirical comic material in a group called The Revuers, which included the late Judy Holliday. 

They went on to collaborate with Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins on what was the first show for all of them, "On The Town." Also with Mr. Bernstein they collaborated on the score for "Wonderful Town." With Jule Styne they wrote the book and/or lyrics for "Bells Are Ringing," "Do Re Mi," "Subways Are For Sleeping," "Peter Pan" and others. They also wrote the book for "Applause," the book and lyrics for "On the Twentieth Century" and the lyrics for "The Will Rogers Follies," with Cy Coleman, and "A Doll's Life." Five of these, "Applause," "Hallelujah Baby," "Wonderful Town," "On the Twentieth Century" and "The Will Rogers Follies" won them six Tony Awards, and "A Doll's Life," a Tony nomination.

Their many film musicals include "Singin' in the Rain," "The Band Wagon," "On the Town," "Bells are Ringing," "It's Always Fair Weather," "Good News" and "The Barkleys of Broadway." Their non-musicals include "Auntie Mame" and "What a Way To Go." Two of these musicals, "The Band Wagon" and "It's Always Fair Weather," received Academy Award nominations and, along with "On The Town," won the Screen Writers' Guild award.

"Singin' in the Rain" was recently voted one of the ten best American films ever made and, by a vote of international film critics conducted by the prestigious magazine Sight and Sound, it was ranked third among the ten best films of all time.

As performers, Comden and Green appeared in "On the Town" and later did an evening at the Golden Theatre, "A Party With Betty Comden and Adolph Green," comprised of material from their own shows and movies, and from their act, The Revuers. In 1977 they did a new version of "A Party" to unanimous acclaim at the Morosco Theatre, and toured with it. "A Party" received an Obie Award when it was first performed.

They are both members of the Council of the Dramatists Guild, have been elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and have received the Mayor of New York's Certificate of Excellence.

Ms. Comden received the Woman of the Year Award from the Alumni Association of New York University. She appeared in the films "Garbo Talks" and "Slaves of New York," and on the stage in the Playwrights' Horizons production of Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic?". Mr. Green appeared in the films "Simon," "My Favorite Year," "Garbo Talks," "Lily In Love" and "I Want To Go Home."

Some of their best-known songs include "Just In Time," "The Party's Over," "Make Someone Happy," "New York, New York," "Neverland," "It's Love," "Lonely Town" and "Some Other Time."

Stars they have written for in their musicals and films include Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Rosalind Russell, Judy Holliday, Mary Martin, Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett and Nancy Walker.

Adolph Green

Adolph Green

The team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, 1991 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, and the longest running creative partnership in theatre history, began writing and performing their own satirical comic material in a group called The Revuers, which included the late Judy Holliday. 

They went on to collaborate with Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins on what was the first show for all of them, "On The Town." Also with Mr. Bernstein they collaborated on the score for "Wonderful Town." With Jule Styne they wrote the book and/or lyrics for "Bells Are Ringing," "Do Re Mi," "Subways Are For Sleeping," "Peter Pan" and others. They also wrote the book for "Applause," the book and lyrics for "On the Twentieth Century" and the lyrics for "The Will Rogers Follies," with Cy Coleman, and "A Doll's Life." Five of these, "Applause," "Hallelujah Baby," "Wonderful Town," "On the Twentieth Century" and "The Will Rogers Follies" won them six Tony Awards, and "A Doll's Life," a Tony nomination.

Their many film musicals include "Singin' in the Rain," "The Band Wagon," "On the Town," "Bells are Ringing," "It's Always Fair Weather," "Good News" and "The Barkleys of Broadway." Their non-musicals include "Auntie Mame" and "What a Way To Go." Two of these musicals, "The Band Wagon" and "It's Always Fair Weather," received Academy Award nominations and, along with "On The Town," won the Screen Writers' Guild award.

"Singin' in the Rain" was recently voted one of the ten best American films ever made and, by a vote of international film critics conducted by the prestigious magazine Sight and Sound, it was ranked third among the ten best films of all time.

As performers, Comden and Green appeared in "On the Town" and later did an evening at the Golden Theatre, "A Party With Betty Comden and Adolph Green," comprised of material from their own shows and movies, and from their act, The Revuers. In 1977 they did a new version of "A Party" to unanimous acclaim at the Morosco Theatre, and toured with it. "A Party" received an Obie Award when it was first performed.

They are both members of the Council of the Dramatists Guild, have been elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and have received the Mayor of New York's Certificate of Excellence.

Ms. Comden received the Woman of the Year Award from the Alumni Association of New York University. She appeared in the films "Garbo Talks" and "Slaves of New York," and on the stage in the Playwrights' Horizons production of Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic?". Mr. Green appeared in the films "Simon," "My Favorite Year," "Garbo Talks," "Lily In Love" and "I Want To Go Home."

Some of their best-known songs include "Just In Time," "The Party's Over," "Make Someone Happy," "New York, New York," "Neverland," "It's Love," "Lonely Town" and "Some Other Time."

Stars they have written for in their musicals and films include Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Rosalind Russell, Judy Holliday, Mary Martin, Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett and Nancy Walker.

Arthur Freed

Arthur Freed

Arthur Freed (September 9, 1894 - April 12, 1973) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a lyricist and a Hollywood film producer.

Freed began his career in vaudeville, and he appeared with the likes of the Marx Brothers. He soon began to write songs, and was eventually hired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. For years, he wrote lyrics for numerous films.

In 1939 he was promoted to the position of producer, and helped elevate MGM as the studio of the musical. Freed choose to surround himself with film directors such as Vincente Minnelli and Busby Berkeley. He also helped shape the careers of stars like Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. His team of writers, directors, composers and stars came to be known as the "Freed Unit" and produced a steady stream of popular, critically acclaimed musicals that lasted until the late 1950s.

Freed served as associate producer on THE WIZARD OF OZ.

His most famous song is "Singin' in the Rain," and two of his films won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Those being, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) and GIGI (1958)

Nacio Herb Brown

Nacio Herb Brown

Nacio Herb Brown (22 February 1896- 28 September 1964) was a United States songwriter.

Brown was born as Ignacio Herb Brown in Deming, New Mexico. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles.

He was a successful writer of popular songs, and Broadway theater music in the 1920s, originally doing this as a sideline to his financially successful career in California Real Estate. In 1928 he was hired to work in Hollywood by MGM and write movie music for the new medium of sound film. For his film work, he often collaborated with lyricist Arthur Freed.

He appears in the film The Hollywood Revue of 1929.

In the 1930s he was married to actress Anita Page. Brown's hits included "Fit as a Fiddle and Ready for Love", "Pagan Love Song", "Singin' in the Rain", "Wedding of the Painted Doll", and "You Are My Lucky Star".

Nacio Herb Brown died in San Francisco, California.

Brown is an inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.

He wrote the music for the musicals SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and TAKE A CHANCE and additional music for BIG DEAL and EARL CAROLL'S VANITIES.


 

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