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Thank you!

To the generous sponsors of Disney's TARZAN® The Stage Musical.

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Show Information

Hale Centre Theatre's production of

Based on the Disney Film

Music and Lyrics by

Phil Collins

Book by

David Henry Hwang

Adapted from the story “Tarzan of the Apes” by

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Originally Produced on Broadway by

Disney Theatrical Productions

TARZAN® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and used by permission.

Directed & Choreographed By

Dave Tinney 

TARZAN®, The Stage Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI,

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Production Team

Producer: Sally Dietlein

Director/Choreographer: Dave Tinney

Music Director: Kelly DeHaan

Aerial Choreographer: Ramsi Nia Stoker

Production Stage Manager: Susan Kupferer

Scenic Design: Kacey Udy

Lighting Design: Michael Gray

Projection Design: Bobby Gibson

Production Artist: Madeline Ashton

Sound Design: Dan Morgan

Properties Design: Michelle Jensen

Costume Design: Jennifer Stapley Taylor & Peggy Willis

Hair & Make-up Design: Krissa Lent

Assistant Stage Manager: Skip Mulcock, Taylor Ballard 

Automation Operators: Tom Hohl, Alena Rodriguez, Karsten Brown, Duckie Garlick, Siamani Harris 

Lightboard: Emma Belnap, Colin Skip Wilson

Sound Engineers: Michelle Ohumukini, Dan Morgan

Stage Technicians: Andrew Ellis, Joshua Beck, Nathan Gallegos, Ben Dickson, Joshua Sheen, Dale Hoopes, Anton Moss, Kyle Hess, Devon Barney, Josh Shipley, Kyle Trivett, Lee Wright, Gabriel Lopez - Swing, Will Ingram - Swing

Follow Spots: Robin Safeer, Joanne Phillips, Alexis Sanders, Noah Sheen, Kirk Wilson, Rachel Goodrich, Taite Morgan, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Gunson-McComb, Madisyn Dial, Olivia Brough, Nathan Andersen, Patrick Egbert, Steven Nordfors, Katia Reyes, Lucas Jessop, Henry Wells- Swing

Wardrobe Dressers: Laney Marsella, Sarah Hanson, Maggie Sheen, Jillian Terry, Camie Jones, Estee Parker, Courteney Shipley, Ana Perkins, Akemi Nakashima, Thom Moore - Swing 

Hair and Makeup Dressers:Marnee’ Porter, Sarah Bult, Jayada Hodges - Swing

 

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Director's Notes

TARZAN®, The story of a lost child adopted and raised by Apes in the African jungle has fascinated audiences for over 100 years. Tarzan first appeared in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media (both authorized and unauthorized); Films, Television Series, Comic Books, Cartoons, Toys, Video games etc.

Disney’s 1999 animated feature film took pieces from the decades of interpretations (including the famous Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan yell) and wove in some of their own magic including new songs by well-known British rocker and songwriter Phil Collins. This musical version of the Burroughs’ tale focused on Tarzan as an outsider searching to find his place in his adopted jungle home. In 2006, Disney turned their animated film into a live Broadway production. With themes of family, loyalty and discovering your place in the world, Disney’s TARZAN® has become a much beloved version of this timeless story.

We are excited to share our version of this joyful classic with you.

Dave Tinney, Director

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Synopsis of Scenes

Act I

Prologue - Coast of Africa

“Two Worlds”

Father, Mother, Kerchak, Kala, Leopard, Aerialists, and Gorillas

Scene 1 - Ape Nesting Ground

“You'll Be In My Heart”

Kala, Kerchak, and Gorillas

 

*Transition:

“Ten Years Pass/Odd Man Out”

Young Tarzan and Gorillas

Scene 2 - Jungle Clearing

“Who Better Than Me” & “No Other Way” 

Terk, Young Tarzan, Kerchak, and Kala

Scene 3 - Watering Hole

“I Need to Know”

Young Tarzan and Kala

Scene 4 - Jungle Clearing

“Son of Man”, “Sure as Sun Turns to Moon” “Leopard Trap”, & “Leopard Fight” 

Young Tarzan, Tarzan, Kala, Kerchak, Leopard, Terk, Gorillas, Flamingos, and Elephant

Scene 5 - Deep In The Jungle

“Human Invasion”, “Waiting for this Moment”, “Creature Attack” & “Different”

Tarzan, Jane, Flowers, Birds, Butterflies, Spider, and Lizard

Synopsis of Scenes

Act II

Entr'acte

Scene 1 - Human Camp

“Trashin' the Camp” 

Terk, Gorillas, Jane, Porter, Clayton, and Snipes

Scene 2 - Deep In The Jungle

“Ape Exodus”

Tarzan, Kala, Kerchak, Terk, and Gorillas

Scene 3 - Jungle Clearing

“Sketchbook” 

Tarzan and Jane

Scene 4 - Human Camp/Jungle Canopy

“Like No Man I've Ever Seen”, “Strangers Like Me”

Tarzan, Jane, Kala, Porter, Clayton, and Gorillas

*Transition:

“Terk and Kala”

Scene 5 - Deep In The Jungle

Terk and Kala

Scene 6 - Human Camp/Jungle

“For the First Time”, “Flower Shower”, & “Who Better Then Me (reprise)”

Tarzan, Jane, Clayton, and Terk

Scene 7 - Ape Nesting Grounds

“Meeting the Family”

Tarzan, Jane, Porter, Clayton, and Gorillas

Scene 8 - Tree House

“Everything That I Am”, & “You'll Be In My Heart (reprise)”

Tarzan, Young Tarzan, and Kala

Scene 9 - Human Camp

“Daddy's Little Girl”, “Man vs. Ape Man”, & “Sure as Sun Turns to Moon (reprise)” 

Tarzan, Jane, Porter, Clayton, Snipes, Kerchak, Kala, Terk, and Gorillas

Scene 10 - Beach

“Goodbyes” & “Two Worlds (finale)”

Tarzan, Jane, and Porter

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Cast in Order of Appearance

Mon · Wed · Fri
Tues · Thurs · Sat
Male 6 (Aerial)
Keith Goodrich
Brock Dalgleish
Female 4 (Aerial)
Holly Crumpton
Jessica Kehl
Tarzan
Zack Wilson
Derek Smith
Jane
Tianna Maxwell
Sophia Guerrero
Kala
Casey Matern
Beatriz Melo
Terk
Jordan Dahl
Caleb Hafen
Male 1
Abrin Tinney
Patrick Wendel
Male 2
Kile Allen
Kenichi Nakashima
Male 3
Dave Hollerbach
Dalton Kohler
Male 4
Cameron Smith
Roman Curiel
Male 5
Anthony Limb
Noah Bradford
Female 1 (Aerial)
Christina Engle
Christina Bluth
Female 2 (Aerial)
Jessica Bird
Olivia Lee
Female 3 (Aerial)
Mia Gallardo
Jane Jackson
Kerchak
Adam Dietlein
Preston Taylor
Clayton
David K. Martin
Josh Durfey
Young Tarzan
Blake Burnham
Toby Worland
Porter
David Glaittli
Mark Pulham
Snipes
Brett Myers
Clin Eaton
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Cast Biographies

Tarzan

Zack Wilson

Zack Wilson

MON · WED · FRI

Returning to the HCT Stage, Zack was previously seen in our productions of AIDA (Radames) and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph). Other favorite stage credits include West Side Story (Tony) an All Shook Up (Chad) as well as television credits: “ABC’s Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” and “High School Musical 3” as a featured dancer and Zac Effron’s stand in for choreography.

He was also a member of BYU’s Young Ambassadors and toured to China. Zack graduated from UVU with a degree in Communications and currently works as a broker, specializing in Medical Malpractice insurance. “All my love to my beautiful incredible wife and children, who are my world.”  “Come what may and love it.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Derek Smith

Derek Smith

TUES · THURS · SAT

Derek is exhilarated to be swinging through the jungle once again after playing the titular role in our 2013 production of Tarzan. This marks Derek’s 31st production with Hale Centre Theatre;  favorite credits include: She Loves Me, The Wedding Singer, Oklahoma!, The Pirate Queen, The Heart of Robin Hood, Cinderella, Zorro: The Musical, and Ghost: The Musical.

“I couldn't do any of this without my wife, Missy. Whether it's listening to me complain about missing out on a lot of donuts, or watching the kids while I prepared for this part for two years, she did so without complaint! She's amazing at everything she does and I'm humbled she chose me to play the most important roles I'll ever play! Missy, Kenzie, Annie, Ty, and Maggie, "You'll be in my heart. From this day on, now and forever more." 

Jane

Tianna Maxwell

Tianna Maxwell

MON · WED · FRI

@tianna_annait17

Tianna is returning to the HCT stage after last season's production of Seussical. Previous credits include: 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 also has worked at Walt Disney World as a character performer. Tianna has graduated from UVU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. “Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”

Sophia Marie Guerrero

Sophia Guerrero

TUES · THURS · SAT

@sophiamarieguerrero

Sophia is incredibly honored to be performing again at HCT! She made her HCT debut in Cinderella last season. Previous credits include: HCTO: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy); BYU: Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal); as well as The Little Mermaid (Ariel) and Seussical (Mayzie). 

Sophia is currently a Senior in the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU and has performed with the BYU Living Legends (2017-2018 Germany and Switzerland tour) and the Young Ambassadors (2018-2019 China tour). “Big thank you to my supportive family and friends, cute husband Jacob, mentors, the MDT faculty, and the HCT, for believing in me. This one is for all of you!”.

Kerchak

Adam Dietlein

Adam Dietlein

MON · WED · FRI

@adamdietlein

Adam is thrilled to return to the HCT stage. Other HCT roles: Bright Star (Jimmy Ray Dobbs), An American In Paris (Henri Baurel), A Christmas Carol (Dickens, Young Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Oklahoma! (Curly), Les Miseràbles (Javert), Brigadoon (Tommy), Tarzan (Kerchek). 

He is fresh from the Broadway stage where he played Nick in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Off-Broadway: Interview (Eugene Harper). 1st International Tour: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston). NYMF: Shelter (Joshua). Film: Ephraim’s Rescue, Jackie & Ryan. TV: Bull (CBS). Adam has a BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah. Love to Callie and BookItScott.

Preston Taylor

Preston Taylor

TUES · THURS · SAT

@prestontay18

HCT audiences will recognize Preston from his starring roles as Prince Topher in Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), and Newsies (Jack Kelly) on our stage. Other favorite credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf) at BYU; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph) at Sundance Summer Theatre; and Crazy for You (Bobby Child) and How to Succeed in Business… (Finch) at The Sooner Theatre. 

Preston has also sung in concerts with the likes of Laura Osnes, Christy Altomare, Susan Egan, Arille Jacobs, Joey Contreras, and Natalie Weiss. “Love to my beautiful wife, Emily and my brilliant son, William!” 

prestonjohntaylor.com

Terk

Jordan Dahl

Jordan Dahl

MON · WED · FRI

Jordan was previously seen as the Scarecrow in our 2018 production of The Wizard of Oz. Other HCT credits include: Newsies (Romeo), AIDA, and Joseph...Dreamcoat (Gad). He was also seen as Tootles in Peter Pan on the HCTO stage. Jordan has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from UVU and is a certified RN from Ameritech College of Healthcare and works as a nurse for Sytar Kids Pediatric home health. “Hayden and Avery - two worlds, one family. You’ll be in my heart, always”.

Caleb Hafen

Caleb Hafen

TUES · THURS · SAT

Making his HCT debut! Caleb is excited to be joining the HCT family with this production of Tarzan. Stage credits include: Pickleville Playhouse- Peter Pan and Finding the Fickle Fortune; BYU- Waiting for Godot, Chariots of Fire, and Mary Poppins; Central Theatre- A Midsummer Night’s Dream and In The Heights. Caleb is a Musical Dance Theatre major and studying PreMed at Brigham Young University. “Keep Smiling!” 

Kala

Casey Matern

Casey Matern

MON · WED · FRI

A familiar face to HCT audiences, Casey is ecstatic to be back performing on the Centre Stage. Most recently she was seen as Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins.  Other favorite credits include Hands on a Hardbody (Norma), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble), Into the Woods (Witch), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), 9 to 5: The Musical (Roz), and The Pirate Queen (Evleen). She spends her days as a photographer at Red Mug Photography and working for Granite School District. “All my love to JLPNR, you are my world.” 

redmugphotography.com 

Beatriz Melo

Beatriz Melo

TUES · THURS · SAT

@bea_mellow

Beatriz is glad to be returning to the Centre Stage after last season’s production of Seussical. Favorite stage credits include: BYU: Wonderland (La Gata) and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette); Sundance Summer Theatre: Mamma Mia (Donna u/s); Other Favorites: AIDA (AIDA and Amneris ), West Side Story (Anita), and Spamalot (The Lady of the Lake). Currently, Beatriz is a senior in the Musical Dance Theatre program at BYU.

Young Tarzan

Blake Burnham

Blake Burnham

MON · WED · FRI

@theburnhamkids

Returning to Hale Centre Theatre, Blake was previously seen in our production of Freaky Friday as Fletcher. Other stage credits include: HCTO- Matilda (Bruce) and Newsies (Les); SCERA- The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin); and school productions of Aladdin Jr. (Iago) and Peter Pan Jr. (Michael Darling). Blake is in the 6th grade and a proud member of Amplify Acapella group and Rise Up Children’s Choir. “Thank you Dave, Kelly, Ramsi, Mark, Sally, Susan, and everyone here at HCT for this amazing opportunity. Enjoy the show!”

Toby Worland

Toby Worland

TUES · THURS · SAT

This marks Toby's fourth production at HCT. Previous roles: A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim), Freaky Friday (Fletcher) and My Son Pinocchio (Pinocchio). Other credits include: Hale Stars Choir, Rise Up Children's Choir, along with several music videos and other TV/film credits. This 5th grader is also an award-winning hip hop dancer, skilled gymnast, gifted athlete, and talented artist. 

"A big thanks to Dave, Kelly, Sally, and Mark for giving me my dream role, and a shout out to my awesome family for all their support, especially my partner in crime (twin brother) Max." Toby dedicates all his performances to his brother Collin (1998-2011).

Porter

David Glaittli

David Glaittli

MON · WED · FRI

David is happy to be returning to the role of Porter after portraying him in our 2013 production of Tarzan. Recent HCT credits include: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar), Beauty & the Beast (Lumiere), Peter and the Starcatcher, Over the River and Through the Woods and Les Misérables, which he considers to be one of the most amazing theatrical experiences of his life.  

Other favorite roles: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Elton), 9 to 5: The Musical (Franklin Hart), Zorro the Musical (Don Alejandro), My Fair Lady (Alfred P. Doolittle), The Three Musketeers (Cardinal Richelieu), and Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar Wolf). “UMGAWA!” 

Mark Pulham

Mark Pulham

TUES · THURS · SAT

Since it’s opening, Mark has spent most of his time doing shows at Hale Center Theatre Orem - even performing with founder Ruth and Nathan Hale in the early years. He’s enjoyed a long list of great characters from Bob Cratchit to Professor Higgins and many in between. 

He’s moved to playing fathers in such shows as The Diary of Anne Frank, Kiss and Tell, and most recently, Dear Ruth. A graduate in education from BYU, Mark taught 4th grade for 30 years and has since retired. He’s also worked as a children’s librarian at the Orem Public Library for 40 years. 

Clayton

David K Martin

David K. Martin

MON · WED · FRI

David is honored to reprise the role of Clayton after portraying him in our 2013 production of Tarzan. Additional HCT credits include: Freaky Friday (Grandpa Gordon), Tuck Everlasting (Angus Tuck), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Arsenic and Old Lace (Officer O’Hara), She Loves Me (Kodaly), Ghost: The Musical (Hospital/Subway Ghost), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), and A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit). 

Along with being a stay-at-home dad, David uses his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Utah as the Founder/Director for BeatALS Benefit, a non profit organization to fight ALS with rock and roll music. 

Beatalsbenefit.com 

Joshua Durfey

Josh Durfey

TUES · THURS · SAT

@joshdurfeyofficial

Returning to the HCT family after previously playing in our 2010 production of A Christmas Carol. Other favorite credits include: Noorda Center for the Arts - Fly More Than You Fall; Utah Shakespeare Festival - Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins, Shakespeare in Love, and The Cocoanuts;  as well as productions at The Hive Collaborative and Pickleville Playhouse. Josh holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Classical Acting from Southern Utah University. 

Snipes

Brett Myers

Brett Myers

MON · WED · FRI

Brett is returning to the HCT stage after last season's production of A Christmas Carol. Nashville, TN credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods (Baker), Catch Me If You Can (Hanratty), Spamalot (Patsy). Brett holds an MA in Communications Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Hearing and Speech from Vanderbilt University. 

He currently works as a speech-language pathologist at the U of U Voice Disorders Center and faculty in the U of U Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “Thanks to my incredible family and friends for cheering me on from near and far.”  

Clin Eaton

Clin Eaton

TUES · THURS · SAT

As a young boy, Clin could often be found running around the jungle shirtless and yelling.  Now he gets to do it here at Hale....wait...he's a villain?  Not a monkey or an ape-man? ...as a young boy, Clin could often be found lurking menacingly in the shadows of the jungle. 

He is currently an award-winning drama teacher for over 20 years at Riverton High School. Thank you Dave for seeing the evil that lies within, thank you Kelly for your realistic ape calls, and thank you Jackie, Millie and Ellis for always trashin' the camp at home.   

Male 1

Abrin Tinney

Abrin Tinney

MON · WED · FRI

Abrin was last seen on the HCT stage in Mary Poppins. Previous HCT credits include: Seussical, Freaky Friday (Adam), American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz, Newsies (Albert/Bill), Tuck Everlasting, AIDA, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Joel), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, and Oliver! Abrin has also performed on the HCTO stage in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Seussical: The Musical, and 14 Youth Performances. 

“I can only do my best, and my best is enough.” “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt 

Patrick Wendel

Patrick Wendel

TUES · THURS · SAT

Patrick was last seen in our productions of Mary Poppins, Seussical, Freaky Friday, The Wizard of Oz, and Tuck Everlasting. Other credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Pirate Queen, The Addams Family, and AIDA on stages including CenterPoint Legacy Theatre and the Zigfield Theatre. “Art is just another form of screaming.” 

Male 2

Kile Allen

Kile Allen

MON · WED · FRI

Making his HCT debut! After attending many performances at Hale Centre Theatre, Kile couldn’t be more excited to perform on the Centre Stage. Credits include: Joseph...Dreamcoat (Benjamin) with SGMT; Hairspray (Seaweed) with HVTC; Rumors (Glen Cooper), 

Alice in Wonderland (Mad Hatter), and The Tempest (Stephano) with DSU; Tarzan (Acro Monkey/Ensemble), AIDA (Swing), and Big River (Slave) with Tuachan. Kile hails from St. George, Utah, where he graduated from Dixie State University with a BS in Theatre.  

Kenichi Nakashima

Kenichi Nakashima

TUES · THURS · SAT

Kenichi’s previous HCT credits include: An American in Paris, Newsies (Finch), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He has also performed as Pepe in West Side Story for West Valley Arts. Kenichi also works as a dance teacher at Miss Margene’s Creative Classroom and as a Team Lead for new hires with Mountain America Credit Union.

“Thank you to my friends and family for your love and support, Miss Margene and Tracee Walker for teaching and mentoring me in the art of dance, and my gorgeous wife, Courtney, for her constant love, support, jokes, and care for our family!” 

Male 3

Dave Hollerbach

Dave Hollerbach

MON · WED · FRI

Previous HCT credits for Dave include: Mary Poppins and Phantom. Other favorite credits include: Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Copelia for Mountain West Ballet; Yenufa for Utah Opera (Capitol Theater); The Nutcracker and Swan Lake for Ballet West (Capitol Theater), and participated in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.

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. “You get what you work for, not what you wish for.” 

Dalton Kohler

Dalton Kohler

TUES · THURS · SAT

@jumpindalton

Making his HCT debut! Dalton is thrilled to be joining Hale Centre Theatre for this production of Tarzan. Other favorite stage credits include: IFYAC - The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Matilda; Hillcrest High School- Annie Get Your Gun. Dalton works as a Gymnastics and Jump Rope Coach and is currently pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance. “Positivity always wins”. 

Male 4

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

MON · WED · FRI

@wikicamjam

Making his HCT debut! Cameron is thrilled to be playing on the Hale Centre Stage. Past credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Redhouse Theatre, New York); When You Wish, Beauty and the Beast, and Sister Act (Tuachan); The Count of Monte Cristo (Pioneer Theatre Company); The Count of Monte Cristo (BYU) as Danglars; and Swing! with Norwegian Cruise Line. 

Cameron graduated from BYU with a BFA in Musical Dance Theatre and has been traveling the world since.  “The kick comes from people buddy boy”- West Side Story. 

Roman Curiel

Roman Curiel

TUES · THURS · SAT

@ropuzzels

Roman is excited to be returning to the Centre Stage. Previously, he was seen in our production of Newsies. Roman has also performed with BYU’s Young Ambassadors and in collaborative works with BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre. 

He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in  Dance and currently works as an installation tech  and freelance dance artist. “Through all my work, I hope to better the world and better myself. With love”.

Male 5

Anthony Limb

Anthony Limb

MON · WED · FRI

Anthony is stoked to be playing at Hale Centre after last season’s production of Seussical. Other favorite stage credits include: Harman Hall- Footloose; HCT- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as well as Joseph...Dreamcoat (Joseph), Little Woman (Professor Bhaer), Cinderella (Lionel), and The Valiant (James Dyke). He is very thankful for his family and anyone who supports the arts.  “Enjoy the show!” 

Noah Bradford

Noah Bradford

TUES · THURS · SAT

@bradford_noah

Noah is grateful to be working on this production of Tarzan. Previous credits with HCT include: Mary Poppins (Neleus), Strictly Ballroom (Scott Hastings), Matilda (Rudolpho), Cinderella, An American In Paris, and Newsies. Other credits include: Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts- Catch Me If You Can, Guys and Dolls, and Mike Costa in A Chorus Line, which earned him a Best Actor Nomination with the 2018 Utah High School Musical Theater Awards. 

He appeared as a Fire Staff Spinner in the Roots of the Rock Dance Festival, and has been training at Dance Impressions since he was six. Noah is currently a junior in the MTP at the University of Utah. “Waste your time wisely.” 

Male 6 (Aerial)

Keith Goodrich

Keith Goodrich

MON · WED · FRI

@keithgoodrich

Keith is no stranger to the HCT stage, having been seen in Phantom, The Wizard of Oz, AIDA, Joseph and the… Dreamcoat, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Pirate Queen, Oklahoma!, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Brigadoon and Tarzan

Other credits include: HCTO- Tuck Everlasting and Anything Goes and University of Utah’s Opera- Semele, Amahl, and A Christmas Carol. Keith is currently pursuing his Masters at the University of Utah School of Music and Vocal Performance. Keith is the choir and orchestra teacher at Elk Ridge Middle School. “If you want to live an extraordinary life you have to do extraordinary things.” 

Brock Dalgleish

Brock Dalgleish

TUES · THURS · SAT

@brocktif89

Brock is excited to be playing on and above the HCT stage again. Favorite credits include: HCT- Seussical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jehan Frollo), AIDA, The Heart of Robin Hood (Guy of Gisborne), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Benjamin Pontipee). 

Other favorite credits include: Harman Hall- Footloose (Ren); The Grand Theatre- West Side Story (Riff); Tuacahn Amphitheatre- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, and Peter Pan; Utah Repertory- Carrie: The Musical as well as Bare (Jason McConnell) where he was awarded Best Actor in a Musical from BroadwayWorld.com. He has also performed at Walt Disney World and European Disney tours.

Female 1 (Aerial)

Christina Engle

Christina Engle

MON · WED · FRI

Making her HCT debut! Christina is excited to be working on this production of Tarzan. Prior to her work with Hale Centre Theatre, she performed in Aerobatics Performing Arts production of Life of a Pirate and Aladdin. Christina studied Ballet at The University of Utah. 

Currently, she is a registered dental hygienist as well as an aerial instructor at Aerobatics Performing Arts. “I am so grateful for this opportunity to perform at HCT alongside such amazing talent! Thank you Ramsi for everything you’ve done to help me on this journey that led to so many unforgettable memories and friendships”.   

Christina Bluth

Christina Bluth

TUES · THURS · SAT

Recently, Christina was seen on and above our Centre Stage in Seussical and The Wizard of Oz. She joined Odyssey Dance Theatre in 1998 and had the opportunity to perform many principal roles. She is currently a dance instructor, choreographer, and yoga teacher. 

Christina was also featured as principal dancer in “High School Musical 3” and Hallmark Channel’s “My Christmas Love”. She is enjoying her incredible  aerial arts training from Defying Gravity Utah. “I would like to thank my ever-supportive husband, mother and three boys for holding down the fort while I continue to live my performance dreams and stretch my artistic wings!”  

Female 2 (Aerial)

Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird

MON · WED · FRI

@jess.cirque.uh

Thrilled to be back above our Centre Stage, Previous HCT credits for Jessica include: Seusscial, The Wizard of Oz, AIDA, and The Little Mermaid. She has studied with Ramsi Nia Knowlton-Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah, and the wonderful coaches at Anti-Gravity Orlando, as well as teaching/choreographing at multiple local studios. 

“Thank you so much to my incredible husband Jenner, my very large and wonderful family, and all of my amazing friends for supporting me! A huge thank you to Ramsi and Defying Gravity Utah for keeping me in the air. I love you all!” 

@paperplay.jess

Olivia Lee

Olivia Lee

TUES · THURS · SAT

Inspired by our production of The Little Mermaid, Olivia began her aerial arts journey with Ramsi and her studio, Defying Gravity Utah. Now performing on the HCT stage is truly a full circle experience. Olivia was recently seen in last season's production of Seussical

Other favorite performing credits include: Tarzan (Murray Arts Council), USU Spirit Squad (Both dancer and cheerleader), BeatALS Benefit Concert, U of U Night Circus Benefit Gala. She is a recent graduate of Communications Studies program at Utah State University. “Thank you to Ramsi, Defying Gravity Utah, and Hale Centre Theatre for allowing me to perform above this stage.”

Female 3 (Aerial)

Mia Gallardo

Mia Gallardo

MON · WED · FRI

@meeting_mia

Mia is honored to be back on the Centre Stage after previously being seen in our 2018 production of The Wizard of Oz. She studies as an aerialist under Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah and works as Real Estate Agent with cityhomeCOLLECTIVE. 

“To my mother, I could have never done it without you - Thank you. To Ramsi, I want to give you all the credit for being the incredible woman that you are.”

Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson

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Jane was previously seen in our productions of The Wizard of Oz and Seussical. She has a BA in Dance from BYU Idaho and is currently a dance teacher and the dance company coach at Herriman High School. She has been training with Ramsi Stoker at Defying Gravity Utah for the past 3 years  and has loved every minute of it. “There are so many things in life that you can do; stop thinking about the things that you can’t do”. 

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Holly Crumpton

Holly Crumpton

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Holly began the sport of equestrian vaulting with the Oak Hills Vaulting Club in Salem, Utah and was a member for 13 years, competing at many regional and national competitions. Holly was also part of the clubs performance troupe, G.O.H.A. (Gymnastics on Horseback Association) and performed at various events across the Western United States. 

In 2013 she began her aerial journey and currently trains with Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah. She also trains pole fitness at Onyx Pole and Aerial Fitness and hand-balancing at home. Recently, Holly was seen in our production of Seussical and The Wizard of Oz

Jessica Kehl

Jessica Kehl

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Jessica is thrilled to be back on the Hale Centre Stage after last season’s production of Seussical. Notable awards and credits include: state champion in gymnastics, pageant winner - Miss Draper City, and BYU Cheer Captain.  

Jessica graduated from BYU with a degree in photography. She has trained for 9 years in aerial arts at studios all across the country and most recently with Ramsi Stoker in aerobatics. She has 3 children and is married to former NFL player, Bryan Kehl. “Thank you to my wonderful family, my husband and my beautiful children that inspire me to be my best every single day!” 

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Production Team Biographies

Director / Choreographer

Dave Tinney

Dave Tinney

For Hale Centre Theatre, Dave has previously directed 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, Tarzan, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Zorro the Musical, Oliver!, and Les Misérables.

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, Susan, Kacey, Peggy, Michael, Dan, Bobby, Michelle, Krissa, and an awesome cast and crew...all brilliant! Also a special thanks to my family.” 

Music Director

Kelly De Haan

Kelly DeHaan

Kelly is one of the most sought after Music Directors along the Wasatch Front. His talent and skills have been instrumental in the success of many of our productions, with the most recent being 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, Mary Poppins, and Les Misérables. 

Kelly is currently directing the inaugural season of HCT’s children’s choir, Stars and On Stage. 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, and 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.

Aerial Choreographer

After making her HCT Aerial Choreographic debut in our 2013 production of Disney’s Tarzan, Ramsi is thrilled to revisit this special show but now on our beautiful new Centre Stage. Ramsi’s extensive background as a competitive gymnast and professional dancer led her to the circus. 

Inspired as a youth by Cirque du Soleil, she added aerial arts to her repertoire over twenty years ago. Her talents have been seen around the world, performing in theatrical productions, televised awards shows, sports arenas, theme parks, conventions, music videos, software apps, fitness videos, cruise ships, and commercials. She is a member of the nation’s premier acrobatic troupe – Anti-Gravity. Some of her favorite performances have been for Walt Disney World where she was a principal aerialist and original cast member in Tarzan Rocks!, at Universal Studios, and here locally as the original aerialist for Odyssey Dance Theatre, Utah State University and ICON Health & Fitness. Ramsi loves being a part of the team at HCT, where she has been the Aerial Choreographer & Trainer for Tarzan (2013), Catch Me If You Can, The Little Mermaid, AIDA, The Wizard of Oz, and Seussical. Ramsi shares her passion for the aerial arts through her pro-level classes and workshops @DefyingGravityUtah. Ramsi is eternally grateful to her husband and their four little monkeys for their love and support… and for letting her make their lives a circus!  

Production Stage Manager

Susan Kupferer 2020

Susan Kupferer

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Susan was born and raised in Irvine, California and holds a BA in stage management from Brigham Young University. Her recent credits include: Production Stage Manager of Bright Star at Hale Centre Theatre, Production Assistant of Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl, Production Stage Manager of BYU’s Wonderland, Single Wide, Christmas Around the World, The Barber of Seville, and The Importance of Being Earnest, Utah Vocal Arts Academy’s Don Giovanni, and Assistant Stage Manager of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Noorda Center for the Arts, Sundance Summer Theatre’s Oklahoma! and of the BYU Spectacular tour to China.

She also has toured with BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble and Ballroom Dance Company as their Stage Manager and been a swing calling stage manager for HCT in both the Centre Stage and the Jewel Box Stage. Susan received the National Stage Management Fellow award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2019. 

Scenic Design

Kacey Udy 2020

Kacey Udy

Kacey is the Technical Director and Resident Scenic Designer at Hale Centre Theatre. He loves the design process and the ability that he has to work and create with such an incredible team of outstanding artists at HCT. 

His designs for The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Tarzan, Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Tale of Two Cities, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are among his favorites. He graduated from Utah State University with a BFA in graphic design and scenic design. When not in pursuit of new inspiration or shiny objects, Kacey enjoys listening to TED Talks, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with his incredible family. He credits his family as the true secret behind his success.  

Production Artist

Madeline Ashton

Madeline Ashton

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As an accomplished artist, Madeline’s work was recently seen in our productions of Titanic: The Musical, 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 Oklahoma! (Sundance), Distance of the Moon (Sackerson), 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.

Costume Design

Peggy Willis

Peggy Willis

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

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

Jenn Taylor

Jenn Taylor

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

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

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 AIDA, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, She Loves Me, Peter and the Starcatcher and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 

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. “Thanks to Trisha for being the best “double” in the biz. Thanks to HCT for giving me the opportunity to do what I love. Enjoy the show!!” 

Lighting Design

Michael Gray

Michael Gray

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Michael is the resident lighting designer at Hale Centre Theatre. He lists as some of his favorite lighting designs: Next to Normal for Utah Valley University and the Los Angeles Theater Center, which won Outstanding Lighting Design as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, as well as Big Fish the Musical, The Heart of Robin Hood, AIDA, Newsies, Cinderella, Phantom, and Seussical for HCT. "I have the best dogs in the world. Change my mind."

Properties Design

Michelle Jensen

Michelle Jensen

Michelle is extremely passionate about details, research, beautiful and interesting “things,” anything to do with flowers, and opening packages. She recently designed her 69th show with Million Dollar Quartet; some of her other favorite designs have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Over The River..., Les Miserables, Tarzan, Tuck Everlasting, My Fair Lady, AIDA, and She Loves Me. 

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

Video Design

Bobby Gibson

Bobby Gibson

@bwaywearehere

Previous HCT credits include Projection Designer for Million Dollar Quartet, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Bright Star, Seussical, The Addams Family, Cinderella, Freaky Friday, Matilda and video content for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Bobby studied video production at Utah Valley University.

He owns and operates In Blue Productions, where he specializes in aerial video, time-lapse and motion graphics. He is a huge theatre nerd and co-hosts the “We Are Here, Broadway” YouTube channel about all things theatre. “Don’t be in such a rush to have everything figured out. Embrace the unknown and let life surprise you.” 

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