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Monday, Wednesday, Friday* Cast

*This cast also performs the 12:30 p.m. Saturday performance. Please note we can never guarantee a performer (especially for weekday matinees), an actor may change with their double or understudy at any time.

Scout Smith
Ellie Blake
  Scout comes to our stage with extensive experience on screen and the HCTO stage. Recent roles include Jerusha Abbott in Daddy Long Legs, Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, Brenda Strong in Catch Me if You Can, Little Red in Into the Woods, Wendy Darling in Peter Pan, and Eponine in Les Misérables. Scout is a full-time mom to the cutest two year old. “It’s such a treat to be working with this wildly-talented cast and creative team. Massive thanks to Rodger, Kelly and Cory for making this such a fun experience.”

Bailee Morris
Katherine Blake
  Bailee returns to HCT having recently been seen as Glinda, the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Mae Tuck in Tuck Everlasting and Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act. Some of her favorite roles include Melpomene in Xanadu, Gloria in Damn Yankees, Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Mama Noah at BYU, where she was also in the Young Ambassadors program for three years. Bailee is a contemporary voice teacher and freelance photographer. “To my Snuggle Family: I love you. Taylor, Zoe, and Tilly, you are my world.”

Blake Burnham
Fletcher Blake
  Blake is thrilled to be playing the part of Fletcher in his HCT debut! He was most recently seen as Les in NEWSIES at HCTO. Other stage credits include: Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz (SCERA), Iago in Aladdin Jr., and Michael Darling in Peter Pan Jr. He is in the A.L.L. program at school and just finished the 4th grade. He loves to play baseball, basketball and golf, sing, and spend time with his friends and family. “Thank you Rodger, Kelly, Cory, Sally, and everyone at HCT for this opportunity!”

Jason Baldwin
Mike Riley
  Jason recently played Ozzy in The Scarlet Pimpernel and Jacey Squires in The Music Man on the HCT Stage. Other favorite roles: William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Weber State, and Henry in Next to Normal at The Ziegfeld. He has a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and works as a set Crew Manager here at HCT. “Thanks to my sweet wife and my two P’s in a pod.”


Jen Wilhite
  Making her HCT debut, Jen has performed at Sundance, Lagoon, Desert Star Playhouse and BYU. She has also appeared in films (most recent, Tim Timmer-man), local/national TV commercials, and industrial films. Favorite roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Emily in Our Town, Erma in Anything Goes, and Zaneeta in The Music Man. She graduated from BYU with a BFA in Music Dance Theatre. She teaches private voice lessons, musical theatre classes, and writes and directs shows for Sandy City. “Shout out to my hubby and four kids: ‘You’re pretty much my favorite people in the history of ever.’”

Anna Peacock
  Another HCT newcomer, Anna recently played Katherine in Davis High School’s production of NEWSIES. Other roles include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Marian in The Music Man, Alice in Flowers for Algernon, and Naomi in 21 Chump Street. She has also been an extra on the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack. She recently graduated from Davis High and previously worked at Fizz Drinks in Kaysville. “’Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art.’ I think about that quote constantly, and it reminds me as to why I am so in love with theatre and the performing arts.”

Brienna Michaelis
  A newcomer to HCT, Brienna was recently seen as Natalie in All Shook Up for the West Jordan Arts Council, as well as Mable in The Pirates of Penzance and Fiona in Shrek for West Jordan High School. This recent West Jordan High School graduate is currently enrolled at Salt Lake Community College where she plans to take classes toward a Music Major. She currently works at Stampin’ Up!’s home office in Riverton in their Demonstrator Support office. “Life’s too short: hug loved ones, laugh loud, and eat dessert first!”

Abrin Tinney
  Abrin was last seen on the HCT stage in An American in Paris, The Wizard of Oz and as Albert/Bill in NEWSIES. Previous HCT roles include: Man 1 in Tuck Everlasting, Ensemble in Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA, Joel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as well as Disney’s Beauty and The Beast and Oliver!. Abrin has also performed on the HCTO stage in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical, and 14 Youth Performances. He is currently in the BFA Musical Theatre Program at UVU. “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Ariana Bagley
Savannah Sweetzer
  Ariana has performed for many venues, as well as having done film work. She was most recently seen in The Wizard of Oz and My Son, Pinocchio, here at Hale Centre Theatre. She was also the title character in Riverton High School’s production of Cinderella. Other favorite roles include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Jr. (Riverton Community), Teen Fiona in Shrek (Murray Community), July in Annie (PTC), and a number of different roles in A Christmas Carol (HCT) over the last 7 years. (She was seen last year as Letitia Fezziwig/Martha Cratchit.) Some favorite film projects include Once I Was a Beehive, Scott & Kassie’s Christmas, Legend of the Lost Gold, and A Christmas Dress for Ellen. Ariana was also Schuyler Sister Angelica in a Hamlilton music video for the Working with Lemons YouTube channel. She is currently attending cosmetology school at MATC. “What’s comin’ will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.”

April Kerr
Woman 1
  This is April’s third production at HCT; she was seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Christmas Carol. Some of her other favorite productions include Les Miserables, Pippin, and Tarzan at Kensington Theatre and Annie, The Little Mermaid and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Herriman Arts Theatre. She is currently a junior in the Commercial Music program at UVU. She teaches piano and voice to children. “Its communication—that’s what theatre is all about.” Chita Rivera “Thanks mom and dad and my Musical S. pals for all your love and support!”

MeriLynne Michaelis
Woman 2
  MeriLynne has performed in our A Christmas Carol as Belle and Fred’s Wife. Other credits include Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the West Jordan Arts Council and Sandy Arts Guild, and Sylvia in All Shook Up at the Midvale Performing Arts Center. She is a full-time mom of 20 years which gave her degrees in patience, psychology, understanding and love and teaches music at Hayden Peak Elementary to K-6 graders. “One of my favorite things is to perform with my daughter, Brienna. So grateful we can do this show together!”

Summer Farnsworth
Woman 3
  We are happy to welcome Summer to our stage for the first time. Her credits include Wonderland (BYU), Who Shot Juanito Bandito? (Pickleville Playhouse), The Little Mermaid (HCTO), West Side Story (HCT AZ), Oklahoma! (TTC), Thoroughly Modern Millie (TTC), and The Secret Garden (MCC). She is finishing her first year in the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU.

Mina Sadoon
Woman 4
  Freaky Friday marks Mina’s first production with HCT. Previously, she played John Wesley Powell in Men in Boats (Dumke Black Box Theater), Chorus in Shooter (Wasatch Theatre Company), and Vi in The Memory of Water (Dumke Black Box Theater). She is a junior at Westminster College pursuing a BFA in Acting and is looking to work as part-time barista sometime soon. “If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs.”

Zac Freeman
Man 1
  Zac was most recently seen on the HCT stage as Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz, as Seitz in NEWSIES, and as King Louis XI in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other HCT appearances include Guy of Gisborne in The Heart of Robin Hood, Simeon/Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as Richard Bingham in The Pirate Queen. Other favorites are Shrek at Cottonwood Heights, Sonny Malone in Xanadu, Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone, Willard in Footloose at Payson High, and also played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Zac hails from the ‘school of hard knocks,’ doing children’s theater annually since the age of eight, and would like to be a full-time actor. Zac currently works as a personal trainer at VASA Fitness. He is the father of three handsome boys and husband to one beautiful wife. “Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude and you can be anyone.” -Alicia Witt

Benjamin Oldroyd
Man 2
  BJ played a Policeman in our recent production of Wait Until Dark and just finished playing Seitz in NEWSIES at HCTO. He also played Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at LHC and the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at HCTO. He is currently pursuing degrees in Business Management and Theater at UVU. “Thank you to the production staff for this amazing opportunity, the cast for making it a cherished memory, and thank you to my friends and family who support me in love for dressing up and acting like other people.”

Spencer Anopol
Man 3
  Spencer is another newcomer to HCT. His most recent performance was in Anything Goes at HCTO. He has a B.S. degree in Communication from the University of Utah and does PR and marketing for various film and entertainment organizations and companies--including the American Society of Cinema-tographers (ASC), the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), American Cinema Editors (ACE), RED Digital Cinema (RED), Panavision, and Fotokem. “Oy with the poodles already.”

Anson Bagley
Man 4
  Anson has a lot of experience on the stage and in front of a camera. He was most recently seen on the HCT stage as Jem Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Other favorites on stage include Michael Banks in Mary Poppins (HCT), Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol and Elf (PTC) and Dickon in The Secret Garden (Murray Amphi-theater). Film and television favorites include The Christmas Project, 17 Miracles, Cokeville Miracle, Criminal Minds, Fresh Off the Boat, and as Alexander Hamilton in a Hamilton video for the Working with Lemons YouTube channel. “Anson is excited to be sharing the stage with his sister, Ari. The family that ‘plays’ together, stays together!”

Alden Sturgeon
Man 5
  Alden made his premiere at HCT as Elmer in NEWSIES and was recently in An American in Paris and The Wizard of Oz. Previous roles have included Jesus in Godspell at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and Caliban in The Tempest at the Creekside Theatre Festival. He attends the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts where he is part of the Dance Academy. “Some People never go crazy, what boring lives they must lead.”

Patrick Wendel
Man 6
  Patch was last seen in The Wizard of Oz and Tuck Everlasting and as Ephraim Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on our West Valley stage. Other credits include The Pirate Queen, The Addams Family, and Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA on stages including CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, and the Ziegfeld Theatre. When not on stage, he works for Endo Tech. “Every day we consume food and entertainment till we are sick, yet every night we fall asleep empty.”

Jason Buonforte
Man 7
  Jason was last seen on the HCT stage in the ensembles for The Wizard of Oz, Tuck Everlasting and Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA. Other previous HCT roles include Jeb in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sultan in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast and Magician in Big Fish. He has also performed as Ensemble in In the Heights, and Combeferre in Les Miserables at HCTO. When not on stage, Jason works as a Regional Coordinator for Vivint. “I am extremely grateful to the production team and all those involved with this fantastic production. I am truly humbled to be able to perform at such a beautiful theatre.”