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Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday* Cast

*The Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday cast performs only the 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. performances on Saturday.

Wesley Valdez
Jerry Mulligan
  Wesley made his HCT debut in AIDA and recently played Specs in our production of NEWSIES.  Wesley has been a member of the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble and BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theater. He recently graduated from BYU with a BA in Dance Performance with a minor in Business Management.  “To the fam: Love you all so much.”

Juliet Doherty
  Juliet Doherty began dancing at the age of 3 in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She trained under her mother’s teaching at Fishback Studio of the Dance and continued her training at the San Francisco Ballet School on full scholarship from 2012-2015. Juliet is a two time Gold Medalist at the world’s largest ballet competition, the Youth America Grand Prix, and received the Special Jury Prize at the Beijing International Ballet Competition in China. She has performed at Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., toured the country with the world famous Rockettes and performed at Radio City Music Hall. At the age of 15, Juliet was a featured TEDx speaker. She spoke about empowering young artists and people alike to achieve their dreams through mindful practice. Most recently, Juliet has appeared as the lead in two feature films, On Pointe and High Strung: Free Dance. Juliet performs as an international guest artist. Juliet would like to thank Jenny, Dave, Kelly, Mark, and Sally for the opportunity to tell Lise’s story, a role that has been a dream of hers since she was a tiny peanut on pointe! This is Juliet’s debut performance at HCT.

Understudy to Ms. Doherty - Sophia Vance (see biography under Woman 8)

Marshall Madsen
Adam Hochberg
  Marshall is a familiar face at HCT, having recently been seen as Miles in Tuck Everlasting and as Sam Hendrix in Wait Until Dark. Previous HCT roles include Ernie in Sister Act and Carl Brenner in GHOST: The Musical. Other local productions include in Peter and the Starcatcher  (Slank/Hawking Clam), Tarzan (Clayton),  Peter Pan (Slightly), and Big Fish (Don Price) at HCTO. He also played Roland in the touring company of Constellations. He teaches Musical Theater and Voice at Rowland Hall Academy, accompanies and coaches Voice at the University of Utah, and teaches private voice and acting classes. “’Love is even more important than art,’ and I love EVERYONE that has put so much in to make this art, and likewise hope you love this show!"

Taylor Morris
Henri Baurel
  HCT audiences will recognize Taylor as Dewhurst in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Caleb in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and as Price Eric in The Little Mermaid. He also played Mondego in the US Premiere Workshop of Frank Wildhorn’s The Count of Monte Cristo at BYU. Other roles include Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees at HCTO and Sparky in Plaid Tidings at The Covey Center. He has been a performer with the BYU Young Ambassadors for three years, serving as the President for two years. He has a BFA in Music Dance Theatre from BYU with a minor in Business Management. He is a Program Administrator at BYU’s Conferences and Workshops’ Youth Programs—running AFY (Adventures For Youth), foreign language, leadership, and Young Ambassador camps. “God is real; He is great, and we should be more like Him every day. Love everyone. Laugh every day—especially at yourself. I love my family (Bailee, Zoe, and Tilly), my adopted family (you know who you are), and my amazing friends. Love you all!”

Ashley Gardner Carlson
Milo Davenport
  Ashley was last seen as Laurey in our production of Oklahoma! She recently performed the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at HCTO. Other regional credits include performances at: Pioneer Theatre Company, Lyric Rep, Alabama Shakespeare, San Diego Starlight, Lawrence Welk Resort, Holland America Line and Stiletto Entertainment, Disneyland California Entertainment, Moonlight Amphitheater, PCPA, The Grand Theatre, and The Egyptian Theatre. Ashley earned a BA degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from Westminster College. She works as a full-time actor and has worked as a choreographer for venues such as HCTO, The Grand Theatre, Centerpoint Legacy, Utah Rep, and The Egyptian Theatre. She has been the resident choreographer for Bonneville High School and Westminster College for 10 years.

Michelle Blake
Madame Baurel
  Michelle is no stranger to the HCT stage, having previously been seen as Mae Tuck in Tuck Everlasting, Mrs. Potiphar in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Georgia in Curtains, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Paula Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can, Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun, and in A Tale of Two Cities, Ragtime, Crazy For You, and The Pirates of Penzance. Michelle lists some of her other credits as Sunset Boulevard, Annie, Man of La Mancha, The Music Man, Oliver!, It Happened One Christmas, and the U.S. professional premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s The Count of Monte Cristo, all at Pioneer Theatre Company. Other roles include Lilli/Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Betty Haynes in White Christmas, Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde, and Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray. Michelle studied vocal performance at USU, and is a full-time mom and part-time actor! “Much love and many thanks to my family and friends, especially my husband and daughter, for your constant love and support.”

Kelly DeHaan
Monsieur Baurel
  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 AIDA, Forever Plaid, Sister Act, Beauty and the Beast, Peter and the Starcatcher, Big Fish, The Little Mermaid, GHOST the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins and Les Misérables. A few of Kelly’s stage roles at HCT include ‘Carl Hanratty’ in Catch Me if You Can, ‘Goran’ in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, ‘Colonel Pickering’ in My Fair Lady, ‘Sancho Panza’ in Man of La Mancha, and ‘Tateh’ in Ragtime. His extensive background makes him a highly prized vocal teacher and coach. Kelly is a devoted teacher at West Jordan 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 The Little Mermaid. Kelly has lent his talents to various groups as a musical director for over 50 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.

Michael Romney
Man 1
  Recently seen in our productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Music Man, Michael has been in shows since attending Lone Peak High School, where he performed as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and as a Wickersham Brother in Seussical. Other favorite roles include Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie for the Murray Arts Council as well as Enoch Snow in Carousel, Louis in West Side Story, and being a member of the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble Touring Company for four years. Michael has a BS in Family Studies from BYU, and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Hawaii, Mãnoa. He works at American Preparatory Academy as a Ballroom Dance Instructor and Team Director; he also does freelance choreography and dance masterclasses. “I am so thrilled to be part of this incredible production!”

Colin Hathaway
Man 2
  Colin comes to HCT for the first time with years of professional experience in theatre and dance. Theatre: Bert in Cambridge Theatre Dance School’s Mary Poppins and Lead Soul/Ghost in Opera Atelier’s production of Alcinda. Dance: Principal roles for Utah Metropolitan Ballet’s Peter Pan and The Nutcracker, Utah Regional Ballet’s Snow White, Balanchine’s Serenade, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ballet West’s Aladdin. Colin is a Principal Artist at Utah Metropolitan Ballet. Colin appears courtesy of Utah Metropolitan Ballet

Noah Bradford
Man 3
  Noah made his HCT debut in HCT’s production of NEWSIES. Previous roles include Mike Costa in A Chorus Line at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts where he was nominated for Best Actor for the 2018 Utah High School Musical Theater Awards. He was also seen in Catch Me if You Can and Guys and Dolls at SLSPA. He appeared as a Fire Staff Spinner in the Roots of the Rocks Music Festival and as a dancer in Alex Boye’s music video Celebrate. He’s been training at Dance Impressions since he was six and is currently studying Musical Theater at the University of Utah. He’s part of Trader Joe’s crew where they let him dance down the aisles. “You have to waste your time wisely.”

Woody Brook
Man 4
  Woody was most recently seen on the HCT stage in NEWSIES, Tuck Everlasting and AIDA. He also performed in our West Valley space in both A Christmas Carol, and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. At HCTO, he has performed in Anything Goes, Tarzan, and Joseph… Dreamcoat, as well as in Legally Blonde at Vilar Performing Arts Center, Colorado. “Thank you to Dave, Jenny, Kelly, and the entire production team, and friends and family for being s’wonderful!”

Izzy Arrieta
Man 5
  HCT is glad to welcome Izzy to our stage for the first time. Previous productions include Anything Goes and Tarzan at HCTO and NEWSIES and In the Heights at PTC. He attended the Modern Dance Performance at UVU and works as a photographer. He teaches Dance for UVU , Barlow Arts Conservatory, and Premier Dance Academy.

Alden Sturgeon
Man 6
  Alden made his premiere at HCT as Elmer in NEWSIES and was recently in the Ensemble for 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.”

Kenichi Nakashima
Man 7
  Kenichi was seen on our stage recently as Finch in NEWSIES, Man 5 in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and last year as Matt in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He has also performed as Pepe in West Side Story for West Valley Arts. He is a student of the University of Utah Modern Dance program, and works as a dance teacher at Miss Margene’s Creative Classroom and as a loan agent for 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!”

Ryan Lambert
Man 8
  Making his HCT debut with An American in Paris, Ryan was seen recently Anything Goes (HCTO), Oklahoma! (Sundance), and Carnival of the Animals (BYU). He has performed for two years with BYU Theatre Ballet, and has also performed in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, and Once on This Island. He is currently a sophomore at BYU planning to study Accounting. “I would like to say thank you to my parents, family, and directors for supporting me and helping me get to where I am today!”

Rebecca Burroughs
Woman 1
  HCT audiences will recognize Rebecca from her performances as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and as Nehebkah in AIDA, and as Ruth/Bride Swing in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Other roles on the HCT stage include Sister Act and Mary Poppins, as well as on the HCTO stage as Ancestor in The Addams Family, Vanessa in In the Heights, and Liat in South Pacific.  She will be graduating from UVU this spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in humanities and art history. “Thank you to my friends and family for always encouraging me to do what I love.”

Brooke Storheim
Woman 2
  We are glad to welcome Brooke to our stage for the first time. She is a professional dancer who as danced with Utah Regional Ballet, Utah Ballet, Ohio Ballet and BYU Theatre Ballet. She has also been a guest artist with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and the Cleveland Chamber Ballet and a choreographer for Mountain West Ballet, Cleveland City Dance, and numerous private academies. She has an MFA in Ballet from the University of Utah where she served as a teaching assistant, performed with Utah Ballet and Ballet Ensemble, and choreographed for Ballet Showcase. She has a BA in History from BYU where she danced and toured with Theatre Ballet. She received additional training from Ohio Ballet, Cleveland Chamber Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Ballet West. She is a certified ABT teacher and is a member of the faculty at Utah Valley University’s Department of Ballet.

Reba Johnson
Woman 3
  HCT is glad to have Reba back on our stage where she was previously seen in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid, Big Fish, and Catch Me if You Can. Other favorite performances include The Will Rogers Follies at Pioneer Theatre Company, Heartsongs for BYU’s Young Ambassadors and The Phantom of the Opera, Peter Pan, and White Christmas for BYU. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Dance Theatre from BYU and works for the University of Utah Daybreak Health Center. “I’m grateful for this wonderful opportunity and for all the support I’ve received from family and friends!”

Abigail Viehweg
Woman 4
  Another newcomer to our stage, Abigail has performed in Joseph...Dreamcoat at HCTO and was a member of BYU Theatre Ballet for the 2015-2016 season performing in Alice in Wonderland and touring Northern California. She is a sophomore at BYU studying Business. She trained at Barlow Arts Conservatory performing roles such as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker.  She has been awarded Top 12 for contemporary at Youth American Grand Prix and received a scholarship to study at Grand Rapids Ballet under the direction of Patricia Barker. She currently works as a ballet instructor at Hi-Lite Dance Academy in Alpine.

Bronwen Merrill
Woman 5
  Another HCT newcomer, Bronwen performed in the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World and hosted children’s shows such as “Peanuts Block Party,” “Peanuts Jam Session,” and “Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers” at Great America in Santa Clara, California. She graduated from BYU with a BA in dance where she performed with the Ballet Showcase Company and BYU Theatre Ballet where she performed in Paquita and La Sylphide. She is currently part of the adjunct faculty in the Dance Department at BYU and teaches classes at Devotion Dance Company in Spanish Fork. Next year, she hopes to move to Florida to work in Walt Disney World’s Entertainment Department. “I would like to thank my husband, Jordan, for supporting this dream of mine to perform on a Hale stage-as well as every other dream I’ve ever had.”

Serena Kozusko
Woman 6
  Serena is another newcomer to our stage. She was a Dancer in Verano at Lagoon Amusement Park, was in various performances with Vail Youth Ballet Company, and performed as an Ensemble/Pit Singer in Chess at the University of Utah where she is a sophomore in The Musical Theatre Program. “I’m so excited to be part of this show and would love to thank my family and friends for all their support.”

Emily Pope
Woman 7
  Emily is glad to be back on our stage, having been seen in the Ensemble of our production of The Music Man. In addition to many ballet productions at Barlow Arts Conservatory, she was also seen as Miss Dorothy in their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. This recent high school graduate is now attending college at UVU.

Claire Milner
Woman 8
  Claire Milner received her ballet training from Barlow Arts Conservatory under the tutelage of Jennifer Barlow. Claire was a regular attendee of Youth America Grand Prix, placing top twelve for classical and contemporary pieces. In 2017 Claire was awarded Dance Sterling Scholar as well as a scholarship to Utah Valley University where she currently attends. Some of Claire’s favorite performances include Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in “The Nutcracker”Claire was seen in the Ensemble of HCT’s The Music Man. Her previous stage credit includes Tarzan at Hale Centre Theatre Orem. She is currently a student at Utah Valley University, and teaches ballet at Barlow Arts Conservatory. “Be kind. Work hard. Smile often.”

Julianna Pierson
Woman 9
  Another newcomer to HCT, Julianna’s favorite past productions include: George Balanchine’s Serenade with Utah Ballet, and Sleeping Beauty (Aurora) and The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy) with Mountain West Ballet. She graduated from the University of Utah with a BS degree in Physics Teaching and a BFA in Ballet. She teaches Physics at a charter school in Salt Lake City.