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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. Please note we can never guarantee a performer (especially for weekday matinees), an actor may change with their double or understudy at any time.
 

 

Ryan Simmons

The Cat in the Hat

Ryan was last seen earlier this season as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda.  Previously, he performed on our West Valley stage as the title character in The Nerd (both 2006 and 2017 productions) and as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite roles include, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Charlie in The Foreigner, and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  His performance at The Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival last summer won the “Best One-Man Show” award.  Ryan dedicates this performance to his kids: Simon, Sally and Stuart.  "Anything is possible!"

Understudy to Mr. Simmons: Andy Hansen
 

Dustin Bolt

Horton the Elephant

Dustin’s last appearance at HCT was as Lord Pinkleton in Cinderella. Some of his favorite roles include the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (HCT), Terk in Tarzan (HCT), Henry Allerdyce in Betty Blue Eyes (HCTO), and Amos Hart in Chicago (MMST). Dustin has also performed with Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and Good Company Theatre. He graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre. Dustin owns his own photography business and loves his cats: Sister, Brother, Peanut, and Kevin. “Thank you to Dave, Kelly, Chantel, Mark, and Sally. And a HUGE thank you to our dressers and techies! We couldn’t do this show without you!”
 

Ali Bennett

Gertrude McFuzz

Ali has worked at various theaters throughout Utah and lists some of her favorite roles as Alice in The Heart of Robin Hood, Joyce in Betty Blue Eyes, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Little Red in Into the Woods, Evelyn in Ragtime, Calliope in Xanadu, and Amy in Company. She attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC and works as a full time Montessori Preschool Teacher.  “For my Muffin Man.”
 

Bailee Morris

Mayzie La Bird

Bailee returns to HCT having recently been seen as Katherine in Freaky Friday,  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.”

Understudy to Ms. Morris - Krista Saltmarsh
 

Luseane "Lucy" Pasa

Sour Kangaroo

Seussical is Lucy’s first production at HCT. She was recently seen as Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray at the SCERA Theatre and as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid and Medda Larkin in NEWSIES at HCTO. “Thank you, HCTS, for this amazing opportunity! Thank you also to my supportive family, especially my Dad. I would have never discovered the wonderful world of theatre if you didn’t push me. I love you and miss you every day.”
 

Brendan Baker

Wickersham Brother 1

Brendan was previously seen in this seasons production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. He recently completed his degree in Dance at BYU-Idaho. “Be weird, Be random. Be who you are because you never know who would love the person that you hide.”
 

Alden Sturgeon

Wickersham Brother 2

Alden made his premiere at HCT as Elmer in NEWSIES and was recently in An American In Paris, The Wizard of Oz, and, most recently, this summer’s production of Freaky Friday. 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.”
 

Preston K. Harmon

Wickersham Brother 3

Preston is making his HCT debut with Seussical. Recent performances include The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at The SCERA Theatre and Spot Conlon in NEWSIES at Hale Center Theater Orem. He is studying Psychology and Physiology at Utah Valley University. Preston’s ultimate goal in life and theater is to bring happiness to the lives of others and “become God’s instrument!”
 

William Riches

Wickersham Brother 4

When he’s not performing, this Murray High student and soccer player enjoys traveling and exploring the world with his family, the great outdoors, playing guitar, and hanging with his friends. “I am excited to be back at Hale and for the opportunity to be able to perform on this amazing new stage. This is my fourth show at Hale and I feel blessed to have been cast in such an amazing show. Thanks Dave for believing in me!”
 

Anthony Limb

Wickersham Brother 5

Anthony appeared on HCT’s West Valley stage in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and is stoked to be acting on our new stage here in Sandy! He has enjoyed playing such roles as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Lionel in Cinderella, and James Dyke in The Valiant. He is a proud graduate of Clearfield High and has loved bringing stories to life on stage. He is very thankful for his family and anyone who supports the arts. “Enjoy the show!”
 

Brock Dalgleish

Wickersham Brother 6/Aerialist

Brock has been seen on our stage multiple times, most recently as Jehan Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other recent HCT appearances include multiple roles in Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA, Guy of Gisborne in The Heart of Robin Hood, and Benjamin Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He’s also been seen at The Grand Theatre as Riff in West Side Story, at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, and Peter Pan. Brock has played Jason McConnell in Bare (BroadwayWorld.com winner for Best Actor in a Musical) and Carrie: The Musical at Utah Repertory. He has also worked at Walt Disney World in The Lion King, High School Musical 2 and 3, and Disney Channel Rocks. Additionally, he toured with DisneyLive’s European Tour in Mickey’s Rockin’ Roadshow. Brock works as a fitness coach at Shread415 Millcreek.
 

Keely Conrad

Bird Girl 1

Another HCT newcomer, Keely was seen in NEWSIES (Sniper) and The Wizard of Oz (Dance Lead) at The Scera Theatre and as Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff at Orem High School. She is a freshman in the BFA Musical Theatre program at UVU and In her free time, Keely likes reading murder mysteries and napping. “I’d like to thank my mom for teaching me to work hard, my dad for passing on his love of performing, and Dave Tinney for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and share it with other people.”
 

Beatriz Melo

Bird Girl 2

Even though Beatriz is new to HCT, she’s not new to theater. She played Amneris in Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA at The Scera Theater, La Gata in Wonderland at BYU, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot for Spanish Fork Community Theater, and was the understudy for Donna/Rosie/Tonya in Mamma Mia at Sundance Theater. She also played Jessie in Saturday’s Warrior and Tina in Sister Act-both at the Scera Theater. She is currently a sophomore in the Music/Dance/Theater program at BYU.
 

Krista Saltmarsh

Bird Girl 3

HCT audiences will recognize Krista from her performance in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Most recently she played Alice in Wonderland at BYU which was work shopped by composer Frank Wildhorn. She lists some favorite roles as Witch in Into the Woods, Rusty in Footloose, and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. She is a junior in the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU. “Work hard and be nice to people.”
 

Andy Hansen

Mr. Mayor

HCT is glad to welcome Andy back to our stage. He was seen in our productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, Beau Jest, and Oklahoma!. He also performed in Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, and The Jungle Book for the Orlando Shakespeare Festival and just finished his Master’s degree at the University of Central Florida. “Love to my wonderful friends and family!”

Understudy to Mr. Hansen - Ben Butters
 

Mckelle Shaw

Mrs. Mayor

Mckelle was recently as Rosa in our production of My Son Pinocchio. Other HCT credits include A Bundle of Trouble and Big River.  She has been seen at many local theaters including:  Sundance Summer Theater, HCTO, Utah Valley University, SCERA Center for the Arts and various arts councils.  She lists as some of her favorite roles as Jo March in Little Women, The Witch in Into the Woods, Erma in Anything Goes, Ilona in She Loves Me, and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone. Mckelle is currently a senior at UVU working towards her BFA in Theater Performance with an emphasis in Musical Theater.  She currently works for the SCERA Center for the Arts as one of their youth theater teachers.  “Thank you Sarah, Brodee, Aubrey and Grandpa, for helping me be more than I am. I love you guys.”
 

Grant Shumway

JoJo

Grant was recently seen as Les in our production of NEWSIES. This 6th grader played the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol at HCTO and Aladdin in Aladdin at the Scera Summer Theater. “There is no such thing as a small dream.”
 

David Marsden

General Gengus Khan Schmitz

David was most recently seen as Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz in The Wizard of Oz and Dr. Chapman in Cash on Delivery, both on the HCT Stages. He has also been seen at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre as The Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, Lt. Cioffi in Curtains, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, and Lawrence Jamison in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He also appeared at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City as Lloyd in Noises Off. Romans 14:19
 

Holly Crumpton

Aerial Woman 1

Holly began the sport of equestrian vaulting at age 6 with the Oak Hills Vaulting club in Salem, Utah and was a member for 13 years. Holly has been able to perform across the Western United States at various county & state fairs, halftime shows, and renaissance festivals with her clubs performance troupe, GOHA (Gymnastics on Horseback Association). Holly started her aerial journey in 2013 and currently trains with Ramsi Stoker of Defying Gravity Utah. She also trains pole at Onyx Pole & Aerial Fitness Studio and hand-balancing at home. Recently, Holly was seen in our production of The Wizard of Oz. “I'd like to thank my awesome mom for helping me with my pin curls and my loved ones on the other side for always supporting me."
 

Christina Bluth

Aerial Woman 2

Christina grew up dancing and training here in Utah. She became a member of Odyssey Dance Theatre in 1998, where she performed many principal roles and had the opportunity to work with and learn from prestigious choreographers. She is currently an assistant artistic director for the company. She was a principal dancer in High School Musical 3 and Hallmark Channel’s 12 Days of Christmas. Recently, Christina was seen on and above our Centre Stage in The Wizard of Oz. She loves teaching and choreographing all styles of dance for dance studios, pre-professional, and professional dance companies and instruction yoga. She is enjoying her 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!”
 

Jessical Kehl

Aerial Woman 3

Making her debut on our stage, Jesscia comes to us with a diverse resume. As former pageant winner, Jesscia served as Miss Draper. Growing up, Jesscia was a state champion in gymnastics then moved onto cheerleading at BYU, where she served at cheer captain for 3 years. She loves judging and choreographing for both cheerleading and pageants. Jessica graduated from BYU with a degree in photography. Her first introduction to aerial silks was watching Ramsi Stoker perform with ODT. She has trained for 9 years in aerial arts at studios all across the country and most recently with Ramsi at 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!”

Covers for Ms. Kehl – Olivia Lee & Jessica Bird
 

Jane Jackson

Aerial Woman 4

Jane was last seen in HCT’s The Wizard of Oz. She has a BA in Dance from BYU Idaho and is a dance teacher at Herriman High School, where she coaches the ballroom team and teaches musical theatre, dance, and yoga. She has been training with Ramsi Stoker at Defying Gravity Utah 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. And by the way, flying is amazing.”