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Monday, Wednesday, Friday Cast

Eric R. Jensen
  Eric is no stranger to the HCT stage, whether it be on or off the stage.  Eric has directed for HCT: Never Too Late, The Star Spangled Girl, The Foreigner, Is He Dead?, Beau Jest & earlier this season, The Nerd.  On the stage:  ‘Kiwi’ The Hasty Heart, ‘Joe Pendleton’ Heaven Can Wait, ‘Andy’ The Star Spangled Girl, ‘Charlie’ Never Too Late and ‘Jeff’ A Bundle of Trouble.  Eric is also the Artistic Director for The Off Broadway Theater for the past 25 years and he not only produces OBT’s shows, but writes, acts, directs, lighting design, props and sound design.  He has written for OBT, Jurassic Park City, Charlies Aunt, The Dracula Series, Grabnet Series, to name a few.  Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix, and an undergraduate in theater from the U of U.  “Much thanks to my wife Sandy, and my son Austinn, who’s constant support allow me to indulge in the art that I love, almost as much as you guys.”

Morgan Renee Thompson
  A Bundle of Trouble marks Morgan’s debut on the HCT stage.  Morgan has been seen as ‘Chip’ Beauty and the Beast – Sandy Amphitheater, Seussical, Jr. and Elf, Jr. – Midvale Main Street Theatre.  “I love performing in theater because I enjoy meeting new friends and working and having fun together.

Shannon Ricks
  HCT welcomes Shannon back to our stage, after a long hiatus, while finishing up school.  Shannon has been seen on the HCT stage in Oliver!, My Fair Lady, A Christmas Carol and Beauty and the Beast.  She has also been seen at Desert Star Playhouse, doing improve comedy with The Improvables, Crowdsourced Comedy and Quick Wits.  By day, she is a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in eating disorders.  “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

Mara Lefler

  Mara is new to the HCT stage, but is no stranger to the stage.  She has been seen at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Midsummer Night’s Dream; Indiana Repertory Theatre in The Three Musketeers and Beatrice Potter and Me; Indianapolis Shakespeare Company in Winter’s Tale; Phoenix Theatre in On Clover Road; Indiana Festival Theatre in As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night.  Mara holds a Master’s Degree in Acting and states she is an actor as her profession and has many muggle jobs.

Gayle Hayes
Mrs. O'Boyle

Gayle is no stranger on the HCT stage, having been in our A Christmas Carol for the past 11 years, as well as, ‘Widow Douglas/Aunt Sally’ Big River and ‘Miss Maudie’ and ‘Mrs. Dubose’ To Kill A Mockingbird.  Gayle has a Presidential Scholarship in musical theatre from the U of U, and currently is a controller at Caregiver Support Network.  “This one is dedicated to Kim R. Burningham.  Thank you and rest in peace, dear sir.”


Anthony LeRoy Lovato
Ivan Baker
  Anthony lists as some of his favorites roles:  The Three Musketeers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, No Time For Sergeants and A Christmas Carol, all for HCT and ‘Richard Hannay’ The 39 Steps for CenterPoint Legacy Theater and ‘Black Stache’ Peter and the Starcatcher for The Empress.  Anthony has attended USU and is currently an Audiobook Narrator on Audible.com.  You can search his name on Amazon.com to see all of the titles he’s narrated.  He also drives for Uber.  “Done is the new perfect.”

William Michael Smith
  Some of Will’s favorite roles are:  ‘Thor Waldgrave’ The Nerd, ‘Chip’ Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, ‘Tiny Tim’ A Christmas Carol – both at HCT; ‘Village Child’ Cinderella at Olympus High School and ‘Children’s Chorus/Skinny Cow’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Riverton Arts Council.  This 3rd grader loves his family and loves playing on stage any change he can get.  He studies vocal performance with Ali Harber, dance at Janet Gray Studios and acting with David Weekes.  Will is grateful to God and to everyone at HCT for the chance to play again.  “Laugh it up, Fuzzball!”

Mckelle Shaw
Merced Mason
  Mckelle was last seen on the HCT stage in last season’s 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 her favorite roles:  ‘Jo March’ Little Women, ‘The Witch’ Into the Woods, ‘Erma’ Anything Goes, ‘Ilona’ She Loves Me and ‘Kitty’ The Drowsy Chaperone.  Mckelle is currently a junior 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.”

Brandon Green
  Brandon’s favorite roles have been ‘Duncan Penrose’ in Gardner Village’s Witchapalooza, ‘Jonathan Brewster’ in Arsenic and Old Lace, Will Stockdale’ in No Time for Sergeants, and ‘Ellard Simms’ in The Foreigner. Other HCT roles include ‘Phelim O’Shaughnessy’ in Is He Dead?  and ‘Boo Radley/Mr. Gilmer’ in To Kill A Mockingbird.  He has performed at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Utah Children’s Theatre and Sugar Factory Playhouse.

**Understudy for Jeff**


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Jewel Box Stage
Sept 12 - Nov 17, 2018
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The Scarlet Pimpernel
Centre Stage
Sept 17 - Nov 24, 2018
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Sandy, UT 84070

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