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Program
Our Show
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book By Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Orchestrations by Danny Troob
Vocal Arrangements by David Friedman
Incidental Music by Michael Kosarin
Dance Arrangements by Glen Kelly
Note from the Director

Thank you for joining us for our telling of Beauty and the Beast.  This wonderful production and future productions wouldn’t be possible without your support and attendance.  We recognize that and appreciate you!  Our cast and crew have worked hard in the hope that you will enjoy this tale as old as time. 
 I’ve been thinking a lot about that phrase “Tale as old as time.” Throughout our rehearsal process and even in the beginning stages of deciding whether to produce this show, I have found myself asking “Why has this story lasted through time and spoken to so many of us through a variety of tellings and mediums?”I think, at least in part, it’s because we relate to both the beauty and the beast in each of us.  Who among us hasn’t been judged by their appearance or someone’s first impression of us?  And on the reverse side of that, have we not all been guilty at some point in judging another’s appearance or jumping to conclusions about someone who we don’t yet know?  Who of us has experienced the lesson of getting to know someone and being able to see them differently and to see potential and good that is there, if only we showed kindness and compassion, and took that first step to get to know another?
 I love this story because truth abounds in the phrase from the wise Enchantress that “Beauty is found within.”  Who we are and how we are to others determines true beauty in life and living. Seeing that message unfold in this story gives us hope for ourselves and our journey toward finding that same beauty in our own lives.  And so we share the story with our children and friends, and it stands the test of time, because it is true and it is good. 
Whatever struggle we are facing in our own lives right now, wherever we are at in our own stories- maybe the denial or self-involved stage like Gaston, or maybe feeling lonely like Belle, or even angry at our current circumstance like the Beast- may we find hope in the beauty of change and the struggle to become better, as we watch this story unfold, and be inspired to find our true, best selves, and then- certain as the sun- watch our relationships blossom because we have learned how to truly love by caring for others.
MUSICAL SYNOPSIS
Act I
Belle......Belle, Gaston, Lefou, Silly Girls, Townspeople   Me.......Gaston, Belle    
Home......Belle  
Home Reprise.....Mrs. Potts, Madame de la Gande Bouche
Gaston.....Lefou, Gaston, Silly Girls, Tavern Patrons   Gaston Reprise.....Gaston, Lefou    
How Long Must This Go On?.....Beast    
Be Our Guest......Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Chip, Babette, Enchanted Objects    
If I Can't Love Her.....Beast

Act 2
Entr'acte/Wolf Chase
   
Something There......Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth    
Human Again......Lumiere, Madame de la Grande Bouche, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Babette, Chip, Enchanted Objects  
Beauty and the Beast......Mrs. Potts  
If I Can't Love Her......Beast    
The Mob Song......Gaston, Lefou, Monsieur D'Arque, Townspeople        
Finale......Beast, Belle, The Company

Credits
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.com

Select Set Pieces rented from Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre

Set Constructed at Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Scene Shop

Costumes rented from Tuachaun Center for the Arts

Select Wigs provided by Wigboys

Backdrops rented from Pioneer Theatre Company, Fantastic Backdrops, Kenmark and Theatre World

Choreography for "Belle", "Wolf Chase" and "Be our Guest" by Stephanie White

Choreography for "Gaston", "Human Again", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Finale" by Annalee Roberts

Maurice's Invention provided by Four Seasons Theatre Company

Gaston's Chair provided by Cache Theatre Company
THANK You TO OUR 2022 Season SPONSORS
Cast List
Maya Borrowman
Belle
Parker Beus
Beast
Brad Baillio
Gaston
Alec Foote
Lefou
Nathan Jones
Maurice
Zack Grob
Lumiere
Stanton Allen
Cogsworth
Karin Gittins
Mrs. Potts
Mason Bast
Chip
Kensie Beus
Babette
Celeste Baillio
Madame Le Gran Bouche
Sara Marshall
Silly Girl/Ensemble
Rachel Grob
Silly Girl/Ensemble
Elena Shill
Silly Girl/Ensemble
Rachel Duffin Filinghim
Enchantress/Enesemble
Logan McKenna
Monsieur D'Arque/Ensemble
Chrissy Webster
Ensemble
Amber Freestone
Ensemble
Jamie Younker
Ensemble
Kestlie Harding
Ensemble
Madi Draper
Ensemble
Natalie Osborne
Ensemble
Ginny Teuscher
Ensemble
Kate Neeley
Ensemble
Morgan Jenkins
Ensemble
Chelsi Pulley
Ensemble
Sarah Bast
Ensemble
ParkerPae Strubhar
Ensemble
Sarah McKenna
Ensemble
Rachel Olsen
Ensemble
Marin Miller
Ensemble
Charlie Burrell
Ensemble
Alisha Wilkins
Ensemble
Samatha Jarvis
Ensemble
Spencer Needham
Ensemble
Aaron Lacey
Ensemble
Indiana Judd
Ensemble
Mason Blanchard
Ensemble
Andrew Withers
Ensemble
Eliott Phares
Ensemble
West Burrell
Ensemble
Travis Leonhardt
Ensemble
Nathan Larsen
Ensemble
Brandon Tremelling
Ensemble
Paul Lacey
Ensemble
Production Team
Lindsey Kelstrom
Director, Artistic Director, Set Designer
Thomas Jennings
Technical Director/Set Design/Set Builder
Nikki Tait
Music Director
Christy Johnson
Stage Manager
Celeste Baillio
Managing Director/Marketing/Costumes
Stephanie White
Choreographer
Annalee Roberts
Choreographer
Kenneth Bell
Lighting Design
Connor Stevens
Sound Designer/ Set Builder
Jared Gregerson
Props Design
Jay Richards
Orchestra Conductor
Megan Nelson
Wigs/Hair
Micheal Francis
Stage Management/Fight Choreographer
Jacob Brock
Fly Operator
Jordan Peterson
Fly Operator
Mark Hulse
Spotlight Operator
Becca Hulse
Spotlight Operator
Tyler Whitesides
Special Effects Props
Alisha Wilkins
Social Media Specialist
Bodie Brower
Graphic Design
Ellie Poulson
Assistant Stage manager
Lou Collins
Set Painting
Anne Benson
Set Painting
Maren Lyman
Stitcher
Kyle Stein
Set Builder
Luke Bybee
Set Builder
Daniel Francis
Set Builder
Jamie Younker
Cast Program Photographer
Gary Bird
Show Photographer
Robert Winn
Sound Assitant
Ellie Poulson
Assistant Stage Manager
Liz Fallis
Flute
Marilyn Cole
Oboe
Eric Hatch
Clarinet
Ally Bailey
Flute
Anita Miller
French Horn
Will Francis
French Horn
Abby Erickson
French Horn
Max Matzen
Trumpet
Stephanie Larson
Trumpet
Joe Reardon
Trumpet
Justin Slack
Trombone
Todd Falls
Trombone
Jason Nicholson
Drums
Robyn Peterson
Percussion
Melissa Hamilton
Keyboard
Chilali Hugo
Harp
Brett McAllister
Violin
Carolynn Larson
Violin
Boyd Edwards
Violin
Will Shackelton
Violin
Megan Richards
Cello
Alexis Haviland
Cello
Jim Schaub
Bass

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Maya Borrowman
Belle
BIOGRAPHY

Maya Borrowman is a newcomer to Music Theatre West, and couldn’t be more excited to be playing Belle in this production. Favorite roles include Rapunzel in Into The Woods (Bucks County Stars), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Pennridge Performing Arts), Yonah in Children of Eden (Bingham High School), and Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! (South Valley Theatre Company). Other credits include Crazy For You, Les Miserables, Singin’ In The Rain, Our Place, and Taming Of The Shrew. Maya is a student at Utah State University pursuing a BFA in Theatre Education. When she’s not onstage or studying, she can be found having spontaneous dance parties with her roommates, writing music, or listening to true crime podcasts. She’d like to thank the cast, crew, and production team for creating such a beautiful show. She’d also like to thank her parents and brothers, who have always been her number one supporters. Enjoy the show!

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Parker Beus
Beast
BIOGRAPHY

Parker always looks forward to working with Music Theatre West and is thrilled to have his two daughters see him perform in one of their favorite family shows. He has loved participating in various shows with his wife Kensie. Past performances together include Shrek: The Musical, Hairspray, Footloose, Christmas Carol, and West Side Story. Parker is honored to be a part of this production during these challenging few years we have had. He hopes you feel the love the cast and crew have put into the Tale as Old as Time - enjoy the show!

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Brad Baillio
Gaston
BIOGRAPHY

Brad Baillio is excited to do his first show with Music Theater West. Previous performances in the valley include Lord Farquaad from Shrek the Musical and Aldolfo in Drowsy Chaperone. Brad is an engineer by education, graduating from BYU and UofI many years ago. He currently works at Autonomous Solutions, Inc helping to make Autonomous Mining as safe as possible. When not working or performing, Brad can be found playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends and trying to get his puppet show off the ground.

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Alec Foote
Lefou
BIOGRAPHY

Beauty and the Beast is Alec's second show in Logan and his first show with MTW! He is a freshman at USU and is so excited for his role in this show! Favorite credits include Jimmy Ray in Bright Star, Davey in Newsies, and Warner in Legally Blonde. Alec would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support!

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Nathan Jones
Maurice
BIOGRAPHY

Nathan Jones is thrilled to be playing the role of Maurice. He lives in Paradise with his family. He has a degree in Biochemistry and works in the supplement industry. Some of his favorite past performances include Tuck Everlasting (Ensemble), The Little Mermaid (Grimsby), A Christmas Carol (Mr. Smythe), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Gad) and Tarzan (Gorilla). Nathan also enjoys taking dance classes including modern, ballet and tap. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!

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Zack Grob
Lumiere
BIOGRAPHY

Zack Grob is excited to be in his first show with Music Theatre West, alongside his wife, Rachel! He recently graduated from USU with a degree in voice, where he had the opportunity to sing the roles of Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea and John Styx in Orphée aux enfers. Some of his musical theatre highlights include: Adam - Freaky Friday (St George Musical Theatre); Raoul - The Phantom of the Opera(Snow College); Cinderella’s Prince - Into the Woods (Snow College); and in high school, Tarzan - Tarzan, Peter Pan - Peter Pan, and Cain/Japheth - Children of Eden. When he’s not performing he’s writing music, playing racquetball, or enjoying a heist movie and a big bowl of ice cream.

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Stanton Allen
Cogsworth
BIOGRAPHY

Stanton is married to Julie Allen and has 6 awesome children. He loves working with kids at his office, ABC Pediatric Dentistry, and is an avid skier. You can usually find him in the garage at his home, making prosthetics- it was especially fun to make the Beast come to life for this show. Favorite roles include Quartet, Music Man (MTW); Daddy Warbucks, Annie (MTW); and Scrooge, A Christmas Carol (FS).

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Karin Gittins
Mrs. Potts
BIOGRAPHY

Karin is thrilled to be back on the exquisite Ellen Eccles stage where she has done a 360 returning to her Cache Valley roots after living in Southern California for many years. She’s a highly sought after Music Director, Accompanist & Vocal Coach ; most notably having worked with the #1 International recording artist & 2022 Grammy Nominee Olivia Rodrigo (Driver’s License/Good 4 U). Select Credits include: Yeast Nation (Jan the Famished) with Tony Award creators of Urinetown Greg Kotis & Mark Hollmann, Les Miserable (Mme. Thenardier), Sweeney Todd (Nellie Lovett), NINE (Luis Contini), Sunday in the Park (Yvonne), Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless), A New Brain (Mimi Schwinn), Fiddler on the Roof (Golde)as well as many industry readings and world premieres of up-in-coming musicals. A Special “Thanks” to the creative team of Music Theatre West for welcoming me into this theatre community and for the performance opportunity so close to home. She dedicates this performance to Elliebean and AustinKing, “Mama finally did a show you could come see!” IG @karin.gittins

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Mason Bast
Chip
BIOGRAPHY

Mason Bast is excited to be in his first leading role as Chip in Beauty and the Beast! He has enjoyed working with Music Theatre West and loved blasting a trumpet a few years ago in their stage production of The Music Man. He also thinks it pretty cool that he gets to be in the show with his mom. Mason is currently obsessed with West Side Story and knows every lyric to every song. When he isn’t on stage, you can usually find him with a football in his hand or building forts with his friends.

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Kensie Beus
Babette
BIOGRAPHY

Kensie is delighted to be back on the Ellen Eccles stage! Her favorite past roles include Ado Annie (Oklahoma!), Annelle (Steel Magnolias) and Belle (Walt Disney World). When she’s not performing, Kensie can be found thrifting, running her small business and being a mom to two adorable daughters. She’s thrilled to be sharing the stage once again with her handsome husband, Parker. She would like to thank Music Theatre West for this magical opportunity and the babysitters that made it possible.

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Celeste Baillio
Madame Le Gran Bouche
BIOGRAPHY

Celeste Baillio has a BFA in Music Dance Theatre and Theatre Education from BYU. For the past 5 years she has been the Managing Director for Music Theatre West. Before that she was the Treasurer for Cache Theatre Company. Her past favorite roles have been Miss Hannigan in Annie(MTW), Katherine in Freaky Friday(FS), Morticia in The Addams Family(FS), Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie(FS), and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls(MTW). She is so happy to be onstage with her husband Brad who is playing Gaston.

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Sara Marshall
Silly Girl/Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Sara is so excited to be in her first production with Music Theatre West! She is from Las Vegas and is currently a student at Utah State studying dietetics and nutrition. Some of her favorite credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Cache Theatre), Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Old Barn), and Jet Girl in West Side Story (Signature Productions). She would like to thank the cast and crew for making this such an incredible experience.

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Rachel Grob
Silly Girl/Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Rachel Grob enjoyed being a nun so much, she decided to try out cutlery! After her first show, The Sound of Music, with Music Theater West, Rachel is excited to be back- this time alongside her husband! Rachel graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Vocal Performance and was most recently seen as Eurydice in USU Opera Theater's production of Orpheus in the Underworld, and Amor in L'incoronazione di Poppea. Rachel's love for performing also extends to the keys, and she enjoyed a season with Pickleville Playhouse in 2019 as their pianist in Shootout at Shadow Mountain. When not performing, Rachel can be found teaching voice through her private studio, dancing hip hop and zumba, or baking cheesecakes!

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Elena Shill
Silly Girl/Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Elena Shill is thrilled to be in Beauty and the Beast and working with Music Theatre West for the second time! Recently she was Liesl in The Sound of Music. She has enjoyed performing from a young age and hopes to continue doing so throughout her life. She currently serves as Mountain Crest High School’s Theater Troupe President and MC’s student-body Arts Representative. Some notable roles she’s performed with Mountain Crest are The Witch in Into the Woods, Winnie Tate in Annie get your gun, and Widow Corny in Oliver. She’s also enjoyed working with UFOMT and their youth conservatory. She’s been cast as Torrey in Freaky Friday, Combeferre (student) in Les Misérables, and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance. Elena would like to thank the many teachers, coaches, family members, and friends who have helped her achieve her goals.

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Rachel Duffin Filinghim
Enchantress/Enesemble
BIOGRAPHY

Rachel performed with Imagine Ballet Theatre from the ages 9-16 where she starred and participated in many ballets. Her favorite roles with IBT were Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Tigerlily in Alice: Adventures in Wonderland and the Cat in Peter and the Wolf. She has since gained a love for musicals as it combines her love of singing and dancing. “I am always at my happiest when I’m in a show,” she has said. Because of her passion for performing she has been in many shows in various roles, such as Marie Grosholtz in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and the Acrobat in Matilda: The Musical. She is very excited to be in Beauty and the Beast with this amazing cast.

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Logan McKenna
Monsieur D'Arque/Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Logan's past theatre credits include the Evil Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Rooster in Annie, Lank in Crazy for You, Tommy in Brigadoon, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Albert in Bye Bye Birdie, the Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress, Aaron Fox in Curtains, and Laurie in Jay Richards' Little Women. Logan treasures the experience of singing the role of Thomas in Lamb of God with The Colorado Saints Chorale. Logan met his wife while serving as a Young Performing Missionary in Nauvoo, Illinois. When he is not on stage, Logan works as a General Surgeon at Logan Regional Hospital. He is also a father to two delightful children.

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Chrissy Webster
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Chrissy has been performing in musicals in Cache Valley for more than a decade now. Her first was MTW’s Slipper and the Rose. She later played Rose in The Secret Garden, so why not round out the decade with another story about a rose? Especially when it’s the musical based on the VHS that had to be rewound several times a day when she was just a tiny tot! More recently she played Miss Honey in Matilda and joined Warbucks’ house staff in Annie. Enjoy the show!

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Amber Freestone
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Amber is so excited to return to the Eccles stage in her second show with Music Theatre West. She has had so many wonderful performing opportunities and has loved playing roles like Laurey in the dream ballet in Oklahoma (with MTW, whoo!), Young adult Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting, Martha in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, and being in the dance ensemble for enough shows she doesn't have fingers to count them all (with awesome companies like Four Seasons and Celebrate America!) She cannot WAIT to share this show with you... and to be human again, of course!

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Jamie Younker
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Jamie is thrilled to be a part of this magical production! She's an avid podcast consumer, expert gluten free baker, and champion nap-taker. When she's not on stage you'll probably find her in the audience taking production photos, and cheering for her family and friends. Other favorite roles include Maria in the Sound of Music, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grace Farrell in Annie, and Milly in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. A huge shout-out to her incredible husband and five amazing children for their love and support.

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Kestlie Harding
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Beauty and the Beast is Kestlie Harding’s first production with MTW. She is an international thespian society member and was the theatre president at Ridgeline High School. She loved directing and choreographing for shows like Bye Bye Birdie, Peter and the Star-catcher and several variety shows as well as performing roles like Sargent Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Lady Larkin in Once Upon a Mattress, and Young Fiona in Shrek. She is a member of the Antics Improv troupe and is a Visual Arts major at USU.

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Madi Draper
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Madi is beyond excited to be in her first show with Music Theater West! Madi has been involved with theater for the past six years, mainly from backstage as a stage tech. She was part of the ensemble for the Mount Harrison Heritage Foundation’s production of Oklahoma. She also was Nehebka in Aida and a Crachet daughter in Scrooge (Burley High School).

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Natalie Osborne
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Beauty and the Beast is Natalie’s first production with Music Theatre West. She has previously done Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Tarzan, and West Side Story with Four Season Theatre Company, as well as Hairspray with Cache Theatre Company. In high school, Beauty and the Beast was Natalie’s first musical theatre performance ever so it has a special place in her heart. Ten years and ten musicals later, she is excited to be apart of this beautiful musical once again. Natalie works as the Speech Language Pathologist at North Cache Middle School and loves her students! When she isn’t at work or rehearsal she loves to spend time with her amazing husband Dan!

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Ginny Teuscher
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Ginny grew up participating in the arts and enjoys filling all her time at rehearsals for school and community productions. Currently, Ginny is a Senior at Green Canyon High School, where she actively participates in theatre and choir. Ginny currently studies voice under the direction of Briana Krause and is loving it! Favorite roles include The Cat and the Hat in Seussical the Musical, the Witch in Into the Woods, the Chaperone in Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Robert Ann in Nunsense and Alice in Addams Family. Ginny is looking forward to being even more involved in the theatre community in Utah after high school.

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Kate Neeley
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Kate loves being part of arguably the most collaborative art form - musical theatre. Beauty and the Beast is a delight to be creating with so many people she loves. She’s so glad to play the part of an enchanted dinner plate, and to say the 2nd ‘Bonjour’ in the opening village scene as Marie, the baker’s wife. In real life, she is a mother, a wife, an athlete, a dancer, a singer, a dishwasher, a baker, a writer, a sister, a hiker, a daughter, a friend and a woman.

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Morgan Jenkins
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Something you should know about Morgan is that Beauty and the Beast is her favorite show and she is so happy to be doing it again after ten years since she was last in it. Something you wouldn’t know about Morgan just by looking at her is that she is a very accurate shooter, especially shotguns. Morgan is very excited to share this story with you, hopes you enjoy the show, and please come again!

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Chelsi Pulley
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Chelsi Pulley is delighted to be performing for the first time with Music Theatre West. She is quite new to the musical theater scene, as this is only her second on-stage experience. Despite this, Chelsi is not new to the performing arts. She has studied and performed piano most of her life, has a degree in piano performance and currently owns her own piano studio in Providence, Utah. In addition to being an accomplished pianist, Chelsi has also spent many years taking voice lessons and performing with various choirs. While “piano teacher” may be her job title, her main gig is being a wife and mother. Chelsi and her husband just celebrated their 18 th wedding anniversary and have four children varying in age from sixteen years old down to six. Her children play sports, dance, sing, do gymnastics, and of course, play the piano. Running children around takes up most of Chelsi’s time, but when she’s not in the car or at the piano, you will find her on a trail riding her mountain bike, skiing down a mountain, or at home watching a good movie and knitting a sweater or sketching a portrait.

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Sarah Bast
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Bast never knew how fun it could be dressing up as a napkin and broom! She loves that she gets to be on stage with her son, Mason, in Beauty and the Beast. Working with Music Theatre West has been a highlight for her as she has graced the stage in their productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, Annie, and The Sound of Music. She is a mother to 5 wonderful children and married to one incredible guy! When she isn’t singing, she is usually busy doing homework or caring for her family.

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ParkerPae Strubhar
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

This is ParkerRae’s Music Theatre West debut although her first show on the Eccles Theatre stage was almost 17 years ago. ParkerRae started dancing at the age of 2, is now a member of the Valley Dance Ensemble adult company and has been in shows all over Cache Valley including, Oliver, Annie, Anastasia, The Crucible and many more. When ParkerRae isn’t on stage you can find her teaching dance, attending boxing & yoga classes, spending time with her best friend/husband, working on her classic VW bug or writing music with her guitar & ukulele in hand.

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Sarah McKenna
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Sarah is excited to be on the Music Theater West stage once again! Favorite past roles include the wicked stepmother Madame in Cinderella, Irene in Crazy for You, Dorcas in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Tiger Lily in Peter Pan. Sarah was privileged to sing the roles of Mary the Mother in Lamb of God and alto soloist in The Messiah with The Colorado Saints Chorale. Sarah met her wonderful husband while serving as a Young Performing Missionary in Nauvoo, Illinois. A former elementary school teacher, Sarah is now a stay-at-home-mom to her two awesome kids. Sarah owns the creative blog Bombshell Bling.

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Rachel Olsen
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

The Beauty and the Beast is Rachel’s fourth production with Music Theatre West. She got her start performing through voice lessons, which led to a love for music and theatre. She is grateful for the opportunity she has to share this love and hopes to continue. While Rachel is off stage, you can find her studying Social Work at Utah State, spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering in our community. Buy her a Diet Coke for a job well done!

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Marin Miller
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Beauty and the Beast is Marin’s first musical in almost ten years - and oh how she has missed it! Before her semi-retirement to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pursue a bachelor’s degree, she only ever performed on the stages of her junior high and high school. She debuted as Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie in seventh grade and didn’t look back. She went on to perform in South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, White Christmas, and Camelot. She has played the roles of Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Vi Moore in Footloose, and her all time favorite role has been Eve in Children of Eden. It is a dream come true to now participate in a Disney production because she lives and breathes Disney parks and animation. A self-identified “double threat” (singer and actor but NOT a dancer), she is beyond thrilled to be a villager and especially a pepper shaker. Marin would like to thank her high school director, Mark Daniels, for encouraging her to make time for musical theater in her busy life - which consists of her job as a domestic violence and sexual assault caseworker at CAPSA, amateur fiction writing, baking too much bread, and quoting too many Disney movies. Also a massive thanks to her family - especially her sweetie - for all the incredible love and support. And the biggest thanks of all to her Father in Heaven, without whom she would have nothing.

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Charlie Burrell
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Charlie Burrell easily finds joy in many things, but singing has it's place near the top of the list! Since she was young she has spent countless hours performing vocally in choirs, competitions, the shower, and multiple musicals. She was shocked and pleased to receive the role of Peter Pan as her first lead role! Her favorite role, however, was falling in love with the passing through con man of the slightly aggressive and stingy small town of Hawkeye, Iowa. Playing the role of Marian Paroo in "The Music Man" gave Charlie the chance to show a bit of her internal savageness that most people don't know she contains beneath the surface. She's grateful for the chance to be performing for Music Theatre West for the second time and looks forward to the rest to come! Outside of the theater you can find Charlie Figure Skating, reading, organizing/cleaning, being defeated at Super Smash Bros when demanded to play, and living up every moment with her family!

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Alisha Wilkins
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Alisha's musical career started while dancing and singing in front of the French doors at the age of 5. Ever since then she's been enchanted by the stage and performance. Past shows have included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Annie, and this spring she played Jaqueline de Severac in Murder on the Nile. Big shout out to her husband who supports all her ambitions and is her #1 fan.

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Samatha Jarvis
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

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Spencer Needham
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Spencer Needham has always loved the movie and music of Beauty and the Beast. When he found out that MTW was producing it, he auditioned just to be a fork, and got the exact role he wanted! He has performed many times at the Eccles Theatre. His favorite roles have been playing Friedrich in The Sound of Music (MTW), and Winthrop in The Music Man (MTW). Other favorites include playing Buddy in Elf (UFOMT), Jojo in Seussical (MTW), and most recently, Barnaby in Hello Dolly (Logan High). On the rare occasions he is not doing a show, Spencer loves running XC, being crazy with his brothers, playing tennis, playing piano, and doing both water and snow skiing. He loves being involved and serves in student government at Logan High School. Spencer loves every moment he can spend with his Music Theatre West friends!

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Aaron Lacey
Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

One of my earliest "acting" memories has to do with Beauty and the Beast. I used to watch the movie all the time when I was a kid, and one day, when I was about 3, I decided to bring it to life in my living room. I cut out some eye holes in a paper shopping bag from Smiths, drew on a mane of hair, a nose, and a mouth with a permanent marker, and cut out some paws and feet with another bag. My Beast costume was complete. I remember lying on the floor, seemingly dead, having just reenacted the fight on the tower with Gaston. But to the shock of my audience, consisting of my mom and dad, I sprang from the floor, removing my feet, paws, and finally, the Smiths shopping bag. My magical transformation into the prince was probably the peak of my acting career. Since then, I have loved being involved with musical theater, both in school and in the community. My favorite role was playing Donkey in "Shrek the Musical" my senior year of high school. (I do like parfaits.) I'm currently attending USU pursuing a career as a Physicians assistant. I also enjoy watching Star Wars, playing basketball and football, and playing the cello.

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Indiana Judd
Ensemble
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Beauty and the Beast is Indiana Judd's first production with Music Theatre West. He has previously done shows with Ridgeline High School, including playing Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, the Pantomime Prince in Once Upon a Mattress, Joey Biltmore in Guys and Dolls, and the Bishop in Shrek the Musical. He also participated on the Wingin' it Improv troupe. When Indiana is not performing on the stage, he can often be seen tossing around a football. Last fall Indiana played on the state championship Ridgeline Football Team. He is currently a senior at Ridgeline and wants to pursue a career in law when he graduates.

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Mason Blanchard
Ensemble
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Mason has grown up to love the arts, he has done many shows over the years and wants to continue to do more. He will be going to USU to study Theater Arts and wishes to make a career out of it one day. When Mason has free time you will usually hear him singing along to musicals. One role that Mason thoroughly enjoyed was playing Vlad in Logan High’s production of Anastasia. Vlad is funny, charismatic and the life of the party, this made him a very fun part to play. He has the dream of one day being part of a performance on Broadway and can’t wait to get started.

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Andrew Withers
Ensemble
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Andrew is excited to be in his second show with Music Theatre West. His first musical ever was Oklahoma with MTW in 2018 where he played Mike and has been an enthusiastic member of the community theater crowd ever since. He has also played roles in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Ephraim), The Little Mermaid (Eric), and most recently A Christmas Carol (Mr. Smyth). When he is not at a rehearsal or onstage, Andrew spends much time outside biking, rock climbing, or just going on walks. He is also an avid reader.

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Eliott Phares
Ensemble
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Elliott has been performing in musicals for the last few years and has loved being a part of every single one. Having recently moved up to Logan for schooling Elliott has already joined USU’s choir program and this is only his second show in Cache Valley and first show with Music Theatre West. Elliott’s love the stage even extends to directing as he will be directing a show this upcoming summer for a local community theatre in his hometown of Layton. When not on the stage you’ll most likely find him on campus studying or in his apartment binge watching yet another sitcom.

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West Burrell
Ensemble
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West Burrell is excited to be a part of The Beauty and the Beast cast with Music Theatre West. In his previous performances with Music Theatre West he appeared as the mean Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music and as the booming voiced Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma. West enjoys being on stage and singing as much as possible. He enjoys meeting new people and watching their talents in action. He has enjoyed the roles of Jacob in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Baltazar and Jacob in Two from Galilee, General Bullmoose in Lil’ Abner, Cleopas in Savior of the World, the king in Cinderella, a Ghost Soldier in The Wall, a salesman in Little Shop of Horrors, as well as other acting in film and reenactments. He also enjoys directing and acting in his own amateur films. When West is not onstage, he teaches agriculture courses at Bear River High School and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Travis Leonhardt
Ensemble
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Travis Leonhardt is happy to be performing in his 10th production with MTW. While Travis has enjoyed every performance, he especially enjoyed being in the league in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ruben and several other parts in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and in the Barber Shop Quartet in The Music Man. Travis thanks his wife Janette for her patience putting up with him while he fulfills his artistic adventures on stage.

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Nathan Larsen
Ensemble
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Beauty and the Beast is Nathan's fourth show with Music Theater West and is his fourth theater show he has ever done! Nathan was a Guard in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, a Salesman in The Music Man, and Bundles in Annie. His favorite show so far was Annie. Nathan played multiple roles with a total of 8 costume changes!

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Brandon Tremelling
Ensemble
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Beauty and the Beast is not only Brandon Tremelling's first production with Music Theatre West, but also his first venture into community theater! Over a decade ago he regularly participated in his high school productions, donning the roles of Orin Scrivello, D.D.S. in Little Shop of Horrors, Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, and Sgt. Towers in See How They Run. Based upon his wonderful experience thus far with Music Theatre West, he hopes to add many more roles to that list in the years to come. Offstage, Brandon works as a civil engineer for numerous cities in Northern Utah, and loves to spend his time with his lovely family in the great outdoors.

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Paul Lacey
Ensemble
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Although a tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast marks the first time for Paul Lacey on the theatrical stage (well, if you don't count a role in the ensemble of a community performance of Brigadoon in 2015, anyway). However, music and musical theater are by no means foreign to Paul. While growing up in a musical household with parents who had met in the BYU Philharmonic, Paul was exposed to music throughout his life, with ample opportunities to sing and play piano and trombone. While at BYU, Paul sang in the BYU Men's Chorus for four years under Dr. Mack Wilberg. Paul is married to his wife Amy, a talented composer and musician, and father of five beautiful children. Paul is excited to share the stage with his son, Aaron, in this production. When not playing the role of baker or bartender, Paul is a product manager for IBM, loves spending time playing with his kids, and enjoys acting as recording engineer for Amy in her studio.

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Lindsey Kelstrom
Director, Artistic Director, Set Designer
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Lindsey Kelstrom is delighted to return to the theatre with so many wonderful performers and a stellar production team. She is the current Artistic Director of Music Theatre West, as well as the full-time Education Business Manager for Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. She loves producing, directing and performing in shows for the Cache Valley community and is often overwhelmed by the tremendous support this community brings to the theatre. She studied Musical Theatre Performance at BYU-Idaho and also has a degree in Mass Communications from the University of Utah. Her favorite theatre past-times include directing Mamma Mia! at the Ellen Eccles Theatre and performing as Alice Murphy in Bright Star at the Utah Theatre and on the Ellen Eccles stage. She is also looking forward to performing with professional artists this summer at UFOMT as Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me.

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Thomas Jennings
Technical Director/Set Design/Set Builder
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Thomas Jennings recently graduated from Utah State University with his MFA in set and lighting design for theatre. This is his 3rd show with Music Theatre West and he is excited to be a part of the team. If he is not in the theatre you can find him in the mountains with his wife and daughter and two fur babies.

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Nikki Tait
Music Director
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Nikki has loved every moment of her involvement with this production. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah, and has been teaching private voice lessons for nearly 20 years. She grew up in a home where breaking into song and dance was an everyday thing, so naturally, she has been involved in musical theater for the last 30 years. Her favorite roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Maria in The Sound of Music, Maria in West Side Story, and Grace in Annie. When Nikki isn't embarrassing her 5 children and husband by singing and dancing in random places, you will find her seeking 'adventure in the great wide somewhere' while hiking, biking, wakeboarding, or skiing.

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Christy Johnson
Stage Manager
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Celeste Baillio
Managing Director/Marketing/Costumes
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Celeste Baillio has a BFA in Music Dance Theatre and Theatre Education from BYU. For the past 4 years she has been the Managing Director for Music Theatre West. Before that she was the Treasurer for Cache Theatre Company. Her past favorite roles have been Miss Hannigan in Annie (MTW), Katherine in Freaky Friday (FS), Morticia in The Addams Family(FS), Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie(FS), and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls(MTW). She loves camping and playing board games with her hubby and four kids.

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Stephanie White
Choreographer
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Stephanie is grateful to be working with Music Theatre West (MTW) on Beauty and the Beast. She is an Instructor of Professional Practice in the Theatre Arts Department and the Program Coordinator for Arts Access in the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. She continues to perform as well as choreograph for musical theatre, ballet, opera, and choral works (Included affiliations: Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Lyric Theatre, American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, USU Theatre, Cache Valley Civic Ballet, MTW, Cache Theatre, Four Seasons). This year's contribution will include Cinderella (playing the Wicked Stepmother) with Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast with Music Theatre West, Christmas at Pemberly with USU Theatre, and A Christmas Carol with the Lyric Theatre. Stephanie will be traveling to Spain this May to study Flamenco and other dance forms as a reward for completing her MFA in Dance from Montclair State University. She is excited for the opportunity to direct Singin’ in the Rain for MTW this September and can’t wait to start tapping in the puddles...

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Annalee Roberts
Choreographer
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Annalee is excited to be working as a choreographer with Music Theatre West for the second time. She previously directed and choreographed MTW’s Bright Star in concert. Her work has also been seen in Cache Theatre’s Bright Star and Once On This Island. She has choregraphed for theater companies in Idaho as well as Wyoming. When not setting choreography, Annalee is usually building set pieces, and aiding as an acting coach. While she loves the production side, performing is where her heart is. Some of her favorite roles have been: Dotty in Noises Off, Grandma in Addams Family, Gingy/Sugarplum Fairy in Shrek, Sally in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace, Rita LaPorta in the Lucky Stiff, and Kristine Urich in A Chorus Line. She was a dancer for the Desert Dance Company for two years, and has been a featured dancer in many musicals. When she’s not working in some capacity, whether with the public or her family, she’s usually curled up with a book and watching bad reality tv.

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Kenneth Bell
Lighting Design
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“Climb Every Mountain!” There are mountains to climb and the challenge in life is to climb all that is placed in front of us. Kenneth is happy to be working with Music Theater West again. Lighting design and working behind the theatrical scene is what he loves to do. Locally, Kenneth has enjoyed working with the Music Theater West and their recent production of Forever Plaid and Taffates. He has enjoyed lighting the a capella group "Voicemail" for the last 13 years, and is currently working for the 6th season with "The Forgotten Carols". In his spare time, Kenneth owns and operates Magic Productions, a theatrical equipment rental company that he founded over 20 years ago. He loves anything related to theatre, with a special affinity for lighting design. When he isn't "playing" at work, he loves to spend time with his family, especially his first grandchild, Lydia!

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Connor Stevens
Sound Designer/ Set Builder
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Connor graduated from Utah State University with his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology. Recently he has designed sound and mixed Legally Blonde and Spamalot for Cache Theatre Company and The Sound of Music for MTW. His next sound designs include The SpongeBob Musical for CTC and two shows for Lyric Repertory Company: The Fox on the Fairway and Into the Breeches!. After the summer season, Connor will be pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts in Sound Design at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When not in the theatre, he loves spending time with his wife and dog outdoors. Hear more of his designs at cdstevensdesign.com.

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Jared Gregerson
Props Design
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"Beauty and the Beast" will mark the fourth show Jared has been the property's manager for a "Music Theater West" production. His other shows including "Annie", and "Little Shop of Horrors". Jared loves the artist opportunities and challenges that only a full scale musical can provide. When ever he is able, he enjoys acting in the productions as well. And can sometimes be seen in the ensemble or in minor roles, dancing and singing, or other wise enjoying what he says, "Is one of the best recreational activities life has to offer!" "Nothing beats the high you get right before the curtains rises, and your work and contributions are about to be seen and enjoyed by a live audience." "Unless of course its the applause and cheers received when the curtain falls."

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Jay Richards
Orchestra Conductor
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Jay Richards has composed for studio, film, television, radio, musical theatre, dance, the concert stage, and countless commercial album releases during his 25 years in the music industry. Jay was the founding director of Music Theatre West.

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Megan Nelson
Wigs/Hair
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Megan recently played the Baroness in The Sound of Music, before that Anna in The King and I. She is returning to the big stage after taking a sabbatical from acting to raise her 3 Children and own a Salon Business. Megan’s previous roles include: The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the beloved Pickleville Playhouse, Alice Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You, Louisa in The Fantastiks; both at Logan’s Old Lyric Rep, Winnefred in Once Upon a Mattress, and Lucy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Megan enjoys spending time with her Husband Spencer, playing at Bear Lake, Acrylic painting and mimicking zoo animal noises with her kiddos.

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Micheal Francis
Stage Management/Fight Choreographer
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Jacob Brock
Fly Operator
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Jordan Peterson
Fly Operator
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Mark Hulse
Spotlight Operator
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Mark is a sophomore in USU currently working on my BFA in technical production. This is his second time working on a show with MTW. He spent 4 years of high school working backstage on the sets at Ridgeline High School's theatre program. His favorite production that he has worked on so far is Shrek the Musical, and his favorite show is Newsies.

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Becca Hulse
Spotlight Operator
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Becca is a junior at USU and is working on her BFA in costume design. This is her 4th show with MTW. She mostly has done acting but helped when needed with things backstage in Ridgeline high school's theatre department. Her favorite show she has worked on is Shrek the musical; and her favorite show is Wicked.

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Tyler Whitesides
Special Effects Props
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He sing. He dance. He write books.

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Alisha Wilkins
Social Media Specialist
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As a kid, Alisha spent hours making graphics and taking photos, just for the heck of it. Now, she's so excited use those skills as part of the marketing team for "Beauty and the Beast." She's been involved with Music Theatre West for four years now and couldn't imagine her life without it. No matter what role she plays, on stage or off, she is happy to be involved in such a wonderful program. Big thanks to the other production team members and to her ever supportive husband.

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Bodie Brower
Graphic Design
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It’s been over 13 years since Bodie’s first involvement with Music Theatre West and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Bodie currently works full time at his own graphic/web/video/etc. design business (Bodwa Productions) he started many years ago. Every day is different and a fun mystery of what he gets to work on. He is the father of two spunky boys, and an adorable little girl and two awesome bonus children and husband to his loyal, caring wife. He enjoys the occasional maple bar and swedish pancakes with his family for breakfast.

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Ellie Poulson
Assistant Stage manager
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Lou Collins
Set Painting
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Lou Collins grew up with an empowering creative mother who encouraged every artistic effort. BYU, Santa Reparata International School of Art, and West Dean Conservation with University of Sussex added to her experience. Now she delights in working alongside the amazing talent in our favorite Cache Valley.

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Anne Benson
Set Painting
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Maren Lyman
Stitcher
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Maren is an award-winning costume designer/artisan with over 20 years of experience. She received her BFA in Costume Design from Utah State University and went on to continue her education with an MFA in Costume Design from San Diego State University. While at SDSU, Maren taught period costume movement and manners and was an active student member of United States Institute of Theatre and Technology (USITT), participating in Design Expo and TECH Expo. She was also a member of the Costume Society of America. As a technician, Maren has worked in shops from BYU to The LaJolla Playhouse, San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, Lamb’s Players, and PCPA Theatrefest. Locally, she has designed for The Lyric Rep, Music Theater West, Green Canyon High School, Sky View High School’s Sky High Players, Smithfield Youth Theatre, Serendipity Dance Co., Celebrate America Show, Cache Theatre Co., and the Green Canyon High School, and SVHS Marching Bands and Color Guards. Design credits include: Big River; The completely orange children’s production of OPQRS, Etc., which was a design finalist at the ACTF Festivention in Anaheim, CA; Les Misérables, Student Ed.; Aida; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man; Oklahoma!; Pirates of Penzance; Sleeping Beauty, Western-Style; Hansel and Gretel; The 12 Dancing Princesses; Flora, the Red Menace; Macbeth; Abducting Diana; She Loves Me!; Me and My Girl and Lysistrata, which won a Pate’ Award Salute to Theatre Excellence for Best Costume Design in the Greater San Diego area. Music Theatre West credits include: Jane Eyre, Little Women, Guys and Dolls, The Secret Garden, Death of a Diva, Once on this Island; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Diamonds and Demons, My Fair Lady; Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr; and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat . Maren and her husband, Chris, have three daughters. When not with her family, or in front of a sewing machine, her latest love is tap- dancing.

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Kyle Stein
Set Builder
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Kyle started at a very young putting on magic shows in the second grade. He went to the College of Southern Idaho. He went to school at USU and started working at the Lyric Theatre. He has been with the Utah Festival Opera since 2002 as the assistant tech director .

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Luke Bybee
Set Builder
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Daniel Francis
Set Builder
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Jamie Younker
Cast Program Photographer
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Jamie is a natural light photographer based in Cache Valley. She picked up a camera in 2010 and hasn’t put it down since. When she’s not photographing families, she loves to shoot production photos and headshots for local theater companies. You can find her on Instagram @jamiekay_photography.

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Gary Bird
Show Photographer
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Robert Winn
Sound Assitant
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Ellie Poulson
Assistant Stage Manager
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Liz Fallis
Flute
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Marilyn Cole
Oboe
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Eric Hatch
Clarinet
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Ally Bailey
Flute
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Anita Miller
French Horn
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Will Francis
French Horn
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Abby Erickson
French Horn
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Max Matzen
Trumpet
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Stephanie Larson
Trumpet
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Joe Reardon
Trumpet
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Justin Slack
Trombone
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Todd Falls
Trombone
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Jason Nicholson
Drums
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Robyn Peterson
Percussion
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Melissa Hamilton
Keyboard
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Chilali Hugo
Harp
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Brett McAllister
Violin
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Carolynn Larson
Violin
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Boyd Edwards
Violin
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Will Shackelton
Violin
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Megan Richards
Cello
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Alexis Haviland
Cello
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Jim Schaub
Bass
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