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Program
Our Show
Singin' in the Rain
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film,
by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music Published by EMI, all rights administerd by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
Produced by Aggrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Note from the Director

Singin’ in the Rain is a classic movie that can be watched repeatedly over a lifetime. When trying to mount this show for the stage, it takes a great deal of effort to offer the quality and expected elements required of such an iconic musical; it must rain on stage, Make ‘em Laugh requires a headless dummy, silent movies have to be accurate to the times, there has to be ‘yo-yo’ violins for Fit as a Fiddle. Many of the dance steps, music and lines have to reflect the work of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds or else we walk away disappointed. And then, there is the big issue of finding the talent. Well, never fear….Cache Valley has the talent!Incredible talent. I have loved every minute of the rehearsal process with this cast and crew. My cast has pushed to the limits and I think you will see how their dedication has paid off. It literally takes a village to fully mount a production like Singin’ in the Rain and I have been grateful to have an expert team offering their all to make this show go on. Sincere thanks to you, our audience. We couldn’t keep bringing you this quality of entertainment without you.Thank you and enjoy the show! Stephanie R. White
MUSICAL SYNOPSIS
Act 1
Fit as a Fiddle - Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown
The Royal Rascal - Orchestra
You Stepped Out of a Dream - Don Lockwood
All I Do is Dream of You- Kathy Selden and Girls of the Coconut Grove
Make 'Em Laugh - Cosmo Brown
Beautiful Girls - Production Tenor and Female Chorus You Are My Lucky Star - Kathy Selden
You Were Meant For Me - Don Lockwood & Kathy Selden
Moses Supposes - Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Ensemble
Moses Supposes (Reprise) - Company
Good Morning - Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Kathy Selden
Singin' in the Rain- Don Lockwood

Act 2
Entr'acte - Orchestra
Would You? - Kathy Selden
What's Wrong With Me? - Lina Lamont
The Broadway Ballet - Cosmo Brown, Don Lockwood, and Full Company
Would You? (Reprise)- Kathy Selden
You Are My Lucky Star (Reprise) - Kathy Selden and Don Lockwood
Finale- Full Company
Credits

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. ww.mtishows.com

Select Costumes rented from UFOMT

Choreography for "Fit as Fiddle", "Make em Laugh", "Moses Supposes", Moses Supposes Reprise", "Good Morning", Singin in the Rain", "Broadway Melody", "Finale" by Stephanie White

Choreography for "All I Do Is Dream of You" and "Beautiful Girl" by Kelly Bateman

THANK You TO OUR 2022 Season SPONSORS
Cast List
Logan McKenna
Don Lockwood
Meredith Ashcraft
Kathy Selden
Cameron Gleed
Cosmo Brown
Celeste Baillio
Lina Lamont
Braden Ashcraft
R.F. Simpson
Kyle Cottam
Roscoe Dexter
Mason Blanchard
Rod
Trenton Bateman
Production Singer
Amber Freestone
Zelda Zanders, Ensemble
Melinda Richards
Dora Bailey, Ensemble
Gideon Benge
Diction Teacher, Ensemble
Danilia Trisollini
Miss Dinsmore, Ensemble
Joe Harris
Gaspard, Villain, Engineer, Ensemble
Jared Rounds
Man On the Screen
Kate Neeley
Olga Mara, Ensemble
Sara Marshall
Mary Margaret, Ensemble
Kathleen Bateman
Mrs. Simpson, Ensemble
Megan Pearson
Photographer, Ensemble
Ginny Teuscher
Assistant Director, Ensemble
Sarah Gee
Assistant Director, Ensemble
Rybekah Tyler
Hairdresser, Lady-In-Waiting, Ensemble
Brindy Ashcraft
Fan, Ensemble
Julia Heslop
Lady-in-Waiting, Ensemble
Ashley Phelps
Wardrobe, Ensemble
Ben Snow
Butler, Camera-Man, Ensemble
Nathan Larsen
Policeman, Ensemble
Joshua Rogers
Assistant Director, Ensemble
Curtis White
Stage Hand, Ensemble
Production Team
Stephanie R. White
Director/Choreographer
Karen Teuscher
Music Director
Kelly F. Bateman
Assistant Choreographer
Micheal Francis
Technical Director, Set Design/Projections
Anissa Wellington
Stage Manager
Debi King
Costumes
Jared Gregerson
Props Design
Lindsey Kelstrom
Artistic Director
Celeste Baillio
Managing Producer/Marketing
Jay Richards
Orchestra Conductor
Andy Lorimer
Film Videographer
Ben Petersen
Sound Design
Jasper Ward
Sound
Ericson Guzzel
Assistant Costumes
Rachel Olsen
Wigs
Jamie Younker
Cast Program/ Vigenette Photographer
Bodie Brower
Graphic Design
Alisha Wilkins
Social Media Specialist
Clifton Richards
Fight Choreographer, Fencer
Becca Hulse
Spotlight Operator
Mark Hulse
Spotlight Operator
Jon Olsen
Fly Crew
Ella Stevens
Fly Operator
Anna Lisa Davidson
Flute
Kyle Sutherland
Sound Assitant
Eric Hatch
Saxes/Clarinet
Greg Wheeler
Sax/Clarinet/Flute
Gary Bird
Show Photographer
Mike Reeder
Sax/Clarinet
Cheryl Blackley
Sax/Clarinet
Max Matzen
Trumpet
Stephanie Larson
Trumpet
Amy Despain
Trumpet
Roger Karren
Trombone
Justin Slack
Trombone
Arianne Gammon
Percussion
Jason Nicholson
Drums
Melissa Hamilton
Piano
Carolynn Larson
Violin
Will Shackelton
Violin
Boyd Edwards
Violin
Donnie Evans
Violin
Justin Slack
Trombone
Brett McAllister
Viola
Megan Richards
Cello
Jim Schaub
Bass

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Logan McKenna
Don Lockwood
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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Meredith Ashcraft
Kathy Selden
BIOGRAPHY

Meredith couldn’t be more thrilled to be performing with Music Theatre West again! You might have seen her as Sister Margaretta in the Sound of Music last September. Some of Meredith’s favorite roles include Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Beatrice Stockwell in The Drowsy Chaperone and Betty Haynes in White Christmas. Meredith met her husband Braden on the stage 12 years ago and they are excited to be performing together again. When Meredith isn’t pursuing her passion for the stage, she is busy living out her dreams behind the chair as a hairstylist. You can find her work on Instagram @hair_by_mer. In her spare time she enjoys going for walks with her husband and dog, eating sushi, and planning her next Disneyland trip. She is extra grateful for this wonderful cast and crew who put in so much hard work (especially the cute actor who plays RF Simpson). Enjoy the show!!

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Cameron Gleed
Cosmo Brown
BIOGRAPHY

Cameron feels incredibly blessed to be in Singin’ in the Rain with Music Theater West. Cameron grew up in Seattle and has worked as an actuary for almost ten years. He’d like to thank his beautiful wife Julia and four children for their love and support. Cameron has only performed in one musical before in high school 15 years ago, so if there’s anyone out there who wants to be in a musical but is afraid they might not have enough experience, JUST GO FOR IT!

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Celeste Baillio
Lina Lamont
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. 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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Braden Ashcraft
R.F. Simpson
BIOGRAPHY

Braden is thrilled to be performing in The Singing in the Rain with Music Theatre West! He is especially excited to be working with the lovely actress playing Kathy. This is Braden’s second show here in Cache Valley, but he is no stranger to the stage. Some of his past roles include Mereb in Aida, George in The Drowsy Chaperone and Tenor 1 in the Music Man quartet. Braden currently attends USU studying biology and psychology. When he is not at school he works as a surgical counselor and technician at Monson Vision. If Braden ever happens upon some free time, he can be found playing or watching various sports, spending time with his family, or grooving to jazz music with his wife and puppy (Aggie). He would like to thank his family for all their love and support!

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Kyle Cottam
Roscoe Dexter
BIOGRAPHY

Kyle is at home on stage and is happy to perform once again with Music Theater West. His other theater credits with MTW include Ali Hakim in Oklahoma and Charlie Cowell in The Music Man. When not at home on the stage, Kyle is at home with his wife and four daughters, which also feels like a musical theater experience sometimes. Kyle would like to thank his audience at home and also you, the audience member reading this bio, for your support. Enjoy the show!

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Mason Blanchard
Rod
BIOGRAPHY

Mason is currently a full-time student at USU who is majoring in Theatre Arts Performance. He loves acting, singing and dancing. He wants to pursue acting as a career and hope to one day make it on Broadway. This is his third show withMusic Theatre West and loves the company. His favorite role was Vlad in Anastasia that was put on by Logan High. Mason’s dream role is Jack in Newsies it’s been his favorite show since middle school. He wants to spread happiness by singing and dancing for everyone he can. When Mason’s has down time, he mostly listens to musicals he finds the music relaxing and fun to sing along to.

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Trenton Bateman
Production Singer
BIOGRAPHY

Trenton is excited to be crooning on stage again. Singing in the Rain has always been one of his all-time favorite movies. Some of Trent's favorite roles include Curly in Oklahoma!, Bob Wallace in White Christmas, and most recently, Dad to a new baby. When not performing, you can find Trent screaming at the weeds in his garden and lawn.

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Amber Freestone
Zelda Zanders, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Amber Freestone is so happy to return for another production with Music Theatre West. Some of her favorite roles have included Dream Scene Laurey/Dancer (Oklahoma, Music Theatre West), Stardust Singer/Barbara (Celebrate America), and Teenage Winnie Foster/Showgirl (Tuck Everlasting, Four Seasons). She is so excited to share another magical musical with all of you. On with the show!

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Melinda Richards
Dora Bailey, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Melinda is ecstatic to be back on stage with MTW! She is a Cache Valley native with no plans to leave. Melinda graduated from USU in 2016 with a BS of Social Work and is now the finance manager at Logan Mental Health & Wellness. Favorite roles include Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Tzeitel (Fiddler on the Roof), Minnie Fay (Hello, Dolly!), and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!). Melinda and her dashing husband are kept busy singing and dancing with their two wee ones, Hazel and Oliver. Melinda is passionate about stories, tap dancing, podcasts, Disneyland, popcorn, and enormous sugar cookies.

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Gideon Benge
Diction Teacher, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Rumors have it that Gideon Benge has been performing his entire life. Some witnesses have even claimed that he could be heard faintly singing while in the womb. It is supposed that long after his death his decaying corpse will be found doing kicks and jazz hands in the graveyard on nights with a full moon. Gideon is currently studying to be a choir teacher. He hopes to he able to bring music into the life of as many students as he can, knowing the joy it has brought him in his own life.

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Danilia Trisollini
Miss Dinsmore, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Danilia is delighted to be in her first production with Music Theatre West! In addition to her job as a Myofascial release therapist, she also has a degree in vocal performance with an emphasis on opera from the University of Central Arkansas. She’s been in numerous operas, straight plays, and musicals, and is excited to be taking part in theatre again for the first time since moving to the state. The cast and crew has made it a wonderful experience. She would like to thank her husband and her fur-baby for their support and patience while she’s been rehearsing with her new-found friends. She hopes that broadway rhythm gets you!

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Joe Harris
Gaspard, Villain, Engineer, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Joe Harris is a blacksmith at Harris Wrought Works, and has been in theater since he was 11 years old.

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Jared Rounds
Man On the Screen
BIOGRAPHY

Jared is so excited to be onstage with Music Theatre West again. Previous MTW roles include Uncle Max in Sound of Music Lord Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Zoltan Karpahty in My Fair Lady and Drake in Annie. Other favorite roles include Henry in The Fantasticks, King Arthur in Camelot, The Baker in Into the Woods and both Jack and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest. When Jared is not onstage, he enjoys his time as the Theatre teacher at Logan High School.

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Kate Neeley
Olga Mara, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

A perfect day for Kate Neeley would include beautiful music, getting outside, dancing, singing (in the rain of course), a good story, a nap, good food and being with people she loves. Musical theatre is a huge joy in her life and playing the part of the elegant and moody movie star Olga Mara in this production has been ‘dreadful’ in the best way. Kate is mom to three awesome kids, a huge black dog, wife to one incredible man, and friend to all.

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Sara Marshall
Mary Margaret, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Sara is from Las Vegas and is a dietetics student at Utah State. She has been seen in various musicals around the valley for the last 2 years. Sara is an avid shower singer, loves bingeing rom-coms, and has a major sweet tooth for any gluten free treats she can get her hands on.

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Kathleen Bateman
Mrs. Simpson, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Kathleen Bateman is happy to return to MTW for Singing in the Rain, an all time favorite. Some of her favorite roles includes M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man, and Morgan le Fay in Camelot. Much love and gratitude to her wonderful family for their support and love.

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Megan Pearson
Photographer, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Megan is so excited and grateful to be in her first production with Music Theatre West! She moved to Logan from Vernal, Utah to study Elementary Education at Utah State University. Her last time on stage was as a parent in Cache Theatre Company's Matilda. Other favorite credits include Martha in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Vernal Theatre Live), Ghost of Christmas Future in A Christmas Carol (Vernal Theatre Live), and Nimue in Camelot (Outlaw Trail Theatre). She's loved every second of this show and can't wait for you all to experience the magic.

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Ginny Teuscher
Assistant Director, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Ginny grew up participating in the arts and enjoys filling all her time at rehearsals for school and community productions. 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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Sarah Gee
Assistant Director, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Gee has lent her theatre, music, and movement talents in many capacities over the last 26 years. Passion ignited at age 2 as a young performer in Unicorn Theatre and carried her into a Vocal Performance degree from USU and many performance opportunities. At USU she was in productions such as Help, Help the Globolinks and Trial by Jury (Angelina Understudy), and gave voice to a pastorale puppet in La Liberazione di Ruggiero. Professional credits include Old Lyric Theatre Company and Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UFOMT). Episode 26 (Hillen Dale) and Little Shop of Horrors at Old Lyric Theatre Company and worked backstage with costume, prop, lighting/sound and set creation. At UFOMT: she was in Most Happy Fella, Showboat, Tosca and Faust. Community theater credits include, Princess #9 in The Little Mermaid, Heroweena True in A Whole Lotta Fussin Over Nothing, and was in SpongeBob the Musical. She also played Lady Larkin in Once Upon a Mattress and was music director for Pride and Prejudice at Logan High. Featured in music videos (Boom Bands by Andy & Co.) and short films (Novel by MarKaye Hassan) with professional acting and vocals. Was a songwriter and arranger for the band Haypenny and sang lead vocals and played violin. She currently works for UFOMT as a Songwriter Facilitator and travels the state of Utah to help classes create original songs. Also she sings with Femme Chorale formed by our amazing music director Karen Teuscher.

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Rybekah Tyler
Hairdresser, Lady-In-Waiting, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

When she isn't traveling or doing home improvement projects, Rybeckah Tyler gets her dopamine fix by being on the stage. She was bitten by the showtime bug at the age of 5, with her role of a Lullaby League munchkin in The Wizard of Oz, and has been chasing down dreams of becoming the next Ethel Barrymore ever since. Rybeckah has loved performing on many stages throughout Montana, Idaho, and Utah with theater, singing, and dancing. One of her favorite experiences was as a performer for the Lagoon Amusement Park shows, which allowed her the opportunity to work closely with several Broadway directors and choreographers, as well as learn how to dance on roller skates! She has also been blessed to be able to compete in several other dancing capacities, such as color guard and ballroom, winning awards and learning how to "cha cha real smooth." Without her family's support, however, none of this could happen, and she would like to say a big "Thank You" to them (and in particular her handsome hubby)!

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Brindy Ashcraft
Fan, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Brindy is thrilled to be in Singin in the Rain, her first show with Music Theatre West! Some of her favorite things in life are music and family, so Brindy loves being a part of this show with her brother and sister-in-law, Braden and Meredith Ashcraft. A couple favorite musical experiences have been participating in White Christmas (Judy Haynes) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly Scrumptious). Brindy would like to thank the cast, crew, and directors for all their work, but most of all, Grandma Bev for instilling a love of music in her family.

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Julia Heslop
Lady-in-Waiting, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Julia is thrilled to be performing in one of her favorite musicals, Singing In The Rain! Julia has previously been featured in productions of a Christmas Carol and the Wizard of Oz. She enjoyed her time choreographing and teaching for a local dance company, and is now loving her work as a cosmetologist and running her own salon. Julia’s most loved role is being a mother to her sweet two year old daughter.

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Ashley Phelps
Wardrobe, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Ashley loves all things Musical Theater! This her second show with Music Theatre West, it feels like coming home. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and incredibly talented. She is thrilled to be part of the show.

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Ben Snow
Butler, Camera-Man, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

As a youth, Ben spent many hours on stage and, after a long hiatus, he’s so excited to be in a show again! Some of his favorite roles are Father (Children of Eden), Caleb Pontipee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Horace Vandergelder (Hello Dolly), Mr. van Daan (Diary of Anne Frank) and Zebulun (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Ben also sang for 4 years with BYU audition choirs and enjoyed several social dance classes. Ben is so grateful to work with such a talented cast and crew in this show!

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Nathan Larsen
Policeman, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Nathan...What more is there to say? Nathan just finished performing in Four Season's production of "Mary Poppins". You also may have seen Nathan in MTW's recent production of "Beauty and the Beast" as a gargoyle and salt shaker. Nathan is excited to "make a splash" as the police officer in the show, but will be taking a break after this for a few months as he is going to New Zealand for the month of November! But for now, "the show must go on!"

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Joshua Rogers
Assistant Director, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Josh Rogers has loved being in Singin' in the Rain! This is his first show with Music Theater West, and it has been an absolute blast. Josh is currently getting a BA in music from Utah State University where he was most recently seen in USU's production of Orpheus in the Underworld as Mercury and as an ensemble member in Uncovered.

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Curtis White
Stage Hand, Ensemble
BIOGRAPHY

Curtis is Stephanie’s son. That's all you need to know :)

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Stephanie R. White
Director/Choreographer
BIOGRAPHY

Stephanie is thrilled to be directing and choreographing Singin’ in the Rain for Music Theatre West. She has choreographed for the company since their inception in 2007 and has been grateful to offer her energy and talent to many affiliates throughout Cache Valley. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Arts Department and Program Coordinator for Arts Access in the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University. She recently completed her MFA in Dance from Montclair State University and visited Spain this summer to learn more about Flamenco Dance – another form of percussive dance. Her most favorite new title is “Grandma” and she is so grateful to her family for their constant and continued support, on and off the stage!

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Karen Teuscher
Music Director
BIOGRAPHY

Karen is thrilled to be the music director for Singing in the Rain...working with such a talented cast and production team! Karen is the choir director at Green Canyon High School and also loves to participate in musical theatre as both a director and actress. She has worked with Music Theatre West and The Celebrate America Show, and enjoyed being in productions with all of the valley's theatre companies. When not directing or onstage, you might find Karen playing the flute in the Nutcracker Pit, Karen has 4 children who also love theatre...it's a family passion and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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Kelly F. Bateman
Assistant Choreographer
BIOGRAPHY

Kelly is grateful for the chance to be a part of the production of Singin' in the Rain. She fell in love with the musical growing up and spent weeks learning the All I Do dance with her childhood friends. She has had the pleasure of working with the dynamic cast and learning from the incredibly talented director/choreographer of the show, Stephanie. Kelly works as a travel specialist for the Caine College of the Arts and as a ballet instructor at the Cache Valley School of Ballet. She and her husband Trent welcomed a baby boy into their family the day after the show's first rehearsal, and he has been keeping them on their toes ever since. She is so grateful to have been a part of bringing this iconic musical to life. Hope you enjoy the show!

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Micheal Francis
Technical Director, Set Design/Projections
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Anissa Wellington
Stage Manager
BIOGRAPHY

Anissa has been stage managing for Music Theater West for the past six years but has been involved with the technical side of theater for many years. Her favorite roles have included the kitchen sink in Mary Poppins and the clock in Little Shop of Horrors. When not backstage, she enjoys reading, baking and competitive game nights with her husband and family.

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Debi King
Costumes
BIOGRAPHY

Debi began her costume career when she was asked to be costume mistress for their high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank. A few years later, while Debi was teaching ballet, she felt she could provide better dance costumes for a couple of her classes. Debi designed and sewed her first set of costumes for those classes, igniting a more than thirty year passion, as a seamstress producing and managing costumes. Debi has managed her own costume company, King Designs since 1994. She also served ten years as the costume mistress for the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, managing and creating many costumes for their annual performances such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others. Debi has also worked with Music Theater West as a costume assistant for Annie, The Music Man and The Slipper and the Rose productions. Debi continues to teach ballet and sews costumes for several drill teams and private dance studios. She also has a special love and talent for creating amazing classical ballet tutus. Debi has four grown children and currently resides in North Logan with her husband Sid and their two bunnies Wilbur and Orville.

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Jared Gregerson
Props Design
BIOGRAPHY

"Singin' in the Rain" will mark the fifth show Jared has been the property's manager for a "Music Theater West" production. His other shows including "Beauty and the Beast", "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 it's the applause and cheers received when the curtain falls."

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Lindsey Kelstrom
Artistic Director
BIOGRAPHY

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, and this summer at UFOMT as Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me.

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Celeste Baillio
Managing Producer/Marketing
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 loves camping and playing board games with her hubby and four kids.

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Jay Richards
Orchestra Conductor
BIOGRAPHY

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 is the founding director of Music Theatre West.

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Andy Lorimer
Film Videographer
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Ben Petersen
Sound Design
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Jasper Ward
Sound
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Ericson Guzzel
Assistant Costumes
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Rachel Olsen
Wigs
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Jamie Younker
Cast Program/ Vigenette Photographer
BIOGRAPHY

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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Bodie Brower
Graphic Design
BIOGRAPHY

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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Alisha Wilkins
Social Media Specialist
BIOGRAPHY

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 "Singin in the Rain" 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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Clifton Richards
Fight Choreographer, Fencer
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Becca Hulse
Spotlight Operator
BIOGRAPHY

Becca is a senior at USU and is working on her BFA in costume design. This is her 6th 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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Mark Hulse
Spotlight Operator
BIOGRAPHY

Mark is a junior in USU currently working on my BFA in technical production. This is his second time working on a show with MTW. He spent 5 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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Jon Olsen
Fly Crew
BIOGRAPHY

Jonathan is super exited to be helping with his 1st big production with MTW. He's honored to be working with the best fly crew and company in existence! He is enchanted by MTWs production of Singin in the Rain and hopes you find the same joy. He sincerely hopes you enjoy the show!

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Ella Stevens
Fly Operator
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Ella has done technical theatre for 5 years being Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Prop Master, Run Crew, Set Assistant, and other positions. They are super excited to be on Fly Crew for their first production and to get to do it with their best friend Jonathan! They hope you enjoy the show!

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Anna Lisa Davidson
Flute
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Kyle Sutherland
Sound Assitant
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Sax/Clarinet
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Sax/Clarinet
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Trumpet
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Trumpet
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Trombone
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Trombone
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Percussion
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Drums
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Piano
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Carolynn Larson
Violin
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Violin
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Violin
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Violin
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Trombone
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Viola
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Cello
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Bass
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