Side Show posed a unique struggle in a couple different ways. It was the first show in the small, old Echo Theater with this big of a cast. It was also the first show produced by the newly-formed Utah Rep headed by Johny Hebda. Many responsibilities fell to the cast, so I had the chance to actually choreograph Buddy’s tap number “One Plue One Equals Three.” No promises on it being any good but I had fun doing it!
South Pacific was a challenging piece because of how heavy the material is. The costumes were gorgeous, the cast was warm and Lt. Cable’s message in “You Have to Be Carefully Taught” felt very timely.
From newlyweds to widower, A Shared Life, written and directed by Chase Ramsey, follows the ups and downs of a marriage amidst work, family and even enduring the loss of a child. Sharing the stage with the beautiful and giving Cherielyn Julander was so natural and easy. What an honor it was to play a part in the workshop and premiere performance of such a wonderful piece.
My hysterical friend Stephanie Bare and I put together a cabaret show of some of our favorite songs, enlisted the help of a VERY talented accompanist; the one and only David Skouson, and put on 2 well attended shows in Boulder City, NV just outside Las Vegas. We had a great time.
Live at the Loft was a cabaret show I created and operated while attending school at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. I knew a lot of very talented people so I put together shows to showcase their talent. I booked a venue, scheduled performers, hired musicians and made it happen. It was a nice outlet in a place without many.