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Monday, Wednesday, Friday* Cast

*This cast also performs the 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Saturday performances.


Shawn Stevens
Ebenezer Scrooge
  Shawn comes to us with extensive experience at the Glendale Centre Theatre. His first appearance on stage was as Christmas Past at age 12. Other GCT productions include The Remarkable Mr. Penneypacker, Are the Meadowlarks Still Singing?, Five on a Honeymoon, and Turn ‘Round West Wind and Hansel & Gretel. From there, he jumped into a professional acting career. He was cast as the lead in The Mackenzies of Paradise Cove for ABC and made appearances in many 80’s TV shows. He was also a regular on the daytime dramas Search for Tomorrow and Days of our Lives. Recent film/television appearances include: The Cokeville Miracle, Love Everlasting, Sacred Vow, Drop Off, and The Outpost, with other projects in production. He recently retired after 30 years as a caterer in Hollywood. This production of A Christmas Carol is his first time on stage in over 20 years. “Tonight’s performance is dedicated to the memory of Ted, Charlie, and Mario, my three Scrooges in whose footsteps I follow. ‘The Spirits of all three shall strive within me.’ Thank you to my wife Kaylene, our four children, and five grandchildren for all your love and support!  Thank you also to the four generations of Hales and Dietleins who continue to believe in me!”
     

Spencer Hohl
Fred / Charles Dickens
  Spencer was most recently seen on the HCT stage in last year A Christmas Carol as Eben, as well as Levi in Joseph…Dreamcoat and as Tom Sawyer in Big River.  Other favorite roles:  D’artagan in The Three Musketeers and Prince Hamlet in Hamlet, both at UCT.  Spencer is certified in several weapons with the Society of American Fight Directors and has studied Guitar Performance at UVU. Spencer is an actor, studio guitarist, and fight choreographer by trade. He enjoys writing music for his band and spending time with his wife.  “Perfect, do it again.”
     

David Martin
Bob Cratchit
  David is a very familiar face to the HCT crowd, having been seen as Hugh in The Pirates of Penzance, Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, Kiwi in The Hasty Heart, Naphtali in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Psychiatrist in No Time For Sergeants, Leopard/ Clayton in Tarzan, Officer O’Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace, Kodaly in She Loves Me, Chicago in Is He Dead?, Hospital/Subway Ghost in GHOST: The Musical, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and most recently as Angus Tuck in Tuck Everlasting. David has also performed at Gardner Village in Witchapalooza, and for the Utah Children’s Theater, Utah Repertory Theater, Rodger’s Memorial Theatre, Desert Star Playhouse, Kingsbury Hall, Capitol Theater, and Riverton Arts Council. Along with being a stay-at-home dad, David uses his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Utah as the Founder and Director for BeatALS Benefit, a company working with nonprofit organizations to fight ALS with rock and roll music. “Take a sad song and make it better.” Beatalsbenefit.com
     

Natalie
Killpack - Daniel

Mrs. Cratchit
  Natalie has performed in 20 shows here at HCT including: Linda in A Spring to Remember, Belle, Fred’s Wife, Octet Member, and Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Julie in Are the Meadowlarks Still Singing?, as well as roles in Joseph…Dreamcoat, Brigadoon, and many others. She has also appeared as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, as Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and in local commercials. She is a Murray High alum and attended both SLCC and Dixie State. She is the Wife of the very best man there is and Mom of the three best humans ever! “It’s so good to be back on stage. ‘You never really leave a place you love; you take part of it with you, leaving a part of yourself behind.’”
     

Matt Kohler
Jacob Marley / Undertaker
  Matt has been on the HCT stage as Jacob Marley/Undertaker in A Christmas Carol for a number of years. Some of Matt’s other favorite productions that he has been a part of include Wait Until Dark, To Kill a Mockingbird, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Big Fish. Having graduated from Utah State University in Theatre Arts, Matt spends his days working for Solutionreach. “Happy wife, happy life.
     

Elle Brimhall
Ghost of Christmas Past / Turkey Boy
  Elle is excited to be returning to the stage at Hale for her second season of A Christmas Carol. She has also performed for the Riverton Arts Council in Annie and in Fiddler on The Roof, as well as in Shrek, Jr. and Joseph…Dreamcoat for the Sandy Arts Guild. She has just started middle school as a 7th grader and would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her in all she does. “Have courage, and be kind.”
     

DRU
Christmas Present / Old Joe / Poulterer
  DRU lists some of his favorite roles as The Governor in Man of La Mancha (Centerpoint Legacy Theatre), The Ghost of Hamlet’s Father in Hamlet (New World Shakespeare Company), and The Beast in Beauty and The Beast (Herriman Arts Council). He works as an artist and photographer. “Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.”
     

Zac Zumbrunnen
Mr. Fezziwig /
Solicitor 1
  Zac was last seen as Sgt. Carlino in Wait Until Dark as well as Mayor Shin in our latest production of The Music Man. Other roles at HCT include Makepeace in The Heart of Robin Hood, Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor in To Kill A Mockingbird, and Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. He was also seen in our 2016 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Cogsworth, and counts it as one of his favorite roles. Other roles include:  Alf in Peter and the Starcatcher, Mr. Meraczek in She Loves Me, Goran the Spy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Harry Brock in Born Yesterday, all on the HCT stage. Zac holds a BFA in Theater Education from the U of U, and teaches drama at Evergreen Junior High School. “Thanks to my wonderful wife and four amazing children for letting me play in such an incredible production.”
     

Jared Dunn
Solicitor 2 /
Octet Bass
  Recent roles at HCT include Constable Locke in The Music Man and Makepeace in The Heart of Robin Hood. Other stage productions and showcases which Jerry has felt blessed to be a part of: 110 in the Shade, Oklahoma!, Arsenic and Old Lace, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun, Chapter Two, Lil Abner, A Funny Thing Happened…Forum, 1776, I, Nephi, Savior of the World, Over the River and Through the Woods, Beau Jest, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Fiddler on the Roof, Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, BYU Young Ambassadors, BYU Sound of Freedom, Wedgewood, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Jerry has a B.A. from BYU in Musical Theater and is currently a Supervisor at General Dynamics Information Technology. “As the years pass, I realize more how much Scrooge and I are alike; both of us are in need of guidance, calls to repentance, and redemption. How grateful I am that all are available to me.”
     

JaNae Cottam
Mrs. Fezziwig / Charwoman
  JaNae is a familiar face at HCT, having been seen most recently as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man. Previous HCT performances include Mrs. Potts in Beauty and The Beast, Bird Woman/Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Mother Superior in Nunsense, Carmen Bernstein in Curtains, Emma Goldman in Ragtime, Mrs. Paddy in The Curious Savage, Miss Skillon in See How They Run, Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Mrs. Paroo in our 2002 production of  The Music Man. She attended Ricks College and BYU and received her BS in Theatre Education from UVU. She is currently unemployed and looking to be a corporate trainer. “To Alanna and Mac, who make my life worth living. Grateful to the production team for letting Alanna and me share this life-changing show with each other and you.”
     

Patrick Hawkins
Eben / Nicholas / Ghost of Christmas Future
  This marks Patrick’s first production with Hale Centre Theatre. Previous productions include West Side Story with Kensington Theatre, Bye, Bye Birdie with Copper Hills High School, and Sweeney Todd with South Valley Youth Theatre. He graduated from Copper Hills High School, is attending the University of Utah, and works for Magleby Construction.
     

Bailee Johnson
Belle / Laundress
  Bailee has been seen in numerous productions here at Hale Centre Theatre, including A Tale of Two Cities, Zorro, Oklahoma, and A Christmas Carol. She has also performed at HCT Orem To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Pioneer Theatre Company The Last Ship, The Philadelphia Story, Annie), and Herriman Arts Peter Pan, Annie. She is a freshman in BYU’s MDT program. “1 Corinthians 16:14”
     

Eric Lash
Dick Wilkins /
Martin Chuzzelwit
  Eric was most recently seen in our production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has previously been seen on the Hale stage in Big, A Christmas Carol, and The Sound of Music.  He was recently part of the cast of Annie at HCTO, and has also performed at The Grand Theatre, Utah Repertory Theatre, and was involved with the Allies Dinner 2017 featuring Chelsea Handler. He graduated this summer from the University of Utah with a BS in Psychology and a minor in theatre. He works as a Medical Assistant for a pediatrics office. “Theatre is like my Gatorade. It replenishes my electrolytes.”
     

Taylor Smith
Poor Husband /
Octet Tenor
  Taylor was recently part of our production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also in our 2009 production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other roles include: Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities and Edward Rutledge in 1776 at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Pseudelous in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for the U of U theatre, Jaime in The Last Five Years, and Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress for Salt Lake Shakespeare. He is in his final year of a double major BFA in Theatre and Vocal Performance at the University of Utah and works for Digicert Inc. “Thank you to my wife, Amanda Smith, and daughter, Evie Jo for all the support and love. I love you with all my hearts. Merry Christmas to all.”
     

April Kerr
Fred's Wife /
Poor Wife
  April was seen recently in our production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and has been seen on numerous stages around the state, including Centerpointe Legacy Theatre in The Pirates of Penzance, Kensington Theatre in Pippin, Herriman Arts in The Little Mermaid, and Herriman High School in Kiss Me Kate. She is currently a sophomore at Utah Valley University studying Commercial Music Composition; she teaches piano lessons and just finished recording an EP. “To Henry, my love. You are the world’s greatest dog.”
     

Austin Flamm
Tiny Tim / Young Boy Scrooge
  Austin is making his HCT debut is this year’s production of A Chritmas Carol. Previous credits include Michael Bank’s in Marry Poppins at Midvale Main Street Theatre. Austin also enjoys playing the piano (which he has studied for 3 years under Roger Lewis), playing soccer, and hitting the slopes with his ski team. “This is awesome!”
     

Julia Buckner
Little Fan / Harriet Cratchit / Want
  Julia is “beyond excited to be performing for the first time at Hale Centre Theatre.”  This 4th grader’s previous credits include Young Kangaroo in Seussical  Jr., Molly in Annie, and Abu in Aladdin Jr. for Riverton Arts Council, as well as Toymaker in Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang for West Valley Arts Council. “Thank you to my family for their support and HCT for this amazing opportunity. Merry Christmas!!!”
     

Lauren Crockett
Belinda Cratchit / Letitia
  This 9th grader is making her HCT debut with A Christmas Carol. Past productions include Les Miserables (Cosette) and Wonderland (Alice) for SVYT, Hamlet (Ophelia), Twelfth Night (Viola), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) for Reid School, and Tina the Tooth Fairy (Tina) for Sunwest Entertainment. “I’m so excited to be a part of A Christmas Carol! Thanks to Hale Centre and the cast and crew for this wonderful opportunity. And thanks to my family and friends, especially Dean, who have been so supportive. ‘May all your Christmases be white.’”
     

Will Smith
Frederick Cratchit / Boy Scrooge / Ignorance
 
Will was honored to play Boy in the recent world premiere of The Velveteen Rabbit at Hale Theater Orem. His first role at HCT was as Tiny Tim in 2015. Since then, he has been blessed to play numerous roles on our stage, most recently as Boy 1 in My Son Pinocchio. He is home-schooled and loves to learn about anything and everything. He has a wonderful memory and a fabulous sense of humor. “May the true Spirit of Christmas live within each of us!”
     

Benjamin Tate
Peter Cratchit / Thomas Pinch
  Ben recently performed as Hugo Jackson in Tuck Everlasting. He has also appeared as Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol 2017, and as Jethro Summers in The Heart of Robin Hood. Some of his favorite roles include Jack in Into the Woods (Bluffdale Arts Council), Gavroche in Les Miserables (Jordan High School), and Son/Town Boy in Fiddler on the Roof (Murray Arts Council). He also originated the role of Bud in Leave It in Writing (New Horizons). He has also performed in multiple youth productions, his favorite roles being Sebastian in The Little Mermaid and Simba in The Lion King. Ben’s favorite film role was ‘Young Kyle’ in the BYU Vocal Point music video, I Lived. This 9th grader loves basketball as well. “Don’t let your dreams be dreams!”
     

Olivia Smith-Driggs
Martha Cratchit / Mary
  Olivia is happy to be back on our stage, having performed in past productions of A Christmas Carol, Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang, and Are the Meadowlarks Still Singing? She was also seen in Elf the Musical and Annie at Pioneer Theatre Company as well as in The Curious Savage at Olympus High School, and in A Christmas Carol at HCTO. She is currently a freshman at BYU. “Thanks to my family and the entire production staff! Merry Christmas!”
     

Karen Milne
Octet Soprano 1
  Karen is happy to be back in A Christmas Carol, having performed Poor Wife/Fred’s Wife in last year’s production. She has performed all over the state, including Draper Historic Theatre as Cinderella in Into the Woods, and at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre as Ensemble in both Aida and The King and I. She graduated with a BM in Vocal Performance from BYU, works as a voice and piano teacher at The Piano Place, and as a freelance makeup artist. “All my love and gratitude to my sweet family. ‘Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.’”-C.S. Lewis
     

Corinn LeBaron
Octet Soprano 2
  In addition to last year’s production of A Christmas Carol, Corinn has previously performed as Carrie Pepperidge in Carousel at the Murray Amphitheatre, and as Judy Haynes in White Christmas. She is currently pursuing a degree in History Education with a minor in Spanish at UVU. “Life is too short not to be filled with the people we love and the things we enjoy. It’s wonderful to be a part of an atmosphere that provides both of those for me. I hope you too enjoy the wonder of this show and feel the Christmas spirit touch your heart. Enjoy!”
     

Alanna Cottam
Octet Alto 1
  Alanna’s all-time favorite role (so far) has been Penny in Hairspray (Midvale Arts Council). Other favorites include Saloon Girl Ancestor in The Addams Family (Sandy Arts Guild), and Nun #4 in The Sound of Music at our old theatre in West Valley. She was most recently part of the Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is currently a student at UVU pursuing a BA in Theatre Arts, and works as a Nanny to the world’s three best children. “So many thanks to the remarkable people in my life and their constant love and support!”
     

Julie Waite
Octet Alto 2
  On the HCT stage: Winnie’s Mother in Tuck Everlasting, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Lady Falconbury/Soldier in The Heart of Robin Hood, Mrs. Hoallum in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mrs. Baskin in Big Fish, Shaindel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Ensemble in The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Pirate Queen. On the Grand Theatre stage: Witch in Into the Woods, Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town, and Georgie in The Full Monty. On the Centerpoint Legacy stage: Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Rose in The Secret Garden, and Lady Thiang in The King and I. Julie holds a BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University is currently an accompanist for the Theatre Department at the U of U.
     

Joseph Branca
Octet Tenor
  Joseph comes to us for the first time with many credits from HCTO: Peter Pan (Michael), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Benjamin), The Velveteen Rabbit (Narrator), and Annie (Ensemble). Other credits include: Diary of a Worm (Ant) for SLAC, Man of La Mancha (Jose) for Utah Opera, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for Universal Studios Japan. He studied acting at Westminster College and the University of Utah and works as the Director of Marketing and Advertising for HCTO.
     

Matthew Russell
Octet Bass
  Matt previously performed in our 2017 production of A Christmas Carol, as well as in Camelot at Dixie State University and at the Sandy Amphitheatre in their productions of Beauty and The Beast and Joseph… Dreamcoat. He is a graduate of Dixie State University with a Bachelor’s in Performing Arts and is working towards an MBA. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”