HALE CENTRE THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS:

PRODUCTION STAFF & CREW

Producers: David & Corrin Dietlein

Program Director: Ben Hale

Costume Designer: Celia Erickson

Lighting Designer: Tim Dietlein

Projection Designer: Boyd Cluff

Set Designer: McKenna Carpenter

Master Carpenter: Tim Dietlein

Assistant Carpenter: Travis Dietlein

Set Painting Assistants: Brittany Arwine & Liz de la Torre

Stage Manager: Ethan Ison

Audio Engineer: Adam Stilson

Assistant Stage Manager: Travis Dietlein

Production Assistant: Rebekah Raun

PERFORMERS & BAND

Lead Singer: Ben Hale

Singer: Brigitta Teuscher

Singer: Briana Lybbert

Lead Guitar: Brian Bissell

Keyboards: John Houston

Drums: Alex O'Brien

Bass: Brennan Hansen


Ben Hale
Lead Singer-Orbsion

Ben has lead a multifaceted career in live music, recording and musical theater. He has performed professionally as a singer for over 16 years and is also an accomplished songwriter. He’s toured across the United States and Canada for the last decade performing both original music and tributes to the great musical icons Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and more.

He has worked with Broadway royalty Andrew Lloyd Weber, Hal Prince and the original creative team from Phantom of the Opera. He has worked Grammy award winning producers Mark Neill and Vance Powell and with Chuck Mead and producer Mark Rubel.

Select credits Include Phantom of the Opera-Las Vegas (Raoul U/S, Swing), Million Dollar Quarter-Las Vegas, Tuacahn, Hale Center Theater Orem and Sandy (Johnny Cash), Ring of Fire- Syracuse and Vero Beach (Johnny Cash/Man 2), backup singer for Kristen Chenoweth on the American Country Awards, opener for Idina Menzel at Utah Stars, opener for Diamond Rio and Blizentrapper.

His debut album was signed to Extreme Music-Sony/ATV and has been featured in over 50 tv shows including placements on Amazon, HBO, Netflix, NBC, TLC, Lifetime, Nickelodeon and Hulu. He graduated from the Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN in audio engineering and sound recording.

Brigitta Teuscher
Singer

Brigitta Teuscher is a contemporary vocalist with roots in Portland, Oregon. Her voice has been lauded as having a rare mix of unconventional warmth and power. She is a songwriter and producer who celebrates jazz evolution while incorporating contemporary elements to give traditional styles new legs.

She was the Best Vocalist winner at the Teagarden Jazz Festival singing for the Jazz Legacy Band and lead vocalist for five years in the internationally renowned Synthesis Jazz Band. Has experience touring in Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, England, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

Performance highlights include getting the first triple encore in the Saukraasti Jazz Festival’s history, being a featured vocalist at the National Theatre of Cuba, and performing at Festinord’s 50th Anniversary in Stockholm, Sweden. She opened for Alfie Boe at Abravanel Hall and was featured on albums such as Downbeat and Leaving Vancouver.

Briana Lybbert
Singer

Briana Lybbert is a singer-songwriter from Salt Lake City, UT. After graduating high school, she moved to Boston, MA where she attended and graduated Berklee College of Music. She then moved to Nashville, TN where she recorded her debut album at Warner Brothers Studio, and performed at many local venues including the Bluebird Cafe. She's had the pleasure of writing and singing with many different artists, including back up-vocals for Blake Shelton. She's continued her passion for music as a teacher of voice and piano for 15 years and still loving all of her musical journey!

Brian Bissell
Lead Guitar

Brian is an in demand guitarist and music director based out of Las Vegas. He as been a professional guitarist for over 35 years. He has toured across 4 continents and the Untied States. He recently was the music director and lead guitarist for Matt Goss in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace.

John Houston
Keyboards

John Houston is a pianist/ keyboardist/ vocalist/ touring musician, formerly of the Gladys Knight S.U.V. Choir in Las Vegas, NV. He currently performs in the Eric Dodge Band, with whom he's had the opportunity to share the stage with, Clint Black, Carrie Underwood, LeAn Rimes, John Michael Montgomery, and many more.

John also plays keyboards and sings in several tribute shows, including Waylon/Willie/ Cash, Simon Garfunkle, Billy/Elton, Hearttribute shows etc. For his "day job" he has been employed since 1998, as a Studio engineer, and session musician, and as such has had the opportunity to perform on hundreds of CDs. He majored in music at S.U.U. in Cedar City, UT with an emphasis on Music Theory, and Vocal performance.

Alex O'Brien
Drums

O’Brien’s talent started around age 6 with a few pots for drums and spoons for sticks. As he grew older, his love for music outweighed his interest in traditional school subjects as he loaded his schedule with any opportunity to play percussion. After high school, O’Brien continued studying at CSN and Unlv, then moved to Reno. While in Reno, He made a living off performing as an independent musician in Northern Nevada and California. He continues his music career performing nation wide and resides in Salt Lake City

Brennan Hansen
Bass

Brennan Hansen was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a multi-instrumentalist and over the years has regularly played in everything from underground ska and punk rock shows, to mariachi bands, to singing backup to Sarah Brightman at Abravanel Hall, and everything in between. This is his first time playing at the Hale Center Theater, and he is very excited for this opportunity!


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