HALE CENTRE THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS:
PRODUCTION STAFF & CREW
Producers: David & Corrin Dietlein
Program Director: Ben Hale
Costume Designer: Corrin Dietlein
Lighting Designer: Tim Dietlein & Boyd Cluff
Scenic Designer: McKenna Carpenter
Head of Carpentry: Kyle Webb
Carpenters: Michael Pratt & 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: Brigitta Teuscher
Lead Singer: Cori Cable Kidder
Lead Singer Alternate: Brooke Holladay
Singer | Host: Ben Hale
Singer | Keyboards: John Houston
Guitar | Vocals: Bryan Hague
Lead Guitar: Memphis Hennessy
Bass: Adam Kury
Drums: Mari Erickson
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.
Cori Cable Kidder
Cori Cable Kidder (BA Musical Theatre, Ouachita Baptist University) Credits: Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline, Hale Centre Theatre (Sandy UT) (Gilbert, AZ), Glendale Centre Theatre (Glendale, CA), and Sierra Madre Playhouse (Sierra Madre, CA).
Cori received an Ovation nomination for her 2015 Sierra Madre Playhouse performance following a four-month run of sold-out performances.
Other favorite credits: Mamma Mia! Broadway Farewell Tour (Donna & Rose u/s); In the Mood: 1940’s Big Band Review International Tour; The Diamond Horseshoe at Tokyo Disneyland. TV: Children’s Hospital (Cartoon Network). Cori is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio and has studied with The Groundlings and at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Lead Singer Alternate
Lead Singer Alternate
Brooke is excited to be back in Gilbert, AZ. She was last seen in the Jonny Cash Tribute Concert here at The Hale Theatre in May. Some of her favorite other roles are “Dyanne” in Million Dollar Quartet, “The Chaperone” in Drowsy Chaperone, “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors, “Mazie Labird” in Seussical and “Eponine” in Les Miserables. Brooke is a stay at home mom to 4 kiddos who love coming to see her perform. She is grateful to her amazing husband who constantly supports and encourages her to continue her passion and do what she loves to do.
Singer | Host
Singer | Host
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.
Singer | Keyboards
Singer | 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.
Guitar | Vocals
Guitar | Vocals
Bryan is excited to be a part of this tribute to ABBA! He has played guitar for several stage productions. Some favorites include: Always...Patsy Cline, Daddy Long Legs, Strictly Ballroom, Tuck Everlasting, and School of Rock. He has also played several roles at Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, UT. Most recently, he played Dewey Finn in School of Rock. Other notable roles are: Carl Perkins (Million Dollar Quartet), Pharaoh (Joseph...Dreamcoat), and Robbie Hart (The Wedding Singer).
He also plays Paul McCartney in the Beatles tribute bands Imagine and Get Back. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from UVU and is a music producer, arranger, and composer.
Sean “Memphis” Hennesy is a seasoned musician that has traveled the country and world playing guitar for such renowned rock bands as Candlebox, The Gracious Few, and Royal Bliss. He recently played on stage at the Hale Theater in Salt Lake City in the role of Reggie in One for the Pot, and Theo in School of Rock.
Adam Kury is a bassist and vocalist based in Los Angeles. A Musicians Institute grad, he quickly made a name for himself as a session player and stage performer. He has spent the last 20+ years as an artist and touring musician.
Mari Solana Ericksen was born in New York, but grew up in Utah within a strong musical tradition. From a young age, Mari's training was coupled with experience on stage, on the road, and in the studio, drawing her first professional paycheck at the age of 13. An accomplished drummer, vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter, she has appeared with numerous groups in varying genres from Las Vegas to New York, including Tas Cru and His Band of Tortured Souls, Dick Earl's Electric Witness, Halogyns, Pale Dream, and Anna Beck. Her theatrical pit orchestra credits include Starlight Express, Mary Poppins, and School of Rock, and audiences in Salt Lake City are privileged to experience Mari's live solo act. Mari studied under a Music Performance scholarship at Dixie State University (Utah Tech) and is also a talented freelance artist who loves painting, photography, embroidery, and cake decorating.