Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stephen Geis as Professor Henry Higgins

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Photo by Jeff Blake

Stephen Geis calls Draper, Utah home but has moved to a few different places around the world. He is currently a senior at BYU studying Psychology. He hopes to graduate next spring and move on to getting a Master’s in Social Work. He has been participating in theater since high school and has enjoyed being a part of theater at BYU and the surrounding community.

As Higgins, Geis does a fantastic job portraying his character. According to Ben Christensen of FrontRowReviewers.com, “Stephen Geis as Professor Higgins is rude, condescending, and misogynistic—as he should be. He is an utter jerk …”

A talented actor, it should be noted that Geis is not a jerk. He has been a joy to work with and we are so lucky to have him in this production.

For tickets to see this show visit: TheEchoTheatre.com

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Mary Garlitz as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill

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Photo by Jeff Blake

Mary has a love of acting, singing and all things theater. Her first role was in 4th grade playing the head of a dragon which started a lifelong love for all things dramatic. She loves getting the chance to play other characters and to learn what they can teach her about life, love and sorrow. Some favorite roles include Mrs. Shinn in Music Man, Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Perhaps her favorite was getting to be a maiden in Pirates of Penzance twice. She is eternally grateful for the directors out there who will continue to let her exercise her talent. Much thanks and love to her super supportive husband and kids. They are the bee’s knees for letting her get out and play.

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Jenny Eckton as Mrs. Higgins

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Photo by Jeff Blake

Jenny Eckton was recently in In The Heights at Hale Center Theater Orem. She’s worked as a featured extra in the LDS church’s New Testament Project, and in the webisode series Pretty Darn Funny. A writer and an activist for a living, Jenny grew up in New York and loves living in Utah. She is the mother of 6.

Ben Christensen, who reviewed our show for FrontRowReviewers.com said, “Mrs. Higgins, Jenny Eckton, is dignified and radiates power, as you would expect of the obnoxious professor’s mother.”

Eckton, representation of Mrs. Higgins is a beautiful balance of warmth, intelligence and authority. Eckton  is a much loved member of our cast lightening up rehearsals and shows alike with her fun, spunky personality.

For tickets to see this show visit: TheEchoTheatre.com

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Leisl Cope as Clara Eynsford-Hill

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Leisl Cope graduated from USU-CEU with her Associates in theater performance. She is now attending UVU studying theater and film. Leisl’s most recent credits include Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Essie in “You Can’t Take it With You,” and Amy March in “Little Women.” When not performing, Leisl enjoys reading, watching movies with her cat – Lionel, sewing, crocheting with the ferocity of an old woman, baking and other such Cat Lady like exploits.

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Curtis Adams as Alfred Doolittle

 

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Curtis Adams began acting in the fourth grade and has been involved in theatre ever since. This will be Curtis’s first production with the Echo Theater, although he recently participated in My Heart Belongs to Daddy at the Echo10 Short Play festival. Curtis was recently seen as Sweeney Todd in the Springville Playhouse production of the musical Sweeney Todd. Some of Curtis’s favorite roles include Fagin in Oliver, Rooster in Annie and Archibald Proops In Jekyll and Hyde. Curtis has also done many theater projects both on and off the stage locally and in several states including Utah, California, and Hawaii.

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‘Pygmalion’ Opening This Week at The Echo

Professor Henry Higgins, expert in English dialects, places a bet that he can take Eliza Doolittle, a common flower girl, and teach her to speak like a lady and then pass her off as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party. What happens when two classes collide? Both Henry and Eliza learn valuable lessons about social class and what happens when you teach someone to rise above their station in life.

‘Pygmalion’ was written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912 and is the original play that ‘My Fair Lady’ is based on.

Showing January 16th — February 15th, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For Tickets visit: http://www.theechotheatre.com/pygmalion.html

Student and Senior Discounts available

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Poster by Jeff Blake

Cast of Players in order of appearance

Professor Henry Higgins     —     Stephen Geis

Clara Eynsford-Hill         —     Leisl Cope

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill         —     Mary Garlitz

Freddy Eynsford-Hill        —     Jordan Kramer

Eliza Doolittle             —     Alice Johnson

Colonel Pickering         —     Robert Holcombe

Mrs. Pearce             —     Ashley Grant, Hailey

Alfred Doolittle         —     Curtis Adams

Mrs. Higgins             —     Jenny Eckton

Parlor Maid            —     Lindsey Palmer

Actors bios coming soon. Be Excited!

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