Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Funny Forum Poster

Have you seen this poster around town yet? Curious about the significance of the design? Here is it in a Nutshell. Pseudolus, depicted here, takes on the roll of cupid in a cunning effort to win his freedom. Thus Pseudolus the cupid.

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Designed by Jeff Blake

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“A Funny Thing” Is Happening at Provo’s Echo Theatre

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Hero (Trevor Wright) begging Pseudolus (Jeff Blake) to help him get the girl. Photo by Lindsey Palmer

PROVO, Utah—Feb 6, 2014—The Echo Theatre is bringing Rome right to Center Street this month with its version of the Roman comedy A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum.

“We have a fantastic group of people who have come together to create this show” said Lindsey Palmer, Echo Theatre manager. “The actors are all from Utah County and are super talented. We are all excited to share the production and we hope everyone will enjoy this show just as much as we have enjoyed creating it.”

The 2000 year-old Roman comedy tells of the slave Pseudolus’ efforts to win freedom by helping his master, Hero, win over the love of his life. A series of farcical events find the two in a set of hilarious circumstances that are sure to keep audiences rolling.

“It’s a cartoonish romp, in the best sense of the word,” say’s Jeff Blake, playing Pseudolus.”The way the play is written, you just can’t help but laugh.”

The show will run from February 27th to March 29th at The Echo Theatre’s new location in the old Carnegie Library on 15 N 100 E. Tickets are only $10 pre-sale and $8 for students and seniors.

For more information on show times visit www.theechotheatre.com/events

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Pygmalion Has Ended.

Robert Holcombe, Stephen Geis, and Alice Johnson in act 3 of Pygmalion. Photos taken stealthily from backstage by The Parlor Maid

Showing Robert Holcombe, Stephen Geis, and Alice Johnson in act 3 of Pygmalion. Photos taken stealthily from backstage by The Parlor Maid

We had a lovely time with the cast of Pygmalion and as is often the case with a show, it’s hard to see it end but it’s exciting to move on. This was one of the most incredible casts and crew The Echo Theatre has had the privilege of working with. Thank you to all you came to our show and supported us.

We look forward to our next show, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”

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Jason Sullivan, Director of Pygmalion

Jason Sullivan is a graduate from the UVU Theatrical Arts program.  Some of his past directorial  credits include Overruled–part of the UVU platform series, The Death of Eurydice with Zion Theatre Company, and Resonance Story Theatre’s touring production of The Valiant Chattee Maker.  Jason last worked at the Echo Theatre as assistant director for Noises Off, and is very excited to be back and grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great group! This cast has been wonderful! Hope you enjoy the show.

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Jordan Kramer as Freddy Eynsford-Hill

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Photo by Jeff Blake

Jordan is thrilled and honored to be playing one of his favorite roles with such a wonderful cast. Currently a senior at UVU, Jordan had the privilege last year of playing Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the title role in Hamlet. Much love to friends, family, and everyone involved in the show!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Come to our show this weekend and watch Jordan play a fantastic Freddy in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Only two shows left. Don’t miss out!

Tickets are $12 the door and $10 online when you order 24 hours in advance.

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Alice Johnson as ELiza Doolittle

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Photo by Jeff Blake

Alice holds a BFA in Acting from BYU. Recent local credits include Ruth in BLITHE SPIRIT (Covey Center), Mary in PERSUASION (Zion Theatre Co.), Joanna in the LDS Scripture Library Project and Belinda in NOISES OFF (Echo Theatre). Alice adores making people laugh, and had never of dreamed of the opportunity to do so as Eliza Dolittle (cross that one off the bucket list). So please laugh, or you’ll bruise her little actor feelings.

Get tickets for you and your sweetheart to see Pygmalion on Valentines Day!

ORDER TICKETS HERE!

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Robert Holcombe as Colonel Pickering

Photo by Jeff Blake

Robert is excited to join such a talented enthusiastic cast. He was brought into theatre in 2009 through Savior of  theWorld (Mary’s Father, Nephi’s Angel, Savior) and is grateful to all the marvelous people he has met and become friends with along the way. It has been a great journey for him. He was recently was in the Boy Scouts of America 100 Year Celebration as Lincoln and the Bridge Builder at the LDS Conference Center. One his favorite roles was Buffalo Bill Cody in Sundance’s Annie Get Your Gun. Other roles included Hale Center Theatre Orem’s  South Pacific as Commander Harbison, the Scera Shell as Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof, Uncle Henry in Wizard of OZ, and Herr Zeller in Sundance’s The Sound of Music. He said, “I wanted to do this production especially because I could spend time with my daughter the fabulous stage manager!”

SPECIAL OFFER: This Thursday only get into the show for only $3 when you email echotheatreprovo@gmail.com with the promo code “$3THURDSAY” in the subject line and tell us your name and how many tickets you want for that night. Email me now  to reserve your tickets!

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Ashely Grant as Mrs. Pearce

Photo by Jeff Blake

Photo by Jeff Blake

Ashley is excited to be back on stage (after a nearly 3 year break) in her Echo Theater debut! Ashley graduated with her bachelors degree in Theater from UVU in 2010 and has since been away from the stage building her career in Event Planning. Some of her favorite roles include Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown, Andromache in Trojan Women and Rose Benjamin in God’s Favorite. She would like to thank the Echo Theater, Cast, Director and her family.

There are only three shows left. To see Ashely play in her roll as Mrs. Pearce in The Echo Theatre’s Pygmalion, buy your tickets online now!

http://www.theechotheatre.com/pygmalion.html

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