Monthly Archives: March 2014

‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ Poster

This poster for our musical morality play ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ is depicting the characters Gottfried (top) and Bielzy (bottom).

The images themselves are from the public domain and are of the magician Carter The Great. The lower image is from earlier in his career, around the turn of the century, and the upper image is from later in his career.

‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ opens this week at The Echo Theatre. Come to opening night!

Cast list coming soon!

Design by Jeff Blake

Design by Jeff Blake

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Erika Ericksen as Geminae

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Erika is excited to perform with The Echo Theatre! Erika has performed in several theatrical productions in the past. She has recently been spending her free time with Desert Gypsy Dance Company. She’s excited to combine two of her favorite things; theatre and Middle Eastern dance.

Geminae is courtesan in the house of Marcus Lycus and, if the name hasn’t given it away already, she has a twin. Erika is enthusiastic, loves what she does and has some pretty sweet moves. She has been great to have in our show.

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Picture Bryn Curry as Geminae

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Bryn is excited to be working with the Echo Theater for the first time! She is a theater student at Brigham Young University. She has enjoyed performing in Big River, The Wizard of Oz, The Bald Soprano, The Music Man, and The Crucible.

Bryn is awesome. We love working with her.

David Lassetter as Miles Gloriosus

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By Laree Photography

This is David’s third show at The Echo Theatre. Previous productions are Accident, West Virginia and the short film Buried. He is excited for this comedy tonight!

Captain Miles Gloriosus. That’s right, this is the narcissistic guy who has purchased The beautiful courtesan Philia, who is in love with Hero.

David is a very talented actor, he really brings a lot to his performance and has been a lot of fun to have in our cast. We are happy he joined us for this production.

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Jakob Tice as Erronius

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Photo by Laree Photography

Once upon a time a geek from Delaware discovered theatre. So he came to study theatre at BYU and teaching at UVU (resume available on request!). Not being content with acting he joined The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) where he has been ‘killing it’ ever since. He married his lovely wife Melissa and is in the process of living happily ever after . . . as a geek.

Erronius is the next door neighbor who has been gone desperately searching for his children who were kidnapped by Pirates. Jakob is also crowed favorite as Erronius. He is our favorite too!

This is the last week of ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’ Don’t miss out on seeing this fantastic cast perform at The Echo Theatre.

 

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Travis Wright as Hero

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Photo by Laree Photography

After two years of theatrelessness Travis is so glad to break this streak by being in his first show at The Echo Theatre. From Western Wyoming Community College, to Weber State University, and currently at UVU, Travis is studying to be a theatre professor. He owes his happiness and recent success to his wife Bri and beautiful baby girl Aria.
Travis does a fantastic job playing the part of Hero, who is completely enamored with Philia, the-courtesan-next-door, who has been sold to Captain Miles Gloriosus.
To witness this love triangle follow the link: TheEchoTheatre.com
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Hannah Roskelley as Philia

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Photo by Laree Photography

Hannah is excited to have been a part of The Echo Theatre for the last year and wants to thank the owners for the opportunities given here. She recently directed a 10 minute play for The Echo 10 and performed in This is Christmas.

The character Hannah plays Philia in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.’  Philia, is a courtesan in the house of Marcus Lycus who is in love with Hero, the-boy-next-door. She however, has been sold to Captain Miles Gloriosus, who is something of a narcissist . Whatever shall they do?

Hannah has a lovely singing voice and is excellent in her role as Philia We are so happy to have her in this show.

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David Thorpe as Sennex

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Photo by Laree Photography

Native to Ohio, David transplanted to Utah to study film at BYU. David works as a freelance filmmaker in the Utah Film Industry and is a lover of old movies, rock & roll, and theatre. He is grateful to be a part of this hilarious production while working with such a fun cast and crew. He is a first time participant and a longtime fan of The Echo Theatre.

David does a spectacular job playing the role of Sennex, husband of Domina and Father of Hero. Sennex may or may not be experiencing a mid-life crisis in this show and David presents a fun take on his character and the situations he creates and finds him self in.

To fully appreciate what I am talking about click here.

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Picture Lennika Wright– Domina

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Photo by Laree Photography

Lennika will be graduating in December from BYU with a BA in vocal performance. Her favorite roles have been Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Hexe in Hansel and Gretel, and currently Domina in this production. She would like to thank her husband, John, her parents, her brother and Pandora Internet Radio-free Music.

Lennika plays the suspicious wife of Sennex, mother of Hero and daughter of a Roman General. Her salute in memory of her father may be one of my favorite parts.

Lennika has a beautiful voice. Seriously, you must hear it.

To hear Lennika sing, click here for tickets and information.

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