David Thorpe as Sennex

Photo by Laree Photography

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.

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Picture Lennika Wright– Domina

Photo by Laree Photography

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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Adam Johnson as a Protean

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Adam loves to build theatre connections and has more hobbies than he can count. These hobbies include building props. He is pleased to be of service in this show.

Adam is such a fun person to have in our show. He has a great sense of humor and is the perfect addition to our team of Proteans.

Come watch him go! TheEchoTheatre.com

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Michael Hanks as a Protean

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

This is Michael’s first time on the stage, but that doesn’t stop him from going all out in his role as a Protean. Since he is already energetic and funny in real life, getting into character as a protean comes naturally. You can expect to see him in more shows in the
future. Long live The Echo Theatre!

Michael is hilarious. Seriously. This is his first play, which is hard to believe when you watch his performance.

Come see! TheEchoTheatre.com

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Heather Brown as Panacea

Heather Brown

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Heather is a hair dresser who looks for beauty everywhere. She has studied Middle Eastern dance. This is her first time being in a play and she is very excited about it. Heather has some pretty sweet moves. Come see her dance as a courtesan in the house of Marcus Lycus in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.’ Tickets and information available at  TheEchoTheatre.com

Happy Pi Day!

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Garrett Smit as a Protean

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Garret is a fantastic Protean in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,’ He is super fun and we love having him in this show. Acting and performing have been passions of Garrett’s for almost 30 years. He has enjoyed playing various roles including the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Andy in The Star-Spangled Girl and Kralahome in The King and I. Garrett is eternally grateful for the support of his beautiful wife, Natalie.

This guy is way talented and funny, but don’t just take my word for it. Come see for yourself at The Echo Theatre.

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Kai Hansen as a Protean

ImagePlaying a Protean in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’ requires a great amount of versatility and Kai plays a marvelous variety of characters throughout this show. Prepare to be amazed as he also performs a stunt so unexpectedly that I almost missed it.
Kai has done theatre most of his life starting in youth theatre and has performed in several community shows in Payson and Spanish Fork. He has recently performed at UVU with a dance company. He is excited to be at The Echo Theatre.

To witness Kai play multiple personalities in one night, visit TheEchoTheatre.com for tickets and information

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Jeff Blake as Pseudolus

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The Echo Theatre’s very own Jeff Blake does a fantastic rendition of the somewhat desperate and conniving servant Pseudolus, who is bent on winning his freedom by helping his young master Hero, win the heart of the courtesan next door.

Jeff has enjoyed performing theatre for the better part of his life. He also enjoys writing, graphic design and film-making. It has been 15 years since he had a solo in a musical. He is grateful to the cast and crew for their amazing support and patience.

To see Jeff’s fantastic and humorous performance in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’ visit The Echo Theatre’s website for tickets and information.

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Meet Our Director – Steven Aaron

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Steve loves everyone; especially those involved in this show, those who supported him in his involvement in this show, and YOU for coming to see the show.  He also loves this show and PUPUSAS, Steve LOVES pupusas.

Steve is a super talented and creative individual. He takes time to do the little things, like writing a thank you note to every one involved in the show, That was not a small job. He is considerate of everyone around and likes to have fun. We are so glad Steve agreed to be our director.

To further demonstrate the creativity of this guy here is his Director’s Note for ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’

As I was driving once I saw this painted on a bridge: If I could tell the world just one thing it would be that we’re all okay, and not to worry ’cause… In every life we have some trouble, but when you worry – you make it double… Don’t let the world bring you down… Take a sad song and make it better… Remember all the sadness and frustration, and let it go… Come on with the rain; I’ve a smile on my face… Take a breath and step into the light… Close your eyes, clear your heart… Love is all you need.

Pastiche!

If you don’t know what “Pastiche” means, look it up, (I know I had to). The director’s note will make more sense and it will make art in any form more interesting. After you have widened your intellectual horizons come to The Echo Theatre to see Steven’s excellent work as a director play out in our production of  ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’

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