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Authors Bios

Elizabeth Hansen (Book & Lyrics)

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   Ms. Hansen is a screenwriter and film consultant who has had a varied writing, directing, and acting career, that has taken her from Broadway, to the newsrooms of the LA Times where she had her own By-Line, to the classrooms of Brigham Young University where she taught screenwriting from 1994-2000.

   Ms. Hansen holds an MFA in screenwriting from AFI, has won the prestigious Writers Guild of America Award, an EMMY nomination, and was a finalist for the Humanitas Prize for excellence in children’s television programing, all for her work on the CBS Afterschool Special, American Eyes. In addition she has a Telly award and two Crystal Awards, and has won multiple screenwriting competitions.

   As an actress she has been seen on Broadway in: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine - Directed by Tommy Tune & Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up. National Tours include: Hello, Dolly! - 20th Anniversary Tour with Carol Channing; The King & I - with Rudolf Nureyev; Evita directed by Harold Prince; and A Partridge in a Pear Tree with James Mason. Regional Theatre credits include: Guys &Dolls with Milton Berle; Oliver! directed by Tony and Oscar winner, Onna White, and many others. Regionally, she has been seen as: “Marge” in The Bridges of Madison County (Eccles Regent Street Theatre); “Mother Superior” in Sister Act (Hale Center Theatre) and “Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn” in The Music Man (Sundance Summer Theatre). 

   Her directing credits include: Carmen-Pine Mountain Music Festival; Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, La Boheme, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Singing the Stories of Christmas, and Singing the Stories of America-Utah Lyric Opera; Big River - Sundance Summer Theatre, Enchanted April: a musical-Covey Center for the Arts. 

   She is currently the lead writer for the LDS Church’s new Book of Mormon Video Series and is currently the Executive Director of Utah Lyric Opera.  For her complete resume, click the button below:

Elizabeth Hansen Resume

C. Michael Perry (Music & Lyrics)

C. Michael Perry

   Mr. Perry has had a vast and diverse career.  Born in Colorado and raised in Chicago, he found the theatre at age 14 and has made all or part of his living in theatre, film and television since then.

   He has worked in both network and public television, national and regional commercials, creating shows for PBS, where he won an Emmy Award for his PBS children's program, Cinderabbit, which also won him a "Best Of The West" Public Television award. While at PBS he worked with James Coco, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Coyote, Barnard Hughes,  Mildred Natwick, and was also able to be a dialogue coach for Dame Judith Anderson in the PBS series Showcase. 

   On the Donny and Marie Show and The Osmond Family Hour at ABC, he worked with such stars as Buddy  Hackett, Andy Griffith, Bob Hope, Paul Lynde, Robert Conrad, Harvey Korman, LeVar Burton, Ann-Margret, Betty White, and Ruth Buzzi. He also choreographed a number for Dick Van Dyke for an ABC-TV Special.

   As an Actor/Performer he has played in front of live audiences across the US and Europe in numerous plays and musicals.

   He has directed over 60 shows on the professional, regional, community and education level, including: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Hansel and Gretel—Utah Lyric Opera; Oliver, The King and I—Alhambra Playhouse; Big River (Choreographer/Music Director)—Sundance Summer Theatre; The Honorable Urashima Taro—BYU, to name just a few.

   After this professional life, Mr. Perry turned to teaching, where he inspired high school students in public schools for 14 years.

   He is an award-winning Composer-Lyricist and Playwright of over fifty plays and musicals, most of which have been produced nationally, internationally and published.

   He is a member of The New England Theatre Conference, Maine Arts Commission, The New England Foundation for the Arts, and ASCAP, and is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BA in Theatre.

C. MICHAEL PERRY RESUME

Artistic Staff

Alice Jankell

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DIRECTOR


For Disney, Alice helped to create and develop new Broadway musicals. As Associate Artistic Director of The Williamstown Theatre Festival, her directing work included AS YOU LIKE IT, the world premier of DINAH WAS, and ENOUGH ROPE, the special event on Dorothy Parker starring Elaine Stritch. Alice has worked and learned in venues as varied as the Mark Taper Forum, the L.A. Opera, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, and City Theater, among many others, as well as in film and TV. Favorite acting roles include a solo performance, backed by the L.A. Philharmonic, at the Hollywood Bowl. She has taught acting at Carnegie Mellon. For 6 years, Alice was the Creative Director of F.A.B. Women (For, About, and By Women) under The Barrow Group's Off-Broadway umbrella, helming the company of 125 professional female writers, actors and directors. During her tenure, F.A.B. Women generated and produced 48 new plays. Alice is a founding member of Core Artists Ensemble, and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect.

Education: Wesleyan, Masters at NYU.


Alice's Website

Richard Danley

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MUSICAL DIRECTOR


A native of Washington DC Richard graduated from Lipscomb University in  Nashville TN.  After working at  some of the most prestigious hotels in Washington he moved to New York  City where he promptly became music director for 'The Festival of  Singing Soap Opera Stars'.  With Kim Zimmer of 'Guiding Light' he was  featured in 'Broadway and Barbershop' in `90 and `91 productions at  Carnegie Hall. In Geneva Switzerland he was music director for '91 and '95 revues  of 'The Best of Broadway' for the TELCOM convention.  He has  appeared on the soap operas 'Guiding Light' and 'As the World Turns'.  And he was the founder and conductor of the WestSide Chorale of NYC.Among the notables he has worked with include:  Kitty Carlisle Hart, Pat Boone,  Julie Wilson, Michael Tilson-Thomas,  and Broadway stars Lea Salonga Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Audra  McDonald.  He is a  faculty member of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC  serving as Director of Accompanists and Musicianship Chairman.  His most recent Off-Broadway show was "Spamilton: An American Parody."


Richard's Website (coming)

Production Staff

Andrew Joy

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Christine Cirker

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MARKETING DIRECTOR


  

Christine was Marketing Director at The Barrow Group (2016-18) and now does freelance marketing for theatre. Christine also wears the hats of Off-Broadway director and producer, focusing primarily on new work. Most recently, she was Dramaturge & Associate Director for Awake, by K. Lorrel Manning at The Barrow Group. Off Bway producing credits: Random Acts, Letters to Sala, The Basement Plays, The R Word, Downsizing, Einstein & Mileva, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Christine has produced for F.A.B. Women@TBG, the women’s development group at TBG since 2010.