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Cast Announced for Upcoming Season at Tuacahn Center for the Arts

Tackling one of its biggest seasons to date, Tuacahn Center for the Arts in southern Utah is pleased to include several Broadway stars glittering among the cast of the regional premiere of Matilda the Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and the first large-scale version of the Stephen Schwartz supervised production of Prince of Egypt.

Leading the cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is Rebecca Brudner (Ella), Aaron Young (Topher), Linda Griffin (Marie) and Erika Amato (Madame). In Matilda the Musical the lead roles are filled by Matt Ban (Miss Trunchbull), Lydia Ricks (Matilda) and Mindy Smoot Robbins (Miss Honey). Taking the lead in The Prince of Egypt is Jacob Dickey (Moses) and Roderick Lawrence (Ramses).

The rest of the cast, most of who participate in all three shows during this repertory summer season, includes Colin Alexander*, Erika Amato*, Matt Ban* (Rock of Ages), Josh Black, Brayden Morgan, Brad Bradley* (Billy Elliot, Spamalot), Rebecca Brudner*, Bella Calafiura, Gabriela Carrillo*, Annelise Cepero, Brady Davis, Sophia Deery, Stephen Diaz* (West Side Story), Jacob Dickey* (Aladdin), Kadence Edwards, Rachel Farr, Rachel Forni, Sara Gallo*, Abby Gershuny, Cyndal Gilmore, Linda Griffin* (Something Rotten!, The Drowsy Chaperone), Sloane Griffith, Will Haley, Noelle Hammond, Sydney Healy, Ashlyn Henderson, Dustin Hill, Marcus Hopkins-Turner*,

Ryan M. Hunt, Shari Jordan*, Brendan Knox, Roderick Lawrence*, Libby Lloyd, AJ Lockhart, Taylee Mortensen, Belen Moyano*, Gabriel Navarro*, Amos Oliver III, Rachel Perlman, Nicole Powell*, Maxwell Rimington, Lydia Ricks, Mindy Smoot Robbins*, Mylee Robbins, Mimi Robinson, Stella Rose, Kailey Simmons, Alexis Sims*, Lilly Mae Stover, Ashley Talluto*, Jamie J. Thompson, Santina Umbach* (Mamma Mia!), Matthew Varvar, Frank Viveros*, Lauren Von Forell, Avree Walker, Tyrone C. Walker, Ezekiel Weir, Scott Whipple, Dathan B. Williams* (Show Boat), Veronica Yeager*, Aaron Young* (Fiddler on the Roof).

Pairing this talented cast with just the right amount of visual and auditory pizazz has become one of the trademarks of Tuacahn's productions.

"We're going to tell these stories in a meaningful way, but we're going to include all the spectacle you'd imagine at Tuacahn," says Kevin Smith, Tuacahn CEO.

That sort of "spectacle" includes Tuacahn's famous water features, live animals, a new LED wall, pyrotechnics, flying and more.

It's a season you definitely do not want to miss.

Matilda the Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and The Prince of Egypt play in rotation Mondays through Saturdays through Oct. 20 in the beautiful red rocks amphitheater at Tuacahn. Tickets start at just $29. For more information log onto www.tuacahn.org or call 435-652-3300.

*Indicates a member of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.


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