Carynn Butler

Production Manager

What is your favorite line in a show? “The difference between a Lady and a Flower Girl is not in how she behaves, but in how she is treated.” – My Fair Lady
My involvement with CPT began in 2015 when I was part of the cast of Miracle Worker. I became close friends with the incredible Scott VanDyke who invited me to join the team of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as the ASM. (Apparently, he saw in me the talents I didn’t know I had.) Since then, I have stage-managed over 10 productions here and been involved in numerous other events held at the theater.

My favorite shows are Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heights, My Fair Lady, and anything that my husband is in. I will never tire of seeing him on stage. I have been involved with theater from a young age and grew up spending my summers in local community productions with my parents and siblings. I quickly found a love for musical theater and especially dancing. As fate would have it, this hobby would snowball into life changes.

When I was 19 my dance instructor set me up on a blind date with her nephew and she knew we were perfect for each other because “he is really into musical theater!” Our first date included seeing a local production of Man of La Mancha. A year later that blind date became my husband and Scott and I have been together now for 16 years. We have a beautiful daughter who has already spent countless hours watching theater, and two adorable dogs.

When I’m not at the theater I am a hermit. I love to read books, quilt, and do a lot of traveling and camping. Outside of the theater, my favorite place to be is in Utah’s beautiful mountains. In your opinion why is the theatre important to the community?

The theater experience, whether on the stage, behind the scenes, or in the audience, is all-encompassing in teaching us how to communicate, how to learn from others, how to trust each other, and how to believe in ourselves.