Producer: Brian Hahn
Director: Addie Holman
Technical Director: Derek Walden
Stage Manager: Mark Andrus
Stage Manager: Jadon Wall
Costume Designer: Dyson Ford
Lighting Designer: Nathan Hadley
Sound Designer: Camille Chandler
Set Design: Brian Hahn, Addie Holman
Scenic Construction: Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott, Randall Farrell
Scenic Charge Artist: Cynthia Klumpp
Scenic Painter: Janae Klumpp Gibb
Prop Master: Raquel Davis
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James Ahlstrom Vice Chair
Jason W. Burningham
John R. E. Redd
Jansen Davis, Executive Director
Krista Davies, Executive Producer Carynn Butler, Production Manager
Brian Hahn, Leishman Hall Producer
Shelley L. Davies, Director of Development
Amy R. Gapinski, Marketing Coordinator
Holly K. Reid, Asst. Marketing Coordinator
Danny & Wendy Inkley, Directors CenterPoint Academy
Keri Stewart, Staff Accountant
Diana Jensen, Box Office Manager
Laurie Hahn, House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator
Derek Walden, Technical Director
Truxton Moulton, Asst Technical Director/Shop Foreman
Tammis Boam, Costume Department Manager
Laurie Oswald, Costume Shop Supervisor
Cynthia Klumpp, Scenic Charge Artist
Marilyn Montgomery, Prop Manager
Box Office Staff: Janice Spencer, Rachel Jensen, Pam Christy, Beverly Cutler, Jenine Spencer, Chris Brown, Annette Houston, Debbie Cabezas, Nancy Johnsen.
Concessions Staff: Erin Stewart, Grace Boyce, Katelyn Stewart, Maclayne Inkley, Ruby Anderson, Drew Eversole, Lyla Miller, Xander Ferrin, Robyn Jacobson, Klara Doelling, Eva Van Orman.
IT Staff: Mark Wagstaff
“Very few of us are what we seem.” – Agatha Christie
This quote perfectly echos the characters in this production. It isn’t every day that a local newspaper foretells the time and place of a murder, especially in a sleepy village in the English countryside. Curious residents are drawn to the home of Miss Blacklock in anticipation, only to become entangled in the crime itself. Every character in this story has something to hide. With the beloved Agatha Christie heroine Miss Marple at the helm, following along, catching the clues, and helping solve this case.
“The work to create this brilliant show has truly been a group effort. From the sound effects to the lighting design to the beautifully crafted costumes to the complex character creations, to the set construction and lovingly prepared props. What a beautiful thing we have created and I am so proud to be a part of it.
Agatha Christie said in her memoirs “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.” I have asked this cast to do some truly ridiculous things during this creation process and they have always risen to the task with smiles on their faces. I see now their earnest joy for what they do as actors and I love them for it.
I hope you can see the passion they all have for this art form as it shines through each of them onto the stage tonight. I hope you all can set your daily troubles aside for just a moment as we transport you into this world of mystery, murder, and hidden identities. I hope you can enjoy the story as Agatha Christie intended and be curiously puzzled as each clue reveals itself. Enjoy the show!
Addie Holman – Director
In the small English town of Chipping Cleghorn, a notice appears in the morning paper announcing that a murder will take place on Friday, October 29th at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m. This apparently comes as a great surprise to Letitia Blacklock, the owner of Little Paddocks, as she had no idea what the notice meant; she didn’t place it and none of her companions knows more than she. Miss Blacklock decides to take it in stride and prepares to welcome guests for that evening. Assuming that this is a murder mystery party, and intrigued by the possibilities of the evening, villagers arrive and quickly discover that this is no party. The lights go out, shots are fired and panic ensues. When the lights come on, they discover a dead body in the next room. The police are called and attempt to solve the case will little success. Luckily Miss Marple gets involved and methodically unravels the mystery.
The action takes place in 1947, in two drawing rooms in an early Victorian house in Chipping Cleghorn which have been made into one room.
Scene 1: The morning of Friday the 13th
Scene 2: 6:10 pm the same day
Scene 3: The following Saturday morning
Scene 1: The following Sunday afternoon
Scene 2: The following Monday morning
Scene 3: 6:00 pm the same day
|Miss Marple||Meredith Carlson|
|Miss Marple||Wanda Copier|
|Letitia "Letty" Blacklock||Marinda Maxfield|
|Dora "Bunny" Bunner||Hillary McChesney|
|Julia Simmons||Katie Plott|
|Phillipa Haymes||Laryn Welch|
|Mrs. Swettenham||Kiersten Honaker|
|Patrick Simmons||Blake London|
|Inspector Craddock||James Boley|
|Sergeant Mellors||Chad N. Wilburn|
|Edmund Swettenham||Trevor Elmer|
|Rudi Schrez||Special Guests|
Brian has enjoyed working with the amazing production team and cast. They’ve done a great job portraying these iconic Agatha Christie characters. A special shout-out to Chad Wilburn. It’s not easy to be a great actor. He manages it without his vision. Blindness doesn’t interfere with his greatness.
Addie has directed Annie, Fiddler On The Roof, and
Scrooge on the main stage for CPT and is thrilled to
work in the black box theater for the first time. In her
spare time, she loves to teach children. She currently
teaches LEGO robotics, film editing, sketch comedy,
musical theater, and art. She is excited to work with this
talented cast and crew.
After four and a half years as the Technical Director for CPT, Derek has been told it’s finally time to update his bio for the program. So if you’re reading this… Thanks! He is an alumnus of the Weber State Theater Program. Derek oversees the technical aspects of all of the shows we do, including the Barlow Main Stage, Leishman Performance Hall, Academy, and rental events.
This is Jadon’s first show with CPT and he’s excited about the opportunity to work with the company again in the future.
Mark is happy to be back in the Black Box again having previously managed The Fantasticks, Curious Savage & Don’t Drink the Water. He’s also stage-managed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & Newsies across the hall. Occasionally seen on stage as well, lately, he’s working behind the scenes at PTC & SLAC. Thanks and love to his theatre family, Angie, Westley, Liam, & Abby.
Camille is thrilled about the opportunity to be Sound Designing! She’s been a sound and/or light technician for 26 consecutive productions here at CPT. She wants to thank her wonderful parents, Ron and Wendy, and her amazing boyfriend, Josh, for all their love and support! Also, a big shout out and thanks to Derek, for teaching her all about sound!
Nate has several loves in life including lights, Star Wars, animals, and collecting treasures. He has been light designing for 7 years. This will be his 62nd show. He has been with CPT since 2017 and is excited to do his first light design here. He has worked for several different theaters but mostly does lights for Backstage Performing Arts.
Dyson is thrilled to be designing another show in CPT’s blackbox theatre. Some past design credits include Twelve Angry Jurors at Sweet Harmony Performing Arts and Cash on Delivery at CPT. Dyson is also a regular performer with Utah Opera, appearing this season in Pirates of Penzance, Tosca, and The Barber of Seville.
A Murder is Announced marks
Cynthia’s 20th show on the Leishman Performance Hall Stage as well as 42 shows on Barlow Mainstage. Cynthia served as the Scenic Charge Artist for Disney Channel’s
High School Musical – The Series Season 2. For 8 seasons, Cynthia served as the Scenic Charge Artist at Tuacahn Amphitheatre producing scenic artwork for 26 productions.
Raquel’s creations, from peace pipes to teddy bears, have been seen along the Wasatch Front and in this theatre behind the concessions stand. Most of her favorites have been those historical or British pieces such as; A Man For All Seasons, Curious Savage, 1930’s Taming of the Shrew, Earnest, Enchanted April, Forever Plaid, and Farndale…. A Christmas Carol.
Colin is excited to be back at CPT! Colin has graduated from UVU with a BFA in Theatrical Design & Production. Lighting Design credits include Cinderella and The Little Mermaid with Kaysville City. James and the Giant Peach and Urinetown with UVU. Flight: Dare to Dream as Asst. LD for Royal Caribbean Cruises & La Sylphide as Asst. LD for Atlanta Ballet.
Cinderella marks Cynthia’s 41st show on the Barlow Main Stage as well as 19 shows in the Leishman Performance Hall and is already working on her 60th overall show here at CPT. Cynthia served as the Scenic Charge Artist for Disney Channel’s High School Musical – The Series Season 2. For 8 seasons, Cynthia served as the Scenic Charge Artist at Tuacahn Amphitheatre producing scenic artwork for 26 productions.
Composer Harvey Schmidt and lyricist Tom Jones are the legendary writing team best known for shaping the American musical landscape with their 1960 hit, The Fantasticks. After its Off-Broadway opening in May 1960, it went on to become the longest-running production in the history of the American stage and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the world.
Their first Broadway show, 110 in the Shade, was revived on Broadway in a new production starring Audra MacDonald. I Do! I Do!, their two-character musical starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston, was a success on Broadway and is frequently done around the country. For several years Jones and Schmidt worked privately at their theatre workshop, concentrating on small-scale musicals in new and often untried forms. The most notable of these efforts was Celebration, which moved to Broadway, and Philemon, which won an Outer Critics Circle Award. They contributed incidental music and lyrics to the Off-Broadway play Colette starring Zoe Caldwell, then later did a full-scale musical version under the title Colette Collage. The Show Goes On, a musical revue featuring their theatre songs and starring Jones and Schmidt, was presented at the York Theatre, and Mirette, their musical based on the award-winning children’s book, was premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. In addition to an Obie Award and the 1992 Special Tony Award for The Fantasticks, Jones, and Schmidt were inducted into the Broadway Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre, and on May 3, 1999, their ‘stars’ were added to the Off-Broadway Walk of Fame outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Then in 2012, Jones & Schmidt were honored by being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Truxton is excited to build for a third season at CenterPoint and to be calling the shots by designing the set. Truxton was the ATD at Tuacahn for 8 years, notably working on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and The Little Mermaid. He couldn’t have accomplished this without the support of his loving wife, Megan, and his five kids, with two more on the way.