Archive for October, 2009

Michele Carter Gomez

October 30, 2009


Michele is tickled pink to be in the production of Steel Magnolias for Midvale Main Street Theatre and feels honored to be working with such a talented group of individuals. She has been away from the stage for a while and until recently has been hiding in the wings!  Her most recent role was as Amnesia in Nunsense for Murray City, she has also played various roles in Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes and was a stage manager for Hunchback of Notre Dame.

A graduate from the University of Utah, Michele majored in Journalism and minored in Theatre.  Go Utes!!  She is currently working in financial services after working in the television broadcast industry for 17 years.

Michele sends a special thank you to Eric McGraw for his inspiring direction and encouragement; to Tammy Ross and Wendy Smedshammer for the opportunity to make a great memory, and most of all to her friends and family for their love and support…especially her three little stars, CJ, Carter and Aliya Love you bunches!


Eric Mcgraw Directing Debut

October 30, 2009

Eric McGrawEric has been acting for twenty-some years, on stage and in film. He is a graduate of the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program. Upon graduation, he toured the southeastern states in “Cats”, “My Favorite Year”, and “White Christmas”.  He is ecstatic to begin a new chapter in his career as Director, with “Magnolias” at the Midvale Main Street Theatre being his debut.  Some of his favorite roles have been in productions of “Angels in America”, “True West”, “Boys in the Band”, “Twelfth Night”,  and “The Crucible”, to name a few.  He can be currently seen in leading roles in two independent films touring the country in film festivals, “Swimming to the Moon” and “Down a Dark Road”.  He additionally teaches acting at GuyzNDollz Performing Arts Academy in Murray, Utah.

Ghost Hunters at the Midvale Theatre!tre

October 29, 2009

Ghost spookyGhost Hunters of Utah investigated the Midvale Main Street Theatre on October 16, 2009! Check out what they had to say about the visit to our Live Theatre!

Cassidy Ross

October 26, 2009
6600_259080775103_693170103_8392881_3765147_nCassidy is excited to be a part of the Steel Magnolias cast. She has been in multiple shows including, Annie Jr. (Grace), Snow White (Evil Queen), Footloose (Ariel), Wizard Of Oz (Dorothy), and much more. Cassidy is currently in her Senior year at Mount Vernon Academy. She enjoys singing, dancing, acting, reading, and playing volleyball.
For more information on Steel Magnolias and Peter’s Gift, click on this Midvale Main Street Theatre Link.

Cathrine Jamie Wilcox

October 17, 2009

Jamie is thrilled to be a part of the Midvale Main Street Theatre production of Steel Magnolias.  A 2004 graduate of the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program, her credits there include Gin in The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Francis in Stags and Hens, Doug Schmidt in Execution of Justice, and Riddler in A Hard Heart.  While attending the University of Utah, she also had two of her short plays produced.  Recent credits include a reading of the one-woman-play My Name is Rachel Corrie for Utah Contemporary Theatre.  She is a children’s drama teacher for the Youth Theatre at the U.  Special thanks to this wonderful cast, fabulous director, Ryan, Eric, Penny Caywood, C & C, Sandra Shotwell, Sarah Shippobotham, her amazingly supportive family, and last but not least, her own little drama queen and most favorite person in the universe, Aidan.

Shalee Schmidt

October 8, 2009

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Shalee Schmidt’s radiant voice is equally at home performing on the musical theater, opera, operetta, and recital stage. Her specialty is the character role where she excels as a musical storyteller. Her opera and operetta roles include “The Duchess” in The Gondoliers, “Papagena” in The Magic Flute, “Erata” in Orpheus in the Underworld, “Ludmilla” in The Bartered Bride, “an innkeeper” in Merry Wives of Windsor, and “Birdie” in scenes from Regina. Shalee’s musical theater roles include “Dolly” in Hello Dolly, “Sister Hubert” in Nunsense, “Dominique” in Lucky Stiff, and “Rapunzel” in Into the Woods. She has been a lead singer for a Brazilian band. Shalee loves singing and acting in stage and film productions, and recording vocals and voice-overs for all types of projects for companies such as Brite Music, Franklin Covey, Voce Productions, NuWorlds Productions, InAChord Productions, and Southwest Airlines.

Shalee Schmidt graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance.  She will complete her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in language diction this year at the University of Utah. Shalee was a departmental scholarship recipient and a finalist for the prestigious national Presser Scholarship for Music Majors.

Shalee is the co-founder and past Executive Director of the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Utah Light Opera, Gottasing Vocal Studios, and Voce Productions. She and her husband, David, are the co-creators of the “Voice Lessons with Dave and Shalee” CD set and “” DVD series. Shalee enjoys teaching privately as well as, conducting performance and voice masterclasses at universities, high schools and music organizations and more. Shalee and Dave are the parents of four fabulous children.

Tammy Ross

October 8, 2009

Tammy Ross CropTammy Ross and her husband, Stephan Ross, purchased the Midvale Main Street Theatre last year and have been renovating the space ever since. They are excited to have Steel Magnolias open on their stage as a first of many productions to include local area children and adults looking for an opportunity to share their talents. Tammy Ross is excited to perform on the stage at the Midvale Main Street Theatre in their first adult production in the role of M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias. Some of her favorite roles include Barbara Kahn in Social Security, and Nurse Flynn in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Recently, Tammy has been involved in Producing and Directing Musical Theatre for Children here at the Midvale Main Street Theatre, with shows such as Willie Wonka, Annie, and Peter’s Gift. Tammy Ross is also a co-writer of Peter’s Gift, an original show written specifically for the actors of the Midvale Main Street Theatre.

Auditions for Peter’s Gift!

October 1, 2009

present_bouncing_on_ground_sm_clr Just a quick reminder that Auditions for Peter’s Gift (our unique holiday show) are today and tomorrow from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. We hope to see you there!

The Fabulous Cast of Annie, Jr.

October 1, 2009
Cast of Annie, Jr

Cast of Annie, Jr

The Cast of Annie, Jr. joined together with great success. We are particularly proud of this group in the way that they worked together to produce such convincing roles. The final night of this performance the cast ad-libbed a bit and added more of their own characters to the roles and created really fun dimensions to this show! Congratulations, cast, to a terrific run!