Posts Tagged ‘Eric McGraw’

A Big Thank You!

August 11, 2010

Performing Arts AcademyThank You, Community, For a Spectacular Benefit Show

Last night at the Midvale Main Street Theatre, we completed our First Annual Benefit program with a huge amount of success. We want to thank the myriad of participants who did everything from appearing to perform on stage, sing, act, dance, bake goods, donate gorgeous items for our silent auction, and leave donations. This event in all ways was over and above everything what we could have hoped for. Thank you to Kait Eckman and The Performer Studio for your generous participation, to Actor, Eric McGraw for his generous time and entertainment, and to the Valle family for showing us not only your amazing talents but also sharing such a beautiful piece of your heritage with all of us.

Thank you each and every one of you for the hours you donated caring about a family within our community and showing it in such a gracious way.

Thank you also for being so willing to play full-out! It was fun having community Karaoke as part of this event and seeing people jump right in and play. This gathering was fun, heart-felt, and because of every one of you, it certainly will continue throughout the years.

Tammy Ross, Dave & Wendy Smedshammer, and the entire crew of the Midvale Main Street Theatre and Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts Academy


The Cast of Steel Magnolias

November 10, 2009

Steel Magnolias Cast

The Cast of Steel Magnolias! Tammy Ross, Shalee Schmidt, Cathrine Jamie Wilcox, Marcella Borrowman, Michele Carter Gomez, Cassidy Ross, and Director, Eric McGraw!

Tomorrow is Opening Night! We are at our last run prior to opening night! Wow! The Cast of Steel Magnolias at the Midvale Main Street Theatre invites you to share in the gathering of Southern Hospitality!

Just call the Theatre at 801-566-0596, leave your name, the night you are coming, and how many tickets you will be needing when you get there and we will happily set those seats aside for you at “Will Call.” You can just pay for them when you get there!

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.

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.