Posts Tagged ‘Steel Magnolias’

Ladies Night was a Smash!

November 14, 2009

Cathrine "Jamie" Wilcox and Cassidy Ross in Steel Magnolias

“Ladies Night” for Steel Magnolias at the Midvale Main Street Theatre was a complete Smash! The night started with free professional photos of groups of friends in “Southern” attire. Each person received “goodies” as they entered the theatre. There were drawings for extra free prizes before and during Intermission of the nearly sold-out performance! The performance was superb and then to top it all off, each member of the audience was given gift bags on their way out of the theatre filled with hundreds of dollars worth of free gifts and opportunities provided by our Sponsors!

Thank you all so much for making this such a spectacular night; And ladies, if you missed this one, (or even if you had so much fun you would do it again), there are still a few tickets left for our next “ladies night” which is Friday, November 20th! It’s filling up fast so call soon for details! 801-566-0596.

This is also a terrific play for date night! Grab your honey and come on down for Steel Magnolias for live theatre at its best. There are tickets available for several nights and our hospitality is open and waiting for you!


Opening Night was splendid!

November 12, 2009

Steel Magnolias Opening Night for Steel Magnolias at the Midvale Main Street Theatre was splendid! We want to specifically thank the audience who came out for opening night!

We would like to extend a special thank you to Arlen & Carol Ross for use of props and never-ending support.

We also would like to add to our list of thanks with even more sponsors who have joined in for “ladies night out.”


Again, our heartfelt thanks to so many of our local community coming forward for to sponsor our production and see that extra flair be made possible! We invite you to check out their works to see what they are all about!

The Other Blue Box, Catering by Ellen Johnson sponsoring our Ladies Night with home made desserts! Her website is a treat all in itself!

Mary Kay, Independent beauty consultant, Melissa Chipman

Color My Nails, Nail Technician, Cathy Bailey. 846 E Ft Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 801-562-2638

And an additional GIANT THANK YOU to Toni Taylor of Tranquility Spa! You have gone over and above with so many items for our set, sponsorship, and tireless support. You have made so many things effortless with a smile on your face! Thank you so much!

Did I mention how much fun we are having? This is a blast! Join us!  801-566-0596.



Opening Night of Steel Magnolias

November 11, 2009

Opening Night at Main Street TheatreIt is opening night for Steel Magnolias and the theatre is abuzz with last minute touches! We are so appreciative and excited for the developments that have happened within our realm and we want to take a few moments to say thank you to some very special groups.

Tammy Ross notes that these are not just ads for business. These groups of people are our local businesses who have come together to specifically make this production of Steel Magnolias come alive and add the extra bit of extra fun and pizazz to the process. (This will be specific for those of you who are planning a night out with the girls.) Friday nights “ladies night out” is being enhanced by gifts and experiences from the following sponsors:

PhotoUmbra Studios, Capturing Life, Beautifully.

Premier Polish Automotive Salon

Intention Jewelry, Where hip meets holistic.  Contact: Angela Johnson

Tranquility Med Spa & Salon

Skin Care, etc.  846 E Ft. Union Blvd, Midvale, UT      Contact: Amie

Illuminated Woman, Empowering Women to Remember their Greatness.  Contact: Angela Johnson

Custom Impressions, Portrait/Event/Landscape Photography Contact: Lisa Nelson

Mountain Medical Vein Center 5323 S Woodrow Street, Murray, UT

Guy N Dollz Performing Arts Academy.  Contact: Wendy Smedshammer

Biz Divas, Empowering Women to Be It All! Contact: Angela Johnson

Wendy Paul Creations, There’s Always a Reason to Bake! Contact: Wendy Paul

We invite you to take a look at their businesses and begin to recognize the heart-felt intention behind what each and every one of them is bringing to our Utah experience every single day!

Intention Jewelry

The Midvale Theatre further acknowledges Angela Johnson and her Intention Jewelry Business. She has additionally generously donated gorgeous jewelry valued at $150.00 that will be given away at a drawing during intermission at the Steel Magnolias performance on Friday, November 20th!

Wendy Paul Creations

In addition we would like to thank Wendy Paul who has generously donated a copy of her new book, 101 Gourmet cupcakes in 10 Minutes, in an amazing gift basket filled with fantastic baking supplies. This basket will be given away during a drawing at Intermission on Friday, November 13, 2009 during Steel Magnolias.

Have you got your Steel Magnolia tickets yet? Call the Theatre today! 801-566-0596

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!

Marcella Borrowman

November 5, 2009

Marcella-Borrowman-WebAfter being involved with Community Theater in the Salt Lake Valley for many years, I am happy to be here at the Midvale Main Street Theatre.

Some of my favorite roles have included Queen Aggravaine, Once Upon A Mattress; Golda, Fiddler on the Roof; Mrs. Gibbs, Our Town; and Mrs. Paroo, Music Man.

Thanks for letting me “play” with you!

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.

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.