3 GREAT REASONS TO AUDITION
THE SHOW & TEAM
A Father’s Day is a Utah original written by Nate Gagon (the owner of The Rise), with show runs in 2015 and 2017. It is ton of fun to be involved in, and really runs the gamut emotionally, giving actors a chance to truly shine. We also have a tremendous team assembled that is experienced, professional, and easy to work with.
We believe wholeheartedly in making it as easy and painless for our actors to learn their roles as possible. We seek to minimize rehearsal time while making it easy to learn and practice from home. The 2019 show will be even easier because The Rise has a smaller stage than the large high school stages the show has been performed on in the past.
The ownership group over A Father’s Day always makes it a priority to pay actors to the very best of their ability. This year, with the show being at The Rise, which is owned by the same people, expenses will be minimal which means more pay for the actors. The exact pay amount is TBD and will be based on profits from the show performances.
THE MAKINGS OF AN ALL-STAR TEAM
Cast as Matt Harper in A Father’s Day: If you saw Hale Centre Theatre’s production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2017, and Conlon’s superstar performance in the title role as Joseph, you know there’s nothing more that needs to be said about his talent.
OBA BONNER (aka O/B/A)
Cast as Graham Harper in A Father’s Day: If you’re a pop music fan, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of fast-rising writer/producer/vocalist O/B/A. With the style and charisma to match his fantastic vocal talent, we’re honored to have Oba as part of our 2019 A Father’s Day cast.
LUCAS HENRY PROCTOR
Director of A Father’s Day 2019: Lucas has been a staple in the Utah music and theatre scenes for many years in a large variety of roles both on the performance side and the production/direction side, recently as theatrical producer for Evermore Park. Lucas has experience with A Father’s Day, having starred in a lead role in the debut 2015 show.
More team members TBA soon
While it won’t be completely set in stone until we have all roles filled, we anticipate that rehearsals will begin on Saturday mornings or afternoons in March, with Wednesday evenings added in April. If needed, we may add a second weeknight and/or lengthen the Saturday rehearsals somewhat beginning in May.
Public shows will be between May 30 – June 17, on every Fri/Sat/Mon/Thu within that time frame. We will likely hold a media screening / dress rehearsal either the week of May 18 or 25 to help drum up attention for the show.
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
A Father’s Day is an original pop musical, established in 2015. The show explores the meaning and value of love and family through the experiences of Matt and Amy Harper and their family, as they go from newlyweds to grandparents – spanning a time frame of over 40 years. The musical has had live show runs in Utah in 2015 and 2017. The hope is that it becomes a well-known annual tradition, beginning in Utah and eventually beyond.