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Eric R. Jensen: Director
When taking on an immense play like Jurassic Park City, one has to consider not only where all the dinosaurs live, but how they will interact with one another, as well as the actors. This was no small feat. Especially now that the OBT is not in Salt Lake City, but at the Draper Historic Theatre with small aisles and little wing space. It took much effort to consider the costumes of the dinosaurs and how we will maneuver them in these tight quarters. But we were able to do it, with great effort from our wonderful actors. I have grown to appreciate them for their dedication and support. One thing the pandemic has taught us these past two years is to be grateful for an opportunity to perform for any audience that shows up, as well as how to be grateful for actors who put their lives and health at risk to participate in our stage plays many times. I appreciate the volunteers, the crew, and our board for taking time to keep our doors open. I thank them all, and I thank you for continuing your support of the Off Broadway Theatre. Please sit back and enjoy a night of fun and laughter with your friends and family!
Robert Easton as Alex
Robbie is thrilled to play Alex in this production. He grew up in Kansas and picked up lots of theater experiences, which carries over to the OBT. This isn’t his first rodeo. He’s looking forward to this cast surprising you with funny humor and quick comebacks. He’s been in two OBT shows: the first one was Dracula vs. Henry Botter as Neville Shortbottom and in Peta Pun and the Pirates as Peta Pun.
Viveann Godwin as Ms. Hamblin
Viveann is excited to be back with the OBT! After having so much fun playing Crocky in Peta Pun, she had to come back for more. Viveann has always loved Jurassic Park and is very excited to play Ms. Hamblin! She is also excited to have her son Robert on stage with her this time. Viveann thanks all her friends and family for their continued love and support. Enjoy the show!
Chelsea Grant as Dr. Thatcher
Chelsea’s excited to be in her first OBT show! She’s been performing as long as she can remember on many stages throughout Utah. Some of her favorite roles have been Zoya in The Greatest Snowman at Desert Star, Looney Lovegood in Harry Poppins at Desert Star, and Rita in Lucky Stiff at Draper Historic Theatre. Thanks to my twin, Meg, and my son, Van, for being the best friends and cheerleaders anyone could ask for. Love you two the most!
Brandon Halley as Warden Huntsman
Brandon has always had an interest in acting. Thanks to the love of his life he has gotten back into acting. He has done a small role in Much Ado About Nothing. He was a stage hand in Peta Pun and The Pirates. He thanks his beautiful lovely wife and his seven beautiful daughters, and is also grateful for the support of his family and friends.
Jay Hutchings as Dr. Malaki
Jay Hutchings is an aspiring voice actor for animation and games. He mostly enjoys making people laugh, which is why he’s been a lover and supporter of the OBT for years. Jay joined OBT as a volunteer when he was 14 and has grown up watching the shows with the friends he made here. He is extremely excited to finally be performing in an OBT show for the very first time.
Eric Jensen as Robert Redford
Eric Jensen has been doing plays for the last 30 years along the Wasatch Front. He is reprising his role as Robert Redford and is ecstatic that he gets to have hair again. You may have last seen Eric as Count Dracula in OBT‘s Dracula vs. Henry Botter. Eric also teaches elementary students as a music/drama teacher at Woods Cross Elementary, and he loves every minute of it. Eric wishes to thank his wife, Sandy, for her loving support, as well as his son, Austinn.
Sabrina Jewell as Prospector
This is Sabrina’s first play with OBT, and from the moment she stepped through the doors, she knew she belonged here. Sabrina has thoroughly enjoyed every second here and hopes to do plenty more plays with OBT in the future. Sabrina thanks all her family and friends for putting up with her singing, and also thanks all the lovely souls who came to see this play and actually read this bio.
Kendra Jones as Margeaux
Kendra is thrilled to come back with OBT for her tenth play! She has previously been Joann in Peta Pun and the Pirates and Narc in Dracula vs. Henry Botter. She has loved being a part of such a wonderful production and thanks all of her friends and family for their support.
Audrey Lord as Margeaux
Audrey has been doing theatre since middle school. They have been involved in lots of productions at DHT and OBT, including Peta Pun, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Littlest Mermaid. They are super excited to be playing Margeaux in this show!
Emily Mouritsen as Jenkins
Emily is excited and thankful to be part of her second OBT production! In 2020 she played Ms. Agnes in The Littlest Mermaid. Emily studied theater and art at Northern Arizona University from 2009 to 2011. Emily loves performing and exercising her creative talents with prop building and set design. Her favorite and most diverse role is being a mom to Abbi (6) and Oliver (4). A special shoutout to Tristan for being a supportive husband!
Masako Neeley as Jax
Masako, playing the role of rambunctious Jax (and a tree), has absolutely loved working on this play! She loves this amazing cast, the hilarious director, and the magic of the show that this place brings to life.
Brent Peterson as Dr. Graham
Brent is so excited to be returning to the OBT stage for this production. He recently finished reprising his role of “Jingle Bell” in Peta Pun and the Pirates in February, and is ready to jump back into the role of Dr. Graham for this production. And, icing on the cake…he gets to be in another production with his son Max! Love as always to his wife, Misti, and kids Avery, Lily, and Max for all of their support! ENJOY THE SHOW!
Martha Rojas as Jax
This is Matha’s second show with the OBT, and she is excited to be back! Martha is a 9th grade alto who loves all things performing arts. Her past experience includes productions called Fighter and All Together Now! Martha loves meeting new people and being in new projects.
Kaz Sandberg as Utahraptor
This is Kaz’s fourth show with OBT. Her previous credits include Peta Pun doing tech, The Littlest Mermaid stage managing, and Muffet’s Christmas Carol, where she was able to bring two of her favorite Muffets to life. She thanks her wonderful husband, Brandon, for his love and support and their seven wonderful girls. It’s with your support I’m able to live my dreams!
Boston Smith as Newman
Since birth, it seems, Boston has always been a performer. You may have recently seen him in other classic roles at the OBT, such as George in The Drowsy Chaperone, Don Sneazley in Dracula vs. Henry Botter, and Uncle Henry/Fruit Tree/Wizard in The Wicked Wizard of Ahhs. He dedicates this performance to his family and friends for their incredible love and support. And viewers like you. Thank you.
Hunter Smith as Dr. Malaki
Hunter is a software engineer living in Sandy and is excited to be acting for the first time here at the Off Broadway Theatre. He spends his free time producing music and pursuing all sorts of interesting hobbies. Hunter first heard about OBT by attending Laughing Stock and has a fascination and love for improv comedy.
Liam Smith as Alex
Liam, 14, has loved performing since singing his first note. He has been in more than 20 plays and was an extra in a Lifetime movie.
Roman Southwick as T-Rex and Velociraptor
Roman couldn’t be more ecstatic to play a dinosaur in this show! He has done many plays with the OBT these past few years and has grown to love the people and the OBT. He is passionate about all things theater and hopes you enjoy it as much as he does!
Rocky Anderson as Little Cool-Aide
Rocky is happy to be in his first OBT show, although he’s been in several shows on this stage. His favorite role so far has been a Lollipop Guild member in Wizard of Oz. Rocky loves Star Wars, bug hunting and his family. In that order! Thanks for coming to the show!
Zuma Anderson as Kelly
Zuma is so thrilled to be doing her second show with OBT! She loves the opportunity to make friends and to grow as an actress. Zuma is a 2nd grader and loves school. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Thank you for watching the show!
Robert Dalley as Kelly
Robert has been around theater his whole life, helping his parents in the theater community, but this will be his official acting debut! He is beyond excited to be on stage with his mom. He is also very grateful for the support of his dad and other extended family.
Madison Easton as Jessie
Madison Easton is excited to perform in her third OBT show! She enjoys working with this production’s amazing cast and hopes you enjoy this hilarious show.
Pierce Jones as Jessie:
Pierce is excited to be back at the OBT for his fourth show. In his spare time he draws and listens to music. He thanks everyone for their support!
Connor McFarland as Jessie
This is Connor’s second show with OBT, and besides acting he loves drumming, mountain biking, skiing, cars, Hot Wheels, reptiles, and his pet Crested Gecko.
Lizzie Mecham as Kelly
Lizzie is a little shy. She really likes doing this funny show. Her favorite character in this show is Dr Thatcher. Have a nice time!
Violet Mecham as Sam
Violet has recently become interested in theater. This is her first play with OBT. She thanks you for coming. Enjoy the show
Max Peterson as Sam
Max is very happy to be in his second production at the OBT! He loved being a lost boy in Peta Pun and the Pirates and is excited to be chased around by dinosaurs in this production. He has caught the comedy acting bug and is excited to make you laugh!
Tyson Russell as Sam
Tyson has been with the OBT for a year and this is his fourth play. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Sasha Southwick – Choreographer for Jurassic Park City
Sasha is no stranger to the OBT stage or as a performer. She loves singing opera and ballet! When she was asked to do choreography, nothing made her more happy than to be a part of another OBT show and put her talent and skills to work! She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she has!
James Nelson – Sound & Light Tech for Jurassic Park City:
This is James’s fifth show doing tech for the Off Broadway Theatre. His first show was Dracula vs. The Adamns Family, and his most recent was last year’s production of The Phantom of the OBT. When not at the theater, he can be found playing Dungeons and Dragons, drawing, or playing the guitar.
Lee Wailes – Stage Manager for Jurassic Park City:
Lee has been stage managing at the OBT for the past eight years! Some of the most memorable shows that he stage managed included Dracula vs. The Adamns Family, Star Ward, and Eric Jensen’s The Importance of Being Earnest. He believes in the community and family Eric and Sandy Jensen built these last 28 years, and he’s confident we will continue to share more laughter here in Draper!
Matilda Black – Assistant Stage Manager for Jurassic Park City:
Matilda has been a technician for five years in a variety of positions. She has been a deck manager for Into the Woods, lighting designer for Little Women, Following Wendy, and OBT’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Dracula vs. Henry Botter. She stage managed Lyrical Opera Theater’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
August 5 – 27
Saturdays @ 10 PM in Draper
August 5 – August 27
September 30 – October 29
November 4 – November 26
Want to volunteer? We need you! Be a part of the OBT family!
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Box office services
- Costume design
- Concessions help
- Set design/building
- Stage managers
- Sound and light techs
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bing Fang, trustee and chair
Janet Gonzalez, trustee, secretary, and vice chair
Jim Morgan, trustee and past chair
Christopher Cheeney, trustee
Jeff Driggs, trustee
Ben Eddington, trustee
Sandy Hubble Jensen, trustee
Clarence Strohn, trustee
Kelly Wideman, trustee
Eric R. Jensen, Co-Founder / Artistic & Technical Director
Sandy Hubble Jensen, Co-Founder / Executive Director
Bing Fang, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Hicks, Treasurer
Kelly Wideman, Marketing Director
Aaron Bellis, consultant
Nic Brown, consultant
Austinn Jensen, consultant
Scott Hansen, consultant
Jeff Hunsaker, consultant
Daniel Gillette, consultat
ERIC R. AND SANDY HUBBLE JENSEN’S BIOS
Eric and Sandy are co-founders of the Off Broadway Theatre and Laughing Stock improv comedy troupe. They have worked closely over the past 26 years, dedicating much of their time to building and growing the Off Broadway Theatre. They have been married for 30 years and have one son, Austinn, who has grown up acting in numerous OBT and other productions.
Eric, the artistic and technical director for the OBT, grew up in Murray, Utah. He received his bachelor’s degree in theater arts at the University of Utah and his master’s degree in secondary education at the University of Phoenix. As executive producer and lead playwright, director, set designer, costumer, actor, and improviser, he guides many aspiring talents at the OBT. He teaches improv classes while mentoring up-and-coming playwrights, directors, stage managers, and set designers. His acting, writing, and directing experience has also been featured at Desert Star, Centre Point Legacy, Hale (both Orem and West Valley), and Egyptian theaters. He has taught and performed high school workshops and elementary school assemblies, as well as for some after school programs. Eric also teaches K – 6 as a fine arts specialist in the Davis School District, inspiring children to love theatre, music, dance, and all things art. Under Eric’s leadership, OBT won the Best Community Theatre award from the Utah Theatre Association in 2000, recognizing the quality of the theatre and Eric’s work with high schools and the community.
Sandy serves as the executive director of the theatre, as well as executive producer, box office manager, and social media specialist, with more than 30 years of experience in small business management. She has an extensive acting background, including the OBT, Hale Centre Theatre WVC, The Grand Theatre, Sundance Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Pages Lane, and Stage Right Theater. Sandy continues to work tirelessly to grow volunteer opportunities at the OBT. She was born in Vietnam and has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, with endorsements in ESL, STEM, and Gifted. She teaches 1st grade in the Davis School District. She has earned two Presidential Awards for Volunteering and has been recognized in Who’s Who of America.
The Off Broadway Theatre has been said to have a feel of “family,” and that’s because it is. Eric and Sandy’s mission has always been to provide a place where people can come together and make laughter ring true and provide a safe place to hone skills and develop friendships. Through the art of live performances, the theatre has reached many new friends, and its charitable outreach program has provided wonderful opportunities to serve our community.
Eric and Sandy also co-founded Laughing Stock Improv and have performed together on the OBT stage as well as at corporate and school events. They are proud to have such a long-running improv show with some amazingly talented improvisers who have been with the company for a long time.
Thank you for your many years of support and patronage at the Salt Lake downtown location, and for following us here to Draper. Please continue to donate to help us forge another 25+ years of spreading laughter in Utah! Go to www.theOBT.org to donate today.