Witchapalooza Cast Bios

Witchapalooza director Jennifer Hohl Jennifer Hohl
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Jennifer earned her degree in music from BYU and has since performed on nearly every stage in the Salt Lake area. Some of her favorite roles include “The Narrator” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, (a role in which she has given over 400 performances) ‘The Witch” in Into The Woods, “Golde” in Fiddler On The Roof, “Dolly Levi” in Hello Dolly, “Rita La Porta" in Lucky Stiff and “The Little Red Hen” in The Stinky Cheese Man. In addition to performing, Jennifer is a sought-after director and music director. Jennifer also just finished directing the highly-acclaimed and extremely popular, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Hale Center Theatre this summer. A voice teacher in her spare time, Jennifer esteems her role as wife to her handsome husband and mother to her four-plus-one fascinating children as the most important thing she does. She is as happy as a Witch in a Broom Factory to be back with Witchapalooza for her 9th year, playing in the proverbial Artististic Sandbox with the most talented, best people in the whole entire galaxy...XO!!
Amy Richardson Amy Richardson
Throughout most of the year, Amy delights KSL audiences with her creative and original recipes on the daily magazine show, Studio 5. Amy's artistic talents extend beyond the home and kitchen into nearly all aspects of theatre. Her career on the stage of the Children's Theatre as director, performer, designer, choreographer; award winning costume designer and writer on many dozens of productions spanned nearly two decades. Among her most beloved characters she portrayed were Amelia Bedelia, The Lttle Mermaid, Christine from Phantom of the Opera, Kate, in Taming of the Shrew; Titania , in A Misdummer Night's Dream; Seussical's Mayzie, Miss Clavell from Madeline's Christmasand many, many others. And there are few, if any, Witches or Evil Queens in children's literature who she has not portrayed on stage. She now casts her spell over Gardner Village in her 5th year at Witchapalooza. She sends all her love to her family: Owen, Madeline and Ozma; and of course, her sister and fellow witch, Jennifer Hohl.
bryan hague Bryan Hague
Bryan is proud to be back doing Witchapalooza for his 7th consecutive year. He is well known for his versatility, in both his vocal range and in his comedic talent. He has been seen on many stages across the valley including Hale Centre Theatre, Desert Star Playhouse and the Egyptian Theatre among others. Favorite roles include “Robbie Hart” in The Wedding Singer, “Rapunzel’s Prince” in Into the Woods, “Jimmy Harper” in Reefer Madness, and “Pharaoh” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music from Utah Valley University and is a music producer, composer and arranger. Bryan likes to spend every spare moment with his lovely wife and their baby boy.
David Martin David Martin
David is elated to be back home at Gardner Village in his 6th Witchapalooza. David has been performing in the Salt Lake Valley for over 10 years. He has performed at Hale Centre Theatre in their most recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other productions he has performed in include The Little Mermaid as “Sebastian”, Tarzan as “Clayton”, and one of his favorite's, The Drowsy Chaperone as a well-known Witchapalooza character, “Aldopho!” He has also been seen at The Utah Children's Theatre, Desert Star Playhouse and Riverton Arts Council. When he's not performing on stage, he plays in a Beatles cover band, The Strawberry Fields Band, with fellow Wichapal, Bryan Hague. He also recently put on a benefit concert for ALS called BeatALS - fighting ALS with the music of the Beatles. He continues to work towards raising awareness and money for ALS and hopes to assist in beating this terrible disease for good. He currently works as a stay-at-home dad with his wonderful children, Cadence, Aria and Gabe while his rockstar wife and queen works as a documentation supervisor for a medical company in South Jordan. He sends his love and appreciation to the band, the cast and to our wonderful producer, Shauna. David is thrilled to "Get Back" to Witchapalooza!
ashley haslam Ashley LaRue Haslam
Ashley is extremely excited to join the cast of Witchapalooza! She has performed at many venues over almost two decades including Hale Centre Theatre, Desert Star Playhouse, Lagoon Entertainment and the Egyptian Theatre to name a few. Some of her favorite roles include “Little Red” in Into the Woods, “Mary Jane” in Reefer Madness, and “Amneris” in Aida. During the day, she works as a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual and loves marathon running and kissing her dog, Lulu. Much love to her husband, Jared, and also to her mom and her dad, who have always been her biggest supporters.
kelly griffiths Kelly Griffiths
Kelly loves to perform. He most recently performed at Hale Centre Theatre as “Judah” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kelly also starred as “Gomez Addams” in The Addams Family musical at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre. Other favorite roles include “Nicely-Nicely” in Guys and Dolls, “Lord Farquaad” in Shrek the Musical, “Jinx” in Forever Plaid, “Adam” in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and originating the role of “Judas” in Power In His Touch. Outside of the theater, Kelly performs with his wife, Laura, for various organizations like the American Heart Association, Utah Board of Higher Education, Temple Square as well as other city and civic groups. He has sung with David Archuletta and has recorded on several professional albums. Kelly is so grateful to his beautiful wife and three amazing kiddos for their love and support.
 Utah musician Todd Sorensen Todd Sorensen
Todd Sorensen is an in-demand multi-faceted musician and involved in many areas of the music business. He is most recognized as a session drummer and percussionist as well as an arranger/composer and producer. His music has been found in film trailers for such blockbusters as Spiderman 2, X-men 2 and others. He has his own music library company, Anarchy Music, which is distributed worldwide by Warner/Chappell. He also has two online businesses, Drums on Demand an Studio Drums Now. Todd Also works as a full-time faculty member at Utah Valley University (UVU) and has participated in the development of UVU’s Commercial Music Degree. This is his 10th year with Witchapalooza.
Rich Dixon Rich Dixon
Rich grew up in the East with the influence of many great musical talents. He attended BYU and played in the Jazz Ensemble. He has worked with Donny & Marie, The Osmond Brothers, and worked as a Clinician/Product Specialist for DED/Digitech, as well as with the Utah Symphony as a guitarist. He has been heavily involved in music production, composing for radio, video and television. He received the Utah Pearl Award in 1998, 2001 and 2003 for Studio Musician of the Year. He has taught at BYU and Snow College, where he's in charge of the guitar department. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University. This is his 10th year with Witchapalooza.
Joshua Larsen Joshua Larsen
Joshua Larsen is an up-and-coming composer, arranger and producer. His music features cutting-edge sound design combined with contemporary orchestration techniques. With over 15 years of experience performing in orchestras, rock bands and jazz ensembles, Josh is well versed in several styles. As a bassist, Josh performs with Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band. He has performed with or opened for artists such as David Archuleta, Journey, Lindsey Sterling, Macy Gray, The Strike and many others. As a composer, he has won multiple awards including Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Film Festival best original score. He was also chosen to write music for UVU’s “Imagine” campaign. Josh is also a producer and composer and produces for artists on a regular basis. This is his 1st year with Witchapalooza.