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HUNCHBACK NOTRE DAME
Jul 8 - Aug 8, 2017
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Jul 8 - Aug 9, 2017
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Jul 7 - Aug 8, 2017
THE MUSIC MAN
Jul 7 - Aug 9, 2017
REX
Jul 6 - Aug 7, 2017
SEUSSICAL™
Jun 23 - Aug 7, 2017
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May 13, 2017
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Jul 11 & 25, 2017
THE PIANISTS!
Jul 12, 2017
TRIBUTE SHELDON HARNICK
Jul 19, 2017
VERDI REQUIEM
Aug 2, 2017
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VANESSA BALLAM

MARIAN PAROO, THE MUSIC MAN*
DIRECTOR, SEUSSICAL

Vanessa is overjoyed to be returning to UFOMT this season. Vanessa has graced the stage of such companies as Anchorage Opera, Theatre Under the Stars, PCPA Theatrefest, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Music Theatre West, and the Old Lyric Repertory Company. Favorite roles include Eliza in My Fair Lady; Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate; Desdemona in Othello; Maria in The Sound of Music; Peg in Peg O’ My Heart; Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical; and Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest. A former Miss Utah, Vanessa honored with the Bert Parks talent award while at the Miss America Pageant. Vanessa spent three years as a Resident Actor at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California where she oversaw the first year acting program, and has also served as a Visiting Professor of Acting at Utah State University.  Vanessa received her B.A. and B.F.A. from Utah State University and her M.F.A. in acting from Indiana University. Off the stage, Vanessa currently serves as the head of the Acting Program at Idaho State University, the Education Director for UFOMT, wife to actor Stefan Espinosa and mommy to Sebastian.

 
 
PAST UFOMT SEASONS |

 
2015 Magnolia Hawks, Show Boat
Mother, Ragtime
Director, Peter Pan
2014 Fantine, Les Misérables
Princess Margaret, The Student Prince
2013 Narrator, Joseph...Dreamcoat
Tzeitel, Fiddler on the Roof
2012 Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady
Lilli / Kate, Kiss Me, Kate
2010 Sarah Brown, Guys & Dolls
Maria, The Sound of Music
2009 Guenevere, Camelot
Yum-Yum, The Mikado
2003 Chava, Fiddler on the Roof
1994 Mimi, Fanny
 
 
*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
 
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