Now that the 2013 season has opened, our house managers are hard at work making sure our patrons' needs are met and that all who join us at the Festival have a pleasurable experience.  Today, meet Melissa Powell, who is grateful for the opportunity to work with a variety of amazing people this season while on the house management team.

Have you ever worked at the Festival before?

This is my first season working with the USF, and I am so excited!

Where’s your home base?

I am from Cedar Valley, Utah. I lived there for about 10 years before I started college, and my parents and little sister still live there. I enjoy going to visit them whenever possible.

What’s your educational/training background?

I graduated from Lehi High School in 2009. I then started school at Snow College, and earned my Associate of Science degree in 2011. I then transferred to Utah Valley University for a year, and married my sweet husband in May of 2012. We then transferred to Southern Utah University in the fall of 2012, and I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management. I graduate this fall!

Where were you working in the last 9 months?

In the last nine months I have worked at the Best Western Plus Town and Country Inn, in Cedar City, Utah. I enjoyed everything that I learned while working there, and I am excited to be gaining new experiences this summer.

How will you spend your time off while here?

Since I live here in Cedar City, I will probably spend time with my husband when I have time off from work. We enjoy going out to eat, going to the movies, and spending time with friends.

Describe what live theatre means to you.

I have always loved live theatre. Although I have never acted in a theatrical production, I have loved watching my family and friends participate in them. I have always been supportive of the arts. It is such an amazing way for people to express themselves, and share their talents with other people.

Look for Melissa this season helping in the Randall Jones or Adams Shakespearean Theatres!

 

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Have you ever worked at the Festival before?

This is my first year at the Festival and I couldn't be more excited.

Where’s your home base?

Cedar City, UT

What’s your educational/training background?

I am a Senior BFA Musical Theatre student at Southern Utah       University

Where were you working in the last 9 months?

At school! 

How will you spend your time off while here?

Hanging out with my wife and our brand new baby girl!

Describe what live theatre means to you in one or two sentences.

I think that it is an opportunity to create something with the help of the audience. There is a story to tell, but how that story is told can change depending on the receptiveness and the energy of the audience. That's what makes live theatre magical. 

Anything else you’d like us to know?

Keep Calm and Carry On