R Maurie Tarbox
Maurie serves as Artistic Director for OMT. With a degree in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy and full certification in Somatic Voicework ™ The LoVetri Method, she runs a full vocal studio along with teaching in the MT department at WSU. She has performed throughout her life touring with her family and singing backup to artists Barry Manilow, Tanya Tucker and Chubby Checker. Her MT credits include multiple theaters throughout Utah both on stage and behind the scenes. “Hope you enjoy the show!”
Jim is a professor emeritus from Weber State University with over 40 years of professional experience as a director, teacher, actor, writer, and producer in the areas of theatre, television, and film. He has worked as a director and choreographer for the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Utah Opera Company, Utah Symphony, Old Lyric Repertory Company, Hale Centre Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, Park City Egyptian Theatre, the Grand Theatre, and theatres in California, Montana, Florida, Wyoming, Tennessee, Arizona, and Illinois. His original musicals "Pirated!," "Sleepy Hollow" (National KCACTF Musical Theatre Playwriting Award), "Five Carols for Christmas," "JingleJacks," and "The Plain Princess" have been published by Steele Spring Stage Rights and have been produced in venues across the country including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. He was the recipient of Utah’s “Best of State” award in 2006 for “Outstanding University Professor.” He was also named “Presidential Distinguished Professor” at Weber State in 2009 at which time he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities. Jim is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and The Dramatists Guild.
Two years ago, as General Manager for the Ogden Eccles Conference Center and Peery’s Egyptian Theater, I was charged with the task of bringing back live musical theater to the Peery’s Egyptian Stage. For years I have been involved with Musical Theater but always in the role of an actor. Now I have taken on the role of a lifetime, Executive Director. Going behind the scenes to work with amazingly talented people that have come together to bring Ogden Musical Theatre to our community.