Jeffs Homecoming and Allison and Kyles Sealing in the St. George Temple

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It has been a few days now since Jeff arrived home and we are settling down from our big weekend.

He arrived on Friday after spending the night unexpectedly in the Denver Airport. He was diverted to Las Vegas and so Paul and the kids drove out to pick him up. I stayed home because I was not feeling up to a big five hour car ride across the desert followed by a day trip the next day to the Temple in St. George for the wedding.

We all grabbed quite a few photos and videos. Here they are in no special order.

The whole week has been a divine signature from our Heavenly Father as he has provided us with safety, energy, security, and love.

This first video I shot at the gathering we held after Jeffs Mission Report in Sacrament meeting last Sunday. We invited our family to…

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Entertainment Director for The Neil Simon Players

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The Neil Simon Players Alex and Samae Allred! More HERE!

Last night we had the final rehearsal for the Neil Simon Players!

We are now ready to begin performing around Cedar City…

We have three gigs already booked during the months of April and May.

Neil Simon Players Video Playlist

Give our Entertainment Director Jenny Hatch a call (435-592-3884) to book our players for a short scene and song (If He Really Knew Me) from our upcoming 2015 show, They’re Playing Our Song which will be performed with a musical theatre montage.

“In a story based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager, a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo…

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Dr. Gary Thompson’s $100,000 Reward For SAGE Common Core Test Validity Reports

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Last year, on behalf of Early Life Child Psychology and Education Center, Dr. Gary Thompson offered $100,000.00 to the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) for validity reports for Utah’s SAGE Common Core test.

He made the offer after Associate Superintendent Judy Park made a public statement regarding the validity of SAGE which Dr. Thompson knew to be false.  He knew that test makers such as American Institutes for Research (AIR)  or Pearson routinely provide validity reports to psychologists in the private sector, because by law and ethics, they know the tests can’t be used otherwise.

Dr. Thompson gave the USOE a 24-hour deadline to forward to his clinic some certified copies of industry-standard validity reports prepared by AIR.  Such reports would show the test’s construct validity, criterion validity, content validity, concurrent validity, and predictive validity.

In exchange for copies of the reports, Early Life Corp would donate $50,000.00 to…

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The Drowsy Chaperone – A Theatrical Review by Jenny Hatch


Musical Melowdrama.


Pure Entertainment.

These are the words that popped to mind while I watched the Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone.

The show begins with the Man in Chair seeking to cure his “non-specific sadness”, listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. As he listens to the recording, the characters appear in his apartment, and it is transformed into a Broadway set with footlights, sparkling furniture, and glitzy costumes.

Man in Chair provides a running commentary throughout the show.

Jeff and I drove down to Hurricane to view this wonderful musical last night. I knew nothing about the show and was charmed by the many production numbers, the triple threat abilities of the cast, and the enthusiastic audience response to the many sight gags and physical humor.

A few stand out numbers were Accident Waiting to Happen, Show Off, and the best of all, Toledo Surprise.

This is a family friendly show with two more performances this weekend.

Head on down to Hurricane, Utah this Friday and Saturday to enjoy a wonderful evening of live musical theatre fun!

Jenny Hatch