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We are a well stocked theatrical rental house operating since 1977. Our knowledgable, friendly, and professional staff is at your disposal. With over 40 years of experience, we know how to make your concert, event, or show the best it can be!
Below are just a few of our expert staff here to help you through the process. If you have a problem, we have the solution. Email us or call Oasis Stage Werks today to get your show on the road!
Gary "Frog" Justesen - Founder
It is with deep sorrow that we announce our loved and fearless leader, Frog, has passed away.
Gary Kent (“Frog”) Justesen, 69, passed away unexpectedly in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He was born on September 9, 1949, in Murray, Utah, the eldest of the six sons of Glade Clifford and Margaret Elaine (Toomer) Justesen. Gary grew up in Kearns, Utah, graduating from Cyprus High School in 1967 where he played football and took a leading role “behind the curtains” in every theatrical stage production there during his high school years. As a very young teenager at Kearns Jr. High, a fire was lite in Frog’s soul for theatrical stage work that never ebbed or dimmed for over 55 years. Frog also played guitar in several local rock bands, including “Jolly Green and the Giants” and “The Full Measure”, that had notable successes throughout the West Valley and Salt Lake County areas, and served as back-up band for national touring headliners at Lagoon during the 1960s. Frog briefly attended the University of Utah in 1967-68, serving as a manager for the football team and as a stage carpenter and electrician at Pioneer Memorial Theater and Kingsbury Hall. He enlisted in the United Sates Marine Corps in July 1968, was awarded Honor Man of the Utah Platoon, and served a combat tour in Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division in the I Corps area of northern South Vietnam in 1969-70. Following military service, Frog resumed his passion for theatrical stage work at the University, and became a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local #99 in Salt Lake City. For over the next four and half decades Frog worked tirelessly to build his business and further the interests of the arts and entertainment industry in Utah in myriad ways. He worked for and with the Utah Repertory Dance Theater, Utah Opera, and Ballet West among many others. In the 1990s, he was a recipient of a Governors’ Arts Award medal. He served as a stage and lighting technician for numerous national touring acts, including singer Barry Manilow, and many others. For over 40 years, Frog served as the Head Carpenter for the New York City Ballet, and thereby also became a well known “stage hand” in theaters and opera houses throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Frog was the founder and president of the business that is now known as Oasis Stage Werks. He was a generous and caring husband, brother, friend, employer, leader, teacher and mentor to countless family and friends, and to literally thousands of his fellow “stage hands” and others in the entertainment industry for over five decades. His presence will be sorely missed.
Becky Justesen - President
Becky has been with Oasis Stage Werks since 1982. She serves as President and oversees Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Payroll, Human Resourses, advertising and over all daily needs of the company.
Tim Hansen - Sales Manager
Tim is the Sales Manager for Oasis Stage Werks, and has been here for 30 years. He can help you budget your theatre needs, large or small. Let his years of experience do the work for you.
Looking to purchase flooring for your dance studio? We will find the floor that meets your needs and your budget. We can also answer questions you may have about our repair services and general retail questions.
Kay Barrel - Project Manager
Supervises the construction of all Theatrical Draperies at Oasis Stage Werks.
Manages the installation of all Rigging and Fly systems in theatres throughout the West.
Kay has been working in professional theatre in Utah since 1967.