Hale Centre Theatre Kicks Off 'Play Your Part' Campaign to Fund New Arts Center

Hale Centre Theatre Kicks Off 'Play Your Part' Campaign to Fund New Arts Center

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theatre, is giving Utahns the opportunity to literally put their names in lights, by participating in a Play Your Part capital campaign to help fund a new 130,000 square-foot performing arts center under construction in Sandy City.

The non-profit theatre is offering several sponsorship levels to accommodate donors of all levels, in addition to naming rights for a variety of the building's features: the unique horseshoe-shaped Jewel Box Theatre; the one- of-a-kind, theatre-in-the-round Centre Stage Theatre; the founder's room; dressing rooms and green room; and the performing arts center itself.

"Hale Centre Theatre and Sandy City have a shared vision to create a richer artistic experience for the community to enjoy," said Mark Dietlein, president of HCT. "Building a new theatre with two performing spaces, enhanced stage technology, extra leg room and free covered parking adjacent to the theatre was in direct response to the community's tremendous support of the high quality, family-friendly theatre experience that we provide. Hale Centre Theatre literally belongs to the community, and our patrons, along with talented artisans from throughout our local community are the real heroes here. The incredible new theatre being built in Sandy is simply a response to their many requests."

"We're extremely grateful to the numerous sponsors who have stepped forward to fund the construction of the new home for Hale Centre Theatre," said Sally Dietlein, co-founder and HCT vice president. "These are people and organizations who dream big, and see the value of providing a venue that will offer not only affordable, quality performances by outstanding local talent, but, jobs for theater professionals and educational opportunities for children and adults who want to be a part of Live Theatre. It will also serve as the stunning centerpiece to the Cairns development in Sandy, which will benefit so many people. That's why we're inviting everyone to Play Your Part in turning this dream into reality with a donation."

HCT is reaching out to its 24,000 season ticket holders, patrons and the public, and offering different levels of contributions:

Hales Angels
Make a donation of $1,500 and participate in a VIP Group event, season tickets and exclusive insider events

Founder's Club
Donate $5,000 and get red carpet treatment, season tickets, pre-show dinners, Club Room access, reserved parking and advertising packages

Friends of HCT
$100 - Name plaque on recognition wall in new theatre
$250 - Name plaque on recognition wall in new theatre and a HCT 2016 yearbook
$500 - Name plaque on recognition wall in new theatre, a HCT 2016 yearbook and invitation to annual HCT Gala

HCT officially unveiled its 2017 entertainment season this past spring, which will start at HCT's current West Valley City location, and then transition to Sandy City in Sept. 2017, with the first performance in the horseshoe shaped, 467-seat Jewel Box Stage. The first show on HCT's 900-seat, technological wonder Centre Stage will be in Nov. 2017.

In Sept. 2015, Layton Construction broke ground for HCT on the new performing arts center designed by Beecher Walker Architects. When complete, the performing arts center will become an unrivaled theatrical engine, growing to present more than 700 performances annually between the two stages. In addition, there will be a covered parking terrace that keeps patrons out of the elements as they walk directly into the theatre.

To donate, visit donate.hct.org. 2017 season tickets and individual tickets are on sale now. For ticket information call 801-984-9000, go to www.hct.org, or visit the box office at 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City. For updates, contests and information on the current theatre, season follow Hale Centre Theatre on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Hale Centre Theatre, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing "innovative, professional family theater and theater education that involves and elevates our community." Since 2005, the theater has won 22 Best-of-State awards in Theater Group/Director, Arts in Education and Professional Theater. The organization, celebrating its 31-year anniversary in 2016, is currently located at 3333 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, Utah. HCT employs a full-time staff of 33 with benefits, and a part-time staff of 75. The theater pays more than 300 actors each year for their performances, all who live and work in Utah. HCT gives back to the community by donating theater passes to and providing tours for hundreds of school children and non-profit organizations throughout the year. For more information about the current theater season, educational programs and HCT's move to Sandy City visit www.HCT.org.

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