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Regional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 Season

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2018 entertainment season that will mark the first full year in the new 130,000 square-foot Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy City. The 2018 season, sponsored by Mountain America, will feature eight productions on the season ticket and two special engagement productions. They will run non-stop on the theater's proscenium thrust, Jewel Box Stage, and the larger, one-of-a-kind Centre Stage, built by international stage design company Tait Stage Technology.

"We are overjoyed to announce our exciting 2018 season of shows, hand-picked for Utah families," said Sally Dietlein, co-founder and HCT vice president. "We have a wonderful combination of big musical productions, classic plays and a regional premiere. Our team of theater professionals will bring together their awardingwinning set-making, costuming, acting talents and state-of the-art stage technology to present live theater like nothing else in the world."

Hale Centre Theatre 2018 Season of Entertainment sponsored by Mountain America

Cash on Delivery! - Jewel Box Stage

By Michael Cooney

January 19 - March 17, 2018

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Centre Stage

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell

Based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney film February 5 - March 31, 2018

Tuck Everlasting - Jewel Box Stage - REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle

Based on the novel "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

April 2 - June 23, 2018

The Music Man - Centre Stage

Book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson

April 16 - June 9, 2018

Disney's Newsies The Musical - Centre Stage

Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein

Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

June 25 - September 1, 2018

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Centre Stage

Music by Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Nan Knighton

Based on the Novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy

September 17 - November 20, 2018

Wait Until Dark - Jewel Box Stage

By Frederick Knott

October 6 - November 17, 2018

The Wizard of Oz - Centre Stage

Based on the book by L. Frank Baum

Music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg

Background music by Herbert Stothart

December 10, 2018 - January 26, 2019

Special Engagement Productions Special Engagement productions are available to everyone.

Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Geppetto's Musical Tale can be purchased at a discount by season ticket holders.

Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Geppetto's Musical Tale - Jewel Box Stage

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by David I. Stern;

"When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," music by Leigh Harline, lyrics by Ned Washington; From the Walt Disney film, "Pinocchio"

July 18 - September 22, 2018

A Christmas Carol - Jewel Box Stage

Adapted by Richard Wilkins and Barlow Bradford

December 1 - 24, 2018

"It's thrilling to think that we will very soon be doing our full 2018 season in the new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy," added Dietlein. "We want everyone to know that construction for the new theater is on time and on track. We will open in Sandy with our first show, Forever Plaid, on September 1, 2017; then go big on November 17, with a production of Aida; and in Jan. 2018, kick off our full 2018 season with Cash on Delivery! in the new venue."

Hale Centre Theatre produced its first show in 1985 in South Salt Lake and then moved to West Valley City in 1998. Now with more than 24,000 annual ticket holders, The Hale is soon opening in the new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre, which will have more (roomier) seats, free covered-parking, and two unique, technologically-advanced stages. Season ticket renewal will begin June 1, 2017, and ticket sales to the general public will begin August 1. For ticket information call 801-984-9000, go to www.hct.org, or visit the current box office at 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City.


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