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Auditions for A Christmas Carol-Youth Edition
Auditions: October 25th
Who: Ages 10-17
We will begin taking audition appointments October 11th. Call the box office (801-226-8600) to schedule an audition.

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Registration will begin August 4th and will be available online or in the box office (801-226-8600).

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Have you always had the secret desire to be on stage and perform? Hale Center Theater Orem holds open auditions for each production. Many actors have started Broadway and Hollywood careers by acting at HCTO. You could be next. Come and audition!

Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons 

Offered continually. $130 per month. Includes 3 private voice lessons and 1 master class each month. (There is a $30 registration/recital fee due in September.) 

Email Linda Hale ( for more information on how to register.

Voice Faculty 


AMANDA CRABB joined HCTO's voice faculty in 2005, shortly after having a full time professional performing career. Before that she graduated from The Boston Conservatory with her M.M. in Musical Theater.  Amanda has taught at Brigham Young University, Peking University and is currently teaching at Utah Valley University in their Theater Department working with the Musical Theater students.  In her spare time, you can find Amanda singing on stage at HCTO in a variety of roles, singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or, her favorite, singing with her beautiful nieces!

Voice-Matt.jpgMATT DAME grew up in Gainesville, FL and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Florida. As a student of classical voice, he was able to perform on a variety of stages ranging from musical theater in West Side Story to operas in Tosca and La Traviata to the recital stage of the Marble Hall in Mirabell Palace with the UF in Salzburg program. Currently, Matt is involved in opera education in elementary schools through A.R.T.S. Inc., and he is also a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Matt loves teaching and enjoys every bit of making music with his students.


BAILEE BRINKERHOFF MORRIS has been teaching in Utah Valley for over 7 years. She graduated from BYU with a BFA in Music Dance Theater. At BYU she performed 3 years with the Young Ambassadors touring Scandinavia, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. She can be heard on several albums including, most recently, "The Lamb of God" with the London Symphony Orchestra.  She performs all over Utah-- some of her favorites being Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Covey Center, Mama Noah in Children of Eden at BYU and getting to share the stage with Audra McDnald in HCTO's production of 110 In the Shade-- but her most memorable and treasured performing opportunities are those she has with her husband, Taylor.  She is a new mom to baby Zoe and loves being a mom more than anything in the world. 


DAVID SMITH graduated from Brigham Young University with a BM in Media Music where he studied contemporary voice. He also writes, orchestrates, arranges and records music for film and theater. Besides teaching voice, David also directs youth and adult theater here at the Hale Center Theater Orem, as well as other venues around the valley. Some of his favorite stage credits at HCTO include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Bobby Child in Crazy For You, Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone, The Cat in the Hat in Seussical, Charlie in The Foreigner, Cosmo in Singin' in the Rain, Georg in She Loves Me, Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Tony in West Side Story, and Smudge in Forever Plaid.


DR. SONJA SPERLING, a native of Germany, received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education, Musicology, and English from the University of Music and Performing Arts and the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She received her Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance, having studied under Dr. Barlow Bradford and Prof. Kiersten Gunlogson at the University of Utah. Currently, Sonja is a conductor, accompanist, and vocal instructor at the Madeleine Choir School, Utah Valley University, and Hale Center Studios. She is a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and is frequently conducting choirs for general events of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including the church's annual Music Festival. She is the founder of the Kammerchor Vocalis, a group of selected singers from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Under her direction, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe in cities including Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, and Zurich. At the beginning of 2016, Sonja was appointed Artistic Director of the Sterling Singers, a 350 voice choir based in the Salt Lake Valley. 


MARCIE SHAREEN YACKTMAN loves teaching and making music.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from BYU, and is a credentialed Suzuki voice instructor.  What began as an interest and mastery of woodwind instruments, which she has both played professionally and taught, turned to a fascination in ballroom dance in which she earned many bronze, silver, and gold medals.  While in college, she learned that she could better express herself through vocal music.  She has taught youth and children proper singing technique and expression through Classical and Broadway styles, and the Suzuki method, for over 12 years.  Marcie has also arranged and conducted music for soloists, small mixed groups, and choirs.  In addition to the private voice lessons she teaches, she also heads the Music department for the Ranches Academy in Eagle Mountain, Utah.  Marcie has performed in Utah Valley and at HCTO in such shows as Man of La Mancha, Jane Eyre, Brigadoon, and Footloose, but her greatest joy is seeing the youth that she has trained step onto the stage at this wonderful theater.