MAIN STAGE 2020 SEASON

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Man With the Pointed Toes

Jan. 04 – Feb. 08, 2020

By Lynn and Helen Root

Our season begins with this wild western cowboy comedy! Take a group of rough-and-tumble tough guys, add a well-to-do school teacher tasked with civilizing them, and you've got the perfect comedy to start the year!

Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including intermission)

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Daddy Long Legs

Mar. 27 – Apr. 05, 2020

Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, Book by John Caird

This heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages. Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, this off-Broadway hit will delight you with its clever story, soaring melodies and captivating performances—now streaming online!

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Apr. 10 – Apr. 13, 2020

By David Smith, Brittni Smith and Chase Ramsey

"Real isn't how you are made, but it's something that happens to you." Based on the award-winning children's book by Margery Williams, this world premiere musical follows the journey of a toy rabbit on its quest to becoming real. As a gift to a boy, the Velveteen Rabbit lives in a nursery surrounded by modern, mechanical toys. The rabbit is made to feel plain, but soon learns that there is much more to being "real" than outward appearance.

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As You Like It-Streaming

Apr. 17 – Apr. 19, 2020

Adapted by Dr. Christopher Clark

Scheming couples, a lot of disguises, and a giant wedding in the forest? It must be Shakespeare’s classic comedy, As You Like It. Revered as one the bard’s most popular plays, “All the world’s a stage” when you join Rosalind, Celia, Orlando, and the rest of these classic characters in the Forest of Arden for an afternoon of laughter, mischief, and love!

From the Hale Center Theater Orem archives, directed by Dr. Christopher Clark, join our 2009 cast of As You Like It from the comfort of your living room for our next Hale@Home streaming event!

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April Ann

May. 01 – May. 03, 2020

Written by Nathan and Ruth Hale

More properly classified as a “play with music” than a full-blown musical, April Ann is an all time favorite here at Hale Center Theater Orem! Join the cast from our 2010 production of this hilarious story about a backwoods family in British Columbia whose solitude is broken when their daughter (never having met a man her own age) is newly pursued by two eligible bachelors!

April Ann is a comedy written by our own Nathan and Ruth Hale, and has been performed many times at all four of the theaters they founded! Fresh from the Hale Center Theater Orem archives and rendered for streaming as part of our Hale@Home series, this knee-slapping, music filled comedy is perfect for the whole family!

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Thank You Papa

May. 15 – May. 17, 2020

Written by Grandpa Ruth and Nathan Hale

Written in 1969, this classic comedy is the 46th play by our very own grandma and grandpa Ruth and Nathan Hale! Thank You, Papa is loosely based on Ruth’s life as a star-struck young girl and her dream to become an actress. Grandma and Grandpa Ruth and Nathan Hale founded the Hale Center Theater’s, and both shared the stage in many productions, one of their favorites being Thank You, Papa.

From the HCTO archives, join the 1990 cast of the second show seen on our stage, filled with familiar family friends and faces in this comedic love letter to Grandma and Grandpa Hale. Make sure to join us before the show for a special segment brought to you by our friends from Ancestry.com on the extraordinary life of Grandma Hale!

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Pirates of Penzance: A Two Man Show - Streaming

May. 15 – May. 17, 2020

Written by William Schwenck Gilbert

Starring Jake Ben Suazo and Benjamin J. Henderson, this two man take on the classic musical comedy Pirates of Penzance will have you rolling with laughter all night long.

This comic opera has been an on stage favorite for decades, and this new two man take is an original production created specifically for our Hale@Home series! The story of Frederic, an apprentice to a tender-hearted band of pirates, who must contend with his sense of duty, his leap year birthday, and his undying love for the faithful Mabel. Pirates of Penzance will be the perfect addition to your family’s collection of favorite musicals!

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Charley’s Aunt - Streaming

May. 22 – May. 24, 2020

By Brandon Thomas

Charley and Jack are hopelessly in love, but Victorian etiquette requires a chaperone at all times—even while they propose. Fortunately, Charley’s Brazilian aunt is coming to visit. The bad news? She doesn’t arrive. The good news? Their buddy Babbs can pull off a dress. A hilarious British farce.

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Songs of Hope-Streaming

May. 29 – May. 31, 2020

Various Artists from the local community

In chaotic and difficult times, it's important to look for the light and the good around us. Join us for an evening with talented artists from our local community and afar as they share wonderful songs of hope in this uplifting showcase, perfect for the whole family!

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Man With The Pointed Toes-Streaming

Jun. 05 – Jun. 07, 2020

By Lynn and Helen Root

From the Hale Center Theater Orem archives, join our 2007 cast in this wild western cowboy comedy! Take a group of rough-and-tumble tough guys, add a well-to-do school teacher tasked with civilizing them, and you've got the perfect comedy to brighten your day and leave you laughing all night long!

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Little Women

Jul. 10 – Sep. 12, 2020

Music by Jason Howland; Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein; Book by Allan Knee; Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Join Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March in the beloved Louisa May Alcott classic about learning to find your place in a rapidly changing world. Set in stunning New England, this triumphant story will leave you cheering through tears!

To allow for socially distanced seating, please call the box office (801-226-8600) to make your reservation.

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Aug. 28 – Oct. 03, 2020

Joe DiPietro

29-year-old Nick just got his dream job that requires him to move to Seattle and away from his Italian-American grandparents in New Jersey. Now they must plot to keep him from leaving! Enjoy a warm-hearted, boisterously funny, and touching story of time passing, children growing up and grandparents growing old.

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Blink: A New Musical

Sep. 18 – Oct. 10, 2020

By Chase Ramsey & David Paul Smith

Sam knows his life is about to change when he finds out his wife is expecting, but he never could have imagined how much. You will not want to miss our world premiere production of this touching new musical. Explore the complicated and moving story of a father and his daughter as they learn together what it means to love unconditionally and hold on to every moment, because if they blink, they might miss it.

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Singin' in the Rain

Oct. 02 – Nov. 21, 2020

Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green; Songs by Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown

The famous Don Lockwood–Lina Lamont duo is unraveling as their studio transitions from silent films to “talkies.” Best friend Cosmo and the talented ingénue Kathy Seldon become part of the creative team bent on saving the latest film, the studio, and—more importantly—true love!

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Blink: A New Musical - Streaming

Oct. 12 – Oct. 18, 2020

By Chase Ramsey & David Paul Smith

Sam knows his life is about to change when he finds out his wife is expecting, but he never could have imagined how much. You will not want to miss our world premiere production of this touching new musical. Explore the complicated and moving story of a father and his daughter as they learn together what it means to love unconditionally and hold on to every moment, because if they blink, they might miss it.

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Sense & Sensibility

Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2020

By Kate Hamill; Based on the novel by Jane Austen

This fresh, charming, and innovative stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the lives, losses, and loves of the Dashwood sisters. Both funny and emotional, Elinor and Marianne must navigate a delicate social climate after a sudden loss of their fortune. Will they cling to their reputation or follow their hearts? Join us again for this revival of our hit 2018 production, originally directed by Dr. Christopher Clark, and hailed as one of HCTO's finest shows!

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A Christmas Carol

Nov. 28 – Dec. 23, 2020

By Charles Dickens with music by Cody Hale

Dickens’ tale of a miserly curmudgeon, admirable father, gentle son, ghostly visitors, and unforgettable friends has been loved for over 170 years. Whether you’re a newcomer to this yuletide tradition or a seasoned veteran, let our annual production of A Christmas Carol ring in your holidays with meaningful and heartwarming mirth!

Adults: $25-$35 & Children (4-11): $19-$29

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A Christmas Carol - Streaming

Dec. 22 – Dec. 31, 2020

By Charles Dickens

For our patrons who weren't able to see A Christmas Carol in person or wish to see it again or share with family and friends, we present a streamed version of a live performance from this year's production!

Dickens’ tale of a miserly curmudgeon, admirable father, gentle son, ghostly visitors, and unforgettable friends has been loved for over 170 years. Whether you’re a newcomer to this yuletide tradition or a seasoned veteran, let our annual production of A Christmas Carol ring in your holidays with meaningful and heartwarming mirth!

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