Backstage at the Hale Centre Theatre
Don't ask me what John, the guy behind me, is doing. Eating my wig?
Theatah-- you know what I'm saying, right? Theatre with a British accent. When you say so many things in funny voices, with funny accents, it becomes a challenge to know how to phonetically spell them in a way that translates to the reader. Donchyaknow?
I want to give you a night out to one of Utah's most popular spots to partake of quality musical theatre--The Hale Centre Theatre. (See, they are snobby too and not only spell THEATER like the British but CENTER as well...)
One thing I'm really looking forward to after having this wee one, is getting back in shape and being in some shows again. Until then, I am enjoying being in the audience. And you can too!
The Hale Centre Theatre wants to give you 2 free tickets to any one of their shows for the upcoming 2013 Season! Below is the list of shows for the upcoming season (not found on their website!). Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to look through the list of shows and tell me which one you'd most like to see. Oh man, this is hard. If I were taking Peter, it would be 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. If I were taking Vic, it would be "Ragtime". I saw Ragtime on Broadway when I lived in NYC, but its been YEARS and I know Vic would love it.
For more than one chance to win, "like" HCT on facebook HERE. For even MORE chances to win, become a follower of this here blog, HOPE SMILING BRIGHTLY.
I will pick a lucky winner on June 1st. Why June 1st? Because I am giving myself until June 1st until I let myself go postal about having this baby. Until then, I am not giving my brain permission to think she is coming. (I mean...other than the brief moments when my BODY thinks she is coming...but even then, I never really believe it deep down. Heck, I'll probably be pushing and thinking, "Nope, this isn't really it. Still not happening." )
If you've never been to the Hale, you are really missing out. The building is beautiful and all shows are done "in the round"--which is unique as far as musicals go. (Not all their shows are musicals, but most are). The talent is phenomenal (I would know) and the shows are run and executed very professionally. Plus, you might even see me on stage.
You deserve a free night out to the theatah with a cute boy or a best friend or your mom. Don't you?
“The 39 Steps” — Dec. 31, 2012 - Feb. 2, 2013
Launching the 2013 season is the romantic comedy and winner of two Tony Awards, “The 39 Steps.” Adapted from the Alfred Hitchcock classic, this romantic mystery comedy begins when Richard Hannay finds a strange woman dead in his house. Four dizzying actors play multiple roles that take them through the country and the city and from the train to a Scottish Inn. Emotions rise and fall as this production brings loathing and romance.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” — Regional Company Premiere Feb. 15 - April 13, 2013
A regional company premiere, this classic musical begins when a racing car’s career comes to an end with a damaging crash during a Grand Prix race. The car ends up in an old garage where it is to be sold and melted down to liquid ore. Two young children intercede and beg their father to purchase the car, and the magical adventures begin.
“No Time for Sergeants” — April 23 - May 25, 2013
Back by popular demand, “No Time for Sergeants” is a 1956 Broadway hit by Ira Levin that follows a man as he is drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. The military will never be the same after William Stockdale completely unravels the army and ruins his sergeant’s career.
“Ragtime” — June 5 - July 27, 2013
This life-changing story of the blooming of America is the recipient of three Tony Awards and is a five-time Drama Desk Award winner. The musical, “Ragtime,” tells the story of three groups in America: upper-class Caucasians, African-Americans and Eastern European immigrants. Memories of Ellis Island, Houdini and Henry Ford are woven into a poignant patchwork of the separation of the classes.
“Tarzan” — Aug. 9 - Sept. 28, 2013
Disney’s “Tarzan,” featuring music by Phil Collins, will come to life in this recently honed telling of the story of an orphan jungle boy who is raised by a nurturing family of apes. Then, surprised by a stranger who looks like him, he uncovers a world that was once his.
“Brigadoon” — Oct. 9 - Nov. 30, 2013
A Tony Award-winner, “Brigadoon” begins when a spell is cast and the enchanted Scottish village of Brigadoon awakens for only one day every one hundred years. Tommy, a jaded American, happens upon it and will find out if love can bloom in one day.
“A Christmas Carol” — Dec. 9 - Dec. 23, 2013In HCT’s nationally acclaimed Christmas tradition, adapted by Richard Wilkins and Barlow Bradford, Marley’s Ghost reminds the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge that “mankind should be his business.” Dickens’ carol of redemption seeks to reclaim Scrooge’s heart. Audiences travel back in time as Tiny Tim once again teaches Ebenezer Scrooge about compassion, giving and love. HCT’s critically acclaimed holiday gift adapted by Wilkins and Bradford gives full burnish to Charles Dickens’ beloved tale.