Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm Giving You a Night Out to the Theatah

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
(rights pending)
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, 2013
In 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.

43 comments:

  1. I havent seen any of those but ragtime or tarzan would be GREAT!

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  2. I would love to see them ALL! But if I have to choose only one...Tarzan would be a fun one!

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  3. Ragtime has got to be one of my all time favorite musicals. And though I've seen it many a time (including at Hale... they did a great job!)I'd still go for that one!

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  4. Brigadoon, because I'm a little non-conventional that way. I just love the plot...I'm intrigued. Liked HTC, follow the blog and here's my pick! Love.

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  5. Ragtime! Or Tarzan? Heck I would love either one!!!

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  6. Liked HTC, following the blog - pick me ! Ragtime - I'd take my 8 year old grand daughter who will be visiting then. Love your blog, good luck with the baby

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  7. I would love to go see tarzan with my little girl, GNO!!!!

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  8. I follow your blog officially now instead of being a secret stalker!

    Rmdevenish@juno.com

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    1. I wonder if Im a stalker? Whats the difference? I just like it. A friend told me about it.

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  9. I love Chitty Chitty bang bang. I grew up watching that movie.

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  10. Brigadoon! I loved watching the Gene Kelly movie growing up, and it was regularly brought out for me and Mom's movie nights from elementary school through high school. When I go home we still watch it together. It's magical, fun, and chock full of good memories of my Mom who lives way too far away, so I'd love to see the play - maybe I can convince her to visit and see it with me :)

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  11. I would choose Tarzan, and take my only son on a date with mom!

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  12. I would love to win tickets for my parents tO ragtime! They deserve a night out on the town!'

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  13. Holy smokes I would absolutely love this! My husband and I met backstage on a musical. Pick me! :)

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  14. Oh and I would love to see ragtime! Well all of them!

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  15. Tarzan if I am with one of my boys and Ragtime if I am with my husband!

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  16. Any show really since I've never been to HCT but if I had to choose just one it would be A Christmas Carol!

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  17. I would love any of them, but I'd say Brigadoon or Ragtime! I still remember the first play I ever went to, which happened to be at HCT to see Jane Eyre, and I was enchanted the whole time! There just isn't anything quite like live theater! I'm following your blog, and I also liked the HCT Facebook page!

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  18. I would love Tarzan it is my sons all time favorite movie. he is now 17 and will still watch it occasionally.

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  19. They all look awesome! I'd pick Ragtime-I love that music!

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  20. i love HALE THEATRE!!! When I worked at the Senior Center here in Evanston I took them there for different shows!!

    To choose one.... Oh man... I would have to say Ragtime would be my FAVORITE.(for me) But I think I will defiently be looking into getting tickets for my kiddos to see Tarzan!!

    Thank you Molly!!! Hope that little girl gets here soon!! Best of luck to you!

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  21. I like HCT on FB. I follow our blog. I would like to see Brigadoon!

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  22. So HARD to pick! But I would love to see Tarzan! Thanks! Good luck with the new baby girl. :)

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  23. Ragtime! I love HaleCenter. And I liked them on FB

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  24. A good friend of mine took me to several HCT plays and it really meant a lot to me the year my husband passed away. I would like to see any of them but "A Christmas Carol" would be fun because I have not seen it.

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  25. Oh! I love the theatah!

    Already a "liker" of HCT on facebook.

    Started "officially" following your blog (I've been reading for 4+ years).

    And...hmmmm...err...

    Do I really have to choose just one?

    Okay. Ragtime. Because I've never seen it, but I would love to!

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  26. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for me. My entire family loves the movie.

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  27. I would DIE to see Tarzan & I saw Ragtime once but would def see it again!!!! (it's amazing btw) I'm a follower! :)
    -candace burch

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  28. I would DIE to see Tarzan & I saw Ragtime once but would def see it again!!!! (it's amazing btw) I'm a follower! :)
    -candace burch

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  29. I would love to take my daughter to Tarzan! It like HCT and I follow your blog.

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  30. The 39 steps--I love a good Hitchcock! Thanks for the giveaway! And, thanks for the blog. You cracked me up a few posts back with "piranah gun! Oh ya!". My husband and I say that all the time!

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  31. OH MY WORD!!! I absolutely love Hale Theater!!! Tarzan would be amazing to see!!!

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  32. All of them look awesome! Tarzan would be really fun though.
    I'm a follower, and I liked Hale Center on Facebook too:)

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  33. I would LOVE to see Ragtime. I saw it in LA as a teen and would love the opportunity to take my husband. Good luck with the baby!

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