Hale Centre Theatre to PResent Regional COMPANY premiere OF "CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG" and OTHER AWARD-WINNING favorites
in 2013 Season
Lineup to Also Include Disney's "Tarzan," and Classics "Ragtime," "No Time for Sergeants," and "Brigadoon"
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (April 30, 2012) - Hale Centre Theatre (HCT), Utah's premiere family theatre, announced its schedule for the 2013 season today. The lineup, which features the regional premiere of the timeless "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and the return of "Ragtime," will open on New Year's Eve (2012) with the comedy "The 39 Steps" and conclude with HCT's 29th annual production of "A Christmas Carol" in December 2013.
HCT's schedule includes the following array of musicals and comedies:
"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, 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.
Season tickets will go on sale to current season ticket holders in June and to the general public August 1. For ticket information, call 801-984-9000, visit HCT's website, www.halecentretheatre.org, or visit the box office at 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City.