I’ve always loved going to plays. High School plays, local plays, Broadway plays. Especially, when I find one a story that I love or know all the songs. So naturally, I was SUPER excited to go to Hale Centre Theatre.
Hale Centre Theatre invited The Salt Project to a Behind the Scenes tour of their current building. I say current because next year…they will have the most technologically advanced stage in the WORLD. (For those of you who remember Pinky and the Brain cartoons, just be sure to say that in Brain’s voice.)
That’s a pretty big statement. The new building will open next year in Sandy.
I was kind of surprised that I hadn’t heard about Hale Centre Theatre before… I mean recently I’ve seen it, but that’s only because I saw the new building being built off of I-15.
Did you know that Hale Centre Theatre is locally owned and locally employed? They employ local actors who work by day and act by night. In fact, on our tour, we meant one of the actors from Sister Act. He gave us a quick spill about why he loved acting and his words gave me goose bumps.
“I’m a scientist by day and spend most of my time alone with during the working hours. But at night, I love to come to the theatre and act to show people what’s in my heart, not just my brain. “
I’ve always wished I could be an actor…but I have way too many fears about being on stage pretending to be someone else. Plus dancing and singing, it’s never been anything I’ve been good at. So maybe that’s why I love going to watch shows, so I can watch someone’s heart instead.
The stage at the current Hale Theatre is kind of crazy to watch. It’s actually a circular stage that’s pretty small, compared to a normal stage. But not too small, because you still feel like you are part of the show. It twists, spins, goes up and down, breaks into a bunch of pieces and apparently can hold up to 9,000 gallons of water. It’s crazy that they can tell a complete story on a small setting.
I love Sister Act the movie, so I was pretty sure I was going to love the Musical too. I kept waiting for the same songs to pop up…but I finally got the clue that they are completely different songs and shows.
I loved the circle theatre…mainly because you saw all sorts of angles and then sometimes the whole stage would spin. All perspectives were taken into account and it was fun to watch from different angles. The props that would come down or from the sides were impressive as well.
The actors were awesome. I loved Delores and all the Nuns. When everyone was singing together I felt like part of the group and the acoustics were perfect. I love when you can feel the power coming out of their voices. I love “soul singers.” It was funny, flowed seamlessly with scene changes and everyone in the audience loved it. I know you’ll love it too.
The Salt Project is super excited to share this experience with you. Hale Centre Theatre has sponsored two tickets to Sister Act! The winner can choose from the following shows. Be sure to go to our Instagram and enter!
- Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30
- Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:30 PM
- Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 4:00 PM
- Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30
No children under five permitted.
They have a concessions bar.