A look at Hale Center Theatre’s 2020 season

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The popular Hale Center Theatre recently announced the lineup for the 2020 season. Patrons will be able to visit 1940’s North Carolina, a magical version of London, and the jungles of Africa. Seven shows have been announced, with one being kept as a surprise. The first show will be Bright Star, a bluegrass musical about two pairs of lovers set twenty years apart. It will run from late January to the beginning of May.

The next show is based on a classic movie called Strictly Ballroom. This new musical is fresh off the West End and lets viewers behind the scenes of a ballroom dancing competition. There will be plenty of romance and songs from the 80’s.

Next up the the tony award winning musical Mary Poppins. Audience members should be prepared for plenty of the songs you know and love and all the magic of the original. This production will run from April 29 to July 11.

Make your best guess as to what this next show is because no one knows! More information will probably be forthcoming.

The Hale will have a chance to use it’s new stage flooding feature in their production of Titanic: The Musical. This musical is not based on the popular Leonardo DiCaprio movie, but rather tells the real life story of the ship’s passengers and crew. Fans can see this show from Aug. 5-Oct. 17.

Just in time for Halloween, well maybe a little early, the Hale will produce the regional premiere of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. If you’ve read the book or have no idea who Hercule Poirot is, this show is sure to delight and thrill.

This next show is about as far as you can get from a murder mystery, with Disney’s classic love story, Tarzan. The Hale last produced this show back in 2013 and are excited to be able to produce it as fans are to see it. The season will end with the 36th annual production of A Christmas Carol. It just wouldn’t be the Hale without this Christmas classic.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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