SANDY, Utah, June 30, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Hale Center Theatre in Sandy has resumed its season with new safety guidelines in place.
“We are thrilled to be open and be able to entertain you again!” said a newsletter sent by the theater to patrons. “Our crews have been very busy preparing the theater to ensure safety and sanitation.” It appears from seating charts on the theater’s website that all tickets are on sale without groups being required to social distance.
Because the theater discontinued shows March 12, its production of “Strictly Ballroom” closed early, the letter said. Upcoming show “Titanic” has also been cancelled due to a compressed timeline in the 2020 season, the letter added.
“We are excited to bring you the rest of the 2020 season! Now playing through Aug. 15, we are completing the run of ‘Bright Star,'” the letter added. “Mary Poppins” will play July 1 through Sept. 5.
Later this season, the theater will stage “Million Dollar Quartet,” Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” Disney’s “Tarzan” and “A Christmas Carol.”
The letter added: “What a wild ride we have all been on! It seems like forever since March 12 when we had to close our doors due to COVID-19. We can’t wait to join with you again, watching shows — laughing and clapping. We have missed you! The beauty of live theater is like no other… our director, John Sweeney, often reminds us that when we watch live theater, we get to be there when it happens — it’s not recorded, it’s visceral and absolutely real. Shared with others in the same magical space it creates an emotional bonding. We feel that same joyful bonding each time we share a musical, comedy or drama with you. Yes. We have missed you.”
Ticket holders that have credit on their account for missed shows can use that credit toward any future shows this season or next year’s 2021 season. The box office will contact ticket holders to reschedule reservations.
For a full list of safety measures Hale is taking, click here.