Hale Centre Theatre is excited to announce their 2022-2023 Season!
They will be holding open auditions for each show, and extend a special invitation for all races and ethnicities to audition. The season begins in August and they can’t wait to get started!
Aug 18 - Oct 1, 2022
From the authors of My Favorite Year and Ragtime comes this zany, offbeat, murder mystery
farce. An English shoe salesman who’s set to inherit $6,000,000 is forced to take the corpse of
his recently murdered uncle on a weeklong vacation to Monte Carlo where he must pass him off
as alive or else lose the money! The proceedings are sheer lunacy and hilarity!
WAIT UNTIL DARK
Sep 20 - Nov 22, 2022
A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match after tracing a valuable
doll to the apartment of a blind woman. The men hatch a plot against her, but she uncovers their
charade and a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. This play inspired the captivating Audrey
Hepburn movie and remains one of the finest suspense tales in history.
Oct 6 - Nov 26, 2022
When disco diva Deloris van Cartier witnesses a murder, she’s put into protective custody at a
convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight
Mother Superior. Deloris breathes new life into the church, but in doing so blows her cover.
Powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dec 1 - Dec 26, 2022
A Hale Holiday Classic! Our spectacular, heart-warming version of Dickens’ classic tale of
redemption is magically brought to life. This production is rich with traditional carols, stunning
costumes, and memorable characters that are guaranteed to enrich the holiday season for you
and your family. Now celebrating its 20th year in Gilbert!
Dec 30, 2022 - Feb 11, 2023
When you hire a hitman, hire a professional. But whatever you do, don’t fall in love! When
Susan receives earth-shattering news, a plan is hatched to save her from a slow death by
cancer and to leave a life insurance payout to her brother. Ring in the New Year with this highly
entertaining laugh-out-loud comedy of love, family, and attempted assassination!
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
Jan 17 - Mar 7, 2023
A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy when they fail to appear.
Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show! The Andrews
Brothers is filled to the brim with 30 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters and other top
artists of the era in this WWII show of mistaken identities and madcap adventures.
Feb 16 - Apr 1, 2023
The stakes are high when a young chorus girl from Allentown, PA is given the once-in-a-lifetime
chance to become a star. 42nd Street recalls the classic days of Broadway and the golden age
of movie musicals with sensational tap numbers, lavish costumes, and one show-stopping tune
after another! You’ll be entertained from the first note to the final tap!
Mar 21 - May 23, 2023
This comedy/thriller has kept audiences guessing since it opened! A writer of TV whodunnits
with an eye for inventing the perfect crime finds himself trying to pull off the perfect crime to
protect his wife who is being blackmailed. Filled with intrigue, mystery, and sheer hilarity—you’ll
love the clever twists and turns of this unique whodunnit! Debbie Reynolds and Glen Ford
starred in this hit movie.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
Apr 6 - May 13, 2023
The spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American who blooms from a back-woods twig to
world-renowned socialite and philanthropist. Molly Brown’s undaunted determination to survive
the sinking of the Titanic earned her the famous title! This brilliant rework of a Broadway classic
has charmed audiences with its irresistible story and rousing score!
BYE BYE BIRDIE
May 18 - Jul 1, 2023
It’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen heartthrob, rock-and-roll superstar Conrad Birdie has been
drafted into the army. His manager cooks up a plan to send him off in style, with a swell new
song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan on The Ed Sullivan Show. Featuring beloved
songs such as “Put on A Happy Face,” “Spanish Rose,” and “A Lot of Livin’ To Do.”
Jun 13 - Aug 8, 2023
An astonishing true story! When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at Harvard Observatory in the
early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope. She attempts to measure the light and
distance of stars, but must also measure her life on Earth, and balance her dedication to
science amidst family obligations and love. Filled with humor, hope and discovery!
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Jul 7 - Aug 19, 2023
“Be Our Guest” and join us for a captivating and amazing production of Disney’s magical and
rousing Beauty and the Beast! Be enchanted as Belle, Gaston, the Beast, and their friends sing
Menken, Ashman, and Rice’s time-honored score. Stunning costumes, staging, and special
effects will delight young and old from start to finish in this rousing story