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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mark is the oldest grandson of Ruth and Nathan Hale - the third generation to carry the legacy of excellent family theatre which his grandparents began in Southern California in 1947. Today that original theatre is the longest continuously running centre-staged theatre in the nation. Growing up in a theatre family meant being on stage, cleaning the theatre, selling concessions, stage managing and doing anything else necessary. You might say, theatre is in his blood.

In addition to his stage credits, Mark has also been involved in film and voice over work. He is a former member of the doo-wop a’capella group, The Cadillacs, and the BYU Young Ambassadors. Mark graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in financial and estate planning. After several successful years working with national firms, Mark and his wife, Sally, joined forces in 1985 with Grandma and Grandpa Hale and launched Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City. Little did they know that HCT would become the highest attended Theatre in Utah with a base of nearly 24,000 season ticket holders and would receive national acclaim as a community theatre! Mark has performed in, directed or produced scores of plays and musicals at HCT.

Mark is involved on a national level with the Boy Scouts of America and loves working with youth. He and Sally have four children, many grandchildren and currently reside in Bountiful, Utah.

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

Sally co-founded Hale Centre Theatre in 1985 with her husband and Ruth and Nathan Hale. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech and Theatre Education from Brigham Young University and taught high school for two of Utah's school districts. In addition to being a featured actress, her broad-based experience also includes choreography for BYU and high school performing groups. She has directed, musically directed and choreographed scores of comedies and musicals produced at Hale Centre Theatre. Sally has also written six full-scale musicals, all of which have been produced at Hale Centre Theatre and other theatres throughout the country. Under her direction, the Hale Centre Theatre has become one of the highest attended theatres in the nation with more than 270,000 patrons annually.

Sally also finds time to serve the community outside of theatre, including 18 years serving the American Lung Association. As executive producer for Hale Centre Theatre, she oversees all areas of the production process including all elements of design and direction. Her expertise lies in highly technical, arena style theatre. Recently, she has produced critically acclaimed productions of Ghost the Musical, Catch Me If You Can, Zorro the Musical, A Tale of Two Cities, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and Little Women.

Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Michael attended Southern Utah University on a performance scholarship after winning the Sterling Scholar in Speech and Drama. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance degree from the University of Phoenix. After several years managing medical facilities, he fell back into theatre playing in The Music Man at Hale Centre Theatre in 2002. By the end of the run, he had a job in the office. He worked as Box Office manager for some time and helped create the consolidated role of Director of Operations, taking responsibility for all customer service, financial control and reporting and general operational management with roles in programming and marketing. He became COO in the spring of 2016. He created the international award winning behind-the-scenes video series HCT RAH. He currently serves as Treasurer on the national board for The American Association of Community Theatres (AACT) as well as representing HCT as an associate member of the National Association for Musical Theatre (NAMT). He has been President of the local chapter of INTIX, Intermountain Ticketing Professionals. He most enjoys sitting at the piano accompanying his wife while she sings. 

Date of next meeting:
Board of Trustees Annual Business Meeting - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees Annual Business Meeting Minutes
Board of Trustees Semi-Annual Business Meeting Minutes
Articles of Incorporation
501(c)(3) Designation
Hale Centre Theatre EIN: 84-1420029
Annual Audit 2015-2017
Form 990 - 2016 pt 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Form 990 - 2015
Form 990 - 2014
Form 990 - 2013 pt 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Investment Policy
Full-time staff - 48
Part-time staff -  147
Acting Roles per Year - 300+