In downtown Gilbert, the iconic Hale Theatre provides entertainment for the entire family through musicals and plays. Established in 2003, the location is open year-round and guarantees a quality theatre experience for a low price.
When you initially walk into the theatre, you will instantly realize it is different than most other theatres in the valley. This facility has a round-table seating design, which allows all audience members to have an enjoyable experience. Taia Flake works in the box office at the theatre and thinks that the layout of the theatre is part of what makes the experience fun. She explains, “no matter where you sit, it will be a great seat.”
Although the unconventional layout presents some challenges for design and set crews, Flake believes in the end, it allows the viewer to have the most immersive and unique experience possible. She also thinks that the intimate layout allows the audience and the performers to connect over drama, music, and dance. That connection, she believes, is sometimes lost when the viewer is in a huge theatre with thousands of other people.
Children are always welcome to attend the theatre, and there is no need to worry about inappropriate jokes or language. All of the theatre’s productions are completely family-friendly. The company strives to be a place where people of all ages can come together to enjoy theatrical masterpieces.
The actors and actresses that are involved in the theatre are chosen from a highly competitive group of local and out-of-state performers. Flake believes that a main reason that the theatre’s productions set themselves apart from others is the dedication that the performers have to their roles. The theatre welcomes anyone to audition for their upcoming productions.
Although the shows change from year to year, the theatre always includes its production of the classic play, “A Christmas Carol” at the end of each year. An audience favorite, this classic production guarantees to bring the Christmas spirit to anyone who watches it.
The theatre offers discounted tickets for season pass holders, however, tickets are normally between 20 and 50 dollars. Whether you’re looking for a fun date-night or a family-friendly evening out, the Hale Theatre is a unique and classic source of entertainment in Gilbert. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.haletheatrearizona.com.