By Alyssa Tufts | AZBigMedia
The stage is set, you’re in your seat, and the lights have gone down. From the moment they come up with actors on stage and the seconds before the first line is magic — an anticipation only surpassed by the final line. At Hale Theatre Arizona, a storied and intimate 350-seat theater-in-the-round in Gilbert, their entertaining shows not only have exceptional acting and production value, but what makes them special is the theatre’s personal touches that impact your experience from the moment you enter the lobby, to the moment you leave the glow of the marquee behind you.
Hale Theatre Arizona, which was established in 2003, recently completed expansions that began in 2019. The now 22,000-square-foot space encompasses a rehearsal space, dance studio, meeting space, costume/wardrobe department and scene shop on site, plus an all new state-of-the-art, sustainable lighting and sound system.
For 17 years, Hale has been home to stunning adaptations of iconic plays including Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol (which recently celebrated its 17th annual run in 2019); West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and Singing in the Rain to name a few.