People wait for the start of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” on opening night of the new Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The theater has reopened, after closing its doors on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — After closing its doors on March 12, the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy has re-opened, the theater recently announced on its website.
Here’s the production schedule for 2020, according to the website:
“Bright Star” — through Aug. 15
“Mary Poppins” — July 1-Sept. 5
“Million Dollar Quartet” — listed as “coming soon”
“Murder on the Orient Express” — Aug. 24-Nov. 14
“Tarzan” — Nov. 2-Jan. 16, 2021
“A Christmas Carol” — Nov. 27-Dec. 26
The announcement comes as Utah has seen a rising number of COVID-19 cases. Moving forward, the theater has put a number of precautions in place.
“Patrons are required to wear face masks and socially distance between groups and parties as much as possible while on the premises,” the website states. Employees working concessions will also be required to wear face masks and gloves.
Other precautions, according to the website, include:
Placing hand sanitizing stations throughout lobby entrances
Patrons being “encouraged” to make purchases with a credit card
Having social distancing markers in place at will call and ticket purchasing lines; in front of restrooms, concessions and other locations where there are typically lines
Installing Plexiglass at each box office window
Frequently cleaning box office surfaces and other “high-touch surfaces” throughout the theater
Cashiers wearing gloves
Patrons being allowed to exchange tickets for a different performance if they are feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
Show programs being accessed digitally
The Deseret News reached out to the theater but did not receive immediate …read more
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