Neil Simon Festival

The Neil Simon Festival just completed its spring tour of Driving Miss Daisy starring Clarence Gilyard and Sheree Wilson—both of the long-running TV series Walker Texas Ranger—along with Neil Simon Festival founder Richard Bugg. The tour covered six of the most renowned theatres in the U.S., finishing up at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in Portsmouth, Ohio. In total, more than six thousand people saw the show this season, which drew standing ovations everywhere. Next week, the summer company will arrive in Cedar City to begin rehearsal for our summer season, which opens on July 12. See for details.


HCTO 2016 Theatre Season

Here is the line-up for the Hale Center Theatre in Orem’s 2016 Season:

“The Nerd” by Larry Shue
Dec. 29, 2015 – Feb. 6, 2016
A hilarious 1980’s comedy that is like no other!

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Feb. 13 – April 9, 2016
A family favorite that’s guaranteed to delight a whole new generation!

“Jane Eyre” by Paul Gordon
April 16 – June 4, 2016
A musical adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Brontë.

“Peter Pan” Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, Adolph Green Music by Mark Charlap, Julie Styne
June 11 – Aug. 6, 2016
Come back to Neverland, and remember what it’s like to pretend!

“See How They Run” By Phillip King
Aug. 10 – Sept. 24, 2016
One of the funniest farces from the London stage.

“Catch Me If You Can” By Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 2016
The crazy true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., the world’s youngest and most successful con-artist.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with music by Cody Hale
Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, 2016
The HCTO Holiday tradition. (“A Christmas Carol” is not included in the season ticket package)

BYU Traditions Ball

The annual Traditions Ball is quickly approaching. This year, we are making history by joining together with the Harris Fine Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala and Festival of the Arts on Friday, April 3, 2015. Tickets to the Traditions Ball and the HFAC 50th celebration are only $15 per person* and include general admission into a variety of exciting events. There is sure to be something to appeal to every BYU arts lover’s taste with:

  • Dancing and floor shows at the Traditions Ball (a “blue-tie” affair)
  • Performances and live music by BYU’s premier student ensembles
  • Film screenings and exhibitions in multiple venues
  • Light refreshments

For a complete listing of event details and to purchase your general admission for this once-in-a-lifetime event, call 801-422-2981 or click here.

*$5 discount for College of Fine Arts and Communications alumni and students