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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

During the past four decades, Mark and Sally Dietlein have helped grow Hale Centre Theatre from humble beginnings to one of the most successful performing arts organizations in the United States. Today, Hale Centre Theatre performs almost 900 performances annually on the most technologically advanced theatrical stage for live theatre in the world and attracts nearly 600,000 patrons to its unique 130,000 square-foot facility in Sandy, Utah.

Mark and Sally have been partners and collaborators since Mark’s grandparents, Ruth and Nathan Hale, convinced them to leave their jobs as a successful business executive and English teacher to help found Hale Centre Theatre in 1985. The duo has helped the theatre expand three times, from its original location in South Salt Lake with 220 seats, to West Valley City in 1998 with 530 seats, to the current Sandy theatre in 2017, which has two stages (with another one on the way) that plays to audiences of as many as 1,378 per night. As part of its expansion, the family donated Hale Centre Theatre to the community in 1997 by making it a non-profit organization, which today is led by a board of trustees of leading business, civic and community leaders.

Mark, who currently serves as president and CEO, and Sally, who is the artistic director, believe the success of Hale Centre Theatre is more than the record number of patrons and performances, it also includes the organization’s impact. This encompasses providing full and part-time jobs for more than 800 people each year, providing more than $40 million annually in economic impact and making numerous contributions to the community, including donating 20,000 tickets annually to various charitable organizations. For Mark and Sally, theatre is a family affair spanning six generations. Mark grew up in theatre as did his parents, grandparents and great-grandmother.

Today, Mark and Sally’s grandchildren perform at Hale Centre Theatre and their oldest son, Quinn, serves as executive director. Additionally, their son, Adam, used Hale Centre Theatre as a stepping-stone to perform on Broadway.

Mark and Sally have received numerous awards and honors, including Utah’s Pioneer of Progress Award for the Arts, the Titan Award by the South Valley Chamber, the Bronze Minute Man by the Utah National Guard and more than 30 Best of State awards. Both Mark and Sally graduated from Brigham Young University.

Vice President & Executive Director

Quinn is honored to work at Hale Centre Theatre.  Quinn enjoys the opportunity to work both on the stage and behind the scenes.  Quinn has been featured in several productions including Adam, in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Chauvlin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  When not on stage, Quinn helps in Development, Meeting and Events, and general strategy at Hale Centre Theatre.  Previous to his time at HCT he worked with Flying J as the Northern Regional Sales Manager overseeing financial and insurance services.  Quinn earned his Bachelors Degree in Music and an MBA, both at Utah State University.

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.

Vice President & Chief Production Officer

Tyson currently serves as the Chief Production Officer for Hale Centre Theatre where he oversees the Production/Creative and Show Operations Teams. In this role, he collaborates with the Creative and Production teams to support vision, innovation, and storytelling while removing barriers for the entire team. Prior to his return to Hale Centre Theatre, Tyson worked as a Production Stage Manager for Disney Live Entertainment on several projects such as Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular, Frozen: Live at the Hyperion and World of Color. He was also a Production Stage Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering where he contributed to various projects including the Opening Team for Shanghai Disney Resort Entertainment and Boeing and Verity Studios Project, which involved integrating drone technology into live entertainment throughout the parks worldwide. Tyson has a passion for cooking, traveling, and spending time with his partner and their two dogs outside of theatre.