LEHI, Utah – June 25, 2018 – Young Living Essential Oils, the world leader in essential oils, has entered a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Hale Centre Theatre (HCT), located in Sandy, Utah, to call the first and one-of-a-kind, technologically advanced stage at the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre the Young Living Essential Oils Centre Stage. As part of the agreement, Mary Young, CEO of Young Living, will serve on HCT’s board of directors, and Young Living will donate funds and products to support HCT. The announcement took place in conjunction with opening night of HCT’s latest production, Newsies, on Monday, June 25.
"We’re thrilled to enter into this partnership with Hale Centre Theatre, an organization whose values so closely align with our own,” said Jared Turner, Young Living president and COO. “Young Living and HCT, which are both family-run and family-first, have been pillars of our local community for decades. HCT is a great partnership, since our CEO, Mary Young, has a long history and passion for theater and the performance arts. We’re fully committed to honoring and furthering our visionary founders’ legacies and investing into our local community. We know Ruth and Nathan Hale and Gary Young would be immensely proud of this new partnership.”
Newsies marked the first performance on the newly dubbed Young Living Centre Stage. Cast members from Newsies ran through the aisles, calling “extra, extra” and distributing newspapers to the audience that announced the Centre Stage’s new name. A ribbon cutting to honor the new Young Living Essential Oils Centre Stage took place prior to the performance, with comments by Mark and Sally Dietlein, co-founders of the Hale Centre Theatre, and Mary Young, co-founder and CEO of Young Living Essential Oils.
The world-class stage houses state-of-the-art stage automation solutions created by TAIT Towers, an international live event entertainment technology company. TAIT provided 47 axes of motion using more than 130 motors for hoisting, lifting, sliding, and rotating the Young Living Centre Stage. The technologically advanced stage features a center column lift, four quad lifts, two large crescent lifts, and two slip stages, each independently controlled. Overhead, the technology continues with two crane trolleys, which can lift or lower up to 16 independent performance pieces, traveling the span of the theater.
The theater also features six giant LED screens that wrap the perimeter of the theater to enhance the immersive experience during showtime. All stage technology within the theater increases HCT’s ability to magically bring stories to life and further advance the narrative in innovative ways. In addition, the theater houses 901 comfortable seats and a remarkable assistive listening system for those with hearing loss.
“We’re grateful for the support Young Living Essential Oils has shown for our theater community and especially for our world-class entre stage,” said Sally Dietlein, HCT vice president and executive producer. “We’ve been waiting for the right partner to come along and have been delighted to find that partnership with Young Living. They share a similar goal with us in being a force for good, whether through theater or essential oils, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them into the Hale family.”
About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils and distributor of the highest quality oil-infused products. As stewards of the earth and its people, Young Living paves the way for every essential oil company with its Seed to Seal® standard and its Sourcing, Science, and Standards pillars. These guiding principles protect the planet and ensure that customers can feel good about using Young Living products for themselves, their families, and in their homes. Young Living’s products, which all come from corporate-owned or partner farms as well as Seed to Seal-certified suppliers, support a healthy lifestyle and continue to provide opportunities for over 5 million members to achieve their goals and aspirations by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @younglivingeo on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.
About Hale Centre Theatre
Hale Centre Theatre, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing “innovative, professional family theater and theater education that involves and elevates our community.” The 32-year-old organization recently moved to the spacious new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre at 9900 Monroe Street in Sandy, Utah. HCT employs a full-time staff of 55, with benefits, and a part-time staff of 150. The theater pays more than 300 actors each year for their performances, all who live and work in Utah. Since 2005, the theater has won 28 Best-of-State awards in Theater Group/Director, Arts in Education, and Professional Theater. HCT gives back to the community by donating theater tickets and providing free student matinees and tours for hundreds of school children and non-profit organizations throughout the year. For more information about the 2018 theater season and educational programs visit www.hct.org.
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