Sally Dietlein and Dave Tinney

Sally Dietlein and Dave Tinney

Sally Dietlein Vice President, Executive Producer and Artistic Director Sally co-founded Hale Centre Theatre in 1985 with her husband, Mark, and his grandparents, Ruth and Nathan Hale. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and theatre education from Brigham Young University and taught high school for two of Utah’s school districts. In addition to being a featured actress, her broad-based experience also includes choreography for BYU and high school performing groups. She has directed, musically directed and choreographed countless comedies and musicals produced at HCT. Sally also has written six full-scale musicals, all of which have been produced at HCT and other theatres throughout the country. As executive producer of HCT, she oversees all areas of the production process including elements of design direction. Recently, she has produced critically-acclaimed productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Big River, Les Misérables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act and the regional premieres of The Pirate Queen and Tuck Everlasting. Sally also produced Forever Plaid and AIDA, the inaugural productions on the Sorensen Legacy Jewel Box Stage and Centre Stage at HCT’s new home, the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre. She played an integral role in the design and conception of the new theater that is home to 52 full-time and 150 part-time employees, who help put on ten non-stop consecutive productions annually. Dave Tinney Director, Choreographer for ‘Tuck Everlasting’ at Hale Centre Theatre Associate Artistic Director, Director of Education For Hale Centre Theatre, Dave has directed Newsies, Tuck Everlasting, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aida, The Heart of Robin Hood, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Sister Act, The Pirate Queen, Peter and the Starcatcher, She Loves Me, Tarzan, Hello, Dolly!, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Zorro the Musical, Oliver!, and Les Misérables. He most recently appeared on stage as ‘Carl Hanratty’ in HCT's production of Catch Me If You Can. He has also directed for Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts, ASCAP Musical Theatre workshop in New York, Sundance Summer Theatre, and one of his favorites, 110 in the Shade starring Audra McDonald and Will Swenson for HCT Orem. He received the national Outstanding Director of a Musical award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He works for Hale Centre Theatre full-time as the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, after being Artist in Residence in the Theatre Arts Department at Utah Valley University for nine years.