Terry Hale - Artistic Director

Terry has directed and produced theatrical productions for over 25 years.  In the past 10 years, he has produced 42 major productions for the Opera House.  Throughout his career he has introduced hundreds of adults, teens and children to the theater through his theater arts program at the Opera House. Terry is credited for reviving the once closed and forgotten Elgin Opera House to what is now a thriving regional community attraction.  His background in both the arts and marketing communication has uniquely qualified him to manage the several diverse tasks required to create, sustain and grow a successful rural arts program.  Terry has worked as a full time marketing director, marketing consultant, and a business owner.  At university he worked as a continuing education programs director, coordinating conferences, summer youth and Elderhostel programs. Terry received a BA in Communications with an English minor and an AA in Interpersonal Communications. He also studied music, dance, theater movement and acting as part of his education. Terry has acted in several musical theater productions over the past 25 years.  Some of his favorite roles include Smudge in Forever Plaid, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Buffalo Bill in Annie Get Your Gun, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Reverend Moore in Footloose, Rooster in Annie and a Brother in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Says Terry, “Thank you to the staff and crew of our summer program. Special thanks to my good wife Stephanie and my three wonderful kids, Maddie, Abby and Joey.  Your love and support has made this all possible.”

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