Terry Hale - Executive Artistic Director

Terry has directed and produced theatrical productions for over 25 years.  In the past 10 years, he has produced 48 major productions for the Opera House.  Throughout his career, he has introduced hundreds of adults, teens, and children to theatre through his theatre arts program at the Opera House and other community programs.

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 enjoys teaching and is currently the theatre arts instructor at Blue Mountain Community College and has directed theatricals for Pendleton's College Community Theater, which serves BMCC. 

Terry is the director of the award-winning, nationally recognized youth theatre group, Opera House Youth Actors (OHYA).  Terry was awarded the Freddie G Fellowship,  a prestigious award recognizing outstanding theater educators. 

Terry has worked as a full-time marketing director, marketing consultant, and business owner.  Terry earned degrees in MarketingCommunications, English and Interpersonal Communications. He also studied music, dance, theater movement, and acting techniques.

Terry has acted in several musical theater productions over the past 25 years.  Some of his favorite roles include Bill in Mamma Mia, 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. 

Grant Turner - Associate Artistic Director

Grant Turner has been acting, directing, and producing classical theatre in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years.  He has worked with; Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland OR), Profile Theatre (Portland OR), The Northwest Children’s Theater (Portland OR), Bend Shakespeare in the Park (Bend OR) among others, and founded the award-winning Northwest Classical Theatre Company (Portland OR) where he served as Artistic Director for 16 years.    
In his 25 years on stage he has worked and trained with several theatrical legends including; Bill Alexander and Barry Kyle (both associate directors of the a Royal Shakespeare Company), and actors Joseph Marcell, Michael Pennington, and Dame Janet Suzman (among others).
Grant has been in or directed (sometimes both at the same time) over 60 Shakespeare productions, and has presented 34 of the 37 plays in Shakespeare’s canon. 
Favorite productions include; Richard III, Othello, Cymbeline (with the NWCTC), Titus Andronicus (Bend Shakespeare in the Park), and Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Elgin Opera House. 
Grant was honored with the 2014 Special Achievement Drammy Award for his contribution to Portland, OR Theatre.  

Carol Buckley - Box Office Manager

Nearly 11 years ago, Carol was swept away with the magic of the Elgin Opera House.  What began as an anniversary date to see "The Sound of Music" soon became a family theater experience.  Her family has since performed in over 20 productions on the Opera House stage.  During that time she has had the pleasure of participating in several capacities.  Carol has done everything from supervising young actors, painting, organizing parades, cleaning, working in the concession stand, helping with summer camps and office work.  She also mentored students working on senior projects and written several grants for Opera House projects.   Not only has Carol helped as a seamstress, but she also designed and costumed shows such as "The Addams Family" and "A Christmas Story".   Carol served as the board president and currently serves as the secretary.  As the box office manager,  she loves representing the Elgin Opera House and providing great customer service. The show must go on and Carol is excited to help make that happen.

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