Welcome to Hauntings!

This is the seventh annual Utah Hauntings Contest, a celebration of the ancient art of oral storytelling and the spooky folklore of Halloween. Formally run by April Johsnon and the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute, Hauntings is now put on by Stephen and Teresa Gashler with Great Hall Theatrical. Your tickets help pay for the venue and the prize for the winner.

If you enjoy the stories tonight, we hope you'll come back (and maybe compete) next year. Please remember to respect the safety of others by wearing a mask when appropriate and practicing social distancing.

How to Vote

When it's time to vote, choose your favorite two storytellers from the list below, and text their first names to 801-900-3035. You must send us two names for your vote to count. (This helps us ensure that people aren't just voting for their friends and family.)

The Contestants

Lara McAllister

"The McCarthy Massacre of 1983"

Lara Mcallister-McNair is an installation artist who also dabbles in performance art, filmmaking and puppetry.

Melva Gifford

"The Reaper Train"

Melva has performed on the PBS radio program, Story Mine, Story Crossroads, WUS storytelling festival, plus additional venues.

Randall McNair

"The Side Show of Silas Plumb"

Hello. I am a man. My name is Randall McNair. I wrote a horrific story. I will tell it to you now. Try not to pee your pants.

Tyler Griffeth

"Follow the Rules"

Tyler has been a story teller and performer his entire life. He has performed in many plays and musicals.

Lynn Wing

"The Elevator"

Lynn began telling stories while a student at BYU. Her favorite eerie stories are when ordinary lives are turned upside down by unknown forces.




Join Us Thursday or Friday Night

You only have two more chances to see TAKE MY DEATH AWAY | A HALLOWEEN MUSICAL by Stephen and Teresa Gashler, directed by Bethany Taylor. Get $5 off with coupon code "hauntings" when you buy tonight.

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"Fun show for all! My kids and I loved it! Lots of laughs and the beautiful songs were mesmerizing! We can’t wait to see it again!" (Kaydee S).

"I loved this play!!!! 😂 The music was fantastic, and the plot was eerily intense, but also humurous! Such a fun way to celebrate the Halloween season" 🎃 (Keely G.)

"Great show! We loved the depth in the story and the humor. Perfect for the Halloween season and awesome music!" (Kathryn M.)

Help Spread the Word

Post selfies with hashtags #hauntingscontest and #greathalltheatrical for a chance to win giveaways.

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Take Home the Music

Download the original cast digital album on any device. Save $5 off when you buy it tonight in the lobby or online with coupon code TMDA.

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Praise to Our Sponsors and Patrons!

These are the extraordinary organizations and people that helped make this show possible through their donations and support. Thank you!

See the benefits of becoming a patron.

This isn’t a play or a performance but an immersive theatrical experience. All guests will be invited to come in costume (or as they are) and, over two hours, enjoy gourmet snacks, drinks, and desserts with a small group. A unique set of instructions will be provided to each guest, and a host will guide the group through four suspensful and hilarious rounds of discussion, clue-finding, and role-playing.

Beware, the murderer could be anyone, even you. Additional discounts apply to couples and groups. Seats are limited, and this offer won’t last, so book tonight!

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Let’s Make Awesome Experiences

We’re Stephen and Teresa Gashler, hosts of the Hauntings Contest and the owners of Great Hall Theatrical. We don’t just create community theatre, viral videos, and entertaining events. We strive to outdo ourselves with each production by organizing dreamers, inspiring audiences, and pushing creative limits.

Are you with a local business? We can think of a hundred ways we can engage our community with yours and help you sell more ... through fun. Let's see how how we can team up.

Learn More About Sponsorships

Want to help us create more and get the inside scoop on upcoming projects? Visit patreon.com/gashler and check out the benefits of becoming a patron.

This is Just the Beginning

Enjoy an entire year of fresh musical theatre, fantastic dining experiences, and exciting events with discounted season tickets, which enable us to continue making shows. (1) Save money while (2) enjoying entertainment at its finest and (3) supporting the arts in your community. Win-win-win.v

$25 Off Season Tickets When You Buy Tonight

Use coupon code SEASONGLORY or buy in the lobby.

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All children and teens under eighteen are invited to be a part of the Great Hall Musical Theatre Workshop for Young Actors, a four-week-long program teaching skills in singing, dancing, acting, and auditioning. There will be several Christmas-themed plays in which all students, grouped by age, will be given parts. Following the workshop, there will be two evenings of performances. Each student will be given two complimentary tickets to share with family or friends.

Save $25 when you sign up tonight! Use coupon code KIDS.

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