Central PA Theatre News – Sept 2016




Kids Theatre News

The reviews are in…Here are links to some of the area review sites:

Broadway World: Central PAhttp://www.broadwayworld.com/central-pa/

Lancaster Onlinehttp://lancasteronline.com/entertainment/theater/

The Sentinel/Cumberlinkhttp://cumberlink.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/

Are there other review sites we should include? Send us the link!

Keep in mind that weather conditions or other circumstances may affect performance schedules, make sure to check with the theaters before heading out.

Performances in Central PA

(Listed alphabetically by theatre)

For all current & upcoming performances,
visit Kids Theatre News Performances


Upcoming Area Auditions

Below are upcoming auditions for the Central Pennsylvania area theatre companies. Please feel free to share on the Kids Theatre News Facebook or Twitter pages!

September Auditions

Phantom Theatre Company presents

Auditions: Sept 10 & 11 BY APPOINTMENT
Performances: December 2 & 3, 2016
Kids Casting Notes: Ages Teen-adult; Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. Accompanist provided. CD or a capella auditions not preferred, but accepted. Also come prepared to dance and read after vocal auditions completed. Auditions and most rehearsals to be held at Trindle Springs Lutheran Church, 14 State St. Mechanicsburg. Performances will be at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg.

To schedule an audition time, call Kate at 717-991-3505

For more info, visit Phantom Theatre Company

The Belmont Theatre presents
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Auditions: Sept 27 & 28 By appt
Performances: Nov 18 – 27, 2016
Kids Casting Notes: Ages 7 and up are needed for this large cast; Have 16 bars of music prepared that best shows your range and bring sheet music or other accompaniment such as a CD. No acapella; Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance; Some non-singing roles are available; Male and female technical dancers are needed.

To schedule an audition time, email info@thebelmont.org or call 717-854-5715

For more info, visit The Belmont Theatre


October Auditions

Lebanon Community Theatre presents
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions: Oct 8 at 1p OR Oct 9 at 6p
Performances: Dec 1 – 11, 2016
Kids Casting Notes: Ages 5-adult; Be prepared to read from the script.

For more info, visit Lebanon Community Theatre

DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre presents
The Wizard of Oz

Auditions: Oct 11 OR 12 6p
Performances: Dec 2 – 18, 2016
Kids Casting Notes: Ages 7 – adult. Advanced preparation is not needed. There will be a singing portion to the audition. All crew positions are filled through auditionees. Generally we audition in small mixed groups. The length of an audition evening depends upon how many people show up! Bring your calendar to list any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule. (This does not eliminate you, but allows us to work out the final schedule to the best of all). Rehearsals typically start within one week of auditions and run evenings (6-9) and weekends. Double casted shows alternate rehearsals between the 2 casts, so you only come to half of the scheduled rehearsal dates. Frequency of rehearsals depends upon the role you receive.

For more info, visit DreamWrights

For current & upcoming audition notices, regularly visit Kids Theatre News Auditions

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2016 Workshops & Camps – more info coming soon!

For more info, visit APTC


A three to four-year college and career preparation program for high school students.
180PREP is Open Stage Studio School’s pre-professional training program for actors ages 14-18.

180 prep brings the New York City experience 180 miles from Broadway to Harrisburg. CLICK HERE TO ENROLL.

This three-year program is designed to prepare the serious young actor for the rigors of the college and conservatory audition process, a prospective professional career, or the continued study of and participation in theatre. The program also includes parent mentoring, master classes with Broadway and university professionals, and a student showcase. The showcase in May serves as a capstone experience for the young performers, with industry representatives invited to give feedback on the performances as well.

Interested in joining 180PREP? Students may enter the program at any time during their high school years. Admittance to the program is by audition only. Semesters are September to November and March to May.

INSTRUCTOR: Anne L. Alsedek, Education Director
AUDITIONS: Ongoing – call 717-214-3248 for an appointment.


OSHKids Performance Company 2016-2017 presents Shel-abration

starts September 2016

Audition to be in the OSHKids Performance Company: Call 717-214-3248 to set up an audition.
Young actors 8-13 years-old will spend nine months (Sept 2016 to May 2017) with instructor Stuart Landon, exploring the works of Shel Silverstein, author of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, The Giving Tree, and so many more award-winning stories and poetry collections. We will spend the year learning about and producing an evening of readers theatre based on his whimsical worlds!
Click here for the full class and production calendar.CLICK HERE TO ENROLL.

OSHKids have the option to opt-into being in the cast of Open Stage’s dazzling new produciton of A Christmas Carol, which plays throughout December. The OSHKids will have a limited rehearsal scheudle for the production. See the class and production calendar for a full schedule.
INSTRUCTOR: Stuart Landon, Associate Artistic Director

Interested in becoming an OSHKid? Students may enter the program at any time. Admittance to the program is by audition only.
AUDITIONS: Call 717-214-3248 for an appointment.

For more info or to schedule an audition, visit Open Stage of Harrisburg


Visit the below theatre companies for camp, classes & workshop opportunities:

Actors Professional Theatre Conservatory (APTC)
ARK Acting Studio
The Belmont Theatre, Belmont Academy
Carlisle Theatre Company
Chambersburg Community Theatre
DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre – Broadway Bound!
Fulton Theatre – Fulton Academy of Theatre
Gettysburg Community Theatre
Harrisburg Improv Theatre
Hershey Area Playhouse
Open Stage of Harrisburg
Gamut Theatre/Popcorn Hat Player
Popovsky Performing Arts Studio


Contact us to have your program included!


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