Performances

Upcoming Shows & Performances

Make sure to see these excellent theatre performances by area theatre companies! Also, we love to hear your comments about the shows – share on the Kids Theatre News Facebook or Twitter pages!

Parents: We include all offerings by the area theatre companies and some shows may not be appropriate for younger audiences – contact theatre companies for more info.

Wondering what the reviews are? Here are links to some of the area review sites:
Broadway World: Central PA
Lancaster Online
The Sentinel/Cumberlink

NOTE: Disappointingly, The Patriot News is no longer providing regular reviews for area theatre.

Are there other review sites we should include? Send your link to KTN@EMRStrategies.com

 

Make sure to scroll down, the shows & performances are listed by alphabetically by theatre

 

AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE presents

The 2017 Christmas Show: Home for the Holidays

An AMT Original Show

Nov 1 – Dec 30, 2017

Hear some of your favorite sacred and secular holiday songs and the outstanding musical arrangements of the AMT Orchestra. Witness the new set designs, fresh color palette, and a gorgeous array of new costumes, designed exclusively for AMT.

Outside, you’ll be greeted with cheery adornments of candy cane wraps, green-lit garland swags, and natural wreaths tied with bright red bows. Inside, the festive decor continues, including the larger-than-life Christmas lobby featuring three Christmas trees exquisitely designed for AMT. Then, as you make your way into the theatre, our ushers will be handing out a special holiday gift, just for the kids! So get ready to capture all the merriment with lots of family photo ops – before, during, and after the show – because the most joyous of holiday traditions is back!

Coming Soon to American Music Theatre

TBA
 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit American Music Theatre


THE BELMONT THEATRE presents

Frankenstein

Oct 20 – 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to The Belmont Theatre

Oliver! – Nov 17 – 26, 2017
Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite – Jan 12 – 21, 2018
Into the Woods – Feb 16 – 25, 2018
The Diary of Anne Frank – Apr 13 – 22, 2018
South Pacific – Jun 15 – 24, 2018
The Rat Pack – Aug 10 – 19, 2018

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit The Belmont Theatre


CARLISLE THEATRE COMPANY presents

Into The Woods

Nov 3 – 5, 2017

 

 

 

Coming Soon to Carlisle Theatre

TBA

 

For more info, visit Carlisle Theatre Company


CHAMBERSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE presents

Frankenstein

Oct 20 – 29, 2017

 

 

Coming Soon to Chambersburg Community Theatre

Luxury Cruise – Feb 23 – Mar 4, 2018
Oklahoma! – May 11 – 20, 2018

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Chambersburg Community Theatre


DREAMWRIGHTS YOUTH & FAMILY THEATRE presents

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Oct 6 – 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to DreamWrights

It’s a Wonderful Life – Dec 1 – 17, 2017

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre


DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE presents

MAINSTAGE:

The Buddy Holly Story

Sept 28 – Nov 11, 2017

Coming Soon to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Mainstage Productions:
White Christmas – Nov 16 – Dec 31, 2017

DUTCH APPLE’S CHILDREN’S THEATRE:

A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr.

Nov 28 – Dec 31, 2017

Upcoming Children’s Theatre Productions:

TBA

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre


EPHRATA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents

 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Oct 19 – Nov 4, 2017

Coming Soon to Ephrata Preforming Arts Center

The Wizard of Oz – Dec 7 – 23, 2017

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Ephrata Performing Arts Center


FULTON THEATRE presents

Little Shop of Horrors, The Musical

Sep 19 – Oct 15, 2017

A psychedelic comedy thriller just in time for Halloween! Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious gem, but whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT!

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to Fulton Theatre

Upcoming Main Stage productions:

A Christmas Story – Nov 14 – Dec 31, 2017
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – Jan 16 – Feb 11, 2018
Guys and Dolls – Mar 6 – Mar 31, 2018
Million Dollar Quartet – Apr 17 – May 20, 2018
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – June 5 – July 22, 2018

EAG Studio Series:

Sleuth

Oct 3 – 29, 2017

A Tony Award-winning mystery thriller. Andrew Wyle, acclaimed detective story writer, invites his wife’s lover and adversary to his English home for the deal of a lifetime. A plot which involves a jewelry heist, insurance fraud and the ultimate revenge turns into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game. This Tony Award-winning whodunit often referred to as one of the greatest stage thrillers, will keep you guessing until the end!

 

 

 

Upcoming EAG Studio Series productions:

The Irish and How They Got That Way – Jan 23 – Mar 17, 2018
Blackbird – Apr 3 – 23, 2018
Red – May 8 – 27, 2018

Family Theatre:

The Nutcracker

Nov 25 – Dec 23, 2017

Follow the journey of the heroic Nutcracker as he tries to reclaim the magic crown from the Evil Mouse King.  Travel through the magical land of sweets.  Watch as an enchanted jack-in-the-box springs to life, tap-dancing penguins back up a very cool Snow Princess and meet the wondrous Sugar Plum Fairy.  The magic of Christmas comes alive in this joyous musical adaptation of the classic holiday story by E.T.A. Hoffmann.

 

 

 

Upcoming Family Theatre productions:

The Three Little Pigs – Mar. 17 – Apr. 7, 2018
The Emperor’s New Clothes – Apr 28 – May 19, 2018
Aladdin – June 16 – July 21, 2018

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Fulton Theatre


GAMUT THEATRE GROUP presents

A Streetcar Named Desire

November 4 – 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Productions:

Gallathea – Jan 12 – 21, 2018
Our Town – Feb 10 – 25, 2018
The Young Acting Company Presents The Adventures of Robin Hood – Apr 13 -15, 2018
Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration – Apr 22, 2018
25th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Jun 1 – 16, 2018

For more info, visit Gamut Theatre Group website


GAMUT THEATRE GROUP / POPCORN HAT PLAYERS presents

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 11 – 28, 2017

Coming Soon to Popcorn Hat Players

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol – Nov 29 – Dec 16, 2017
25th Annual New Years Eve Party For Children – Dec 31, 3017
Little Red Riding Hood – Jan 10 – 20, 2018
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Mar 7 – 24, 2018
Artsfest – May 26 – 28, 2018
Aesop’s Fables – Jun 6 – 16, 2018
Hansel and Gretel – Jul 12, 2018 – Aug 18, 2018

For more info, visit Popcorn Hat Players



GETTYSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE
 presents


Gettysburg Community Theatre

The Crucible

Oct 13 – 29, 2017

Coming Soon to Gettysburg Community Theatre

Elf Jr. – Nov 3 – 12, 2017

For more info, show schedules or to purchase tickets, visit Gettysburg Community Theatre


GRETNA THEATRE presents

TBA

 

Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre

2018 Season TBA

 

Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

TBA

 

Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

2018 Season TBA

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Gretna Theatre


HANOVER LITTLE THEATRE presents

Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother

Nov 10 – 19, 2017

Coming Soon to Hanover Little Theatre

Rumors – Apr 20 – 29, 2018
The Sensuous Senator – Jul 13 – 22, 2018

 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Hanover Little Theatre


HARRISBURG CHRISTIAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents

Addams Family

Oct 27 – 29, 2017

 

 

 

Coming Soon to HCPAC

Elf Jr. – Dec 1 – 3, 2017
Murder Can Be Deadly – Dec 29 – 31, 2017

For more info, visit HCPAC website


HARRISBURG MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER/STAGE ON HERR presents

TBA

 

Coming Soon to HMAC

Stay Tuned

 

 

For more info, visit HMAC


HERSHEY AREA PLAYHOUSE presents

The Curious Savage

Oct 5 – 15, 2017

Coming Soon to Hershey Area Playhouse

A Christmas Carol – Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2017
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Dec 14 – 17, 2017

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Hershey Area Playhouse



JCC DRAMA DEPT presents

TBA

 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit JCC Events


KEYSTONE THEATRICS – THE PLAYHOUSE AT ALLENBERRY presents

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Dec 1 – 17, 2017

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

Suggested Ages – This family friendly show is suitable for all ages.

Coming Soon to Keystone Theatrics – The Playhouse at Allenberry

Seussical: The Musical – Feb 16 – Mar 3, 2018
Steel Magnolias – Apr 6 – 14, 2018
Gypsy – May 11 – 26, 2018

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Keystone Theatrics – The Playhouse at Allenberry


LEBANON COMMUNITY THEATRE presents

Scrooge: The Musical

Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2017

 

 

Coming Soon to Lebanon Community Theatre

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2018
The Diary of Anne Frank – Mar 1 – 11, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar – Apr 26 – May 6, 2018
Annie Get Your Gun – Jul 11 – 22, 2018
The Lion King, Jr. – Aug 15 – 19, 2018
Arsenic and Old Lace – Sept 20 – 30, 2018
Little Shop of Horrors – Oct 31 – Nov 11, 2018
Charlotte’s Web – Dec 6 – 16, 2018

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Lebanon Community Theatre


LITTLE THEATRE OF MECHANICSBURG presents

Ghosts of Mechanicsburg

Oct 20 – Nov 5, 2017

 

 

Coming Soon to Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg

A.N.G.E.L.s, Inc. – Dec 1 – 10, 2017
The Bad Seed – Jan 12 – 28, 2018
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s – Mar 9 – 25, 2018
Shenandoah – May 4 – 20, 2018
Original Play Workshop Weekend – June 22 – 24, 2018
Children’s Musical – TBA

 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg


OPEN STAGE OF HARRISBURG presents

Fun Home

Oct 6 – 29, 2017

Every once in a while, a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,” “exquisite,” and “unforgettable” new musical was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Musical and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshing honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” (The New York Times).

Coming Soon to Open Stage of Harrisburg

Court Street Cabaret: Jukebox Edition – Nov 3 & 4, 2017
A Christmas Carol – Dec 1 – 23, 2017
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris – Dec 3 – 22, 2017
Court Street Cabaret: Unsung Edition – Jan 12 & 13, 2018
The Vagina Monologues – Feb 2 – 4, 2018
Akeelah and the Bee – Feb 16 – Mar 11, 2018
The Diary of Anne Frank – Mar 14-17, 2018
The Flick by Annie Baker – Mar 25 – Apr 22, 2018
Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties – Apr 27 – May 6, 2018
Court Street Cabaret: Miscast Edition – May 11 & 12, 2018
OSHKids: Alice in Wonderland – May 17 – 29, 2018
Little Women – Jun 8 – 30, 2018

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Open Stage of Harrisburg


OYSTER MILL PLAYHOUSE presents

Jeeves Intervenes

Nov 3 – 19, 2017

1920s high-society London is once again thrown into chaos by hapless playboy Bertie Wooster, this time in cahoots with his old school chum Eustace Bassington-Bassington. The two hatch a brilliant plan to dupe their meddling relatives in order to save Bertie from an undesired marriage and Eustace from an unwanted job in India. But will the ever-faithful manservant Jeeves be able to rescue these bumbling fools from themselves? A delightful romp full of deception and disguise.

 

 

Coming Soon to Oyster Mill Playhouse

TBA

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Oyster Mill Playhouse


PRiMA Theatre presents

Sinatra Holiday Speakeasy

Dec 3 – 17, 2017

Coming Soon to PRiMA Theatre

TBA

 

 

For more info, visit PRiMA Theatre


Servant Stage Company presents

Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas

Nov & Dec 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to Servant Stage Company

TBA

For more info, visit Servant Stage Company


SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE (Lancaster, PA) presents

Jonah

Mar 11 – Oct 14, 2017

Jonah is a prophet – and a man on the run. From who? From God! After a series of wild adventures involving a seaport called Joppa, a huge boat and a terrible storm, Jonah finds himself in the belly of a giant fish! But this isn’t the end. It’s here that God teaches Jonah how to receive grace and extend mercy, even to his archenemy: Nineveh. Take your family deep into this Bible classic as it springs to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale by a world-class cast, spectacular special effects and live animals – on stage and in the aisles. This is not your average fish tale!

Coming soon to Sight & Sound

Miracle of Christmas – Nov 3 – Dec 30, 2017

For more info, visit Sight and Sound Theatres


SUSQUEHANNA STAGE COMPANY presents

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

October 13 – 22, 2017

Coming Soon to Susquehanna Stage Company

How To Succeed In Business… – Dec 8 – 17, 2017

 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Susquehanna Stage Company


THEATRE ARTS FOR EVERYONE presents

A Christmas Carol

Dec 2017

Coming Soon to Theatre Arts For Everyone

TBA

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit TAFE


THEATRE HARRISBURG presents

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

Nov 3 – 19, 2017

Coming Soon to Theatre Harrisburg

Yours Truly, Jack Frost – Dec 14 – 17, 2017
God of Carnage – Jan 19 – 28, 2018
I Love You Because – Mar 2 – 11, 2018
Hairspray – Apr 27 – May 13, 2018
Grave Doubts – Jun 15 -24, 2018

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Theatre Harrisburg


TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE presents

TBA

 

Coming Soon to Totem Pole Playhouse

2018 Season TBA

 

 

 

For more info, visit Totem Pole Playhouse


TWIN VALLEY PLAYERS presents

TBA

 

 

 

For more info, visit Twin Valley Players 


 

Check back often for updates!

[Theatre Companies: Please contact us if you’d like your information included]