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.

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OUTCASTS: A New Musical

Aug 18 – 20, 2017

Outcasts is the story of a troubled boy, David, struggling to find a place to belong. After moving in with his cousin, David finds himself having to start over in a new school. There, he forms an unlikely friendship with a jock and falls for his cousin’s best friend. However, David’s mysterious past stands in his way of a new life when he finds himself caught in a web of lies. Featuring an original story and music written by local high school students Meghan Nardella and Freddie Miller, Outcasts is a timeless high school story dealing with real issues such as bullying, violence, relationships, and emotional abuse. Outcasts will leave us all asking the same question: how far will you go to protect your secrets?

Ticket information coming soon


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



Vegas Legends

An AMT Original Show

Apr 25 – Oct 7, 2017

In Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre captures the excitement and energy of Las Vegas, while featuring the sweet refrains of yesterday’s and today’s legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, Donny & Marie, Garth Brooks, and more.

In this family friendly show, we’ll highlight the best of Vegas variety with first-class music and dance, and mix in some fun to create a truly entertaining event as we pay tribute to the famed entertainers who helped make Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Coming Soon to American Music Theatre

The 2017 Christmas Show: Home for the Holidays – Nov 1 – Dec 30, 2017

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



Jun 16 – 25, 2017

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Coming Soon to The Belmont Theatre

Ring of Fire – Aug 11 – 20, 2017
Les Miserables (School Edition) – Sept 15 – 24, 2017
Frankenstein – Oct 20 – 29, 2017
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


SUMMERFAIR: Red, White, and Broadway: A Patriotic Musical Revue

Jun 29 – Jul 2, 2017

Coming Soon to Carlisle Theatre

TBA – Nov 3 – 5, 2017


For more info, visit Carlisle Theatre Company


Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.

July 29, 2017

Coming Soon to Chambersburg Community Theatre


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



The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 22 – 25, 2017

Coming Soon to DreamWrights

The Taming of the Shrew – July 21 – 30, 2017
The Mousetrap – Aug 11 – 20, 2017
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Oct 6 – 22, 2017
It’s a Wonderful Life – Dec 1 – 17, 2017

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



Second Chances

May 18 – Jun 24, 2017

Coming Soon to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Mainstage Productions:
Peter Pan – Jun 29 – Aug 12, 2017
Pippin – Aug 17 – Sept 23, 2017
The Buddy Holly Story – Sept 28 – Nov 11, 2017
White Christmas – Nov 16 – Dec 31, 2017

Curious George & the Golden Meatball
Aug 27 – Sept 22, 2017

Upcoming Children’s Theatre Productions:

A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. – Nov 28 – Dec 31, 2017

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


The Music Man

Jul 20 – Aug 5, 2017

Coming Soon to Ephrata Preforming Arts Center

Doubt – Sept 7 – 16, 2017
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Oct 19 – Nov 4, 2017
The Wizard of Oz – Dec 7 – 23, 2017

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


Disney’s NEWSIES

June 6 – July 23, 2017

The toast of Broadway for over two years, Newsies is based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. Day in and day out a young group of scrappy and spirited newsboys carry the banner, hoping for a major headline so they can sell enough “papes” to survive the harrowing streets of New York City… until they become the headline! Publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst have unfairly raised the distribution prices of the newspapers and rabble-rouser Jack Kelly isn’t going to take it! He pulls together, and fearlessly leads, an ardent band of newsies to strike, taking on some of the most powerful names in New York, and standing up against corporate power and greed. Written by the same musical team that created the popular movie musical, this Broadway hit leaped into the hearts of millions with a rousing score, high-energy dance numbers, and ultimately an inspiring story about Seizing the Day!


Coming Soon to Fulton Theatre

Upcoming Main Stage productions:
Little Shop of Horrors, The Musical – Sep 19 – Oct 15, 2017
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:


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:

Big, The Musical

Jun 17 – Jul 22, 2017

A carnival wish granted, young Josh Baskin’s dream to become “big” comes true at the hands of the Zoltar machine, and he is immediately thrusted into adulthood. Josh discovers being an adult is not all fun and games when he is forced to find a job and a girlfriend. In the end he learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

Upcoming Family Theatre productions:

The Nutcracker – Nov 25 – Dec 23, 2017
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


HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

July 7-9, 2017

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum Technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

Upcoming Productions:

Fight ‘Til the Last Gasp: Cry Havoc! – Aug 11 – 20, 2017
A Streetcar Named Desire – November 4 – 26, 2017
Our Town – February 10 – 25, 2018

For more info, visit Gamut Theatre Group website


The Ugly Duckling

Jul 12 – Aug 19, 2017

Coming Soon to Popcorn Hat Players


For more info, visit Popcorn Hat Players


Gettysburg Community Theatre

Civil War Voices

Jul 14 – 30, 2017

Coming Soon to Gettysburg Community Theatre

Cats – Sept 15 – Oct 1, 2017
The Crucible – Oct 13 – 29, 2017
Elf Jr. – Nov 3 – 12, 2017

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


Broadway Bound

June 22 – 25, 2017

Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre

Civil War Voices – June 29 – July 2
Man of La Mancha –  July 13-22
The Game’s Afoot –  August 3-6
Gathering Blue – August 24-2


Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

Johnny Appleseed

Jul 1, 2017


Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

Alexander’s Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move – Jul 15, 2017
Cinderella Confidential – Jul 22, 2017
Once in the Time of Trolls – Aug 5, 2017
This Garbage is Not Garbage – Aug 23 & 26, 2017

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Gretna Theatre


Funny Business

July 14 – 23, 2017

Coming Soon to Hanover Little Theatre


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



July 21 – 23, 2017

Coming Soon to Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center

1776 – Sept 15 – 17, 2017
Addams Family – Oct 27 – 29, 2017
Elf Jr. – Dec 1 – 3, 2017
Murder Can Be Deadly – Dec 29 – 31, 2017

For more info, visit HCPAC website




Coming Soon to HMAC

Stay Tuned

For more info, visit HMAC



Children of Eden

July 20 – 30, 2017

Coming Soon to Hershey Area Playhouse

The Curious Savage – Oct 5 – 15, 201
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


Stay Tuned


For more info or to purchase tickets, visit JCC Events


Shrek The Musical

Jul 7 – 22, 2017

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is the Tony Award®-winner which brings all the beloved characters you know to life on stage and shows there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Featuring instant classics: “Big, Bright, Beautiful World,” “I’m a Believer” and more, it’s sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Coming Soon to Keystone Theatrics – The Playhouse at Allenberry

Peter and the Starcatcher – Sept 8 – 16, 2017
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Dec 1 – 17, 2017
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


Shrek: The Musical

July 19 – 30, 2017

Coming Soon to Lebanon Community Theatre

The Addams Family – Sept 28 – Oct 8, 2017
Scrooge: The Musical – Nov 30 – Dec 10, 2017


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


The Impossible Years

Jun 9 – 25, 2017

Coming Soon to Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg

Tintypes – Jul 21 – Aug 6, 2017
The Music Machine – Aug 18 – 20, 2017

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


Ah, Wilderness!

Jun 2 – 25, 2017

July 4th, 1906. Connecticut. This tender retrospective is a portrait of small town Americana, family values, teenage growing pains, and young love. The sweet comedy focuses on 16-year-old Richard Miller and his coming of age in turn of the twentieth-century America.

Coming Soon to Open Stage of Harrisburg

MTW Showcase – July 27, 2017
Fun Home – Oct 6 – 29, 2017
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


Hollywood Arms

Jul 7 – 23, 2017

Set in California in 1941 and 1951, HOLLYWOOD ARMS is the funny and moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard. The cast of characters include a tough, funny, yet tender pill-popping Christian Scientist grandmother; a beautiful wide-eyed and distant mother who is struggling to be a writer, only to drown her ambitions in a bottle; a loving but absent and alcoholic father; and a young girl whose only escape is up on the roof of their rundown apartment house where she creates her own magical world at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Finally, it’s a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.

Coming Soon to Oyster Mill Playhouse

Taking Leave – Aug 11 – 28, 2017
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Sept 22 – Oct 8, 2017
Jeeves Intervenes – Nov 3 – 19, 2017

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

PRiMA Theatre presents

Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) in Concert

July 15, 2017

Coming Soon to PRiMA Theatre

Evita – Sept 2017
Sinatra Holiday Speakeasy – December 2017

For more info, visit PRiMA Theatre

Servant Stage Company presents

Honk, Jr.

June 24
at Lancaster Bible College
901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA

From the duo that wrote the songs and lyrics for the Broadway musical Mary Poppins comes a heartwarming story that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with sparkling wit, unique charm, and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! Jr. will move you to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Coming Soon to Servant Stage Company

Bye, Bye Birdie – July 2017
Sing, Sing, Swing – July & Aug 2017
Around the World in 80 Days – Sept 2017
Old-Time Gospel Radio Christmas – Nov & Dec 2017

For more info, visit Servant Stage Company

SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRE (Lancaster, PA) presents


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


A Chorus Line

August 11 – 20, 2017

Coming Soon to Susquehanna Stage Company

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – October 13 – 22, 2017
TBD (December Show)

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


The Fantasticks

Aug 11 – 19 2017

Coming Soon to Theatre Arts For Everyone

The Jungle Book Two
A Christmas Carol – December 2017

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit TAFE



Nov 3 – 19, 2017

Coming Soon to Theatre Harrisburg

Yours Truly, Jack Frost Dec 14 – 17, 2017
God of Carnage Jan 19 – 28, 2018
TBA Mar 2 – 18, 2018
Hairspray Apr 27 – May 13, 2018
Grave Doubts Jun 15 -24, 2018

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Theatre Harrisburg


The Drowsy Chaperone

June 16 – July 02, 2017

Winner of 5 TONY Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Coming Soon to Totem Pole Playhouse

I Love a Piano – July 07, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Million Dollar Quartet – July 28 – Aug 20, 2017
Love Letters – Aug 22 – 27, 2017

For more info, visit Totem Pole Playhouse


Damn Yankees

July 20 – 30, 2017

For more info, visit Twin Valley Players 


Check back often for updates!

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