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

 

SPECIAL PRODUCTION!
THE GRACE POLLOCK CENTER presents


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

 

AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE presents

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


THE BELMONT THEATRE presents

Ring of Fire

Aug 11 – 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to The Belmont Theatre

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


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

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.

July 29, 2017

 

 

Coming Soon to Chambersburg Community Theatre

Frankenstein – Oct 20 – 29, 2017
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

 

The Taming of the Shrew

July 21 – 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon to DreamWrights

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


DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE presents

MAINSTAGE:

Peter Pan

Jun 29 – Aug 12, 2017

Coming Soon to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

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

DUTCH APPLE’S CHILDREN’S THEATRE:

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


EPHRATA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents

 

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


FULTON THEATRE presents

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:

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:

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


GAMUT THEATRE GROUP presents

Fight ‘Til the Last Gasp: Cry Havoc!

Aug 11 – 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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


GAMUT THEATRE GROUP / POPCORN HAT PLAYERS presents

The Ugly Duckling

Jul 12 – Aug 19, 2017

Coming Soon to Popcorn Hat Players

TBA

For more info, visit Popcorn Hat Players



GETTYSBURG COMMUNITY THEATRE
 presents


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


GRETNA THEATRE presents

Man of La Mancha

July 13-22

Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre

The Game’s Afoot –  August 3-6
Gathering Blue – August 24-2

 

Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

Alexander’s Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move

Jul 15, 2017

 

Coming Soon to Gretna Theatre – Theatre for Young Audiences

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


HANOVER LITTLE THEATRE presents

Funny Business

July 14 – 23, 2017

Coming Soon to Hanover Little Theatre

TBA

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


HARRISBURG CHRISTIAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents

Oklahoma!

July 21 – 23, 2017

 

 

 

Coming Soon to HCPAC

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


HARRISBURG MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER/STAGE ON HERR presents

TBA

 

Coming Soon to HMAC

Stay Tuned

 

 

For more info, visit HMAC


HERSHEY AREA PLAYHOUSE presents

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



JCC DRAMA DEPT presents

TBA

 

 

For more info or to purchase tickets, visit JCC Events


KEYSTONE THEATRICS – THE PLAYHOUSE AT ALLENBERRY presents

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


LEBANON COMMUNITY THEATRE presents

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
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

Tintypes

Jul 21 – Aug 6, 2017

 

 

Coming Soon to Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg

The Music Machine – Aug 18 – 20, 2017
Last of the Red Hot Lovers – Sept 8 – 24, 2017
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Oct 20 – Nov 5, 2017
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

MTW Showcase

July 27, 2017

A musical revue featuring the 2017 MTW students.

 

 

 

Coming Soon to Open Stage of Harrisburg

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


OYSTER MILL PLAYHOUSE presents

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

Evita

Sept 8 – 16, 2017

Coming Soon to PRiMA Theatre

Sinatra Holiday Speakeasy – Dec 3 – 17, 2017

 

 

For more info, visit PRiMA Theatre


Servant Stage Company presents

Bye, Bye Birdie

July 22 – 26, 2017
at Lancaster Bible College
901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA

Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating shows of our time. It is a satire crafted with the fondest affection, told through musical theatre classics like Put On A Happy Face, A Lot of Livin’ To Do, Kids, The Telephone Hour, and Honestly Sincere. This is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.

 

Coming Soon to Servant Stage Company

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

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

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


THEATRE ARTS FOR EVERYONE presents

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


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
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


TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE presents

I Love a Piano

July 07, 2017 – July 23, 2017

 

Coming Soon to Totem Pole Playhouse

Million Dollar Quartet – July 28 – Aug 20, 2017
Love Letters – Aug 22 – 27, 2017

 

 

 

For more info, visit Totem Pole Playhouse


TWIN VALLEY PLAYERS presents

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]