This Season

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 2015 will be our 16th Season!

The 16th annual Playhouse season includes:


The Fantasticks, February 12-15, 19-22, 2015;


Lend Me A Tenor, April 16-19, 23-26, 2015;


Oliver, July 16-19, 23-26, 2015;


The 39 Steps, October 8-11, 15-18, 2015; and


It's A Wonderful Life, December 3-6, 10-13, 2015;


The Playhouse will also offer another Holiday show, in addition to the season package:

Charlie Brown Christmas, December 17-20, 2015.

The Fantasticks  February 12-15, 19-22, 2015

The Fantasticks

February 12-15, 19-22, 2015

In a charming tale of love and deceit, two fathers pretend to feud to trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love. But when Luisa and Matt discover the truth about what their fathers have done, everything they know changes. Featuring music from Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks is a wonderful show about romance and reality.

Directed by Dara Rees.


Lend Me A Tenor April 23-26, 30 - May 3, 2015

Lend Me A Tenor

April 16-19, 23-26, 2015

On an exciting evening in 1934 at the Grand Opera Company, the world’s most talented tenor, Tito Merelli, has arrived to perform Otello. Through a series of tranquilizers and confusions, Tito is mistaken for dead and the scramble ensues to find a replacement for the world-renowned performer. The misunderstandings and troubles of mistaken identity will keep you laughing in this delightful musical comedy.

Directed by Jeff Cartwright


Oliver!  July 16-19, 23-26, 2015


July 16-19, 23-26, 2015

Oliver Twist takes the stage in the musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens’ classic, Oliver! Follow the adventures of Oliver as he journeys from the orphanage to the streets seeking a place to belong.

Directed by Cory Wilkerson


The 39 Steps October 8-11, 15-18, 2015

The 39 Steps

October 8-11, 15-18, 2015

The 39 Steps is a hilariously funny thriller. It is best known as the 1935 film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The theatre script has maintained its intriguing plot and film noir atmosphere, but added to the humor with imagination and wit. Four actors play over 100 characters during the show. Come see Hershey Area Playhouse perform this masterful and mysterious farce just in time for Halloween.

Directed by Jennifer Feldser


It's A Wonderful Life December 3-6, 10-13. 2015

It's A Wonderful Life

December 3-6, 10-13, 2015

This heartwarming familiar play centers around George Bailey, a frustrated and desperate businessman. In his despair, an angel comes to rescue him by showing him what life would be like if he was never born. This play requires a full cast of adults and children ready to celebrate the positive message of the show and the Christmas season.

Directed by Marcie Warner


Charlie Brown Christmas December 17-20, 2015

Charlie Brown Christmas

December 17-20, 2015

This small musical mimics the television show with the characters we all know and love, like Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy. Will Charlie Brown find the true meaning of Christmas? The Playhouse will offer children the opportunity to play these iconic roles. Plus, The Playhouse is one of the first theatres in the area to secure the just-released license for this show.

Directed by Jill Panyard.




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The Playhouse will kick off its season February 12-15, 19-22, 2015 with The Fantasticks, a charming musical tale of love and deceit directed by Dara Rees.