2016 Season

SHENANDOAH starring Tony Award Winner Ben Davis (2015) photo by Daphne Blair
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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

May 27, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Award-winning actress, Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H) and L.A. Ovation Award winner, David Engel, star in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.

show dates

  • May 27 | 08:00
  • May 28 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • May 29 | 02:00
  • May 31 | 02:00
  • June 01 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 02 | 08:00
  • June 03 | 08:00
  • June 04 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 05 | 02:00
  • June 07 | 02:00
  • June 08 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 09 | 08:00
  • June 10 | 08:00
  • June 11 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 12 | 02:00

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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Story

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks a touching and human comedy about a formidable retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons —one per week for six weeks— in her gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. What begins as an antagonistic relationship blossoms into an intimate friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and joys while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Michael and Lily learn to overcome their outward differences and discover an unlikely but profound connection. By the final lesson, Lily shares with Michael her most closely guarded secret and he shares with her his greatest gifts, his loyalty and compassion. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance.

PG-13 rating for some language and mature themes.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

The cast & crew

cast

  • Lily Harrison – Loretta Swit
  • Michael Minetti – David Engel
  • (*)denotes member of Actors Equity Association

crew

  • Director: Michael Bloom
  • Set Design: Jim Fouchard
  • Costume Design: Jackie Rebok
  • Lighting Design: Connor Dreibelbis
  • Sound Design: TBA
  • Stage Manager: Patrick Lanczki
  • Production Asst: Rebecca Nichols
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Forever Plaid

June 17, 2016 - July 03, 2016

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig, the "Plaids" are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins.... Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations, and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision, the "Plaids" are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they're not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950's. Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. production presented by Totem Pole Playhouse.

show dates

  • June 17 | 08:00
  • June 18 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 19 | 02:00
  • June 21 | 02:00
  • June 22 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 23 | 08:00
  • June 24 | 08:00
  • June 25 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 26 | 02:00
  • June 28 | 02:00
  • June 29 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • June 30 | 08:00
  • July 01 | 08:00
  • July 02 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 03 | 02:00

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Forever Plaid

Story

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are slammed broadside by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end, that the story of Forever Plaid begins…. Singing in close harmony, and executing their choreography with precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved pop hits of the 1950s including “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul,” “Moments to Remember,” “Perfidia,” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” plus 20 more! A Theatre A-Go-Go production presented by Totem Pole Playhouse.

Forever Plaid

The cast & crew

cast

  • Francis: Louis Griffin
  • Jinx: Derek Kastner
  • Sparky: Stavros Koumbaros
  • Smudge: Gabe Wrobel
BAND
  • Piano & Keyboards - Darren Server
  • TBA

crew

  • Director & Choreographer: Christine O'Grady
  • Musical Director: Darren Server
  • Set & Lighting Design: Tom Ryan
  • Costume Design: Jackie Rebok
  • Sound Design: TBA
  • Stage Manager: Elizabeth Yoder
  • Production Asst.: Mikaela "Micky" Acton

Forever Plaid

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One Slight Hitch

July 08, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Set in 1981, the play focuses on the Coleman family of Cincinnati, Ohio — Mom, Pop, and their three girls — on the day of their oldest daughter’s backyard wedding. Mother Delia is frantic about flower arrangements, bug bombs, and all sorts of other last minute details, while father Doc is doing his best to keep Delia calm and the day running smoothly. The bride-to-be, Courtney is set to marry Harper, a conservative, straight-laced, all-American guy. However, that immediately becomes much more difficult when Courtney’s long-time ex-boyfriend Ryan shows up at the front door apparently unaware of the day’s significance and will not go away as the sometimes zany, sometimes heartfelt events unfold.  

show dates

  • July 08 | 08:00
  • July 09 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 10 | 02:00
  • July 12 | 02:00
  • July 13 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 14 | 08:00
  • July 15 | 08:00
  • July 16 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 17 | 02:00
  • July 19 | 02:00
  • July 20 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 21 | 08:00
  • July 22 | 08:00
  • July 23 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 24 | 02:00

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One Slight Hitch

Story

Set in 1981, the play focuses on the Coleman family of Cincinnati, Ohio — Mom, Pop, and their three girls — on the day of their oldest daughter’s backyard wedding. Mother Delia is frantic about flower arrangements, bug bombs, and all sorts of other last minute details, while father Doc is doing his best to keep Delia calm and the day running smoothly. The bride-to-be, Courtney is set to marry Harper, a conservative, straight-laced, all-American guy. However, that immediately becomes much more difficult when Courtney’s long-time ex-boyfriend Ryan shows up at the front door apparently unaware of the day’s significance and will not go away as the sometimes zany, sometimes heartfelt events unfold.

One Slight Hitch

The cast & crew

cast

  • Doc: Granville Van Dusen*
  • Delia: Betsy Randle*
  • Courtney: Crystal Kellogg*
  • Ryan: Brett Dameron*
  • P.B.: Jacey Powers*
  • Harper: Jonathan Cable*
  • Melanie: Carly Zien*
  • (*)denotes member of Actors Equity Association

crew

  • Director: Rand Foerster
  • Set Designer: Jonathan Robertson
  • Costume Designer: Jackie Rebok
  • Lighting Designer: Connor Dreibelbis
  • Sound Designer: TBA
  • Stage Manager: Patrick Lanczki
  • Production Assist.: Rebecca Nichols

One Slight Hitch

Buzz and reviews

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

July 29, 2016 - August 14, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine--"something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"

show dates

  • July 29 | 08:00
  • July 30 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • July 31 | 02:00
  • August 02 | 02:00
  • August 03 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • August 04 | 08:00
  • August 05 | 08:00
  • August 06 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • August 07 | 02:00
  • August 09 | 02:00
  • August 10 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • August 11 | 08:00
  • August 12 | 08:00
  • August 13 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • August 14 | 02:00

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Story

Stephen Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine–“something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The cast & crew

cast

  • Pseudolus: Rowan Joseph*
  • Hysterium: Shane Partlow*
  • Senex: Paris Peet*
  • Domina: Becky Barta*
  • Hero: Will Carylon*
  • Philia: TBA
  • Marcus Lycus: Richard Sautter*
  • Mile Gloriousus: Jonathan Cable*
  • Erronius: Richard Easley*
  • Tintinabula: Ashley Marinlli*
  • Gymnasia: Katie Mitchell*
  • Geminae: Becca Andrews* & Summerisa Stevens*
  • Panacea: McCallah Moriarty
  • Protean: Louis Griffin
  • Protean: Derek Kastner
  • Protean: Stavros Koumbaros
  • Protean: Gabe Wrobel
  • (*)denotes member of Actors Equity Association
  • BAND
    • Piano & Keyboards - Darren Server
    • TBA

crew

  • Director: David Caldwell
  • Choreographer: Katrina Yaukey
  • Music Director: Darren Server
  • Set Designer: Jim Fouchard
  • Costume Designer: Kay Yaukey
  • Lighting Designer: TBA
  • Sound Designer: TBA
  • Stage Manager: Ryan Gibbs
  • Production Asst. Mikaela "Micky" Acton
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Lovesick Blues

May 17, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Back by popular demand for 8 shows only! This musical concert stars Robbie Limon (from Lost Highway) as Hank Williams Sr., and Denise Patton (from Ring of Fire) as Patsy Cline, performing some of the greatest hits of both country music legends, climaxing with a made-in-heaven duet of their respective hit "Lovesick Blues." This is a not to be missed Totem Pole Playhouse special presentation! Not a season subscription offering.

show dates

  • May 17 | 02:00
  • May 18 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • May 19 | 08:00
  • May 20 | 08:00
  • May 21 | 02:00 | 08:00
  • May 22 | 02:00

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Lovesick Blues

Story

Back by popular demand for 8 shows only! This musical concert stars Robbie Limon (from Lost Highway) as Hank Williams Sr., and Denise Patton (from Ring of Fire) as Patsy Cline, performing some of the greatest hits of both country music legends, climaxing with a made-in-heaven duet of their respective hit “Lovesick Blues.” This is a not to be missed Totem Pole Playhouse special presentation! Not a season subscription offering.

Lovesick Blues

The cast & crew

cast

  • Hank Williams, Sr.: Robbie Limon
  • Patsy Cline: Denise Patton
  •  BAND:
    • piano: Jeff Lisenby
    • guitar: Rick Burnet
    • steel guitar: Arthur "Ozzie" Strosnider
    • fiddle: Jason Labrador
    • upright bass: Clay Arthur
    • drums: Dave Zygmut

crew

  • Musical Director (Williams): Robbie Limon
  • Musical Director (Cline): Jeff Lisenby
  • Musical Arrangements (Cline): David Patton
  • Costume Design: Jackie Rebok
  • Lighting Design: Connor Dreibelbis
  • Sound Design: TBA
  • Stage Manager: Elizabeth Yoder

Lovesick Blues

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A Christmas Carol returns Dec. 8th-Dec. 18th, 2016.

Produced in association with the Gettysburg Community Theatre, this holiday tradition returns to Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater in 2016.

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Set in Victorian England, A Christmas Carol is adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic tale and tells the story of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge, who has come to consider Christmas celebrations a waste of time and money. After retiring to his quarters on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him he will be visited by three spirits: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Christmas Yet to Come. As Scrooge meets these specters he is taken on a journey through his past, present and future. He awakens Christmas morning having learned a great deal and becomes caught up in the magic of Yuletide.

Tickets will be available in mid-2016. Group tickets available by calling the Majestic Theater Box Office at (717) 337-8200.

 

Tickets for the 2016 season are now on sale. Tickets can be ordered online or by calling our box office. Special shows are announced as production is confirmed.

Cost

Prices shown are for individual adult admission, and vary by show and seating level. A number of discount purchasing options are available. Regular season show discounts are available for groups of 10 or more (25%), for junior 5-15 (30%), and student 16-21 (20%). Savings may also be found by purchasing a subscription already discounted at 10% off. Discount codes apply to full price tickets only. There will be NO handling fee per ticket or order.  Tickets are not refundable or transferable.

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Totem Pole Playhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our ticket prices are individually calculated based on licensing, production, and overhead costs for each show, so all ticket receipts and donations go toward providing you with an exceptional live theatre experience.

accessibility

Assisted listening devices are available at our box office. All performances are wheelchair accessible. Please mention any special needs when making your reservation.

age restrictions

Children under 5 are not admitted to Totem Pole Playhouse.

Your group of 10 or more can order tickets at a discount. Bring your party to the theatre and celebrate more than 60 years of quality entertainment with us. Call our box office at 1-888-805-7056 Ext. 2 to arrange your group visit. To get adjoining seats in one section, it is advisable that you make arrangements as early as possible!

NEW GROUP RATES FOR 2016!
Groups of 10-29 just $35.00 per ticket
Groups of 30 or more just $25.00 per ticket

Following the performance, your group can get a close-up view behind the scenes. Tours must be reserved when you book your group.

Also ask about our complimentary tent for catered events or boxed lunch.

Bus Groups

In addition to the standard group discount, groups of 20 or more can receive complimentary tickets.

For more information on group rates, call us at 717-352-2164 or 888-805-7056

Junior 5-15 tickets are 30% off

Student Rush tickets are back!  $10 tickets are available to students 16-22 years old, half hour before each performance!

Our gift certificates are perfect for any occasion. Purchase a gift certificate in any denomination by calling the Box Office at 1-888-805-7056 Ext. 1 or order online. We will not accept the email version of the gift certificate and should either be picked up at the box office or mailed. Totem Pole Playhouse gift certificates cannot be used for A Christmas Carol at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gift Certificates
  • Our top subscription price is $171.00
  • Subscribers save 10% off regular ticket prices.
  • 25% Discount on single tickets purchased to regular subscription shows.
  • 30% Discount on all junior tickets.
  • Save $10 on your tickets to A Christmas Carol and lock-in your seats!  (Unlimited number of tickets for purchase to A Christmas Carol for Totem Pole subscribers one month prior to going on sale to the general public.)
  • ALL ticket handling fees waived.
  • Same seats for all regular subscription shows.
  • NO CHARGE for exchanging tickets.

 

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