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Andrea Stephenson

Andrea Stephenson

Andrea Stephenson’s love of music and theatre was nurtured by her parents. She started performing as a singer and actor in elementary school, and her passion for the performing arts grew throughout the years. As a psychology student at Juniata College, Andrea performed with a touring choir and founded a Musical Theatre Club. It was during this time that she explored life behind the scenes as a stage manager and as a director. After a bit of a theatre drought while getting her Ph.D. in Philosophy, Andrea returned to central PA and jumped into the community theatre scene at The Belmont Theatre in York.

Along with appearing on stage, Andrea has stage managed and directed multiple shows over the last ten years. Her favorite acting experiences include portraying Cecily Pigeon in The Odd Couple, Sister James in Doubt, and Vivian Snustad in The Church Basement Ladies. Among her directing credits are Once Upon a MattressSex Please, We're SixtyGirls' WeekendRing of Fire; and Love, Sex, and the IRS. In her non-theatre life, Andrea works as an optician. She loves writing reviews under the careful supervision of her cats.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY LIVE at Open Stage PhotoBWW Review: CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY LIVE at Open Stage
Posted: Jul. 10, 2021


BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Oyster Mill Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Oyster Mill Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 11, 2021


BWW Review: WORKING at Gettysburg Community Theatre PhotoBWW Review: WORKING at Gettysburg Community Theatre
Posted: Jul. 17, 2021


BWW Review: THUMBELINA at Gamut Theatre Group PhotoBWW Review: THUMBELINA at Gamut Theatre Group
Posted: Jul. 15, 2021


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interview: Adam Silorey of HAPPY DAYS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre PhotoBWW Interview: Adam Silorey of HAPPY DAYS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Posted: Feb. 21, 2021


BWW Review: WOMEN AND ONE ACTS at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone PhotoBWW Review: WOMEN AND ONE ACTS at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone
Posted: Mar. 6, 2021


BWW Interview: Nicholas J Pearson of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Dutch Apple Dinner Theat PhotoBWW Interview: Nicholas J Pearson of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Posted: May. 31, 2021


BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY: SCHOOL EDITION at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts PhotoBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY: SCHOOL EDITION at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts And Weary Arts Group
Posted: Jun. 19, 2021


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage PhotoBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage
Posted: Dec. 5, 2020


BWW Review: EVERYMAN at Open Stage PhotoBWW Review: EVERYMAN at Open Stage
Posted: Mar. 6, 2021


BWW Review: POIROT INVESTIGATES! at Open Stage PhotoBWW Review: POIROT INVESTIGATES! at Open Stage
Posted: Nov. 8, 2020


BWW Review: WORKING at Gettysburg Community Theatre
July 17, 2021

The entire cast and crew of Gettysburg Community Theatre’s production of Working do a wonderful job of creating an engaging and inspiring performance. Visit www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org to get your tickets before it’s too late, and check out their other upcoming shows!

BWW Review: THUMBELINA at Gamut Theatre Group
July 15, 2021

Thumbelina is truly a family-friendly show that will delight audiences of all ages. Join the Popcorn Hat Players at Gamut Theatre for this adorable production. Tickets and show information can be found at www.gamuttheatre.org.

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Oyster Mill Playhouse
July 11, 2021

This show is a wonderful reminder that, even in times when we feel isolated and alone in our struggles, we all face times of uncertainty and difficult decisions. This show will bring audience a feeling of strength and hope that is sorely needed these days.

BWW Review: CAROLE KING'S TAPESTRY LIVE at Open Stage
July 10, 2021

Open Stage opens their 36th season “Breaking Through” with Carole King’s Tapestry Live. Performers Rachel Landon, Carly Lafferty, and Stacey Werner, with director Stuart Landon and music director Nicholas Werner, take on the songs of Tapestry in a nostalgic, high-energy, emotional show that will have audiences feeling the earth move under their feet.

BWW Review: THE VIRTUAL FAMILY at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone
June 26, 2021

Throughout the performance, the cast brings out the complex relationship between people and technology—our dependence on it, our frustrations with it, and our need to sometimes separate ourselves from it. This family friendly show will have audiences laughing out-loud in their own living rooms.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY: SCHOOL EDITION at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts And Weary Arts Group
June 19, 2021

There are so many wonderful moments in this show, it is sometimes hard to remember that the cast is so young. DreamWrights and Weary Arts Group have put together a tremendous production of West Side Story: School Edition. Visit www.dreamwrights.org for ticket information.

BWW Review: HAMLET at Gamut Theatre
June 5, 2021

Gamut Theatre’s Free Shakespeare in the Park (FSIP) has been a staple in the Harrisburg community for 28 years! This year’s production is Hamlet, adapted by Melissa H. Nicholson and J. Clark Nicholson with the unique interpretation Gamut Theatre is known for.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
June 4, 2021

All of the performers meet the challenges of this musical beautifully. It is a wonderfully unique experience to be able to watch both casts, as each actor brings a different interpretation to the characters.

BWW Interview: Nicholas J Pearson of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
May 31, 2021

One thing that makes this production stand out is that they really worked on showing the depth in the Beast’s character—letting the audience get to know him better and see him be vulnerable and emotional.

BWW Interview: Rachel Landon, Carly Lafferty, And Stacey Werner of OVER THE RAINBOW: THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND at Open Stage
May 23, 2021

After a year of virtual productions, Open Stage will once again invite live audiences into the theatre. The first production is Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Judy Garland. Beginning May 28, this cabaret features Rachel Landon, Stacey Werner, and Carly Lafferty under the music direction of Nicholas Werner.

BWW Review: LONE STAR at Gettysburg Community Theatre
May 22, 2021

Lone Star is a heartfelt exploration of life in a small town, family ties, and our innate need to fit in and to hold onto those identities that we believe define us. Lone Star takes the stage in person and virtually at Gettysburg Community Theatre this weekend only.

BWW Review: LAUNDRY AND BOURBON at Gettysburg Community Theatre
May 14, 2021

The show is filled with a wonderful mix of poignancy and humor, and the actors in Gettysburg Community Theatre’s production of Laundry and Bourbon handle it masterfully under the direction of Buff Wills. Audiences have the opportunity to experience Laundry and Bourbon online and in person at Gettysburg Community Theatre now through May 16th only.

BWW Review: FIDELIO at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone
May 9, 2021

Take a journey into a fairy tale world with TAFE (Theatre Arts for Everyone) and the cast of Fidelio. Fidelio is a show with a wonderful message for audiences of all ages.

BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD at Gamut Theatre Group
May 7, 2021

There is something in this production of The Adventure of Little Red Riding Hood for everyone. The Campbell family has excellent comedic timing. The dialogue and song lyrics are hilarious, with jokes for all ages.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Gettysburg Community Theatre
April 17, 2021

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents The Last Five Years April 16-24. The show is filled with amazing music and beautiful moments.

BWW Interview: Alexis Semevolos-Velazquez of ON YOUR FEET at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
April 13, 2021

Put on your dancing shoes and get on your feet as Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre presents the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet!

BWW Review: 2 BY STRINDBERG: THE STRONGER AND THE OUTCAST at Gamut Theatre Group
April 9, 2021

In tackling two of Strindberg’s one act plays in “Two by Strindberg: The Stronger and The Outcast”, Gamut Theatre brings to light the value in facing the worldviews that created those stories as well as the ways in which these stories can be interpreted in new ways.

BWW Review: EVERYMAN at Open Stage
March 6, 2021

Open Stage presents a TikTok-driven version of Everyman. It’s a morality play for our social media world, performed using TikTok, Messenger, and other social media platforms. What would your “Wreckoning” with Death look like?

BWW Review: WOMEN AND ONE ACTS at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone
March 6, 2021

Join TAFE for their virtual production in honor of Women's History Month. Take a journey through the lives, loves, hopes, and dreams of a variety of women.

BWW Interview: Adam Silorey of HAPPY DAYS at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
February 21, 2021

Adam Silorey discusses what it is like to play Arthur Fonzarelli--the cool guy--in Happy Days at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.



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