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Disney Film And Broadway Singer Directs Children In Gettysburg

Disney Film And Broadway Singer Directs Children In GettysburgGettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present an all-youth cast of 4th-12th Grade actors in Disney's Beauty & The Beast jr. 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm Sundays April 27-May 13, 2018. Continuing their 10th Year celebration by presenting revivals of some of their favorite shows, GCT remembers fondly their youth production of Disney's Beauty & The Beast jr. they produced their very first year in 2009. One of the stars of that production was a young Liz Schmitz, a Gettysburg Area High School and Penn State University graduate that is now a working professional actress in NYC. This current production at GCT is being directed by Gettysburg native and Broadway veteran, Bruce Moore, who also happens to be a singer on the Disney animated feature film Disney's Beauty & The Beast, as well as many other Disney films.

"The children at Gettysburg Community Theatre are so excited to be working on one of their favorite Disney films", says director Bruce Moore. "Their enthusiasm is palpable. They are truly talented and ready to "soak up" any and all things theatrical. When they hear that I sang in the film of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, their eyes light up, and they ask about every detail. Gettysburg is so lucky to have GCT. I sure wish I'd had a great learning place like that when I was a kid here in Gettysburg."

The all-youth cast of Disney's Beauty And The Beast jr. includes: Noelle Wheeler from Chambersburg, Cole Smith from Abbottstown, Sara Policicchio from Waynesboro, Seth Maddox from Littlestown, Amaris Swisher and Sydney Christner from Hanover, Ruby Kauffman and Phoebe Kauffman from Orrtanna, Madelyn Greco and Richard Coursey from Emmitsburg, MD, Aidan Higgins from Fayetteville, Tanner W. Lake from York Springs, Katherine Murray from Dillsburg, Spencer Kennedy, Paul Kennedy, Harrison Crow, Liliana Hoedemaker, Kalia Hoedemaker, Max Carlson, Savannah Schneider, Reia Hogan, Jocelyn Parker, Leah Bordatto, and Parker Tarbox-Windish from Gettysburg.

On May 18th and 19th a wine and cheese reception will be held at 7:30pm with cabaret beginning at 8pm titled "Let's Go To The Movies" and performed by Bruce Moore. Bruce will sing songs from some of the Disney feature films he was in, as well as some favorites from the silver screen. This cabaret is appropriate for all ages.

Tickets to Disney's Beauty & The Beast jr. are $12+ tax/fees and tickets to the Bruce Moore Wine Cabaret "Let's Go To The Movies" are $18+tax/fees. As the theatre only seats 80, advanced purchase is highly recommended for these popular shows. Also on sale are tickets for the remaining 2018 Season productions including: Into The Woods -June 1-17, 2018, Children Of The Battlefield and America The Beautiful -July 6-22, 2018, A Year With Frog And Toad -August 10-26, 2018, Annie -September 7-23, 2018, The Diary Of Anne Frank -October 5-21, 2018, The Wizard Of Oz -November 16-18, 2018 (performances held at and tickets on sale through The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover), and Home For The Holidays November 23-December 2, 2018. Also on sale are tickets to special events such as GCT's 10th Annual Gala to be held April 14th at the home of Michael and Jane Rice, Wine Cabarets to be held at GCT at 8pm on March 4, May 18, June 30, July 27, and September 29, as well as Improv Comedy Nights at GCT at 8pm on April 6, August 3, and December 7.

Limited seating tickets for performances held at GCT are available in advance online at ,or via phone, or at the door one hour before each show time if seats are still available in GCT's very intimate, and almost always sold out, 80 seat theatre. GCT is located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg in the building that was once The Elks Lodge. GCT box office phone number is 717-334-2692. Audition, ticket, educational, donation, volunteer opportunities and more can be found online at


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