Millbrook Playhouse Launches 54th Season with 2nd Annual Fundraiser THE MAGNIFICENT MILLBROOK VARIETY HOUR

By: Mar. 13, 2017
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The Millbrook Playhouse Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, kick off their 54th season with the second annual fundraiser, The Magnificent Millbrook Variety Hour. This One-Night-Only 70's style variety show will help raise funds for Millbrook's youth and educational programs. The shenanigans take place April 8, 2017, 7:30pm at The Elks Lodge in Downtown Lock Haven, PA.

"I am so excited to have this amazing group of actors back this year to help us kick-off our 54th season with this once in a life time event" remarked Mr. Leidholdt.

Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt is proud to welcome back old friends in an effort to renew the theater's commitment to providing educational programs for local youth. "In a time when there are less and less opportunities for young people to find creative outlets, Millbrook goes full steam into another season of quality educational programing. Events such as this give us the opportunity to raise the much needed funds to continue our programs. Purchasing a ticket to the event helps us fulfill our mission; 'to provide quality, professional live theatre and encourage the development and appreciation of the theatre arts with a strong educational component,' " says Leidholdt.

This year's show is a 1970's pastiche masterminded by Director Robert W. Schneider (Director of Millbrook's Rock of Ages and Leading Ladies) and Millbrook favorite Shannon Agnew (The Little Mermaid, The Kitchen Witches, The Marvelous Wonderettes). This dynamic duo describes the show as a cross between "Laugh-In," "The Dean Martin Variety Show," and "Hollywood Palace." So pull out your go-go boots and beaded vests, you'll go back to the groovy times and sing some swinging 70's songs!

The evening's festivities feature some of your favorite Millbrook alumni and special appearances from members of The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble. Along with Ms. Agnew the cast includes: James Cella (Rock of Ages, Dial M for Murder), Catherine DeLuce (The Rocky Horror Show, Mary Poppins), Alex Frost(The Rocky Horror Show, Baskerville), David Groccia (The Rocky Horror Show, Rock of Ages), Meghann Reeder (Rock of Ages, Into the Woods), Brad Reinking(The Rocky Horror Show, Rock of Ages). Adding to the writing team will be LHU's Stuart Harsh. Musical Direction by Justin Adams, with Ms. DeLuce as the evenings Choreographer. Lighting and Set design by Ethan Vail, Sound Design by Simon Ghezzi, and the Production Coordinator is Alisha Tyler-Lohr.

The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble members include: Bri Bottorf (Lock Haven, PA), Claire Bowman (Mackeyville, PA), Emily Chapman (Mill Hall, PA),Garrett Cunningham (Woolrich, PA), Maia Crowel (Lock Haven, PA), Kendall Eichenlaub (Jersey Shore, PA) , Olivia Hanna (Lock Haven, PA), Aimee Hunsinger(Mill Hall, PA), Trinity Miller (Lock Haven, PA), Olivia Miller (Lock Haven, PA), Elizabeth Nestor (Lock Haven, PA), Katie Owens (Longanton, PA) Ivy Patterson(Beech Creek, PA), Elaina Shaffer (Jersey Shore, PA), Elizabeth Shaffer (Jersey Shore, PA), Daisy Samples (Lock Haven, PA).

*Please note the cast is subject to change.

Ticket Prices: Adult $20, Students and Children $15 . A Family Pack is available through the box office only - 2 adults and 2 children for $60.00 (a $10 savings), limit one per Patron. Season and Patron Ticket holders will automatically be offered a 20% discount on tickets to this event. Log in to your account prior to placing your order to receive the discount. The online convenience fee is $2.00 per ticket There are no fees at the box office or by phone at 570-748-8083. You are permitted to bring food items, and non-alcoholic beverages into The Elks Club. You may not bring alcoholic beverages into the venue. The Elks provide a cash bar which will be available for those who wish to buy drinks.
If you haven't purchased your Season Flex Pass they are still available. Flex Passes are a block of eight tickets for the price of seven which can be used in any combination for any of the eight regular season performances, and also enable you to select your seats in advance of individual tickets going on sale to the general public. As an added bonus, if you make your purchase before April 15th, you get a bonus ninth ticket for the same price -- an outstanding value! Patron Passes are the same as Season Tickets, and include a donation to Millbrook Playhouse, which is recognized both in our Playbill and on our website. Flex Passes are only $175 (a $225 value!), and Patron Passes are only $200. They are both available now by calling the Box Office at 570-748-8083, online at or by Email to (There is a $2.00 per Season/Patron Ticket fee for online orders - there is no fee for redeeming your tickets.)