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Central Pennsylvania Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Central Pennsylvania.


Review: WHO'S HOLIDAY at Open Stage Photo Review: WHO'S HOLIDAY at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - November 27, 2022

Who’s Holiday is an adults-only comedy, perfect for a date night or a night out with friends. It is filled with comedy, rhyme, and surprisingly deep emotion. Who’s Holiday explores the ways in which life sometimes doesn’t turn out the way we expect it to. Get your tickets for an evening of laughter ...
Review: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg Photo Review: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Andrea Stephenson - November 27, 2022

This adorable show will have audiences of all ages laughing and believing in the magic of the holiday. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year and bring the family to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas....
Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Fulton Theatre Photo Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - November 20, 2022

Fulton Theatre’s current production of the tepid White Christmas is an excellent example of the old adage “there are no small parts, only small actors”. Fulton Theatre?...
Review: HONK! JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre Photo Review: HONK! JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - November 20, 2022

Gettysburg Community Theatre’s Penguin Project brings Honk! Jr. to life. This production, which audience’s call “profoundly meaningful and inspiring”, is full of emotion—humor, sadness, fear, love, and hope. Get your tickets to see Honk! Jr. streaming on-demand November 25-27 and see these incredibl...
Review: GODSPELL at Hanover Little Theatre Photo Review: GODSPELL at Hanover Little Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - November 12, 2022

This production of Godspell is emotional and heartfelt. The sold-out opening night audience was brought to its feet in a well-deserved standing ovation....
Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Theatre Harrisburg Photo Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - November 06, 2022

With the right cast and production team, Joseph can be a big, bright, beautiful and engaging show. Theatre Harrisburg definitely delivers with their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Every element of the production comes together to create a joyful theatre experience that a...
Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Oyster Mill Playhouse Photo Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Andrea Stephenson - November 05, 2022

The Laramie Project tells a story that is as important today as it was in the aftermath of the events on which it focuses. It is a story that reminds us of how far we still have to go in our striving for justice and equality. The cast and crew at Oyster Mill Playhouse bring this story to life in a w...
Review: THE 39 STEPS at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts Photo Review: THE 39 STEPS at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts
by Andrea Stephenson - October 28, 2022

Director Jay Schmuck’s staging of this production of The 39 Steps is highly creative. The dialogue is lively and the physical comedy is mesmerizing and hilarious. The cast and crew have put together an immensely entertaining evening, so get your tickets quickly....
Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Cavod Theatre Photo Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Cavod Theatre
by Jason Davis - October 25, 2022

What did our critic think of A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Cavod Theatre? A most unique experience was had at the Cavod Theatre. This family-centered Christian organization develops shows to not only support their ministry, but to provide opportunities for the community to come together and support one an...
Review: AGNES OF GOD at Susquehanna Stage Photo Review: AGNES OF GOD at Susquehanna Stage
by Jason Davis - October 23, 2022

What did our critic think of AGNES OF GOD at Susquehanna Stage?...
Review: MISERY at The Belmont Theatre Photo Review: MISERY at The Belmont Theatre
by Jason Davis - October 22, 2022

What did our critic think of MISERY at The Belmont Theatre?...
Review: A YORK YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone Photo Review: A YORK YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT at TAFE-Theatre Arts For Everyone
by Andrea Stephenson - October 21, 2022

Director Unger and her team have done a wonderful job working with the cast to ensure that they delivered their lines clearly and loudly while embodying their characters. It is a delight to watch them bring A York Yankee in King Arthur’s Court: A Modern Take on a Classic to life. This is a show for ...
Review: HERE COMES THE SUN Is Far More Than All Right at Prima Photo Review: HERE COMES THE SUN Is Far More Than All Right at Prima
by Marakay Rogers - October 21, 2022

Lancaster’s Prima Theatre puts on a show that will send JoJo looking for Pennsylvania grass...
Run - or Creep or Crawl - to Keystone Theatrics' THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Allenberry Photo Run - or Creep or Crawl - to Keystone Theatrics' THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - October 21, 2022

Wednesday Addams is in love with an ordinary guy, and now he has to face the family. Will anyone survive?...
Review: NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg Photo Review: NIGHTFALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Andrea Stephenson - October 16, 2022

If you enjoy the works of Poe and that spine-tingling feeling of a good horror story, Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe is the play for you. Join this tremendous cast at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg for an unique evening of thrilling tales perfect for the spooky season....
Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at EPAC Photo Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at EPAC
by Rich Mehrenberg - October 15, 2022

Pleasant surprises are the best kind....
Review: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW at Players on High at the Carlisle Theatre Photo Review: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW at Players on High at the Carlisle Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - October 15, 2022

This adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will have audiences sitting up in their seats, laughing aloud at the antics of the townsfolk, and wondering just what did happen to Ichabod Crane on that fateful night. Join the cast and crew of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Carlisle Theatre for an eve...
Review: TREASURE ISLAND at Open Stage Photo Review: TREASURE ISLAND at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - October 09, 2022

The staging, set design, and lighting work together to create pure theatre magic as the scenery changes from the inn to the ship to the island and so forth without the audience even realizing it. The energy and talents of the cast keep the audience engaged as they join in this swashbuckling adventur...
Review: XANADU JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre Photo Review: XANADU JR. at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - October 07, 2022

It is always a joy to see a group of young actors pour their hearts into a show. Director Chad-Alan Carr, with music director Carrie Conklin and choreographer Kaitlyn Ball, have worked with the cast of Xanadu Jr. to create a delightful production that puts the focus on the actors and their talents....
Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Photo Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - October 03, 2022

If you ever owned a leisure suit or drank a can of Billy beer, this show has something for you. However, if you expect something beyond a live version of the 1977 movie, you might be disappointed. ...
Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Hershey Theater Photo Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Hershey Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 30, 2022

What did our critic think of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Hershey Theater? The Book of Mormon is a contradiction in that it is both totally filthy and wonderfully wholesome at the same time. This leads to non-stop laughs, a few gasps, and a good feeling in the bottom of your heart when it is all over. ...
Review: ALIEN8 at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts Photo Review: ALIEN8 at DreamWrights Center For Community Arts
by Andrea Stephenson - September 24, 2022

The script and music are brilliant, delving into issues that teens and families deal with every day with authentic dialogue and beautiful, emotion-filled music. This show comes to life at DreamWrights with a talented cast and crew. Audiences can catch this show at DreamWrights through September 25th...
Review: DARK NIGHTS at Hersheypark Photo Review: DARK NIGHTS at Hersheypark
by Jessica Crowe - September 21, 2022

Hersheypark has been a year round staple for me since I was 4 years old. A lot has changed over the last 31 years, and I was beyond excited when I found out about the park's newest venture... adding immersive haunted house style attractions to their annual Halloween celebration......
Review: FOR COLORED BOYZ at Fulton Theatre Photo Review: FOR COLORED BOYZ at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 19, 2022

it will get you talking and get you thinking. It will stay with you. Theater on Fulton's 4th floor is often more complex, more intense, and more thought-provoking than what is performed on the main stage. Past shows such as Blackbird, Sweat, and I Am My Own Wife are perfect examples of this mission....
Review: KINKY BOOTS at Fulton Theatre Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 18, 2022

Kinky Boots is a show about acceptance, friendship, and making the best of a situation when faced with adversity.  Fulton’s current production exemplifies all of those facets and makes for a great night of theater....