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Open Stage Announces 36th Season 'Breaking Through' Photo Open Stage Announces 36th Season 'Breaking Through'
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021

In October, 2019, Open Stage reopened the facility at 25 North Court Street after a half-million dollar renovation, featuring a brand new black box Studio Theater, a modern lobby and bar ( dubbed The Court Street Cabaret), and made a slew of other updates, kicking off a year of performances that looked to be one of the small professional house's strongest seasons ever.

Open Stage Closes Out Free Streaming Season With POIROT INVESTIGATES!: THE AFFAIR AT  Photo Open Stage Closes Out Free Streaming Season With POIROT INVESTIGATES!: THE AFFAIR AT THE VICTORY BALL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 31, 2021

Open Stage will return to the world of Hercule Poirot in Poirot Investigates!, based on the short story “The Affair at the Victory Ball” by Agatha Christie. The show will be streaming through the “Open Stage at Home” program April 2-18, and close out the all-streaming season from Harrisburg's professional theatre company. The show can be accessed through the company's Facebook and YouTube pages beginning April 2 at 8:00pm EST.

No Exit Theatre Collective Presents UBU ROIX Photo No Exit Theatre Collective Presents UBU ROIX
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2021

Join No Exit Theatre Collective for their first fully produced digital production April 1-4th!

BWW Review: EVERYMAN at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: EVERYMAN at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Mar 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?

Open Stage Presents EVERYMAN Photo Open Stage Presents EVERYMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021

The play was originally written in the late 15th century by an unknown author.  In the course of the original story, the character of “Everyman” (who represents all mankind) is summoned by Death to stand before God to recount his life in a final reckoning. 

BWW Review: KAFKA'S SHORTS at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: KAFKA'S SHORTS at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 8, 2021

Kafka’s Shorts performed online by Open Stage is a show that engages the mind, and those who thrive on the strange and thought-provoking may want to give this show multiple views.

Open Stage Presents KAFKA'S SHORTS Photo Open Stage Presents KAFKA'S SHORTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2021

Open Stage will begin streaming an staged production of Kafka’s Shorts on January 8, continuing the theatre’s unconventional 35th season, wherein the staff has planned and produced staged performances that are filmed and may be streamed on TVs, computers and smart devices.

Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Extended at Open Stage! Photo Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Extended at Open Stage!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 18, 2020

Since the year 2000, Open Stage has produced A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens most famous novel, and arguably the most famous redemption story in all of literature.  It has consistently been the most produced adapted work in American theatre, and Open Stage celebrated the 20th anniversary production in December, 2019.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Dec 5, 2020

Join the crew of Open Stage for a fresh, creative version of A Christmas Carol. Find joy and hope in this new telling of a beloved story

BWW Review: POIROT INVESTIGATES! at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: POIROT INVESTIGATES! at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 8, 2020

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 11, 2020

Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, has inspired numerous TV, film, and stage adaptations. Frankenstein, as it's commonly known, explores a number of intriguing questions.

Photo Flash: FRANKENSTEIN Announced At Open Stage Online Photo Photo Flash: FRANKENSTEIN Announced At Open Stage Online
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 5, 2020

Adapted from the most famous horror story of all time, Open Stage presents a modern, surreal adaptation of Mary Shelley's seminal work.

Open Stage's 35th Season Will Be Free And Entirely Online Photo Open Stage's 35th Season Will Be Free And Entirely Online
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2020

Open Stage presents the 2020-2021 season with completely free access to all virtual shows.

Open Stage to Stream AN ILIAD Photo Open Stage to Stream AN ILIAD
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2020

Open Stage continues to produce live content, and will present streaming access to Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's An Iliad.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA ONLINE at Open Stage Photo BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA ONLINE at Open Stage
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 29, 2020

Life under the threat of COVID-19 is not easy. It's a time of heightened anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and, for many, isolation. Yet, in the midst of the tension and negativity, there are still opportunities to engage and experience through creativity and technology.

St. Louis Theatre Circle 8th Annual Awards Gala to be Streamed April 7 Photo St. Louis Theatre Circle 8th Annual Awards Gala to be Streamed April 7
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

No fooling, April is upon us. It's already the second month of shelter-in-place and social distancing in St. Louis City and St. Louis County in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, St. Louis Theatre Circle wasn't able to hold their 8th annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards gala.

John Waters' CRY-BABY Musical to Open New Line Theatre's 29th Season Photo John Waters' CRY-BABY Musical to Open New Line Theatre's 29th Season
by Julie Musbach - Jan 16, 2019

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that one of the most popular shows in the company's long history is returning -- the outrageous rock musical CRY-BABY, based on the iconic John Waters film, a wild and wacky fable about class, justice, and rock and roll, featuring classic songs like 'Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue?', 'The Anti-Polio Picnic,' 'Screw Loose,' 'Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby (Baby, Baby),' 'I'm Infected,' and many more.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage Of Harrisburg Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage Of Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Dec 2, 2018

The 1843 Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol is a familiar tale. Each holiday season A Christmas Carol can be found in one of its over 130 adaptations on the screen or on the stage. As the stress of the holiday season grows, it is not unusual to hear someone utter the words made famous by Ebenezer Scrooge-Bah! Humbug! No matter what version of the classic tale we see, however, the story reminds us that the true spirit of the holiday season is one of compassion, kindness, forgiveness, charity, love, and hope. A Christmas Carol opened for the 19th year at Open Stage of Harrisburg on December 1st.

ABSOLUTELY FREAKED! to Premiere at Open Stage of Harrisburg in January 2019 Photo ABSOLUTELY FREAKED! to Premiere at Open Stage of Harrisburg in January 2019
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 9, 2018

Open Stage of Harrisburg and Joseph Osborne Productions invite you to join them for the world premiere of ABSOLUTELY FREAKED - an experiential rock concert featuring the early works of Frank Zappa.  Authorized by the Zappa estate and with arrangements and music direction by Joseph Osborne and direction by Chris Gibson, this world premiere showcases Frank Zappa's early works from 1966 to 1972 - including the classic Zappa and the Mother of Invention songs "Plastic People", "Dirty Love", "Who Are The Brain Police", "Going To Montana", "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" and more. 

Holiday Favorite, A Christmas Carol, Opens at Open Stage of Harrisburg on December 1s Photo Holiday Favorite, A Christmas Carol, Opens at Open Stage of Harrisburg on December 1st
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 9, 2018

From Mickey's Christmas Carol with Scrooge McDuck to the Muppet Christmas Carol, the 1843 Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol has been adapted over 130 times. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser who seems to have a heart of stone, has captured the imaginations of generations of book readers, movie-goers, and theatre-lovers. This beloved classic criticizes a society that condemns and ignores the poor. As Scrooge is confronted with images of his life and the life of his employee Bob Cratchit through the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, he comes to see the error of his ways. In the end, Scrooge becomes a kinder, more generous, and more compassionate man.

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