Totem Pole Playhouse presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet brings the legendary 1956 recording session to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayals and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. The production recreates the era with an incredible score of rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. The production features such classic hit songs as: "Blue Suede Shoes," "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "That's Alright Mama," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre's four-show subscription series, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Hands Out Annual Awards and Scholarships to Top High School Talent
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, presented their annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards last evening for outstanding production and performances by area high school students in a ceremony at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. The playhouse's fourth annual presentation was filled with the usual enthusiastic performances by the participating high school students, the surprise appearance of a four-time Emmy Award-winning TV star as a guest presenter, and $4,000.00 in new scholarship money. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced nominations in twelve categories for the Fourth Annual Totem Pole Playhouse Awards to be presented Sunday, May 21, at 5pm on stage at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Announces New Fundraising Opportunity For Local Non-Profit Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a new initiative aimed at helping area non-profit organizations raise funds. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Receives Grant to Help Adams County Students Attend A CHRISTMAS CAROL Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will be able to welcome 1,200 Adams County students to attend, free of charge, matinee presentations of 'A Christmas Carol,' thanks to a generous $12,000 grant from the Adams County Community Foundation. Totem Pole Playhouse is underwriting the remaining cost of Adams County student attendance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will premiere its original adaptation of the family holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 2016 holiday season at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg December 8-18. The annual production will boast a large cast of 53 local professional and community actors. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL With An Expanded Cast Of Community And Professional Actors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will premiere its original adaptation of the family holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 2016 holiday season at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg December 8-18. (more...)

DRIVING MISS DAISY and More Set for Totem Pole Playhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a summer season featuring the stage version of a Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie, two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a celebration of America's most beloved composer, for the theatre's 67th summer season, sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau. The season will close with an intimate, two-person play on stage for one week only starring a legendary TV couple from a classic hit of the late 80s. (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum July 30 through August 14. One of the funniest musical comedies ever written, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum features the music and lyrics of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim and book by multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winning writer Larry Gelbart, who created the smash TV series 'M*A*S*H.' The musical, sponsored by Walker, Connor & Spang LLC, is directed by playhouse veteran David Hemsley Caldwell, and closes out the theatre's 2016 summer season, sponsored by Franklin County Visitors Bureau. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Offers Pay-What-You-Can Weekend at FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, has announced that for the third year in a row it will offer a special 'pay what you can' performance of their current production during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse to Present FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents the return of one of the most successful musicals in playhouse's 66-year history, Forever Plaid, running from June 17 through July 3. This all-new production is directed and choreographed by Christine O'Grady, who choreographed Totem Pole's critically-acclaimed production, Shenandoah, last season and audience favorite, Godspell, the previous summer. Ms. O'Grady has cast four current students from the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM), Louis Griffin, Derek Kastner, Stavros Koumbaros, and Gabe Wrobel as the 'Four Plaids' - a four-part close harmony singing group in the tradition of the Four Freshman, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, and the Hi-Lo's. The show features over 20 hit songs from the 1950s including such classics as: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Heart and Soul," "Moments to Remember," "Perfidia," and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." The show, which is being produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc., is sponsored by Edward Jones and Richards Orthopaedic Center. Franklin County Visitors Bureau serves as the sponsor for the 2016 season. (more...)

Opening Night of Totem Pole Playhouse's SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS to Benefit CPAA
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced that the opening night performance of the first play in the theatre's four-show subscription series, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, will serve as a fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. CPAA is a charitable organization composed of individuals and animal rescue organizations and shelters working together to end the killing of cats and dogs as the means of controlling animal population. (more...)

THE QUEEN OF BINGO Set for Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Get ready to howl with laughter! On Sunday, November 15 at 2:00PM, join us at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre for a production of 'The Queen of Bingo.' (more...)

Ben Davis, Joyce DeWitt and More to Star in Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer stock theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, has announced the casting for the theatre's 65th Anniversary summer season. Included in the casts will be the star of a current, long-running CBS television series, a star from one of the classic TV sitcoms of the 1970s and '80s, a Tony Award-winning, internationally-acclaimed baritone, and a veteran stage actor offering his final performance in his one-man show directed by an Oscar Award-winning director. Franklin County Visitors Bureau is the season's sponsor. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include THE NERD, GREASE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a slate of two large cast Broadway musicals, an acclaimed one-man show from PBS, the return of a beloved farce, and the World Premiere of a tribute concert featuring the music of Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline as part of the playhouse's 65th summer season of continuous operation. For the third year in a row, the Franklin County Visitor's Bureau acts as the season's sponsor. (more...)

Paris Peet Stars in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beginning Tonight at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse welcomes professional actors from New York and local area community theatre actors for their upcoming holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg. The production, which is being produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, will open tonight, December 11th and run through December 21st for ten performances. (more...)

Paris Peet to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Totem Pole Playhouse; Runs 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse has announced the casting of professional actors from New York and local area community theatre actors for their upcoming holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg. The production, which is being produced in association with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, will open December 11th and run through December 21st for ten performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Different Interpretation of GODSPELL Plays at Totem Pole Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Rowan Joseph presents a new take on GODSPELL - with Jesus sharing bread, wine, and a funky chicken among his disciples. It's fresh, it's different, and it may be just slightly too much. But the cast -- ah, the cast. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Rounds Out 2014 with GODSPELL, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, PA in Caledonia State Park, will close-out the 2014 summer season with Godspell, the Broadway musical based on the gospel of Matthew, to be staged as a celebration of the local community. In addition to a cast of ten professional actors from New York City, the production will utilize the musical talents of local children and area churchgoers and choir members. (more...)

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