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"Center Stage in Pennsylvania" is a project of Black & White Party, Inc. promoting local live theater in Central Pennsylvania. Here you will find information about currently running and upcoming shows and even some behind the scenes peeks at local theater production.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dutch Apple Presents "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

FEBRUARY 09- MARCH 10, 2012

At the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster PA

A heartwarming and offbeat new musical comedy about growing up, fitting in and earning R-E-S-P-E-C-T. There’s gold stars all around when six young people in the middle of puberty learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hairspray at the Fulton Theatre Until December 31st.

Just in time for the holidays comes Broadway's big fat musical hit. Jump back to early 1960s Baltimore, where pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad has big hair, an even bigger heart, and a huge dream to be a dancer on the Corny Collins Show. This musical-comedy blockbuster inspired a film and swept the Tony Awards-and audiences off their feet. As The New York Times said, "If life were everything it should be, it would be more like Hairspray. It's irresistible!"

For Ticket information please visit the Fulton Theatre Website at:

EPAC has General Auditions January 7-11

2012 General Auditions

Saturday, January 7th-11am-7pm

Sunday, January 8th-noon-6pm
Monday, January 9th-6:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday, January 10th-6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday, January 11th-6:30-9:30pm

Shows being cast:

Next to Normal
Blithe Spirit
The Who's Tommy
The Night of the Iguana
Anything Goes

Musical applicants must present a memorized monologue no longer than two minutes and a one-minute song. If you are only interested in chorus/ensemble roles, only a song is required. Please bring your own sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. You may use a tape or CD for accompaniment. Please bring your own tape/CD player, one will NOT be provided. Play applicants need only present the memorized monologue.

For more information visit the EPAC website at :

CATS at The Ephrata Performing Arts Center December 8-23

Tickets are still available for tonight's performance of CATS at EPAC. Get your tickets to see this great show.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

Mistletoe Magic

Saturday | December 10 | 8 PM

Sunday | December 11 | 3 PM

Make the HSO Holiday Concert part of your annual holiday traditions!

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Enjoy well-known holiday favorites and must-have plus several recognizable pieces arranged by our own Maestro Stuart Malina. Bring the whole family for a fun family holiday experience with guest vocalist Hilary Kole, the Harrisburg Symphonyand the Messiah College Concert Choir.

Ms. Kole has been hailed by critics as a “musical marvel!” (Rex Reed, New York Observer. ) In reviewing Kole's performance in the New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, “ with a sharp-edged hint of brass in her voice...Kole locates the desperation and impatience lurking in Cole Porter's besotted lyrics.” And Robert Daniels from Daily Variety said “Kole is quite the prettiest young thrush on the club's torch singing at its apex.”

Ms. Kole began her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace the stage. From there, she appeared in a sold-out run at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, made her concert hall debut at Lincoln Center as part of the “American Songbook Series” with Jonathan Schwartz, and in June of 2007, appeared at Carnegie Hall during a Tribute to Oscar Peterson, and in January, 2008, at the Canadian Tribute to Dr. Peterson at Roy Thompson Hall alongside Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Nancy Wilson. Hilary has appeared as a headliner in New York City at Town Hall (Nightlife Awards), Birdland, The Blue Note, Iridium, the Jazz Standard, and at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein. Apart from appearing throughout the country with her two shows, “Our Sinatra” and “Singing Astaire,” Hilary is also a favorite at the Continental Airlines Arena, singing the National Anthem for sporting events, as well as been featured at the 92nd Street YMHA concert series “Lyrics and Lyricists” and “Jazz in July” with pianist Dick Hyman. In 2005, Hilary debuted in Perugia, Italy, at the famed Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as the Nairn Jazz Festival in Narin, Scotland, and throughout Spain.

In the past year, Hilary had the honor of recording with Jazz legends Oscar Peterson and Hank Jones, as well as master composer, Michel LeGrand. Ms. Kole has also appeared alongside Alan Broadbent, Lee Musiker, Dave Frishberg, Roger Kelloway, Tedd Firth, Houston Pearson, Harry Allen, Joel Frahm, Russel Malone, John Pizzarelli, Paul Meyers, Gene Bertoncini, Lewis Nash, Mark McLean, and Paul Gill among others.

Kole's television appearances include CNN's Showbiz Today, Fox's Good Day New York, PBS, NBC's Today in New York, as well as a half hour feature on CN8's 'One on One with Steve Adubato'. Hilary began singing and playing the piano at age five. At twelve, she received a scholarship to attend the Walden School for music composition, where she spent her next 6 summers. Her compositions garnered three National Federation of Music Awards. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Delius Award for her work “Piano Trio No.1” which received its world premiere with the Jacksonville Symphony. Upon graduation high school, she was granted a scholarship by the Oakley Foundation to study composition at Manhattan School of Music. Hilary's compositions have been performed by the New England Brass Quintet, the Peabody Trio, and the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Vocal Ensemble, among others.

Hilary has entertained at some of Manhattan's most prestigious events, including a Democratic Fundraiser for President Bill Clinton; an Emmy party in honor of Oprah Winfrey's Lifetime Achievement Award; the Helen Hays Awards, and as the featured entertainer at the movie premier parties for Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez, and Mona Lisa Smile and Stepmom starring Julia Roberts. Hilary also appeared at the 2004 Super Bowl at the Houston Astrodom

Broadway Classics Productions Presents

Christmas Show : Opening Nov.18th

"Following Your Dream"

A sequel to last year's show, "The Gift of Love" the people at Whipple Bed and Breakfast are excited about opening their new Dinner Theatre in time for the Christmas season. However the local Coding Inspector has different plans for them. Enjoy this year's new Christmas musical for the entire family. Filled with heart warming Holiday music and Broadway show tunes, this wonderful Christmas celebration reminds us all of the "Reason for the Season.”

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CATS at The Ephrata Performing Arts Center December 8-23

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center in Ephrata will be performing CATS running December 8th through 23rd. For ticket information:

"One of the most unconventional musicals ever to become an international sensation, Cats will transport you to a world unlike that of any other musical. At EPAC, we will be able to present this show in the kind of intimate, environmental setting for which it was intended, bringing you close to this mystical, delightful and oddly human family of cats. Soaring with the rich melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber and filled with dance, Cats is a unique theatrical experience, a magical fantasy that could only exist in the theatre, bringing the EPAC season to a fitting and celebratory end. Recommended for all ages." - from the EPAC website.