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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, 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.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


JULY 14 - AUGUST 20, 2011

Songs you grew up with, characters you’ve grown to love. Travel down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion as they discover friendship, Munchkins, Glenda the good witch and thewicked witch of the West and that "There’s No Place Like Home”. Hear songs likeOver the Rainbow, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead and If I Only Had a Brain. Relive the magic and timeless music and follow our friends over the rainbow to the land of Oz.

Call the Box Office for tickets at 717-898-1900

Theater Education in Gettysburg for Children

The Adams County School of Musical Theatre operates a musical theatre studio offering year round instruction and performing opportunities to youth ages 4 to 18.

All of our classes/productions are taught and directed by experienced, qualified instructors with Bachelor's degrees or Master's degress or PhD in Theatre, Music, or Musical Theatre, as well as professional artists from the musical theatre and dance industry.
We currently offer classes in musical theatre, voice, acting, and creative musical arts. We accept students ages 4 to 18 and ALL of our students are cast in our productions. Spring and Fall semesters culminate with at least two musical productions each semester. Summer day camp students can perform in our summer musicals, as well as weekly camp showcaseperformances. Open auditions are held before each semester. No previous experience is required.
Our musical theatre production classes combine elements of acting, singing, and dancing taught in a fostering environment which results in a FUN and rewarding experience for all. During musical theatre classes, students learn and rehearse choreographed musical numbers from our musical productions.

We now have a special course for students ages 4-7 called Creative Musical Arts, which combines singing, movement, rhythm instruments, reading, puppetry and arts and crafts in a supportive, nurturing, and safe environment. These students will also be in our productions.
We encourage students to enroll in a variety of classes and take advantage of our additional workshops and master classes as well. More classes equal more stage time in our productions. Bring a friend along to join you in class and perform in a show together!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

RENT at York Little Theater - July 29-31, August 4-7, and August 12-14, 2011

A musical by Jonathan Larson

July 29-31, August 4-7, and August 12-14, 2011 at York Little Theater

In New York's Lower East Side, a disjointed group of young artists and musicians struggle to survive and create under the shadow of capitalism, prejudice, and the spread of AIDS.  As each individual learns to cope with personal choices and tragedies, an unlikely bond draws them together to face an uncertain future armed with the strength of their desires to make today a better day.  (Mature subject matter)

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The Ultimate Rent-Head Raffle
featuring a basket full of exciting merchandise valued at approximately $150! A winner will be selected by random drawing at the closing performance of RENT. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5 and may be purchased at the Cabaret, at the YLT Box Office and at all RENT performances. The basket includes a RENT Broadway Performance Blu-ray; The Original RENT Broadway Cast Recording; The Final Broadway Performance Poster; Anthony Rapp's Memoir, Without You; A YLT RENT poster signed by the cast; a RENT coffee mug, T-shirt, and pin; a gift certificate for dance lessons from Performing Arts Academy of York Dance Studio; tickets to coming YLT shows and more! 
Proceeds from the raffle benefit YLT and The Black and White Party.