Category Archives: Musicals

Time to Get Spoiled

The focus on family for HLT’s 69th season continues with the family-friendly musical revue Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother.

Come laugh as our cast shines a new light on modern grandmothers through humorous and heartwarming scenes. Watch and laugh as grandmothers debate what name they want to be called, their availability as babysitters and much, much more.

Tickets are on sale now. Online ticket sales are available around the clock. You can also call 717-637-5297 to reserve tickets. The show will have 8 p.m. performances on Nov. 10 and 11 as well as Nov. 16-18. There will be 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 12 and 19.

All tickets are $15 with no fees for tickets printed at home or bought at the door. There will be a $2 charge for all phone orders and a $1 charge for any tickets delivered through the mail.

The cast for director Charlie Beard features many familiar faces. HLT regulars Sally Chase, Bonnie Raubenstine and Suzanne Williamson will be joined by Becky Wilcox as the grandmothers. Dave Zinn will play the gradfather. Mathew Barninger will play the son while the daughter will be split between Sarah Zimmermann and HLT newcomer Debbie Williams.

The theatre will once again raise funds for a local nonprofit community partner in conjunction with the show. The partner for this show is the Hanover Area Historical Society (HAHS).

The theatre will donate $2 to HAHS for every ticket sold to the Saturday, Nov. 11, performance. Sommer & O’Donnell – Attorneys at Law as well as an anonymous patron will match that donation, generating $6 for every person attending Nov. 11. Additionally, donations for HAHS will be accepted at all seven performances.

Since inaugurating this effort in November 2014, the theatre has donated nearly $6,500 to a variety of area groups.

Cast Set for ‘Funny Business’

Director Sally Chase has announced the cast for Hanover Little Theatre’s upcoming production of the musical Funny Business. Tickets will go on sale on June 12 for the show, which runs July 14-16 and 20-23. Members can access their ticket vouchers now to reserve their seats.

The Chime Communications office staff works through their problems through song to try and avoid layoffs in this upbeat musical from Daniel Abrahamson (music and lyrics) and Daniel Falk and Rachel Brittain (book).

Maxine Suzanne Williamson
Jack Adam Bish
Brie Sarah Zimmermann
Marcus Joel Collier
Diane Kelly Carroll
Kevin/CEO Mike Jones

All tickets will be $15 with no fees for tickets printed at home or bought at the door. There will be a $2 charge for all phone orders and a $1 charge for any tickets delivered through the mail.

The box office, located at 360 Blooming Grove Road, will be open for ticket sales on July 1 and 8 from 10 a.m. to noon and July 2 and 9 from noon to 2 p.m.

New Season, Ticket Prices Announced

house“Something old, but nothing blue”” is one way to describe Hanover Little Theatre’’s 68th season in 2016-17. The lineup features a pair of farcical comedies, a funny and touching examination of “working women” of a certain age and a hilarious musical about an office talent show.

  • The Old People Are Revolting, a comedy directed by Beau Bowden. A group of seniors take their grievances into their own hands with hilarious results. The show will run Sept. 9-11; 15-18, 2016.
  • The Oldest Profession, a dram-edy directed by Courtney McDougall. Five senior-citizen “working women” adjust to life in the 1980s as their clientele begins to die off and their New York undergoes radical changes. The show will run Nov. 11-13; 17-20, 2016.
  • Incorruptible, a comedy. Facing the closure of their monastery, a group of monks turn to drastic and hilarious measures to keep the order afloat. The show will run March 31-April 2 and April 6-9, 2017.
  • Funny Business, a musical directed by Charlie Beard. The Chime Communications office staff works through their problems through song to try and avoid layoffs. The show will run July 14-16; 20-23, 2017.

For the first time in five years, the theatre will implement a new pricing structure. Tickets to all productions will be $15, eliminating the price difference between plays and musicals. Additionally, we will eliminate fees associated with online orders. The only fees which remain will be a $2 fee for phone orders and a $1 fee for tickets sent through the mail.

The theatre’’s membership plans, which includes ticket vouchers for most levels, have no fees. These plans allow for ticket access before tickets go on sale to the general public. Season tickets provide the same seat to each performance as an additional option. Memberships for the 2016-17 season are on sale now.

“”While we don’’t like to increase prices, we had to make this decision because of the rising costs associated with our productions and maintaining our facilities,”” said outgoing board president Heidi Hormel. “”However, we hope the reduction of ticket fees will benefit our patrons in the long run.””

Little Shop of Horrors

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our wonderful cast and crew in Little Shop of Horrors. We had two sellouts and came close to several more. We loved hearing all the wonderful comments from our patrons. Congratulations to Director Jeremy Slagle on a great show. Click on the image below to enjoy these dress rehearsal pictures.

Little Shop of Horrors