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Memberships for 2017-18 Now on Sale

Memberships are now available for Hanover Little Theatre’s 69th season. The four productions in the season will take on family and politics, exposing the true stories of mothers and grandmothers before moving onto marital mixups and political scandal.

The theatre, located at 360 Blooming Grove Road, features membership plans with ticket vouchers that can be used for any show as well as early access to seating choices. Money-saving season tickets provide the same seat to each performance as an additional option. Single tickets will remain $15 for all shows, and purchases are available online or at the box office for no additional fee.

Memberships start at $5 for students and go all the way up to $500. Platinum, Golden, Angel, Patron of the Arts or Supporting members receive ticket vouchers while also making a donation which is vital to our theatre’s ability to maintain and update the theatre while continuing to put on performances at affordable prices. All Membership Plans include your name in the program as well as voting rights at the annual meeting.

Season Ticket plans provide one ticket per show, allowing patrons to guarantee the same seat all season. A season-ticket plan costs $54, a savings over individual ticket purchases.

The lineup for the 2017-18 season will be:

  • The MOMologues: Four Moms share the funny and honest stories of the differences between raising boys and girls, how to handle the Tooth Fairy, picky eaters, discipline, kids peeing in the playground and all the rest of the real-life comedy that is motherhood. The show will run Sept. 22-24 and 28-Oct. 1.
  • Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother: This comedic musical revue 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 baby-sitters and much, much more. The show will run Nov. 10-12, 16-19.
  • Rumors: Just before his 10th wedding anniversary party, the Deputy Mayor of New York passes out from taking Valium after unsuccessfully trying to shoot himself in the head, and his wife is nowhere to be found. Their friends try to cover up the circumstances from arriving guests, but miscommunication and confusion fuel this Neil Simon farce. The show will run April 20-22, 26-29, 2018.
  • The Sensuous Senator: From the same authors of Sex Please We’re Sixty and Sin, Sex and the C.I.A., this political farce descends into bedlam when a presidential candidate running on a “morality” platform finds himself trapped in his house with his wife, girlfriend, a lady of the evening, two colleagues and a nosy reporter. The show will run July 13-15, 19-22, 2018.

New Board Members Elected

Two new board members were elected at the Hanover Little Theatre Annual Meeting on June. Suzanne Williamson and Chad Zepp will officially join the board on July 1.

Williamson has appeared onstage in Bingo! The Winning MusicalThe Oldest Profession and the upcoming Funny Business as well as backstage and on lights for several productions. She will fill a newly-created At Large Board Member seat through June 30, 2019. Zepp, who was most recently seen in Incorruptible and has also worked in many off-stage roles, will fill the final year of a seat vacated by Courtney McDougall.

McDougall’s seat came open when she was elected as Second Vice President to replace Jeremy Slagle, who has stepped down from the board. The new seat for Williamson came open when the board voted to make the Immediate Past President a non-voting position on the board., Heidi Hormel will continue in that position as an ex officio member of the board.

The full board elected for 2017-18 is:

President Brian Shea
First Vice President Duane Bull
Second Vice President Courtney McDougall
Treasurer Brandon O’Donnell
Secretary Nicole Merkel
Facilities Director Skip Tananis
At Large Board Members Charlie Beard
Leslie Breighner
Sally Chase
Erin DiNello
Bonnie Raubenstine
Suzanne Williamson
Chad Zepp
Immediate Past President (ex officio) Heidi Hormel

The board also approved two other bylaw changes – one eliminating membership cards and the other adjusting the quorum necessary for a meeting of the general membership.

Box Office Open This Weekend

Looking for tickets to Incorruptible? We have Box Office hours this weekend from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 25, and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26.

Come on out to 360 Blooming Grove Road to reserve your seats to this hysterical Dark Age comedy. The Monty Python-esque escapades of these monks will make you forget about the cold and snow.

Shows are March 31-April 2 and April 6-9. Tickets are $15 – no extra fees when you buy at the box office! Seniors, students and groups of 10 or more get discounts.

New Board Elected

Congratulations to our board for 2016-17, elected at our Annual Meeting on June 26:

President: Brian Shea
First Vice President: Duane Bull
Second Vice President: Jeremy Slagle
Secretary: Nicole Merkel
Treasurer: Brandon O’Donnell
Facilities Manager: Skip Tananis
Immediate Past President: Heidi Hormel
Members At Large: Charlie Beard, Leslie Breighner, Sally Chase, Erin DiNello, Courtney McDougall, Bonnie Raubenstine

Thank you to outgoing board members Don Aumen and Anna Heckert for their service and congratulations to our new members Courtney McDougall and Leslie Breighner.