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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 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.””

HLT Announces 2015-16 Season

The Hanover Little Theatre (HLT) has scheduled three plays and one musical for the 2015-16 season, beginning in September. This marks the 67th season for Hanover’s only all-volunteer community theatre, based at 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover.

The shows look at difficulty in relationships, from a bored husband to a two-timing taxi driver, from a carnivorous plant that comes between a couple to a weekend getaway that turns into a generational battle. The quartet of comedies are entertaining and, at times, insightful.

The Neil Simon comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers will open the season, followed by the British farce Run for Your Wife. In April 2016, the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors will come to Hanover with Weekend Comedy wrapping up the season in July.

For the second straight season, the theatre will use each production to raise funds for a local nonprofit partner organization. HLT will donate $2 for each ticket sold to the first Saturday performance to the organization chosen for the show. The theatre has raised almost $1,100 for local charities this season.

Each show will have seven performances over two weekends, including two Sunday matinees.

Ticket prices will remain the same for the fourth year – $12 for plays and $14 for musicals with discounts available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Theatre memberships, which include ticket vouchers, are also available.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers, directed by Beau Bowden
8 p.m., Sept. 11-12 and 17-19 and 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and 20

As the 1960s come to a close, Barney Cashman goes about his life in New York with one thought –”Will the sexual revolution pass me by?” This Neil Simon comedy follows a middle-aged married man’s attempts at seduction. Overworked and overweight, this restaurant owner falls flat in each attempt and realizes in the end that he would prefer a romantic afternoon with his wife, Thelma.

Run For Your Wife, directed by Mark Franceschini
8 p.m., Nov. 13-14 and 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22

Because of his odd working hours, taxi driver John Smith manages to live two lives, with a different wife in each one. After he is knocked unconscious during a mugging, a police investigation begins to unravel his double life. This quick-paced Ray Cooney farce features misunderstandings, slamming doors and an unmistakable charm.

Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Jeremy Slagle
8 p.m., April 8-9 and 14-16 and 2 p.m. April 10 and 17, 2016

Get ready to welcome Audrey II as Broadway’s most-famous plant comes to Hanover in this classic musical. The story of mild-mannered floral shop assistant Seymour Krelborn and his carnivorous plant will thrill and chill. “Little Shop” features a fun and familiar soundtrack, including “Somewhere That’s Green” and “Suddenly Seymour.”

Weekend Comedy, directed by Sally Chase
8 p.m., July 8-9 and 14-16 and 2 p.m., July 10 and 17, 2016

Plans for a relaxing weekend go out the window in this comedy when two couples – one middle aged and the other in their 20s – reserve the same one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage for the same weekend. The two couples decide to give it a go and the generation gap leads to friction. In the end, the cramped quarters teaches each couple some lessons about their relationships.

Membership Plans Open for 2014-15

Reserve your favorite seat for every show in the 2014-15 season with a Hanover Little Theatre membership, now available. Support the arts in your community and see four productions at Hanover’s only all-volunteer community theatre.

We have four different membership levels which include flex tickets useable at any show during the season. All Membership Plans include your name in the program as well as voting rights at the annual meeting.

As a Golden Ticket Benefactor, Angel, Patron of the Arts or Supporting member, your membership and ticket package is vital to our theatre’s ability to continue to put on performances at affordable prices as well as maintaining and updating the theatre.

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Memberships allow the theatre to cover costs of productions, including royalties, utilities and show production costs as well as ongoing maintenance and upgrades, such as carpeting, painting of the theatre’s interior and updated electrical service.

By purchasing a membership plan, you are helping to ensure that Hanover Little Theatre, the area’s only all-volunteer theatre, continues to provide live entertainment for you and our community.

We also have season ticket packages which includes one seat you choose per show. You can reserve the seat at the beginning of the season for $45, a savings of $5 over Single-Ticket purchases.

Visit our membership and ticketing page or call the theatre at 717-637-5297.