Past Shows

Welcome to the archive of all the shows performed by the Hanover Community Players/Hanover Little Theatre since its founding in 1949. We continue to compile information from our history. Some shows include a button which indicates the location of the show. All other shows took place at the HLT playhouse on Blooming Grove Road.

Click a link to learn more about a show or to see production or rehearsal photos. If you click on the name of an actor or director, you will be able to see their history at HLT (based on the information available). If a shows does not have a link, we currently do not have any detailed information on that performance. If you can help us fill in the blanks, visit the Contact Us page to help us with the missing information.

LEGEND

EHS – Eichelberger HS JHS – Hanover Junior High School SJ – St. Joseph’s School

LA – Lyric Auditorium YLT – York Little Theatre ELKS – Dinner Theatre for Hanover Elks

JFC – Dinner Theatre for Jefferson Fire Company

1949
Show Dates Director
The Late Christopher Bean EHS February 8–9 Robert Sheffer
Night Must Fall EHS October 31–November 1
1950
Show Dates Director
John Loves Mary EHS February 6–7
Stage Door EHS October 23–24
1951
Show Dates Director
Angel Street EHS February 5–6
Goodbye My Fancy EHS May 21–22
Cradle Song EHS October 23–24
Alice in Wonderland EHS November 16–17
1952
Show Dates Director
Ghost Train EHS February 5–6
Light Up the Sky EHS April 1–2
Claudia EHS October 21–22
1953
Show Dates Director
Lo and Behold JHS February 3–4
Present Laughter EHS June 9–10
Torch Bearers EHS October 20–21
1954
Show Dates Director
Outward Bound JHS April 6–7
For Love and Money JHS October
1955
Show Dates Director
Our Town JHS February 8–9
The Philadelphia Story JHS May 10–11
My Three Angels JHS October 18–19
1956
Show Dates Director
Gently Does It JHS February 8–9
Affairs of State JHS May 9–10
The Solid Gold Cadillac SJ October 23–24
1957
Show Dates Director
Ladies in Retirement SJ February 26–27
Life With Mother SJ April 23–24
The Silver Whistle SJ June 25–26
The Man Who Came to Dinner LA October 29–30
1958
Show Dates Director
The Country Girl LA February 12–13
The Reluctant Debutant LA April 29–30
“The Players Present” LA June 11
See How They Run LA October 22–23
1959
Show Dates Director
The Potting Shed (Hanover Little Theatre’s—1st Performance) February 25–27
The Tender Trap May 13–21
Susan and God November 3–6
1960
Show Dates Director
The Importance of Being Earnest February 16–19
Bell, Book, and Candle May 4–12 Robert Sheffer
Blithe Spirit November 1–4 Ned Rutledge
1961
Show Dates Director
Separate Tables February 7–11
The Moon is Blue May 2–11
The Hasty Heart November 7–11
1962
Show Dates Director
Dangerous Corner February 20–24
Born Yesterday May 8–12
A Mighty Man is He August 7–11
1963
Show Dates Director
East Lynne February 19–23
Gigi May 7–11
Good Housekeeping July 23–27
Everybody Loves Opal October 7 Ned and Jean Rutledge
Laura December 2
1964
Show Dates Director
Third Best Sport April 6 Ned and Jean Rutledge
We Must Kill Toni June 9–13 Ned and Jean Rutledge
Out of the Frying Pan Summer Babette Montgomery
Dear Delinquent Fall
Sunday in New York November 23–28
1965
Show Dates Director
January Thaw February
Critic’s Choice May 10–15
Come Blow Your Horn October
Night Must Fall November
1966
Show Dates Director
The Marriage-Go-Round February
George Washington Slept Here May 2–7
A Shot in the Dark October
1967
Show Dates Director
Dark at the Top of the Stairs February
Mary, Mary March
Holiday for Lovers Spring
Barefoot in the Park October
1968
Show Dates Director
Mousetrap February 13–17 Jean Montgomery
A Thousand Clowns April Mari Garrett
Ready When You Are, C. B. October 14–19
The Glass Menagerie December 3–7
1969
Show Dates Director
Generation February 10–15
Under the Yum Yum Tree May
Champagne Complex October 9–11; 16–18
1970
Show Dates Director
The Owl and the Pussy Cat February 11–14
Wait Until Dark April 13–18
Don’t Drink the Water June 11–13; 18–20 Babette Montgomery
Sweet Charity July 27-August 1 Larry Becker
The Pleasure of His Company November 12–14; 19–21
1971
Show Dates Director
The Odd Couple February 8–13
Private Lives April 20–24
J. B. June 14–19
Kiss and Tell September 29–October 2
Kind Sir December 7–11
1972
Show Dates Director
The Spiral Staircase March 7–11
H. M. S. Pinafore April 20–22; 26–29
A Man for All Seasons June 16–17; 21–23
Plaza Suite LA YLT October 16–19
Thurber Carnival November 14–18
1973
Show Dates Director
Bad Seed February 20–24
Cactus Flower April 17–21
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown June 8–10; 13–16 Mari Garrett
Last of the Red Hot Lovers October 5–13
Silent Night, Lonely Night November 30–December 1; 6–8
1974
Show Dates Director
Man of La Mancha February 15–16; 20-23 Ron Wentz
In Celebration March 29–30
Never Too Late April 18–20; 24–27
Oklahoma June
Picnic November 1–2; 7–9
Fantasticks December 6–7; 12–14
1975
Show Dates Director
Sweet Charity February 14–15; 20–22
How the Other Half Loves April 11–12; 17–19
Hot Turkey at Midnight November 28–29; December 4–6 Bill Montgomery
1976
Show Dates Director
Hot Turkey at Midnight ELKS February Bill Montgomery
West Side Story February 20–22; 25–28
Invitation to a March April 23–24; 29–May 1
Bye, Bye, Birdie June 18–19; 23–25
6 Rms Riv Vu September 24–25; 30–October 2 Mari Garrett
No Sex Please We’re British October 10–11; 16–18
1977
Show Dates Director
Dial M for Murder January 28–29; February 3–5
A Community of Two March 18–19; 24–26 Janet Trostle
Guys and Dolls May 11–14; 17–19; 20–21 Dennis Smyers
Patchwork June
Once Upon a Clothesline August 19–20; 26–27
Two Blind Mice September 30–October 1; 6–8
A Majority of One November 11–12; 17–19 Mari Garrett
1978
Show Dates Director
You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running ELKS February 17–18
Scapino March 3–4; 9–11
Kiss Me Kate May 5–6; 11–13 Mari Garrett
Something’s Afoot September 29–30; October 5–7 Mari Garrett
Subject to Change ELKS October 27–28
Beginner’s Luck December 1–2; 7, 9–10 Ann Romano
1979
Show Dates Director
Accommodations ELKS February 22–23
Count Dracula March 2–3; 8–10 Dennis Smyers
Carousel May 4–5, 7, 9–10; 12, 13
Story Theatre June 22–23; 28–30
Little Mary Sunshine September 28–29; October 4–6 Mari Garrett
Unexpected Guests ELKS October 19–20
Here Lies Jeremy Troy November 30–December 1; 6–8
1980
Show Dates Director
Last of the Class ELKS February 23–24
Black Comedy March 7–8; 13–15
Fiddler on the Roof May 9–10; 15–17 Ann Romano and David Howell
Damn Yankees September 26–27; October 2–4
Vanities November 28–29; December 4–6
1981
Show Dates Director
Catch Me If You Can February 20–21; 26–28 Jack Shue
Chapter Two May 1–8 Ann Romano
Pajama Game September 18–19; 23–26 Donald Menges and Kimm Cooper
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s ELKS October 23–24
Who’s On First November 13–14; 19–21 Jim Watson
1982
Show Dates Director
Egad, The Woman in White ELKS February 5–6
On Golden Pond March 5–6; 11–13 Jack Shue
Bedroom Farce April 30–May 1; 6–8 Dennis Smyers
Patchwork #2 June
The Shadow Box September 17–18; 23–25
Centerfold ELKS October 29–30
Two By Two November 12–13; 18–20 Mari Garrett
1983
Show Dates Director
Here Lies Jeremy Troy ELKS February 4–5
The Star-Spangled Girl March 4–5; 10–12 Bill Montgomery
Bell, Book, and Candle April 29–30; May 5–7 Chuck Glessner
Welcome Home, Darling June 10–11; 16–18 Don Smith
Godspell September 16–17; 22–24
Lunch Hour November 11–12; 17–19 Jean Ecker
1984
Show Dates Director
The Gingerbread Lady March 2–3; 8–10 Nancy Fasnacht
Deathtrap May 4–5; 10–12 Jim Watson
Ernest In Love September 14–15; 20–22 Ron Schloyer
Centerfold JFC October 11-12; 19-20 Jean Ecker
Good Night Ladies November 9–10; 15–17 Ann Watson
1985
Show Dates Director
An Evening of Three One-Act Plays March 1–2; 7–9 Jim Watson
Promenade, All May 10–11; 16–18 Mari Garrett
Dutch Treat June 28–29
Season’s Greetings September 13–14; 19–21
Once Upon a Mattress November 15–16; 21–23
1986
Show Dates Director
Don’t Drink the Water March 7–8; 13–15 Jack Shue
Subject to Change May 9–10; 15–17 Jean Ecker
Lullaby September 12–13; 18–20
Done to Death November 14–15; 20–22
1987
Show Dates Director
Crimes of the Heart March 6–7; 12–14 Nancy Fasnacht
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum May 8–9; 14–16 Ron Schloyer
How the Other Half Loves September 12–12; 17–19
Some Enchanted Evening November 13–14; 19–21 Ron Schloyer
1988
Show Dates Director
The Good Doctor March 4–5; 10–12 Dennis Smyers
Guys and Dolls May 13–14; 19–21
The Mousetrap September 9–10; 15–17 Anthe Gent
Saving Grace November 11–12; 17–19
1989
Show Dates Director
Romantic Comedy March 3–4; 9–11
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat May 5–6; 11–13 Ron Schloyer
She Loves Me September 7–9; 14–16 David Gent
Broadway Bound November 9–11; 16–17 Janice Mazzaro
1990
Show Dates Director
Play On March 1–3; 8–10 Dennis Smyers
Brigadoon May 10–12; 17–19
Tintypes July 3–7 Mari Garrett
Annie September 6–9; 13–15 Jim Watson
I Ought To Be In Pictures November 8–10; 15–17 Mari Garrett
1991
Show Dates Director
Absurd Person Singular March 7–9; 14–16 Nancy Fasnacht
Irene May 9–11; 16–18 Sally Chase
Greater Tuna September 5–7; 12–14 Jim Watson
Papa Is All November 7–9; 14–16 Jean Ecker
1992
Show Dates Director
Steel Magnolias March 5–7; 12–14 “Mike Dows and Judy Clark
Anything Goes May 7–9; 14–16 Sally Chase
Nunsense September 10–12; 17–19 Jim Watson
Home Free November 12–14; 19–21 Audrey Landi and Bill Montgomery
1993
Show Dates Director
Harvey March 4–6; 11–13 Jean Ecker
Wonderful Town May 6–8; 13–15 Sally Chase
Nunsense II September 9–11; 16–18 Chuck Lambert
Game Show November 11–13; 18–20 Dave Trump
1994
Show Dates Director
The Girl in the Freudian Slip March 3–5; 10–12 Audrey Landi
70 Girls 70 May 12–14; 19–20 Sally Chase
The Hand That Cradles the Rock September 8–10; 15–17 Jessica Staub and Jim Watson
6 Rms Riv Vu November 10–12; 17–19 Mari Garrett
1995
Show Dates Director
Love Letters March 2–4; 9–11 Jim Berwager
Meet Me in St. Louis May 11–13; 18–20 Sally Chase
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s September 7–9; 14–16 John Spangler and Chris Noel
The Foreigner November 9–11; 16–18
1996
Show Dates Director
Arsenic and Old Lace March 7–9; 14–16 Jean Ecker
Crazy For You May 9–12; 16–18 Sally Chase
Two By Two July 18–20; 25–27 Mari Garrett
Dracula September 12–14; 19–21 John Spangler
Cemetery Club November 7–9; 14–16 Marcia Wilson
1997
Show Dates Director
Funny Money March 6–8; 13–15 Jean Ecker
42nd Street May 8–11; 15–17 Sally Chase
Barefoot in the Park July 24–27 Mike McMaster
Les Belles Soeurs September 11–13; 18–20 Marcia Becker
Little Shop of Horrors November 13–15; 20–22 Jessica Staub
1998
Show Dates Director
Out of Order March 12–14; 19–21 Chris Noel
Will Rogers Follies May 7–10; 14–16 Sally Chase
Plaza Suite July 23–26 Mike McMaster
The Silver Whistle September 10–13; 17–19 Marcia Becker
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs November 12–15; 19–21 Jessica Staub and Duane Bull
1999
Show Dates Director
Ten Little Indians March 11–13; 18–20 John Spangler
No No Nanette May 6–8; 13–15
Come Blow Your Horn September Mike McMaster
Greetings November Mari Garrett
2000
Show Dates Director
Deathtrap March John Spangler
Forever Plaid May Sally Chase
Quilters July 12–16 Mari Garrett
Lend Me A Tenor September
Sunshine Boys November
2001
Show Dates Director
Charley’s Aunt March
Smoke on the Mountain May
Dirty Work at the Crossroads September
Sanders Family Christmas November
2002
Show Dates Director
Over the River and Through the Woods March Ron Schloyer
My Three Angels May Sally Chase
The Fantastiks July
Moon Over Buffalo September 12–14; 19–21
Ron’s Show November
2003
Show Dates Director
See How They Run March 13–15; 20–22
The Odd Couple (female version) May 15–17; 22–24
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown July 18–20; 25–27
The WIZ September 27–29; October 2–4
A Dicken’s Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts December 4–6; 11–13
2004
Show Dates Director
Something’s Afoot March 18–20; 25–27
On Golden Pond May 13–15; 20–22
Big September 23–30; October 1–2
Nuncrackers December 2–4; 9–11
2005
Show Dates Director
God’s Favorite March 10–12; 17–19 Janet Pfeiffer
The Dining Room May 12–14; 19–21
Godspell September 15–17; 22–24
Nunsense Jamboree December 10–12; 17–19
2006
Show Dates Director
100 Years of Broadway March
Weekend Comedy May 11–13; 18–20
Li’l Abner September 14–16; 21–23 Audrey Landi
Faith County November 9–11; 16–18
2007
Show Dates Director
The Underpants March 15–17; 22–24 Mark Francheschini
How the Other Half Loves May 10–12; 17–19 Sally Chase
Pirates of Penzance September 27–29; October 4–6
Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming November 29–30; December 1; 6–8
2008
Show Dates Director
Dilemmas with Dinner March 20–22; 27–29 Mark Francheschini
Sylvia May 15–17; 22–24 Sally Chase
Forever Plaid September 11–13, 18–20
Greetings December 4–6, 11–13
2009
Show Dates Director
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum March 5–7, 12–14
Lend Me A Tenor May 7–9, 14–16
The Odd Couple September 10–13, 17–19
Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) December 10–13, 17–19 Jim Watson
2010
Show Dates Director
Mack and Mabel March 18–22, 25–27
Lost In Yonkers May 13–16, 20–22 Robert Brown
Wally’s Café September Sally Chase
Children Of Eden November Jim Watson
2011
Show Dates Director
Murder By The Book April 14–17, 21–23 Linda Smith
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee July 14–17, 21–23 Robert Brown
Steel Magnolias September 15–18, 22–24 Duane Bull
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) November 10–13, 17–19 Sally Chase
2012
Show Dates Director
Vanities April 19–22, 26–28 Jim Watson
Guys and Dolls July 12–15, 19–21 Audrey Landi and Nikki Bull
Nunsense September 13–16, 20–22 Jim Watson
Sex Please — We’re Sixty November 8–11, 15–17 Erin DiNello
2013
Show Dates Director
The Fox On The Fairway April 11–14, 18–20 Ken Berry
Snoopy! The Musical July 11–14, 18–20 Sally Chase
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change September 12-15, 19-21 Charlie Beard
Over the River and Through the Woods November 14-17, 21-23 Jim Watson
2014
Show Dates Director
Sin, Sex & the C.I.A. April 3–6, 10–12 Erin DiNello
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings July 10–13, 17–19 Sally Chase
Barefoot in the Park September 12-14, 18-21 Robert Brown
Sylvia November 14-16, 20-23 Sally Chase
2015
Show Dates Director
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress April 10-12, 16-19 Jeremy Slagle
Bingo! The Winning Musical July 10-12, 16-19 Charlie Beard
Last of the Red Hot Lovers Sept. 11-13, 17-20 Beau Bowden
Run for Your Wife Nov. 13-15, 19-22 Mark Franceschini
2016
Show Dates Director
Little Shop of Horrors April 8-10, 14-17 Jeremy Slagle
Weekend Comedy July 8-10, 14-17 Sally Chase
The Old People Are Revolting Sept. 9-11, 15-18 Beau Bowden
The Oldest Profession Nov. 11-13, 17-20 Courtney McDougall
2017
Show Dates Director
Incorruptible Charlie Beard
Funny Business Sally Chase
The MOMologues Brian Shea
Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother Charlie Beard
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