The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $67, you get one subscription to Theatre Harrisburg's 2011–2012 season, which runs from September 22, 2011, to June 17, 2012 (a $135 value). All productions take place at either the Whitaker Center or the Krevsky Center. You must redeem today's Groupon by September 8.
Join Theatre Harrisburg as it celebrates its 85th year of devising diverse and high-quality theatrical productions. Season subscribers can attend all five of the company’s main-stage productions, allowing them to feel as privileged as a crab apple on a banana tree. From November 4 to November 20, the holidays are celebrated with A Christmas Story, which follows a young boy’s quest to prove that Santa Claus is really a Thanksgiving turkey in disguise. Indulge pop-music inclinations as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat graces the Whitaker Center stage from February 3 to February 19, or sprinkle fingernails with cinnamon sugar to heighten the nail-biting thrills of Dial M for Murder at the Krevsky Center from March 23 to April 1.
Theatre Harrisburg has always had community at its heart. Born in the "Little Theatre Movement" of the 1920s, the first place it called home was the basement of the Harrisburg Public Library. It was there that Mrs. Peters, president of the Women's University Club, gathered nine other women to discuss the creation of a volunteer-based company that could produce quality plays. And the women took action. For decades volunteers on and off the stage bounced from venue to venue putting on shows such as The Dover Road, until 1950, when it found its first home at Sixth and Hurlock in uptown. Then, in 1997, the Theatre made a commitment to be the resident company at the new Whitaker Center. Still, whether putting musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show or non-musical dramas, such as a version of Death of a Salesman with all the tap numbers taken out, Theatre Harrisburg relies on the talent of the community.