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Gamut Theatre Group is the combined Theatre Company of the Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre and the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company. Our mission is to tell classic stories in new & exciting ways. We strive to present quality theatric performances for the enrichment of Central Pennsylvania by making theatre accessible in a way that educates, entertains, and inspires adults and children alike.
Each year, Gamut gives 250 performances to 30,000 people, and 20,000 students enjoy our theatre school classes, workshops, residencies, and shows. Over our 22 year history, we have cumitivley reached 500,000 adults and children through our touring and educational programs. Gamut also hosts and participates in community outreach programs including Free Shakespeare in the Park, and KIDSFEST. We have been recognized by the press and public for the quality of our productions, and the breadth of our programs. Gamut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and an Educational Improvement Organization as approved by the PA DCED Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program through which Gamut is eligible to receive corporate donations.
We are located on the third floor of Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg. This innovative theatre space seats 100 patrons on three sides of the performance stage, bringing the action and drama close to the audience and creating an intimate viewing experience. Most notably distinguished by the three levels of scaffolding that line its theatre walls, ‘The Gamut’ is one of the most unique performance facilities in the area and has often been compared to an off-Broadway space.
It seems that no one can teach the spoiled princess how to behave a little nicer. Then one day when she is playing with her ball down by the pond, she meets a mysterious frog – a mysterious, talking frog! Can he succeed where mere mortals fail?
Perhaps the best-loved story in all of China is coming to the Young Acting Company stage! Gamut Theatre Group’s Young Acting Company will present Journey to the West, adapted by Sean Adams, on February 21 at the Sunoco Performance Theater in the Whitaker Center. The classic Chinese tale will be performed at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale January 20, 2015.
“What piece of work is a man?” Hamlet is one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Gamut Theatre’s brand new interpretation deals with the most compelling of the plays themes: philosophy, revenge, morality, psychosis, and suicide through the eye of the adolescent. A modern version of this age old play is sure to intrigue and challenge anyone with the question, “To be, or not to be?”
The National New Play Network (NNPN) in Washington, D.C., has chosen Gamut Theatre Group as one of three theaters across the country to premiere Women Playing Hamlet, written by William Missouri Downs. The play opens March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Gamut Classic Theatre, and runs through March 29 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $27. Seniors and student tickets are $17. For ticket reservations please call 238-4111 or email Info@GamutTheatre.org.
“Who’s that clomping on my bridge?!” Watch this not-so-scary bridge troll as he tries to file a police report against some very silly goats. This “crime drama” is performed in the style of the classic TV show, Dragnet . Join Detective Saturday as he gathers the facts and solves the crime. He may be super serious, but you’ll be laughing from start to finish!
Come help the Emperor learn the value of honesty, integrity, and self confidence. This revealing comedy will keep you in stitches!
Gamut Theatre Group is a proud member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Harrisburg Area Theatre Alliance, Theatre Communications Group, & National New Play Network.