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Kidsfest at the Harrisburg Artsfest, Riverfront Park
May
26
to May 28

Kidsfest at the Harrisburg Artsfest, Riverfront Park

Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Monday, May 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Kidsfest is the children’s section of Artsfest hosted by Gamut Theatre Group’s Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre each year. Kidsfest features vendors selling items such as food, toys, games, and arts that have a child-friendly focus. Kidsfest has a stage featuring performers between 12-5 each day, including the Popcorn Hat Players! Admission to Kidsfest and Artsfest is free, and brings in people from all over Central Pennsylvania each year. 

Kidsfest is located at the far end of Artsfest near the Market Street walking bridge. For more information please contact Gabriella DeCarli by calling (717) 238-4111 or by email Gabriella@GamutTheatre.org

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Popcorn Hat Players Present Aesop's Fables
Jun
6
to Jun 16

Popcorn Hat Players Present Aesop's Fables

A delightful assortment of Aesop’s famous fables! From “The Cat Maiden” to “The Two Frogs” to “The Ant and the Grasshopper”, children will laugh at the antics of Aesop’s crazy characters and learn some valuable lessons along the way! Did you know that each of Aesop’s fables has a moral? Some of the famous ones in this play include “Think Before You Answer,” “Don’t Be Greedy,” and “Look Before You Leap!”

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at
(717) 238-4111

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Popcorn Hat Players Present Hansel and Gretel
Jul
12
to Aug 18

Popcorn Hat Players Present Hansel and Gretel

Its time for our BIG Summer Popcorn Hat Production! Our production of this classic fairy tale has a "twist": We set the story in the 1950s, so there's classic dancing, exciting production numbers and of course, the Hand Jive! It's very Coolsville.

Thursdays at 10:00am and Saturdays at 1:00pm!

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111

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Popcorn Hat Players Present The Little Mermaid
May
2
to May 19

Popcorn Hat Players Present The Little Mermaid

The famed fairy tale by Hans Christen Andersen finally gets the Popcorn Hat treatment!  The young princess falls in love with a handsome prince.  The only problem?  She is a mermaid, and he's not the best swimmer.  The mermaid gives up everything she has - including her beautiful voice - for a chance to win the prince's heart.  Can true love conquer all ... even sea sickness?

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111

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Popcorn Hat Players Present Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Mar
7
to Mar 24

Popcorn Hat Players Present Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks is a truly charming Popcorn Hat classic, with some fun twists and turns to the familiar tale! You can help Popcorn Hat Players teach a precocious little girl to respect the property of others. Of course, the story turns out “just right”.

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111

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Popcorn Hat Players Present Little Red Riding Hood
Jan
10
to Jan 20

Popcorn Hat Players Present Little Red Riding Hood

Help the precocious Little Red stay on the right path and watch out for the Big Bad Wolf! Will the Woodcutter save the day? Silly songs and dances will keep your toes a tappin’ in this classic that will have you laughing all the way to Grandma’s house!

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111

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25th Annual New Years Eve Party For Children!
Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

25th Annual New Years Eve Party For Children!

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Join the Popcorn Hat Players for our 25th annual New Year’s Eve Party for children where we countdown to NOON instead of midnight! The party is so big it’s held at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center. Tickets include admission to the show, noisemakers, party hats, and a Hawaiian lei. Enjoy this year’s show, The Ugly Duckling! 

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the performance will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Early bird tickets Nov. 10–30, $10 Dec. 1–31 tickets, $12

Tickets at GamutTheatre.org or 717-238-4111

This event sells out every year; we highly recommend you reserve tickets in advance.

And don't forget to purchase your Ugly Duckling Cast Photo Postcard, the perfect New Year's Eve souvenir! Purchase online ahead of time and your postcard can be mailed to you or held at will call. After the show, the cast of Ugly Duckling will be in the lobby to autograph post cards!

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A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol
Nov
29
to Dec 16

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale gets the Popcorn Hat treatment! It’s almost Christmas, and everyone is looking forward to the holiday...well, almost everyone. Join all the characters you know (and some you don’t!) as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys through an extraordinary Christmas Eve!

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at
(717) 238-4111

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Popcorn Hat Players Present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Oct
11
to Oct 28

Popcorn Hat Players Present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Join the Popcorn Hat Players in this silly, spooky take on the classic American story! Ichabod Crane has moved to the little town of Sleepy Hollow, and is charmed by the fair Katrina Van Tassel. However, he didn’t count on Brom Bones making trouble! Will Ichabod and Brom ever get along? Will Katrina live happily ever after with Ichabod? Is there such a thing as a Headless Horseman? Get all these answers and more when you come along on this Halloween adventure!

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Ugly Duckling
Jul
12
to Aug 19

The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Ugly Duckling

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays at 1:00pm!

Wednesday, August 9th and 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Ticket reservation recommended. (717) 238-4111

With a loving nod to 80s movies, the Popcorn Hat Players take on the beloved tale by Hans Christian Andersen.  It’s Duckie’s first day at a new school, and he doesn’t know where he fits in.  With the help of some of his new classmates, Duckie learns that the best way to make new friends is by being kind and being yourself!  

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present Rollicking Ripsnorters: American Tall Tales
Jun
7
to Jun 17

The Popcorn Hat Players Present Rollicking Ripsnorters: American Tall Tales

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

Join us for a little “down home” laughter as we look back in history to a time when the tales were as big as the American imagination!  This show features the tales of Pecos Bill, Slue-Foot Sue, John Henry and Paul Bunyan and uses many volunteers from the audience to help tell these tall tales from our American heritage.

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present Pinocchio
Apr
19
to May 11

The Popcorn Hat Players Present Pinocchio

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

This classic tale of a wooden boy that dreams of being real is a favorite at Popcorn Hat Players.  Experience the journey as Pinocchio meets up with a hilarious duo of trouble.  Your nose won’t grow a single inch when you tell your friends what a great time you had!

 

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PHP Young Acting Company Presents - The Wonderful Wizard of OZ!
Apr
7
to Apr 9

PHP Young Acting Company Presents - The Wonderful Wizard of OZ!

The Popcorn Hat Players Young Acting Company presents The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by Sean Adams, an original work based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum. The much-beloved tale has been adapted into a full-length play performed by students, ages 6 through 18.

Performances are April 7 – 9, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM at Gamut Theatre in Downtown Harrisburg.  

Follow the adventures of a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog Toto, as they are swept away by a cyclone into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz.  Granted a pair of enchanted silver shoes by the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman, and a Cowardly Lion in her quest to get to the Emerald City and find her way back home.  Many trials await them including battling the Wicked Witch of the West and her Winged Monkeys.  One of America’s most famous and truly loved fairytales!

Directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is composed of both former and current students of the Gamut Theatre Academy, as well as newcomers to the Gamut Theatre.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, staged combat, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, as well as giving the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.

Tickets are $15

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Snow Queen
Mar
8
to Mar 25

The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Snow Queen

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

A powerful story of a young girl's quest, Gerda must search the world over to rescue her best friend, Kay, who has been captured and spirited away by the reputedly wicked and powerful Snow Queen. Along the way she meets a bizarre and colorful array of characters who direct her in her journey ever farther and farther North. Adapted from the original by Hans Christian Anderson, this is a Popcorn Hat show that is an epic journey and a true picture of love and devotion.

 

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Brementown Musicians
Jan
11
to Jan 28

The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Brementown Musicians

The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Brementown Musicians
Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

 

Four misfit animals, a Donkey, a Dog, a Cat, and a Rooster leave their respective homes and former lives to go and become famous musicians. Along their journey, they meet with a wicked robber, and all band together to teach him a lesson in manners.  Now a formidable team, as well as fast friends, will The Brementown Musicians continue to pursue their dreams of fame, fortune, and individual stardom?

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24th Annual Popcorn Hat Players New Year's Eve Party For Children
Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

24th Annual Popcorn Hat Players New Year's Eve Party For Children

Join the Popcorn Hat Players for a New Year’s Eve Party and countdown to NOON instead of midnight! Enjoy this year’s show, Cinderella! The party is so big it’s held at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center. Tickets include admission to the show, noisemakers, party hats, and a Hawaiian lei.

Early bird tickets Nov. 10–30, $10 Dec. 1–31 tickets, $12

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A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol
Nov
30
to Dec 17

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale gets the Popcorn Hat treatment!  It’s almost Christmas, and everyone is looking forward to the holiday...well, almost everyone.  Join all the characters you know (and some you don’t!) as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys through an extraordinary Christmas Eve!

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Oct
12
to Oct 29

The Popcorn Hat Players Present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

Join the Popcorn Hat Players in this silly, spooky take on the classic American story!  Ichabod Crane has moved to the little town of Sleepy Hollow, and is charmed by the fair Katrina Van Tassel.  However, he didn’t count on Brom Bones making trouble!  Will Ichabod and Brom ever get along?  Will Katrina live happily ever after with Ichabod?  Is there such a thing as a Headless Horseman?  Get all these answers and more when you come along on this Halloween adventure!

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The Popcorn Hat Players Present Rapunzel!
Sep
14
to Sep 24

The Popcorn Hat Players Present Rapunzel!

Saturdays at 1:00pm!
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. 

This show is a modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale.  Will the Witch keep Rapunzel forever?  How will the Prince rescue Rapunzel from the tower?   The children from the audience use their own creativity to help tell this story and to make sure that everyone lives “happily ever after”!

 

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Wonder Tales from Around the World
Jun
8
to Jun 18

Wonder Tales from Around the World

June 8-18, 2016

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m! Wednesdays and Thursdays available by request for groups of 20 or more!

An original comedy exploring folk tales from all over the world, featuring 5 different stories from Africa, the Middle East, Ireland and Native America.  This multi-cultural show stresses the importance of reading and uses volunteers from the audience to add variety and spice to the stories!

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Robin Hood
May
11
to May 26

Robin Hood

May 11–26, 2016

Saturdays at 1:00pm! Wednesdays and Thursdays available by request for groups of 20 or more.

Join Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck, and the rest of the Merry Men as they try to save the lovely Maid Marion from the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.  Goofy jokes abound, daring deeds astound, and don’t miss the archery contest finale when this classic tale is brought to life by the Popcorn Hat Players!

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Stone Soup
Feb
17
to Mar 5

Stone Soup

February 17–March 5, 2016
Saturdays at 1:00pm! Wednesdays and Thursdays available by request for groups of 20 or more.

A lonesome Stranger sets out to teach a small town in the Wild West the importance of sharing, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew!

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Sleeping Beauty
Jan
13
to Jan 30

Sleeping Beauty

January 13-30, 2016
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Loosely based on the beloved classic, this adaptation will have you “spinning” with laughter.  Join our bumbling and fumbling Narrator-Turned-Prince, as he tries his best to rise to heroic heights to save the Princess and the sleeping village caught in the spell cast by Fairy Sour Puss!  Modern word play and audience participation make this story a sure hit with the entire kingdom.

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Popcorn Hat Players' New Year's Eve Party for Children
Dec
31
11:00 AM11:00

Popcorn Hat Players' New Year's Eve Party for Children

  • Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Popcorn Hat Players for a New Year’s Eve Party and count down to NOON instead of midnight! Enjoy this year’s show, The Princess & the Pea! The party is so big it’s held at the Sunoco Performance Theater at the Whitaker Center. Tickets include admission to the show, noisemakers, party hats, and a Hawaiian lei.

 

Early bird tickets Nov. 1–30, $10 Dec. 1–31 tickets, $12

For tickets click here, or package with tickets to A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol and save, here!

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A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol
Dec
3
to Dec 19

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol

December 3-19, 2015
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

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Charles Dickens’ timeless tale gets the Popcorn Hat treatment!  It’s almost Christmas, and everyone is looking forward to the holiday...well, almost everyone.  Join all the characters you know (and some you don’t!) as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys through an extraordinary Christmas Eve!

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Popcorn Hat Storytime
Nov
21
2:30 PM14:30

Popcorn Hat Storytime

You are invited to bring the children in your life to hear Harrisburg's finest actors read aloud some of their favorite childhood stories. The readings will begin at 2:30 p.m., but feel free to join us anytime between 2:30 and 4:00. Help yourself to complimentary drinks and snacks, and enjoy a little quiet entertainment away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. This free event is presented by Gamut Theatre Group's Stage Door Series.

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The Popcorn Hat Player's Present: The Princess and the Pea
Jul
15
to Aug 22

The Popcorn Hat Player's Present: The Princess and the Pea

July 15-August 22, 2015

Performances Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (July 30 performance is sold out)

Tickets $8 at (717) 238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org

It was a dark and stormy night… when a knock was heard on the castle door!  The beautiful stranger that appears claims to be a princess, but is she?  A crafty queen, a good-hearted king, a love-sick prince, and a bumbling court fool put her through a series of tests to see if she really is who she claims to be.  And it all comes down to a single pea!  This delightful and goofy fairy tale is sure to “appease” everyone!

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