HARRISBURG SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Educational Outreach 

Every year Harrisburg Shakespeare Company produces a comprehensible, edited version of a Shakespeare play and tours it to middle and high schools for the entire school year. Each production is the original Shakespearean text with narrations added to make it really easy for students and adults alike to understand

Comprehensive and informative study guides are available for use in conjunction with the performance. Gamut Theatre Group also offers a variety of workshops at middle school through college levels. For more information on workshops please click here.


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2017-2018 Macbeth

Something wicked this way comes…”  Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Macbeth.  One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Macbeth follows the rise and fall of a Scottish lord-turned-King, whose ambition turns him into a brutal murderer consumed by the dark arts.  The play also explores the concept of fate vs. personal responsibility.

Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by five highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and features dramatic sword fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions.  Each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience.  Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.


On Tour

Macbeth is available on tour November 2017-July 2018. Auditoriums or open large spaces are preferred. Outdoor performances are available–extra fees apply.

For more information, and to schedule a performance, please contact our Box Office at 717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org


POPCORN HAT PLAYERS

ON TOUR, IN-HOUSE GROUPS & PRIVATE PARTIES

Each season the Popcorn Hat Players take two of their shows on tour! The Players are the perfect entertainment for daycare groups, school groups, and birthday parties! All shows performed by Popcorn Hat Players run 30-45 minutes in length, and are appropriate for preschool ages up to 6th grade. They are also great family shows, because parents and older brothers and sisters love the shows as much as the youngsters do!


SHOWS ON TOUR THIS YEAR:

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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!”


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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!


IN-HOUSE PERFORMANCES FOR GROUPS

Performances available by request Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. for groups of 20 or more. For more information and to schedule a group please contact our Resident Theatre Manager at (717) 238-4111 or gamut.rtm@gmail.com

 

Don't miss Washington Irving's classic American tale as it comes to life on the Gamut stage this September! Follow the naive Ichabod Crane into the haunted, isolated, and bewitched village of Sleepy Hollow, where fear and superstition bend reality and old ghosts wait for darkness.

Don't miss Washington Irving's classic American tale as it comes to life on the Gamut stage this September! Follow the naive Ichabod Crane into the haunted, isolated, and bewitched village of Sleepy Hollow, where fear and superstition bend reality and old ghosts wait for darkness.

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!

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!

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?

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?

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.

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.

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!

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!

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”.

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”.

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!”

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!”


For more information, please contact our Box Office at
717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org