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.


2016-2017 Romeo and Juliet

“Did my heart love till now?”  Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Romeo and Juliet.   One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, this tale of star-crossed lovers follows the exuberant and volatile story of Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague as their young love rises above the contempt of their feuding families.

Recommended for ages 12 and up, Romeo and Juliet 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 seven highly–talented actors, runs 75 minutes, and each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience.


On Tour

Romeo and Juliet is available on tour October 2016-July 2017. 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:

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”!


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.

 


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

 

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”!

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”!

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!

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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!  

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!

 

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!  

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!  


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