Educational Outreach

Harrisburg Shakespeare Company

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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.


2018-2019 Julius Caesar

“Beware the Ides of March...” 

Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly anticipated educational outreach production of Julius Caesar. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Julius Caesar depicts the political conspiracy that leads to the assassination of one of the most powerful and successful leaders of the Roman Empire and the aftermath of this chilling historical event. The play explores hubris vs. humility and friendship vs. patriotism: “Et tu, Brute?”

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 seven highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and features driving music, stylized interpretation, and dramatic fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions. Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with the actors. Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.


On Tour

The Educational Engagement Production is available on tour November - July.
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:

ALADDIN

One of the most famous tales from Arabian Nights, the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp has entertained all ages for hundreds of years.  Join Aladdin and his super-powered Genie as he learns an important lesson in responsibility. Can Aladdin outwit the evil Fazeem and win the heart of the beautiful princess?  Remember, be careful what you wish for!


TALES FROM ANCIENT GREECE

Old stories are made new in Popcorn Hat’s hilarious adaptation of the classic Greek myths. Meet famous characters such as Hercules, Pandora, Zeus, Persephone, and King Midas with his golden touch!   Laugh and learn about some of the most famous stories from our past!


IN-HOUSE PERFORMANCES FOR GROUPS

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

 

Aladdin - September 12-22, 2018

One of the most famous tales from Arabian Nights, the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp has entertained all ages for hundreds of years.  Join Aladdin and his super-powered Genie as he learns an important lesson in responsibility. Can Aladdin outwit the evil Fazeem and win the heart of the beautiful princess?  Remember, be careful what you wish for!

Jack and the Beanstalk - October 10-27, 2018

Jack’s mama surely didn’t expect beans in exchange for her old cow, Betsy Lou, but when a beanstalk sprouts overnight that reaches into the clouds, little do they know what adventures await! Join Jack, the captive princess, and the Goose that lays the golden eggs as they try to escape from the Giant. Sometimes believing in magic (beans, that is) really can make all your dreams come true!

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - November 28-December 15, 2018

Join us for the Popcorn Hat Premier of The Steadfast Tin Solider!

Tales From Ancient Greece - January 16-26, 2019

Old stories are made new in Popcorn Hat’s hilarious adaptation of the classic Greek myths. Meet famous characters such as Hercules, Pandora, Zeus, Persephone, and King Midas with his golden touch!   Laugh and learn about some of the most famous stories from our past!

The Frog Prince - March 14-30, 2019

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?

Puss In Boots - May 1-18, 2019

Melvin, an earnest romantic and self-described "bad poet" wishes to court the local Princess, however, he is poor and not of her social standing. His clever cat, Puss, weaves a master plan to trick the young lady into believing that his master is actually the dashing Lord of Carabas. Much confusion and mistaken identity ensue! Will Melvin get the Princess? Will Puss save the day? Will the Princess like Melvin's bad poetry? Come and find out!

Beauty and the Beast - July 10-August 17th, 2019

Melvin, an earnest romantic and self-described "bad poet" wishes to court the local Princess, however, he is poor and not of her social standing. His clever cat, Puss, weaves a master plan to trick the young lady into believing that his master is actually the dashing Lord of Carabas. Much confusion and mistaken identity ensue! Will Melvin get the Princess? Will Puss save the day? Will the Princess like Melvin's bad poetry? Come and find out!


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