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"PAW Patrol Live!" To Visit Hershey October 19, 2017

PAW Patrol Live! will present "The Great Pirate Adventure" at Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave., on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 2018.

Mayor Goodway is getting everything ready for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay when Cap'n Turbot falls into a cavern. Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map. The pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway before Mayor Humdinger can get it.

To purchase tickets, readers may visit the Hershey Theatre box office, call 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000, or visit or More information about the production is available at


Family Of Musicians Plans Concerts October 19, 2017

The Roland Zimmerman Family will perform gospel music in concerts at two local retirement homes in November. The concerts are open to the public.

One performance will be on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the activity room at Colonial Lodge Retirement Community, 2015 N. Reading Road, Denver. The second will take place on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Farm Crest Gathering Room at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata.

For more information, readers may call the Zimmermans at 717-354-6804.


The Trust Will Present Special Events October 19, 2017

The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster, will host several events in celebration of the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania. For a full listing of events, readers may visit

The Yang Yang - Xun Pan Piano Duet will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Yang Yang is from Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. She participated in the Russian Arts Program, funded by the China Scholarship Council, and earned her master's degree at the Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Conservatory in Russia. Pan is professor of piano and director of keyboard studies and Pre-College Music Division at Millersville University of Pennsylvania's Music Department and is a visiting professor at many universities and conservatories in China. The event is open to the public.

The Lancaster Bible College Chamber Singers will perform a 10th anniversary concert on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. The program will feature this year's ensemble performing favorite repertoire from the past decade as chosen by Chamber Singers alumni. The concert will end with a rousing finale performed by Chamber Singers, both past and present. The concert is free, but tickets are required.

The Sisterhood of Composer/Performers (Annie Neikirk, Sabrina Clarke, and Krystal Folkestad Grant) will present a program exclusively featuring piano music by women on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Repertoire will include new works for piano by Neikirk, Grant, and Clarke. Pianists Clarke and Grant will also perform music by Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Ailem Carvajal. The event is open to the public.

For more information, readers may visit or call 717-208-7835.


College Plans Performances October 18, 2017

York College's Division of Music will present faculty artist and flutist Alicia Kosack on Friday, Oct. 27, and the York College Rock Band on Monday, Oct. 30. The performances will take place on the campus of York College, 441 Country Club Road, York.

Kosack's recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. From the exotic sounds of Ian Clarke's "Spiral Lament" to Anne Boyd's gamelan-inspired "Bali Moods," Kosack and faculty colleague and pianist Kenneth Osowski will present a recital of flute soundscapes.

The York College Rock Band will present a Black Sabbath tribute at 7:30 p.m. in Waldner Performing Arts Center. The concert will also feature a classic rock cover band presenting a diverse set list that everyone in the audience can enjoy.

Both performances are free and open to the public. For more details, readers may visit


Indian Summer Jars Plans Concert October 17, 2017

Indian Summer Jars (ISJ) will perform at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, on Saturday, Oct. 28. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Honoring styles of folk, blues, bluegrass, and gospel, ISJ creates a sound featuring harmonies and vocals reminiscent of Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant. The group's songs are inspired by travel, experience, growth and change. Though it is typically seen performing as a quartet, the band plays in configurations ranging from two to six musicians.

ISJ has been playing in the eastern United States for eight years, including performances on the stages of MusikFest in Bethlehem; 30A Songwriters Festival in South Walton, Fla.; The Saint in Asbury Park, N.J.; The Purple Fiddle in Thomas, W.Va.; and The Blockley in Philadelphia. ISJ also has had radio airplay and recognition by NPR and Virginia Tech Radio. ISJ has shared stages with Vicki Genfan, Joe Stevens from Coyote Grace, Liz Longley, and Nahko and Medicine for the People.

Admission to the event is free. Emmaus Road Cafe offers coffee beverages, Italian sodas, and baked goods for sale. Emmaus Road Cafe can be contacted at or 717-478-3672.


Ensemble To Present Poetry, Music October 11, 2017

Kenòr will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at The Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster. Kenòr is a modern chamber music ensemble featuring Christopher Brooks, violin; Lj Palmer, hand percussion; and John Milosich, accordion and vocals. The word kenòr is modern Hebrew for "violin." King David played the kenòr, occasionally translated as lyre, which was some kind of string instrument.

On Oct. 24, the ensemble will present poetry by Brooks and improvised world music. The performance will be under an hour long and will be acoustic, with no amplification. Children are welcome. The material is serious but appropriate for children. The performance will be part of the Governor's Awards for the Arts Series. Tickets are available for a donation.

For further information, readers may contact the Trust Performing Arts Center at 717-208-7835 or visit

More details about the Governor's Awards for the Arts are available at


Moscow Ballet Coming To School October 11, 2017

Fifty fifth-graders at the York City School District Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy will learn Russian folk dance from a member of the Moscow Ballet in a free interactive workshop on Friday, Oct. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in the theater at Edgar Fahs Smith, 701 Texas Ave., York. The program is provided through a partnership of the York City School District, StARTSomething Arts in Education, and the Moscow Ballet New Horizons youth outreach program.

During the workshop, the fifth grade students will work with a highly-trained Moscow ballerina in movement, Russian folk dance, and a culture workshop. The New Horizons interactive workshops are designed to open children's awareness to the fantastic physical prowess and artistry of the company, as well as the celebration of peace and cultural diversity in the ballet.

The interactive workshop at the STEAM Academy is the first of a three-part Moscow Ballet New Horizons program taking place on Oct. 20. Anna Radik of the Moscow Ballet will also host a cultural immersion workshop with 50 middle and high school Weary Performing Arts students at the York Jewish Community Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and she will pose for a figure drawing class for local artists at the York Art Association from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Moscow Ballet New Horizons Program will take place ahead of the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 25th anniversary performance on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Pullo Performing Arts Center.

The stARTSomething Arts In Education program is one of 14 arts-in-education partnerships in Pennsylvania with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Part of the Cultural Alliance of York County, the stARTSomething Arts In Education program promotes arts-based learning throughout Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York counties. Schools, community organizations, and senior centers are invited to collaborate with highly trained teaching artists to custom-design learning experiences for their site. For more information, readers may visit or call the Cultural Alliance of York County at 717-812-9255.


Popcorn Players Set "Sleepy Hollow" October 6, 2017

Popcorn Hat Players will be performing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at Gamut Theatre, 15 N. Fourth St., Harrisburg, through Saturday, Oct. 28. This is the group's 25th anniversary season.

Performances will take place on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Groups of 20 or more may request performances on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Performances will take place on the Mainstage.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at For more information, readers may contact Gabriella DeCarli at or 717-238-4111.


Church Posts Christmas Musical October 4, 2017

Grace Covenant Church, 444 Creamery Way, Exton, invites residents of the Downingtown and Exton areas to take part in the Christmas musical "Hope!" by composer Joel Raney.

Rehearsals will take place each Tuesday from 7:45 to 9 p.m. beginning on Oct. 17, and a rehearsal CD, along with the score, will be given to all singers. The concert will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m.

The cantata, which tells the story of Christ's birth, features gospel-style music, with orchestration by Ed Hogan. Jean Reid is the director.

For more information, readers may call Reid at 610-924-7282.


Miskie Will Perform October 4, 2017

Singer-songwriter Matt Miskie will perform at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, on Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors will open at 7 p.m, and the music will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Miskie's repertoire is comprised largely of singer/songwriter, folk-rock and classic rock of the 1960s and 1970s intermixed with traditional American and Celtic ballads. A typical performance will include selections from John Denver, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, and many more.

Miskie's performance credits include support concerts for Tom Rush, Tom Chapin, and Dave Mason. Over the years, he has been a featured performer at many major arts festivals and has performed at venues and events from North Carolina to Wisconsin.

Admission to the event is free. The cafe offers coffee drinks, Italian sodas and baked goods for sale. For more information, readers may email or call 717-478-3672.


Fulton Theatre Posts Awards October 3, 2017

The Fulton Theatre recently announced its second annual Robert Fulton Awards. Affectionately known as the "Robbies," the awards showcase and honor the great talent that has performed on the Fulton's stage during the 2016-17 season.

Recipients of the Robbies are Production (Best Studio): "Veronica's Room;" Production (Best Mainstage): Disney's "Beauty and the Beast;" Production (Best Family): "Big, The Musical;" Best Director Mainstage: Marc Robin, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Director Studio: Marc Robin, ("Veronica's Room"); Best Director Family: Randall Frizado, ("Big, The Musical"); Best Choreography: Marc Robin, (Disney's "Newsies"); Best Actor Play: Abhi Katyal, (Amir, "Disgraced"); Best Actor Musical: Matt Farcher, (Jack Kelly, Disney's "Newsies"); Best Actress Play: Jane Ridley, (Carol, "4000 Days"); Best Actress Musical: Lexi Rabadi, (Belle, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Actor Family: Kevin Murray, (Big Josh Baskin, "Big, The Musical"); and Best Actress Family: Lauren Elledge, (Alice, "Alice in Wonderland").

Awards were also given to Best Featured Actor Musical: Blake Stadnik, (Crutchie, Disney's "Newsies"); Best Featured Actress Musical: Katie Sina, (Babette, Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Featured Actor Family: Andrew Kindig, (The Mouse King, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"); Best Featured Actress Family (Tie): Sierra Naomi, (The Snow Queen, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas") and Katie Sina, (Dormouse, "Alice in Wonderland"); Best Scenic Design: Tom Ryan, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Costume Design: Ryan J. Moller, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Lighting Design: Jesse Klug, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); Best Sound Design: Jacob Mishler, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"); and Best Prop Design: Katelin Walsko, (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast").

The Fulton Theatre performs in the national historic landmark Fulton Opera in Lancaster. For more information or to purchase tickets, readers may call 717.397.7425 or visit


Church Posts Gospel Music Concert

Independent Bible Church of Sand Beach, 216 Canal St., Hummelstown, will host a concert by the Messiah's Messengers on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The group has been performing Southern gospel music since 1972.

The community is invited.


Gretna Theatre Sets Writing Workshops September 28, 2017

Gretna Theatre has announced that it will present a new series of the Creative Journey, formerly Creative Aging, workshops at Londonderry Village, 1200 Grubb Road, Palmyra. The workshops will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 4, and a performance of the finished work will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15. All sessions will be held at Londonderry Village in Palmyra.

The Creative Journey workshop is a writing residency led by Gretna Theatre teaching artist Janice Hughes Gunnells with the goal of getting participants to document their lives through writing. Throughout the series of workshops, participants engage in improvisational acting exercises that are designed to focus on memory and creativity. Participants write about iconic moments in their lives, and their finished works are transformed into a theatrical presentation by Gunnells and performed by professional actors. The series was previously presented at Londonderry Village in the spring.

For more information about the Creative Journey workshops, readers may contact Mary Lee Harpel at Information about other Gretna Theatre education programs is available at or by calling 717-964-3322.

Gretna Theatre's mission is to create community by producing and presenting live, professional theater that engages, transforms, entertains and educates.


Sauder Appointed To MCCL Board September 28, 2017

Dean Sauder has been appointed to the board of the Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster (MCCL).

Sauder holds a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Lebanon Valley College and has taught music in the Manheim Township School District and at Lancaster Mennonite High School, where he currently teaches Bible and theater and coaches the Odyssey of the Mind team.

Sauder has been involved in theater, having performed, directed, and assisted at numerous venues including local professional theaters, Lebanon Valley College, and the Susquehanna Stage Company. For two and a half years, he toured nationally and internationally with Up With People, an educational organization whose mission is to inspire young people, break down cultural barriers, and create global understanding through volunteer service and a musical show.

The 160-voice choir includes Carol Choir for children in grades two through five, Concert Choir for youths in grades six through eight, Chamber Choir for students in grades nine through 12, and Men's Ensemble, featuring the males in Chamber Choir. In addition to the auditioned performing choirs, MCCL offers two non-auditioned classes: Prelude Music for kindergartners through second-graders and Choristers I and II for children in second through eighth grades.

The mission of MCCL is training children and youths to glorify Jesus Christ through excellent choral singing. The choir's repertoire reflects the musical diversity of the church around the world and through time. The choirs and the Prelude Music program are open to children from all church backgrounds and are sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite School as a service to the community.


Chorus To Perform At Cloister September 28, 2017

The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata, on Sunday, Oct. 8. Short concerts at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. will be offered in the original Meetinghouse where the music was first sung more than 250 years ago. The concerts are included with regular admission to the museum, with guided tours offered throughout the day.

In addition to works written at Ephrata, the 20-minute programs will offer works from other early American communities such as the Shakers and the Moravians. Historical commentary on the music will help to provide context for the music and its historical background.

Historic Ephrata Cloister is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with support from the Ephrata Cloister Associates. More information can be found at or by calling 717-733-6600. Persons with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodation should call in advance to discuss their needs. Pennsylvania TDD relay service is available at 800-654-5984.


Choir Plans Concert Season September 26, 2017

The Susquehanna Chorale has announced its 2017-18 concert season. The year's season, themed "Letting Our Spirits Soar," will include the group's Candlelight Christmas concerts. The chorale is a nationally acclaimed adult chamber choir ensemble of 38 auditioned singers directed by Linda L. Tedford.

The Youth Choral Festival will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. at the High Center at Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Mechanicsburg. The intergenerational event will feature performances by the 150 voices of the chorale's educational choirs for children, youths, and young women, as well as the Susquehanna Chorale. The event will culminate in the combined choirs performing Mack Wilberg's "Anthem of Peace."

The Candlelight Christmas concerts will feature Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols," accompanied by harp and following a pre-concert harp recital by Elizabeth Asmus, as well as old and new carols and songs of the season. The event will conclude with the chorale's traditional finale, "Silent Night," sung in the round by candlelight. Performances will take place on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. at the High Center; on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m. at Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren, 777 S. Mount Joy St., Elizabethtown; and on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Second St., Harrisburg.

The spring concert series, titled "Roots and Wings," will celebrate spiritual, relational, and musical roots. The program will feature works by Faure, Bach, Chilcott, Esenvalds, and others. Concerts will be on Friday, May 11, at Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey and Saturday, May 12, at the High Center, with both performances at 8 p.m.

Also this season, the chorale will join the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Messiah College Concert Choir, and the Messiah College Choral Arts Society for performances of Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms and Bloch's Sacred Service" on Friday, April 13, at the High Center and Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, at the Forum, 500 Walnut St., Harrisburg.

Tickets are available at or by calling the Messiah College box office at 717-691-6036. Two- or three-concert season subscriptions are available through Tuesday, Oct. 31. Also, discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.


Open Stage Posts Season September 21, 2017

Open Stage of Harrisburg, 223 Walnut St., Harrisburg, is in its 32nd season of thought-provoking theater. Season 32 features many plays about women, including featuring female playwrights and creative teams and female protagonists.

Open Stage's Subscription Series includes "Fun Home," "Akeelah and the Bee," "The Flick," "Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties," and "Little Women." Open Stage is also producing many Court Street Series, Educational Series, and Holiday Series productions. Three editions of Court Street Cabaret will be presented, as well as "A Christmas Carol," "The Santaland Diaries," "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Alice in Wonderland," and more.

Tickets may be purchased by contacting 717-232-6736 or or by visiting Student and group discounts are available.


Fry To Perform At Cafe September 20, 2017

Christine Fry will perform at Emmaus Road Cafe, 1886 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, on Saturday, Sept. 23. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

Fry is a local musician whose repertoire ranges from whimsical to classical. A graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and Slippery Rock University, she currently works as a music therapist for Conestoga View, and she is a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church. Fry recently placed in the top 10 of the Lancaster's Got Talent talent show, in which she performed the Stanley Brothers song "Angel Band."

Emmaus Road Cafe offers coffee beverages, Italian sodas, and baked goods for sale. For more information, readers may call 717-478-3672 or email


Theater Posts Upcoming Season September 13, 2017

Theater of the Seventh Sister (TSS) has announced its 2017-18 events.

A Halloween-themed event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, N. Duke St., Lancaster.

"Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris will be presented on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.

TSS will participate in the Extraordinary Give on Friday, Nov. 17.

"The Barbara Barden Dance Series: Here, After and the Hereafter" will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Lancaster Country Day School's Steinman Theater, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster.

"Panto After Dark: My Name is Cinderella," a British pantomime for adults, will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28, at Tellus360 in Lancaster.

The Robert Burns Supper will take place in January 2018 at Tellus360. The fundraising event to benefit TSS will feature authentic Scottish refreshments and entertainment.

The spring mainstage production will be performed in March and April 2018.

Spoken Word Weekend will take place in April 2018 at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W. Orange St., Lancaster.

For more information, readers may email


KMAC Slates Music Classes September 13, 2017

The Keystone Musical Arts Center (KMAC), 3705 Trindle Road, Suite 1, Camp Hill, has announced that its regular piano classes will start on Friday, Sept. 22, for beginning students ages 6 to 16. The group lessons will each last for one hour and will be held every Friday for eight weeks. The school's beginner piano classes are taught by Andrey Lubimtsev, who has been teaching piano, keyboard, music theory and ear training on the West Shore for more than 15 years. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support KMAC.

KMAC recently held the grand opening of its new facility. Two new teaching studios were constructed, and existing rooms were modified inside a 4,000-square-foot space that will be available for performances and future growth. Many local organizations contributed to the refurbishing effort.

For more information on KMAC, readers may visit or or call 717-737-KMAC (5622).

KMAC provides lessons and classes on various instruments, including voice. The school aims to support the efforts of music teachers in local public and private schools and to provide musical opportunities for homeschoolers. Contemporary ensembles, traditional recitals and other musical experiences for students of all ages are available. Plans also call for working with outside organizations to provide music therapy and possibly other arts-oriented services. KMAC's director is Terry Selders, an adjunct professor in the music department at Lebanon Valley College and former manager of the Badlees.

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