One of the highlights of summertime is having more time to kickback, relax and enjoy a good show. In surrounding communities within a local radius to the borough of Gettysburg, folks can enjoy three great stops this weekend, one to the Gettysburg Community Theatre, one to the Adams County Art Council and one to the Totem Pole Playhouse.
Starting tonight, the Gettysburg Community Theatre will be presenting four weekend show time productions of the children’s musical, The Velveteen Rabbit. Tonight’s showing marks the debut, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 2 will present two showings—one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m. Sunday’s performance, on August 3, will occur at 2 p.m. Tickets and reserved seating are $11 and may be purchased online or by phone by calling 717-334-2692. Gettysburg Community Theatre is located at 49 York Street, Gettysburg. For more information, go to www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org.
For a family-suitable swinging good time, you may want to head over to the Adams County Art Council to experience Tarzan, The Stage Musical. The show, which started its run last weekend on July 25 with continue on through this weekend, concluding its run on Sunday, August 3. This musical adaptation of the classic retelling of Edgar Rice Burrough’s book Tarzan of the Apes has been described as “acrobatic, innovative, entertaining and family-oriented.” Tarzan the Stage Musical brings to life the Disney musical variation recognized as a smash hit in 1999. Music by Phil Collins will be featured including the Grammy Award-winning song “You’ll Be in My Heart.” Advance tickets are $12 for students and children, $16 for adults, and $19 for premium seating. Groups of 15 or more qualify for $12 discounted tickets. The Adams County Arts Council, also known as the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center is located at 195 Stock Street in Hanover. More information can be found at the following sites: www.aioktheatre.com, www.theeich.org and www.adamsarts.org.
For more laughs, you may want to check out the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville for this week’s concluding performance of The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. With a tagline that reads “A Hilarious Romp Where The Good Guys Win,” this show is an award-winning and hysterical romp created made possible by the creator of The Nerd. “Laugh along as we follow a group of mismatched characters staying at a resort-style fishing lodge, where a very shy man is mistaken as a foreigner who doesn't speak English. The comedy builds from the assorted secrets and scandals freely discussed in front of him.” This show opened two weekends ago and will continue to run through Sunday, August 3. For more information, go to www.totempoleplayhouse.org.
Don’t miss all the other goings on around town, including theatrical live as well as film presentations showing regularly at Gettysburg’s own Majestic Theater. One of the many highlights taking place at the Majestic this summer is its weekly Summer Classics Series. Every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m., the Majestic Theater has been showing classic films since June. Last week, Auntie Mame was shown. This week’s show on August 6 will be Invasion of the Body Snatchers. August 13 will present a double feature TBA, and August 20 will be The Third Man. The final in the summer classics series will be The Producers on August 27. For more information on upcoming attractions at the Majestic, go to www.gettysburgmajestic.org.