About the Stage Door Series
The Stage Door Series exists to expand the reach of Gamut Theatre Group in its mission to preserve and perform classic stories. The leadership of the Series comes from an ensemble of dedicated theatrical practitioners from the community. Our goal is to present classical material in engaging and educational workshop productions focused on streamlining the production experience to highlight the essential elements of theatre: the text, the story, the action, and the actors. Because of this, our shows are affordable and accessible evenings for the audience, defined by our motto “Come as you are, pay what you will.” Revenues from Stage Door Series productions support Gamut Theatre Group’s numerous other theatrical and educational offerings. Additionally, our streamlined approach allows us to operate as an effective branch of outreach for Gamut Theatre Group through exploring alternative performance venues, engaging the crowds in discussion, and reaching diverse new audiences.
The Importance of Being Earnest (Staged Reading)
January 17, 18, 24, 25
Gamut Classic Theatre
“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Jack loves Gwendolen. Gwendolen loves Ernest. Algernon loves Cecily. Cecily loves Ernest. But where is Ernest? This lively staged reading will navigate Oscar Wilde’s romp through Victorian society, in which there is a good deal of Bunburying, eating of muffins, drinking of tea, and much learned about the fate of a very important leather hand-bag.
Tickets available at door. No pre-sold tickets available.
Admission to the show is “Come as you are, pay what you will”…any size donation buys your ticket
Snacks and Storybooks Series
You are invited to bring the children in your life to Gamut Classic Theatre to hear Harrisburg’s finest Shakespearean actors read aloud their favorite childhood stories! The readings will begin at 2 p.m., but feel free to drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00. Help yourself to complimentary drinks and snacks, and enjoy a little quiet entertainment away from the hustle and bustle in your life!
Saturday, March 29 -Spring Fling
Shake off the winter doldrums. Let your imaginations bloom with us, as we celebrate the arrival of Spring. Join us for legends, fairy tales, fables and other stories guaranteed to conjure up the colors of the season and the joy of renewal.
Cry Havoc! – A Stage Combat Shawcase
July 11, 12, 18, 19
*Outdoor location T.B.A.*
“Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace,
Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel –
If ever you disturb our streets again,
Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.”
It’s a good thing that we don’t live in Verona because Fight ‘Til the Last Gasp: Cry Havoc! is taking Shakespeare’s best fights to the streets this season! Stage Door brings you another first, a traveling fight show in an outdoor venue. Don’t miss a spectacular evening of dramatic violence!