Tech for Merry Christmas, George Bailey Starts on Sunday!

MCGB TBTWe are excited to see our production begin to come to life on Sunday.  In honor of Throw Back Thursday, we are showcasing the Lux Girls from our 2008 production.  We really miss these wonderful ladies, but the new Lux Girls are sure to impress!

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Throw Back Thursday!

Merry Christmas George Bailey144Taking us back to the last time we produced Merry Christmas, George Bailey!  Quite a lot of differences in this remount, and lots of fun!

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Advanced Welding in Merry Christmas, George Bailey!

IMG_2620Theresa Raso and Anna Kepler weld the numerous railings for Merry Christmas, George Bailey! using advanced techniques such as kerfing the steel to create a curved railing.  Together they will have cut, drilled, jigged, and welded almost 400 feet of steel.

IMG_2621Production Design/Tech Student Crew:

  • Sarah Bauch – Stitcher
  • Liza Black – Stitcher
  • Molly Ganster – Master Electrician
    • John Griffith – Asst Master Electrician
      • Anna Kepler – Welder/Carpenter
      • Jeffery Lazarchick – Asst Master Electrician
      • Gabby Mazza – Stitcher
      • Brian Meehan – Audio Board Operator
        • Leah Nadolski – Asst to Scenic Designer
        • Kenny Parkinson – Asst to Light. Designer
  • Rebecca Petrohoy – Stitcher
  • Mary Radziszewski – Sound Designer
  • Theresa Raso – Asst Technical Director
  • Sam Roff – Carpenter
  • Andrew Scoggin – Asst to Scenic Designer
  • Caroline Sylvia – Stitcher
  • Heather Terranova – Asst to Light. Designer
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Building Our Fourteen Foot Christmas Tree!

We are enjoying the multi-step process of assembling the grand Christmas Tree for our production of Merry Christmas, George Bailey! opening December 2.  We are proud of the exceptional collaborative effort that has produced a truly magnificent tree.

Tree Montage


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Annual Alpaca Field Trip!

IMG_0150Once again, the generous women at the Kraussdale Alpaca Farm welcomed the students for a lesson in fiber.  The students were once again enamored of the alpacas and look forward to attending again next week!

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Once Upon a Mattress opens Tonight!


Come see the outright silly musical Once Upon a Mattress!  Our students have worked exceptionally hard, many of them as designers, and would love to share it with you!

Student Designers:

  • Costume Designer: Liza Black
  • Scenic Designer: Paul Curcillo
  • Sound Designer: Theresa Raso
  • Lighting Designer: Heather Terranova

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Bus Stop Opens in One Week!

Bus Stop 1We are on the brink of tech for our first production of the 46th season!  Students are working hard to put the finishing touches on Bus Stop for the opening Wednesday, September 30th, so get your tickets now!

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Congratulations PSF!

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival wrapped up another wonderful and successful season.  Thank you to the following students and alumni for helping to make it all possible!

Design/Tech Students & Alumni
Karyn Bohli '15 - Assistant Stage Manager (Schubert Theatre)
Adam Curry '14 - Shop Foreman
Anna Gerdes '04 - Cutter/Draper
Allison Newhard '15 - Asst Lighting Designer (Rapunzel, 
Around the World in 80 Days, Asst to the Lighting Designer: Les Mis) 
Theresa Raso - Sound Intern
Heather Terranova - Electrics Intern

Acting/Directing & Musical Theatre Students
Sean Diveny - Carpenter Intern
Anna Ritchey '15 - Sticher/Wardrobe
Emily Wisniewski '15 - Stitcher/Wardrobe
Melissa Hernandez - Costume Intern
Kyle Schumaker - Costume Intern
Kelly Callaghan - Wardrobe Run
Emilie Gubler - Wardrobe Run
Danika Yacik - Scenic Artist
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How to Succeed Opens Tonight!

Karyn SM 2

After a very successful Final Dress, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is ready to open!  A big thank you and congratulations to our exceptional student leaders!

Stage Manager: Karyn Bohli
Assistant Lighting Designer: Allison Newhard & Heather Terranova
Assistant Scenic Designer: Leah Nadolski
Assistant Costume Designer: Elizabeth Black
Assistant Sound Designer: Mary Radziszewski
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Throw Back Thursday!

IMG_3584It’s crazy to think the last of these wonderful people are graduating this May!  Best wishes to all of you!

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