"Expect the Unexpected" during the 2018-2019 season at Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater. The dynamic season lineup includes rock & roll classics, comedic musical theater, compelling modern dance, a night with local stars, fun family shows, jazz, jugglers, Irish music, and an exhilarating international dance show. Tickets go on sale June 8 to Majestic Theater members, and June 15 to the general public.
Broadway composer Neil Berg returns to the Majestic with 50 Years of Rock & Roll on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. With a cast of Broadway headliners, this show pays tribute to five decades of rock legends, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey, and more.
Gettysburg College's Department of Theatre Arts and Sunderman Conservatory of Music team up to present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Nov. 1-4, 2018. This Tony Award-winning musical comedy has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Later that month, celebrate the power of dance with Jessica Lang Dance on Wednesday, Nov. 14, , at 7:30 p.m. This New York-based company features the choreography of Jessica Lang, hailed as "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine. Her repertoire is rich with stunning movement, compelling visuals and beautiful cinematic composition.
Totem Pole Playhouse's beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, returns for its fourth year Dec. 14-23. This adaptation preserves the beautiful language, charm and humor of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Tickets for this show will be available Sept. 1st.
Local celebrities will compete to be crowned champion of Dancing With the Local Stars on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. Produced by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, this exciting event pairs local celebrities with trained choreographers. After several months of practicing, the pair show off their moves on the Majestic's grand stage. Proceeds benefit the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m., WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's Healing HeARTS Healthy Family Series will present the musical Pete the Cat, based on the popular children's book series. When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! This show is recommended for Pre-K to 3rd grade. The following week, The Hot Sardines make their Majestic debut interpreting the great jazz hits of the 1920s and 1930s on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Listeners will be transported to a different era on a wave of brassy horn arrangements, sultry vocals, and rollicking piano melodies.
In March, the zany Flying Karamazov Brothers present laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats on Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. This show is made possible by The J. William Warehime Foundation Fund of the Majestic Theater's Centennial Endowment. Then, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Songs of Ireland on Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. This Celtic music celebration includes eight Irish vocalists, accompanied by a lively ensemble featuring piano, uillean pipe, accordion and Irish fiddle.
Tap Dogs explodes on the Majestic stage on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Experience the thrill of traditional tap dancing turned upside-down with a show that is part theatre, part dance, and part rock concert and part construction site. "Expect the Unexpected" with two additional spring 2019 shows to be announced in late fall. You never know who you might see at the Majestic!
Tickets can be purchased starting June 8 for Majestic Members and June 15 at 12 p.m. for the general public online at gettysburgmajestic.org, by calling 717-337-8200, or at the Box Office, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday, 12 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free parking and roundtrip shuttle service for each performance is available from Gettysburg College's Constitution Parking Lot. Shuttle starts one hour before each performance and is ADA accessible. Metered parking is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage in Race Horse Alley as well as along Carlisle Street.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a cultural treasure for its campus and the community.