Breakfast RSVP – now due! Last call!

Friday, April 13th was the original deadline for the Breakfast With the Stars theatre banquet – but we want to make sure that everyone who wants to attend has the opportunity to RSVP.  We have extended the deadline to this Thursday as a “last call” for anyone who plans to join us.

The morning will include remarks from directors and seniors to celebrate this year’s theatre program – as well as the induction ceremony for new Thespians.  We will also be announcing the title of the fall play we’ve selected for November!

All cast/crew/pit orchestra members – and their families – are welcome to attend.  Extra forms are available at the theatre mailboxes – and should be returned to Mrs. Mintzer in room 209 or Charlotte Molitoris by Thursday. (Any Thespians who qualify to be inducted must also turn in your induction paperwork – whether you can attend the banquet or not.)

We MUST have a final headcount for the meal preparations – so this is truly a last call if you want to attend. Cost is only $5 per person – we hope that you will make plans to attend!

Breakfast With the Starts – Theatre Banquet Info!

The banquet “Breakfast With the Stars” will be held on Saturday, April 28th at Ascension Lutheran Church on Penn Grant Road in Willow Street.   EVERYONE involved in BOTH shows this year is invited!  Cast, crew, pit orchestra members and staff… and their friends/family.

Informational fliers – with RSVP forms – were distributed during Thespian club on Wed, March 27th.  Anyone who was not in club today should be receiving one during school on Thursday – we checked your schedule, and a form will be delivered to a classroom in the English/Social Studies/ FL side of the building.  If you do not get one – you can grab one of the extras that will be in the front of the mailbox cart… or print your own:  Breakfast-with-the-Stars-2018

Graduating seniors attend for free – but must still turn in an RSVP form to be included in our headcount.  We also invite seniors to let us know if they would like to make a Senior Speech at the banquet – and to indicate that on their RSVP form.

The menu will include French toast casserole, egg omelet casserole, baked oatmeal, assorted muffins, bagels, fruit salad, coffee cake, etc… but in order to keep the cost as low as possible per person, we are asking families to donate ingredients!   We are in the process of creating a SignUpGenius with specific donations needed  (and if you’re on our distribution list – don’t ignore that email!)

We need to have a headcount by April 13th so that we can make final preparations for the food – please act quickly so you don’t miss it!


Applause Booster Meeting – Monday 3/19

We have received approval from Ascension Lutheran Church to hold our annual theatre banquet “Breakfast With the Stars” once again in their fellowship hall.  We will have an Applause booster meeting on Monday, March 19th at 6:00 pm to discuss the menu, decorations, and honors.

We invite you to attend this meeting if you’re able to help.  The banquet date will be Saturday, April 28th in the morning. (Final timeline will be determined at Monday’s meeting.)

Thespian Points – Please complete this survey!

So that we can cross-reference our records, and give credit where it is due – please complete this google form survey to document your HS theatre experience up to this point.

We will verify the number of hours worked by crew members, as well as other records – but the information that you provide will help troupe officers ensure that your records are as accurate as possible.

In order to determine eligibility for Thespian induction,  varsity letters, and show pins – this information is needed asap.  Many students will have the opportunity to complete this in club today.

Mary Poppins – Help & Donations Needed

Please consider donating your time, or needed items for  our upcoming events.  We’d like the families of each cast/crew/pit member to find at least one way to contribute to EACH signup. We can’t do this without your help – thanks!

SUPERCALI-SOCIAL (Sat, Feb 24th event)


MEALS for cast/crew/pit (Beginning on Feb 14 and various dates)


CONCESSION STAND (Donations for the show’s performances)


HELPERS for the show’s performances


Mary Poppins Tickets are now on sale!

Make plans to join us at TWO exciting events –  our Supercali-Social for a sneak peek behind the scenes and a performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s classic family musical!

On Saturday, February 24th – you can get a sneak peek of how we make the magic of Mary Poppins happen on our stage, as well as meet lots of characters from our show!

We also have five public performances on March 2-3, and 9-10 at 7:30 pm.  There is a Saturday matinee on March 3rd at 2:00.

The roles of Jane & Michael Banks will be shared.  Max Pontón and Joy Perkins will play those roles on March 2, March 3 @ 7:30, and March 10.  Elijah Weber and Ava Wolfersberger will perform at the 2:00 matinee on March 3rd, and March 9th.

For more information about the Supercali-Social – read our flier:  SuperCali-Social

To place an order for show tickets, use this order form:  MP-TicketOrderForm       or place an order online at:

Tues – Jan 16th – all activities are cancelled

*Please check out the Mary Poppins tab  – there is some updated information just for cast/crew/pit. The rehearsal schedule has been adjusted for the next 2 weeks. And the instructions on how to join Mr. Matusek’s REMIND app are further down on the page.

From Mrs. C:   Musical rehearsal is CANCELLED tonight due to weather. The next rehearsal will be tomorrow (Wednesday) and will be an ALL-CALL vocal rehearsal from 3-5pm. All ensemble members should take time to look at the new vocal tracks added for “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” on the google classroom in preparation for rehearsal WednesdayIn addition, leads that were supposed to have rehearsal tonight, please plan to stay after the all-call rehearsal Wednesday for an extra hour from 5-6pm to go over song #2, 4, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 12, 16. Those people are as follows: Hailey F, Amanda W, Elijah W, Ava W, Joy P, Max P, Kas P, Alex P, Max M, Leilani T, Lindsey W, Briana S, Alyson W, Katherina V, Rowan B, Claudia H, Alex D, True H, Josiah H


Please – No more snow – we have Mary Poppins work to do!

Parents: We need your help & support to be advocates for our theatre program, raise needed funds, recognize our student achievements – and are hoping that you will be able to contribute to help with a committee to prepare for the many upcoming aspects of supporting our production.  Please send an email to Melissa Mintzer ( to be added to our committees, listed below:

Rose Sale, Concessions:  Items sold in lobby during performances

Children’s Event – Meet characters, peek backstage:  Sat Feb 24th – help to plan activities and solicit donations

Fundraising & Raffle Item Collection:  Ongoing projects, and items collected for show lobby/chinese auction

Banquet & Recognitions: Breakfast With the Stars

Cast Party – for all cast/crew/pit:  venue, refreshments, chaperones

**PLEASE NOTE THE “MARY POPPINS” TAB ABOVE! – Check out this page for more specific information for our cast/crew/pit, including updated calendars.

UPDATE TO THIS WEEK: Makeup/Hair will meet on Thursday at 3:45.  Construction and other technical crews will meet after school from 3-5  everyday (weather permitting) Mondays through Thursdays.  Marketing crew will meet on Monday evenings from 6-8, beginning on Jan 15th.

Mary Poppins Ticket Information

Tickets will go on sale soon!

Performances are scheduled for:
March 2nd – 7:30 pm

March 3rd – 2:00 pm Matinee,   and 7:30 pm

March 9th – 7:30 pm

March 10th – 7:30 pm

All seats are reserved on a first-come basis. Please organize your group and order tickets at the same time (one transaction/order form with one person listed as the primary contact) to ensure seating together.

You will be able to select your own seats online (and pay with a credit card), or complete an order form to be sent to PMHS (with cash/check payment).

PM Theatre Box Office Voicemail:  717. 872. 9520  x1958

Mary Poppins – First week – UPDATED

UPDATE:  Jan 8th.  Construction 3-5,  Costumes/Hair/Makeup 3:45-5:45. Parent Meeting 6:30 pm.

Mary Poppins schedule for the first week of 2018 is as follows:

Tues Jan 2:
3-5 Meeting for all crew members
6-9 Rehearsal: Act 1, Scene 1 blocking (pages 1-9). Vocals for musical numbers 1,5A,7A,3,5,6,7,18
For these characters only- Bert, Jane, Michael, Mary, George, Winifred, Mrs Brill, Robertson Ay, Adm Bloom, Katie Nanna, Policeman, Miss Lark.

Wed Jan 3rd:
3-5: no crew work (production meeting for student designers and directors)
3-5 Vocal Rehearsal: ALL CALL (every cast member should report) in Chorus Rm. Musical numbers 6,9,11, 11A

Thurs Jan 4th:
3-5: Crew work
6-9: Blocking Act 1, Scenes 2-3 (pages 10-17). George, Jane, Mary, Michael, Mrs Brill, Winifred

Mon Jan 8th:
3-5: Crew work (construction).  Meeting for Costumes/Hair/Makeup – 3:45 t0 5:45.
6-9: Dance- Step in Time
6:30-7:30- Parent Meeting (all cast/crew)

Additional scheduling info will continue to be posted asap to the PM Theatre blog, Facebook (Penn Manor Theatre), Moodle, as well as to the Google Classroom.