Applause – Parent Meeting – Wed 11/10

You are invited to join our Applause meeting at 6:30 pm tomorrow evening. If you would like to attend in-person, please report to PMHS and come to classroom C209. Masks are required of everyone in the building.

If you would like to attend virtually, please email Melissa Mintzer so that the meeting link can be shared with you directly.

Primary agenda items include: meals for cast/crew during tech week, cast party, rose sale

Meetings do not usually last more than one hour at most.

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CLUE – Ticket Order Form

Online sales have opened –

Customers can also complete this order form and return it with payment to Melissa Mintzer at PMHS.

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CLUE – Show Shirt Orders

If you want to order a show shirt, please complete this google form by Monday, Oct 18th.

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Clue – Cast List


We did say that casting is the most difficult task we have when we begin the fall play, and this year was harder than most. We are truly sorry that we do not have a part for everyone who auditioned because we were quite impressed with the quality of everyone’s auditions. We sincerely hope that those of you who did not get a part this time will try to help with the production in another way and/or try again in the spring. There are so many things to be done to mount a quality show, and many of them don’t require the use of power tools. (You could help to measure, hold things in place – and other helpful tasks, though.)  Some of the crews, such as Marketing and Costumes/Makeup, will meet at the same time as rehearsal. Others, such as set building and painting, lights and sound, will meet in the evenings because our tech directors have day jobs!

Mrs. Mintzer would love to add helpers who like to organize, color-code, alphabetize… and be creative to design banners, displays, backpack tags, organize show shirts and other items to publicize our show.  If you like to laminate things – she promises that the laminator and maybe a glue gun are the only “power tools” required for Marketing Crew!  But there is a lot of “show business” to manage, and all helping hands are welcome!

Please know that we DO want to see ALL of you involved in our program in some way. Remember that no experience is required – we all have to learn some new things in our new space – so a willingness to learn is truly the first step.  By being there, helping and learning – you’ll realize that the theatre program quickly connects us all and reminds us that everyone matters and can make a contribution. You already have all the paperwork submitted to be a part of the production – so just watch for crew meetings/schedules and join us whenever you are available. We really appreciate your efforts so far and hope to see you in the future.

Thank you,
Mrs. Shellenberger and Mrs. Mintzer

PS – *Rehearsals will be from 3-5 this coming week only. If your name is on the cast list, please complete the google form (posted in the google classroom) to accept/decline the role(s) listed.

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Tues Sept 7 – 6:30 pm – new meeting location

CLUE meeting on Tues, Sept 7 has been moved to the STEM staircase, still planned for 6:30pm (School board mtg will be held later that evening in the auditorium.)

Park above/under the parking deck at the back of the building. Please be aware that there are new traffic patterns- but you can enter the campus from Model Ave (by practice fields) or from Cottage Ave.

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PM Productions is proud to present our 2021 fall play on November 19-20 – in the new AN Ranck Auditorium at PMHS!

ALL are welcome to participate as cast or crew!

Info Meeting for students and parents on Tues, Sept 7 at 6:30 pm.

Auditions on Wed-Thurs, Sept 8-9.

Crew registration open until Sept 13th.

Detailed info will be posted in our PMHS google classroom. Stop by room C209 to see Mrs. Mintzer with any questions. (Email to request to be added to the google classroom for more detailed info.)

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We are ready for the sale!

Sorting work has been completed – we were able to get a lot done in a short period of time because we had a good crew of helpers! Now, our focus shifts on preparing for the sale. Our hope is to reach out to anyone who needs a Halloween costume, does cosplay, runs a vintage clothing shop, etc… Please look for our upcoming posts on social media and SHARE the information with anyone who might be interested.

Items will need to be laundered or dry-cleaned – they have been in storage with air quality/concerns. All items will be sold AS IS. Fill a brown paper grocery bag for just $10.

We have lots of “regular” clothing – dress pants, jeans, button-down shirts, blouses, skirts, coats. We have a LOT of gowns and dresses -spanning lots of time periods and styles! While it’s not the right season, we have many winter coats – and even some fur (and faux fur) coats.

We are in need of MANY folding tables to borrow for the sale – as well as any pop-up canopies that we can use from July 8-10. We will also need LOTS of helpers to get the sale items set up on those tables on July 8th, and then folks to help manage the sale itself on July 9-10. (weather permitting – raindate would push everything by one week for the following weekend, if needed.)

Please visit our SignUpGenius site to let us know how many tables you have, and when you can help with the sale. THANK YOU!

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Work begins – updated info!

Thanks to our helpers who came out today to help! We feel good about the progress we made – but there is still more to be done, of course.Our work has been to designate items as “Keep (a few things) – Sell – Toss ” (more for those categories) – and pulling out items that are specific to any one show, ie. Banners made for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. We will try to find new homes for these “show-specific” items with other directors.

Thursday’s time slots are still empty of volunteers – so if nobody signs up by 9:00 am, we will cancel the session. (Mrs. M and Mrs. S won’t do the work alone – we need helpers!)

If you sign up and plans change, you can remove yourself from the list as well.We’ll use that list as a record of who helps to track Thespian hours too!

Next week may have a few sessions – but will be more limited, because we’ll be attending the virtual Thespian Festival and will want to attend workshops, etc. But please keep an eye on the SignUpGenius page (bookmark it) to see the new sessions that we’ll add as time goes on.

Thanks for your help and support of our program!

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Summer Helpers Needed

Please review the available slots at the SignUp Genius site linked below and click on the button to sign up.   Students, parents, alumni, and friends are all welcome to help!

Outdoor work will take place at Manorfield Farm (the Shellenberger’s property) to organize the items in storage. Address:  1411 Prospect Rd, Columbia. 

Indoor work will take place eventually at PMHS to unpack items like props, script/score library, and supplies for club and publicity projects. (We will not work on organizing tools and tech equipment in the scene shop just yet.)  We will update this site as we add more dates throughout the summer – please bookmark this page and check back from time to time.

Please RSVP for any sessions when you are able to join us – this will help us know what projects to plan, based on available help- and also in case of weather cancellations.  Come when you can, leave when you must – most sessions will be 2 hours in length (weather permitting) – but even if you can only stay for one hour, that’s okay!    Likewise – you are welcome to pack a lunch (or we can order pizza?) and stay for both sessions on any given day. 

Please bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated!

Questions?  Email or

Updates will also be posted on social media.   Facebook: Penn Manor Theatre  Instagram: @pmtheatre

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Virtual Spring Musical – April 9-11: NOW.HERE.THIS

A contemporary musical that follows the evolution and adventures of a group of friends as they journey through time–from the present to the past and back again. They share their stories about friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living, dying and middle school in an attempt to step directly into that elusive “present moment”: the Now. Here. This. Written by the same team that brought us the musical (title of show) – Now.Here.This. was performed off-Broadway in 2012.

This will be a virtual production – streamed online for viewing at home at designated times during the weekend of April 9-10-11, 2021. Details to follow.

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