Penn Manor Productions

Penn Manor Productions is the organization that oversees the production of two shows each year: a fall play and a spring musical.

PMP is primarily a self-funded activity, and is responsible for a large portion of the production costs, which include:

  • Royalties & Materials from each show’s licensing company – and costs that exceed the funds provided by the district.  Costs for: scripts, sheet music and contracts.
    • Fall Shows:   Fall plays like Twelve Angry Jurors & Noises Off were approximately $500, And Then There Was None was $1450.  Bigger names cost a bit more, typically.
    • Spring Shows: Grease was almost $9000!  Most musicals like Mermaid, Mary Poppins and last year’s Once Upon a Mattress were $4500-5500.
    • 2015-2016 Total:  $11,250. (SpellingBee+Grease)
      • District funds $2000 each year (for both fall & spring shows).
      • PMP paid $9,250 – this cost represents ONLY scripts, scores, licensing and other paperwork.  Production costs for what was used/seen on stage is below, in addition to this dollar amount!  But thankfully, Grease is an exception to the norm.
  • PRODUCTION BUDGET – typically several thousand dollars ($10-20,000 depending on the show and material costs)
    • Set Construction
      • Lumber/Supplies
      • Tools
      • Paint
    • Costumes
      • Construction of Original Designs – materials
      • Purchased items – new/thrift stores
      • Rentals
      • Shoes & Accessories
    • Professional Musicians for the Pit Orchestra (occasionally)
    • Printed Materials – Program Booklets, Tickets, Posters
    • Props/ Furniture
    • Make Up/ Wigs

We do accept advertising for our program booklet by local groups & businesses.  If you’d like to be a part of the program for either/both shows this coming school year, please contact Melissa Mintzer at PMHS: .

5 Responses to Penn Manor Productions

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  2. Tim says:

    “Is He Dead?” Looks great so far!

  3. Jean Bradel says:

    Please send form for placing an ad in the program for “Music Man”.

  4. Bernie Hershey says:

    Hi, hoping to go to the next meeting. Was wondering if you need help with costume construction?

  5. mmintzer says:

    We will be building some costumes (circle “poodle” skirts for the girls) – our costume coordinator will be in touch very soon with more details!

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