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.
    • Last fall: Spelling Bee was $3250
    • Last spring: Grease was almost $9000, includes additional costs for adding songs from the movie
    • 2015-2016 Total:  $11,250.
      • District funds $2000 each year (for both fall & spring shows).
      • PMP paid $10,250


  • PRODUCTION BUDGET – typically about $5000 per production – ($10,000 annually)
    • Set Construction
      • Lumber/Supplies
      • Tools
      • Paint
    • Costumes
      • Construction of Original Designs – materials
      • Rentals
      • Shoes & Accessories
    • Lighting and Sound Equipment
      • Light Board & Sound Board maintenance
      • Microphones
      • Batteries
    • Printed Materials – Program Booklets, Tickets
    • Props
    • Make Up

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 download the information here: pmpsponsorship-fall2016

Also – continuing this year:  System for Accountability.  Because we always strive to build and maintain a strong program all year long – we have approached this year with the entire program in mind, all year long.  We need to ensure that the workload is shared equally, and that we continue to manage our finances well, as we are more responsible for the productions costs & licensing each year.


  • #   Tim on 11.08.10 at 7:31 pm     

    “Is He Dead?” Looks great so far!

  • #   Jean Bradel on 01.21.11 at 10:46 am     

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

  • #   Bernie Hershey on 01.03.16 at 6:30 pm     

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

  • #   mmintzer on 01.22.16 at 1:52 pm     

    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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