Penn Manor Productions: Spring Musical History

2024 – Disney’s Beauty & the Beast – March 14, 15, 16

2023 – Once Upon a Matttress

2022 – The Addams Family – School Edition.  Our 50th year of musicals!  (1972-2022)

2021 – Now.Here.This  (Virtual production)

2020 – The Wizard of Oz – last show before demolition/new construction

2019 – Freaky Friday

2018 – Mary Poppins

2017 – The Little Mermaid

2016 – Grease

2015 – The Sound of Music

2014- Aida

2013 – All Shook Up

2012 – Seussical

2011 – The Music Man

2010- Curtains *1st in Lancaster County*

2009 – Beauty & the Beast

2008- Footloose

2007- How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

2006- Fiddler on the Roof

2005- Anything Goes

2004-West Side Story

2003-Guys and Dolls

2002-The Pajama Game

2001-Annie Get Your Gun

2000-Hello, Dolly!

1999-The Sound of Music


1997-Leader of the Pack

1996-Bye Bye Birdie

1995-Anything Goes

1994-The Music Man

1993-Once Upon a Mattress


1991-Dames at Sea

1990-42nd Street

1989-Leader of the Pack

1988- The Wiz

1987- Hello, Dolly!

1986-Bye Bye Birdie

1985- Fiddler on the Roof

1984- The Pajama Game

1983- Flower Drum Song

1982- The Sound of Music

1981- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

1980- Guys and Dolls

1979- Oliver!

1978- Li’l Abner

1977- The King and I

1976- Bye Bye Birdie

1975- Carnival!

1974- The Music Man

1973- Oklahoma!

1972- Finian’s Rainbow

6 Responses to Penn Manor Productions: Spring Musical History

  1. Pam Eshleman says:

    Wondering if you have any of the past musicals on dvd and if they could be borrowed to watch?

  2. mmintzer says:

    Sorry, we cannot legally record our performances most times, because it is a violation of our performance contract. There is an occasional show that will allow us to pay an additional fee to capture a show – but those are rare.

  3. Erin says:

    We used to be able to order videos of the musicals. Is that still possible? I have copies that were lent out and never returned to me, sadly, of Once Upon a Mattress and 42nd street from 1993 and 1990.

  4. mmintzer says:

    Hello! Thanks for reaching out – but unfortunately, recording of a live performance is a violation of our licensing contract. Currently, we take a lot of photos during dress rehearsals so that we can preserve a lot of the visual images – but audio & video recording is prohibited. The contracts for a musical typically cost about $5000, the bulk of which is paid by the theatre program with the money raised through tickets sales and sponsorships. We cannot risk any additional fines and must follow the contracts we’ve signed. We hope you can understand!

  5. Tony says:

    I know someone’s parent videotaped the wiz in 88

  6. mmintzer says:

    That was before my time began at PMHS – and I know that recordings have happened over the years, but it is important that we honor the licensing contracts we’ve signed for each production. For Beauty & the Beast, we’re already paying thousands of dollars – the bulk of which is paid by the theatre program (PM Productions) itself. The district does cover a bit, amounting to about 20-25% of the total licensing. Remember that beyond the licensing costs, we also have to buy lumber, fabric, materials, equipment, shoes, batteries, etc. We truly cannot afford to risk financial penalties for violating the contracts we have in place – we need those funds to help produce next year’s show & keep our program alive and well!

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