Cultural Arts Calendar, March 2023

Abundant opportunities to enjoy the lively arts are available throughout the month of March, including three live shows at the Majestic Theater and those perennial favorites – the high school musicals!  Our small town of Gettysburg will host international performers from the Royal Concertgebow Orchestra of Amsterdam, dancers from Ireland, and a piano and violin duo from Eastern Europe.  Read on…..

Friday March 3 at 7:00 pm – Poetry First Friday 

Featured reader Steven Concert will share his poetry Upstairs at the Ragged Edge Coffeehouse following a brief open mic for those who wish to recite some of their own poetry.  Arrive in time to enjoy some coffee and a treat.

Friday March 3 at 7:30 pm – Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom

The Majestic Theater presents the hilarious and true story behind one of America’s most beloved television sitcoms written by playwright Gregg Oppenheimer, son of I Love Lucy creator Jess Oppenheimer.  This play ran to sold-out houses in LA during its world premiere run in 2018. If you love Lucy, you won’t want to miss it!

High School Musicals

Bermudian High School presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – March 3, 4 and 5

Fairfield High School presents Cinderella – March 3 and 4

Gettysburg High School presents Pippin – March 3 and 4

Littlestown High School presents Barnum – March 10 and 11

New Oxford High School presents Chicago – March 3 and 4

Upper Adams High School presents Freaky Friday – March 17, 18 and 19

Monday March 13 at 12:00 and 7:00 pm – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

The Majestic Theater presents this classic play in collaboration with National Theatre Live in HD from London.  Emilia Clarke (Games of Thrones) makes her West End debut in the 21st century retelling of this tale of love and loneliness.

Saturday March 18 at 12 pm – Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

The Majestic Theater, in conjunction with Met Live in HD presents Richard Wagner’s epic opera Lohengrin. An informative, free lecture by nationally recognized opera expert Kay Hoke will take place at 11 a.m. prior to the broadcast.

Sunday March 19 at 4:00 pm – Elena Millar, Piano and Nikita Burakovskiy, Violin

In the United Lutheran Seminary Chapel, Music Gettysburg presents a superb violin and piano duo from Eastern Europe. Their program will include gorgeous works by Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.  Ample free parking and freewill donations accepted.

Thursday March 23 at 7:30 pm – Trinity Irish Dance

The Majestic Theater presents Trinity Irish Dance, a fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and long-standing dance form with American innovation. This dance company dazzles audiences with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy top-notch, live Irish dance.

Saturday March 25 at 3:00 pm – The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Majestic Theater presents this new theatrical production based on the seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson. Appropriate for children ages Pre-K through Grade 5 and their friends of all ages, the play follows the zany adventures of an inventive young boy with his purple crayon.  Treat your children, grandchildren and yourself to this joyful and entertaining theater piece.

Thursday March 30 at 7:30 pm – Camerta RCO

The Gettysburg Community Concert Association presents Camerta RCO in the Gettysburg Middle School Auditorium.  These world-class orchestral musicians are all members of the prestigious Royal Concertgebow Orchestra in Amsterdam. A smaller ensemble of musicians will be performing chamber music for this tour, allowing the audience to hear plenty of beautiful solo parts in a more intimate setting than with a large orchestra and concert hall. Do not miss this outstanding musical group, coming to us from the Netherlands.  Single tickets are $20; season tickets are $50; children and college students with ID are free.

Friday March 31 at 8:00 pm – Gettysburg College Wind Symphony (aka The Concert Band)

The Majestic Theater is the place to enjoy hearing a Masterworks Concert performed by the band students of Gettysburg College, conducted by Dr. Russell McCutcheon. Tickets are $5.

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Gail Jones has enjoyed a twenty-five-year career as a music educator in Pennsylvania and Maryland public schools as well as teaching music education methods at Gettysburg College for over a decade. She has also served as a guest conductor, French horn player, and private music instructor.

Gail has a deep appreciation for live music performances of all genres and encourages Adams County residents to attend the many concerts offered in our community.

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