EMMA! A Pop Musical At Gettysburg Community Theatre

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT), the non-profit 501c3 organization located at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, PA, is now celebrating its 16th Season as the only year-round community theatre in Adams County. EMMA! A pop musical, based on the Jane Austen novel, will perform weekends April 19-28, 2024 at 7pm Fridays and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are almost sold out and are available at the discounted rate when ordered online at www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org . Advance ticket sales $20-$25 The GCT box office is open one hour before any showtime if any seats are left. The show is approximately two hours long.

What do The Supremes, Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Gloria Estefan, Paula Abdul, Lisa Loeb, Pat Benetar, Shania Twain, Sara Bareillas, Natasha Bedingfield, The Ronnettes, The Dixie Cups, Salt N Pepa, and Avril Lavigne ALL have in common? They all have songs in EMMA! a pop musical !

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this sparkling new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers including songs like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Roar!”, “Turn The Beat Around”, “How Will I Know?”, “King Of Anything”, “Man I Feel Like A Woman”, and more!

Directed by Chad-Alan Carr, Choreographed/Assistant Directed by Debbie Williams, and Vocal Music Directed by Carrie Conklin, the cast includes local students from six different school districts.

“The students have been rehearsing together once a week since December”, says Carr, “and they are ready for an audience. The music has been a history lesson for them and I know their parents will enjoy the music because much of it is from their parents and grandparents generations.”

The production also has cameo appearances from a few parents of students in the show. Gettysburg’s Randi & Eric Walker will play newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Weston. Eric and Randi are parents of student cast members Avery & Dexter Walker. New Oxford’s Taylor Stahl, will perform as Miss Bates sharing the stage with her daughter in the cast Marleigh Stahl. Other students in the cast include: Raghad Alahmed, Marlee Metcalf, Caden Miller, Helena Patrono, Imogen Petters, Chloe Sainer, Audrey Trax, Emma Luque Valmisa, Rebecca Williams, and Bentley Yeary of Gettysburg, Kiefer David and Aurora Wood of East Berlin, Thea Mathers of Littlestown, Brynlee Niberding of Hanover, Nyelle Steinour of Abbotstown, Malachi Bennett and Kierstan Englebert of Biglerville, Hannah Hoptak of Bendersville, Reese Shamer of Spring Grove, Olivia Pellegrini of Aspers, and Mackenzie Mitchell of Carlisle

The public can subscribe free online to the GCT email list and follow Gettysburg Community Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to be kept up to date on the many activities at GCT. A FREE Audition Workshop for anyone 1st-12th Grade and their parents will be happening at GCT 7pm May 20 or 21 and Summer Theatre Camps Registration is open now. More information is available at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org

Gettysburg Community Theatre present their production of EMMA! A pop musical this weekend and next featuring girl power songs from the last six decades. Tickets selling fast online. www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org Photo Credit: Linda Toki

GCT Mission Statement: To inspire creativity and confidence, provide cultural enrichment, and instill a love of the theatre arts in people of ALL ages and abilities through quality education and performance.

Thank you,

Chad-Alan Carr

Founding Executive/Artistic Director

Gettysburg Community Theatre


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