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About Open Stage

Open Stage produces high quality regional professional theatre, employing artists who are committed to theatre as a life’s work.

The Staff
The Founders

Open Stage is a regional professional theatre and educational program dedicated to presenting diverse offerings of thought-provoking theatre and educational activities in intimate settings. We are committed to supporting a company of artists who are passionate about creating meaningful and engaging experiences for our audiences.

We are located in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, PA, and have three performance venues: the Main Stage, the Studio Theater, and the Court Street Cabaret. We offer a variety of ticket prices to make our shows accessible to everyone. Our subscription program, The Inner Circle, offers a variety of benefits, including tickets to all Open Stage shows, invitations to post-show discussions, exclusive discounts and offers, and the ability to reserve tickets for friends at the Box Office.


Whether you are a seasoned theatergoer or a first-time visitor, we hope you will join us at Open Stage for an unforgettable experience. We offer a variety of productions throughout the year, including plays, musicals, and cabarets. We also offer a variety of educational programs for all ages, including workshops, classes, and camps.

We believe that theatre is a powerful force for good in the world, and we are committed to using our platform to make a difference. We hope you will join us on our journey!

Theatre Communications Group Member

Open Stage is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) the national organization for non-profit, professional theatre.

Season Sponsors & Partners

The Staff

The Founders

Anne L. Alsedek, Marianne Fischer, and Donald L. Alsedek.

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Board of Directors

Beryl Kuhr, PA House of Representatives (Retired)


Molly Haragan, The Hershey Company

Vice President

Kimeka Campbell, Ph.D., Young Professionals of Color


Heidi Bowie, Highmark


Board Members

Caitlin Copus, PA Breast Cancer Coalition

Jennifer Burkholder, M&T Bank

Michael Chapaloney, Pennsylvania Tourism Office

Zachary Houseal, Benchmark Construction

Emily Matlin, D.O., Neurologist

Katherine Moyer, PSECU

Katie Raymond, Carlisle CCM

Bradley Sanders, Stonebridge Financial

Joseph Schalk, United Stated Department of Justice, Trial Attorney

Ellen Stockstill, Penn State University (Harrisburg Campus)

Gwen Van House, Retired

Frankie Vernouski, Harrisburg Senators

Krista Wallace, Capital Blue Cross

Yanni Williams, Human Achivement Program, Inc.



Anne L. Alsedek, Founding Education Director

Donald L. Alsedek, Founding Artistic Director

Marianne Fischer, Founding Managing Director

Christopher Baldridge

Mary Lou Harris
Nicholas Hughes

Karen Lehman

Kristin Scofield


Emeriti (Passed)

Nancy K. Surridge

George Williams

Board of Directors
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