About Open Stage

Open Stage, the capital's oldest professional regional theatre, is in its 36th Season, presenting plays that appeal to audiences who enjoy challenges beyond mainstream theatre offerings. The theatre holds a deep commitment to artistic freedom. There is a living/active relationship between the artist and the audience. Plays selected treat transcendent issues, asking the most important questions, but offering no pat answers. Open Stage has made a commitment to supporting the cultural education of the community, building informed theatre audiences and artists. Open Stage produces high quality regional professional theatre, employing artists who are committed to theatre as a life’s work.

Open Stage has 3 performance venues. The Main Stage is where you can see our season productions, contemporary plays and new musicals. In our Studio Theater you can be a part of our studio audience for an online streaming comedy or variety show. In our lobby, The Court Street Cabaret, you can enjoy great cocktails, and happy hours while enjoying a live peformance from our musicians and singers. If you're looking for something to do on the weekend in Harrisburg, PA check to see what live show, musical, or comedy you can catch at Open Stage. 

Season Sponsors & Partners

  • Miles Babin

  • Capital Blue Cross

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

  • The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

Open Stage is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG)


The Staff

The Founders

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


Board of Directors

Christopher Baldrige


Caitlin Copus

Vice President

Mary A. Simmonds, M.D.


Board Members

Sharia Benn
Janice R. Black
Heidi Bowie
Michael Chapaloney
Harold E. Dunbar, Esquire
Dr. Kraig R. Kiehl
Beryl Kuhr
Jon Levin
Linda T. Litton M.D.
Michelle Loomis
Emily W. Matlin, D.O.
Joseph Schalk
Rebecca Stevenson McClure
Michael Tulloss
Krista Wallace



Anne L. Alsedek, Founder

Donald L. Alsedek, Founder

Marianne M. Fischer, Founder

Mary Lou Harris
Nicholas D. Hughes

Karen Lehman

Kristin Scofield
Nancy K. Surridge