About

Open Stage

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

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. 

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The Staff

Theatre Communications Group Member

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

The Founders

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

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Board of Directors

Caitlin Copus

President

Kraig R. Kiehl

Vice President

Bradley Sanders

Treasurer

Mary A. Simmonds, M.D.

Secretary

Board Members

Chris Baldridge

Janice R. Black

Heidi Bowie
Michael Chapaloney
Harold E. Dunbar, Esquire
Beryl Kuhr
Michelle Loomis
Emily W. Matlin, D.O.
Rebecca Stevenson McClure

Katherine Moyer

Joseph Schalk
Krista Wallace

 

Emeriti

Anne L. Alsedek, Founding Education Director

Donald L. Alsedek, Founding Artistic Director

Marianne M. Fischer, Founding Managing Director

Mary Lou Harris
Nicholas D. Hughes

Karen H. Lehman

Kristin M. Scofield
Nancy K. Surridge

George Williams