Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The cast of "Next to Normal," opening March 8 at theSharadin Bigler Theatre

*** I recently saw a rehearsal of "Next to Normal," the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that's opening March 8 at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. I'll be posting more information about the show and the cast -- and how FABULOUS and moving this show is going to be -- later today. Above are a couple of photos from the production.

*** Other regional premieres at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre this season include  "Xanadu," "The Who's Tommy" and a recent Tony-winning rock musical, the title of which we'll be able to announce soon. I wrote about the full season here on the blog back in November.

For information on the season, or to order tickets, visit the theater's website, or call (717) 733-7966.

*** "Beauty and the Beast Jr." was a big hit at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre earlier this month. Sell-outs every night! Kudos to director Irving Gonzalez and the whole cast! We have some very talented young people sharing their gifts on this Ephrata stage!

-- Mary Ellen "Merv" Wright