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Hershey Area Playhouse

830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA
717.533.8525
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Hershey
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was visiting a friend in Hershey back in May and had the good fortune to see "Leading Ladies" at the Hershey Area Playhouse. It was a zany, funny show...well acted and well attended. I love that the actors come out into the lobby after the show to greet everyone and thank them for supporting the theatre. I am from the... More 

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Middletown
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

All the plays we saw there were very good. It is a rather small place, with good shows. Good seating. Can"t say nothing bad about the place. Will return. Very professional.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Attended my first show today, A Christmas Carol, at the Hershey Area theater. Seating is stadium style so I do agree with the other reviews that it is difficult to get a bad seat. That being said, the 2nd rows are the same level as the first row so I did have to maneuver the folks in front of me... More 

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pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

All the Plays that are put on are great. Seats are very good no matter where you sit. The theatre is very clean. Enjoyed it very much.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I enjoyed this theatre very much. The stage design is a thrust, meaning you can sit on three sides and still see a great deal of the action. It is small and intimate and all actors and crew members are hired locally and often times volunteer. The only qualm I had was the parking, which there is no designated parking... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Every seat is a great seat in this very comfy air conditioned theatre. You are so near the action you feel like you are in it at times.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Playhouse is very clean and has a thrust stage for the shows it runs. If you have a chance to see a play here you should buy your tickets early to ensure good seats. I am confused by a review on Trip Advisor that complains about food. It has no restaurant only small snacks during intermission.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The actors and directors involved in shows here are generally very good, and a number of them have professional experience in theatre and music. The costumes and sets are also nicely done. Spending an afternoon or evening here at a show is a great break from the usual of everyday life.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

they do a variety of shows throughout the year, and most are sold out. terrific new building. shows are always fun for the family.

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