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“Local theatre at it's finest!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hershey Area Playhouse

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Hershey Area Playhouse
830 Cherry Drive, Hershey, PA
717.533.8525
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Ranked #21 of 29 Attractions in Hershey
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“Local theatre at it's finest!”
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 Los Angeles area and spend a lot of time going to local theatres. I can tell you honestly, this playhouse rivals any of those. There isn't a bad seat in the house, they have an excellent sound and lighting engineer, and the actors were seasoned. If you are ever in the Hershey area, I highly recommend you catch a show there. Looking forward to my next visit!

Visited May 2014
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Middletown
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great little Theater”
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.

Visited December 2013
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A quaint, cozy, intimate theater”
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 to see some of the scenes. Next time, will look for seats beginning in row 3 or in the first row. The music, singing, and costumes were great. All the actors did a fabulous job! The playwright was in the audience and fielded questions during intermission which placed a uniqueness on the show. A great performance and experience!

Visited December 2013
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pennsylvania
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“Very Nice”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“plays in an old barn... can't get much better”
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 lot for the playhouse per say, but there was plenty of parking on the retirement community grounds the playhouse shares. Go and see great shows at great prices and fun memories.

Visited February 2013
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