Month: December 2013

Hedgerow: Happy New Year!

As the year draws to a close, we look back with gratitude for everyone who has supported Hedgerow and helped keep the arts alive and thriving. Your continued support encourages us throughout the year. Please consider making a tax-deductable donation before the year’s end. Click here to learn how you can donate today. Thank you for being a partner in our success! 

As a small token of our appreciation, we’re offering a Buy 1, Get 1 when you purchase a regular ticket to Vanities, opening this January 9- February 9. Use online code: FRIEND3, or mention it at the Box Office to take advantage of this ‘Thank You’ treat!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year! 

The Hedgerow Company

Hedgerow: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Friends! 

Come to A Christmas Carol to celebrate and share in the holiday spirit of love and generosity. Many (but not all) of our final 8 shows are sold out. Visit us online, over the phone, or in person today to purchase your tickets to this special Delaware Valley Tradition. 

It’s not too late to give the gift of theatre! Our gift certificates make great stocking stuffers or New Year’s treats.  Pick up a gift certificate at our box office today to surprise your loved one this holiday season. 

As 2013 winds to a close, we want to emphasize how important your support is to our theatre. If you would like to learn how make a donation, please follow this link. You are a partner in our success. Thank you! 


Usher in the New Year with a cheer! Jack Heifner’s comedy-drama, Vanities, follows the journey of three best friends from their high-school cheerleading days into adult-hood as they reunite to compare the different paths they’ve taken. 

This funny, sexy, and sophisticated show opens January 9, and we have a treat for you! Buy 1, Get 1 free with code: FRIEND3. Valid on regular priced tickets only until 01/09/2014.

Hedgerow School: Say “Merry Christmas” with a Class or Two!

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Happiest of Holidays to all our Hedgerow School Students and Families!

Dear Friends,

We love sharing the gift of storytelling with you, especially during the holiday season. Now you can give the gift of theatre too when you surprise your loved one with a certificate to a class or camp of their choosing! Our gift certificates make great stocking stuffers and they’re easy to purchase too! Visit us online, over the phone, or in person during our Box Office hours to give this special gift this holiday season.

And as our gift to you, save $50 off your purchase of a Hedgerow School gift certificate with online code: LETSCREATE. This offer expires December 24, 2013 and may not be combined with other discounts. Purchase your gift certificate today!

Merry Christmas and warmest wishes this holiday season!

The Hedgerow Company

Winter Classes Start Soon!

Our Winter Semester starts soon! Prepare to “laugh out loud” as we banish the winter blues with our comedy classes for youth and teens.

Get into the creative and collaborative spirit as we celebrate the power of friendship with Charlotte’s Web in our Youth Musical Class.

Adults, we have something for you too! Bring new stories to life on Monday nights in our New Plays class, taught by Tom Teti.


Visit the Education page on our website to enroll or for more info on classes.

Hedgerow: Share in the Holiday Spirit!

Share in the spirit of the holidays with Hedgerow when you join us for our 21st annual presentation of Dickens’ timeless message of love and generosity in A Christmas Carol.  Shows are selling out quickly! Purchase your tickets for the final two weeks of this holiday classic before Scrooge’s visit with the Christmas Ghosts comes to a close. 

Help us spread the holiday message to others this Christmas with a donation to Toys for Tots.  We’re delighted to continue in another tradition as a Toys for Tots donation location. Look for the official donation boxes in our Gallery when you visit Hedgerow for the show or stop by during our Box Office Hours to make your contribution. 

Guess what! It’s time for our second Hedgerow Podcast, Brock Vickers interviews long-time company member, Zoran Kovcic, on the history of Hedgerow’s annual production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and Charles Dickens’ legacy. Stay tuned for more interesting and fun facts relating to the show from Brock at the end of our podcast. 

Hedgerow: A Season of Love & Generosity

“Nothing puts me in the holiday mood more quickly than seeing A Christmas Carol at the Hedgerow Theatre.”

Dear Friend, 

We are in the midst of our 21st season presenting Nagle Jackson’s stage version of the classic and we are thrilled once again to be the bearer of Dickens’ timeless message reminding us of the superlative value of love and generosity.  

2013 has seen some stand out events and achievements for Hedgerow, including our 90th anniversary in November (yes – 90 years as the longest continually operating repertory theatre in America!), and outreach into surrounding communities including 2 residency programs in Chester schools and a significant role in the conservation and renovation of Deshong Park.  

Perhaps most excitingly, our new Welcome Center plans are well underway  This new glassed-in entrance slated for completion by the spring will provide a bright and convenient entry to our theatre, easily accessible to all.

Your support directly funds the core elements of our mission:

Productions – Hedgerow exists to create art and provide entertainment. Your gift will directly support the creation of original sets, costumes, lighting and sound design

People – we are committed to employing exceptional actors, directors, designers, and administrative staff

Place – we pledge to maintain and continue to restore the historic Hedgerow Theatre building, celebrating its role in Rose Valley’s history and ensuring its place in future 

Education Initiatives – your gifts help subsidize scholarships for students to our classes and summer camps, production tours to public schools, and our unique internship and residency program for aspiring theatre professionals

As 2013 winds to a close, we want to emphasize how important your support is to our theatre.   If you would like to learn how make a donation, please follow this linkYou are a partner in our success. Thank you!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and hoping to see you soon here at Hedgerow!

Penelope Reed
Producing Director

Hedgerow’s Backstage Podcast: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Cozy up in a comfy chair with some hot chocolate and listen to Hedgerow’s first official podcast! 
 As we celebrate our 21st annual production of A Christmas Carol , we’ve begun a new tradition with a backstage look into the magic and miracle of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story. Listen as newest fellow, Brock Vickers, chats with our Producing Artistic Director, Penelope Reed, on bringing A Christmas Carol to life. And stay tuned for more Hedgerow Podcasts with the actors from the show.   

Hedgerow Receives Six Broadway World Award Nominations


Hedgerow Receives Six Broadway World Award Nominations

Hedgerow Theatre is delighted to announce that it has received six nominations for the Best of Philadelphia awards presented by, including three for its critically acclaimed production of Macbeth., the top website for information on theatre, the arts and live entertainment both on Broadway and around the world, launched its awards in 2003 to allow theatergoers the chance to vote for their favorite plays and performers. This is the first year that Hedgerow Theatre has chosen to participate, after having been named the Best Theatre Group on the PHL17 Philly Hot List internet campaign last summer.

“Over the past year, I’ve watched our online presence soar on various social media sites,” explained Rebecca Cureton, Hedgerow’s Marketing Coordinator, who also played Lady MacDuff and a witch in Macbeth. “It’s great to see our patrons support and help promote us on these platforms, and we’re thrilled that this opportunity was available on”

Associate Artistic Director Jared Reed agreed with Cureton, saying “We are pleased as punch to be part of the Broadway World Awards. We are very proud of our accomplishments this year and look forward to all theatre patrons being given the opportunity to vote for the theatres, productions, and artists that have chosen to join in the Broadway World Awards. This is a wonderful chance to celebrate the fantastic theatre that is happening in the entire Philadelphia region.”

Hedgerow is nominated in the following categories:
Best Director: Dan Hodge, MacBeth
Best Actor: Joel Guerrero, Run for your Wife
Best Ensemble: Macbeth
Best Play: MacBeth, Corpse!
Best Theatre Company: Hedgerow Theatre

Voting is open to members of the theatre community and the general public through December 31 at this link:

For more information or for reservations for the current show, the 21st annual production of  A Christmas Carol, adapted by Nagle Jackson from Charles Dickens’ classic tale, call 610-565-4211 or visit Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).

‘A Christmas Carol’ Opens This Friday!

This Friday, December 6th, our 21st annual presentation of Dickens A Christmas Carol opens. And this year we have a special sneak peek, brought to you by On Video (in Media), to usher you into the holiday spirit with Hedgerow!

Yesterday, we took part in celebrating #GivingTuesday; the National Movement to think of the charities and non-profit organizations which serve our community. We want to continue to express our gratitude for all of your support by extending our #GivingTuesday discount for another day!

Please use online code: GIVEBACK to save $5 off your regular tickets to A Christmas Carol. Hurry! Tickets to A Christmas Carol quickly sell out!

‘A Christmas Carol’ Teaser

A Christmas Carol , adapted by Nagle Jackson, plays December 6-31

This year marks our 21st annual presentation of the classic Dickens tale about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from miser to man who honors Christmas in his heart.

Watch our video to get a sneak peek at the magic that makes this production, Delaware County’s tradition for 21 year (and counting!). 

Special thanks to our friends at ‘On Video’ for making this trailer possible.