Month: January 2014

Hedgerow: Celebrate the women in your life!

Only 8 more performances of Vanities!

It’s the final two weeks to celebrate those mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and sisters who experienced the simpler time of the early 1960s when spirits were carefree.

After November 2, 1963, a whole chain of events shattered the innocence; causing a cultural earthquake enough for rebellion and change. Women were forced to navigate this cultural shift and adapt to their new role in society. 

These are the strong women we love who are represented in Jack Heifner’s Vanities. You’ll laugh, learn, and love alongside the women in your life when you treat them to this comedy-drama showing three best friends as they examine their changing priorities and friendship in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Purchase your tickets today! 

Hedgerow:  ’Strictly Platonic’ playwright returns with new play reading!

Local playwright Larry McKenna is returning to Hedgerow Theatre for a staged reading of his latest work, The Last Monogamous Man, on Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. McKenna was last at Hedgerow last year for a successful run of the world premiere of his romantic comedy Strictly Platonic

The Last Monogamous Man is also a romantic comedy about a couple named Chris and Maggie, high-school sweethearts who have been together for nine years. “Problems arise, however,” McKenna explained, “when Maggie decides to reenter the dating world, Chris is reluctantly forced to move on…or is he?”

The six actors slated to appear are Brendan Cataldo (who appeared in Strictly Platonic), Mary McNulty, Khalil McMillan, Jenna Kuerzi, Bryan Black and Danielle Mitola. McKenna is also well known in the area as a musician, who has entertained at various Jersey shore locations over the past 15 summers, and as the producer of the New Voices Cabaret series at Society Hill Playhouse.

There is no charge for attending the reading, but donations are welcomed.

Hedgerow: Special ‘Back to School’ weekend for ‘Vanities’

Winter storm ‘Janus’ might have made your weekday commute tough. But our three sophisticated, spirited, and sexy ladies will brighten up your winter weekend starting this Thursday in Vanities

And with only three weekends left we’re bringing in the school spirit with our “Back to School” weekend! Bring your old (or new!) college or high school i.d., a ‘snap’ of your collegiate days, or your yearbook to share a little blast from your past and take $10 off your adult ticket to ‘Vanities’. Offer not valid on pre-purchased tickets and ends January 26, 2014.

Storytime: Peter Pan flew into our Theatre for Kids where imaginations soared! Storytimers, Brock and Colleen, loved seeing so many happy faces last weekend. Share in the storytelling with them this Saturday at 11AM when you can be a part of the adventure too! 

Purchase tickets today!

Hedgerow School: Classes Start This Saturday!

Create, Collaborate & Communicate 

The winter semester starts this Saturday morning with our Create A Comedy class for ages 5-9 where kids will
expand their imaginations and grow confidence. Later, we spend the afternoon with Charlotte and her friends as they hatch a plan to save Wilbur in our Youth Musical Theatre Class, Charlotte’s Web, for ages 9 and up.

Sign up for one class or both! And if you can’t get enough play, then make it three, as we start rehearsals next Saturday, January 25, for A Little Princess, The Musical.

You’ll save $50 off enrollment for the Create A Comedy when you sign up with code: LETSCREATE by January 18, 2014.

Visit our Education Page for more info or to enroll today!

Hedgerow: Laughter Banishes the Winter Gloom in “Vanities”!

“Witty” … “Exceptional” … “Bubbly and fun” … “Very comical”  (Delco News Network)

Now here’s what audiences are saying:

“We laughed almost non-stop. Nobody wanted to leave afterwards.”

“So much fun!”   

“Brightens the winter gloom!”

That’s right, Vanities is banishing the gloom and bringing in light and laughter. Bring a friend and see for yourself what all the excitement is all about. 

We even have an exclusive interview with playwright, Jack Heifner, and director Penelope Reed, with their words on why the play is still relevant to audiences today.  Follow this link to read what they have to say.

And for more behind-the-scenes look our podcast continues with Brock interviewing Meredith Beck about her role as the “bubbly” Joanne. Click above to listen.

Hedgerow: We Have a T-R-E-A-T for Opening Week!

Join us for a cheer this opening weekend! Jack Heifner’s Vanities opens this weekend! Join us Friday, January 10, at 7:30PM for Opening Night with a party following the show! 

If you are eager to see this fun and funny look at friendship sooner, then join us for Preview Night this Thursday at 7:30PM. 

We have a ‘T’- ‘R’-‘E’-‘A’-‘T’ for you that you can share with a friend too! Take $10 off your regular ticket to Vanities this weekend only. Use code:VANITY10 to save today. 

Purchase tickets here!

Hedgerow: Give us a ‘V-A-N-I-T-I-E-S’!

Start your year off with a cheer for friendship!

We are kicking off the new year with a heart-warming comedy to banish the winter blues. Jack Heifner’s, Vanities, will win your heart as three best friends share the rich and humorous moments of growing up in the changing society of the ’60s and ’70s. Purchase your tickets for the January 9 preview, or celebrate on January 10 with our opening night, plus party! 

We are thrilled you love our podcasts! This week Brock interviews Sarah J.Gafgen on her return to Hedgerow and her role as Kathy in Vanities. Click above to listen!

Take a sneak peek when you check out our photo gallery from rehearsals, with photos by Ashley LaBonde.

Hedgerow: Storytime: Peter Pan Flies this January!

January 18 to February 8, Saturdays at 11am

The Hedgerow Company Storytellers share classic stories in a way that encourages creativity and interaction. You’ll meet the characters from J.M. Barrie’s famous adventure, including Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy, John and Michael, plus you’ll get to be part of this energetic and creative play. Those in attendance help by playing some of the roles, such as the pirates and the Lost Boys. Later, kids are part of the storytelling, too, when they help the Storytellers create a brand new audience-inspired tale, as they discover that all that’s needed is a little inspiration and imagination to bring ideas to life.

Purchase tickets to the magic today!