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Friday, December 3, 2021

The Hit Musical Waitress at the Hershey Theatre

The Hit Musical Waitress at the Hershey Theatre

If you enjoy the theater and Broadway Shows you'll want to check out all of the shows that are available at the Hershey Theatre in downtown Hershey, Pennsylvania. If you've never been there before, its easy to get to and within a short driving distance from Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, York and the surrounding areas. 

Theater is Located at: The Hershey Theatre 15 E Caracas Ave Hershey, PA 17033 

The theatre was built between 1929 and 1933. The architecture of the building is breath-taking and beautiful. The building was designed by Lancaster architect Emlen Urban, a famous architect in the area during the late 1920's. The Hershey Theatre hosts a wide variety of professional Broadway performances, musical concerts and various other forms of entertainment. You will find shows for the kids like Sesame Street Live to Broadway hits the Jersey Boys and Cats.
The Hershey Theatre

Earlier in December we headed to the theater to watch WAITRESS - Touring. The musical is based off the book by Jessie Nelson with the Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles. It stars Jisel Soleil Ayon, Kennedy Salters, Gabriella Marzetta, David Socolar, Brian Lundy, Shawn W. Smith, Jake Mills, Michael R. Douglass, Elvie Ellis, Stephanie Feeback, Brett Hennessey Jones, Andrew Burton Kelley, Olivia London, Vanessa Magula, Jose Monge, Kelly Prendergast, Zoe Brooke Reed, Julia Rippon, and Woody White. 

Upon arrive you can expect a line to enter the theatre (normal), but please know that the line moves quickly!!! Once you enter through the doors you'll be greeted by security. If you're taking a bag in with will need to pass security screening before they will allow you to pass through. Once you're in the lobby you'll need to show your tickets to the attendant who will then guide you on where you to need to go. 
The Hit Musical Waitress at the Hershey Theatre

During the show you can't use any type of video or audio recording devices and you can't use your camera with or without flash, including cellphone cameras. Once seated please be respectful of others around you. They request that you turn off your cellphones and no talking during the performance. 

The performance was broken down into 2 Acts with a short intermission between them. That's when you can go to use the restroom or to grab refreshments in the lobby. There can be a line for each, so be prepared to be patient. 

Tickets to performances can be purchased online, by phone or at the box office. They make buying your tickets easy and convenient. You can find a seating chart online and order tickets according to where you would like to sit (if available). If you're handicap you'll find a designated parking lot in front of the theatre that you can use. Just a warning though, it can fill up fast, so arrive early as its first-come, first-served. If you need other special arrangements due to a disability, call the box office to see what's available to you. 
The Hit Musical Waitress at the Hershey Theatre

You will want to check out the Hershey Theatre website for a list of upcoming shows and performances. They keep the list updated and you'll want to reserve tickets early in the ordering process, so that you get your preferred seating. You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Carlisle Iron Works Historical Marker in Cumberland County

Over the last 11 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them. 

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Cumberland County we came upon the Carlisle Iron Works Historical Marker located at the intersection of East 1st Street and S. Ridge Road. You can carefully pull off to the side of the road to photograph it for your waymarking records. If you're following the trail you'll find at least a dozen more located within a short driving distance from this one.
Carlisle Iron Works Historical Marker in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

Carlisle Iron Works

Founded about 1762 by John Rigbie and Co. Operated after 1781 by Michael Ege, noted ironmaster of the period. Ruins of the charcoal furnace still stand. 

By: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.