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June 10, 2019 | Servant Stage is in the News!

"Audiences have been raving about Servant Stage's current production of My Fair Ladycalling it "gorgeous and thoroughly entertaining".  Kelly Curtin of Theatre Sensation calls the production "a classical interpretation of the beloved musical" with a "large and zealous cast, beautiful costumes, a splendid set, and some amazing performances…"Perhaps, however, Calderon's most crucial role is that of teacher...."

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May 30, 2019 | "Let Freedom Ring" Performance Set

"Mountville Community Services Foundation (MCSF) will sponsor a series of concerts on the lawn of Mountville Church of the Brethren, College Avenue and Clay Street, Mountville, this summer.

On Sunday, July 14, Servant Stage Company will present "Let Freedom Ring," which will feature music of America. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the church…”

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May 22, 2019 | Servant Stage Company To Present "My Fair Lady"

“Servant Stage Company (SSC) will present the Broadway classic "My Fair Lady" at Millersville University's Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, 60 W. Cottage Ave., Millersville, on select dates from Friday, May 31, through Saturday, June 15.

Lerner and Loewe's award-winning story of a Cockney flower seller transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach Eliza Doolittle how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish. Notable songs from the musical include "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," and "On the Street Where You Live."

Franklin & Marshall College theater production manager Bonnie Bosso is once again serving as the director; she previously directed "Sherlock Holmes" for SSC. Kendra Bigley is the musical director. Bigley won a Broadway World award for her musical direction of SSC's recent production of "Titanic." The two directors are excited to be working on this latest show..”

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May 18, 2019 | Talent And Spirit

"Servant Stage To Present "Jump, Jive, And Jukebox!"

“Wally Calderon is overseeing the Servant Stage production of "Jump, Jive, and Jukebox!" with enthusiasm and energy. Not only is Calderon directing the nearly 30-member cast of teenagers, but he is the choreographer and the person who chose the 20 musical numbers that span the decades from the 1950s to the present and cover genres from rock to pop to Broadway with a special emphasis on the music of the 1980s thrown in. Perhaps, however, Calderon's most crucial role is that of teacher...."

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May 1, 2019 | ‘Jump, Jive, and Jukebox’ touring this month

"You’ll hear one chart-topping hit after another in Servant Stage’s newest show, “Jump, Jive, and Jukebox.” Spanning the decades and featuring everything from rock-n-roll to Broadway to pop, this musical revue showcases the top teen talent in the region.

The cast features 30 students ranging in ages from 12 to 18. Most are from Lancaster County, but several travel from as far away as New Jersey, traveling several hours to rehearsals and performances…”

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January 23, 2019 | ‘A Million Dreams: Songs of Inspiration’

“Servant Stage Company is kicking off the new year with a heartwarming and stirring concert, “A Million Dreams: Songs of Inspiration.” This original revue will showcase stunning vocals, tight harmonies, and original arrangements of a wide variety of uplifting songs, ranging from Broadway to pop to sacred and spirituals.

“It’s a diverse program, but each song has an encouraging or inspirational theme,” says Servant Stage executive director Johnathan Bauer. “This is a great show to beat the Winter blues! The arrangements, vocals, and harmonies are just exquisite! And the costumes are gorgeous!”…

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January 22, 2019 | Show To Feature Songs Of Inspiration

“Servant Stage will kick off the new year with concert titled "A Million Dreams: Songs of Inspiration." The original revue will showcase vocals, tight harmonies, and original arrangements of a wide variety of uplifting songs, ranging from Broadway and pop tunes to sacred songs and spirituals.

"It's a diverse program, but each song has an encouraging or inspirational theme," said Servant Stage executive director Johnathan Bauer. "This is a great show to beat the winter blues. The arrangements, vocals, and harmonies are just exquisite, and the costumes are gorgeous…”

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November 20, 2018 | Servant Stage will present ‘A Christmas Carol’

“From the classic novella to George C. Scott’s iconic portrayal to the Muppets, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been warming hearts and heralding the spirit of the Christmas season for generations.

Now being brought to life by Servant Stage Company, this holiday classic will be touring across Lancaster County for nearly 40 performances at local theatres, churches, retirement homes, and schools…”

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November 19, 2019 | Servant Stage Sets "A Christmas Carol"

“Servant Stage Company will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" across Lancaster County, with nearly 40 performances set at local theaters, churches, retirement homes, and schools.

The show's music is directed by Johnathan Bauer and underscored by pairings of harp, cello, guitar, and penny whistle, played live at select performances by Emily Aziza and Tony Marini…”

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November 17, 2018 | Servant Stage Plans Shows, Camps

"Servant Stage Company recently announced its 2019 season. Featured shows will include "A Million Dreams," "Jump, Jive, and Jukebox," "My Fair Lady," "Let Freedom Ring," "The Music Man," and "Joy to the World."

Servant Stage will also offer summer youth theater camps in June through July. The camps are open to students ages 10 to 18…”

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October 19, 2018 | Servant Stage Sets First Look Fundraiser

"Servant Stage Company will host a First Look Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster.

The one-night-only benefit performance will be a celebration and will highlight performances as the lineup of shows planned for 2019 is announced. The lineup will include big Broadway musicals, song-and-dance review shows, youth productions, classics, and more…”

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September 5, 2018 | A ‘Titanic’ show is coming

“Servant Stage Company and Lancaster Bible College (LBC) are partnering to present the Broadway musical Titanic the last two weekends of September on stage at Lancaster Bible College.

“We’ve never done something as big as this and are excited to tackle such an epic production!” said Servant Stage executive director, Johnathan Bauer. “Titanic swept the Tony Awards when it came out 20 years ago, including best musical, best book, and best score, but because it’s such a massive undertaking, it’s not frequently done and a lot of people are not familiar with it. We’re thrilled to be able to share it with the Lancaster community!”…

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August 30, 2018 | LBC And Servant Stage To Produce "Titanic" Musical

"Wally Calderon, artistic director with Servant Stage Company, admits that there is an element of preconception in staging "Titanic," the 1997 musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone. "There is no surprise ending," said Calderon of the musical that has been on his shortlist of shows for some time.

Calderon loves the show because of its "character-driven depiction" of the historical events and the stories it tells that draw audience members into the story. "(Audience members grow) attached to the historical figures involved," said Calderon. "That's the magic of the show ... the power of the story…”

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July 22, 2018 | "I'll Fly Away" To Visit Boettcher House

"The Backwoods Bluegrass Band will be featured front and center in Servant Stage's newest show, "I'll Fly Away." The fun and feel-good tribute to folk, bluegrass, old-time gospel music, and more will be performed on Sunday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Boettcher House in Landis Woods.

"This show has a lot of music that most people will find familiar," said Backwoods Bluegrass Band member Adam Zembower, who plays guitar and provides vocals. "There's something for everyone: old bluegrass tunes, new bluegrass tunes, amazing singers, funny one-liners, and so much more…”

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July 19, 2018 | Servant Stage Posts "I'll Fly Away"

“Servant Stage Company will present "I'll Fly Away" on Saturday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at Reich's Evangelical Congregational Church, 338 Stackstown Road, Marietta. Featuring the Backwoods Bluegrass Band and other performers, "I'll Fly Away" is a tribute to folk, bluegrass, and old-time gospel music.

Servant Stage Company exists to serve the community by presenting outstanding musical and theatrical experiences that inspire, educate, challenge, and entertain; making the arts accessible to everyone, especially people with financial or physical limitations; and providing a creative outlet for artists in the community to develop and share their talents…”

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July 18, 2018 | Getting an early start on the (Servant) Stage

”Riley Shroyer is an eighth grader from Lititz. She has been performing at both the Dutch Apple and American Music Theaters since age eight.

“The Servant Stage instructors trust us to work hard and teach us the show in a fun way,” says Riley. “We all work together.”

“Into The Woods Jr.” is her second Servant Stage Camp this summer. She played the Bird Girl in “Seussical Jr.” earlier in the summer. The young actor is really interested in a theater career and had a chance to audition recently for “School of Rock” on Broadway…”

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June 20, 2018 | ‘I’ll Fly Away’ set for June 30

"The Backwoods Bluegrass Band is featured front and center in Servant Stage Company’s newest show, “I’ll Fly Away.” It’s a fun and feel-good tribute to folk, bluegrass, old-time gospel music and more.

The show is touring all summer, and will be performed Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Garden Spot Village auditorium, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. New Holland…”

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