Experience the magic of live entertainment with Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the 2022-2023 Celebrity Season beginning this August. The season’s monumental program includes legendary performances by world-renowned musicians, stunning dance shows, a magician, live theater and the first-ever film festival dedicated to films Ken Burns. Tickets go to the general public on Friday June 17th. Majestic members can access pre-sale tickets starting Monday, June 13th.
The centerpiece of the 2022-2023 season is Who Are We?: A Festival Celebrating the Films of Ken Burns, set for February 10-12, 2023. Representing the first film festival ever dedicated to and sanctioned by the documentary filmmaker, the weekend will feature 25 hours of film screenings from Burns’ 40-year catalogue, three presentations starring Burns and Opportunities to hear from fellow Burns about the music, scripts and cinematography that characterize his work. Tickets for the three events featuring Burns are $29 each. A festival pass with entry to all paid events and early seating at festival events will also be available. Many festival events are free to attend, but ticket reservations are required. Advance ticket reservations are strongly recommended and are only available by phone or at the box office.
The 2022-2023 celebrity season kicks off in early August with two popular concerts that are sure to get audiences singing along. Rock legend and founding member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash returns to the Majestic on Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. Later that same week, The Doo Wop Project, starring stars from the Broadway hit Jersey Boys, brings the classic 1950s sound and tight harmonies of five boys singing on a street corner into the 21st century with a performance on Friday the 12th. Aug at 7:30 p.m. The show is sponsored by the J. William Warehime Fund of the Majestic Theater Centennial Endowment.
On October 15 at 8 p.m., bestselling author and NPR contributor David Sedaris makes his Gettysburg debut following the publication of his most recent books, The Best of Me and A Carnival of Snackery. This intimate evening will feature a selection of new readings, an audience question-and-answer session and book signing, with books available for purchase thanks to the Gettysburg College Bookstore.
Be mesmerized by spooky ghouls and goblins summoned by master illusionists David Caserta in Haunted Illusions, performing on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. This family show is made possible by the Sites Family Endowed Fund for Children’s Programming, part of the Majestic’s Centennial Endowment. Two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will do it raise the roof at the Majestic Theater on Monday 21 November at 7:30pm as part of their 2022 North American tour. The choir is made up of 20 South African artists who share the inspirational power of African gospel music. The company’s Gettysburg concert, which has performed for world leaders, is part of the WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTs Healthy Family series.
Totem Pole Playhouse’s popular A Christmas Carol will take the stage from December 9th to 18th with a cast of local and professional actors, singers and dancers. Dancing with the Local Stars benefiting the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Adams County Arts Council will bring together local celebrities with professional choreographers on Friday. January 13, 2023 and Mountainfilm on Tour will bring the best short documentaries to the big screen for the third time on Friday, January 20, 2023. On Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 17:00, the Aluminum Show presents a magical, mysterious, multi-sensory experience on a futuristic planet made entirely of aluminum. The show is suitable for guests aged 5 and over and is sponsored by the Jean S. LeGros and Jeffrey Gabel Endwed Fund for Family Programming.
Two theatrical performances postponed from last season due to the pandemic will grace the stage in early 2023. The Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., poking fun at the theme was born to reduce comedy through the centuries – from the high- Brow on the low-browse. On Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. LA Theater Works presents Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom, the hilarious true story behind one of America’s favorite television comedies. The show, supported by the Majestic Theater Centennial Endowment, played to sold-out audiences at its 2018 Los Angeles premiere.
Fusing Ireland’s vibrant and traditional dance form with American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company will wow the Majestic audience with their driving, percussive and agile performance on Thursday 23 March 2023 at 7:30pm thanks to the Majestic Theater Centennial Lydia Zeigler Clare Fund of the Foundation. And George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain descends on Gettysburg on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:30pm with his critically acclaimed, not-too-serious, but-so-silly interpretations of a catalog that ranges from rock and pop to jazz and classical music. The show is supported by the Majestic Theater Centennial Endowment.
Tickets for several shows are already on sale. Tickets for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season go on sale to the general public on Friday 17 June. Majestic members can begin pre-sale access on Monday, June 13, depending on their membership level. Tickets are available online at www.gettysburgmajestic.orgby calling (717) 337-8200 or stopping by the box office at 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg. The evening box office is open Monday to Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free parking and round-trip transportation for most live shows is available at Gettysburg College’s Constitution Parking lot. The shuttle departs one hour before each performance and is ADA accessible. Paid parking is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage on Race Horse Alley and along Carlisle Street.
The Majestic Theater at the Jennifer and David LeVan Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Gettysburg College as a gathering place for its campus and community to celebrate the arts together.
Image: ALUMINUM SHOW: On Saturday 28 January 2023 at 17:00, The Aluminum Show presents a magical, mysterious, multi-sensory experience set on a futuristic planet made entirely of aluminum at the Majestic Theatre, 25 Carlisle Street , Gettysburg. Tickets are available from Friday, June 17th.