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Harrisburg's Gamut Theatre Group opens new theater in November

After two years of renovating the 120-year-old building at 15 N. Fourth St. in downtown Harrisburg, Gamut Theatre Group will open the doors to its new theater Nov. 6.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Eric Papenfuse and grand opening celebration will take place at the theater from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a news release. Cake and refreshments will be served, and the theater will be open for tours.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, Gamut Theatre Group will perform its first show at the new facility, "Twelfth Night," the release said. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and military and $15 for students and can be purchased at

Tickets are also available for a reception following the performance, where guests can enjoy refreshments and meet the cast.

"Twelfth Night" will continue Nov. 8-29 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Artistic director Clark Nicholson said he chose "Twelfth Night" as the opening production because of "its underlying theme of new beginnings," according to the release.

"After (22 years of) being 'tucked away' at Strawberry Square, we are excited to have a street presence and become a permanent fixture in Central Pa.," Executive Director Melissa Nicholson said in the release.

When the second phase of renovations is completed, the 20,000 square-foot building will have two stages - the Select Medical Mainstage with seating for 250 people and the Alexander Grass Second Stage, which will be used for Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre shows.

The space will also include a reception lobby and two classrooms for Gamut's Theatre Academy.