For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers, their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over”, “Bad To The Bone” and more, being able to share it with audiences is what will always matter.
Date: March 11, 2015 • Time: 7:30 PM
Address: 500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg
Phone: 717-214-2787• Website: www.whitakercenter.org/george_thorogood
Admission: $35.00 & $45.00
9. A Year with Frog and Toad
Arnold Lobel's treasured book characters hop from pages to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. This whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
Dates: March 7, 2015 and March 8, 2015 • Time: See website for performance times
Location: Carlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-258-0666 • Website: www.carlisletheatrecompany.com
This engaging play is three shows in one - all set in a Midwestern funeral parlor. Through laughter, longing and surprise, three stories interweave and reveal the lengths people go to in order to hold onto memories, love…and money. Playwright, Jeffrey Hatcher, has created three complex characters with wonderful dialog and rich storylines with a twist. Emil is a mild mannered undertaker with an unspoken passion that must be proclaimed before it’s too late. Mac is a drifter who makes a living stealing jewelry from the deceased. And Virginia is the widow of a wheeler-dealer contractor who’s left her in the lurch – and in debt with everyone, including the mob. Jeffrey Hatcher is a noted playwright and screenwriter. He has written numerous plays, co-wrote the stage adaption of Tuesdays with Morrie with author Mitch Albom and TV episodes for Columbo, The Mentalist and Upstairs Downstairs (TV Miniseries)
Dates: March 6, 2015 to March 21, 2015 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg
Address: 915 South York Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-0535• Website: www.ltmonline.net
7. South Mountain Conservation Heritage Film Festival
Join us for the kick-off event for the 2015 South Mountain Partnership Speaker Series. Presented in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Conservation Heritage Project and WITF. Pennsylvania has been called the "Cradle of Conservation" for the role the state and many of its leading citizens played in creating a popular conservation movement in America. Join us to preview short documentaries on two of Pennsylvania's foremost conservation leaders -- Ralph Abele and Myra Lloyd Dock. Lear more about our state's conservation and environmental heritage and share ideas on how to share these ideas and to inspire future leaders.
Date: March 10, 2015 • Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Carlisle Theatre
The South Mountain Speaker Series invites you to learn more about the mills of Cumberland Valley in collaboration with the Cumberland County Historical Society and Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau. The Historical Society will host an opening reception of their new mill exhibit from 6 to 7 pm. Guests are welcome to stay for a presentation about the cultural and bio-physical legacy of mills in the South Mountain region beginning at 7 pm in Todd Hall.
Date: March 26, 2015 • Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle
Allenberry presents "A Diva to Die For" by Jacqueline Heinze. You're invited to the most killer party of the year! Celebrate all weekend long at Astara Vanderbank's shockingly stupendous, super-sensational Birthday Bash. Join her and her filthy rich family as they host an extravagant weekend of non-stop, top-quality food and drink, celebrity entertainment, and all the drama this die-hard diva could dream of!
Allenberry is in its 27th year of producing these original, interactive, mysterious, murderous, comedic, musical weekends. Our weekend package features two nights lodging, five gourmet feasts, two hors d'oeuvres parties, music, dancing, prizes, and a Murder & Mystery performed by a professional cast.
Dates: March 6 – March 8; March 13 – 15, 2015; March 20 – 22; March 27 -29, 2015
Location: Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse
Address: 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
Phone: 800-430-5468 • Website: www.allenberry.com
Admission: $398 pp (double); $569 single (inc. taxes and gratuity)
Taste of Carlisle, sponsored by Entennmann's, is Cumberland Valley's premiere food event hosted by the Carlisle Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association. We bring together the best of the best from local restaurants, pubs, caterers, cafes, bakeries, and chocolatiers to offer taste samplings to our attendees. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Project SHARE, The United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County, and The Salvation Army. VIP Tickets include early access to Taste of Carlisle, a commemorative plate and a glass of champagne. Tickets can be purchased at Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Helena's Chocolate Cafe & Creperie, Rillo's Italian Restaurant, Downtown Carlisle Association and Cafe Bruges.
Date: March 15, 2015 • Time: VIP Experience: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM; 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Admission: $25 VIP Tickets; $15 general admission
A 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. The show has some of the most beautiful and moving music written by Webber, including I Don't Know How To Love Him, What's The Buzz, and King's Herod's Song.
Dates: February 27, 2015 to March 15, 2015 • Time: See website for performance times
Location: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Address: 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill
Phone: 717-737-6768 • Website: www.oystermill.com
The Luhrs Center welcomes the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back to the Grove Theatre stage this March! Nearing their fifth decade together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking Will The Circle Be Unbroken album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2010. Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 49th year together. Their most recent studio release was the critically acclaimed album Speed of Life. In 2013 Capitol/EMI reissued in its original form on vinyl Will The Circle Be Unbroken for its 40th Anniversary.
Date: March 28, 2015 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Solas is one of the top-selling American Celtic artists. The Carlisle Theatre is known regionally for providing the best in Celtic music in time for St. Patrick's Day. The tradition continues as we bring Solas, the quintessential Irish-American band touring and recording in America for 15 years.