Weekly Email
May 5, 2015


This is the time of year when it seems like every week brings excitement about upcoming events, combined with new show announcements.


This week is no exception, as we make final preparations for the Young Professionals mix and mingle event before Pink Martini performs tomorrow night.  Then we have the Broadway show I've been waiting to see all season, in the all-new, edgy production of Camelot.  I had the privilege to speak with the actor who plays Lancelot for our Behind the Scenes with The Hanover Theatre program, and I'm literally counting down the days until this show opens and I see it with my mother this weekend.


If you read my weekly columns in GoLocal Worcester, then you also know that I'm looking forward to sharing an irreverent and hysterical evening with my two best friends when Wanda Sykes, known as one of America's 25 Funniest People, returns to our stage next Friday.


In other news, we are proud to announce that Peppa Pig, the Nick Jr. hit and preschool sensation, is coming to the theatre December 8. Tickets will be available to our members this Thursday at 10am, before going on sale to the public on Saturday, May 9 at 10am.


We're proud to be a community resource and gathering place where good ideas come to fruition every day.  It fits that The Hanover Theatre will host TEDx Auburn Middle School, a celebration of "ideas worth spreading" in central Massachusetts. The event will take place from 5:30-7:30pm on June 8 and will feature short talks by a variety of impressive inspirational speakers and leaders. Please note that this event is free and open to the public!


See you at the theatre,

Lisa sig   

Lisa K. Condit  

Director of Marketing & PR   

May 8-10

Experience Camelot's "one brief shining moment" as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre's most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show. 

Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood," and the title song, "Camelot." 

Listen to Lancelot actor, Tim Rogan discuss the show on Behind the Scenes with the Hanover Theatre.

Ticket prices range from $38 to $48. They are a perfect gift for Mother's Day, use code MOM to save 10%. 

Generously sponsored by 
Commerce Bank  
Wanda Sykes
Friday, May 15 at 8PM

One of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America, actress and comedian WANDA SYKES returns to The Hanover Theatre to entertain Worcester with her smart-witted stand-up. 

Wanda has appearances in several movies including: Monster-in-law, Evan Almighty, Brother Bear 2 and Ice Age: Continental Drift. She also has a number of HBO comedy specials.

Tickets to this hysterical show start at just $37.

Please note this show contains strong adult content and is intended for ages 18 and older. Get more information on the show and buy tickets here.
Founders' Tour
Wednesday, May 27 at 12PM

The theatre has launched regular tours of our magnificent architectural landmark, led by original theatre founders, Ed Madaus and Paul Demoga. During these tours, Ed & Paul will serve as guides sharing their personal stories and recollections of the early days before the theatre's opening. 


You'll be amazed to learn about the perseverance and grit it took to make a city project as significant and daunting as the theatre come to fruition. The tours will conclude with an introduction and demonstration of the theatre's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, given by Don Phipps, the Wurlitzer Organ Curator and Director of The American Theatre Organ Society Inc.


Tours are free for members and their guests. $5 for non-members. 


Get tickets here.


Read this article on GoLocalWorcester for more information and listen to Ed and Paul's Behind the Scenes interview about the Founders' Tours. 

In This Issue

Nancy Byrne won the trivia contest for Camelot and two tickets to the show on Saturday, May 9 at 2PM. We hope you enjoy the show!

Pink Martini
Wednesday, May 6
at 7:30PM
Generously sponsored by
An Evening of Dance with Elsa and Anna
Wednesday, May 20
at 7PM

An Evening with 
Roger McGuinn
Thursday, June 11 
at 7:30PM

Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Friday, June 19
at 8PM

Click here for the entire list of upcoming performances.  Plus, you can always tune in to WCRN AM830 on Saturdays from 1-2pm to hear what's going on  Behind the Scenes with The Hanover Theatre and get the inside scoop.  

Subscribers save $54-$67 per person and enjoy all the benefits of Friend Level membership.
You'll get early access and discounts to over 100 performances all year, special offers from participating restaurants, and free theatre tours.
Find out more about the shows included in the 2015-2016 Broadway Series, including The Producers, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Ragtime, 42nd Street, Annie, Saturday Night Fever, and plans to announce our 7th top secret subscription show on May 11.

Check out This is the Nightlife with Dale LePage for a lively discussion of what's coming to the theatre, including more details about early subscriber incentives.

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Find out more about how you can support the theatre.