Majestic Theater Announces 2022-2023 Celebrity Season | Culture & Leisure
Experience the magic of live entertainment with the Majestic Theater at Gettysburg College during the 2022-2023 celebrity season, which kicks off in August. The season’s lineup includes performances by world-renowned musicians, dance performances, a magician, live theater and the first-ever film festival dedicated to Ken Burns films.
The centerpiece of the 2022-2023 season is “Who are we? A festival celebrating the films of Ken Burns”, scheduled for February 10-12. The weekend, representing the first film festival ever dedicated and sanctioned by the documentary filmmaker, will include 25 hours of screenings of films spanning Burns’ 40 years. catalog, three presentations featuring Burns, and opportunities to hear Burns’ colleagues talk about the music, scripts and cinematography that characterize his work. Tickets for the three events featuring Burns are $29 each. A festival pass that includes entry to all ticketed events and advance seating at festival events will also be available. Many festival events are free, but ticket reservations are required. Advance ticket reservation is strongly recommended and is only available by calling or visiting the box office.
Opening the 2022-2023 celebrity season in early August are two popular concerts that always have audiences singing. Rock legend and founding member of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash returns to the Majestic at 7:30 p.m. on August 7. Later that week, The Doo Wop Project, featuring stars from the Broadway hit “will bring the classic 1950s sound and close harmonies of five guys singing on a street corner into the 21st century with a performance at 7:30 p.m. on August 12.
Best-selling author and NPR contributor David Sedaris will make his Gettysburg debut at 8 p.m. on October 15, following the release of his latest books, “The Best of Me” and “A Carnival of Snackery.” This intimate evening will include a selection of new readings, a Q&A session with the audience and a book signing, with books available for purchase.
Master illusionist David Caserta will conjure creepy ghouls and goblins in the “Haunted Illusions” family show at 7:30 p.m. on October 21.
The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will ascend the roof of the Majestic at 7:30 p.m. on November 21 as part of their 2022 North American tour. The choir is made up of 20 South African performers sharing the inspirational power of African gospel music. The Gettysburg concert by the ensemble, which has performed for world leaders, is part of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTs Healthy Family Series.
Totem Pole Playhouse’s beloved “A Christmas Carol” will take the stage from December 9-18 with a cast of local and professional actors, singers and dancers.
The Adams County Arts Council will pair local celebrities with professional choreographers in “Dancing with the Local Stars” for a show Jan. 13.
“Mountainfilm on Tour” will bring the best of documentary shorts to the big screen on January 20 for the third year.
“The Aluminum Show,” at the Majestic at 5 p.m. on January 28, is a magical, mysterious, and multi-sensory experience that takes place on a futuristic planet made entirely of aluminum. The show is suitable for ages 5 and up.
Two theatrical performances carried over from last season will grace the stage in early 2023. The Reduced Shakespeare Company will present “The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)” at 7:30 p.m. on February 18, which pokes fun at the subject it was born to reduce – from high end to low – comedy through the ages. LA Theater Works will present “Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom” at 7:30 p.m. on March 3, the hilarious and true story behind one of America’s most beloved television comedies.
The Trinity Irish Dance Company, fusing Ireland’s vibrant, traditional dance form with American innovation, will bring their energetic, impactful and agile performance to the stage at 7:30 p.m. on March 23.
George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will be in town at 7.30pm on May 9, with their critically acclaimed, not-too-serious but still silly renditions of a catalog ranging from rock and pop to jazz and classical music.
Tickets are available online at gettysburgmajestic.orgby calling 717-337-8200, or stopping by the box office at 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, open 3-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Free parking and round-trip shuttle service is available to most live shows from Gettysburg College’s Constitution parking lot. Shuttles start one hour before each performance and are ADA accessible. Metered parking is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking Garage in Race Horse Alley, as well as along Carlisle Street.