March 17-26, 2022
Hedda Gabler will finally grace the EPAC stage in 2022. We have been waiting for two years to bring you this incredible production. In Ibsen’s classic drama, passionate, strong-willed, romantic Hedda is forced to stifle her true nature and live by the role assigned to her by society with disastrous results. This will be a Hedda Gabler like you’ve never seen before.
June 16-25, 2022
See the Arthur Miller classic like you’ve never seen it before. Based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, a village is plunged into hysteria after a string of accusations of witchcraft threaten the status quo and leads to a purge of anything perceived to be “different.” This dramatic story of coercion, justice, and consequences truly stands the test of time, and is sure to please audiences once it is given new life on the EPAC stage.
September 8-17, 2022
in 1781, Antonio Salieri finds himself in a position of fame and high esteem, composing music in the name of God, until he hears a name that will come to haunt him and his career — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart, a crude young man, and the antithesis of high society, proves that his musical prowess is indeed as mythic as it is said to be, and Salieri must combat the possibility of dwindling notoriety. A story of faith, jealousy, genius, and revenge, Amadeus proves to be an exciting journey though one of music’s greatest rivalries.
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
April 28-May 14, 2022
As our first musical of the year, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder will, at last, have its EPAC debut. You will see the murderously hilarious results of what happens when a poor young man discovers that he is ninth in line to inherit a fortune.
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
July 28-August 13, 2022
Based on the original television series adored by people of all ages, The Spongebob Musical is making its way to the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. In the underwater town of Bikini Bottom, the happy-go-lucky way of life is threatened by an impending volcanic eruption, and the town needs a hero. When all hope seems lost, SpongeBob and his group of quirky friends rise to the occasion to save the day. Featuring a score by Tom Kitt that covers an array of musical styles, this story of acceptance and community is one that is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family.
THE COLOR PURPLE
October 13-29, 2022
Over the span of 35 years, we follow the journey of Celie, a young African-American woman, through her trials and tribulations in the South. Though the events of her life prove to be unfortunate, her ability to adapt, survive, and bloom in her own way shows that her resiliency is what matters most of all. The book by Marsha Norman, music and lyrics by Allee Willis, Brenda Russell, and Stephen Bray all add warmth and depth to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Alice Walker. The Color Purple, with its gorgeous score and beautiful simplicity, is a show that must be seen at EPAC’s intimate venue.
FAMILY & KIDS
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – THE MUSICAL JR.
December 2-18, 2022
There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to witness the Christmas classic we all grew up loving, live on stage. In this classic story of fitting in, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is cast away for the difference between him and the other reindeer in the North Pole. After finding himself on the Island of Misfit Toys, he and some newfound friends are presented with a request–ask Santa Claus to find the misfit toys homes for Christmas. With all the characters we came to know each year, like Yukon Cornelius and Hermey, along with the songs that engrained themselves into the Christmas spirit, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical Jr. on the EPAC stage will be a charming walk down memory lane, as well as a heart-warming reminder to be kind to all, no matter the differences we may have.
Ephrata Performing Art Center’s 2022 season is subject to change dependent on state and federal protocols for COVID-19.