Carly Thompson - Pittsburgh Playhouse


Stage manager and veteran GACT-or Carly Thompson has been selected as the assistant stage manager for “Adding Machine: A Musical” at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, December 6-15, 2019.

Thompson is a sophomore Theatre Production: Stage Management major at Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.

For information or to purchase tickets click here.

GACTor Tanner Yake cast in two lead roles.

Tanner announced with excitement that he has been cast as two of his favorite roles this semester. Yake, a student at Robert Morris University, will be playing Gomez in “The Addams Family the Musical” this Halloween and as Buddy the Elf in “Elf the Musical” this Christmas at Comtra Theater in Pittsburgh. Yake added, “I hope everyone gets a chance to see these two hysterical and beloved shows!!! Lots of smiles and laughs to come!!! “

GACTor Alan Anderson in "The Fantasticks"

Recall that secret place...
That special place where once, just once, in your crowded sunlit lifetime
you hid away in shadows from the tyranny of time...

Come and see Meadville Community Theatre’s production of “The Fantasticks”.
September 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:30 and September 15 and 22 at 2 pm.

Adults $15, Seniors/Students $12

Tickets available at the door or online at

Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 814-333-1773 and
leaving a message with your name, number and for if tickets, and a phone
number. Reserved tickets can be picked up and for at the Box Office prior to
the performance. You will not receive a callback unless there is a problem
with your reservation.

The theatre is located in the Oddfellows Buikding (400 N. Main) at the
corner of North Main and Allegheny Streets on the Allegheny College Campus.
Parking is available behind the building, and entrance is through the
basement and up the stairs. There is very limited handicap accessibility as
the chair lift is currently out of service; stairs must be navigated.

About The Show (July 2019)


Twenty-seven year old New York window washer J. Pierrepont Finch believes that he can be a success in the corporate world after he impulsively picks up the book “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. The book promises its reader that one can climb the corporate ladder simply and quickly. The World Wide Wicket Corporation, the business in the office building whose windows he washes, is, according to the book, the perfect type of business. There, Finch meets secretary Rosemary Pilkington, who sees in Ponty, as she calls him, an unassuming man whom she believes the corporate world will eat alive. But Ponty, memorizing what the book tells him, does quickly climb the corporate ladder, but not by doing any real work. Ponty, however, has a few obstacles along the way: Bud Frump, the nephew by marriage of the company president, J. B. Biggley; Hedy LaRue, a curvaceous but simple woman who has a secret (or not-so-secret) tie to someone important in the company; Smitty, a sassy secretarial friend of Rosemary’s; and Ponty, himself, possibly making a fatal occupational error by not reading far enough ahead in the book. Finch ultimately has to decide if climbing to the top of the ladder is worth stepping on all of those along the way and worth risking the loss of the love of Rosemary. In the end, telling the truth may set him free.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

This is, perhaps, in my opinion, one of the best satirical parodies made into a musical comedy. The songs are original and appealing, the dialogue is sharp-witted, the plot is engaging, and the pace is brisk. Underneath the humor of the superbly funny script, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is,of course, a scathing reflection of corporate culture in the 1950s. It’s biting social commentary is as timely now, however, as it was then. I could not be happier with this entertaining sensation! The cast and crew of this GACT production are most dedicated and driven … they HAVE succeeded, with much effort and enthusiasm. This was no small undertaking and I am proud of all involved. Thank you to my many friends who were an amazing team to work with: the GACT Board, Jim, Karyn, Margie, Carly, linda, Fran, Sarah, Nick, and many others. Much gratitude to you all!

Perhaps a tie that binds us all together here tonight is the love of theatre. In a time where the arts are not always supported and being cut … in schools, community theatres, and even Broadway, it warms my heart to know that so many of you have attended this production to show your support of something that is so very important in life. With learning and refining the skills of discipline, teamwork, problem-solving, self control, communication, public speaking, confidence in one’s self image, creativity, and the understanding of the way human beings interact, all of us can experience much success in life. The Alliance for Education and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts jointly state, “The future of our nation depends on our ability to create, be creative, and appreciate and support the arts together”. Thanks for joining our “Brother hood of Man”. Enjoy the show!

Cast Announcement



(Cast in order of appearance)

J. Pierreont Finch—————————————————Tanner Yake
Book Voice ———————————————————-Alan Anderson
Gatch——————————————————————-Ray Yurko
Jenkins—————————————————————-Ian Miller
Tackaberry————————————————————Elijah Caron
J.B. Biggley———————————————————-James Kerr
Rosemary————————————————————Jordan Mastrangelo
Bratt———————————————————————David Reeher
Smitty——————————————————————Kathy Williams
Bud Frump———————————————————-Andrew Ference
Miss Jones———————————————————-Susan Woge
Mr. Twimble———————————————————Bill Henry
Hedy LaRue———————————————————Sylvia Patterson
Miss Krumholtz—————————————————-Susan Swartzbeck
Paris Original Girl————————————————-Miranda Woge
1st Scrubwoman/Secretary———————————-Barbie Long-Cooper
2nd Scrubwoman/Secretary———————————Jen Ferguson
Ovington————————————————————-Bruce Turcic
Wally Womper——————————————————James Bancroft


Sarah Dopierala
Erin Kennedy
Keely Kennedy
Stephanie King
Amy Leskovac
Lindsay Lloyd
Cat Smith
Erin Warren

GACT Auditions

Auditions to be held by appointment on:

Thursday, May 2nd (4pm-9pm)
Saturday, May 4th (9am - 12pm)

CALL (724) 301-7831
for a 10 minute audition time slot.

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Auditions will be held at the William A. Robinson Theater at Thiel College. Please call to book a 10 minute audition slot (724) 301-7831.

No prep necessary. Plan to sing through a song or two from the show as well as a cold reading. Please arrive early for your audition to fill out an audition form before your 10 minute slot.

William A. Robinson Theater
Thiel College
75 College Avenue
Greenville, PA 16125

GACT + GSO = Winter Performance Extravaganza!

The Greenville Area Community Theater was invited to join with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra of Mercer County for a truly spectacular performing experience!


Saturday, February 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thiel College Passavant Center
38 Packard Avenue
Greenville, PA, 16125