Catch a Show in Pennsylvania When You Visit on a Bus Charter in NYC - Part 1

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New Yorkers who are used to Broadway shows will find a pleasant surprise when they go to Pennsylvania. The state has some of the best theater groups and performance companies that can rival the best of Broadway at a fraction of the ticket prices that they pay back home. In fact, theater shows in the Independence State is much cheaper than even off-off-Broadway shows. So why not invite your theater and music loving friends and take them to Pennsylvania on a bus charter in NYC?


Bus Charter in NYC


A bus charter in NYC can accommodate anywhere from two dozen to five dozen people, ensuring that you can have fun at the concerts, shows, and theater with everyone. Plus, you can split the cost of a bus charter in NYC amongst yourselves, and even then, it will still be a more affordable way to catch a show.


Pennsylvania has some of the best performance groups and venues in the region.


Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley is known as the only true professional repertory theater in the country in the years after it was founded in the 1920s. It is housed in a building that is part of the Rose Valley Historic District, and is instrumental in the founding of several other theater companies including the People's Light and Theatre Company. The group continues to produce more than two dozen productions every year. Its mainstage season introduces new plays as well as old time classics, Shakespearean productions, and a production of A Christmas Carol. It also has a Horizons series where new plays are highlighted. Equity artists are also featured in their Small Professional Theatre's Signature series. They also have the Heritage series, which highlights the entire company. The group is also active in educational productions that includes outreach programs and school tours so that they could reach underserved audiences. Moreover, they have the Children’s Theatre productions that features child actors from ages three and older.


Make a night at the theater a bonding activity among friends. The good news is that you can ride a bus charter in NYC and head out to Pennsylvania.


A bus charter in NYC can easily transport up to 60 people in one go. That means that you would all be together in traveling and that you will be able to check out other places as well. Then just reserve the night for an outstanding performance at these venues:


The Players Club of Swarthmore is one of the few cultural attractions in the borough. The group has Main Stage, Second Stage and Children's Theater performances every year. The community theater produces seven shows for its Main Stage series held at its 300-seat theater while Second Stage productions are held at its black-box theater that accommodates around 80 people.


The Media Theatre is one of the best live theater venues in the Philadelphia area. It is housed in a building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in Media, PA, the theater is a great way to see a show without having to get into the crowded city. You can catch classic and new Broadway musicals here from September to May. They also teach kids and teenagers who are interested in performing with their summer camp. The professional equity theater has their own actors, designers and directors that they use for their productions.


The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center has the most number of shows and productions in Delaware County. Located in Drexel Hills, the performing arts center welcomes at least 60,000 people every year. It seats 1,650 people who watch different theater, dance and musical productions here. You could also check out the Upper Darby Summer Stage here, which is one of the most successful youth theater in the United States. Past productions include The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan Jr, Junie B. Jones the Musical, and Mary Poppins.


The Curio Theatre Company has a group of actors, designers and directors that together puts up several productions every year. The group has produced Romeo & Juliet, Gender Comedy: A Less Stupid Twelfth Night Gay Fantasia, Dancing At Lughnasa, and Oedipussy, among others. The company is located in Philadelphia.


You can also go to the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, which is the oldest theatre that is still in operation today, and is the oldest in the country. The theater has the Mainstage, the Independence Studio on 3, and the Studio 5. The classical revival building in which it is housed is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a national historic landmark. Founded in 1809, the theater is currently managed by the Walnut Street Theatre Company. It also oversees a school that has more than 1,200 enrollees every year. You can catch five main stage productions every year, and countless others in the smaller spaces of the Independence Studio and Studio 5.


Or you can head out to Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theater company based in Philadelphia. The company is responsible for producing challenging and risky plays that truly reflects the passion of the local audiences. The productions that they have presented includes Red Speedo, The Whale, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the theater also has several events, including scavenger hunts and poetry readings. You should also check out the new plays that are developed and exhibited at Studio X.


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The People's Light and Theatre Company is a not for profit theater in Malvern. It is located inside a campus that spans close to 5 acres of space that used to be part of the land grant by William Penn to the Malin family. The theater was moved here from Strode's Mill that was built in 1721. The theater company has been coming up with theater shows, musicals, new plays and old classics for its many seasons, including Row After Row, Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, My Mother Has 4 Noses, All My Sons, The Three Musketeers (The Later Years), and Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.


Newtown Arts Company was founded in the 1980s and has served audiences in Bucks County. The theater group comes up with live theater productions that are family friendly. They also have educational programs that teaches residents on the finer points of theater. The group produces six shows every year, including musicals, comedies, and dramas. Catch them perform at the historic Newtown Theatre, which is the oldest movie house in the United States having been built in the 1830s. The Newtown Arts Company is one of the Philly HOT LIST's top theatre groups for the past eight years and they also have several events such as the Annual Scholarship Awards, Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival, and the Stars of Tomorrow.


Remember that a bus charter in NYC can help you have a great vacation in any city you want to go to. As such, you will have a lot of fun going to:


Arden Theatre Company is a regional theater in Philadelphia. The full-service professional theater has theater shows and educational programs to their audiences, artists and students in the region. There are two theaters here. The Arcadia Stage seats around 175 people while the main F. Otto Haas theatre can seat 360 people. The company also maintains another building on 40 North 2nd Street where they have their educational programs, as well as production and administrative offices. Arden was founded in the 1980s and has since received countless awards including being included on the Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards for eight times and being named “Theatre Company of the Year” for four years, as well as six Reader’s Choice Awards from the Philadelphia City Paper and getting cited by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The company has also been able to score more than 250 nominations, 53 of which it won, from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater.


Then you have the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, a concert hall and theater venue in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. It was first opened as the Stanley Theatre in the 1920s and was renovated and reopened in the 1980s. The performing arts center is home to several noteworthy organizations such as the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. It has also seen the likes of King Crimson, the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Prince, and Kansas grace its stage. It was Billboard's top auditorium for many years and currently accommodates 2,800 people in the audience.


Mazeppa Productions is where you could catch musical theater at its best. This Philadelphia theater produces new works as well as old time favorites at the Christ Church Neighborhood House.


The Dramateurs at the Barn Playhouse has been existing since the 1930s and they have been operating the Barn Playhouse where they perform. Located in Norristown, the group has been regaling audiences with their summer seasons for close to eight decades now. Some of their productions include You Can't Take It With You, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Game's Afoot, Catch Me If You Can, and Gypsy.


The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is a professional theater company that produces musical theater classics. The nonprofit theater company welcomes at least 200,000 people a year. Since the 1940s, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera has been tirelessly promoting, preserving and creating live musical theater. You can also find the CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, which is under their stewardship. Some of the shows that they have produced or have participated in include Legally Blonde, Monty Python's Spamalot, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, and Flower Drum Song.


The Pittsburgh Opera is an opera company that performs at several venues, including the Benedum Center and the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School Theater. It is the eighth oldest in the country. For the environmentalists, another reason to patronize the Pittsburgh Opera is the fact that is was the first green opera company in the country, having been given the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver Certification. Some of their productions include Grand & Glorious Concert, Otello, New Year's Eve: As Time Goes By, and Daughter of the Regiment.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is located in Wilkes-Barre. Housed in the historic building that was first opened as the Comerford Theater in the 1930, the F.M. Kirby Center sports an art deco and moderne architecture. Some of the events here include film showings, theater productions, and musical concerts.


The Fulton Opera House gives local residents and visitors the chance to experience regional theater, musicals, dramas, and comedies in a historic landmark building that sports Victorian architecture. The Fulton first opened in the 1850s and has been entertaining audiences after 160 years. Today, the Fulton welcomes more than 130,000 people every year. The theater also hosts several events including summer theater camps. Some productions that they have produced include Peter Pan, and the Wizard of Oz. Its stage has seen the likes of Sarah Bernhardt, Lionel Barrymore, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, W.C. Fields, Treat Williams, Jonathan Groff, and George M. Cohan, and other luminaries.


The Mishler Theatre in historic downtown Altoona and was first opened in 1906 but was quickly razed down by fire. It was rebuilt a year later and now sports a beaux-arts architecture. The theater served as home to some of the best musicians in the area, including John Christopher Moller, Alexander Reinagle, and Susannah Haswell Rowson. Today, the theater has several productions held every year and also hosts several personal and community events. The theater is also known for its paranormal hauntings, and was in fact featured on the Ghost Hunters show in 2004.


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