Category Archives: Features

Behind the Scenes: An Update in Unprecedented Times

Hank Stolz and Talk of the Commonwealth have the latest update on how The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory is looking to a hopeful future in the time of COVID-19. Read on for highlights from his interviews with our president and … Continue reading

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Meet Olivia Scanlon, Managing Director of The BrickBox Theater

Lisa Condit spoke with Olivia Scanlon, one of the newest members of The Hanover Theatre team and managing director of our in-the-works BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center. Read on for highlights from the interview or listen to … Continue reading

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Meet Andy Blankenbuehler of Broadway’s Bandstand

From three-time Tony® winner and “Hamilton” choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. Read on for a discussion with Blankenbuehler about Bandstand before the national tour visits … Continue reading

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Cream Rises to the Top: The Making of Bandstand

When writing partners Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor were thinking of ideas for a new musical, they asked themselves a question: What would happen if you merged the style and passion of a golden age musical, like “South Pacific” or “On … Continue reading

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Fun Facts Behind Wonka’s Factory

Get ready for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at The Hanover Theatre with fun facts about the author and the musical inspired by his classic book. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the story of Willy Wonka, world famous candy creator. … Continue reading

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Christmas Caroling Through the Years

There’s no denying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol goes hand in hand with music. This story not only has “carol” in the title, Scrooge explicitly shuns a caroler for singing “God Rest You Merry Gentleman” outside his firm. The warehouse … Continue reading

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Broadway Designers Transform The Nutcracker

The Hanover Theatre Conservatory’s annual production of The Nutcracker is undergoing a major transformation with the help of internationally recognized scenic designer Christine Peters and lighting designer Paul Miller. Audiences will be delighted, mesmerized and surprised by the design duo’s collaboration on The … Continue reading

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Producer JJ Abrams on The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong comes to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts October 31 – November 3. Read on for a special Q&A with producer JJ Abrams. You’re well-known for your film and television work and … Continue reading

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Meet the Authors Behind The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong comes to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts October 31 – November 3. Read on for a special Q&A with the authors behind the show, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields and Henry Lewis. … Continue reading

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The Role of the Set in The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong comes to Worcester October 31 – November 3. Read on for your behind-the-scenes look at the sets of the award-winning comedy. If ever there was truth in advertising, it’s the hit British comedy The Play … Continue reading

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