• Welcome to Forge Theatre

    Forge Theatre brings high-quality, year-round live theatrical entertainment to the Phoenixville community. Located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Forge offers a repertory of six productions a year. Our ongoing mission is to enrich and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience.

    When you visit the theatre, please observe our "Good Neighbor Policy" by not parking on First Avenue. Thank you.

    Contact us:
    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    To join our Patron Mail list, please send an email to: forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail

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Start planning your 2018 with Forge Theatre

Radio Hour

Music, dancing and old-time sound effects mark the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in 1942.

by Walton Jones

Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*
Matinees on 7th, 14th, and 21st @ 2:00
All other performances at 8 pm


Buy tickets here!
Are you interested in the show but low on funds – especially after Holiday planning?
Volunteer for our Hospitality or Box Office Staff!

The Cast of 1940s Radio Hour!

Biff                         Tom Cappelli
B.J.                        Jordan Catagnus
Stanley                        Scott Coonradt
Connie                        Abby Gould
Wally                        Tom Groves
Geneva                        Liana Henrie
Pops                        Murray Kramer
Ann                        Julie May
Ginger                        Nicole Napolitano
Neal                        Peter Phillips
Clifford                        Ron Quirk
Johnny                        Carey Rumpf
Lou                        Jeff Sherman

Production Staff

Director                        Greg Morton
Producer                        Keith Chamberlain
Co-Producer                        Linda Blystone
Choreographer                        Gail Oldfield
Music Director                        Denise Wisneski
Stage Manager                        Linda Blystone
Costumer                        Mercedes Kathryn Duran
Set Design                        Hal Holzer




Wow! How ’bout them nominations?

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Congratulations to all of our cast, crew, and volunteers on their nominations!

Thanks to all of our audiences and members for supporting our efforts bringing live theatre to the community for over 50 years. 

All show titles, names, locations are spelled as found on the voting site. Note: you must register an email to vote.

1) Best Production by a Local Theater (Non-Equity):

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge
Equus Forge Theater
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

2) Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:

Nathaniel Swofford Man of La Mancha Forge Theatre

3) Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Ann Kashishian Man of La Mancha Forge
Elizabeth Hennessey Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

4) Best Supporting Actor in a Play:

Keith Chamberlin The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

7) Best Set Design:

Clem Mirto Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

8) Best Play :

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Equus Forge
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre

10) Best Musical:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

13) Best Director/Musical :

Wendy Mirto Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

14) Best Actor in a Musical :

Dave Cura Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge
Mark Dixon Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

15) Best Actor in a Play :

Eric Jarrell Equus Forge Theater

16) Best Actress in a Musical :

Nicole Napolitano Man of La Mancha Forge Theatre
Kate Nice Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

17) Best Actress in a Play :

Caitlin Monahan Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater

18) Best Choreography:

Gail Oldfield Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

19) Best Director/Play :

Aaron Gould Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Greg Morton The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Suki Saurus Equus Forge

20) Best Ensemble/Musical :

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Forge

21) Best Ensemble/Play:

Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Equus Forge Theatre

22) Best Lighting Design:

Clem Mirto Equus Forge

23) Best Supporting Actress in a Play:

Carly Crowley Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Lauren Flanagan Dead Man’s Cell Phone Forge Theater
Mary Elizabeth Quirk The Boys Next Door Forge Theatre
Teri Maxwell Equus Forge


Help us entertain you!



Here is a “how-to” become an amazing member!

One of the best ways to get help out is with our
Hospitality or Box Office staff.

To get started:
Complete this online form or call us at (610)-935-1920.

Not only do you get some warm and fuzzy feelings, but – bonus!, you get one admission per show for the night you assist with the show!

Feast your eyes on the cast of…

Forge Theatre, Director Hal Holzer, and Producer Denise Wisneski proudly announce the cast the Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – the hilarious comedy by Christopher Durang opening April 13th at Forge.



Vanya…………Bryan McVeigh
Sonia………….Barbara Burri
Masha………..Julie May
Spike………….Ryan Henzes
Cassandra…..Lisa Gazzillo
Nina……………Lauren Kirchner

Production Staff

Director………….Hal Holzer
Producer………….Denise Wisneski
Stage Manager………….Linda Blystone
Set Design………….Hal Holzer
Master Builder………….James Reese
Light Design………….Dave Bastarache
Tech Operator………….Jeff Sherman
Costume Design………….Debbie Young
Make-up Design………….Mercedes Kathryn Duran
Production Assistant………….Ann Kashishian


Need gift ideas?

Do you have…

–a coworker who sings show tunes through the cubicle walls?
–a theatre-obsessed individual in your life?

Forge Theatre has got what you need!

Gift certificates are a quick and easy way to give the theatre-lovers in your life a gift that keeps on giving.

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Our gift certificates are good for one year from date of purchase and may be used for any show throughout the season. 
Gift certificates can be purchased online or by calling the theatre; we will return your call with next steps.


Check out our New Year opener:
The 1940’s Radio Hour!
Followed by
The Dixie Swim Club

(Galas and other special performances may be excluded.)

Thank you

Our most valuable asset at Forge Theatre are the volunteers who provide countless hours working on improvements throughout the building for our patrons and members.

Shout out to the individuals who have helped us so far this season:

Drapery Project – curtains were added to divide the stage and lobby!
Scott Coonradt, Tom Yenchick, Carey Rumpf, JT Grosch, Nicole Napolitano, McGair Valois, Peter Phillips, Dave Richman, Tom Groves, Ryan Kuhns, Linda Blystone

LED Light Project
Jeff Sherman, Jeff Sugzdinis, Burt Merriam

Garage Reorganization & Clean Out Project
Peter Phillips, David Richman, John Magolan, JT Grosch


Be a part of Forge’s future!


We have made many exciting and long-standing improvements to our facility this past year.  Most notably we replaced our roof and portico, the air-conditioning system, improved the heating, and upgraded the wiring throughout the building.  Without your loyal support, none of that would have been possible.  We still need your help to defray those costs and continue to improve Forge’s infrastructure.  Coming up next: a new lighting system.

Your tax-deductible donation to our Building Fund
at any of the following levels will help us to continue
bringing quality theatre to Phoenixville!
$500 & up
$200 – $499
$100 – $199
up to $99
We look forward to seeing you, hearing from you, and partnering with you in our live, affordable, family theatre in the Phoenixville area. We are hoping for your generous support as a patron for the 2017-2018 season.  To that end, please follow this link or see the box below.  We invite you to complete and submit your patron information to the theatre this giving season.

We’ve made it easy for you to contribute.
Here are the ways how, either:

 Mail your check to:
Forge Theatre
P.O. Box 474
Phoenixville, PA 19460


Contribute through our donation link online.

Happy to help.

Questions about donating?  Please email our Second Vice President Ann Kashishian at ann.kashishian@gmail.com or call her directly at (610)-513-5517.

Questions about the upcoming season? Please email our General Productions Chairperson Hal Holzer at halholzer@verizon.net or call him directly at (610)-495-8583.

Congratulations are in order for…

Dixie Swim

The Cast of Dixie Swim Club!

Vernadette      Marsha Amato-Greenspan
Sheree      Barbara Hannevig
Dinah      Bev Smith
Lexi      Lauren Rozensky Flanagan
Jeri Neal      Paula Larsen


Production Staff

Co Director                        Nance Brown

Co Director                        Linda Mandlowitz

Producer                        Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager                        Linda Blystone

Costumer                        Stephanie Tagye

Make Up                        Mercedes Kathryn Duran

Set Design                        Denise Nissle