• 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.com

  • Recent Posts

  • Archives

  • Categories

2010-2011 SEASON

2010-2011 Season


September 10 – October 2, 2010


music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

directed by Dru Ullery

Get out your dictionaries!  Set in a school gym, this witty, charming, Tony-award-winning musical takes a heartwarming look at the pressures of growing up, seen through the eyes of quirky, lovable characters who are competing for the title of spelling bee champion.


September 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30; October 1, 2, 2010 at 8pm;

September 19, 2010 at 2pm

The Production Team

Director: Dru Ullery

Producer: Rick Dowdall

Music Director: Denise Wisneski

Asst. Director/Choreographer: Renee Schulz

Tech Director: Diana Oboler Gagliardi

The Cast

Rona Lisa Peretti — Sue Murphy

Vice Principal Douglas Panch — Steve Schulz

Mitch Mahoney — Jason Kramer

Olive Ostrovsky — Christa Wisneski

William Barfée — Bob Goretski

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre — Mia M’Buy

Marcy Park — Leigh Ann Brienza

Leaf Coneybear — James Scotland IV

Chip Tolentino — Paul Bigas


November 5 – November 20, 2010

by John Patrick Shanley

directed by Cindy Schneider

A fast-moving, suspense-filled drama set in a 1964 Bronx Catholic school, this is a gripping story of suspicion and the nuances of moral uncertainty — a taut, enthralling study of the nature of truth.

Click HERE for photos

The Production Team

Director —  Cindy Schneider

Assistant Director —  Kelley Stanford

Producer — Stevie Tagye

Set Design — Dave Cowburn

Technical Director —  Sue Lapin

Stage Manager — Linda Blystone

The Cast

Sister Aloysus — Sherry Snyder

Sister James —  Andrea Daniels

Father Flynn —   Eric Jarrell

Mrs. Muller —   Tia Allen


January 7 – January 22, 2011

A musical comedy

book and lyrics by Christopher Durang, music by Peter Melnick

directed by Steve Schulz

Set in the exotic tropics, this zany musical is a parody of film noir — when leading men were hard-boiled, dames were dangerous, and musicals were filled with intrigue, colorful characters, witty songs and pure silliness.

Click HERE for pictures.

January 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 and 22, 2011

The Production Team

Director — Steve Schulz

Musical Director — Denise Wisneski

Executive Producer — Renee Schulz

Assistant Director/Producer — Christa Wisneski

Choreographer –– Renee Schulz

Stage Manager — Linda Blystone

Tech Director — Diana Gagliardi

The Cast

Lureena — Diana Gagliardi

Mitch — Gary Bullock

Tempura — Bob Goretski

Corinna — Leigh Ann Brienza

Rick — Russ White

Joe — Dru Ullery

Daisy — Allie Greet


February 25 – March 12, 2011


by David Lindsay-Abaire

directed by Aaron Gould

Heartbreaking and improbably funny, this drama of a family in crisis won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howie had the perfect life – a great marriage, a beautiful house, and a lovely son. But after a tragic accident, they must learn how to survive great loss and make a life with the family that remains.

Click HERE for production photos.

The Production Team

Director:  Aaron Gould
Assistant Director:  Jeff Cronin
Assistant to the Director:  Abby Gould
Producer:  Barbara Newberry
Stage Manager:  Keegan Peters
Set Designer:  Bill Braak
Lighting Designer:  Ellen Spampinato
Costume Designer: Jeanine Brotherston
Food Designer: Lois Gould

The Cast

Becca: Heather Reese
Howie: Eric Jarrell
Izzy: Deedee Mann
Nat: Deb Braak
Jason: Kevin Fennell


April 15 – April 30, 2011



by Ron Bernas

directed by Marnie Herzfeld & Hal Holzer

Julia and Matthew seem to have it all. But Matthew wants more — so he resolves to to murder Julia by New Year’s end, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and tells him so.  And so the game begins — a hilariously farcical match of wits and the witless.

Click HERE to see production photos.

The Production Team

Producers/Co-Directors — Hal Holzer & Marnie Herzfeld

Stage Manager — Linda Blystone

Assistant Stage Manager — Melanie Magolan

Lighting Designer — Ellen Spampinato

Master Carpenter — John Magolan

The Cast

Julia — Laura McWater

Matthew — Paul Perrymore

Buttram — Randy Knox

Bunny — Erin Byrnes

Donald — David Dilberto

Plotnik — J.T. Grosch


June 3 – June 25, 2011

The Sound of Music


music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

directed by Greg Morton

Set in Austria at the beginning of WWII, this beloved musical tells the story of a high-spirited, aspiring nun who is sent from her convent to work as a governess for seven unruly children.

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM; June 12 at 2:00 PM

Click HERE for production photos.

The Production Team

Director – Gregory J. Morton

Producer – Stephanie Tayge

Music Director – Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Choeographer – Megan Kelsh

The Cast

Captain Georg von Trapp – Lew Osterhoudt

Maria Rainer – Janine Herd

Rolf Gruber – Jordan T. Catagnus

Elsa Schraeder – Wendy Mirto/Stephanie Tayge

Max – Carl Heyde

The Mother Abbess – Beverly Albertus

Sister Berthe – Rosie Alleva

Sister Margaretta – Catherine K. Brown

Sister Sophia – Jamie Trommelen

Frau Schmidt – Kelley Stanford

Baronness Elberfeld – Kathie Bell

Baron Elberfeld – Rick Harris

Franz – Scott Coonradt

Herr Zeller – Clem Mirto

Admiral Von Schreiber – Josh Gould


%d bloggers like this: