The Shawnee Playhouse has been providing the community entertainment since 1981.



Butterflies are Free

The Odd Couple

Man of La Mancha

Damn Yankees



The Messiah



I Love My Wife


Fiddler on the Roof

The Pirates of Penzance

Something’s Afoot

The Messiah



I Do! I Do!

A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Guys and Dolls



The Messiah



They’re Playing Our Song

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


A Chorus Line

Jack and the Beanstalk

Winnie the Pooh

The Princess and the Pea

The Messiah



The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Robber Bridegroom

The Sound of Music

West Side Story


Puss in Boots

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Messiah



Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The King and I

South Pacific

The Messiah



Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Sweet Charity

The Messiah



Ain’t Misbehavin’


Biloxi Blues


The Messiah



Anything Goes

The Pirates of Penzance

42nd Street

The Messiah






40’s Radio Hour

Almost Old Fashioned Christmas

The Messiah



Dames at Sea

Man of La Mancha

Little Shop of Horrors


The Messiah




La Cage


Damn Yankees


The Messiah





Guys and Dolls

Music Man

Funny Girl

The Messiah



Nunsense II




The Messiah



Romance, Romance

Forever Plaid

Bye Bye Birdie

Singin in the Rain

The Messiah



Greater Tuna

Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Fiddler on the Roof

Forever Plaid

The Messiah



West Side Story


South Pacific

Miracle on 34th Street

The Messiah



Big River

Sound of Music

Crazy for You

It’s a Wonderful Life

The Messiah




The King and I

Hello Dolly


Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Messiah



Mouse Trap

King & I

Anything Goes

Miracle on 34th St.


Robin Hood

The Messiah



Lend me a Tenor


Man of La Mancha

Babes in Toyland



Hansel & Gretl

Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

The Messiah




My Fair Lady

Odd Couple

It’s A Wonderful Life

The Messiah



42nd Street

Annie Get Your Gun

On Golden Pond

Santa Claus the Musical

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Jungle Book

Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

The Messiah



Forever Plaid

Guys and Dolls

Barefoot in the park


Sleeping Beauty

Stuart Little

Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail

The Messiah





Noises Off

Miracle on 34th Street

The Messiah



Chorus Line



Moon over Buffalo

Let it Snow

Same Time Next Year

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

California Suite

The Messiah



The Foreigner

The Pajama Game

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Proof (Black Box)

I Ought to be in Pictures (Black Box)

Charlotte’s Web

Steel Magnolias

It’s A Wonderful Life

Winnie The Pooh’ Christmas Tail

The Messiah



My Way



Morning’s at Seven

Peter Pan

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Carol

Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Love Letters

Prelude to a Kiss

The Dining Room

The Star Spangled Girl

Blithe Spirit

Shawnee Christmas Spectacular

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Carol

The Messiah

Kids Kabaret



Always Patsy Cline


Dames at Sea

The Mousetrap

An O. Henry Christmas

The Jungle Book

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Carol

Pieces of Evelyn

A Piece if Me

‘Night Mother   

Daddy’s Little Girl

A Life in the Theater       

A Walk in the Woods




The Gin Game

The Nutcracker

The Messiah

Kids Kabaret



Moments (S.O.P.S. Winner)

The Housekeeper

Love in a Time of War (S.O.P.S. Winner)

The Three Tenors

A Wee Bit O’The Irish

The Importance of Being Ernest

Manhattan Casanova

I Do, I Do

The Music Man

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

The Music Man

Willy Wonka Junior

The Secret Garden

Favorites Cabarets (I,II and III)


It’s A Wonderful Life

A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Carol

Cooking in Yesterday’s Grease

Beyond Therapy

A Cheever Evening

Dr. Cook’s Garden

The Nutcracker

The Messiah

Kids Kabaret (Rocks!)



S.O.P.S. One Act Winners

               A Night In the Toll Booth

               Ethereal Killers

               Whimsical Grimm

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Kaleidoscope)


Broadway on the Red Carpet

Branigan’s Blarney


Love, Sex and the I.R.S. (Prestige)

Love Letters (CSP)

The Seafarer (CSP)

River’s Edge

Sisters of Swing

Nunsense 2 ,The Second Coming

School House Rock Live!


Alice in Wonderland, JR.

Actor’s Choice/Director’s Cut (CSP)

Postmortem (CSP)

Hallowed Wedding

Macbeth (Pocono Shakes!)

Home For Christmas

Mark Mysterrio’s Tales of Magic and Mystery

Nutcracker Ballet (Northeast Ballet Ensemble)

The Messiah

Kids Kabaret Back to the 80’s

New Year’s Eve Show




S.O.P.S. Shawnee One Act Winners

               A Cabin Fit for a King

               The Messenger

Those Fantastic Forties

Visions of Johanna (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

 Thoroughly Modern Millie

Finnerty’s Follies

The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew (Kaleidoscope)

Love, Sex and the I.R.S. (Prestige)

An Evening of Comedy (CSP)

The Lion in Winter (CSP)

Trying (SCOMC)

They’re Playing Our Song

Story Time Stars

Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits

The Shawnee Story

Aladdin JR.


High School Musical JR.

An Evening with Lucille Fletcher (CSP)

California Suite (CSP)

Laugh Lines (Kaleidoscope)

Much Ado About Nothing (Pocono Shakes)

Magic and Mystery 2012

Peter Pan Ballet (C&K Dance)

Bermuda Avenue Triangle (Lakeside)

Elvis Tribute

A Christmas Wizard of OZ

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol


Nutcracker (C& K Dance)

Kids Kabaret Slammin’ 70’s

Chris Ruggiero One Man Variety Show

New year Eve Show at Shawnee Inn



S.O.P.S. One Act Winners             

     Real Friend’s Help You Move

               Getting’ Out The Green


Handy Dandy

Unexpected Songs

The Obituary I’m Dying to Write (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Anything Goes

Dancing at Lughnasa (SCOMC)

An Easter Cantata

The Best of Broadway

Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing (CSP)

Sin, Sex and the CIA

Mozart A Musical Timeline


               35th Anniversary Gala

               Broadway Cabaret

               A Few of Our Favorite Things

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

All Shook Up

The Shawnee Story

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The King and I

Beauty and the Beast

Roses in December (CSP)

The Odd Couple (CSP)

The Female Odd Couple (CSP)

Hallowed Wedding

Hamlet (Pocono Shakes!)

Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead (Pocono Shakes!)

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Peter Pan

Kids Kabaret (The Psychedelic 60’s)

The Nutcracker Ballet (C&K Dance)

The Messiah

New Year’s Eve Show



S.O.P.S. One Act Winners


Happily, After All


Assistants, Please

Your Enemies Closer (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Legally Blonde

Delval Divas

The Irish…and How They Got That Way

The Deuce Revisited

Alice in Wonderland…the Ballet (C & K)

The Miracle Worker

Whose Wives Are They, Anyway?


Forever Plaid

Ring of Fire

Frog and Toad KIDS

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Story Time STARS on Stage

Broadway on the Red Carpet II

Cyrano the Musical

God of Carnage

Lend Me a Tenor

The Woman in Black

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


A Christmas Peter Pan

The Nutcracker Ballet (full and children’s versions) C & K Dance Theatre

Kids Kabaret




S.O.P.S. One Act Winners

     Finding the Inner Chuck Norris


               More Than You Can Bear


               The Waiting Room

The Dead Indian Museum (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Little Shop of Horrors

The Crucible

Coppelia (C & K Dance Theatre)

Sex, Please, We’re Sixty

Barefoot in the Park


Nunsense Jamboree

Babes in Hollywood



High School Musical 2 Jr.

Story Time STARS On Stage

Private Lives

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Once Upon A Christmas

A Winnie The Pooh Christmas Tail

Kids Kabaret

The Nutcracker Ballet (full and children’s versions) C & K Dance Theatre




S.O.P.S. One Act Winners

The Bureaucracy of Existentialism

               Errant Souls

               Absolution Green

               The Birthday Room

               Angel on the Yellow Couch

               The Counterfeit Dick

The Two Georgias  (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Jesus Christ Superstar


The Diary of Anne Frank

Swan Lake (C & K Dance Theatre)

There’s a Burglar in My Bed


The Velveteen Rabbit

The Honky Tonk Angels

The Addams Family

Mary Poppins

Sleeping Beauty

Seussical Jr.

Home Shopping (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Scary, Scary Night (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

The Comedy of Errors

The Andrews Sisters: Christmas of Swing

A Christmas Wizard of Oz

The Nutcracker (full and children’s versions) C & K Dance Theatre

Kids Kabaret



Sleeping Beauty, The Ballet (C&K Dance)

Robin Hood (STARS to GO!)

Bob May Tribute Cabaret

No Sex Please, We're British

Bye Bye Birdie

101 Dalmatian, KIDS

Annie, Jr.

Friday Night Shorts (S.O.P.S. One Act Winners)

          The Accidental Hero

          We Only Need Two Hearts

          Epiphany on the Cross Bronx Expressway

          The Eighth Dwarf


One More For My Baby

I'm Still Slightly Confused (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Legally Gray

Christmas Musical Memories of the 1950's

A Christmas Peter Pan

The Nutcracker (full and children’s versions) C & K Dance Theatre

Holidays Without Music (EQ Productions)

Hollydayz Kidz Kabaret




Romeo & Juliet (Rebel Stages) 

The Wizard of Oz Ballet (C&K Dance)

Who's in Bed with The Butler?

Honk Jr. 

Pirates of Penzance

Willy Wonka Jr. 


The Lion King Experience, Jr.

The Amish Project (Pocono Mountains Theater Company)

I do, I do

Friday Night Shorts

The Murder of Theodore Broadhead


No Laughing Matter

The Sunshine Boys 

A Number (Pocono Mountain Theater Company) 

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail

The Nutcracker Ballet (C&K Dance Theater)

Hollydaze Kidz Kabaret



Broadway on the Red Carpet 4 (Rebel Stages)

Of Mice and Men (Rebel Stages) 

Cinderella, A Dance Story (C&K Dance)

Confessions of a Dirty Blonde

School House Rock LIVE! Jr

Dog Sees God (Rebel Stages)

Flipping Broadway (The Pocono Mountains Theater Company)

The Amish Project (The Pocono Mountains Theater Company)

Guys and Dolls

Aladdin JR

Parallel Lives

Mamma Mia

Hairspray JR

Church Basement Ladies

S.O.P.S. Friday Night Shorts

The A Word

Two Friends in a Bar


The Dementia Monologues

Country Fried Murder (S.O.P.S. Full Length Winner)

Born Yesterday

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas Wizard of OZ

The Nutcracker Ballet (C&K Dance Theater)

Hollydaze Kidz Kabaret


A Tribute to George Gershwin (Rebel Stages)

Death of a Salesman (Rebel Stages) 

A Second Helping: A Church Basement Ladies Sequel (Open Air Production)

S.O.P.S. 2020 Short Play Festival (Open Air Production)

The Talk 

Mind versus Heart 
The New Pasteur 
Call Her by Paul Bowman

Press Pray (Online)

Nunsense A-Men! (Open Air Production)

The Punch Bowl Bumpoff (Shawnee Inn Dinner Theater)

A Swinging Christmas (Shawnee Inn Dinner Theater)

A Little Women Christmas (Rebel Stages Radio Play)


Love, Lies, and the Lottery (Shawnee Inn Ballroom)

Godspell (Rebel Stages Open Air Production) 


Hello Dolly

Alice In Wonderland, JR.

Frozen, JR.


S.O.P.S. 2021 Short Play Festival

First Place Winner: It Is an Ancient Mariner by Steven Doloff

Second Place Winner: Mortal Lives by Seth Freeman

Third Place Winner: Three Players by Hope Hommersand

Honorable Mention: Eating Alone on a Wednesday Afternoon by Alex J. Maryn

Honorable Mention: Monster Talent by Bill Brohaugh & Lisa Holt


First Place Winner: The Wonder of You by Bara Swain

Honorable Mention: Singleton by William Waters

Steel Magnolias (Rebel Stages)

Sliding Into Seniorhood (FULL LENGTH WINNER)

Moon Over Buffalo

Spirit of the Bue Heron Inn

ELF the Musical


Information and Biography:

The artistic arm of The Shawnee Institute was formed in December of 1999 as a 501-C3 organization.  Our mission statement is to provide diverse, quality artistic programs to the residents of the historic village of Shawnee; it?s neighbors and visitors.  As a not for profit organization, the Institute has flourished in its endeavors creating the following original programs here at Shawnee:

The history of the Shawnee Playhouse has been one that has continuously brought a diverse collection of entertainment to the historic village of Shawnee; its neighbors and visitors.  For the last 29 years, the playhouse has provided contemporary and classical works on its main stage, established its own off-season performance company, provided numerous concerts, both in and outdoors, ranging from Shakespeare to Opera to free summer concerts.   The Shawnee Playhouse also offers education in acting (S.T.A.R.S.), playwriting and Shakespeare to all ages and persuasions interested.

Our Mission is carried out through these programs:


Shawnee Playhouse:

The playhouse, which is acknowledged as a historical landmark, has produced non-equity, quality theatre for nearly 30 years.  Actors are auditioned in New York City for our main stage productions.  Local performers are also encouraged to audition.  We offer theatre year round with something for everyone, including musicals, dramas, comedies, children's theatre and special events.

The Worthington Players:

Shawnee's troupe performers for off-season shows.  The Worthington Players were established in 1999 and to date have focused on non-musical productions.  The off-season runs from January to March.

Shawnee Free Summer Concerts:

Beginning in mid June and lasting through the Tuesday after Labor Day, Shawnee Institute sponsors free Summer concerts every Tuesday evening.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend these events and we now boast an audience of 250 - 500 every week.  The music provided varies greatly from barbershop quartets to 40 piece orchestras.

Shawnee Free Fireside Concerts:

The fireplace in the lobby of the beautiful and historic Shawnee Inn is the setting for this concert series every Tuesday evening, September through April.  Modeled after the Summer Lawn series, the entire community is invited to attend these events.  Our performers vary from youth bands, to rock musicians and opera singers to barbershop quartets.

The community we serve is just as varied as the programs we offer.  We are part of the Pocono Mountain Region, serving areas as far north as Scranton and Wilkes Barre and as far south as Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem.  We serve regions to our west in Central Pennsylvania and Middle New Jersey to our east.  The Shawnee Institute also receives theatre lovers from New York City, and other parts of the country, that travel to see Shawnee Playhouse's stage productions.  Persons of every age and background are encouraged to join us.  The productions are great for adults as well as the entire family.  Our holiday shows are geared to get the entire family to experience the arts together. Shawnee Playhouse also offers Children's Theatre productions that give younger audiences a chance to see a new spin on old stories and learn to appreciate the arts at an early age.  All together, the Shawnee Institute strives to provide entertainment to all members in the community by offering a large variety of programs.

Theatre serves many community needs.

The Worthington Player is the non-profit contingent of the Shawnee Playhouse.  We will work with community members and our intention is to bring a quality-working atmosphere for those participating in the production and a quality performance for those attending.

Shawnee Playhouse contributes to theatre education, a classical works focus, and contemporary sensibilities.  Each year, our work has grown.  Our goal is to continue to present our professional performances of works of art to which the culture of Shawnee on Delaware is enriched.