Haddon Summer Music Theatre

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The summer of 1988 was the beginning of a theatrical endeavor in the community of Haddon Heights, NJ. Scott Glading, High School English & Drama teacher followed the requests of his students who loved the theater, and wanted to have the opportunity to surround themselves in that environment after the school doors closed. With the assistance of the Heights Board of Education, Haddon Summer Music Theatre was founded. Those who lived or worked in the community found themselves onstage performing in one of Rodgers and Hammersteins's best loved musicals...
The Sound of Music.
How fitting that we begin our 3rd decade by celebrating another of the famous duo's musical masterpieces...

6 Performances Only!

Friday, July 11 at 8 pm

Saturday, July 12 at 8 pm

Sunday, July 13 at 2 pm

Thursday, July 17 at 8 pm

Friday, July 18 at 8 pm

Saturday, July 19 at 8 pm


Haddonfield Memorial High School
401 Kings Highway East
        Haddonfield, New Jersey

 Ticket Prices

Seniors (62 & over)..........$17
Students (13 to 17)..........$17
Children (12 & younger)...$15
Family Plan......................$65 (2 Adults & 2 Children.
                                                              a $5 Savings)

All Seats Reserved

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The Story of Carousel 

In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century,
the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates
and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day and, time being what it is "up there," fifteen years have passed and he now encounters the teenage daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless child, her father's reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It's easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, CAROUSEL was Rodgers & Hammerstein's personal favorite..

The Music of Carousel

Waltz Suite
You're a Queer One, Julie Jordan
Mister Snow
If I Loved You
June Is Bustin' Out All Over
When the Children Are Asleep
Blow High, Blow Low
A Real Nice Clambake
Geraniums In the Winter
Stonecutters Cut It On Stone
There's Nothing So Bad for a Woman
What's the Use of Wond'rin'

The Highest Judge of All
You'll Never Walk Alone


Haddon Summer Music Theatre
gratefully acknowledges the sponsors for our 2016 production of Carousel with a special thank you to local sponsors

Subaru of America, Inc
Cherry Hill, NJ





Community News Network, Inc.
6 Haddon Avenue S
Haddonfield, NJ


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Haddon Summer Music Theatre's 2007 production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be fondly remembered by over
2,200 theater-goers who crowded into the HMHS auditorium to watch the magic unfold.

Both children and adults alike cheered and held up lighted enchanted roses as the Beast was transformed into Belle's handsome prince. And yes...they lived "happily ever after."

Haddon Summer Music Theatre's 2006 production of Gypsy honored with five Perry Award Nominations

Marianne Green (Mama Rose)- Leading Actress in a Musical

David T. Wills (Herbie) - Featured Actor in a Musical

Anne Leone (Louise/Gypsy) -
Outstanding Young Performer (Actress) in a Musical

Andrew Betz (Tulsa) -
Outstanding Young Performer (Actor) in a Musical

Patti Johnson - Outstanding Costume Design

The Perry Awards are named in honor of William Perry Morgan, a gifted Director, Actor, Composer and Musician who was a driving force in New Jersey Community Theater. Perry, and several of his close colleagues came to the realization that there was a need to recognize the many great accomplishments of their fellow thespians who gave so freely of their talents to enrich the lives of theater patrons in New Jersey. It was out of this that the awards were born. As Perry stated, "The acknowledgment of excellence in Community Theater by any "Award" serves only to re-enforce that which is already known; That some of the finest theatrical productions ever produced are done so year after year in community theaters throughout New Jersey"