The mission of the Iron Horse Theatre Company is to provide thought provoking and entertaining theater that will enrich the cultural life in what is now known as the "rust belt" area of southwestern Pennsylvania. We will provide the people of this community the opportunity to not only attend, but also to participate in quality presentations and theatrical works. The symbolic name, "Iron Horse" represents the hard-working and "iron-willed" people in this part of the world. It is in this spirit that we will create theatrical experiences that celebrate the grit, determination, and strength of the human character.
Your patronage and generous donations go directly to supporting this worthy mission.
The Iron Horse Community Theatre, located at 348 Maplewood Avenue in Ambridge Pennsylvania, had a "Raise the Roof" happy hour on May 4th, and a ribbon-cutting opening night event on June 1st 2018!
Thanks to the generous donations that many made at the May 4th fundraising event, the intimate community theatre was able to open its doors on June 1, 2018 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an opening night party, and the theatre's first play: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
Special thanks to our Founding Stars who made both occasions possible (many were in attendance for one or both nights): The Schneider family (Gold Members), Susan and Greg Kaminski (Gold Members), Janet and Michael Duzicky (Gold Members), Sean Kolwalski and Tim Garland - Sean’s Signature Salon (Gold Members), Sarah Braun and Dan Weisberg (Gold Members), David M. Neuhart and Carol M. Yannuzzi (Gold Members), Amy and Charles Ellefson (Gold Members), Carita P. Triko (Silver Member), Robert Matzie (Silver Member), Dr. Leonard I. Ganz (Silver Member), Pamela and Hayden Anderson (Bronze Members), John and Sarah Steadman (Bronze Members), Trish and Marcos Digliodo (Bronze Members), Kim Villella ((Bronze Member), Carole J. Ford (Bronze Member), and Hugh D. and Nancy G. Sansom (Bronze Members).
We also want to thank those who contributed the many items we needed to make both events a success (entertainment, beer, wine, desserts, food, tables, napkins, supplies, etc.): All Occasions Party Rental, Ryta Mirisciotti (Naked Grape Wine Services and Importing, Inc.), Post Office Catering Group, Scott and Rosanna, Susan and Greg Kaminski, Kim Villella, Michele and Michael Santicola, Marianne Fadden, Pamala Anderson and the Moon Area teachers. And I don’t want to forget our volunteers who worked hard throughout the night even after the event was over: Kathleen Tessaro, Pam and Hayden Anderson, Caleb, Jen and Matt Custer, Deb Martz, Doug May, Amy Ellefson, Dave Neuhart, Liam Cain, and Maya Andlig.
Thank you all for everything you did to make both events successful and memorable.
Click on the links below to see food by Herban Touch Juice Lab, and music by Scott and Rosanna.
The Iron Horse Community Theatre not only provides a very intimate theatre experience (61 seats and one additional space for a wheelchair), but also provides a community room for art, photography, music, dance, voice, acting, and even yoga.
Click on the link below to see our video of the theatre.
Also, read what the Sewickley Herald reported on 9.9.16
If you would like to volunteer some of your time and talent, please contact us via e-mail or call (724) 263-0075. We would love to have you join us.
Please donate to this worthy cause so that we can continue to provide our community with these exciting programs.
Come celebrate Halloween with us as we perform our first musical Scary Musical: The Musical (book by Richard Hochberg - Music and Lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro). This hilarious musical comedy has all the elements of a classic scary movie - with an added twist- the characters sing and dance before, during, and sometimes after getting killed! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock n' roll score, this laugh-out-loud new musical melee has all of your favorite scary movie clichés. The audience is encouraged to come to the theatre dressed in costume for an opportunity to win some wonderful door prizes. This show is not appropriate for children (language and adult themes).
“A kick ass book and score ...pee in your pants funny ” – Michael Sterling, State of the Arts Talk Radio
“Boffo Theatrical humor...deliriously funny ” – Broadway World
“Why isn’t this show on Broadway?” – Hollywood Gothique
“Deliciously satiric songs...already a hit” – Daily News
“Hilariously Grisly! Joyously Entertaining!
A rousing crowd pleaser! “ – Edge Publications
“Non stop show – stopping comedy ” – The Geek Authority “
A night full of hilarious horror film parodies even to those unfamiliar with the genre.” – Libe rty Voice “funny dialogue, skilled lyrics, good tunes” – Stephen Schwartz
“ Downright hilarious ” – The Guardian
The show dates are as follows: October 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, November 1, 2.
All show times start at 7:30 except the Sunday matinee on October 27. The Sunday Matinee show time is 2:00.
Tickets: $20.00 / $18.00 seniors and students
Art, Music, Dance, Acting, Meditation and Movement
Thanks to the Weisbrod Foundation, the Iron Horse Community Theatre completed its after-school arts progamming for the 2018/19 school year. Young students from Ambridge, Leetsdale, Sewickley, and Moon were fully engaged every Monday through Thursday in fun after-school activities such as art, music, dance, and mindful meditation and movement. All classes were free of charge and all necessary supplies were provided. We look forward to continuing these important after-school programs for kids during the 2019/20 school year. If you would like to donate to the after-school programs please click on the button below. If you would like to know more about the programs, or if you have a young student interested in partcipating, please call (724) 263-0075 to register.
Classes fill quickly, so please call today!
The Iron Horse Theatre Company would like to send out a special "shout out" and thank you to our 2019 Season Sponsors!
Gold Level Sponsors:
Pilar and Kurt Meyer
Silver Level Sponsors:
Sewickley Creek Greenhouse
Kenny Ross Toyota
Berry Vine Gifts
We have an amazing season planned for you. First up in June is the very funny comedy, Harps and Harmonicas. In September we will be performing a breath-taking drama called The Whipping Man followed by our October musical Scary Musical: the Musical. We finish the season in December with the heartwarming and funny play Greetings.
Season tickets for the 2020 season go on sale beginning in February 2020. Thank you for your support.
Season Sponsorship Benefits
$300.00 Bronze Level Sponsorship
$500.00 Silver Level Sponsorship
$1000.00 Gold Level Sponsorship
$2000.00 Platinum Level Sponsorship