Welcome to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theater!
Join us for a night or for the season for a variety of theater performances! Seats are $15 each or season tickets are available for $135.00. Most evening performances begin at 8 pm and matinees are at 2 p.m. We will announce when 2019 tickets are available. Once available, tickets may be ordered online, by calling (814) 927-6655, or by email (emailed reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation by return email or by phone).
You can now reserve specific seats when you order your tickets online by clicking on "Buy Tickets" below as they become available. Online ticket sales are available until 2 hours prior to a performance and then they can be purchased at the box office if available.
"next to normal"
Presented by: Reitz Theater Players
The Reitz Theater Players present, next to normal, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning American rock musical, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. This musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness, and takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart. For mature audiences.
NEXT TO NORMAL is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Great Gift or Memorial for a Loved One
The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is offering the purchase of name plates to be attached to either a seat ($250) or to a plaque ($100) hung on the wall of theater. All contributions are tax deductible. Please call us for more information.
Sawmill Theatre History
In 1981, the Sawmill Theatre was opened in the museum section of the old Sawmill, using church pews and camp chairs for seating. Soon the need for a larger theater was evident. In 1984, the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre was constructed with monies from the Appalachian Regional Commission and Pennsylvania State Appropriations. First of it's kind in the Eastern U.S., the theater's unique hexagon shape and harmonious blend with the natural settings earned designer William Snyder the 1984 design award from the Arts Architectural Commission of Pennsylvania. Details such as professional lighting, side decks, ticket office, and interior restrooms were added in 1988. Theater patrons find themselves seated on newly refurbished seats from the Silver Fox Playhouse in Foxburg. Offering mystery, comedy, and major Broadway musicals, Northwestern Pennsylvania theater groups perform from late May through mid-September.