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Snyder named new executive director for Theatre Harrisburg

Theatre Harrisburg has named a local theater veteran and central PA native as its new executive director.

Effective today, Stosh Snyder took the helm of the 92-year-old organization, replacing Allison Hays, who served in the position for about a year.

“Theatre Harrisburg holds a special place in my heart,” Snyder said in a statement. “I am truly honored and excited to take the reins of something that has brought me great joy ever since I was a young kid.”

In his new position, Snyder will be responsible for the overall operations of the theater, which frequently stages productions both at Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg and at Theatre Harrisburg’s own Krevsky Production Center.

Snyder is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and, as a child, took acting classes at Harrisburg Community Theatre, the original name of Theatre Harrisburg, according to the organization.

He’s also a graduate of Shenandoah University in Virginia, returning to the Harrisburg area in 2004. He has performed frequently at Theatre Harrisburg and at Hershey Area Playhouse.

Snyder’s many roles have included Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” George Gibbs in “Our Town,” Phil Davis in “White Christmas” and Lt. Cioffi in “Curtains.”

“We are thrilled to bring Stosh aboard,” said Solomon Krevsky, chairman of the board of directors of Theatre Harrisburg. “He is greatly respected in the capital region arts community for his talents and dedication to theater, and his keen business acumen will serve us well.”

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