Next on Stage

Shirley Jackson’s

The Haunting of Hill House

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz. A group of ghost hunters spend a summer in the legendary Hill House. Spooky, poignant and often humorous, this play reminds us why Shirley Jackson is one of America’s favorite authors. “The greatest haunted-house story ever written.”—The Wall Street Journal.

Tickets for The Haunting of Hill House are available by calling the theatre box office, 716-743-1614, to reserve your tickets.  Currently online ordering is unavailable. Ticket orders will be taken up to 2 hours before show time.  We will also have office hours every Saturday from 9am-Noon if you would like to order in person.  And there is still time to become a Season Subscriber!

Show Dates are...

Thursday October 8th and 15th @ 7PM

Friday October 9th and 16th @ 8PM

Saturday October 10th and 17th @ 8PM 

Sunday October 11th and 18th @ 2PM

Tickets are ...

General Admission  - $16

Students/Vets/Seniors - $14

It's Fall Fundraiser Time

It's that time again!  Last year, after a 10 year hiatus, we brought back Night of the Living Dead on stage!  We will be continuing to bring you this every year as part of our Fall Fundraiser.  The Ghostlight needs your support more than ever!  Come get into the Halloween Holiday Spirit and at the same time support the Ghostlight!  

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 716-743-1614 or we have returned to our office hours each Saturday from 9am-Noon.  Online ordering is currently unavailable.

There are only 4 shows


Show Dates are...

Thursday October 22nd @ 7PM

Friday October 23rd @ 8pm

Saturday October 24th @ 8pm

Sunday October 25th @ 7pm (please note the special time for this show)

All Tickets are $18 (no discounts will be applied for this show)

Call Board

The Haunting of Hill House 

Eleanor Vance - Vanessa Stipkovits

Mrs. Dudley - Julie Senko 

Theodora - Shelby Ebeling

Dr. Montague - Don Swartz

Luke Sanderson - Travis Hipkens

Mrs. Montague - Joann V. Mis

Arthur Parker - Gary W. Cox

Read Thru - Friday, August 28th at 6:30pm

Night of the Living Dead

Barbara - Carla Kwasniak

Johnny -                   

Harry Cooper - L. Don Swartz

Helen Cooper - Vanessa Stipkovits

Karen Cooper - Abigail Laski 

Tom - Ryan Walters

Judy - Alex Saleh

Ben - DJ Swartz


Callum Antonio, Isabel Deschamps, Shelby Ebeling, Stephanie Harper, Travis Hipkens, Ariana Rose, Mike Swartz

Read Thru - Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm


Ghostlight Theatre

Still Needs Your Help

To all our valued patrons, please help us out.  As with all businesses we have suffered greatly these last few months financially.  Having to postpone Lottie & Bernice and West Side Story has hurt us pretty badly. To those of you who have renewed your yearly subscriptions or you're a first time subscriber, THANK YOU!  Also a big Thank You to those who also sent us donations to help us along as well!  But as much as it pains us to say this, we need more help.  


Some ways you can help us out...

  • Pass this email along to family and friends and ask them to purchase season tickets for the new season.  This is the best option as it fills the seats and there's nothing performers love more than a filled house.

  • Take out a patron ad in our programs.  You don't have to have a business to place an ad.  It can be a simple as telling the cast and crew you wish them the best or Break a Leg.  But if you have a business or know of someone who does, this would be a great way to let people know you're open and ready for business again!  Form link below.

  • Or maybe just a donation would be great.  There are several ways to do this... Click on the link at the bottom of our webpage that takes you to our Go Fund Me page, we have a donation link on our Pay Pal Account(link below), or send us a check to the theatre.  Any amount is appreciated, no donation is too small.


Many of you have asked about your tickets for last season and we are still working on that so please hold onto them for now.  The radio show is rescheduled for next spring so retain those as well.


In regards to the new season and how performances are going to work, we're still working on that.  We have put together a Covid 19 response team to work out the details.  We will follow ALL State guidelines but we are currently working as if by October we will be back to "Normal".  But if for some reason it's not, we are working on plans to follow the State Guidelines to ensure EVERYONES SAFETY.  Even if that means limited capacity, we will figure it out.  The plan is... 


If you'd like to make an online donation please click on the link below to donate to our Pay Pal account.

All Patron Ad's are due by September 25th!  Hurry and get you Ad in today!

Click on the link below to download your Patron/Ad Form

Ghostlight Merchandise


So here's another way to help us out too.  What better way to support the Ghostlight and show your Ghostlight Pride!  We have a new store where you can get some cool swag and a portion of the purchase goes to the Theatre!  So check it out!  We'll be adding new stuff frequently so check back often!



Spook-Eats’ very first fundraising book! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Starry Night Theatre, Inc. to help them through the Covid crisis. Stay tuned for more info! 👻🎭

Ghostlight Theatre 





Shirley Jackson’s

The Haunting of Hill House

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, directed by L. Don Swartz. A group of ghost hunters spend a summer in the legendary Hill House. Spooky, poignant and often humorous, this play reminds us why Shirley Jackson is one of America’s favorite authors. “The greatest haunted-house story ever written.”—The Wall Street Journal. October 8-18, 2020.




From the creator of 

All Through The Night

The Christmas Rose

By L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. A plane crashes in a remote section of the Smoky Mountains, three days before Christmas. The survivors, stumbling blindly through a blizzard, happen upon an abandoned church. As the storm rages and hope fades, the survivors come to realize that only a miracle can save them. December 10-20, 2020.



Victor Hugo’s

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Adapted by Amanda R. Woomer. Directed by L. Don Swartz. A world premiere production. From the author of Les Miserables, the timeless love story that could never be— between Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer at the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. A captivating story your heart will never forget. February 18-28, 2021.



Joseph Kesselring’s

Arsenic & Old Lace

Directed by DJ Swartz. One of the funniest plays ever written. Two adorable serial killers are sending the souls of lonely old men to their heavenly reward and burying their bodies in the basement! Never has mass murder been so delightful! Do not miss! May 13-23, 2021.




Mark Twain’s

BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Book by William Hauptman. Music & lyrics by Roger Miller. Directed by Debby Koszelak Swartz. Classic story about two runaway friends; a fostered white boy and an escaped black slave who sail on a raft down the Mississippi River in search of freedom and adventure. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. August 5-15, 2021.

Also returning this fall will be our Fall Fundraiser, Night of the Living Dead on stage!
And in the Spring the Radio show we didn't get to present last year we will do this year!

It's Time To Order Your

Season Tickets!

Season Tickets are now open to the general public.  Get your choice of the best seats NOW.  Simply select the show and seat you want to for each show and we will do our best to get you the seat you want if it's available or if its already taken we will get you the next best seat(s) going by your selection.  Click on the link below to download your form, fill it out and mail it to the theatre.  Please make all checks out to Starrynight Theatre.  We have included the seating chart as well for reference only, please write the seat selection in on your form.

This does not include Night of the Living Dead or the Radio Show.  Those are separate fundraising events.

This is for season ticket purchases only, individual show tickets for the fall show will go on sale September 1st.  All other single show purchases will go on sale the day after the previous show closes.

The Box Office

Every Saturday from 9am-Noon you can come in to purchase season subscriptions or individual tickets for the current production.  Come in and pick your seats.  Sit in the seats to see what works for you!  If they are available, they're yours for the picking!  Come select your seats for the season!  Subscriptions and tickets must be paid for at the time of selection.  
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Amex accepted.

If you have any questions please contact us 


Thank you for your continued support of the Ghostlight Theatre.

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Our home needs your help!  We're in need of repairs to keep our home in good shape.  The ticket sales and snack bar contributions help us with our day to day operations and purchasing set pieces and set supplies.  But our home is getting older and is in need of repairs.  We are asking you to please consider a contribution to our Restoration Fund to keep our theatre looking as good as she did when she was built a 129 years ago.  Currently besides the Go Fund Me page our 50/50 take is all we are receiving to help with our restoration.  Please consider donating anything you can, every dollar helps.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Ghostlight Theatre!


The Haunting of

Hill House


Night of the Living Dead

Please see top of webpage for more information

Coming Fall 2020

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We are haunted!

A ghost page for the website is in the works! It will you keep up to date on past experiences, recent experiences, pictures and more! Check back soon and visit the new page!

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available through the Box Office. They may be purchased for single tickets for any Ghostlight performance, or may be used to purchase a gift subscription.

For more information, call the Box Office at 716-743-1614.

Support the Arts

During the show, make sure you get your tickets for the 50/50 split club. Someone will walk out with a mitful of cash...
it might as well be you!

All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the historic Ghostlight Theatre.

You can also visit our GoFundMe page, shown above, to make a donation to help with the restoration of the Ghostlight Theatre.

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