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31 October 2018

Broadway Star to Make HACC ‘Smile,’ Winemaking, Grape Growing Coming in January 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:
  • Broadway Star to Make HACC ‘Smile’
  • From Vineyard to Table: Learn Winemaking and Grape Growing at HACC!

Broadway Star to Make HACC ‘Smile’
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Rob McClure, one of the most sought-after talents on Broadway, will bring his charm, wit and musical genius for an evening of cabaret at Live at Rose Lehrman on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, on Nov. 29, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Over the last decade, McClure appeared in the national tour and Broadway production of “Avenue Q.” In 2012, McClure starred as Charlie Chaplin in the musical “Chaplin” and gained a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He graced the Broadway stages in “Honeymoon in Vegas” and “Noises Off,” and he starred in the Broadway production and national tour of “Something Rotten!”

Currently, he is performing on the National Theatre stage in Washington, D.C., in the world premiere of the musical “Beetlejuice.”
Performance tickets are $28 for adults, $18 for students grades K-12 and $10 for HACC students. To purchase tickets, please visit For more information, please call 717-231-7673.
Sponsors for this event include the HACC Foundation, WHTM abc27 and HACC’s Student Government Association. Grants and community support include The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick III.
Photo Caption: Rob McClure, one of the most sought-after talents on Broadway, will bring his charm, wit and musical genius for an evening of cabaret at HACC’s Live at Rose Lehrman stage on Nov. 29, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

From Vineyard to Table: Learn Winemaking and Grape Growing at HACC!
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Beginning spring 2019, HACC’s Gettysburg Campus will offer a Winemaking and Grape Growing Certificate Program that can be completed in one year.

“The campus was chosen due to the large number of wineries and tasting rooms in the region. This growing industry in Adams County provides opportunities for an interactive and hands-on approach that will be central to the program,” said Holly Lukens, coordinator of corporate and business services in HACC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division.

“Students will participate in sensory evaluation, learn the different characteristics of wine and how to best pair wine with food, and complete a 60-hour internship at a local vineyard,” Lukens said.

In addition to classes on campus, online classes and tours of local vineyards will be offered. The program is designed to attract students who may be looking for a new hobby or considering a new career. Most classes will be held in the evenings or on Saturdays to accommodate students who are currently employed.

The curriculum is being developed with assistance from Mary Beth Seibert, HACC adjunct faculty member and owner of Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, Maryland. Seibert’s years of experience and input on the curriculum will help introduce students to all aspects of the industry, from the fundamentals of winemaking and grape growing to advanced winemaking skills.

The Hauser family, owners and operators of the Hauser Estate Winery in western Adams County, established the Helen Hauser Memorial Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the Winemaking and Grape Growing Program. Students who are residents of Adams County and enrolled in the program are eligible to apply. The application can be found at

To learn more about the program or to enroll, please contact Holly Lukens at or call 717-780-1179.
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