Center Stage

Shirt Factory Center Stage

Shirt Factory Center Stage, is a podcast recorded at the newest century-old hot spot, the Lititz Shirt Factory. Relentlessly curious cohosts Jim and Kim shine a spotlight on the talented performers who will entertain and energize audiences right from Center Stage. They’ll also introduce listeners to performer stories and share a few of their own. It’s a behind-the-scenes listen you don’t wanna miss.


Jim Hoffer

Jim is native to Lititz.  Starting his career in radio and TV in Lebanon and York, Jim built out a skill set that served him well as he moved up in his career to Connecticut and ultimately WABC in NYC.  He was a multiple Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Journalist for over 20 years.  He recently moved back to Lititz and bought the historic warehouse The Lititz Shirt Factory, restored it and doors opened April 2021.  An avid runner, cyclist, and proud dad of 2 daughters, Jim is energized about what lies ahead for Lititz Shirt Factory.


Kim Schaller

Kim calls Pittsburgh her hometown.  Her marketing career includes 30+ years at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, where she served as the first female Vice President in the company’s history.  She was launched into a 3-year adventure in the middle of her Hershey tenure to Space Center Houston – working on a project with NASA/Johnson Space Center and the Disney Imagineers.  Kim is an enthusiastic learner, a globe-trotting hiker, and adoring mother of a daughter in Colorado.  A newcomer to Lititz, she is delighted every day with the unending discoveries of the Coolest Small Town in America.


5: The Art Of Lititz Shirt Factory

  • Posted: July 20, 2021
  • Duration: 28:50

If you’ve been to the Lititz Shirt Factory, you might have been intrigued by some of the artwork around the building. That would be the work of local artist Alastair Blake Peters, who is wrapping up his residency at the building but not without talking to Jim and Kim on...

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4: Brewing And The Beers Of Lititz Shirt Factory

  • Posted: July 6, 2021
  • Duration: 38:33

One of the features at the Lititz Shirt Factory is Collusion Tap Works, which is located on the ground floor. One of the best independent craft brewers in the country, Collusion is a welcome addition to the Shirt Factory building. Listen as hosts Jim Hoffer and Kim Schaller talk to...

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3: Musical Guest Hinton, Bower, Jones

  • Posted: June 21, 2021
  • Duration: 21:50

For the first time, Shirt Factory Center Stage has a musical guest on the podcast. Folk band Hinton, Bower, Jones joins hosts Jim Hoffer and Kim Schaller to discuss their upcoming show at the Lititz Shirt Factory on June 24th. The guys of HBJ talk about a variety of great...

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