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The sublimely silly smash Broadway hit promises another laughter-filled summer at Hedgerow! The Tony Award-winning comedy-thriller is a fast-paced romp that's part mystery and part love story, blended with a huge helping of farce! It's the classic tale from the Hitchcock film of the same name about a man who's been falsely accused who goes through an escalating series of wild adventures while fleeing the authorities who are pursuing him. The difference here is that it's packed with nonstop laughs as four actors play more than 150 characters while creating an unforgettable evening of pure side-splitting pleasure!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps! This hilarious whodunit features over 150 zany characters (played by a very talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. The Tony Award-winning comedy follows the dashingly handsome Richard Hannay, who, after meeting Annabella Schmidt at a London theatre, is plunged head first into an adventure that will see him being chased by the police for a murder he did not commit.
The Walnut will opens its 206th season with 9 to 5: The Musical, the hilarious new Broadway musical based on the blockbuster film. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do, even in a man's world! Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a story of friendship and getting ahead in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL features Dolly Parton's original hit title song along with her new Tony Award and Grammy-nominated score, including "Backwoods Barbie" and "Shine Like the Sun."
Based on a true story, this fun loving play with music recounts the unlikely friendship between country music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. Patsy befriended Louise at a Texas honky tonk in 1961 and the two remained pen pals until Patsy's untimely death at the age of 30. Combining down-home county humor and heartache, the show features 27 of Patsy Cline's unforgettable hits including Crazy, Walkin' After Midnight, and Sweet Dreams.
Next up its Agatha Christie at her murderous best! And Then There Were None tells the story of ten strangers who are lured by a mysterious host for a relaxing weekend at a remote island resort. Once the guests have arrived there is a suspicious death. The guests are trapped. The host accuses each person, via a recording, of having escaped justice for a past murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets…until they begin to fall, one by one! The ever dwindling party rushes to unmask the hidden killer in their midst. Who is the murderer? Who is next? Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None will keep you guessing right up until the very end.
It's a hard knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression Era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage.
One day, Annie's life is changed for ever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
This begins a wild and mad-cap adventure where Annie's bright and shining personality wins over the crochety business and teaches him the meaning of love, life and looking on the bright side.
Tom Stoppard's masterpiece is a thrilling theatrical feast – a tale of two centuries, shifting as seamlessly between eras as it does between farcical comedy and heartbreaking romance. This comedy of misunderstandings and misinterpretations is set up against a passionate quest to unravel the mysteries of history, art, and science.
Our holiday tradition continues! The creative team behind Aladdin: A Musical Panto put their signature touch on the adventures of young Arthur as he discovers what it means to become a king. With their magic and hilarious antics, Merlin and the Dame of the Lake guide our hero on a quest to save the land from the dreaded Red Dragon.
The hottest show in New York last season was the break-out comedy, Bad Jews. It is one of the most-produced new plays in America – and we're excited to bring you the Philadelphia premiere! Meet Daphna Feygenbaum, a "Real Jew" with an Israeli boyfriend that she met on Birthright. When Daphna's cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody, he declares ownership of their grandfather's Chai necklace. A vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. Bad Jews – it's about what you choose to believe when you're chosen.
No tutus, just pure athleticism. British dance phenomenon BalletBoyz®, a cutting edge and critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, thrills audiences and critics with its distinctive style. Led by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the troupe fuses energetic and graceful dance with music and film. The program features pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett.
This semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play by American comedic genius, Neil Simon, follows the adventures of Eugene Morris Jerome as he is shipped off to boot camp during World War II. A classic coming of age tale told with wit, heart, and humor. The New York Times cheers "The laughter rarely stops in Neil Simon's joyous and unexpectedly rewarding comedy."
In 1993, Canadian photojournalist Paul Watson took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. As he took the picture, Watson believes he heard the soldier say to him: "If you do this, I will own you forever." Playwright Dan O'Brien was finishing a residency in Princeton when he heard Paul Watson telling this story on Fresh Air in 2007. Also obsessed by the idea of hauntings, Dan reached out to Paul and the two formed an unusual relationship spanning time and continents. The Body of an American is the story of their friendship; one conducted primarily by e-mail but eventually leading them to a meeting inside the Arctic Circle. The roles of Dan and Paul are shared by two actors, who also play over twenty other characters that the men encounter. A contemporary war story encompassing personal and global histories that's told in strikingly theatrical fashion, The Body of an American breaks boundaries of convention in both content and form.
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's paired up with the hapless Elder Cunningham and sent to...Uganda! The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach The Book Of Mormon to a community blighted by disease and ruled by an evil War Lord, they learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what religion ultimately means to them.
It's our hottest concert of the summer! Enjoy an evening of memorable hits from your favorite Broadway musicals, past and present. Fabulous performers, a pulsating band and shows stopping songs will leave dancing in your seat. Join us as we give our regards to Broadway!
Academy award nominees David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell will join longtime People's Light company members in Emily Mann's acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov's masterwork. A bankrupt matriarch and her brother are offered a lucrative scheme to save their family estate in this comedy-drama of timeless, bittersweet beauty. "Mann's elegant yet spare adaptation reminds theatergoers that the century old play is an apt choice for the new millennium" (Variety).
This year marks our 22nd annual presentation of the classic Dickens tale about the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from misery to man who honors Christmas in his heart, as adapted by internationally known playwright Nagle Jackson. The production features a large multi-generational cast and traditional carols, and our 1840s grist-mill theatre is the perfect setting for the story written in 1843. Come find out why this has become a Delaware Valley holiday tradition.
Poor Ella leads a miserable life of servitude under her wicked stepmother and unsympathetic stepsisters. Everyday, she dreams of something better, of escaping her chores and finding love.
Her prayers are answered in the form of her Fairy Godmother, who turns up to save her and conjures her from serving girl to princess, in time for the ball. There's only one condition, she must be home before midnight, otherwise she will face the consequences.
But when she leaves her glass slipper, she is sought by the Prince, who will stop at nothing to find the mysterious Cinderella...
In the 46th play by the prolific British playwright known for his ingenious plot twists, the "communicating" door between two adjoining hotel rooms is no ordinary portal. This one allows time travel and an opportunity to change events in the past. A professional dominatrix is called to the posh London suite of of a client, only to learn he only wants her to witness his confession to having hired a business colleague to murder his two wives. Unfortunately, the killer is also there, and the woman flees through a door she believes leads to the next room. Instead, she finds that it's 20 years earlier, and as she's transported back and forth through time, she tries to find a way to prevent the deaths from happening.
Sometimes the high grass and golden fields of Ballybeg, Ireland can be unforgiving to the five unmarried Mundy sisters. Brian Friel's poetic and heartwarming masterpiece invokes Irish tribal dancing that awakens the sisters' long buried desires, vanishing dreams, and a last chance at happiness in the summer of 1936.
Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theatre. In the person of Willy Loman – the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding a smile and a shoeshine – Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man who's dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. Death of a Salesman compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. Director Ozzie Jones weaves this caustic attach on the American dream of materialism with an all African American cast.
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the coming-of-age drama of Francis (aka Baby) and dance instructor Johnny.
Two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and ultimately triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do you Love Me" and the legendary "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."
Differing from the popular stock character-sung musical, this dance-heavy production tells its story with the help of live singers who reside outside the main action.Break out your leotards and dance socks for this experience of a lifetime!
Imagine if we could talk to the animals! Based on the classic movie musical starring Rex Harrison. Dr. Dolittle, Jr. is a Summer Stage premiere that tells the classic tale of the doctor who learned to talk to the animals and the epic adventures that follow. Join us on a journey to the four corners of the world where Summer Stage will create puppets and fantastic animal characters, and will surround them with a chorus of Scottish townspeople, circus performers and south sea islanders in this exciting new musical! Make sure you meet the cast after the show and if your family members too young to sit through the show quietly we offer free babysitting services.
Experience Philadelphia favorites Mary Martello and Ben Dibble together as never before in this suspenseful, timely American drama that grapples with questions of moral certainty...and doubt. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt: A Parable will move you, challenge you, and leave you on the edge of your seat.
When one man's quest to do right is at odds with the interests of his community, ethics are pitted against economics. Join us for Henrik Ibsen's explosive drama, An Enemy of the People. Ringing with contemporary resonance as headlines debate the thin line between whistleblower and traitor, this play asks us just what is best for the common good. Our protagonist Dr. Stockmann discovers a possible toxic contamination endangering the town's sole industry. His brother, the Mayor, launches a counter attack that threatens to tear their community—and family—apart. Sometimes "the strongest man in the world is the man who stands most alone."
Fairy Cakes is written in rhymes and couplets and depicts what happens to Shakespeare's fairies when they are off stage in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Suffice it to say, they turn up as fairies in Cinderella, Pinnochio, Sleeping Beauty and as the ubiquitous tooth fairy. Not to be outdone by a bunch of fairies, Shakespeare's own Puck participates in the play's comic pursuits.
Victor Williams (King of Queens) stars as Troy Maxon in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama about a man of mythic proportions forced to wrestle with the reality of his life. A sanitation worker and onetime Negro League baseball player, Troy is the heart and heartbreak of this iconic story of dreams denied, fathers and sons, and America's legacy of racism. Fences is one of the most beloved plays of the 20th Century written by "a major writer, combining a poet's ear for vernacular with a robust sense of humor (political and sexual), a sure instinct for crackling dramatic incident and a passionate commitment to a great subject." (The New York Times). The cast will also feature People's Light Company Member, Melanye Finister.
From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast! It's never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars. A New York sensation for 27 years, this show features a talented quartet of comic chameleons throwing out pointed parodies at a dizzying pace. Whether you are a seasoned theatre-goer or new to it all, the Tony Award® winning Forbidden Broadway is your ticket to non-stop laughs!
Conceived, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini
A hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters.
Admit it. Shakespeare's comedies are stupid. Like Twelfth Night. Everybody knows it needs robots. Well, now it's got 'em! We have gender confusion, needlessly cruel drunks, and cyborgs. It's the play Queen Elizabeth I never wanted you to see!
Amanda Wingfield is a Southern belle past her prime, living with two grown children in a small apartment in St. Louis. Amanda dreams of a better life for her shy and crippled daughter Laura, and so she pushes her son, Tom, to find a "gentleman caller" for the girl. However, the arrival of the gentleman caller sends shockwaves through the family and causes cracks to form in the delicate fantasies that have kept them going. A beautiful play full of poetry & longing.
In the spring, the Wilma will stage back-to-back productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's now classic behind-the-scenes comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and using essentially the same cast for both productions. Bringing freshness to all aspects of the play, the title character in Shakespeare's tragedy will be played by the transformational and powerful actress, Zainab Jah, who recently appeared as Prudence in The Convert at the Wilma. Believed by many to be the greatest play written by Shakespeare, and by many others to be the greatest play written in the English language, the Wilma is excited to throw our voices into the mix. The fight for the throne of Denmark, quest for moral righteousness, and the complexities of vengeance within a 21st century context will be reexamined on the Wilma stage.
Shakespeare's masterpiece is a dark and thrilling story of ghosts, secrets and revenge. By rights, Prince Hamlet should be king, but his Uncle Claudius has stepped into the position after the untimely death of Hamlet's father. When the dead king's ghost rises and calls for revenge, Hamlet heads down a dangerous path filled with madness and uncertainty. In a world where no one can be trusted, where can you turn?
One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved Sherlock Holmes mysteries gets a zany makeover when performed by a trio of endearing clowns and klutzes, including comic genius Dave Johnson. Cheeky and fast-paced, The Hound of the Baskervilles offers farcical surprises, brilliant theatrical invention, and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time.
Jesuit priest and award-winning playwright, Bill Cain (Equivocation, 9 Circles) brings personal history, humor, and heart to this moving new play about a man who must care for his funny, maddening, and dying mother. A family portrait that is a tribute to the intimate details of our lives, Bible is "an act of grace, a benediction… and rewardingly real." (Washington Post)
I Love a Piano will make you want to sing, dance, laugh, snuggle a little closer and shout with joy! This delightful musical follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Irving Berlin's classic songs include "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "How Deep is the Ocean," and, of course, "I Love a Piano." Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, I Love a Piano is a fitting tribute to the man Jerome Kern famously said had 'no place in American music – he is American music.'
A world-premiere production of iHamlet, a unique one-person Hamlet as part of the Fringe Arts Festival.
In this modern retelling of The Scarlet Letter, a homeless mother of five lives with her kids on the edge of society. Hester's children bring her great joy, but as she seeks out a better life for them, her community derails her at every turn, as the play builds to its shocking conclusion. This play is part of Theatre Horizon's End Homelessness Project; please contact us if you want to help.
Join us for Alan Ayckbourn's sensational comedy of chance where each road taken is dictated by the audience, leading to a world of outrageous outcomes. One play, two actors, 16 possible endings—and where it goes is entirely up to you!
A baker and his wife set off to break a family curse preventing them from having a child. But when you encounter Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other familiar characters, fairy tales intertwine with disastrous consequences. Philadelphia's most powerful singers come together in Theatre Horizon's signature musical style to tell a story about what must be sacrificed before wishes come true. Directed by Barrymore Award winner Matthew Decker.
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into the Woods Jr., an adaptation of one of Sondheim's most popular works designed especially for young performers.
All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
With unforgettable roles, little dancing, and no chorus, Into the Woods Jr. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging –for young performers. Into the Woods Jr. is a funny and engaging
The Scottish company, Visible Fictions, arrives at People's Light with "a blazing reputation that's hard to ignore" (The Guardian) in this "sly, silly, sophisticated, and altogether winning take on an ancient Greek myth." (The New York Times) Jason's uncle isn't exactly lovable. He's murdered his brother (the king) and stolen the crown. No one dares stand up to him until now. Banished as a baby, Jason is BACK, ready to claim his rightful throne. Two actors with boundless energy and numerous action figures tell the tale of Jason and his crew as they journey to the other side of the world to find the Golden Fleece and bring it home.
It's holiday time, and everyone's favorite first grader is back to celebrate! All of the students in Room One are happily creating the perfect holiday party. Except how is Junie B. supposed to enjoy anything when she has drawn the name of her arch nemesis, Tattletale May, for her Secret Santa Gift?! But wait—the Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves…maybe.
Liberace! is a moving and highly entertaining tribute to "Mr. Showmanship," the man who epitomized charm, glitz, and glamour. On a stage set reminiscent of his celebrated TV program, we re-live the highs and lows of Liberace's famed life. Who was the real person behind the persona, one of the most talented and acclaimed performers of the 20th century? Interwoven with a piano score that spans classical music from Chopin to Chopsticks and Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, Liberace! will have you cheering the life of this unique American icon.
The title says it all! It's A Life in the Theatre. In this behind-the-scenes comedy, Robert, an older experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage, share both a dressing room and the spotlight. The play gives us a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next – a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre is a delightful theatrical experience for anyone who loves the world of Broadway.
To the rejoicing of all the animals of the savannah, a new prince is born, to just King Mufasa and his wife. The cub grows up into a lively youngster whose best friends are the sarcastic hornbill Zazu and the beautiful and feisty lioness Nyla. Together they play and discover their homeland in joy, until one day King Mufasa is tragically killed and Simba is replaced by his evil Uncle Scar, and retreats to the jungle to grow up with the hilarious meerkat Timon and the big-hearted wildebeest Pumba. But he can?t turn his back on the kingdom forever, and now he must act and stop Scar from destroying the Pride. Join Simba as he takes the journey to his destiny, learning about life, and love, along the way!
In this coming-of-age story, Jay's life is turned upside down when his father leaves Jay and his younger brother Arty at their grandmother's doorstep. Their grandmother is an opinionated German Jewish immigrant who shares her home with her daughter Bella and son Louie, who is hiding from the mob. The upcoming year will leave a permanent mark on Jay and his highly dysfunctional family. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, and as comical as it is poignant, Lost in Yonkers is the masterwork of Neil Simon's career and is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears.
The King and his friends decide that they are going to take a vow to avoid women for three years in order to pursue a life of study. As soon as they take their oath, the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, and put to the test the lofty resolve of the men.
Shakespeare's witty and effervescent comedy takes us on a rollercoaster ride, as the characters wrestle and then untangle their unrealistic vows. Shakespeare also winks at us as he suggests the most interesting course of study is in fact the endlessly fascinating relationships between men and women.
Tony Braithwaite and friends present an evening of song, dance, original comedy skits, and holiday-themed improvisation.
Spend an evening with America's sharpest wit and greatest storyteller. Tom Teti premieres a new one-man show.
Celebrate the holiday season with Mary Poppins! Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. Featuring an irresistible story, eye-popping sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and beloved songs such as the Academy Award-winning "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Feed the Birds," "Step in Time" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," audiences will have a "Jolly Holiday" with Mary and discover a world where "Anything Can Happen" if you let it.
Lastly, from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis features an original score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan that evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations and the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period. Turn up that dial! It's time for Broadway's roof-raising rock 'n' roll musical, Memphis!
Join four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years.
In 1882, the flamboyant, dashing, young Oscar Wilde created a sensation, touring the United States on an extensive lecture tour. While visiting Philadelphia, he planned one side trip, crossing the Delaware to Camden to meet with America's own Great Grey Poet, Walt Whitman. Join us on Mickle Street and spend an afternoon with two great writers – one at the dawn of his career, the other enjoying his quiet fame. Over a glass of elderberry wine, two great men discuss man's most aesthetical existence and discover a common sense of beauty.
More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The Musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America.
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
In Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr., the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto's little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be "the perfect child" – and what it means to be "a real father."
Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family. Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. is perfect for a dynamic cast of middle school performers and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairy tale and action-packed adventure. Audiences will love following Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real live boy and will be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to real live father.
Get ready for a night of Broadway belters, red hot movers and sassy shakers. Sophie Tucker may have called herself the last of the red hot mamas, but she didn't know these ladies! You won't want to miss this incredible show featuring such songs as Stormy Weather, On the Sunny Side of the Street and That's Entertainment.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can't afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Champagne and laughter will explode with Noël Coward's timeless comedy Private Lives. Glamorous, rich and reckless, Elyot and Amanda have been divorced from each other for five years. Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. When by chance they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their romantic feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. Without a care for scandal, new partners or memories of what drove them apart in the first place, they hurl themselves headlong into love and lust. Private Lives is a dazzling, witty masterpiece and considered to be one of the greatest comedies ever written.
Called by Time magazine, "A triumph for the stage," this Tony Award-winning musical is a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America. It tells the extraordinary tale of three families as they confront America's timeless contradictions of freedom and prejudice, wealth and poverty, hope and despair, and what it means to be an American. With an unforgettable and powerful score, this must-see musical is filled with show-stopping songs such as Journey On, Wheels of a Dream, Back to Before and Our Children.
When celebrity professor, Catherine, reunites with her best friends from graduate school, now a married couple with kids living in a New England college town, she begins to rethink the choices she's made over the past twenty years. As these three friends navigate their new relationships with each other, feelings of regret begin to arise. Catherine's homecoming leads to shifting dynamics and a larger look at how much (or little) the lives of women have evolved over the past century: from pornography to Betty Friedan to slasher films. Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner Gina Gionfriddo (author of the Wilma's hit production of Becky Shaw), offers a fresh take on timeless questions by wittily juxtaposing feminist theories with messy human desires.
"Hilarious," "Intelligent," "Provocative," "Scorching" all describe Robert Dubac's new solo show The Book of Moron! If you liked last season's The Male Intellect, you'll love this show. Combining theater with stand-up, Dubac crashes head first into the barriers of sex, race, religion, politics and the media. And he's not alone. With mesmerizing ease, he portrays multiple characters who all take turns beating the hornet's nest of hype and spin with the big stick of knowledge. It's comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?
Romeo and Juliet, the adolescent daughters of two warring families, meet and fall desperately in love, starting a heartbreaking chain of events. Same-sex casting proves the universality of Shakespeare's immortal tragedy of pure, teenage love.
Using the same set, costumes, and performers, the Wilma will tell the story of Hamlet through the eyes of two very different characters. In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will mark the Wilma's 11th production of a work by Tom Stoppard, minor characters take center stage as they journey on a boat taking Prince Hamlet to England with players from the royal court. As these characters try to escape the fate that Shakespeare has already scripted for them, arguments of free will and determinism abound, all set to the constant travel game of flipping coins. In this battle of wits, Stoppard's characteristic wordplay and case of mistaken identities creates a spectacle that's philosophical, clownish, and complete with a pirate-ambush.
Two little league coaches with very different styles face off in this modern-day "Odd Couple"
Two hard core Civil War re-enactors have their traditional post-Gettysburg beer interrupted by a woman with her own battle scars. 1863 and today converge in this dark comedy about friendship, bravery, and healing by Jessica Dickey (The Amish Project). Hailed as "a talent to watch" by The New York Times, Dickey's "funny, sad, deep, and smart pay is beautifully written." (The New Yorker).
It's Princess Aurora's sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent!
This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney's The Sleeping Beauty Kids, which features many roles for a large chorus, from King Stefan and Queen Stefanie's loyal subjects to Maleficent's slimy goons, as well as other fairies and animals. Songs from the beloved film, including "Once Upon a Dream," accompany fun new songs like "Maleficent!" and "A Little Magic Now" to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.
On a quiet night in Lou's South Philadelphia bar, two lonely spirits arrive at a shared crossroad. This funny, wise, and tender love story from the author of Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown is a later-in-life portrait of friendship and taking the next step. "Bruce Graham demonstrates a rare talent for writing older than his own experience" (Windy City Times). The cast will feature People's Light Company Members Marcia Saunders and Tom Teti, along with Scott Greer.
He's back! Steve Solomon, of the award-winning My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish…comedies, returns to the BRT stage. This hilarious show features the very best of Steve's last three shows–plus loads of new material! His shows have been seen by almost a million people throughout the United States and Internationally. So prepare to spend a hysterical evening of side-splitting laughs with one of America's best storytellers and dialecticians. This will be a "don't miss" night of fun!
It's Storytime! Celebrate traditional tales with a twist! The Hedgerow Company shares classic stories in a way that encourages creativity and interaction. You'll meet Dorothy and the Wicked Witch of the West, dance, and sing along in this energetic and creative play. Kids can be a part of the storytelling, too, when they help the story tellers create a brand new audience-inspired tale, as they discover that all that's needed is a little inspiration and imagination to bring ideas to life.
In this heartrending and inspiring novel set against the gorgeous vast landscape of South Africa, a little girl living under apartheid tells the story of two families—one black, one white—separated by racism, connected by love.
This fun, physical, eye-popping production asks Kate and Petruchio to face the music and dance. One of Shakespeare's most fiery couples, their courtship will be a sultry, aggressive tango, but the big question will be: who is going to lead?
1812 Productions brings a dose of cheer to your holiday season with the comedy sensation This Is The Week That Is! For nine years running, This Is The Week That Is has taken on local and national politics with satirical wit, a song or two, and an ever-changing script to bring the American people the truth behind the headlines.
Under-employed Scottie has a dream of making it big. Together with his unwilling wife and dim-witted best friend, he plans his own meteoric rise to fame on the coattails of "The Great One" himself.
Two Cops. Three Crooks. Eight Doors. One Killer in a Kilt.
This Tony Award®-winning hit stars Marilu Henner as the narcissistic B-movie star Masha, who pops home to Bucks County to visit her anguished siblings with a few surprises in store. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, who helmed BCP's Mother and Sons now playing on Broadway, directs this deliriously funny comedy by Bucks County neighbor Christopher Durang.
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols, classics and heartwarming songs. You won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style.