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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.
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.
'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.
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...
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.
A hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.