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From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies). The lyrics are by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
The Arden Cabaret Series is held in the Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. Seated at tables in an intimate candlelit space, this is a chance to get to know your favorite Arden artists up close and personal. Bring a bottle of wine and a basket of goodies, or buy drinks at the new Arden bar, open at every performance. Seating is limited, so call your friends and make plans to be part of these extraordinary evenings.
Plays & Players with Underbite Theatre Company presents All the Dead Biddles by Shelli Pentimall Bookler
When you lose a child, what else do you lose? A dark comedy in the realm of Sam Shepard and Martin McDonagh, exploring how far over the edge that loss can take us, and how close we come to pushing someone else over. Opening January 11, 2018, in the Skinner Studio.
Ken Ludwig's acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and...huge laughs. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and the renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion.
"The show must go on" is a motto all people familiar with theater are accustomed to. However, January 11-28, the cast and creators of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour will put that slogan to the test. Boogie Woogie Radio Hour is an original musical adventure by Hedgerow alum Sarah Gafgen, Shaun Yates, and Carl Smith. It's 1948 and Radio WBGW is the biggest little radio station in the biggest small town in Texas. "The premise of the piece is that a small, scrappy radio station recruits a big New York troupe to join them for their first broadcast for a live audience and when things don't work out exactly as planned everyone has to work together," said cocreator Gafgen.
Created and performed by Happenstance Theater
Six clowns walk the precipice at the end of the world, lighting up the darkness along the way like firecrackers. BrouHaHa, an existential escapade that follows this troupe of eccentrics, was inspired by images of refugees, cinematic treasures like La Strada and The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. BrouHaHa: a state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational.
A fascinating mystery: Why did German physicist Werner Heisenberg visit his old mentor and Danish counterpart Niels Bohr in 1941 while their countries were at war? Was he looking for clues to atomic secrets, asking for absolution, or searching for something unknowable? As the characters wrestle with their memories and motives, what becomes clear is the ultimate uncertainty of why we do what we do. Perhaps the greatest play ever written about science, Michael Frayn's riveting drama puts us in the heart of the greatest moral dilemma of the 20th century.
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The star of the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (introduced by Bette Midler), Darlene Love is an adored American musical icon.
For years, Love made holiday guest appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman singing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," and appeared as a special guest throughout the last two decades during Bruce Springsteen tours.
Since the early '60s as part of Phil Spector's "wall of sound" hit factory, and as the lead singer on "He's a Rebel," Darlene Love has done it all from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease! In the early years, Love's background vocals behind the Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.
Don't miss your chance to experience the music legend whose voice has been a part of our American soundtrack for 50 years.
Created by Christopher Shorr Performed by the Touchstone Ensemble
What's the proper way to run your very own dictatorial regime? Where do you start and where do you go? Should you consider experimental techniques or go with the tried-and-true methods? Perhaps you or a loved one have dictatorial ambitions of your own, or perhaps you just want to recognize the signs when you see them. Either way, this "how-to" for the tradition of tyrannical despotism is for you. Told through biting satire and witty music by Ensemble member Christopher Shorr. No experience with repressive regimes necessary.
Nora and Torvald are living their dream life with the brightest of futures. And then a long-buried secret rises to the surface, and Nora must choose between outward perfection and inner truth. Still shockingly relevant, this revolutionary classic will be brought to life in the intimacy of the Arcadia Stage.
A new show from Philly's favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs! A glorious grab bag of sketches and songs, including routines from Burns & Allen, Nichols & May, and more!
Created and performed by the 2017-18 Touchstone Apprentice Class
Join us for a one-of-a-kind peek into the creative process of original theater-making. Experience solo and ensemble-based works in progress, created by our 2017-18 apprentice corps, with the guidance of the Touchstone family. Always fresh, sometimes provocative, never ordinary.
Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. After the death of her father, Alison plunges into her past to uncover the many mysteries of her childhood growing up at the family funeral home in central Pennsylvania. Featuring a brilliant score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change), Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, moving new musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Broadway veteran Jim leaves the bright lights of show business for the quiet of a country farm. But life just isn't the same without song and dance, so he turns his farmhouse into an inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But can Jim also work the same magic on his love life?
Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features a parade of Berlin hits, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "White Christmas," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "Cheek to Cheek," and many more, along with laugh-out-loud comedy and thrilling dance numbers — all wrapped in a heartwarming story.
Winner of over 20 Best Play awards in 2016, including the Tony Award!
After a restless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things go bump in the night, and family tensions reach a boiling point. The angst, anguish, and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed — then shoved — into the light in this sidesplitting, hopeful, and heartbreaking play.
Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter (played by Tony Braithwaite), is surprised when his forgotten teenage daughter reappears.
Ivy and Bean could not be more different. They form an unlikely friendship when Bean decides to get revenge on her bossy older sister. When these two are together, the adventures are endless. In this lively musical, Ivy and Bean discover that their differences are what make their friendship so exciting.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world's most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
Stephen Sondheim's romantic music and lyrics, coupled with the artful book by Hugh Wheeler, sweeps us away to a weekend in the Swedish countryside. Actress Desiree Armfeldt, her family, her lovers, and their families learn when to "Send in the Clowns."
Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas, and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time: Mamma Mia! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. This production includes ABBA's greatest hits, among them "Super Trouper," "Lay All Your Love on Me," "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," and more! Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical!
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary 10-year-old boy who wishes his life were a little more exciting. One morning, Stanley wakes up to find he is very, very flat. He decides to make the best of every situation as he's whisked away on a journey more exciting than he could ever have imagined.
Brace yourself for comic chaos with Noises Off, the rip-roaring play within a play. The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the actors stumble through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling, and sardines flying everywhere, it's complete pandemonium...and we haven't even reached intermission! Can the cast members pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, Arden Children's Theatre presents a brand new production that celebrates the joy of storytelling and the power of imagination.
Join Peter on his adventure to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents and no chores, and fairies and pirates rule! Introduce your children and grandchildren to the characters you loved from J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece: Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, a horde of mischievous Lost Boys, Nana the dog, and — last but not least — a very hungry ticking crocodile.
With the worst play, worst director, and worst actors in New York, how could they go right? Mel Brooks's The Producers opened on Broadway to historic, unanimous rave reviews, earning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. This laugh-out-loud musical is the story of scheming producer Max Bialystock and his mousy accountant Leo Bloom. They discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money producing a flop than a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? This side-splitting tour-de-force spoofs grand, old-fashioned Broadway musicals while paying tribute to them all at the same time.
By Lolita Chakrabarti
In the early 1800s, a black American Shakespearean actor finds he is not welcome on the London stage, but triumphs in Europe.
In this lyrical, romantic tale, two teens fall in love too quickly and too deeply; the well-known story seems always fresh and new as the star-crossed lovers fly heedlessly toward tragedy.
Plays & Players with Bright Metal Theatre presents Sabbatical by the ensemble
With six benches, two pianos, and a lot of Tupperware, a small congregation will discover the limits of forgiveness. Opening January 10, 2018 on the mainstage at P&P.
This hard-hitting Broadway smash will keep viewers on the edge of their seats! Friends since kindergarten, Chicago cops Joey and Denny are like brothers. Intensely loyal, they want to do right by the force, their family, and each other. Joey is a loner with a bit of a drinking problem. Denny is a family man passed over for promotion one time too many. Their relationship is put on the line after they respond to a domestic disturbance that takes a turn for the worse. Each man's harrowing version of the truth becomes a fight for his own survival.
When Britt wakes up with a massive wad of gum in her hair, she knows she's in trouble. She enlists the help of her friends to get her out of a very sticky situation. Mayhem ensues as these friends learn from their mistakes and discover the true value of friendship.
The Sum of Us, written by David Stevens is about a widower and his gay son. The play is about wanting love but being afraid to look for it, about finding love and being afraid to go for it, and about having love and not being able to hold onto it. It's a play from the heart that tickles the funny bone in many delicious ways.
Dinosaurs, aliens, and bears oh my! Sword of the Unicorn at the Drake Theater will blow your mind with pure awesomeness. The dark dragon rules over the cosmos. Travel through space, fight mythical beasts, and clam the a weapon of ultimate power. This scifi fantasy epic will compel you in ways you never felt possible.
The dream of true love can take us anywhere! It's the 1980s, and a young English girl, full of energy and optimism, arrives in New York, ready to find success and love. On her journey, she wakes up to frustration, anxiety, and heartache. She begins to wonder whether she's looking for love in all the wrong places. This iconic musical with a wonderfully original score features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats) and Don Black's best songs, including "Come Back With the Same Look in Your Eyes," "Unexpected Song," and "Nothing Like You've Ever Known."
Sarah and James work together as war correspondents — she's a photographer; he's a writer. When a car bomb injures Sarah, she comes home to recuperate in the loft they share. It's soon clear that she is eager to return to the action, while he's relieved to be away from the terror and bloodshed. Faced with the prospect of leading a normal life, can Sarah confront her addiction to chaos and war? From Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, this Broadway hit play is a witty, intelligent look at ordinary life through the lens of war.
Did that handsome young man murder his elderly benefactress? Only his German war bride knows for sure. As any Agatha Christie fan knows, things are not always what they seem.
Written by Young Area Playwrights Directed by the Touchstone Ensemble and Special Guests
Touchstone presents its annual showcase of exceptional, original plays written by Lehigh Valley youths. Celebrate the creative spark that burns within these students at the festival performance, and witness their words brought to life in epic Touchstone style.