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Rock of Ages Jan 20 - Feb 19, 2017  
The Eagle Theatre Rock of Ages
She was just a small-town girl living in a lonely world ... until she took a journey to the Sunset Strip in 1987 and met a boy from Detroit who shared her same dreams of making it big and falling in love. The Tony-nominated Broadway musical Rock of Ages comes to Hammonton courtesy of The Eagle Theatre, bringing its raucous mix of 28 eyebrow-scorching tunes from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. This hilarious, high-energy production features a talented cast that belts out classic '80s hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believing."
Marcus/Emma Jan 20 - Feb 12, 2017  
The Drake Marcus/Emma
Mashing together two of America's most controversial activist leaders, Marcus/Emma explores the meaning of radicalism in a vibrant look at the lives of Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman. This work from Mary Tuomanen launches the titular characters into a no-holds barred, sex-fueled, bloody-minded battle to rekindle the flames of their legacies. Brimming with passion, humanity and humor, Marcus/Emma will challenge you to always question how to change the world -- a notion more timely now than ever.
Driving Miss Daisy Jan 24 - Feb 12, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Driving Miss Daisy
Taking place in Georgia, from 1948 to 1973, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of the unexpected friendship that develops between a fiercely independent Jewish widow and her African-American chauffeur. When Daisy's son decides she's too old to drive anymore, he hires Hoke to drive for her. Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start. But they gradually form a close friendship, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. Fall in love again with this Pulitzer Prize winning classic.
Romeo and Juliet Jan 25 - Feb 19, 2017  
The Media Theatre Romeo and Juliet
Stars cross, swords clash and hearts break in the greatest love story the world has ever known. Arguably the most famous play ever written, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is the truly timeless tale of two young lovers, kept apart by their feuding families, whose romance ends in unthinkable tragedy. This powerful new production stars Lexi Gwynn, who won a 2015 Broadway World Award for The Miracle Worker, and Brandon O'Rourke, who received acclaim for his role in Peter and the Starcatcher at the Walnut Street Theatre. A perfect story for the Valentine's season, Romeo and Juliet has been made and remade into countless works of art over the last four centuries, from ballets and operas (47 of them at last count) to major film releases and even a legendary musical (West Side Story) -- all a testament to Shakespeare's brilliant storytelling. Experience the original at Philadelphia's Media Theatre.
Triple Espresso Jan 26 - Feb 5, 2017  
Bucks County Playhouse Triple Espresso
A hit across America and Europe, the madcap comedy Triple Espresso is the story of a singer-pianist, a magician and a comic, who recall a lifetime of show-business disasters -- from dust storms in Nebraska and dancing in Zaire to an incident involving a gorilla and four glorious minutes of failure on national television -- in hilarious fashion. The high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy for all ages provides of a jolt of caffeinated fun at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
Having Our Say Jan 27 - Feb 19, 2017  
Suzanne Roberts Theatre Having Our Say
103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany personally welcome us into their home to share an endearing, true story in Having Our Say. Like molasses and vinegar, the Delany sisters have always been opposites; but together, these daughters of a former slave grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance and had professional careers as a teacher and a dentist, respectively. While making dinner to remember their father's birthday, the two sisters tell us of the last century as they lived it -- through stories of racial injustice and personal strife, unified by faith, family, and time. See the show at Philadelphia's Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
The Music Man Feb 3 - Feb 18, 2017  
Fine Arts Center at Rowan The Music Man
One of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time, The Music Man is the story of lovable swindler Harold Hill, who attempts to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from the sin and corruption of the pool hall by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band. The thing is, he actually knows nothing about music. Despite this setback, the "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the Librarian and somehow turn himself into an honest man in the process. This family favorite comes to life at the Fine Arts Center at Rowan in Sewell. Don't miss this delightful story set to cheery music, including the famous songs "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone."
Lagan Feb 7 - Feb 19, 2017  
Villanova Theatre Lagan
The people haunted by Northern Ireland's history of violence speak their stories in Lagan, the latest play from acclaimed Irish playwright Stacey Gregg, who The Telegraph of London called "a fiercely distinctive voice." This kaleidoscopic look at post-Troubles Belfast follows ten different people faced with sudden peace after decades of trauma. A haunting, poignant portrait of a city in search of healing, Lagan makes its U.S. premiere in this Villanova Theatre production.
Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man Feb 9 - Feb 11, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Perelman Theater Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man
The buttoned-up moderator of a local university's "Meet the Author" event gets much more of an education than she bargained for when the writer of the best-seller Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man decides to provide a hands-on seminar right there on the (g-)spot. And with his personal coaching and help from a hunky stage assistant, she just might learn to let her hair down -- and like it. Based on the actual book of the same name, this titillating off-Broadway hit offers loads of audience interaction and is perfect for Valentine's week. Catch it at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater in Philly.
iLuminate Feb 10 - Feb 11, 2017  
Merriam Theater iLuminate
iLuminate the start of your new year with the light-suited dance group that rose to fame on the sixth season of TV's America's Got Talent. The troupe promises to deliver the most fun you'll ever have in the dark. iLuminate delivers a story of adventure and romance told through the dance styles of hip-hop, breaking & locking and contemporary jazz, all fused with the power of light. This unique dance-in-the-dark spectacular is a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, cool dance moves, high-tech effects and original music. Sharon Osbourne called it "breathtaking and brilliant" and Ellen DeGeneres described it as "amazing, electrifying, fantastic." Catch fun new interactive games that allow you to participate when iLuminate lights up the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.
Brooklyn Doo Wop Explosion Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Brooklyn Doo Wop Explosion
Snuggle up with your best guy or gal and let the Brooklyn Doo Wop Explosion whisk you back to another time and place! A time when all was right with the world, the music lived forever, and the love never grew old. Featuring "Unchained Melody," "Crying", "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "Cara Mia", and more of your favorite Doo Wop hits of the 50's and 60's!
Leper + Chip Feb 15 - Mar 5, 2017  
The Drake Leper + Chip
A fight at a party turns out to be the start of something special in the comedy Leper + Chip. When boy (Leper) meets girl (Chip) during the fracas, the antagonism melts away as these two young people quickly fall in love. But it's not that easy in the rough-and-tumble Dublin streets, as the two lovers must overcome their hardscrabble backgrounds, gang violence and the drama that surrounds them in order to get out. Written by Lee Coffey and directed by Tom Reing, Leper + Chip is a frantic, funny odyssey about love and life.
The Bodyguard Feb 21 - Feb 26, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music The Bodyguard
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night", "So Emotional", "One Moment in Time", "Saving All My Love", "Run to You", "I Have Nothing", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You."
Miss Nelson is Missing! Feb 25 - Feb 26, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Miss Nelson is Missing!
Sweet Miss Nelson has some very naughty students in Room 207. Well, Miss Nelson has had enough! When Miss Viola Swamp - the worst substitute EVER - takes her place, the students of Room 207 vow to find Miss Nelson. Hopefully they will find her before it's too late - for them! Based on the books by Harry Allard, this lighthearted musical reminds us all to show respect and appreciation to those we value.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this "dazzling" (Associated Press) adaptation is the Tony Award®-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
John and Jen Mar 10 - Apr 9, 2017  
The Eagle Theatre John and Jen
Set against the background of a changing America from the 1950s to the 1990s, John & Jen is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and her son. The actors take their characters from childhood through adolescence and beyond. Along the way they explore complicated family connections and how to heal after a tragic loss. John & Jen was the debut musical of composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa, who went on to write music and lyrics for The Wild Party and The Addams Family and contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. See this intelligent and witty look at the complexities of brother-sister and father-son relationships when it comes to The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.
Love's Labour's Lost Mar 15 - Apr 21, 2017  
Sedgwick Theater Love's Labour's Lost
One of Shakespeare's most flamboyantly intellectual comedies, Love's Labour's Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three feckless lords Berowne, Longaville and Dumaine who take an oath to studying hard and increasing their smarts while swearing off contact with women for three years. But when the Princess of France arrives with her female entourage on a diplomatic mission, the young men's tongues wag and books shut. Full of witty wordplay and playful pranks, this exuberant romantic comedy at Philadelphia's Sedgwick Theater explodes with revelry and some of Shakespeare's greatest poetry.
Jesus Christ Superstar Mar 21 - Apr 16, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar
Before the Phantom lurked, or Evita encouraged Argentina not to cry, or Cats prowled the stage, it was Jesus Christ Superstar that got the world humming the unforgettable songs of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Jesus Christ Superstar, the first rock opera, retells the last seven days in the life of the social and political rebel Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Chart-topping songs such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number dramatically highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion and ultimate redemption. Don't miss this righteous and explosive rock musical on stage at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.
The King and I Mar 22 - Apr 2, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music The King and I
Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 Musical, this Barlett Sher directed version of The King And I is the story of a British schoolteacher and governess who is invited to the country by the imperious King of Siam to educate his many wives and children, and ends up helping the eastern ruler come to terms with the modern world.
Little Women: The Broadway Musical Mar 28 - Apr 9, 2017  
Villanova Theatre Little Women: The Broadway Musical
One of America's most beloved novels comes alive on the Villanova Theatre stage in this exhilarating Broadway musical adaptation. Little Women is the story of the remarkable March sisters and the men they love, set during and after the Civil War. Join rambunctious Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth, and romantic Amy as they embark on a coming-of-age tale filled with drama, romance, humor and song, all under the watchful eye of their beloved Marmee while Father is away at war. Based on Louisa May Alcott's timeless tale about the power of family, friendship and romance, this vibrant and sweeping musical soars with personal discovery, heartache and hope. Resonating with the sound of a young America finding its voice, it's an enjoyable show for the whole family.
The Broken Heart Mar 29 - Apr 23, 2017  
Sedgwick Theater The Broken Heart
After the death of their father, an ambitious young solider marries his sister to a powerful older gentleman -- breaking her father's promise to marry her to her first love, a poor student. The marriage elevates the soldier's social standing, and his victories in war have put him in line to marry a princess. But his sister has been thrown into despair by her loveless marriage, and her true love swears he will risk all to avenge his loss, even if it means bringing down the entire kingdom with him. The Broken Heart, a romantic revenge tragedy, proves that you really can die from a broken heart. See it in repertory with Love's Labor's Lost at the Sedgwick Theater in Philadelphia.
Cabaret Apr 4 - Apr 9, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Cabaret
Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Philadelphia! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of Cabaret. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Hedwig And The Angry Inch Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2017  
Forrest Theatre Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution May 9 - May 28, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution
Leonard stands accused of murder and his wife can prove his innocence. But when she takes the stand, she shockingly denies his alibi. In true Agatha Christie form, audiences can expect twists and turns, emotional outbursts, and quirky characters as his lawyers untangle the truth in this vintage "whodunit" that keeps the audience guessing until the very last scene. After all, they don't call Agatha Christie the Queen of Crime for nothing!
Motown The Musical May 30 - Jun 11, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical tells the incredible story of Berry Gordy Jr. who started as a featherweight boxer, but ended up as a heavyweight in the music industry. Gordy launched the careers of legends including Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more who fought to create the young sound of America. Featuring all the classics Motown The Musical shows how this music changed the beat of America and made everyone move together.
Uncle Vanya May 31 - Jun 18, 2017  
Sedgwick Theater Uncle Vanya
Equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious, Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya tells the tale of an elderly professor and his visit to his rural home in the company of his new, glamorous -- and much younger -- wife, Yelena. Their arrival disturbs the generally quiet lives of everyone living there, as some fall under the bewitching Yelena's spell, and others wilt like flowers in the shadow of her shine. Modern audiences will recognize in this enduring play themes that still resonate all these years later -- themes like economic upheaval, environmental concerns and relationship complications. Catch this production from Quintessence Theatre Group at the Sedgwick Theater in Philadelphia.
Fun Home Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2017  
Franklin Inn Club Fun Home
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway. (New York Times)
Wicked Jul 26 - Aug 27, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Wicked
The New York Times claims Wicked to be “The defining musical of the decade.” Wicked reimagines the classic The Wizard of OZ, but puts the light on the untold stories of OZ’s most infamous characters including the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Wicked takes you through the witch’s life and her story of how she came to be called so “Wicked.”