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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 donít 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 Ė "I Will Always Love You."
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.
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.
A big hit with both audiences and critics, Hand to God centers around the young students of a Texas Christian Puppet Ministry. Taught to obey the Bible in order to evade "Satan's hand," things take a darkly comic turn when one devout young man's puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected. His demented puppet, Tyrone, soon teaches those around him that idle hands truly are the Devil's playthings. Described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist," this Philadelphia Theatre Company production of the hilariously twisted sock puppet comedy possesses the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. This show contains adult language and content.
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.
A young New York couple arrives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to see the famous Civil War sites, and ends up battling to keep their relationship alive in John, the latest drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker (The Flick, Circle Mirror Transformation). Welcomed by the cheerfully odd proprietor of a tchotchke-filled bed-and-breakfast, the duo encounters a number of eerie occurrences, as questions of secrets and spirituality, love and solitude and life and death enter the atmosphere. This off-Broadway success comes to Philadelphia's Arden Theatre after scoring a spot on Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays for 2015 and receiving a pair of 2016 Obie Awards. The New Yorker raved, "Annie Baker's John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light."
After serving up countless lessons about the saints, venial sins and purgatory, Sister is back to school her "class" (that's you!) on the sacraments of marriage and last rites. But don't worry if school isn't your strong suit. Sister's class is more like a wacky mashup of The Newlywed Game and stand-up comedy than an academic experience. Now in its 14th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick all across the U.S., including a critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway run. This is the third installment of the popular series, which was co-written by Maripat Donovan and Marc Silva, but no knowledge of the other shows is required. Classroom participation is always encouraged, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for a session with the country's feistiest couples counselor.
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.
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.
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.
Made into the 1984 film starring Jack Lemmon, this award-winning dramatic comedy tracks the tension between Father Tim Farley, a popular Catholic pastor at an affluent church and the brash young deacon who challenges his complacency. The two first meet when seminarian Mark Dolson speaks up during one Father Farley's overly simplified Sunday sermons -- and, intrigued by the youthful firebrand, Farley requests Dolson be assigned to his church. Their ensuing conflict is both funny and touching, examining the very nature of friendship as each man substantially changes the other.
Get ready to say "Hello, Dolly!" and welcome Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker to the People's Light in Malvern. This comedy of mistaken identities, secret rendezvous and separated lovers was the basis for the musical and film Hello, Dolly! When matchmaker Dolly Levi meets Horace Vandergelder, she sets her sights on a match for herself. Of course, complications ensue -- but so does adventure, love and a touch of insanity. Wilder's play has proven to be an audience favorite in all its various incarnations, charming audiences wherever it's staged.
If you've ever gone multiple days without a shower, debated with your husband about which of you works harder, been soaked in your own child's urine or used one hand to pick your kid's nose and the other to clutch a very-necessary bottle of white wine, you'll laugh until you cry at One Funny Mother. Mother-of-three and former Miss New Jersey Dena Blizzard's hilarious and highly relatable look at motherhood blends stories, music and video into a show that's as entertaining as it is therapeutic. After all, nothing makes the challenge of raising a kid more tolerable than hearing tales of someone who's having an even harder time than you are. So stop hiding from your kids in the bathroom, call a babysitter and get out to Bucks County Playhouse in the Philly area for a night of comic relief with One Funny Mother.
Based on a remarkable true story, Side Show follows the legendary Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, as they rise from conjoined side-show attractions to Hollywood celebrities -- all the while searching for love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. A one-of-a-kind tale told with refreshingly unsentimental honesty, the Broadway production was nominated for a number of Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The scandalous and dramatic journey of self-discovery will tug at your heartstrings when it comes to The Media Theatre.
"Hound Dog," "Stand by Me," "Love Potion #9" -- the list of rock 'n' roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from "the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock 'n' roll," Smokey Joe's Cafe is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like "Yakety Yak," "Jailhouse Rock," "Spanish Harlem," "On Broadway," "Kansas City" and "Fools Fall in Love." This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show's music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Don't miss Smokey Joe's Cafe when it hits Penn's Landing Playhouse in Philadelphia.
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.