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Kinky Boots Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Kinky Boots
 
Set in the provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...
 
   
Buyer and Cellar Oct 5 - Oct 29, 2017  
1812 Productions at Plays and Players Theatre Buyer and Cellar
 
The revelation that Barbra Streisand built her own private shopping mall -- complete with a doll shop, vintage clothing atelier and candy store -- in the basement of her Malibu mansion has inspired many reactions, but none as ingenious as Buyer & Cellar. In this hilarious romp, playwright Jonathan Tolins spins a bit of Babs' trivia into a fictional one-man show of real depth and heart. Follow struggling thespian Alex as he takes a job as the sole employee of Streisand's wonder emporium. As the two develop a rapport, you wonder whether their basement bonding will ever move upstairs to real friendship. This off-Broadway hit makes its Philly debut courtesy of 1812 Productions at Plays & Players Theatre on Delancey.
 
   
Seussical the Musical Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017  
Venice Island Performing Arts Center Seussical the Musical
 
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center in Philadelphia.
 
   
Other Desert Cities Oct 20 - Nov 4, 2017  
Players Club of Swarthmore Other Desert Cities
 
In this Broadway hit and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Brooke Wyeth returns home after a long absence to visit her well-connected, conservative parents in Palm Springs. In a dramatic shift, Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history -- a wound they don't want reopened. Brooke draws a line in the desert sand and dares them all to cross it. See why The New York Times said "All family reunions should be this satisfying" when Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities comes to Players Club of Swarthmore.
 
   
Quartet Oct 31 - Nov 19, 2017  
Bristol Riverside Theatre Quartet
 
Meet Cecily, Reggie and Wilf, who all live in an opera retirement home that puts on a yearly concert for Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. At this year's show, it's up to them to make sure opera legend Jean Horton performs -- and it's been 20 years since she's taken the mic. Think they can pull it off? Watch two friends and Horton's ex-husband stand up to the challenge in this funny and poignant play about growing old at the Bristol Riverside Theatre.
 
   
The Phantom of the Opera Nov 1 - Nov 12, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music The Phantom of the Opera
 
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
 
   
Finding Neverland Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Finding Neverland
 
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
 
   
Disney's The Little Mermaid Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2017  
Players Club of Swarthmore Disney's The Little Mermaid
 
Disney's The Little Mermaid invites your family on a magical journey "Under the Sea" with Ariel, a mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her crabby sidekick, Sebastian. Ariel dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some "help" from a sea witch named Ursula, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Eric. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable will capture your heart with irresistible songs like "Kiss the Girl," "Part of Your World" and more at the Players Club of Swarthmore.
 
   
The Color Purple Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2017  
Forrest Theatre The Color Purple
 
The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who - through love - finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.
 
   
Stomp Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2017  
Merriam Theater Stomp
 
Stomp is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique-an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, "If you haven't seen Stomp, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!" See what all the noise is about.
 
   
Italian American Jan 5, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore Italian American
 
From the writer of Moonstruck and Doubt, the Players Club of Swarthmore presents Italian American Reconciliation. After divorcing his ill-tempered wife, Huey Bonfigliano attempts to busy himself with the arts. But no matter how evil she may have been, bad poetry and a new girlfriend cannot help him take his mind off of his ex. Against the advice of his best friend, Huey sets out to win her back. Featuring a moonlit balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, John Patrick Shanley's play offers up a slice of New York Americana.
 
   
Les Miserables Jan 9, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Les Miserables
 
Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the 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. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck.
 
   
Little Shop of Horrors Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore Little Shop of Horrors
 
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the Players Club of Swarthmore. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop-rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." Get ready to eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.
 
   
Waitress Feb 13, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018  
Forrest Theatre Waitress
 
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
 
   
Something Rotten! Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 4, 2018  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Something Rotten!
 
From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's Something Rotten!, "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)!
 
   
The Member of the Wedding Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore The Member of the Wedding
 
Winner of the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award, The Member of the Wedding is a touching, evocative play by Carson McCullers. It's the story of Frankie, a lonely 12-year-old girl who tries to find purpose and acceptance in the wake of her fears as her older brother prepares to leave home to marry. This moving coming-of-age tale masterfully explores issues of identity and race relations through the yearnings of a young girl who simply longs to become a "we of me." Experience this timeless classic at Players Club of Swarthmore.
 
   
Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles Mar 23, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles
 
As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED, High-Definition screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been included with the launch of the 2013-14 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics ("I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Hey Jude" and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
 
   
School Of Rock Mar 27, 2018 - Apr 1, 2018  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music School Of Rock
 
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics' Pick and "AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!"
 
   
On Your Feet Apr 10, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018  
Kimmel Center - Academy of Music On Your Feet
 
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
 
   
Jesus Christ Superstar Apr 20, 2018 - May 5, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore Jesus Christ Superstar
 
A pioneering rock opera that became a global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar 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 from Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, such as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and the high-octane title number, highlight the struggles of Jesus' final days before his crucifixion. Don't miss this righteous and explosive rock musical -- filled with the unforgettable tunes of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice -- on the stage of the Players Club of Swarthmore.
 
   
The Sound of Music Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018  
Merriam Theater The Sound of Music
 
"ONE OF THE MOST LOVED MUSICALS OF ALL TIME" - The Stage, London The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, is coming to the Cadillac Palace Theatre. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The Los Angeles Times raves THE SOUND OF MUSIC is "Sparkling, fresh and lively."