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The Glass Menagerie Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2018  
Sketch Club Players The Glass Menagerie
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of all time. Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her adult children, son Tom and daughter Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Watch as the world of illusion that Amanda and Laura have created to make life bearable collapses around them when The Glass Menagerie comes to the stage of the Sketch Club Players in Woodbury.
Guys and Dolls Sep 14 - Sep 29, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore Guys and Dolls
Roll the dice with Guys & Dolls, the gritty musical fable that takes you back to Depression-era New York City, with a little side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of a shady gang of gamblers and the women who love them. Adelaide's been waiting for a marriage proposal from her man Nathan Detroit for over a decade and she's about to give up on him. Meanwhile, Sarah, an uptight missionary, is determined to save the handsome but degenerate Sky Masterson's soul before she'll agree to be his girl. Frank Loesser's musical masterpiece brings to life the vintage stories and characters of Damon Runyon's mythical New York with terrific numbers like "If I Were a Bell," "Adelaide's Lament," "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat." It's a sure bet you'll be entertained when Guys & Dolls hits the stage at Players Club of Swarthmore.
At Wit's End Sep 18 - Oct 7, 2018  
Bristol Riverside Theatre At Wit's End
The late humor writer Erma Bombeck captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, "If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" This one-woman tour de force explores the story behind America's favorite housewife, who championed women's lives with a wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all - the truth. See At Wit's End when it comes to the stage of Bristol Riverside Theatre.
iLuminate Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2018  
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.
The Rat Pack Undead Oct 7 - Oct 7, 2018  
Adrienne Theater The Rat Pack Undead
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. come back to life -- as crooning zombies -- in The Rat Pack Undead, a Halloween hit from New York City's famed Times Scare attraction that's coming to Philadelphia's Playground at the Adrienne in the Rittenhouse Square District for one eerie night only. You'll no doubt dig these classic tunes, risen fresh from the grave and given a comically creepy twist, including "Come Die With Me," "Get Me to the Crypt on Time," "What Kind of Ghoul Am I?" and more, as the still-swinging trio of Ol' Blue Eyes, Dino and the Candy Man lurch across the stage for a thoroughly entertaining show that's said to be fun for the whole family.
The Outgoing Tide: Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore The Outgoing Tide:
Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham's emotionally powerful drama The Outgoing Tide tackles issues of family, forgiveness and fading memory. In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner -- tormented by the insidious grasp of an aging and deteriorating mind -- has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future. But he's met with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. Now, as winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding ... before the tide goes out. This touching family drama at the Players Club of Swarthmore is sprinkled with a surprising dose of humor and will have you asking yourself what it truly means to love someone.
Fiddler On The Roof Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2018  
Academy of Music Fiddler On The Roof
Following 2016's wildly acclaimed Broadway revival, the classic Fiddler on the Roof sets out on a national tour. A landmark show born of the Golden Age of American musicals, Fiddler is a boisterous, heartfelt tale of love and acceptance set in a Russian on the edge of revolution. Among the show's countless iconic songs written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick are 'If I Were A Rich Man,' 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker,' and 'Sunrise, Sunset.'
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Nov 6 - Nov 18, 2018  
Academy of Music Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
This acclaimed musical is set to tour the States from September 2018, following its transfer from London's West End, where it premiered in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design. So step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic.
A Christmas Story: The Musical Nov 23 - Dec 8, 2018  
Players Club of Swarthmore A Christmas Story: The Musical
A twinkling holiday delight for the whole family, this musical version of the classic 1983 movie features music and lyrics by the Oscar-and Tony-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Even Hansen, La La Land) and an inventive book by Joseph Robinette. Young Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Now coming to the Players Club of Swarthmore, A Christmas Story: The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2018  
Merriam Theater How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, has become a perennial holiday classic! Max the Dog is your narrator as the Grinch's fiendish plan to steal Christmas from the holiday-loving Whos unfolds. However, the Grinch soon discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic.
Beautiful-The Carole King Musical Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019  
Academy of Music Beautiful-The Carole King Musical
Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014, scoring two 2014 Tony Awards. Described by The New York Times as 'A complex, revitalizing portrait of the real, conflicted person within the reluctant star', we learn about King's inspiring, but rocky road to the icon she is today.
Cinderella Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019  
Academy of Music Cinderella
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago."
Rent Mar 5, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019  
Merriam Theater Rent
Rent, one of theater's most vibrant, bold and important musicals, returns in a new 20th Anniversary touring production. The winner of four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Jonathan Larson's show is a fearless portrait of a HIV-stricken group of New Yorkers, set to a propulsive rock 'n' roll score. Driven by an energetic pace that never lets up, Rent is overflowing with great songs and characters, and ultimately forms an electrifying portrait of life and love flourishing in the face of adversity.
Anastasia Apr 9, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019  
Academy of Music Anastasia
Take an incredible journey to the past as the critically acclaimed, Tony-winning Broadway production Anastasia comes heads on for a strictly limited engagement as part of the 2018/19 theater season. Born from the pens of Obie and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally and Tony-winning writing team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, who ruled the Great White Way with their smash hit Ragtime, the musical draws on the score of the beloved animated film and includes the memorable melodies of Once Upon A December and Journey To The Past.
The Book of Mormon May 28, 2019 - Jun 9, 2019  
Academy of Music The Book of Mormon
Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry."
Cats Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019  
Forrest Theatre Cats
After an exciting revival on Broadway in 2016, the first since its marathon 18-year run, the Cats is finally heading out on tour, bringing the feline frolics to a town near you! Full of musical theatre classics (Memory, MaCavity, The Rum Tum Tugger to name a few), spectacular and instantly recognizable costumes, and dance numbers and bursting with cat-itude, this iconic show is purrfect for newcomers and old-timers.
Hamilton Aug 27, 2019 - Nov 17, 2019  
Forrest Theatre Hamilton
The biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon has hit the road on its first ever national tour! Written by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is a true landmark of American culture, tearing up the musical theatre rulebook with a score that is equal parts Sondheim and Notorious B.I.G., and a cast of ethnically diverse actors in the roles of the Founding Fathers. The story centers on Alexander Hamilton, one of our most important (and colorful) characters, who rose from his humble orphaned beginnings to play a major role in making America the country it is today.