It's all CSI: Bethlehem in this holiday mystery extravaganza at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, as Sister investigates the question that has intrigues historians throughout the ages -- whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri -- they were in a barn after all.") Retelling the story of the nativity as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you've ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister's Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.
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.
From one of musical theater's most renowned composers, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his married friends - "those good and crazy people" - explain the pros and cons of taking a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best-known songs, like "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Being Alive" and "Another Hundred People." Single or not, you'll love this fun musical at Players Club of Swarthmore near Philadelphia.
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.
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an "ingenious paradox" may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of "the very model of a modern Major-General." Catch The Pirates of Penzance at Sketch Club Players in Woodbury.
Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to today's audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A deadly plot unfolds as he finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius, who question his motives and influence. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold on the stage of The Media Theatre.
This musical based on the book and movie of the same name follows Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. Every year she looks forward to the four days she spends alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When the ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, everything changes. With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is touching and powerful show -- experience the thrill of forbidden romance in this Philadelphia Theatre Company production at Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
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, 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.