In a cramped, secret annex circa 1942, eight Jewish refugees attempt to evade Nazi deportation. One of the refugees, a teenage girl named Anne Frank with a vibrant spirit and a gift for writing, chronicles the courage and terror of their life in hiding. This production of The Diary of Anne Frank by People's Light features a multi-racial cast. Be sure to take in this "undeniably moving" (The New York Times) story as it speaks to today's increasingly nationalistic world.
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)!
Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us. In the quiet of the woods, six city-dwelling strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons -- both profound and absurd -- their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. The New York Times raved, "it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened." Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), it's now coming to the stage of Philadelphia's Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
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.
Put on your water-wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n' roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can't go on! With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil and the gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend. Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies Live: Ready to Rock will have kids, parents and grandparents singing and dancing along with this rockin' interactive show. Bring the family to the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater in Philadelphia
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 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!"
1939 Hollywood is abuzz -- legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. Selznick sends for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days. You won't want to miss this hilarious tour de force as three men act out each role of the blueprint for the most successful film of all time. Enjoy Moonlight and Magnolias at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.
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.
In the multiple Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, a dozen actors playing more than 100 characters combine their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." In this swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan, join a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the queen together on the high seas. Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Don't miss the show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades" when it lands at the Sketch Club Players in Woodbury.
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.
"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."