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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.'
Flying Steps Oct 28 - Oct 28, 2018  
Merriam Theater Flying Steps
Pairing one of the most influential works in classical music with the down-and-dirty physicality of break-dance, Flying Bach breaks the barrier between high art and pop culture, courtesy of the seven award-winning b-boys known as The Flying Steps, along with one classical ballerina. This out-of-the-box, out-of-this-world production drops in on a raucous dance rehearsal that's interrupted by a mysterious woman. Equal parts visual amazement and powerful sound, the hit show comes to the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater in Philadelphia after wowing audiences in more than 35 countries.
Hunchback of Notre Dame Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2018  
Sketch Club Players Hunchback of Notre Dame
Based on the classic French novel by Victor Hugo, with music from the Disney feature film, this brand new musical masterpiece begins as the bells of Notre Dame ring through the streets of 15th-century Paris. The hunchbacked bell-ringer, Quasimodo, observes the Feast of Fools from his perch atop the cathedral. He desperately wants to go join the fun, but is held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo. Escaping for the day into the boisterous crowd, Quasimodo finds a friend in the gypsy, Esmerelda. He isn't the only one captivated by her free spirit--the handsome Captain Phoebus and the wicked Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to rid the city of "riff raff"-- and it's up to Quasimodo to save them all. Featuring the songs "Out There," "Topsy Turvy," "God Help The Outcasts," and many more, this is sure to be a breathtaking journey at The Sketch Club in Woodbury.
Chinese Warriors of Peking Nov 2 - Nov 2, 2018  
Merriam Theater Chinese Warriors of Peking
Jam-packed with high-intensity martial arts and daredevil acrobatics, the Chinese Warriors of Peking's latest stage spectacular tells the tale of two rival disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital during the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Under the direction of Qui Jian, this exciting production provides a culturally enriching experience for the entire family, from its colorfully authentic costumes and sets to the juggling, tumbling, weapons handling and live stage combat. Experience the live excitement at the Merriam Theater at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center.
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.
Sister's Christmas Catechism Dec 16 - Dec 16, 2018  
Keswick Theatre Sister's Christmas Catechism
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.
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.