Step out of the modern world and into the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Germany, the cabaret where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd each and every night. There, misfits and outcasts of Berlin come together, taking refuge from the storm of a rapidly changing society where their kind is less than welcome and the Nazis' impending rise to power threatens to splinter their decadent lifestyle. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, the colorful characters of this Kander & Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with numbers like "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen," and "Cabaret." Don't miss this Tony Award-winning classic courtesy of Arden Theatre Company at Philadelphia's F. Otto Haas Theatre.
With one of the most emotionally powerful books in musical-theater history and immortal songs like "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone," it's easy to understand why Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel was named Time magazine's "Best Musical of the 20th Century." It's the poignant and heartbreaking story of swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow, who captivates the naive millworker Julie. As luck would have it, just as they learn that Julie's pregnant, Billy loses his job -- and gets involved in a bank robbery to make ends meet. Things go horribly awry, but years later Billy gets the chance to see his wife and the daughter he never knew. How Billy instills in both his child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. Experience the show Rodgers & Hammerstein named as their own personal favorite when Carousel comes to life at The Media Theatre near Philly.
Chicago has everything that makes a Broadway musical great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Players Club of Swarthmore.
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, The Gin Game symbolizes life in the form of a card game. D.L. Coburn's sharp-witted dramedy follows two lonely nursing home residents who strike up an acquaintance and begin to play gin rummy. As the game progresses, intimate secrets of their lives are revealed and they begin to search for each other's weaknesses in both the game and life itself. Watch the stakes rise ever higher in this production at the Montgomery Theater in Souderton.
Witness the most righteous story ever told -- as you've never seen it told before. In this beloved classic, Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) uses the Gospel of Matthew and a score featuring every genre from ragtime to rock to rap to retell the story of Jesus and his disciples through a series of charming and hilarious scenes. A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love, Godspell has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world. Raise your spirit with Godspell's Tony-nominated score, featuring such chart-topping songs as "Day By Day," "Light of the World" and "Turn Back, O Man," at Woodbury's Sketch Club Players.
How far would you go for love or art? What price would you be willing to pay? Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute asks these questions and more in The Shape of Things, a modern-day retelling of the fall of man. In this provocative drama, a young man named Adam dives into an intense relationship with a charismatic art student named Evelyn. Under Evelyn's influence, Adam finds himself radically changing his life. It's not long before their affair veers into the kind of dangerous, seductive territory that LaBute does best. And it's not until the point of Adam's most shocking exhibition -- which challenges our most deeply entrenched ideas about art and love -- that Evelyn reveals her true intentions. Explore notions of romance, art and morality when this darkly comedic drama comes to Hammonton's Eagle Theatre. Your ticket to the show will also include a pre-show walkthrough of an onsite art exhibit featuring a different artist each week, as well as free wine tastings and other special surprises.
The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage, as does a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness, in this hit musical comedy about six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst, from "Woe Is Me" to "My Unfortunate Erection (Chip's Lament)," and the hard-fought contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Find out why when this fun-filled production hits the Bristol Riverside Theatre.