Back by popular demand, Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show returns to delight audiences of all ages again in 2019. Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks County, Ebenezer Scrooge's rediscovery of the Spirit Christmas comes in this riotous Dicken's mashup set in New Hope.
Elf the Musical is a must-see holiday musical. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway, The Wedding Singer_), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (_Annie, The Producers, Hairspray_) and Bob Martin (_The Drowsy Chaperone). Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Delight in the Philadelphia region's beloved holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet's production of The Nutcracker at Academy of Music. Featuring George Balanchine's original choreography and set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, this iconic version of the popular holiday ballet tells the timeless story of young Marie, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical Christmas-night dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Land of Sweets. A must-see for children and adults alike, this production boasts opulent sets and costumes, and world-class dancing.
Based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen transports audiences on a journey through the four seasons. When Gerda's best friend is captured by the Snow Queen, it is up to her to rescue him from the icy palace. The Snow Queen celebrates the adventure of growing up and the magical power of friendship.
The story follows Spongebob on a quest to save Bikini Bottom from complete and utter destruction from mysterious forces from the world above. When chaos erupts, their lives hang in the very balance - all until an unlikely hero rises to the challenge to save the day - with a little help of his friends.
Swept away from her Kansas farm by a cyclone, Dorothy lands in Oz and on top of an evil witch. An epic adventure ensues as Dorothy tries to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and convince him to show her the way back to Kansas. On the way she meets munchkins, flying monkeys, the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion and discovers that she must help her friends first in order to face her fears and find her way home. Quintessence's production will explore L. Frank Baum's fantasia as political allegory and transform the Sedgwick Theater into an Oz you'll never forget.