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One of the greatest storytellers of his generation, James Lecesne (writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor) takes audiences to a small town on the Jersey shore to unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and luminous 14-year-old boy. Leonard has gone missing, and Lecesne brilliantly inhabits nearly a dozen personalities and voices of the people who shared Leonard's life, including the detective assigned to his case. Together they form a portrait of a town, which has been unexpectedly inspired by Leonard, forcing them to question how they live, who they accept, and what they leave behind.
Ken Ludwig's acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and...huge laughs. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and the renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion.
The Walnut Street Theatre is proud to present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic Walnut Street Theatre to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Audiences know this grumpy old miser's response to holiday cheer is "bah, humbug." Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for his family. But on one remarkable Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. With their help, can Scrooge change his ways?
Families are in for a treat with a special hour-long adaptation that uses original and traditional songs to highlight Dickens' powerful story.
Five-time Barrymore Award winner Mary Martello comes to the Arden stage as the indomitable Mama Rose. Set in the fading days of the vaudeville circuit, the musical features a legendary score that includes "Let Me Entertain You," "Together, Wherever We Go," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." One of Philadelphia's greatest actresses takes on Mama Rose – this promises to be a not-to-be-missed event!
Winner of over 20 Best Play awards in 2016, including the Tony Award!
After a restless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things go bump in the night, and family tensions reach a boiling point. The angst, anguish, and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed — then shoved — into the light in this sidesplitting, hopeful, and heartbreaking play.
The art of storytelling is heavenly when you discover It's a Wonderful Life. The holiday classic comes to life anew as a radio play with five actors, including an imaginative sound-effects artist! George Bailey dreams of traveling the world. His plans are postponed when the family business faces financial problems. Down on his luck, Bailey is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. Your entire family will love this story from the heart!
Ivy and Bean could not be more different. They form an unlikely friendship when Bean decides to get revenge on her bossy older sister. When these two are together, the adventures are endless. In this lively musical, Ivy and Bean discover that their differences are what make their friendship so exciting.
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary 10-year-old boy who wishes his life were a little more exciting. One morning, Stanley wakes up to find he is very, very flat. He decides to make the best of every situation as he's whisked away on a journey more exciting than he could ever have imagined.
Theater With a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theater company, returns this July with a brand-new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate. This Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, which premiered on Broadway in 2006 and was later adapted into a 2010 film starring Nicole Kidman, centers on a seemingly picture-perfect suburban family, Becca and Howie Corbett, and how they deal with the sudden and tragic loss of their young son in a freak accident. A play about a family on the brink of falling apart while trying to navigate unimaginable grief, Rabbit Hole charts a bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places.
This hard-hitting Broadway smash will keep viewers on the edge of their seats! Friends since kindergarten, Chicago cops Joey and Denny are like brothers. Intensely loyal, they want to do right by the force, their family, and each other. Joey is a loner with a bit of a drinking problem. Denny is a family man passed over for promotion one time too many. Their relationship is put on the line after they respond to a domestic disturbance that takes a turn for the worse. Each man's harrowing version of the truth becomes a fight for his own survival.
When Britt wakes up with a massive wad of gum in her hair, she knows she's in trouble. She enlists the help of her friends to get her out of a very sticky situation. Mayhem ensues as these friends learn from their mistakes and discover the true value of friendship.
The dream of true love can take us anywhere! It's the 1980s, and a young English girl, full of energy and optimism, arrives in New York, ready to find success and love. On her journey, she wakes up to frustration, anxiety, and heartache. She begins to wonder whether she's looking for love in all the wrong places. This iconic musical with a wonderfully original score features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats) and Don Black's best songs, including "Come Back With the Same Look in Your Eyes," "Unexpected Song," and "Nothing Like You've Ever Known."
This dark musical about corruption, deceit, jealousy, treachery, and love manifests itself through the "triangle" of Frollo, Quasimodo, and Esmerelda. Quasimodo's innocence and Esmerelda's unbending freedom and honesty create conflict over time. Connected by Frollo, Esmerelda and Quasimodo are completely consumed by power. Which, ironically, ends tragically.