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Drama Time! Fall Theatre is Back!

Performances by community theatres, community arts programs, high schools, and more!

Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage.” And this year that stage is BACK! Local community groups and schools are hosting auditions, building sets, and rehearsing their tails off for the rush of the curtain call. Let’s get out there and support these actors in their return to the stage in fall 2021.

 

Shrek The Musical

Salt Performing Arts Center, The Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Show dates: September 10 – 26, tickets available for in-person and online viewing

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.  Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.

 

Rent

Facetime Theatre, 400 Franklin Avenue, Suite 109, Phoenixville
Show dates: September 17 – October 2

This Broadway favorite comes to Phoenixville, don’t wait to get your tickets!

 

Seussical, Jr.

Methacton Community Theatre, at Variety Club Recreation Hall, 2950 Potshop Road, Worcester
Show dates: October 1 – 3

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

 

Frozen, JR.

The Media Theatre, 104 East State Street, Media
Show dates: October 2 – 24

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.

 

Nickelodeon’s The Spongebob Musical

Footlighters Theatre, 58 Main Avenue, Berwyn
Showdates: October 15 – 30

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical is a stage musical, co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It is based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

 

Singin’ In The Rain

Salt Performing Arts, The Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Show dates: October 15 – October 30

Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film.
The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage in Singin’ in the Rain. This is a family-friendly performance.

 

Disney’s Aladdin Kids

The Springer Studio, 751 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville
Show dates: October 22 – 23

Performed by the Kindergarten – 3rd grade workshop Studio Starlets.

 

Halloween- Create Your Own Adventure

Arts and Athletics Club, performance location TBD
Show date: October 29

Get ready for a spooky time! This fun “choose your own adventure” Halloween Show will introduce you to many ghouls and goblins. Actors will break in the middle of the production and ask the audience for advice. The audience gets to decide how the show goes for the second half!

 

Disney’s Moana Jr.

Catholic Community Choir at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 Sproul Road, Springfield
Show dates: November 4 – 6

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

Clue

Devon Preparatory School, 363 North Valley Forge Road, Devon
Show dates: November 5 – 7

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

Catch Me If You Can

Malvern Preparatory School, 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern
Show dates: November 5 – 6 and 12 – 13

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

 

Cabaret

Methacton Community Theatre, at Shannondell Performing Arts Theater
Show dates: November 7 and 13 for the public, November 6 and 14 for Shannondell residents only.

 

Make it a date night! In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

 

2021 Holiday Show!

The Media Theater, 104 East State Street, Media
Show dates: November 18 – January 16, 2022

The Media Theatre holiday show you’ve been waiting for. Due to licensing restrictions, they are unable to publicly share the title of this show at this time. Please call the box office at (610) 891-0100 for details.

 

Disney’s Descendants, The Musical

Garnet Valley Performing Arts Association
Show dates: November 18 – 20

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

The Tempest

Great Valley Drama Guild, Great Valley High School, 225 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern
Show dates: November 18 – 20

Insider info tells us that Great Valley Drama Guild has set this Shakespearian work in a 1960s era surfer town!

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

‘Stoga Musical Theatre, Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road, Berwyn
Show dates: November 18 – 20

‘Stoga Theatre presents the story of Christopher John Francis Boone who takes it upon himself to solve the murder mystery of his neighbor’s dog, Sherlock Holmes-style.

 

The Little Mermaid

Sprinfield High School, 200 South Rolling Road, Sprinfield
Show dates: November 19 – 21

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Villa Maria Academy, 370 Central Avenue, Malvern
Show dates: November 19 – 20

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

A Christmas Carol

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern
Show dates: November 20 – January 2, 2022

Callous Scrooge, shackled Marley, and the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future spring vividly to life in our fresh adaptation of a favorite yuletide ghost story. Featuring a vibrant mix of original songs and newly arranged nineteenth-century English carols, this music infused retelling captures the magic, joy, and generosity of Dickens’ beloved classic. Not quite ready to join in person? You can streamed a filmed version from December 24 – January 6 for $25. Film access is included for anyone who attends the live production as well.

 

Clickety-Quackety, MOO!

Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Show dates: November 20

This show performed by first and second graders brings all the laughs! The animals want some upgrades on the farm, and find hilarious ways to make their demands.

 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr.

The Media Theatre, 104 East State Street, Media
Show dates: December 4 – 24

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

 

Annie JR

Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn Paoli Road, Berwyn
Show dates: December 2 – 4, 2021

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

Elf, The Musical

Salt Performing Arts, The Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
Show dates: December 3 – 19

Stay tuned for ticketing information!

 

The Tree of Prosperity

Arts and Athletics Club, performance location TBD
Show dates: December 3 – 4

Arts and Athletics Club presents a fan favorite, The Tree of Prosperity returns to the stage in early December. This is a production by the adult group in the club.

 

 

Honk! Jr.

Wolf Performing Arts Center, Rotwitt Theater (Rosemont College), 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Show dates: December 9 Cast A, December 10 Cast B, December 11 Cast C

Based on the famous story of The Ugly Duckling, this musical adaptation is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us all unique!

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Springer Studio, 751 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville
Show dates: December 10 – 11

Performed by the Broadway Bound high school aged theatre group.

Photo courtesy of Salt Performing Arts.

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org

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