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From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies). The lyrics are by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
The Arden Cabaret Series is held in the Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. Seated at tables in an intimate candlelit space, this is a chance to get to know your favorite Arden artists up close and personal. Bring a bottle of wine and a basket of goodies, or buy drinks at the new Arden bar, open at every performance. Seating is limited, so call your friends and make plans to be part of these extraordinary evenings.
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in the 1940s, wants nothing more than to be loved. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple's blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. This powerful adaptation explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.
The five world-class illusionists who make up the Champions of Magic return to the United States for their 2018 national tour, following sold-out shows around the globe, rave reviews, and a run in London's West End. With over 30 million online views among them, these top magicians include international award winners. They present daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic, and incredible mind reading.
Devin: The Stage Play is about a young man who was badly hurt as a child, and has now become a pastor on a mission to destroy everyone he feels that is responsible for his past. Get ready for sex, murder, and lies. Like you've never seen before...
Created by Christopher Shorr Performed by the Touchstone Ensemble
What's the proper way to run your very own dictatorial regime? Where do you start and where do you go? Should you consider experimental techniques or go with the tried-and-true methods? Perhaps you or a loved one have dictatorial ambitions of your own, or perhaps you just want to recognize the signs when you see them. Either way, this "how-to" for the tradition of tyrannical despotism is for you. Told through biting satire and witty music by Ensemble member Christopher Shorr. No experience with repressive regimes necessary.
Created and performed by the 2017-18 Touchstone Apprentice Class
Join us for a one-of-a-kind peek into the creative process of original theater-making. Experience solo and ensemble-based works in progress, created by our 2017-18 apprentice corps, with the guidance of the Touchstone family. Always fresh, sometimes provocative, never ordinary.
Hailed as one of Broadway's most original musicals and winner of five Tony Awards, Fun Home is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. After the death of her father, Alison plunges into her past to uncover the many mysteries of her childhood growing up at the family funeral home in central Pennsylvania. Featuring a brilliant score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change), Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, moving new musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Broadway veteran Jim leaves the bright lights of show business for the quiet of a country farm. But life just isn't the same without song and dance, so he turns his farmhouse into an inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But can Jim also work the same magic on his love life?
Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features a parade of Berlin hits, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "White Christmas," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "Cheek to Cheek," and many more, along with laugh-out-loud comedy and thrilling dance numbers — all wrapped in a heartwarming story.
Herb, a Hollywood screenwriter (played by Tony Braithwaite), is surprised when his forgotten teenage daughter reappears.
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.
Stephen Sondheim's romantic music and lyrics, coupled with the artful book by Hugh Wheeler, sweeps us away to a weekend in the Swedish countryside. Actress Desiree Armfeldt, her family, her lovers, and their families learn when to "Send in the Clowns."
Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas, and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time: Mamma Mia! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. This production includes ABBA's greatest hits, among them "Super Trouper," "Lay All Your Love on Me," "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," and more! Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical!
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.
Brace yourself for comic chaos with Noises Off, the rip-roaring play within a play. The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the actors stumble through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling, and sardines flying everywhere, it's complete pandemonium...and we haven't even reached intermission! Can the cast members pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
A man accused of a violent crime finds help and salvation from unlikely sources in this tale of deceit and retribution.
With the worst play, worst director, and worst actors in New York, how could they go right? Mel Brooks's The Producers opened on Broadway to historic, unanimous rave reviews, earning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards. This laugh-out-loud musical is the story of scheming producer Max Bialystock and his mousy accountant Leo Bloom. They discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money producing a flop than a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? This side-splitting tour-de-force spoofs grand, old-fashioned Broadway musicals while paying tribute to them all at the same time.
In this lyrical, romantic tale, two teens fall in love too quickly and too deeply; the well-known story seems always fresh and new as the star-crossed lovers fly heedlessly toward tragedy.
The early modern period and, in particular, Shakespeare's plays are a useful mirror of our contemporary religious turmoil. Then as now, there was a fear that secularization would lead to moral decay and a belief that the "other" religion was fundamentally incompatible with the most basic values of society. Of course, in Shakespeare's time, that other religion was Catholicism. This lecture explores what Shakespeare's time and plays can teach us about our own religious fears and prejudices.
This is Snow White as you've never seen it before. A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs — all brought to life by TWO ACTORS! From the writer of the Arden's acclaimed productions of Pinocchio and The Jungle Book comes this new play that features two virtuosic performers bringing a world to life before your eyes with the vibrant creativity and thrilling theatricality you've come to expect from Arden Children's Theatre.
Most enjoyed by families with children ages 6 and older.
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.
The Sum of Us, written by David Stevens is about a widower and his gay son. The play is about wanting love but being afraid to look for it, about finding love and being afraid to go for it, and about having love and not being able to hold onto it. It's a play from the heart that tickles the funny bone in many delicious ways.
Dinosaurs, aliens, and bears oh my! Sword of the Unicorn at the Drake Theater will blow your mind with pure awesomeness. The dark dragon rules over the cosmos. Travel through space, fight mythical beasts, and clam the a weapon of ultimate power. This scifi fantasy epic will compel you in ways you never felt possible.
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."
With poetry that brings the roiling sea to heel, The Tempest commands us to examine what happens when one ruler is exiled, his successor washed up on shore, and both must choose between conflict and reconciliation. Can old grievances lead to new hope or are we compelled to repeat our past sins? In the great comic fable of his artistic maturity, Shakespeare explores how the choices we make lead to unexpected consequences. Power becomes magic. Exile leads to revenge. Love paves a path to reconciliation, and poetry triumphs over all.
Written by Young Area Playwrights Directed by the Touchstone Ensemble and Special Guests
Touchstone presents its annual showcase of exceptional, original plays written by Lehigh Valley youths. Celebrate the creative spark that burns within these students at the festival performance, and witness their words brought to life in epic Touchstone style.