The flawed hero and villain, Norman Thayer, is turning eighty; and his aging heart is arrhythmic. He and his unfaltering wife Ethel, who is ten years his junior, have returned to their summer home on Golden Pond, in Maine just as they have done for many years past. The house itself is a narrative of their life together, with memorabilia, photographs, books, and bric-a-brac marking the interior, like the dog-eared pages of a worn and well-read book. In this organic setting on Golden Pond among all the natural phenomena and living things a man battles nature’s ebbs and flows. Ethel is Norman’s anchor, however, she is not blind to his faults: he is proud and willfully controversial, an “old poop,” really, but, for her at least, a lovable one
For one weekend only, February 18-21, 2016, students at Cedar Crest College (100 College Drive, Allentown) perform Legally Blonde, The Musical . Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance for a $5 discount online.
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law.
While tickets will be on sale at the door for the Upper Perkiomen Middle School musical, Into the Woods, Jr, there are usually only a few tickets left by showtime so you are better off buying your tickets in advance (money and forms may be dropped off at the UPMS office). Wednesday afternoon’s 3:30 show on February 24th is free, but for senior citizens only. Public performances for this (abridged) Sondheim musical are Thursday, February 25th and Saturday, February 27th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 28th at 3 p.m. There will be NO FRIDAY performance. All shows will be performed in the Upper Perkiomen Middle School auditorium, 510 Jefferson Street, East Greenville, PA. All seats are general admission and tickets are $5 . Deadline to purchase tickets in advance is Friday, February 19th, 2016.
No tickets are required, and admission is free, for Perkiomen School’s musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors. Performances are scheduled for Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21st at 2 p.m. at Krieble Theater, Keh’s Hall, 200 Seminary Avenue, Pennsburg, PA. Don’t miss your chance to see, and hear, the infamous singing, growing, and people eating plant as it tries to steal the show (among other things).
And if you are having a hard time waiting for spring and spring training baseball, head over to Montgomery Theater, 124 Main Street, Souderton, PA for the one man show Philly Fan. This play runs February 11 – March 6, 2016. Tickets may be bought online or at the door.
The Philly Fan is a one man tour-de-force: Two-time Barrymore Award winner Tom McCarthy takes audiences on a hilarious journey through the last fifty years of Philadelphia’s sports history, embracing the triumphs and frustrations of being a Philly fan. Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a theatrical love letter to the knowledgeable, unapologetic, demanding but ultimately forgiving [Philly] fans.” This production is an in-your-face, tell-it-like-it-is romp through the eyes of a hard core sports fanatic, well-practiced in seeing sure-thing victories turn into “oh-my-God-they-blew-it” defeats.