High School Musical Theater Season begins next week, and runs through April; a few of the more local productions are listed below, along with some new college and community theater shows opening soon.
Tickets are on sale now for many of the shows, and often sell out before opening night, so don’t wait!
Rock of Ages – February 9 – 25, 2018
Civic Theater – performances will be held in the Cedar Crest College Alumnae Hall Auditorium, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA.
Nicknamed Broadway’s ‘Bad Boy’ hit, this Tony Award-nominated musical featuring vintage rock tunes from the likes of Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi takes you back to the times of big rock bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Tracing the familiar tales of an aspiring rock star, a sweet waitress who want to be an actress, and a greedy capitalist threatening to turn a rock club into a strip mall, this seriously silly, a absurdly enjoyable musical could have you dancing in the aisles. Familiar favorites such as “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” and “Don’t Stop Believing” accompany your trip back to the rocking 80’s. You’ll want to return night after night to relive your days of glory.
Broadway Musical Review – February 16, 17, and 18, 2018
7:30 p.m. curtain on Friday and Saturday evening, 2 p.m. curtain on Sunday afternoon, at Perkiomen School, Kehs Hall, 200 Seminary Avenue, Pennsburg, PA.
Sister Act – February 22-25, 2018
Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown, PA
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
The Devil’s Disciple – February 21 – March 4, 2018
DeSales University, The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Main Stage Theatre
2755 Station Ave Center Valley, PA 18034
With the tumult of the American Revolution as its backdrop, Shaw sets an unlikely story of sacrifice and honor. When Dick Dudgeon—the black sheep of the family—is mistaken for a charismatic minister, he is imprisoned by the Loyalist forces. An ingenious mixture of comedy, adventure, and romance, The Devil’s Disciple asks: who is the saint and who is the sinner? Ages 12+
The Little Mermaid (DIsney Musical) – March 2-10, 2018
This year’s Pottstown School District all-district musical will be Disney’s The Little Mermaid, performed at Pottstown High School.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
Pottstown High School Auditorium, 750 N. Washington Street, Pottstown, PA (While tickets may be available at the door, there is a chance tickets will sell out quickly, so buy tickets online if at all possible!)
Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella– March 8-11, 2018
Upper Perkiomen High School, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA. Tickets are on sale online, some will be available at the door.
You could spend the entire weekend of March 9th going to high school musicals! In addition to our own Upper Perk High School’s musical, Cinderella, Boyertown Middle School East performs The Music Man, Jr (March 8-10, 2018) – advance tickets may be bought online, and Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School takes over the stage at Cedar Crest College for their production of The Wiz (March 8-11, 2018) – contact firstname.lastname@example.org 484-860-3300 for tickets.
West Side Story – March 21 – 25, 2018
Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, PA 18049
Aida: school edition – April 12 – 14, 2018
Allen High School, 106 N. 17th Street, Allentown, PA