Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Broadway’s classic musical, perfect for the entire family, ANNIE. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette,ANNIE begins previews on November 7th, opens on November 15th and runs through January 7th on the Walnut’s Mainstage.
Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world’s best-loved musicals. ANNIE is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan’s evil schemes, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. This Tony Award-winning Best Musical for the entire family features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Continue reading ANNIE LIVE at the Walnut Street Theatre!
Walnut Street Theatre’s 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with the holiday classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins with previews on October 31st, opens November 2nd and continues through December 17th.
The art of storytelling is heavenly when you discover IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The heartwarming story 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. The entire family will love this story from the heart that rings true today! Continue reading IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Kids and their adult friends and families will love the WST for Kids’ production of HONK! JR.. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, this hour-long musical will be performed LIVE at Walnut Street Theatre September 23 through October 8, 2017.
Ugly is one odd looking baby duck that doesn’t quite fit in, a fact soon noticed and mocked by the other farmyard animals. With the help of a whole flock of unique characters, Ugly sets off on a wild adventure where he soon learns to accept and love what makes him different.
The full-length musical fable HONK! premiered in London’s West End in 1999, becoming the first new British musical to be produced at the prestigious National Theatre. In 2000, the show won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, with other nominees including The Lion King and Mamma Mia!. Since then, HONK! has taken flight across the world with over 8,000 productions. Following the show’s ongoing success, HONK! JR. was created, an hour-long adaptation, perfect for young audiences. Continue reading Families Will “Quack Up” at Walnut Street Theatre for Kids’ Production of HONK! JR.
Walnut Street Theatre’s 2017-2018 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway’s tribute to a woman of song, SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Written by Stephen Temperley and directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on September 12th, opens September 14th and continues through October 15th.
It’s time to believe again in the power of music! SOUVENIR is based on the story of one of opera’s most unforgettable stars. Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric and wealthy socialite, believes she is an enchanting coloratura soprano and wants to share her talent with the world. After teaming up with a new pianist, Cosmé McMoon, she begins to hold recitals at the Ritz Carlton, festooned in fabulous costumes. She becomes a sensation! Unfortunately, the truth is Mrs. Jenkins can’t sing. But, there’s more than one way to get to Carnegie Hall… Based on a true story, this tuneful comedy beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in us all. Continue reading SOUVENIR, A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
National nonprofit World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today the opening of athlete registration for the October 8 Face of America Libertybicycle and hand cycle ride from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York to the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.
The 54-mile ride, presented by Northwell Health, is an inclusive ride honoring military veterans who were injured or disabled during their national service. It follows a trial run in October 2015. Athlete registration will be capped at about 150 riders for the October event. Of the participating athletes riding to Manhattan, approximately 30 adaptive veterans will be invited to ride. These athletes live with loss of limb, paralysis, Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other disabilities; yet turn to bicycling to keep physically and mentally fit. Continue reading World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Face of America Liberty Debuts this October 8
Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut’s Mainstage.
This classic musical is fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest Broadway shows ever written! A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum follows the story of Pseudolus, a crafty slave who struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a bevy of beautiful showgirls. This unforgettable, hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing all the way to the Forum with “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!” Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
After 3 years of operation as a major soccer innovator, the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Miami is proud to launch its first International Residential Camp this summer in Miami, enhancing its extensive and rich summer camp program, attracting thousands of young soccer players every year from around the world.
This once-in-a-lifetime soccer experience will take place in the prestigious Florida International University (FIU) from July 18th to July 27th for a very limited number of players.
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Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage.
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Walnut Street Theatre’s 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY’S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut’s Independence Studio on 3.
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Get ready for musical adventure at WST for Kids as Skippyjon Jones follows his dreams center stage. This lively Siamese kitten, whose ears are big and whose dreams are bigger, will capture the hearts of kids and their grown-up friends in an hour-long musical about the power of imagination. Skippyjon Jones runs from March 31 to April 22 at Walnut Street Theatre. Continue reading Kids Will Dream Big with Skippyjon Jones at Walnut Street Theatre for Kids!