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2017 Season

The Who’s Tommy
February 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19

Presented by the Off Broad Street Players, “Tommy,” is the story of a deaf, dumb and blind boy on his journey from pain to triumph. From the musical genius of British rock legend, The Who, “Tommy” is a sensory defying rock and roll experience with music by the incomparable Pete Townsend and lyrics by Des McAnuff.

This award winning musical has electrified audiences around the world for over 2 decades with its high energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical style and familiar score.

Sister Act
May 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14

Based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act is a gloriously feel-good musical comedy smash! After witnessing a murder, Disco Queen-wannabe Deloris Van Cartier, is placed into witness protection by the Philadelphia Police Department. To ensure her safety she is hidden away where no one will ever think to look for her…a convent She helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own.

This hilarious and uplifting musical, based on the 1992 hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg, is filled with powerful gospel ballads mixed with toe tapping numbers penned by Tony and eight time Oscar winning, Alan Menken. Filled with powerful music and outrageous dancing, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship is a reason to REJOICE!

 

Peter Pan
August 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 20th

Discover the magic of “Peter Pan” in an ALL-NEW production of the classic musical, presented by the Off Broad Street Players, that will leave you soaring out of the theater! Featuring stunning flying sequences, an enchantedly talented local cast, a sweeping live orchestra, and magnificent stage designs, this production will leave you breathless. The perfect family musical, “Peter Pan” live on the Levoy stage will be the summer event you won’t want to miss! Watch as the legend you loved becomes the adventure you never dreamed possible!

Little Shop of Horrors
September 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, and 23rd

Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. What happens when a hapless skid row floral assistant discovers an exotic breed of man-eating plant? From the award-winning songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, this delightfully demented, charming musical blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into an affectionate cult classic send-up of B-movie horror flicks. A true classic of camp comedy, this is the musical that’s sure to grow on you!

Inherit the Wind
November 3, 4, and 5

This play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee takes on a subject that is still controversial today. Inherit the Wind discusses the debate covered in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which argued creation versus evolution. Inherit the Wind’s many revivals and film adaptions show that this argument is still relevant today. Although we know the answer to this argument remains open to interpretation based on an individuals views and beliefs, what conclusion will they come to in this story?

A Christmas Carol
December 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, and 17

This classic musical based off Charles Dickens holiday novel written in 1843 is sure to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit! The story follows Scrooge a greedy penny-pincher and his magical night of  revelation. His encounter with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future show him how his selfish ways have gotten him to where he is and where they will take them if he continues in them. With music by Alan Menken, winner of a Tony Award and eight Academy Awards, OBSP’s A Christams Carol is sure to enchant and excite and some relive the magic and others experience it for the first time. This story with themes of family, love, selflessness, and change are just what ones needs to hear as the year comes to a close and a new one begins!