Delco’s Blockbuster Theater Scene Delivers Holiday Magic!
Elf The Musical is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf and features songs by Tony Award nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.
The plot is as current today as it was in 2003 – Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.
With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Embrace your inner Elf and get tickets now! After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol opens Nov 29th at Hedgerow
Bring family and friends to Hedgerow Theatre’s 28th annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. This wonderfully moving production features gorgeous music, ghosts, comedy, and heartfelt performances that remind us to be grateful for the blessings in our own life.
You might sing along, and you may shed a tear, but a classic becomes a classic because people love the story and its characters, and this production is famous throughout the Delaware Valley.
AND DON’T FORGET: Caroling might not be as popular today as it was in small towns across the country years ago. But a half hour before the curtain goes up on each performance, you’re invited to join them in singing some of the biggest and best Christmas carols.
- Playwright: Charles Dickens, adapted by Jared Reed
- Director: Jared Reed
- Acting Company: Adam Altman, Joanna Bak, Luke Davis, Zoran Kovcic, Brian McCann, Michael McInerney, Stacy Skinner, Susan Wefel
- Design Team: Shaun Yates (Set), Jared Reed (Lights), Elizabeth Hanson (Costumes)
- Stage Manager: Amanda Coffin
- Opening Night: November 29th
- Closing: December 24th
- Ticket Range: $25 to $39
UDPAC takes you to Neverland & The Land of Sweets!
On Friday, November 8th the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center whisks you off to Neverland with a TheaterWorks USA Production of Peter Pan based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn’s 1982 adaptation, originally developed for London’s Royal Shakespeare Company.
In the spirit of the original tale, this production tells the story through the eyes of six children living in Edwardian England. Together, they transform the Darling family’s nursery into Neverland, turning pillows into clouds, long-johns into shadows, an ironing board into a ship’s plank, and antique snowshoes into a crocodile’s snapping jaws. This enchanting production celebrates childhood and captures the magic of the imagination. Showtime is 7pm; One hour, no intermission; Recommended for ages four and up.
Then UDPAC takes audiences on a journey to the Land of the Sweets…
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents its 26th Annual Production of The Nutcracker with five shows between November 22nd and the 24th.
For many families across the country, Christmas is synonymous with The Nutcracker Ballet. For 25 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has been bringing the “The Nutcracker” to UDPAC with colorful sets and amazing performances. Featured professional soloists share the stage with many of the region’s best dancers. The enchanting music by Tchaikovsky is one of his best-known works and the ballet, set at Christmas time, has become an American holiday tradition. Audience members are invited to take pictures with the cast members after the Saturday performance.
The Tower presents a Magic Cirque Christmas & a Disney Holiday Party
Sunday, November 7th the Tower presents A Magical Cirque Christmas
Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treatthat’s perfect for the entire family.Created by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists, this thrilling, festive, fun-for-the-whole-family event has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage. Showtimes and Tickets for Both Productions
Saturday, November 16th Disney friends take the stage!
Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs as well as holiday classics with favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina, and many others. There will also be a special visit from everybody’s favorite big guy –Santa Claus! Show starts at 4pm.
The Nutcracker comes to life at Neumann University’s Meagher Theater Dec 14th & 15th
This enchanting, 128-year-old Christmas ballet is famous for having enthralled audiences of all ages throughout the world. And this magical performance by the International Ballet Classique is unforgettable. This lavish original production has a unique global quality and spirt, created in part by an international cast of talented guest artists from Russia, Ukraine, Italy, and Armenia. The cast will also feature award-winning local ballet students. Even some of the beautiful sets, scenery, and colorful costumes were originally produced for Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater.
Both shows are at 2 pm. See exciting photos and more