Dynamite + a Beach Boy + Zombies = 2 Crazy-good Shows

September 2019

Black Cats, Ladders, and Spells aside, Friday the 13th won’t scare fans away from the Tower Theater in Upper Darby when it welcomes Napoleon Dynamite – Film and Conversation.

Napoleon Dynamite was a film comedy released in 2004. No one predicted the success it would have, including its title character portrayed by Jon Heder, who was paid a whopping $1,000 salary to play a listless and alienated teenager (with a crazy family) who decides to help a new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school. After the flick’s runaway success, he re-negotiated his contract and received a cut of the profits.

After 15 years, a lot has changed; but the characters, as enduring as they are endearing, stay in our hearts. Appealing to everyone’s inner-teenager, the story, and dialogue, makes ”Napoleon Dynamite” one of the most quoted movies of our time. This unique evening includes a full screening of ”Napoleon Dynamite” followed by a lively, freewheeling, moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members; Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). Tickets are on sale now, but going fast.

Then hop aboard the Sloop John B, and get some Good Vibrations when Beach Boys lead singer, Brian Wilson, performs a Fun! Fun! Fun! concert featuring the Band’s early hits.

Co-headlining the tour dubbed “Something Great From ’68,” Wilson will focus on tunes from Beach Boys albums Friends from 1968 and Surf’s Up from 1971. Joining Wilson will be former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

Sharing the Tower stage will be the Zombies, an English Rock Band inducted earlier this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to performing some of their biggest hits, the band will also present a complete performance of 1968’s Odyssey & Oracle which ranked number #100 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Zombies lineup will feature founding members Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White and Hugh Grundy. Purchase Tickets