Upper Darby Summer Stage presents its 36th season at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center!
Tickets go on sale May 31, 2011
May 20, 2011 – Drexel Hill, PA – Upper Darby Summer Stage, the family-oriented musical theater series presented throughout the summer months, introduces its 36th season. Tickets go on sale May 31 for the six Children’s Theater shows and the Mainstage Broadway-style musical, “Titanic, The Musical.” Performances begin on July 6 and take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are available by calling the box office at 610.622.1189 or by visiting the website at www.udpac.org. The performances take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA. The stadium style theater offers wheel-chair access and free parking.
The 2011 Upper Darby Summer Stage season includes six Children’s Theater shows: Disney’s “Camp Rock, the Musical,” the Disney Channel movie, live on stage; Disney’s “Mulan, Jr.,” the stage adaptation of the Disney classic; “Narnia,” on the heels of the latest hit movie; Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats, a Live Adventure,” a zany new show from Nickelodeon; “The Secret Garden,” the acclaimed Broadway musical in a shorter version; and “The Dinosaur Musical,” the prehistoric musical comedy.
The Children’s Theater performances are musicals that are 60 to 75 minutes in length and are geared toward children four, five and six years old and up, depending on the show. The performances begin on July 6th and run through August 11th. The Children’s Theater shows are presented on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am and on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $6 – $9. Members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center receive a $1 discount. Families are encouraged to make a date each week to see all six shows. Free babysitting is provided for those too young to enjoy the show quietly.
“Titanic, The Musical” – the Broadway hit and winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score – is the Mainstage production presented on July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at 7:30pm. In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful voyage, Marcus Stevens, director of the 2007 season’s production of “Ragtime” will invest this production with a talented cast, technical choreography, a full orchestra, professional quality costumes, and outstanding set and lighting design. The Summer Stage Mainstage productions rival many professional theaters and are presented by young adults up to the age of 28, many pursuing professional careers in theater. Tickets are $10 – $13. Members receive $1 discount.
Since 1976, the Upper Darby Summer Stage program has introduced thousands of families from throughout the Delaware Valley to the magic of live musical theater. Each summer 30,000 ticket-holders walk through the doors of the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center to experience performances at a price the entire family can enjoy.
Over 700 young performers from throughout the southeastern Pennsylvania present 28 performances in the span of six exciting weeks. The staff of close to 90 professional directors, choreographers, costumers, and technicians is committed to providing excellent musical theater training, with high-quality performances for families and the entire community.