Upper Darby Summer Stage and Swarthmore Public Library present a special storytime performance of “Disney’s Mulan Jr.”


For Immediate Release

Dan Luner

610.945.8428 • dluner13@gmail.com

Featuring the Director and select cast members on July 21 at the Swarthmore Public Library

July 14, 2016 – Drexel Hill, PA. The Swarthmore Public Library invites the public to attend a special storytime performance of “Disney’s Mulan, Jr.” The performance will take place at the Swarthmore Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and there is no fee to attend.

Elizabeth Lunardi of Drexel Hill performs for visitors at the Swarthmore Public Library in 2015. UD Summer Stage’s cast of “Disney’s Mulan, Jr.” will perform at the Library this year, next Thursday (July 21, 2016) at 6:30 p.m. // Photo By: Lauren Stevenson Yacina

Select cast members from the production at Upper Darby Summer Stage will perform a few scenes and songs from the show. Director, Sarah DeNight, an actress and director who hails from Garnet Valley, will speak to audience members and their parents on important themes in the show.

DeNight said, “We are hoping to bring some of the well-known Disney Magic from the movie to the show and then mix it with our Summer Stage magic.” She added, “This show teaches audiences that they can simply be the hero or heroine of their story.”

Mulan tells an important story while audiences travel back to the legendary days of ancient China. With this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated film, the Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor. Mulan is dealt the task of saving all of China in this heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit.

“Disney’s Mulan Jr.” is a part of the 41st season at Upper Darby Summer Stage. The production will run August 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. with an evening performance on August 4 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill. Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189.

The Swarthmore Public Library is located at 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081. For more information visit the website, www.swarthmorepubliclibrary.org.

For 41 seasons Upper Darby Summer Stage has been empowering young people and entertaining families throughout the Philadelphia region. A two-time consecutive winner of the Main Line Parent’s “Best Children Theatre” Love Award, the program is also a five-time consecutive MyFoxPhilly HotList winner in the “Best Theatre” category.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.


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2 thoughts on “Upper Darby Summer Stage and Swarthmore Public Library present a special storytime performance of “Disney’s Mulan Jr.”

  1. Summer Stage Fan says:

    We went to the Swarthmore Public Library event and my family and I were really impressed with your presentation. Thank you for bringing the magic to our community.

    1. Dan Luner says:

      Summer Stage Fan,

      We’re glad you could make it out to our event at Swarthmore Library! And thank you for the kind words – it was great to see our performers out in the community giving back.

      All the best,

      Dan Luner
      Public & Community Relations Manager

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