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A Minute with Cast Member Jake Muldoon

Role in show: Ensemble  Why did you audition for the show? I have done Mainstage the past few summers and I wanted to be apart of it again, but I also wanted to do BIG FISH because I never really heard of the show before and wanted to learn about the story! Now that you’ve spent over a month working on the show, what stands out to you about the experience?  During this process, it’s shown me how much of an emotional connection I’ve made to this show. It’s important to connect to the piece you’re working on and this

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A Minute with Big Fish Cast Member Molly McCarthy

Role in show: Little Lamb/ Fantasy Ensemble Why did you audition for the show? I’ve done Mainstage for the past two summers so I knew I wanted to be involved again. BIG FISH was not a show that I, or much of the cast, had heard of before. Despite it being new we all were excited to get to know a new show! Now that you’ve spent just about two months working on the show, what stands out to you about the experience? This show has a lot of heart, it usually has the whole cast in tears by the end.

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The mother of the playwright writes about how “Elliot” – a mother & son story – came to be.

Elliot and the Magic Bed is a story about an imaginative boy who takes an exciting journey with his mom. Hmm. We asked Karin Stevens (mother of playwright Marcus Stevens) about the play, and learn that it’s more than a coincidence that her son Marcus wrote about a boy with a big imagination! “It’s amazing how a little support and belief in your talent when you are young helps to shape the artist you become.” – Karin Stevens, mother of Marcus Stevens, playwright Sixteen years ago this month, my son Marcus together with his childhood friend Brian Lowdermilk hatched an

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You Will Love Elliot and the Magic Bed! Here’s Why:

Summer Stage mom, photographer and historian Cate Paxson writes about the intricacies that make Elliot and the Magic Bed a magical outing for parents and their children. By Cate R. Paxson Do you know Elliot and the Magic Bed was written specifically for Summer Stage, by former Summer Stagers, Marcus Stevens and Brian Lowdermilk, both currently acclaimed artists in their crafts? Do you know, Broadway actor, Jeremy Morse portrayed the first Captain Greenbeard and, do you know that, if you come see Elliot and the Magic Bed both you and your kids are going to LOVE it?  I know all this, because

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Upper Darby Summer Stage adds additional show date to season finale, Willy Wonka, Jr.

Tickets sold fast! Therefore, a fifth show is added on August 13 at 10:30 am for a total of five performances!  August 1, 2019 – Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage adds an additional show date to the 44th season finale, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, JR. on August 13 at 10:30 am. Audience members are encouraged to grab their golden tickets to the show that now runs for a total of five performances on August 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 10:30 am and on August 15 at 7:30 pm.   Tickets are $9 – $13 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the Box Office at 610.622.1189. Children are invited to arrive

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Presents Elliot and the Magic Bed August 7, 8, 9

A boy with a runaway imagination takes audiences on a magical journey! July 25, 2019| Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents Elliot and The Magic Bed, the story of a boy with an endless imagination who uses his magical bed to travel to lands of pirates, mermaids and sorcerers. Performances are August 7, 8 and 9 at 10:30 a.m. and August 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $9 – $13 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.orgor by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. Children are invited to arrive early for fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast

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Tom plays the role of Zacky Price. Why did you audition for Big Fish? People in the business really love this show. When I was researching the show I loved the message, it talks about a lot of things that aren’t usually covered in movies, musicals, and plays – I was intrigued and I was interested in understanding the story a bit better. What moments of the show resonate with you? There is a song at the end that Chris Monaco who plays Edward Bloom sings. He sings about looking back at his life and seeing all the great things

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Upper Darby Summer Stage presents its Mainstage show Big Fish

the heartwarming musical about life lessons and new beginnings, August 2, 3, 9, 10 at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center DREXEL HILL, PA | July 18, 2019— Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents the pinnacle of its season, the Mainstage production Big Fish, a highly fanciful and feel-good new musical about fatherhood, family, and forgiveness. Performances take place on August 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. and August 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA. Tickets range from $16 to $20 and may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Hatches Honk!, Jr. July 31, August 1 and 2

A loveable Ugly Duckling discovers it’s what is on the inside that matters most! July 18, 2019| Drexel Hill, PA.– A barnyard full of wacky farm animals cries “Fowl” as a surprising newcomer hatches when Summer Stage presents Honk!, Jr.  on July 31, August 1 and 2 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 – $13 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the Box Office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill, at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is

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Upper Darby Summer Stage presents five sold-out performances of Disney’s Frozen, Jr.

Disney’s worldwide phenomenon takes Delco by (snow) storm! DREXEL HILL, PA | July 10, 2019 – The cold won’t bother the audience members who scored a ticket to Upper Darby Summer Stage’s sold-out production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.as they come out of the summer heat and chill-out to enjoy the show! Five sold-out performances take place on July 24, 25, and 26. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Disney’s Frozen, Jr. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life for kids of all ages to enjoy. The enchanting production features all of the memorable songs, including “Let it Go,” from

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