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SAVE THE DATE! The Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love will thrill audiences at UDPAC with a Valentine Concert on February 15

DREXEL HILL, PA – January 25, 2018 – Darlene Love will perform a live Valentine Concert at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on February 15. The star of the Academy Award®-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Darlene Love is an adored American musical icon. Rolling Stone Magazine proclaimed Ms. Love as one of the top 100 “greatest singers of all time.” The performance on February 15 begins at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA. Tickets are $38 – $46.

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Marie? Clara? Masha? What is the name of the main female character in The Nutcracker?

by Treva Bedinghaus Updated July 02, 2017 Is Clara the name of the main female character in the Nutcracker ballet? In some references, the young heroine is referred to as “Marie” or “Masha.” Is her name really Clara, Marie or Masha? What is interesting is the answer varies with who you ask, and who is developing the production. The answer can vary widely, although, most agree “Clara,” is the popular answer. THE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER OF THE NUTCRACKER In most versions of the popular holiday ballet The Nutcracker, the young girl who falls asleep and dreams about a prince is

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Audiences are invited on an exciting adventure to the Land of the Sweets!

Dreams do come true as Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents The Nutcracker on November 17 – 19, presented by Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society   DREXEL HILL, PA – November 2, 2017 – Life-size dolls! Battling mice! Dancing snowflakes! Upper Darby Performing Arts Center invites audiences to join Marie on an exciting adventure to the Land of the Sweets as the Main Line’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society presents The Nutcracker November 17, 18 and 19. The classically trained dancers and professional soloists offer an impressive, professional-level production – the weekend before Thanksgiving – that is popularly priced for

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Tickets go on Sale October 9

The 1,600 seat venue offers affordable, family entertainment from professional performers throughout the year and is one of Delaware County’s most active arts and cultural facilities! Tickets go on sale to public on October 9.   September 28 – Drexel Hill, PA: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is one of Delaware County’s most active community arts and cultural facilities. The 1,600-seat venue offers affordable, family entertainment performed by professional groups throughout the year and boasts the region’s finest sound system. Tickets for the 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the public on October 9. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

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Final Weekend! Upper Darby Summer Stage Receives Rave Reviews about “Hunchback of Notre Dame!”

                                      The reviews keep coming! From the Philadelphia Inquirer to Philly Review.com – the Philadelphia arts and culture community is recognizing the significance of Upper Darby Summer Stage. We are nurturing both the talent – and the audiences – of tomorrow!       “…Summer Stage manages to reach a level of professionalism and aesthetic excellence that is nothing short of miraculous.”         “The Hunchback of Notre Dame should be on your absolutely must run out the door and

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A Childhood Favorite Debuts at Upper Darby Summer Stage with “Curious George and the Golden Meatball” August 2, 3, & 4!

The wacky star of the popular children’s book series and hit PBS show comes to life in this brand new musical for young kids and parents alike! DREXEL HILL, PA— (July 20, 2017) – Audiences will be delighted by the antics of the inquisitive monkey George and his owner, the Man in the Yellow Hat, as they hit the stage with new friends, catchy music, and a whacky adventure. This musical is a first for Upper Darby Summer Stage and is guaranteed to be a hit among families with young children. Performances are August 2, 3, and 4 at 10:30

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“Come one, Come All!” For the first time ever in the Philadelphia region, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is coming to UD Summer Stage

This production is the Philadelphia premiere and is a spectacle on a grand scale. DREXEL HILL, PA— (July 13, 2017) — Something big is coming to the Philadelphia region. Upper Darby Summer Stage presents the Philadelphia regional premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on July 28 & 29, August 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm and July 29 and August 5 at 1:30 pm. Performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Audience members will be deeply moved by the beauty and the beast story of the deformed bell ringer and the beautiful gypsy who gives him one

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Join a Comical Band of Pirates in their Search for Treasure at UD Summer Stage! July 26, 27, 28

Sail away with Captain Braid Beard and his mates to help them find the perfect hiding spot for their treasure! DREXEL HILL, PA— (July 13, 2017) —Ahoy mateys! Pirates are coming to the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center! When a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger, young Jeremy Jacob climbs aboard. Based on the children’s book written by Melinda Long, “How I Became a Pirate” is a swashbuckling musical adventure for the whole family. Performances are July 26, 27 and 28 at 10:30 am and on July 27 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  

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Our Favorite Green Ogre returns to UD Summer Stage with “Shrek The Musical Jr.” July 19, 20, 21

Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad, and a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure suited for the whole family! DREXEL HILL, PA— (July 6, 2017) —Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film and Broadway musical, “Shrek The Musical Jr.” brings our favorite green ogre Shrek, with his trusty steed Donkey, to Upper Darby Summer Stage. “Shrek Jr.” features catchy, toe-tapping songs, intricate dance numbers, wacky fairytale creatures, and of course a dragon! Performances are July 19, 20 and 21 at 10:30 am and on July 20 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby

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Q&A with Mainstage Director Jeff Dietzler

Why Hunchback? The production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is shaping up to be one of the biggest performances presented on the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center stage. I am incredibly passionate about this show and about Upper Darby Summer Stage being the location for the Philadelphia regional premiere of this masterpiece. Why do you feel so strongly about presenting this show? The reason I feel so strongly about Summer Stage producing this show is that it requires an immense amount of passion behind it. This is something that Summer Stage is known for in its productions and what

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