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“Annie” through the years at Upper Darby Summer Stage!

As the opening of Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 42nd season with “Annie Jr.” approaches we can’t help but to think about the powerful impact this show has had on Summer Stage over the years. Annie has graced the stage in 1984, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2012, and now we present the 2017 production this week at Summer Stage! 1984: It’s the summer of 1984. Upper Darby Summer Stage is celebrating its eighth birthday and is set to do a story that has never been done in the area. It’s the all-American musical starring a spunky little redhead. It’s “Annie!” Terrence J.

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Save the Date! 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. 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. Based on Victor Hugo’s powerful novel and adapted from the Disney film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is nothing less than an epic production. It is a dramatic tale of complex relationships, featuring

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“Move it, Move It” with the premiere of “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” July 12, 13, 14

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo for a crack-a-lackin’ story for the whole family! DREXEL HILL, PA– (June 29, 2017) —Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” features brand new songs sure to keep everyone dancing in their seats. Audience members can follow their furry friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and travel on journey to the crazy world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Performances are July 12, 13 and 14 at 10:30 am and on July 13 at

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Celebrate America’s Birthday with Spectacular Fireworks and Chico’s Vibe!

  Upper Darby Township proudly presents the 2017 Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 3, Gates open at 7 pm.   DREXEL HILL, PA— (June 22, 2017) —Join friends and family to celebrate Independence Day at Upper Darby Township’s premier fireworks show! This evening includes much more than just fireworks! The event kicks off with performances by the popular Philadelphia band Chico’s Vibe and the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars. The fireworks display will take place at the Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium behind the high school. Address is 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill. Gates open at

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Opens its 42nd Season with “Annie, Jr.” on July 5

Everyone’s favorite little redhead is back with this all-American musical just in time for the Fourth of July! DREXEL HILL, PA— (June 22, 2017) — Audiences are invited to join Annie and her friends as Upper Darby Summer stage opens its 42nd season during Independence Day week with “Annie, Jr.” This timeless story is a family favorite, featuring classics like “Tomorrow,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life.”  Performances are July 5, 6 and 7 at 10:30 am and on July 6 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Based on

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Why Your Child Will Learn Life-Long Skills at Upper Darby Summer Stage

By: Marie McVeigh, former participant and current Summer Stage staff member I have called Upper Darby Summer Stage my summer home for more than a third of my life. I began the program at age 13 as a Rising Star participant, performed for many summers in Children’s Theater and in Mainstage, and today I am a staff member. I was also a proud member of the Upper Darby Shooting Stars and got the chance to spread the magic of Summer Stage all year. “Whether your child is interested in performing, technical theater, or making costumes, Summer Stage is an amazing place to grow.” – Marie McVeigh My

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This summer, my blessings behind the curtain, sharing secrets and now to introduce…

Dear friends in the press, I want to share a secret with you: I thought at this point in my life I’d be spending summers at the beach. Shh! When my oldest daughter was about 10 years old (she is now 22) I was introduced by a friend to Upper Darby Summer Stage. My daughter liked performing, singing and dancing and once she learned about the program, she was hooked. When I saw my first Summer Stage Mainstage performance, “Ragtime,” I was truly astonished. I honestly could not get over what I had just experienced. I thought I had seen a

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Tickets for the 42nd Season of Upper Darby Summer Stage go on sale May 22. Shows begin on July 5.

May 11, 2017 – Drexel Hill, PA – Tickets go on sale on May 22 for the forty-second season of Upper Darby Summer Stage, and on July 5 the lights go up on the first of the season’s seven musical theater productions. The Mainstage production is the highlight of the season as young adult participants, Summer Stage staff and alumni perform in the Philadelphia regional premiere of the new musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The epic musical is based on the classic Victor Hugo novel and the Walt Disney Animation Studio film of the same name. The family series

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Upper Darby Performing Arts Center welcomes Pennsylvania Ballet II for an original performance of Snow White on April 29 at 11 am

April 20, 2017 • Drexel Hill, PA – Following the success of last year’s The Jungle Book, Pennsylvania Ballet II presents another original ballet for the entire family, Snow White. The performance takes place on April 29 at 11 am at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA. The magical tale is brought to life through the choreography of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Assistant Artistic Director Samantha Anne Dunster and with the original score by Kermit Poling. Approximately 1,000 family audience members have purchased tickets to the event. Limited seating is available from $8 – $9­ and

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Theatreworks USA, performs the brand new musical “Pete the Cat” based on the book series.

April 3, 2017 • Drexel Hill, PA – America’s largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit touring theatre company for young and family audiences, Theatreworks USA, performs “Pete the Cat” a new musical based on the beloved book series by Kimberly and James Dean. The performance takes place on April 21 at 7:30 pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 – $11 and may be purchased by visiting www.updac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The show is approximately one-hour and ideal for children ages 4 and up and their families. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

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