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Shrek the Musical in Broadway SHREK THE MUSICAL
The Playhouse at Allenberry
A FAIRY TALE ADVENTURE THAT PROVES BEAUTY IS TRULY IN THE EYE OF THE OGRE! “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is the Tony Award®-winner which brings all the beloved characters you know to life on stage and shows there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Featuring instant classics: “Big, Bright, Beautiful World,” “I’m a Believer” and more, it’s sure to delight audiences of all ages!
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Motown the Musical in Broadway MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Hershey Theatre
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
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Funny Business in Broadway FUNNY BUSINESS
Hanover Little Theatre
The Toronto branch of Chime Communications is suffering from low morale. With their jobs on the line, five ordinary office workers must mount a team-building talent show to save their jobs. Together, they must sing, dance and manipulate their way through the talent show where only one will walk away without a pink slip. Come see all the fun at Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road, Hanover. Directed by Sally Chase, the show will have 8 p.m. performances on July 14-15 and 20-22 and 2 p.m. matinees on July 16 and 23. Funny Business features characters that you will recognize from around the water cooler. The upbeat musical from Daniel Abrahamson (music and lyrics) and Daniel Falk and Rachel Brittain (book) features a catchy, original pop-musical score.
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Graham Nash in Broadway GRAHAM NASH
Majestic Theater
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies and also a Grammy Award winner. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. Tickets $89, $67, $56-also available: VIP seats: $375, $275, $175 (see website for VIP benefits)
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Bye Bye Birdie - Youth Production in Broadway BYE BYE BIRDIE - YOUTH PRODUCTION
Servant Stage Company
Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating shows of our time. It is a satire crafted with the fondest affection, told through musical theatre classics like Put On A Happy Face, A Lot of Livin' To Do, Kids, The Telephone Hour, and Honestly Sincere. This is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun. Featuring students from our summer youth theatre camp, ages 10-18.
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A Year With Frog and Toad (Theatre for Young Audiences) in Broadway A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES)
The Playhouse at Allenberry
Arnold Lobel’s treasured book characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
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Cabaret in Broadway CABARET
Eisenhower Auditorium
As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
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The Gamut Theatre Group
With a loving nod to 80s movies, the Popcorn Hat Players take on the beloved tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It’s Duckie’s first day at a new school, and he doesn’t know where he fits in. With the help of some of his new classmates, Duckie learns that the best way to make new friends is by being kind and being yourself! Saturdays at 1:00pm! Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am available by request for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance by calling the Box Office.
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Half-Stitched in Broadway HALF-STITCHED
Bird-in-Hand Stage
Find out what could possibly go wrong when an Amish widow decides to teach a small weekend quilting class as this hit musical returns to our Stage. Cultures collide and personalities conflict when six loose threads and an Amish widow spend a weekend together learning a little about quilts, and a lot about themselves.
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