Due To Popular Demand, ONCE Extends At Arden Theatre Company

Due To Popular Demand, ONCE Extends At Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia audiences will have additional opportunities to enjoy the Irish-kissed musical sensation ONCE, playing at the Arden Theatre. The company announced today that performances of the Tony Award-winning show will be extended until October 28.

The Arden engagement, which has been featured on FOX29, CBS3, NBC10, and 6ABC, tells the tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. However, their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE is an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect all of us.

The cast for ONCE includes Ken Allen Neely as Guy, Katherine Fried as Girl, Scott Greer as Billy, Greg Wood as Da, Emily Mikesell as Baruska, Kendal Hartse as Reza, Mary Fishburne as Ex-Girlfriend, Alex Bechtel as Andrej, Skip Robinson as Svec, Justin Yoder as Eamon, Charlie DelMarcelle as Bank Manager, and Josh Totora as Emcee.

ONCE began previews on Thursday, September 20, 2018, and officially opened on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7pm. ONCE now runs through October 28, 2018.

Single ticket prices start at $37 with discounts available for groups of 15 or more, seniors, students, military, and educators. Call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, visit www.ardentheatre.org or visit the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.

Post-show discussions will be held following performances on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm, Sunday, October 7, at 2pm, Wednesday, October 10, at 6:30pm, Sunday, October 14, at 2pm, and Wednesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm.

The Arden is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices and large-print programs at every performance. Open Captioned and Audio Described performances will take place on Friday, October 5 at 8pm and Saturday, October 6 at 2pm. Reservations are required for accessible seating and may be made by calling the Arden's Box Office at 215.922.1122.

ABOUT Arden Theatre Company: Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers-on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Five productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children's Theatre, the city's first resident professional children's theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden's Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre-K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development. The Arden has received numerous honors including 70 awards and 367 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four "Theatre Company of the Year" designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" awards and three "Best of Philly Kids" awards, the City Paper's Reader's Choice Award and the prestigious "Great Friend to Kids Award" from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children's Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a "Keystone of Accessibility" by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.

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