With 40 seasons of magic now in the books, Upper Darby Summer Stage is gearing up for its 41st in Summer 2016! The highly anticipated lineup of shows slated for the Upper Darby stage was announced this past weekend. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the news that Upper Darby Summer Stage has announced its 41st season for Summer 2016!
Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful youth theatre programs. A staple of the Philadelphia region since 1976, the program recently celebrated its 40th season of theatre during the summer of 2015. Disney’s Aladdin, pictured right, is just one of six shows produced last summer. Each summer, Upper Darby presents six Children’s Theatre shows over the course of the summer. Ranging from revues to Jr. theatre shows, the productions are presented at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The 2016 Children’s Theatre season has just been announced and the question of what audiences can expect to see this summer is no longer a mystery! Get ready to experience the magic with…
Disney Princesses And Heroes
Bye Bye Birdie Jr.
James And The Giant Peach Jr.
Disney’s Mulan Jr.
The Dinosaur Musical
Upper Darby Summer Stage has also proudly announced their 2016 Main Stage production! The Main Stage production at Upper Darby features performers ranging from 18 to 28 who are young adults pursuing theatre degrees, working theatre professionals or those seeking to continue their theatre career during the summer. The show is always a full Broadway style production that rivals most regional theatres in the area or professional productions in downtown Philadelphia. After several years of contemporary musicals, the Main Stage returns to a classic Broadway feel while still producing a new show. Filled with gangsters and flappers galore while featuring songs written by George and Ira Gershwin such as “S’Wonderful”, “Fascinating Rhythm” and “Somebody To Watch Over Me” to name just a few, the 2016 Main Stage production will be…
Nice Work If You Can Get It!
The musical was just recently seen on Broadway starring Tony Award winners Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara in 2012. Other recent Main Stage productions include Disney’s Mary Poppins (Pictured Bottom), Shrek the Musical, Fiddler On The Roof, Hairspray, Titanic, West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Ragtime to name a few. The production will be directed by Brian Walsh.
The program’s list of notable alumni continues to grow with two on Broadway this season. Jeremy Morse (Pictured Right) will make his Broadway debut in Waitress and Alyse Alan Louis will return to Broadway in Disaster! Louis was previously seen on Broadway in Mamma Mia! Other well known alumni of the program include Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, Terrance J. Nolen (One of the Arden Theatre Company’s Founders), Monica Horan (Everybody Loves Raymond & Broadway Producer of Spring Awakening), Josh Young (Amazing Grace and Jesus Christ Superstar) and the well-known songwriting team Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk.
Luner on Theatre is looking forward to bringing you coverage of Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 41st Season this summer! Stay tuned as we bring you a look into each production and more about the summer season as it continue’s to be revealed to us. For more information, visit Upper Darby Summer Stage’s Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!