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Upcoming Shows

Showtune: Celebrating The Words & Music of Jerry Herman

August 18 - 28

 

Cloak & Dagger Theatre presents:

 

Showtune is an internationally popular Off Broadway musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman. It's title was inspired by Herman's autobiography of the same name.

 

The forty songs featured in Showtune come from the Herman Broadway musicals Milk and Honey (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Mack & Mabel (1974), The Grand Tour (1979), A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (1980), and La Cage aux Folles (1983).

 

Conceived by California architect Paul Gilger, the songs in Showtune are juxtaposed into thematic scenes and song-cycles, placing a strong emphasis on Herman's lyrics and their optimistic messages. The song-cycle format creates dramatic sub-texts giving through-lines to the show, making Showtune unique among musical revues.

 

Showtune was originally titled "Tune the Grand Up", and premiered May 1st, 1985 as a cabaret production at The 1177 Club on Nob Hill in San Francisco, California. The original production in London premiered under the title "The Best of Times" at the Bridewell Theatre in 1998 and transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre the same year.

 

Running Time:

approx. 115 minutes (two 50 minute acts + 15 minute intermission)

 

Show Times:

Thu. 8:00PM, Fri. 8:00PM

Sat. 2:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM

 

Tickets:

$25 - $65

(Other fees may apply)

 

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Evita

September 15 - 25

 

Cloak & Dagger Theatre presents:

 

Evita concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.

 

The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.

 

This has been followed by a string of professional tours and worldwide productions and numerous cast albums, as well as a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical was revived in London in 2006, and on Broadway in 2012, and toured the UK again in 2013-14 before running for 55 West End performances at the Dominion Theatre in September–October, 2014.

 

Running Time:

2 hours (+ 15 minute intermission)

 

Show Times:

Thu. 8:00PM, Fri. 8:00PM

Sat. 2:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM

 

Tickets:

$25 - $65

(Other fees may apply)

 

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Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life

September 28 - November 20

 

Broadway legend Maurice Hines taps us through his incredible career in show business in this song & dance celebration. Hines pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the performers who inspired him - from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne - with standards like "Luck Be A Lady," "Smile," "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," and more!

 

Backed by Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, an all-female big band, and sharing the stage with his protégés, The Manzari Brothers, this infectious showman is pulling out all the stops to put a smile on your face and dance away with your heart!

 

Running Time:

approx. 85 minutes (no intermission)

 

Show Times:

Wed. 2:00PM, Thu. 2:00PM & 7:00PM, Fri. 8:00PM

Sat. 2:00PM & 8:00PM, Sun. 2:00PM

 

Tickets:

$45 - $65

(Other fees may apply)

 

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(Theater INSIDE the Independence Seaport Museum)
211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
On the waterfront, next door to the Hilton Hotel

 

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