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Event Name: Which Reminds Me at Act II Playhouse
Date(s): 08/30/2017 - 10/01/2017
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: Written by and starring Tony Braithwaite, "Which Reminds Me" is Tony's newest one-man show! Combines stand-up, storytelling, songs, and video to recount his favorite theatre stories. Mishaps, triumphs, and letters from patrons will make their way into these hilarious tales from Ambler’s chief raconteur.
Event Name: Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
Date(s): 08/18/2017 - 11/25/2018
2840 Pine Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Details: Magicians Will Fern and Doc Swan will be the lead off performers when the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater opens it's doors for the first time. This sixty seat theater was built and designed so that every seat is the best seat in the house. Our specialty will be in presenting a form of magic that is normally not seen... close-up magic. There are sleight of hand magicians and mentalists who have spent their lives developing their skills and talents and sadly they don't have a place to perform. Our theater (and the many others like it around the world) will bring the best of the best to perform their wonders for the audiences at the Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater.
Event Name: The Last Five Years
Date(s): 09/15/2017 - 09/30/2017
Location: DCP Theatre
795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 18969
Details: The Last 5 Years Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (Musical) The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, a struggling actress, telling her story backwards while Jamie, a successful novelist, tells his story chronologically. By Jason Robert Brown, this musical will touch your heart.
Event Name: Theatre Horizon presents 2.5 MINUTE RIDE
Date(s): 10/06/2017 - 10/29/2017
Location: Theatre Horizon
401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA 19401
Details: by Lisa Kron Directed by Elaina Di Monaco Lisa’s 74-year-old father won’t stop riding roller coasters. But as his health begins to fail, Lisa must deal with the limits of an aging parent she idolizes. With compassion and razor-sharp humor, 2.5 Minute Ride weaves together Lisa’s memories of two very different family trips: their annual pilgrimage to an Ohio amusement park and an unforgettable journey through their family’s history. With her wife’s support, Lisa chronicles her father’s life as a Holocaust survivor and weathers the many pitfalls of adventuring with a septuagenarian. This one-woman-show is by three-time Tony-winner Lisa Kron, writer of Broadway’s Fun Home.
Event Name: PWFS Annual Fall Meeting
Date(s): 10/19/2017 - 10/19/2017
2111 Valley Forge Road Lansdale, PA 19446
Details: What makes a good marriage? Washington’s own advice on love and marriage echoes through the words of our First Couple as they share the story of their courtship, former loves, the trials during the War for Independence, and the tribulations of the Presidency upon their 40-year marriage. Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society (PWFS), the friends group that helps support the Farmstead for a potluck supper followed by George and Martha Washington: “In Perfect Felicity,” a performance by Carol Spacht & John Lopes. Program to be held at The Central Schwenkfelder Church.
Event Name: Red Herring at Act II Playhouse
Date(s): 10/24/2017 - 11/19/2017
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: Three love stories ... plus, a murder mystery and nuclear espionage plot. A hilarious noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices.
Event Name: Bad Dates at Act II Playhouse
Date(s): 12/12/2017 - 12/31/2017
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: Haley Walker is a gorgeous single mom who runs the city’s hottest restaurant. But can she survive dating in New York? “Manages to provide that rarest of good dates, a swell night at the theater.” -New York Times
Event Name: My Very Own Polar Bear at Act II Playhouse
Date(s): 12/16/2017 - 12/31/2017
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: A new comedy about the friendship between a little girl and her (real-to-her) polar bear! My Very Own Polar Bear is a hilarious and heartwarming story about a life-changing Christmas present. Inspired by such classics as Calvin and Hobbes, Corduroy, and Knuffle Bunny, this new tale for the entire family is brought to you and your family by the author of the Murray the Elf mysteries.
Event Name: Sleeping Beauty
Date(s): 12/19/2017 - 12/30/2017
Location: Gratz College
7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027
Details: Cast into a one-hundred years' sleep by a villainous fairy, a princess waits to be rescued by a charming prince who has to face many thorny problems. Don't oversleep or you will miss this original musical based on the enchanting Charles Perrault story.
Event Name: A Few of Our Favorite Things
Date(s): 01/09/2018 - 01/28/2018
56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: A new show from Philly’s favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs! A glorious grab bag of sketches and songs, including routines from Burns & Allen, Nichols & May, and more! A co-production with 1812 Productions

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