Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson
Based on the legendary Billie Holiday, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a play with music that will make you feel like you’re front and center witnessing the jazz legend herself perform and share anecdotes about her life. The play takes place in March of 1959 at a run-down bar in South Philadelphia, Emerson’s Bar and Grill, where Holiday performs her well-known jazz songs and charms the audience with her natural joy for music and life. Though the narrative is historical fiction, Holiday shares real stories about her life about everything from love affairs to substance abuse and segregation. The performance is one of her last before her death in July of 1959. Holiday is accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, a good friend and love of hers, who calms her and helps her as she becomes increasingly intoxicated throughout the night. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will both warm and break your heart and leave you humming Billie Holiday’s classic tunes for the rest of the week.
The Stoutmen have an unabashed love for traditional pub songs sung in the traditional way – with great spirit and a light in the eye. They portray the old songs of Ireland, Scotland and beyond, in vocal harmony and colorful arrangements. They're likely to tell you a story or two and indulge in a little poetry from time to time as well. But at the heart of it all is timeless, welcoming music that cuts across generations and lights up the celebration, whether it's at a festival, family event or an evening at the pub.
You're all invited. So come and share a pint of cheer with The Stoutmen!
The Quiet Man, Movie starring John Wayne
A strapping Irish-American boxer (John Wayne) returns to the old sod to forget a tragic event in his prizefighting past and falls in love with the feisty colleen, the sister of a “big, bellowing bully” who hates him for purchasing property he himself had his eye on.
Runtime: 129 minutes
The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of four actors plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Book, Music, & Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.
We are excited to offer Student Rush Tickets for our performances. These are deeply discounted tickets available to students with a valid student I.D. on the day of the performance. Tickets will be available for sale in person at the Cider Mill Stage box office a half hour before the performance. The price per ticket will be $10 with a valid student I.D.. Tickets are limited and there is no guarantee of availability on the day of the performance. Seat locations will be determined by availability.
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The box office at 2 Nanticoke Avenue
will be open 2 hours before curtain.
The theater space at the Cider Mill Stage is available for rental/lease for community and business meetings as well as productions of plays and musical performances. The space is available on a day by day, week or monthly basis.
The theater is cabaret style seating with seating for 225. There is a snack bar available and ample on-site parking.
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