Friday, March 23, 2012
From live music to musicals there are several options for a fun night out close to home.
Ben Arnold has toured throughout the United States and Europe with various line-ups both solo and with his rollicking live band. He has shared a stage with everyone from Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ben Folds and Lucinda Williams to Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton, David Johanson, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee and even a strangely mysterious week in Holland with Townes Van Zandt in the last year of his life. His lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he's been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the '80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Click here for a link to the Music Workshop website with full detail on their Saturday …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Are you as big a sports fan as these guys? Your fan photo could help you score hot tickets.
Are you the biggest sports fan around or do you just have a great photo of yourself, a child, friends, or family sporting their team spirit? Click here to enter the Patch contest and win stub hub gift cards good for ANY event that stub hub has. Upload your photo today, then go see the Cowardly Lion and The Scarecrow (Chris Morris and Ryan Tygh) along with your TE Patch Editor (Uncle Henry) in Wizard of Oz at Footlighters Theater on Main Ave. in Berwyn. The Wizard of Oz is playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.. The month-long run ends this weekend. Click here for a link to the website where you can purchase tickets. The non-profit community theater offers a family pack deal on Thursday night that includes 2 adult and up to …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Performers from Footlighters Theater in Berwyn meet with performing and visual artists from Melmark.
Members of The Melmark Players, an acting troupe featuring clients and students with autism and Down Syndrome, met with actors from the current Footlighters Theater Company production of the Wizard of Oz after a Sunday matinee performance. In addition to members of Melmark's theater troupe, Footlighters is hosting a month long art exhbition by Melmark painters. The Wizard of Oz at Footlighters runs through March 24 with performances this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.. Click here for a link to the Footlighters website where you can full details and purchase tickets.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Local performing artists welcome a traveling show by painters with autism.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
A press release from Footlighters Theater in Berwyn calls it "the intertwining of works by two very different groups of artists: accomplished thespians who express a varied palette of emotions on the stage and students diagnosed with autism who communicate their feelings on canvas. " On Sunday, March 4, Footlighters Theater, will host an art reception featuring paintings created by students at The Melmark School. The reception will follow the theater’s performance of Wizard of Oz and will give members of the public a view of art through the eyes of children with autism. During intermission at this Sunday's (March 4) performance of the Wizard of Oz, audience members will be able to view the artists’ paintings and learn more about …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Comedian Chris Morris is about to start a run as the Cowardly Lion in the Footlighters Theater Company production of the Wizard of Oz, but he's set his sights on another costumed character.
Actor/Comedian Chris Morris is starring in The Wizard of Oz which opens Friday, March 2 at Footlighters Theater in Berwyn. In the meantime he's gotten up the courage, and an internet following, that he hopes will help propel him to his dream job: reviving the Philadelphia 76er's mascot Big Shot. Morris, who lives in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia grew up loving the Philly Phanatic and St. Joe's Hawk, but he always held a special affection for the former Philadelphia 76ers' mascot Big Shot. "When I was a kid, I had hernia surgery, and Big Shot came to my house for a visit. Just picture your favorite cartoon character walking into your living room," Morris said. "I've loved him ever since." So, after the local comedian and actor …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Footlighters theater in Berwyn is looking for musicians for the Wizard of Oz Orchestra.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Help play Dorothy home as she dances down the Yellow Brick Road on her way back to Kansas in The Wizard of Oz at Footlighters Theater in Berwyn. Wizard of Oz Music Director Lori Sitzabee says it's a great chance for instrumentalists to join a Broadway show 'pit band' while having fun. The show is looking for musicians who play at the high school level and above for the following instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Cello, Bass, Violin, Percussion Clarinet, Flute, and Oboe. Rehearsals will be on: February 25 from 1-4 p.m. February 26 1:30-4 p.m. February 27,28,29 7:15-10:00 p.m. The show runs the first four weekends in March on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday Matinees. The last weekend of the run will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday …