|Alex Keiper & Michael Doherty|
The Arden Theatre, located at 40 N. 2nd Street in Olde City is presenting the premiere of Touchtones, a collaboration by Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio. This edgy musical will appear on the Arcadia stage through December 3, 2017. When the promise of chastity made as 17 year old teens wears a little thin, two people in a five-year relationship find different ways to cope. The first act of Touchtones serves as a setup for Act 2. While there are some clever musical numbers in the first act and the audience is introduced to all of the characters and the rotating sets, there is neither enough humor nor drama. Act 2 is musically incredible. Alex Kieper (Christine, Kathy, Dalila) performs some strong solos and the ensemble has some challenging refrains. Additionally Act 2 is knock-your-socks-off funny. In a room where the reality of chastity and the fantasy of role play meet, Michael Doherty (Justin, Zane) is the perfect straight man. Come see Touchtones and let April Ortiz, Darick Pead, Joilet F. Harris, Kevin R. Free and Jessa Conda give you a hysterical sneak peek at the fantasy behind phone sex. For more information or tickets, call 215-922-1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org.