Beyond My Backyard
By Judy Cohen
The Walnut Street Theatre,Philadelphia’s oldest theatre, is excited to announce its return to the live stage for its 213th season in September. The season starts with music of the 60’s in BEEHIVE, the 60’s Musical. This musical has over two dozen timeless hits including “It’s My Party,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” and “Where the Boys Are.” The show runs from September 28 – October 31, 2021. ‘
Next the Walnut is going “Under the Sea” with the Philadelphia premiere of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale and the classic film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a beautiful story of Ariel who challenges her father’s authority and dreams of finding her own way above the sea. With irresistible songs like “Kiss the Girl,” Disney’s The Little Mermaid may be one of the most spectacular productions ever staged at the Walnut. It will be presented from November 16, 2021 – January 2, 2022.
little later in January audiences will be delighted with NOEL COWARD’S BLITHE SPIRIT. To gather background
for his new book, novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife,
Ruth, invite a medium to perform a séance. The ghost of his first wife accidently materializes but only to Charles. She is still in love with him and doesn’t want a little thing like death to stand in her way. From the hysterical mind of Noel Coward comes Blithe Spirit where ”’Til Death Do Us Part ”no longer applies. This mayhem can be seen on the Walnut stage January 11- February 13, 2022
Walnut Street Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of a play based on a classic Sherlock Holmes tale, THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND . After her twin sister’s unusual death and afraid that she will be next, she enlists the aid of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Six talented actors , playing over 30 characters, unravel the mystery. This quick-change adventure can be seen on the stage from February 22, 2022 – March 27, 2022.
The final show of the season is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people in love who believed in their talent, music and each other to become an international sensation. ON YOUR FEET is a Broadway musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan and is one of the most inspiring stories in music history. It will appear on the Walnut main stage April 12 - May 29, 2022.
Subscriptions are available now for as little as $25 per show,- up to 70% savings off regular ticket prices. For more information or tickets, call 215-574 3550 ext. 6 or visit online at www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org.