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1776

May 3–19, 2019

Long before Hamilton, there was 1776! It’s a long, hot summer in Philadelphia, and the Continental Congress is an exhausted and quarrelsome assemblage, at each other’s throats over the burning question of independence from Great Britain. The nation is on the brink of revolution – if only our founding fathers can agree to sign the declaration! 

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Anyone Can Whistle

February 15–24, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

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Written by Stephen Sondheim, Anyone Can Whistle is an absurdist social satire about insanity and conformity (among a dozen other things!). This legendary cult show is a wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical which tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse and the easy-going doctor who is determined to enjoy the chaos that it brings.

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Newsies

September 21-30, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to "Seize the Day" and strike for what's right! 

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

May 4-20, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

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40 Seasons of Love

Saturday, March 10
6:00pm - 10:30pm Individual Ticket $150 Complimentary Valet, Hors D'Oeuvres, Open Bar

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Aida

February 16-25, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

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Beauty and the Beast

Nov. 17 - Dec. 10, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm

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Xanadu

Sept. 22-Oct. 1
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3pm

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE *YOU* ARE MAGIC
Slap on your roller skates, hike up your leg warmers, and prepare for the glitter explosion of Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film 

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2017-18 Season

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Carrie

July 21 - Aug. 6, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

She goes from victim to woman in charge... and then everybody dies. A morality tale set in high school. This is one prom you don’t want to miss, so get a date, a tux or gown, a corsage, and be there!

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Mary Poppins

May 5 - 21, 2017
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

You’ll be singing along to these classic tunes: A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cher-ee, Feed the Birds and Let’s Go Fly a Kite. The perfect Springtime fantasy. You can almost smell the cherry blossoms on Cherry Tree Lane!

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RISE! 2017 Annual Benefit

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The Wiz

February 10 - 19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Join arms and "Ease on Down the Road" with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion. "Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully!"

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Joseph

November 18 - December 11, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Near West universalizes this Judeo-Christian story and puts a 2016 stamp on it. Joseph like you've never seen it before!

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Urinetown

September 16 - 25, 2016
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

This hysterically irreverent sociopolitical musical satire comes to the Near West stage with an all-youth cast! A spoof on practically everything, including musicals themselves.

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2016-17 Season

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Assassins

July 15 – 31, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

On the eve of the 2016 Presidential Election, Near West's Summer Teen/Young Adult Theater presents Stephen Sondheim's examination of the American dream, the haves and the have-nots, and guns.

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Show Boat

May 6 – 22, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Our intergenerational spring blockbuster! Large, racially diverse cast, lavish sets and costumes, and a steam boat on stage!!! 

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2016 Annual Benefit: LET THE SUN SHINE

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
6:30pm - 10:30pm

Our 2016 Annual Benefit was a rousing success! Scroll below for a video & photos from the event!

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Godspell

February 12 – 21, 2016

WINTER CHILDREN’S PRODUCTION, FULL OF LOVE, SEARCHING AND SENTIMENT

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Scrooge!

Nov. 20 - Dec. 13, 2015
Thurs-Sat 7Pm, Sun 3pm

This classic story of awakening and redemption features all the songs from the film, including the Oscar nominated song "Thank You Very Much"

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The Snow Queen

September 18 – 27, 2015

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptiation of Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure, which inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen.

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