By Carey Purcell
03 Jan 2014
The season, which marks Walnut Street's 206th anniversary and its 32nd season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company, will include a Tony Award-winning musical, a classic comedy and a murder mystery.
The season-at-a-glance follows:
9 to 5: The Musical
Sept. 2–Oct. 19
Opening night: Sept. 10, 7 PM
"Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do, even in a man's world! Set in the late 1970s, 9 to 5: The Musical is a story of friendship and getting ahead in the Rolodex era."
Nov. 4–Jan. 4, 2015
Opening night: Nov. 12, 7 PM
"Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abounds as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters."
Noël Coward's Private Lives
Jan. 13–March 1
Opening night: Jan. 21, 7 PM
"Glamorous, rich and reckless, Elyot and Amanda have been divorced from each other for five years. Now both are honeymooning with their new spouses in the South of France. When by chance they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their romantic feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. Without a care for scandal, new partners or memories of what drove them apart in the first place, they hurl themselves headlong into love and lust."
Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
March 10–April 26
Opening night: March 18, 7 PM
"And Then There Were None tells the story of ten strangers who are lured by a mysterious host for a relaxing weekend at a remote island resort. Once the guests have arrived there is a suspicious death. The guests are trapped. The host accuses each person, via a recording, of having escaped justice for a past murder. Unable to leave the island, the guests begin to share their darkest secrets…until they begin to fall, one by one! The ever dwindling party rushes to unmask the hidden killer in their midst. Who is the murderer? Who is next?"
May 12–July 12
Opening night: May 20, 7 PM
"Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis features an original score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan that evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations and the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period."
For tickets and more information, call (215) 574-3550, ext. 6 or visit WalnutStreetTheatre.org.