Performances

Hairspray

Hairspray

November 18th, 2018

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

You can’t stop the beat in this big, bold, beloved story of one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this family-friendly show is filled with exuberant dancing and infectious music. Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray follows the triumphant transformation of a teenager from social outcast to TV star who fights for everyone’s rights. Ages 9 and up.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

November 18th, 2018

November 13 – December 16, 2018, By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Directed by Kimberly Senior. A contemporary hit based on a classic. Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork written by the most produced playwright in America in 2017, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

The All Night Strut!

The All Night Strut!

November 18th, 2018

November 9 – January 13, 2019, Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas, Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser, Additional Orchestrations by Corey Allen, Directed by JC Clementz. An energy filled musical revue! Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, The All Night Strut! takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s from some of the greats including Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser and the Gershwins. From the funky jive of Harlem, to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, it’s filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards such as “Minnie The Moocher,” “In The Mood,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “White Cliffs of Dover.”

Thanksgiving Concert

Thanksgiving Concert

November 18th, 2018

Present Music’s annual Thanksgiving concert melds tradition with the best of what’s new and inspiring for a celebration of community, family, and gratitude. Submerse yourself in the sound of nearly one hundred voices echoing throughout the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Be present for the world premiere of Kamran Ince’s Meditation and Gratitude, written for the Hearing Voices vocal ensemble and Present Music. Relive the musical tradition of the Bucks Native American Singing and Drumming Group, join hands in the Friendship Dance, and continue your journey with Present Music.

This performance is not recommended for children under the age of 10.

Join us for a FREE Pre-Concert Talk before the concert with composer-in-residence, Kamran Ince, in the Cathedral Atrium at 4:00pm.

TICKETS:

Single tickets are available for $25 (General Admission Tickets) and a very limited number of $55 (VIP Tickets at the front of the cathedral) are on sale now. Student tickets are $10 with a valid student ID.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone and online, as well as at-the-door the day of the concert. Online ticket sales end 24 hours prior to each concert.

To learn more and purchase tickets, go to presentmusic.org or call 414-271-0711.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

November 18th, 2018

November 13 – December 16, 2018, By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Directed by Kimberly Senior. A contemporary hit based on a classic. Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork written by the most produced playwright in America in 2017, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

The All Night Strut!

The All Night Strut!

November 18th, 2018

November 9 – January 13, 2019, Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas, Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser, Additional Orchestrations by Corey Allen, Directed by JC Clementz. An energy filled musical revue! Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, The All Night Strut! takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s from some of the greats including Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser and the Gershwins. From the funky jive of Harlem, to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, it’s filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards such as “Minnie The Moocher,” “In The Mood,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “White Cliffs of Dover.”

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