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120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940
Story and Book by Peter Stone ǀ Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Newtown Arts Company presents TITANIC, the moving musical play depicting the quintessential disaster of the 20th century, April 20 to 26 at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 18940.
As described by Peter Stone, in the early hours of April 15, 192, a total of 1,517 souls — men, women and children — lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world — called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship — should have been lost during its maiden voyage was unimaginable.
But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night’s events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of “progress” had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?
And the accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship’s classes was revealed—all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned — there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values.
The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama.
Directed by James McCrane and produced by Nancy Pickering with musical direction by Susan den Outer and vocal direction by Heather Brewer, the cast features George Hartpence (Captain E.J. Smith), Joe McKernan (Thomas Andrews, ship designer), Nicholas Pecht (Bruce Ismay, White Star Liner owner), Amelia Arrigo (Kate McGowen) and Scott Fegley (Henry Etches).
Performances: April 20, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; April 21 and 22 at 8:00 p.m.; and April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 for Front Reserved, $22 for Rear Reserved; $37 for Row I with extra legroom; $2 discount for groups of 10+.
Tickets can be purchasedor by calling 1-800-838-3006 (service charge applies). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-860-7058.
TITANIC is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, INC.
Newtown Arts Company is pleased to announce its exciting 34th season. Single tickets are now on sale, but you can still purchase an economical Season Subscription through April 26.
Newtown Arts Company will be producing five exciting main stage shows, including three blockbuster musicals, a comedy with a local flavor and a groundbreaking play. In addition, subscribers receive tickets for a special family-friendly event in March, Classics for Kids.
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Newtown Arts Company will once again offer Stars of Tomorrow, a week-long summer theater program for kids 6 to 14 at Newtown Theatre July 17 to 21. Participants will learn acting, movement and music techniques, as well as stagecrafts including costuming, makeup and hair design, set design and safe stage combat. The week culminates in a free performance on the historic Newtown Theatre stage.
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