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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

 

Venue

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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handicapped accessibility

 

Story and Book by Peter Stone ǀ Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. 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 is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.

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?

Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. 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 revealedv—vall 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.

It is not an exaggeration to state that the 19th Century, with its social stricture, its extravagant codes of honor and sacrifice, and its unswerving belief that God favored the rich, ended that night.

The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship — of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure — but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.

Description by Peter Stone

TITANIC is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, INC.

Directed by James McCrane

Music Direction by Susan den Outer

Vocal Direction by Heather Brewer

Produced by Nancy Pickering

Choreography by Matt Snyder

Performances

April 20 to 26 (except Monday, April 24)

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase Single Tickets Beginning February 26

$22 Rear Reserved*
$25 Front Reserved*

Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee
*Save $2 per ticket for groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

  1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with a credit card (service fee applies).
  2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

For information, call 215-860-7058 or e-mail tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Amelia ArrigoKate McGowen/3rd Class Passenger
Matthew BallowBellboy
Rhett CommodaroFrederick Barrett/1st and 3rd Class Passengers
Tim CostelloHarold Bride/Joseph Bell/Bandmaster/1st and 3rd Class Passengers
Diana FegleyEnsemble/Darlene
Scott FegleyHenry Etches/Herbert Pitman
Matt RobertsonJim Farrell/Stoker/1st Class Passenger
George HartpenceCaptain Edward J. Smith
Mark LiebermanWilliam Murdoch
Shelley LiebermanEnsemble/Stewardess
Dori McCraneIda Straus/3rd Class Passenger
Joe McKernanThomas Andrews, Jr.
Greg KopcoEdward Beane/Joseph Boxhall/3rd Class Passenger
Jeff PilchmanIsador Straus/Robert Hitchens/3rd Class Passenger
Jennifer PilchmanCaroline Neville/Stewardess/1st Class Passenger
Matthew SnyderFrederick Fleet/Frank Carlson/Stoker/1st and 3rd Class Passengers
Bill SismourCharles Clarke/1st Class Passenger
Emily SolomonKate Murphy/Stewardess/1st Class Passenger
Joseph StocketteEnsemble/1st Class Passenger
Natalie TaptykoffKate Mullins/Stewardess/1st Class Passenger
Nicholas PechtBruce Ismay
Danielle ZiembaAlice Beane/3rd Class Passenger
Rick SpeerCharlies Lightoller/3rd Class Passenger
Kevin BallCarlson