Upper Darby Summer Stage – Sharing the Magic of Live Performance for 34 Years!

Celebrating its 34th season, Upper Darby Summer Stage is one of the most successful youth theater programs in the country having earned state and national recognition as a model youth theater program. The mission of Upper Darby Summer Stage is to encourage young people to develop the magic of their talents, personality and energy and to share that magic with our audiences through outstanding theatrical performances for the entire family.

In 6 short weeks, over 700 young people and a staff of over 80 professionals present 6 Children’s Theater shows and a Broadway-caliber Mainstage Musical production. Over 30,000 ticket-holders walk through our doors each summer!

Here is the season line-up or go to: http://www.udpac.org/ for more details!

Honk, Jr

The contemporary musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, transformed into a sophisticated comedy, full of bright, original, and snappy musical theater. The tuneful romp features bright wordplay and hilarious insights into parenting.

July 15 at 10:30 am

July 16 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm (Limited seating for evening show)

July 17 at 10:30 am

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr

Based on Disney’s Academy Award winning animated film, featuring dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture that fill the stage in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another.

July 22 at 10:30 am

July 23 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm (Evening show: SOLD OUT)

July 24 at 10:30 am

Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues Live!

Join Steve and Blue on an interactive musical adventure based on the popular Nickelodeon television series. With your help, Blue and Steve set off on a journey in search of the most spectacular place of all. This quest takes them through Storybook Forest and then off to outer space! Families will experience the wonders of theater through truly unique, interactive production!

July 29 at 10:30 am

July 30 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm

July 31 at 10:30 am


A Broadway Caliber Production the Entire Family Can Enjoy!

Thoroughly Modern Millie
The Tony-Award winning musical based on the 1967 film. Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take to delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China.

July 31, August 1, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm

Matinee August 8 at 1:30 pm

Once on This Island, Jr.

Once On This Island Junior is a Caribbean adaptation of the popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" featuring a poignant story and catchy, Caribbean flavored score.

August 5 at 10:30 am

August 6 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm

August 7 at 10:30 am

Disney High School Musical 2, On Stage!

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage! It’s the last day of junior year, and the East High gang can’t wait to get the summer started

.August 12 at 10:30 am

August 13 at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm

August 14 at 10:30 am

All performances take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Upper Darby High School. 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA, 19026.

610.622.1189 for tickets.


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