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Welcome to the Arden Theatre Company blog, where we share behind-the-scenes stories and current happenings with you. You will hear from the Arden staff as well as actors and other visiting artists, and we hope to hear from you, too. If you have an idea for a topic, please post a comment about it. We can't wait to hear what you think!

By Angela DuRoss, Development Director

On Wednesday, May 30th, we opened our final show of the season, Tulipomania: The Musical.  Arden board member Lynn Haskin and her husband Don hosted a Sylvan Society cocktail party before the show at their home in the Moravian.  Guests then headed over to the theatre for the 7pm curtain.  President and CEO of Fox Chase Bank, Tom Petro, joined Terry Nolen and Amy Murphy for a few remarks prior to the show.  Tulipomania: The Musical is the fifth show for which Fox Chase Bank has served as the Production Sponsor.  The show opened to a full and enthusiastic house.  Afterwards, guests enjoyed the company of the cast and Arden friends for a post-show reception with tasty bites from 12th Street Catering and libations courtesy of Hatboro Beverage.

Here are some photos from the evening!

 

This morning CBS Philly’s Lindsey Lewis named the Top Upcoming Local Philadelphia Actors to look for this season. Among them were Arden Theatre Company alum Steve Pacek, Alex Keiper and Krista Apple!

Steve Pacek as Reverend Jim with Julia Gibson in our 2012 Production of "Clybourne Park".

Steve Pacek has been seen in many wonderful Arden productions such as James Joyce’s The Dead, Pacific Overtures, Franklin’s Apprentice, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (Barrymore nomination), The Borrowers, and most recently Clybourne Park. We are so excited to have him back in the spring where he will be playing multiple roles in our next Children’s Theatre production of Robin Hood.

Alex Keiper as the Cannibal Princess in the 2011 Children's Theatre Production of "Flea and the Professor".

Alex Keiper was last seen on our stage  in the 2011 Children’s Theatre production of The Flea and the Professor. Her feisty portrayal of the Cannibal Princess earned her a Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical. She will back this May for Arden’s upcoming new musical Tulipomania with Jeffrey Coon, Ben Dibble, and Joliet F. Harris. Alex is also a member of the Arden Theatre Drama School Faculty, and she will be teaching our Acting and Musical Theatre classes on Saturdays now until May 15!

Krista Apple as Lady Montague with Frank X as Lord Montague in our 2010 Production of "Romeo and Juliet

Krista Apple first made her Arden debut in the 2008 production of Our Town In Old City. She was later in seen as Lady Montague/Balthasar in our recent production of Romeo and Juliet. When she is not busy acting, Krista is a writer for both American Theatre magazine and The Phiadelphia Theatre Initiative. Krista is also a fantastic teaching artist and will be teaching our Arden Drama School Teens this spring for an One Day Acting Worksop.

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