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Close Your Legs, Honey

On today’s podcast, Hanna Parke and Shamus McCarty drop in to talk about the new musical and FringeArts offering, “Close Your Legs, Honey”. The creative team talk about origins, songs, who’s this for and lessons learned on this blitz to Fringe presentation. Stay Tuned!

She’s plucked, she’s pinched, she’s ready to go! Join Honey and her foul-mouthed Mama as they take on an army of pint-sized glamazons for Grand Supreme glory. Close Your Legs, Honey, created by Hannah Parke and Shamus Hunter McCarty, looks at how we teach and who we idolize through a high-glitz Southern beauty pageant extravaganza! Will Honey have what it takes to earn the crown and the chance to meet her idol Dolly Parton? Mama say a prayer!

Book, Music & Lyrics by Hannah Parke & Shamus Hunter McCarty

Additional Music by Matthew Mastronardi

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION: https://www.closeyourlegshoney.com

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: ​The Fringe Festival, presented by FringeArts, is a 17-day-long performing arts celebration taking over Philadelphia in September and boasting hundreds of performances by local, national and international artists. The party continues every night with FringeArts’ Late Night programming in its beautiful venue on the Delaware waterfront – which houses the La Peg restaurant and bar, as well as a spectacular outdoor beer garden. FringeArts amplifies the cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia year-round by presenting the most cutting-edge, world-class performances from all over the world, cultivating local arts innovators, and creating a fun atmosphere for artists and art lovers alike to socialize, converse, and strengthen Philadelphia’s artistic community.


The Wiz, In The X

On today’s podcast, LaNeshe Miller-White dropped by to talk about the summer offering from Theatre In The X, The Wiz. Like you’ve never seen it before and in Malcolm X Park, three weekends, bring your own chair and join the fun! Stay Tuned!



This is The Wiz like you’ve never seen it before! An homage to Hip Hop and Black cinema of the late 80s/early 90s, our iconic characters will journey through an Oz remixed with all the nuance and cultural swag of the Black experience in America.

In lieu of purchasing a ticket, please consider donating to our crowd-funding campaign: DONATE HERE


Theatre in the X was created in 2013 to provide the people of West Philadelphia and the African-American community at large the opportunity to see professional quality theater in their own neighborhood for no cost. By removing the barriers of location and price the audience is able to experience theater that they possibly would not be able to access otherwise. Theatre in the X also provides opportunities to playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, DJs, sound engineers and vendors of color.





MAMMA MIA, Here I go again!

On today’s podcast, Anne Brummell (Donna) and Laura Giknis (Sophie) stop by to talk about Walnut Street Theatre’s production of MAMMA MIA in Association with Riverside Theatre. This feel good musical with serious notes is bright and fun. What a great way to usher in the summer and many trips to the beach with ABBA hits like “Dancing Queen”, “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” and “Super Trouper”. If the songs to get you, the megamix is sure to bring you on board. Stay Tuned!









Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time, Mamma Mia! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This sensational production contains ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Super Trouper,” “Lay All Your Love On Me,” “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo” and more! Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical!






100 Years of The Italian Market in 90 Minutes

On today’s podcast, Vincent Fumo drops by to talk about The Italian Market Project, an interactive play that explores historic Italian Market in realtime. This 90-minute adventure captures 100 years of a neighborhood exploring the culture that makes this location on of the most popular city destinations. Stay Tuned!










The Italian Market Project is an interactive play for small audiences of 8-10 people that is set in the historic Italian Market section of Philadelphia. Audience members will participate in a 90 minute adventure that takes them through the 100-year-old market, meeting the neighbors and learning about this diverse neighborhood. While participating in this site specific performance, the audience will be guided through the market, learning about its past present and future while experiencing its sights and tastes.





11th Hour’s World Premiere – BIG RED SUN

On today’s podcast, Michael Philip O’Brien stops by to talk about 11th Hour’s production of BIG RED SUN. Originally part of the Next Step Concert Series in the 2015-2016 season, BIG RED SUN is a world premiere in collaboration with writers John Jiler and Georgia Stitt. Stay Tuned!







Come get swept away by a thrilling and beautiful score that weaves from Klezmer, to jazz and then on to rock and roll. This exciting, new musical follows a young man named Harry Daimler on his search for the father he never knew, a Jewish-American musician who died in France during World War II. As Harry uncovers the truth about his father, he begins to realize that in order to know who he truly is, he must first understand where he comes from.


Michael is a native Philadelphian and after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001, decided to return home and start 11th Hour. As a performer, Michael has worked at numerous theatres throughout the Philadelphia region and around the country including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Milwaukee Rep, TUTS, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre,The Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Montgomery Theater and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Michael is a two-time Barrymore Award winner and is a five-time Barrymore nominee. Under his leadership, 11th Hour productions have fifteen Barrymore Awards and garnered 55 Barrymore Award nominations.


For more information, visit http://11thhourtheatrecompany.org.


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