West Chester Area School District presents
Sensational Strings

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:00pm

Join the West Chester Area School District for their 3rd annual WCASD Sensational Strings Concert.  The concert will feature the award winning WCASD string ensembles, the WCASD Select Strings under the direction of Mrs. Katrina Kelly and the WCASD Senior Strings under the direction of Mr. Charles dePasquale.  The program will include selections from various musical genres including classical, jazz, opera, rock, and pop.  We hope to see you there!

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Dueling Pianos

Show Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Tickets $17 advance $20 door

Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, May 23
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, Aug 22
Thursday, Sept 26
Thursday, Oct 24
Thursday, Nov 14
Thursday, Dec 12

Dueling Pianos at Uptown! features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists every month. Audience driven, it's never the same show twice!

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Jazz Cocktail Hour

Terell Stafford with Rhenda Fearrington

Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30pm

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York City, is hailed as “one of the great players of our time" by jazz legend McCoy Tyner.

GRAMMY Award winning Stafford is recognized as incredibly gifted and versatile, combining a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to weave rich trumpet traditions with his own artistic interpretations.

Rhenda Fearrington is a fan favorite at Uptown! with her warm, authentic presentation of Jazz Standards and soulful originals. A former back-up singer for Roberta Flack and Mtume, she has performed at all the notable Philly venues. She also writes independent blogs/reviews about the Philadelphia Jazz scene.

Click here for more about The Jazz CocktailHour hosted by Sara Michaels.

Menu provided by Delightful Desserts. Orders must be received by  April 20, 2019 

Tropical Popcorn Mix $6.99

Golden Rice Salad $8.50

Roast Beef-Roasted Garlic Aioli- Caramelized Onions- Lettuce- Tomato $10.95

Lemon Lavender Rice Pudding $6.50

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Better Than Bacon:
Improv Comedy

Friday, May 3, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, July 19, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30pm

Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by YOUR suggestions and interactions. Every word and every action is completely made up on-the-spot...it is never the same show twice!

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Magic Bus

Tribute to The Who

Saturday, July 13 7:30 pm
Running Time: 120 mins

THE WHO, one of rock’s most iconic bands, made the charts in 1964 with the hit ‘Can’t Explain.’ Still performing 50 years later it’s hard not to hear their music on the radio, in commercials or television theme songs.

MAGIC BUS captures the sound and feel of The Who. They will take you on a tour of The Who
covering songs from ‘My Generation’ to ‘Who Are You.’ They’ll perform select songs from the
rock opera ‘Tommy’ and ‘Quadrophenia.’ Don’t miss out on this incredible night!

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WC Studio at Uptown! presents Dear Edwina JR.

Friday, May 10, 2019 7:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:00pm

Elementary/ Middle School Spring Show

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Directed by Christine Petrini
Musical Director: Dawn Beck
Choreographer: Catherine Ogden

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly “Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

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Uptown!s Annual Mother's Day

Jazz Brunch

Uptown! Divas & The Terry Klinefelter Trio

Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Whether it’s a girls day out or Mothers joined by their loved ones, Uptown!’s Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch will be deliciously entertaining! Join us in the Univest room for a menu that will satisfy all. Enjoy listening to WCU’s jazz pianist, Terry Klinefelter and her trio for the first half our program. The second half of our program presents “The Uptown! Divas”, three top Jazz vocalists, including Rhenda Fearrington, Sharon Sable, and your host Sara Michaels, presenting “Inspirational Songs of Woman and Mothers”.

Coctails & Brunch includes

Garden Frittata
Apple Smoked Bacon
Brioche French Toast
Fresh Fruit
Farro Salad with Root Vegetables
Baked Goods Tray
Mimosa or Bloody Mary

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WC Studio at Uptown! presents

All Shook Up

Friday, May 17, 2019 7:00pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:00pm

Middle/ High School Spring Show

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley
Book by Joe Dipietro
Directed by Therese Walden-Murphy
Musical Director: Scott Anthony
Choreographer: Heather Grayberg

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

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Chosen Dance presents
MAKE. IT. FUNKY.

Friday, May 24, 2019 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2019 7:30pm

A unique collection of theatrical works inspired by the life & times of Clyde Evans Jr. expressed through the art of Hip Hop dance.

Featuring a variety of dance styles coupled with an excerpt from Evans' original play, From Tha Hip.

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Countdown to Ecstasy

A Tribute to Steely Dan
Running Time: approx. 120 mins.

Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30pm

Named for Steely Dan's 1973 sophomore album, Countdown to Ecstasy has dedicated themselves to this music and to their audience of hipsters, old-heads and youthful seekers of truth.

We bring you nostalgia, enlightenment, and an evening of pure joy.

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First Ladies of Rock & Soul

The Girl Group Experience

Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:30pm
Duration: 2.5 hrs

The FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL, Lou Ballezzi Producer, is an assembly of seasoned singers and musicians in tribute to the songs of the “Girl Group” era. This time period created one of pop music’s most enduring and enjoyable trends. These timeless songs have captivated audiences for generations through radio, TV, movies and theater.
Highest detail has been made to re-create a “Note-for-Note” presentation of these treasured recordings. There is no prerecorded or taped music – all music and vocals are performed live. The FIRST LADIES OF ROCK AND SOUL will take you back to an era of simple fun and musical joy.

Come dance, reminisce and have some good old-fashioned fun while you experience the re-creation of these timeless “gems”!

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Let Freedom Sing

Featuring The Mainliners Men's A Cappella Chorus & Victory Belles

Sunday, June 9, 2019 2PM
Running Time: 2 hrs

The championship Mainliners chorus has been entertaining fans with great a cappella music for more than 55 years. In "Let Freedom Sing", they pay a stirring tribute to the valiant men and woman of the USO, and the vital role they've played in lifting the spirits of our armed forces. Joining them in this tribute will be the "The Victory Belles," adding their eye popping, ear-pleasing artistry to this feel-good extravaganza that promises to rock the Uptown.

The Victory Belles are a delightful vocal trio performing the music of the 1940s, serenading audiences at The National WWII Museum and across the globe. The music of the 1940s brought hope and joy to our GIs and those on the Home Front alike—and the Victory Belles keep that tradition alive in rich, three-part harmony. Their repertoire includes all the treasured gems of the WWII era plus patriotic classics including a musical salute to each branch of the US armed forces. 

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The Music of Billy Joel 
featuring John Grecia

Friday, June 14, 2019 7:30pm

Do not miss out on this celebration of the world’s BEST piano man - Billy Joel! You’ll hear your favorite hits, from “Piano Man” to “Movin’ Out” to “My Life” - it’s going to be a night full of sing-a-long fun!

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Opera tutti! presents:

The Old Maid and the Thief

Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:00pm
Running Time: Approx. 90 mins

Opera tutti! is proud to present The Old Maid and the Thief, one of the first operas composed specifically for radio broadcast by Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Commissioned by NBC in 1939, The Old Maid and the Thief has become a comic opera classic. Opera tutti! will be adapting the radio play to Uptown’s Main Stage.

A mysterious, attractive stranger named Bob appears in a small New England town, taking up residence with a formidable spinster, Miss Todd, and her young maid Laetitia. Their strategies to keep Bob from leaving them become increasingly outrageous, as do suspicions about his reasons for visiting their upright community.

Featured will be Emily Bullock as Miss Todd, Catherine Friedman as Laetitia, Heidi Starr as Miss Pinkerton, Matthew Maisano as Bob, Brydon Lidle IV as our Foley artist (sound effects guy). Narrator is TBA! Pianist Tim Crawford will lead our ensemble!

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Doo Wop Explosion 4

Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:00pm
Running Time: 3 hrs

Concert of Doo Wop A cappella Singing featuring four of the area's top Vocal Groups; Joel Katz & the Dynamics, Quiet Storm, Nostalgia 5 and Re-MemberThen.

Another Classic Urban Harmony production.

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International Brotherhood of Magicians - Ring 6

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:00pm
Running Time: approx. 2 hours 

A Family Friendly Magic Show featuring award winning magic acts by “The Core” group of the International Brotherhood of Magicians – Ring 6. This program will showcase a variety of specialty areas within the magical arts.

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Swinging Through the Ages

Presented by The Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Saturday, June 29, 2019 7:30pm

Join the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Big Band celebrating the best of the Swing era with all-time favorites from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Bobby Darin, plus hits from Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire and more!

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Better Than Bacon
Gives Back Benefit

Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:30pm 
Main Stage Event

For the 3rd year in a row, Better Than Bacon Improv is proud to team up with Uptown! and Act in Faith for our post-Thanksgiving Bacon Gives Back fundraising show! Shake off the tryptophan coma and share some laughs for a good cause!

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