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Individual Show Tickets to Walnut Street Theatre’s 2018-19 Season Go On Sale August 12th!

August 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Individual show tickets for the Walnut Street Theatre’s 2018-19 Season will go on sale to the public online on August 12. Patrons will be able to purchase tickets to any of the Walnut’s Mainstage shows – Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN, Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Ken Ludwig’s A COMEDY OF TENORS, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, and LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. The Box Office will open on Monday, August 13 for in-person ticket sales.  

President and Producing Artistic Director Bernard Havard is thrilled to bring  the 2018-19 Mainstage season to the stage noting, “I’m looking forward to sharing these Broadway hits, award-winning plays, and hilarious comedies. I’m so thrilled about our 210th Anniversary Season, which is one of the most exciting seasons we’ve ever had. We’ll showcase Philadelphia’s sensational artistic talent, both on stage and behind the scenes, in Tony Award-winning plays and musicals. Our productions are created right here in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. They are incredible professional productions that can only be seen in Philadelphia at America’s oldest theatre.”


The Walnut opens its 210th season with Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN, Broadway’s tribute to “America’s Songwriter.” Broadway veteran Jim leaves the bright lights of show business for the quiet of a country farm. But life just isn’t the same without song and dance, so Jim turns his farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But can Jim also work the same magic on his love life? Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn features a parade of hit Berlin standards, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "White Christmas," "Steppin’ Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "Cheek to Cheek," and many more, along with laugh-out-loud comedy and thrilling dance numbers, all wrapped in a heartwarming story.  (September 4 – October 21, 2018)

Next, the holiday season becomes even more magical with a clever retelling of a beloved novel. Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the odds, you can do anything you put your mind to—and change your destiny. Packed with high-energy dance and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by this captivating musical. Celebrate the holiday season with this stupendously fun winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical! (November 6, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

Next up, audiences should brace themselves for comic chaos and unbridled laughter with Ken Ludwig’s A COMEDY OF TENORS. One hotel suite, two wives, three girlfriends, four tenors, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and just hours away from "The Concert of the Century!" But love affairs, bedroom hijinks, mistaken identities, and opening-night chaos have producer Henry Saunders desperate to try just about anything for the show to go on. From comic genius Ken Ludwig, and starring Walnut favorite Frank Ferrante, get ready for Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, an uproarious comedy filled with slamming doors, unbridled passion, and madcap hilarity on an operatic scale! (January 15 – March 3, 2019)

The season will continue with the Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Best Play, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. Fifteen-year-old Christopher is on a mission. After the untimely death of his neighbor’s dog, the brilliant but unique boy is compelled to investigate the crime. See the world through Christopher’s eyes as he embarks on an extraordinary journey where he challenges assumed truths and discovers life-changing secrets. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling, heartwarming, and uplifting adventure story for every one of us. (March 12 – April 28, 2019)

Finally, practice your best “bend-and-snap” and get ready for the fabulously-fun, award-winning LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods from a pink-loving SoCal sorority girl to a Harvard law student, all on her own terms. In this new production of the Broadway musical, our blonde heroine tackles all obstacles, and educates us all on staying true to our dreams through rousing songs and dynamic show-stopping dance numbers. This feel-good musical comedy will be the most fashionable ticket in town and is so much fun, it should be illegal! (May 14 – July 14, 2019)


Tickets for the 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 Season and the WST for Kids Season will also go on sale on August 12th.

The 2018-19 Independence Studio on 3 season gives guests a variety of experiences, including a personal look into the Palestinian-Israeli identity with IN BETWEEN (September 25 – October 28, 2018); a fun and wacky holiday treat in WINTER WONDERETTES (November 13 – December 30, 2018); a timely tale of gender politics in OLEANNA (January 15 – February 17, 2018); an intimate look at one of America’s favorite stars in KATE: The Unexamined Life (March 5 – April 7, 2019); and an immersive look at the real stories of those from both sides of our country’s most divisive war in CIVIL WAR VOICES (April 23 – May 26, 2019).

The 2018-19 WST for Kids Season will feature four spectacular musicals including Disney's ALADDIN JR. (September 22 - 30), R.L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS: Phantom of the Auditorium (February 2 - 10), PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL (March 29 - April 13) and FLY GUY: THE MUSICAL (May 31-  June 8). Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition, Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, also returns to the stage (December 1-23).

For information on single tickets or season subscriptions, call the Walnut at 215-574-3550 ext. 6 (10AM – 10PM) or visit our website at