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See What I Wanna See

words and music by Michael John Lachuisa
based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
as translated by Takashi Kojima
co-conceived by Megan Nicole O’Brien and Steve Pacek
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien

April 28-May 15, 2016
Playing at the Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

For our 11th season, we are proud to present Michael John LaChiusa’s triptych of stories about lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption. How do we know who to trust or what is true? This challenging and provocative musical explores the power of the lens – that what you believe is subject to how you examine the events. Our production will be a unique collaboration between 11th Hour’s founders!


Next Step Concert Series

The Next Step Concert Series is intimate, spontaneous and inventive – everything you love about 11th Hour. New and seldom seen musicals are stripped down to their very essence…good storytelling and incredible music. This season we are bringing you four exciting pieces that challenge old notions of traditional musical theater. These shows will spark your imagination and touch your soul in new and unexpected ways!

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Big Fish

music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
book by John August
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien

June 18-20, 2016
Playing at the Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

Discover the truth at the heart of tall tales filled with colorful characters and wild adventures. This beautiful new musical has a score by “Wild Party” composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa and a book by acclaimed screenwriter John August.


Kiss Of The Spider Woman

book by Terrance McNally
music by John Kander
lyrics by Fred Ebb
based on the novel by Manuel Puig
directed by Steve Pacek

Kiss Of The Spider Woman is a thrilling musical written by Tony Award winners Terrence McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb. Through the story of two cellmates in a Latin American prison, this exciting musical illustrates how companionship, however unlikely it may be, can help you weather even the most extreme circumstances.

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Factory Girls

book, music and lyrics by Creighton Irons & Sean Mahoney
directed by Kate Galvin

In the heat of the Industrial Revolution, this exciting new rock musical tells the story of two brave young women who find their voice standing up for worker’s rights. This is the first of two works-in-progress 11th Hour is featuring in the 2015-2016 Season!

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Big Red Sun

by John Jiler and Georgia Stitt
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien

Take a journey with aspiring writer Harry Daimler as he tries to uncover the truth about his family’s past. Our developmental reading tackles this new musical with a score that weaves through klezmer to 1940’s swing to 1960’s jazz and pop.