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Philly Rocks the Dance Floor

July 21, 2014
World Café Live

11th Hour is throwing a summer dance party and you’re invited! Come dance the night away as some of Philly’s best performers and musicians perform the greatest dance songs of the last 40 years. Not up for getting down? Kick back with great food or a drink and enjoy the party at your own pace! Either way, you don’t want to miss Philly Rocks the Dance Floor!


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Field Hockey Hot – World Premiere

music, lyrics, and book by Michael Ogborn
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien
March 5-22, 2015
Playing on the Mainstage at The Adrienne

11th Hour is thrilled to present Michael Ogborn’s smart and entertaining new satire about a high school girls’ field hockey team, their ambitious coach and America’s favorite pastime…winning! When Applebee Academy’s star goalie is injured two weeks before the championship, Coach Shipley Barnes will stop at nothing to win the North American title. You won’t want to miss this hilarious and zany comedy featuring a pop score inspired by iconic musicians of the 1980’s, and a world where field hockey rules all!


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!

The Life

music by Cy Coleman
lyrics by Ira Gasman
book by David Newman, Ira Gasman and Cy Coleman
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien

October 4-5, 2014
Playing on the Mainstage at The Adrienne

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, The Life depicts the pulsating and tough life on the Times Square streets in the 1980s, before the days of Rudy Guliani and Disney. Featuring an amazing score by musical theatre legend Cy Coleman, this powerful and exhilarating musical is sure to start our 2014–2015 Next Step Concert Series off with a bang!

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Dogfight

music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
book by Peter Duchan
directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien
November 22-23, 2014
Playing on the Mainstage at The Adrienne

Based River Phoenix’s last film, this new musical tells the story of three young Marines on the eve of their deployment to Vietnam as they set out for a final wild boys’ night. Their mission is to win the “Dogfight” – a cruel game to bring the ugliest girl to the party. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace enlists Rose, a self conscious but optimistic waitress, she rewrites the rules and teaches him the power of compassion.

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A New Brain

music and lyrics by William Finn
book by William Finn and James Lapine
directed by Matthew Decker
March 28-29, 2015
Playing in the Skybox at The Adrienne

Inspired by composer William Finn’s own experience, A New Brain is about staring down an uncertain future and choosing to make the most out of life. When a neurotic, frustrated composer is confronted with a sudden terminal illness, he begins to search for the song that he will be remembered by. His search leads him on an emotional journey filled with singing nurses, nervous friends, and an overbearing mother. As these forces collide, he finds his voice in the most unlikely place…the love that is all around him.

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Dani Girl

music by Michael Kooman
book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond
directed by Kate Galvin
May 16-17, 2015
Playing on the Mainstage at The Adrienne

When Dani, a precocious nine year old, loses her hair to leukemia, she embarks on a magical quest to get it back. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl is about hope in the face of despair, friendship forged through adversity and the extraordinary power of the human imagination.