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Philadelphia Drag Icon Martha Graham Cracker returns to @KimmelCenter SEI Innovation Studio with “Lashed but not Leashed” from 3/14 – 3/16. More info @ kimmelcenter.org
PHILADELPHIA DRAG ICON AND KIMMEL CENTER THEATER RESIDENCY ALUM MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER RETURNS TO THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS BY POPULAR DEMAND WITH HER ORIGINAL SHOW LASHED BUT NOT LEASHED, MARCH 14 – 16, 2019
“A true Philly gem.” – Philadelphia Magazine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, January 31, 2019) – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back Martha Graham Cracker, Philly favorite and former Theater Resident, to its SEI Innovation Studio from Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Saturday, March 16, 2019 for an encore performance of Lashed but not Leashed. In this hilarious production, Martha Graham Cracker throws her all into a musical fever-dream as she belts out a bevy of original songs.
“We are proud to bring this performance back to where it all began during our Theater Residency,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Martha Graham Cracker’s stage presence is electrifying – audiences are in for a treat, not only in the talent of Dito van Reigersberg, but this performance is BYOB! Invite a few friends and spend the evening with us in our intimate black-box studio.”
Long-time fans and newcomers alike will be delighted by the unstoppable energy and raw talent that have become the hallmark of Martha Graham Cracker’s performances. In addition to the incomparable Dito van Reigersberg as Martha Graham Cracker, Lashed but not Leashed will highlight collaborating song crafters and performers Vince Federici, Eliza Hardy Jones, and David Sweeny, with Andrew Nelson on bass. The show is directed by Joanna Settle with costume design by Max Brown.
Lashed But Not Leashed had its World Premiere at the Kimmel Center on March 16, 2017. This show was commissioned and developed through the Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency Program, a partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The Theater Residency Program is generously supported by Linda and David Glickstein.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Celtic Woman: Ancient Land (April 4, 2019, Academy of Music), PHILADANCO: Dance Philly Style (April 12-14, 2019, Perelman Theater), DIVA Jazz Orchestra (April 27, 2019, Perelman Theater), Polly Mope (May 9-11, 2019, SEI Innovation Studio), The Illusionists – Live From Broadway (May 10-11, 2019, Merriam Theater), and Rennie Harris: Funkedified (June 7-8, 2019, Merriam Theater).
Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed but not Leashed
SEI Innovation Studio inside the Kimmel Center
March 14, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
March 15, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
March 16, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $30.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
These are designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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