SALT Performing Arts presents ‘Titanic The Musical,’ April 13-29

PHOTO BY MIKE STYER PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTO BY MIKE STYER PHOTOGRAPHY

SALT Performing Arts presents the Tony Award winning drama, Titanic the Musical, April 13-29. The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world — called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship — should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it. Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical examines the lives of the passengers aboard the doomed luxury liner Titanic — those in first class, middle class and steerage — in the nights leading up the ship’s fatal encounter with an iceberg at sea.

“When most people think of Titanic as a production, they think of the movie. Our show is actually more like a documentary-turned-musical,” explains Lauren McComas, SALT President and Artistic Director. “Spanning all classes, Titanic captures the actual stories from the whole range of humanity aboard the ship: from boiler room workers to first-class attendants, from third-class ticketholders scraping together their lifesavings for the promise of the American dream, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age, including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim. And yet the biggest character of the show is Titanic herself, and the actual events and timeline that led up to her sinking.”

Titanic will be the biggest and most spectacular production produced by SALT Performing Arts. The cast consists of 40 talented performers aging from 6 to 70 and a full live orchestra. Veterans and several talented SALT newbies make up this cast from Chester and the surrounding counties.

Directed by Elizabeth Hennessey, Titanic runs approximately 2.5 hours with an intermission. Concessions are available for purchase in the lobby from Cookies by Design before the show and during intermission. Reserved seating is offered. Adults are $25 and Children ages 12 and under are $17. Handicap seating is also available. Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.saltpa.com/titanic-the-musical/. Please note: all ticket sales are final.

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Production Staff: Elizabeth Hennessey, director; David DiMarino, music director; Mike Toolan, assistant music director; Lauren McComas, producer and assistant director; Chelsea Barnett, stage manager; Kathy deVries, costume designer; Rob Merow, set and lighting designer.

Show dates: April 13 at 7 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 19 at 7 p.m.; April 20 at 7 p.m.; April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 22 at 2 p.m.; April 26 at 7 p.m.; April 27 at 7 p.m.; April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 29 at 2 p.m.

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, summer/year long theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at info@saltpa.com.

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information or to request interviews, contact Judy Elliott (jgelliott@saltpa.com) or visit our website (saltpa.com).