See NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg and the 1940s musical revue ‘In the Mood’
NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg brings ‘Leaving a Mark’ to Playhouse
Ophira Eisenberg (host of NPR’s Ask Me Another) returns to Bucks County Playhouse for a one-night only performance on April 6 at 8 p.m. Leaving a Mark will also feature cameo performances from acclaimed storytellers Mike Albo and Michaela Murphy.
Eisenberg, a storyteller, comedian and frequent performer at The Moth, leads the audience through this imaginative and funny examination about the marks and scars life experiences can leave behind, especially the ones that make us who we are. Leaving a Mark explores themes of identity, and the journey between broken and whole.
“We are thrilled to bring Ophira to the Playhouse and excited to include her remarkable show as a part of our Visiting Artists series,” said Michaela Murphy, director of education. “I have had the great pleasure of performing with Ophira for the past 15 years in a variety of storytelling shows including The Moth, The Liar Show, and RISK! She is not only a favorite storyteller among storytellers, her easy rapport as a popular host has made her a standout for both audiences and guests on her show.”
Tickets are $30 and are available at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or 215–862–2121. Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.
‘In the Mood’ is coming to the Playhouse
Hal Linden, one of TV’s iconic personalities, will join the internationally-acclaimed attraction In the Mood when its 25th Silver Celebration Tour hits Bucks County Playhouse from April 23–27. In the Mood is being presented as part of BCP’s Visiting Artists Series.
Linden is an actor/singer/musician who has earned three Emmys and a Tony for his lead role in the Rothschilds. As a star on television, Linden created the iconic role of Barney Miller that was a staple on TV for eight years, and is still seen in reruns.
As part of In the Mood, Linden will recall his early days with big bands and will join In the Mood Singers & Dancers and the String of Pearls Orchestra. The program will feature treasures such as “Swingin’ on a Star,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
For more than two hours, this big, retro event will hold audiences enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the ’30s and ’40s, choreographed dance routines, and shear American pizzazz. The show pays tribute to all veterans — from World War II to today’s men and women in uniform.
In the Mood will play the following schedule: Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m.; Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $65. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For full details, visit BucksCountyPlayhouse.org, call 215–862–2121 or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.