Monday, April 21, 2014

BARNUM at Footlighters Theater

FOOTLIGHTERS THEATER PRESENTS P.T.BARNUM
April 25th - May 17th

While most Americans today are familiar with the larger than life "Barnum and Bailey Circus," many may not know of its roots in the heart and mind of one P.T. Barnum, a magnificent showman of the mid-1800’s whose success came from promoting curiosities and attractions with panache and a judicious mix of truth and creativity.  Barnum spent his life finding more and more, bigger and better persona and acts to share with his ever growing audiences.  He introduced America to Jumbo the Elephant, Jenny Lind the "Swedish Nightingale", the famous "little man" General Tom Thumb and many more.  Mark Bramble took the remarkable story of P.T. Barnum's roller coaster life of success and failure and put them to music by Cy Coleman (lyrics by Michael Stewart) and then liberally mixed in The Circus in this one-of-a kind production, unlike any musical you may have ever seen. 

BARNUM opens at Footlighters Theater on Friday, April 25th and runs four weekends through May 17th.  While the show is slated to begin at 8pm each night (2pm on Sundays), Mr. Barnum invites his audiences to arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy the pre-show circus fun.  Tickets are available at the door or online (to assure your seat in the Big Top) at www.footlighterstheater.com.  Discounts are provided for those under 18.





For more information: www.footlighterstheater.com

Location:  58 Main Avenue in Berwyn

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