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Tulipomania
The Musical
Book, Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL OGBORN
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
May 24 - July 1, 2012

Before we had the subprime mortgage crisis, Holland had the Tulip bulb bubble. Six strangers in an Amsterdam hash bar recall this seedy story of love, sex, money, and power. From the writer and composer of Café Puttanesca and Baby Case comes a new musical that gets high off our financial lows.

Recommended for 9th grade and older. Contains depictions of casual drug use.

Tulipomania: The Musical is produced under the auspices of the Arden’s Independence Foundation New Play Showcase.

This play is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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A new musical from the team behind the Barrymore Award-winning Baby Case.


Listen to the opening number–


Photos by Mark Garvin





Behind The Scenes–

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Welcome to Amsterdam!" Backstage at the Arden Theatre's Tulipomania With Billy Bustamante
  [See Photos on Playbill.com]

Philadelphia Weekly calls Tulipomania one of the can’t-miss productions closing out the theatre season
  [Read More]

A.D. Amorosi talks to Michael Ogborn about his artistic partnership with Terry Nolen
  [Read More]

Kristin Chenoweth on Michael Ogborn: “Oh my God, I love Michael! He’s so talented.”
  [Read More]



Rehearsal–





Critical Acclaim–

"Tulipomania has a wonderful cast that sings Michael Ogborn’s innovative score so beautifully. Make the trip to see this bloomingly good new musical.”
–DC Metro Theater Arts   [Read More]

"A damned entertaining new musical…glorious and memorable”
–CultureMob   [Read More]

"“Very smart and savvy theater people have put this production together. It boasts great music, a knowledgeable and experienced director, first-rate singers, and an A-list design team.”
–CurtainUp

"On the day of the musical’s first preview, Facebook shares sold for $32, and they were just below $29 by the time the orchestra began the overture on opening night. You’ll pay more for a ticket to Tulipomania, and you’ll get your money’s worth.”
–Broad Street Review   [Read More]


In the News–

Tulipomania and other bubbles
–Philadelphia Inquirer
  [Read More]




Production Sponsor–

Fox Chase Bank check presentation (l-r) Amy Murphy Arden Managing Director, Tom Petro Fox Chase Bank's President and CEO, and Angela DuRoss Arden Development Director.


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Tulipomania
Cast
Billy Bustamante (Waiter)
Jeff Coon (Owner)
Ben Dibble (Painter)
Joilet F. Harris (Woman)
Adam Heller (Man)
Alex Keiper (Young Woman)


Scenic Designer
James Kronzer
Costume Designer
Rosemarie E. McKelvey
Lighting Designer
John Stephen Hoey
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Music Director and Orchestrations
Dan Kazemi
Assistant Music Director
Ryan Touhey
Dramaturg
Edward Sobel
Assistant Director
Sarah Ollove
Stage Manager
John Grassey



APPLAUSE, PLEASE,
FOR OUR SPONSOR:
Fox Chase Bank


AND OUR MEDIA PARTNERS:
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News & Philly.com
©2012 Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. For tickets, call 215.922.1122.
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