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Arden Theatre Company’s Salon Gives Audiences Backstage Insight
Get up close and personal with the actors in Sunday in the Park with George
May 20, 2010

Philadelphia, PA - Arden Theatre Company concludes the 2009/10 season of popular Salons on Thursday, June 17 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Audience members will go behind the scenes of presenting Sunday in the Park with George, the complex, Pultizer Prize-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Join Jeffrey Coon (George) and Kristine Fraelich (Dot) as they reveal insight into the life of the artist at work. The Salon will be moderated by Matthew Decker, the Arden's associate producer and held in the Arden's Independence Foundation studio at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.

Arden Salons are a great way to get up close and personal with the Arden's favorite artists! Enjoy a lively discussion and get the inside scoop while sharing a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres with the region's hottest theatre professionals. Salons are generously sponsored by Old City Cheese Shop, Old City's premier purveyor of specialty cheeses and fine foods.

Salons are $25 each, with special $10 tickets to students with valid ID. The ticket price includes discussion and refreshments. Space is limited so reservations are encouraged by calling the Arden box office at 215.922.1122 or online at

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Members of the press may make reservations by contacting Leigh Goldenberg, Marketing Associate, at 215.922.8900 x43 or

Arden Theatre Company is located at 40 North 2nd Street in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia.

Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life the greatest stories by the greatest storytellers of all time. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create and produce new work through our new-work development program, the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden Professional Apprentice program trains future theatre leaders, and our theatre classes through Arden Drama School teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden for All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people. We also offer sign language-interpreted, captioned and audio described performances and Pay-What-You-Can final dress rehearsals that benefit other nonprofits.

The Arden has received six Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, five City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year citations, 52 awards and 234 nominations from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009.
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