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The Johnny Shortcake Show

Through Sunday, November 4

Kids & Families Music Theatre Downtown

The Johnny Shortcake Show is a charming children’s musical that is fun for the whole family. Themed around celebrating silliness, the show features soul music for children, teaches important life lessons, and feels like one big disco party.  With fun, engaging, and relatable songs such as “Cupcake Tuesday,” “Brushing your Teeth,” and “Grandma’s Whiskers,” the show truly celebrates childhood in a way that will have parents grooving and laughing along.

Johnny Shortcake is a captivating kid-centric personality of David Sweeny, who has made a name for himself in the Philadelphia music and arts scene under his other charismatic persona – Johnny Showcase. He’s described as equal parts Andy Kaufman and Prince. Carrying the torch of funk-rock pioneers, Johnny Showcase has gained a massive following and become something of a funky Philly folk hero legend.  In 2016, Johnny and Philadelphia folk rocker Ross Bellenoit embarked on their latest mission to create a musical for kids, and with that, Johnny Shortcake was born!

Created by Johnny Showcase, Bradley K. Wrenn and the Shortcake Ensemble

Directed by Bradley K. Wrenn

Original music by Johnny Showcase, Rumi Kitchen, and Ross Bellenoit


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Venue Information

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-790-5800 phone
215-790-5801 TTY

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