AMBLER, PA - Act II Playhouse in Ambler is proud to present "Summer Flings 2015," three weeks of comedy, magic and entertainment. Three different shows will perform for one week only during this summer festival.
From July 9-12, Fred's Magic World takes the stage. Fred's Magic World is an extraordinary performance filled with mirth, magic, and comical mayhem, created by acclaimed magician/comedian Fred Siegel. This is not your typical magic show! Fred's Magic World features magic and comedy acts including a Houdini-like straitjacket escape, psychic sisters, a baffling memory exhibition, and more! Fred's Magic World takes the classics of magic that have thrilled audiences for centuries and brings them into the 21st century. The Philadelphia Weekly says the show "features several mind-boggling examples of magic and inspired bits of comedy."
Just Wingin' It performs July 16-19. The area's funniest improv comics come together for a side-splitting show that changes with every performance. The performers, drawn from the area's best improvisation comedy troupes, such as ComedySportz, will perform hilarious improv games based on audience suggestions. Just Wingin' It is created by Mary Carpenter (director of the Act II hits, Making Spirits Bright and Didn't Your Father Have This Talk with You?).
From July 23-26, Act II hosts A Tribute to Phyllis Diller. Local comedy superstars Jennifer Childs and Mary Martello honor the legacy of late comedienne extraordinaire Phyllis Diller. Created by Childs, the Artistic Director of 1812 Productions in Philadelphia, this show features original and classic material, including celebrated Diller routines, as well as those from comediennes inspired by her. Pianist Owen Robbins accompanies Childs and Martello in performing songs inspired by Diller, as well as a selection of her often-overlooked original compositions.
All three shows perform Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 for Thursday and Friday shows, and $30 for Saturday and Sunday shows. There are discounts available for seniors, subscribers, and students. Tickets are available online at www.act2.org, by calling the Act II box office at (215) 654-0200, or in person at 56 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler.