They’re Dancin’ In Philly Over Big Daddy!

Kats & Kittens! We’ve got some exciting news! There is a Ballet Company in Philly called “Ballet X”. They have produced a Double Whammy “MASHUP” show, incorporating Ballet Dancers who perform to the music of Big Daddy! The creative genius of choreographer Adam Hougland dreamed up this marriage, and created the show in 2012.

We are so proud that our music is being used to In Hougland’s “Mashup” to defy genres and erase the barriers between dance, theatre, and comedy, proclaimed as a “nugget of choreographic genius” (The Dance Journal).

In fact, We’re so proud that we’re flying out to Philly for Opening Night!  You Can Meet two Big Daddy Co-Founders “Lightnin’ ”  Bob Wayne and Tom “Bubba” Lee on Opening Night, July 8th.

Success and popular demand has brought the show back for Summer Series 2015! The first performance is July 8, 2015, and runs for a week, along with 2 additional Adam Hougland Shows.

Please check out this edited Press Release for more information.

Then, call your friends and families and tell them to get to The Wilma Theater at 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia and GET SOME CULTURE!


Press Release
Featuring three works by choreographer Adam Hougland

Philadelphia, PA—BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet and the Resident Dance Company of the Wilma Theater, concludes its 2014-2015 Season with Summer Series 2015 (July 8-12). Featuring three commissioned works by Adam Hougland, the program highlights the range and vision of this talented American choreographer, demonstrating that “[BalletX] has emerged as one of the country’s primary producers of new ballet” (The Denver Post).

Summer Series 2015

Hougland’s zany Mashup dazzled audiences when it premiered on BalletX in 2012. Featuring a cast of five over-the-top ‘80s characters, this satirical work has been praised as “mysterious, sexy, funny, and surprising” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Set to music by the parody band Big Daddy, dancers trip over ballet, jazz, and tap to pop standards like “Super Freak” and “Like a Virgin”. Hougland’s choreography mixes a classical vocabulary with nods to social dances and pop culture references as the dancers embody quirky personas ranging from dominatrix to virgin, from nerd to ladies man. In Mashup, Hougland manages to defy genres and erase the barriers between dance, theatre, and comedy, proclaimed as a “nugget of choreographic genius” (The Dance Journal).

Performances run July 8-12 at The Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. Tickets start at $22 for students, $30 for seniors, and $35 for adults.

Members of the press are invited to attend Opening Night on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8PM. For press tickets, please contact Allie Vanyur at 215-893-9456 x128 or

Summer Series 2015 Performance Dates/Times:
Wednesday, July 8, 8:00PM, Opening Night
Thursday, July 9, 8:00PM
Friday, July 10, 8:00PM
Saturday, July 11, 2:00PM
Saturday, July 11, 8:00PM
Sunday, July 12, 2:00PM
Sunday, July 12, 7:00PM

Here’s a link to a short performance clip from 2012 …


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Media Contact:
Allison Vanyur
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
215- 893-9456 x128(o)

BalletX is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. The official registry and financial information for BalletX may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1.800.732.0999

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