Ticket are now available only at the Box Office at the Forrest Theatre starting at 1 p.m. at the Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut Street.

Once a year, the magic happens.

On that day the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet turn emotion into movement, and dance into a gift of love and hope…and MANNA’s annual “Shut Up and Dance” performance springs into life onstage at the Forrest Theatre.

Shut Up & Dance is a one-night only benefit performance by Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet for MANNA. Each year, the Dancers choreograph and perform original pieces for a night of entertainment, inspiration and creativity. In 1992, Dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet were losing loved ones to the HIV/AIDS virus and wanted to do something to help. After hours of brainstorming, they agreed they would do what they do best…they would “shut up & dance”.

When: March 22, 2014

Where: Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia


  • Pre-performance VIP Party hosted by Jennifer & Steven Korman: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (please note that the VIP party takes places downstairs at the Forrest Theatre and there is no elevator or wheel chair accessible entrance)
  • Shut Up & Dance performance: 8:00 p.m. hosted by WXPN Morning Host, Michaela Majoun
  • After-party: Immediately following performance. Pennsylvania 6, 114 S 12th Street with WXPN Host & Local DJ Robert Drake.

Producing Director: Pennsylvania Ballet Principal dancer, Ian Hussey

Play Bill Ads: Looking for a way to promote  your business or support for MANNA? Purchase an ad for the Shut Up & Dance Playbill and get in front of over 1,600 audience members. View our ordering form.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact Rob Saxon at 215-496-2662 x120

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