3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 10:30 AM / Show 11:00 AM
Johnny Shortcake is the kid-centric creation of Philly performer David Sweeny, known best for his funky alter ego Johnny Showcase.
The songs of Johnny Shortcake were created as part of Joe’s Pub at the Public and Kimmel Center’s Theatre Residency, in collaboration with Ross Bellenoit (Muscle Tough) and James Michael Baker (OOLALA). They were then commissioned to create a full length musical, The Johnny Shortcake Show, which has appeared in two consecutive seasons at The Kimmel Center.
Johnny Shortcake has also appeared at numerous festivals, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Their music has been featured on WXPN’s Kids Corner and podcasts Out With The Kids and Pantsuit Nation, and their album “It’s the Johnny Shortcake Show!” was listed in Jump Magazine’s Top 25 Albums of 2018.
Photo by Lisa Shaffer Photography