Mask and Wig’s 131st Annual Production

The Book of Mermen

What do you do with a drunken sailor? Why, take him over to the Mask and Wig Clubhouse, of course, and climb aboard for an unforgettable, underwater musical spectacular. We’re cruising for a boozing 4050 feet below sea level with Captain Dale Merriman, marine biologist extraordinaire Dr. Taylor Martin, and bumbling scrub Walter McHenry on their way back from a five-year expedition around the world. But down where there’s no surface tension, war-hardened lobsters, concussed hammerhead sharks, and those plastic soda rings that entangle sea turtles rock the boat. Will the submarine crew make it out alive? Which seahorse will win the Kelpmont Stakes? And why do blobfish exist? Give into pier pressure, get shipfaced, and stay for the halibut at Mask and Wig’s 131st Annual Production: The Book of Mermen!

See below for more information about any ticketing policy and coming to the show. Please direct any questions to [email protected].


Ticket purchases of 8 or more qualify for a group discount of 20%. If you would like to organize a group sale, please email us at [email protected] *Group discount is only available for shows in January and February*

Seeing the Show

The bar at the Clubhouse opens one hour before showtime. The theater opens a half hour before the show. The show runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. After the show, join us down by the bar for a traditional Mask and Wig floorshow featuring a couple of our classic songs and skits.


The Mask and Wig Clubhouse is located at 310 South Quince Street, Philadelphia, PA between 11th and 12th Streets and Spruce and Pine Streets. A public parking garage is located around the corner of the Clubhouse on 11th Street between Spruce and Pine.

For convenience, we recommend you call taxis and ride shares to 1116 Spruce Street or 1127 Pine Street and walk to the theatre on Quince Street as the road to the entrance is narrow for cars.


If you would like to support our tour, please visit our donation page and receive preferred tickets to the tour show of your choice. If you have any questions about our upcoming tour please contact [email protected].


Tickets of equivalent price may be transferred between performances, provided seat availability. Ticket transfers must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the earlier performance. To request a ticket transfer, please email [email protected] or call (215) 853-6885.

For Purchases Made Online: Your tickets may not be directly transferred between shows. Please contact us and we will refund your purchase, and you will need to purchase tickets to the target performance.


Tickets for all shows may be refunded until 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the performance. To request a refund, either email [email protected], phone us at (215) 853-6885, or directly request a refund through Eventbrite. Refund requests made after 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of a performance will not be honored. Refunds are not available for tickets purchased as part of a group sale.