SEP 20 - OCT 4, 2015


“THE MOST WILDLY INSPIRING theatrical undertaking thus far this season”Joyce's Choices 
“A deliriously lighthearted love story”The Boston Globe 
“An exhilarating and heartfelt journey…do not miss this one!”Broadway World

Kat is a stressed-out single mom trying to make it as a working artist. After her son’s absentee father takes off on tour with a Journey cover band, Kat is fired from her day job as a video game composer and stays up for 36 hours straight. On an insomnia induced whim, she logs onto a dating website where she is contacted by none other than the legendary arctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton! 

Drawn to Kat’s innovative musical compositions, Shackleton invites her to join him on an Antarctic quest. Together, the two embark on Shackleton's famous 1914 expedition, facing epic trials and tribulations as they conquer new horizons and forge a cross-time love affair for the ages.

Complete with quirky original songs and a dazzling multimedia set, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is a new, geeky, high-tech musical adventure about how a little strength and determination can help us overcome any odds. 


  • American Sign Language interpreted performance: SAT, OCT 3 @ 2PM
  • Audio Described performance: SUN, OCT 4 @ 2PM


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Mainstage
  • Ages: 14+
  • Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission


  • Presented with special arrangement by Matthew Kwatinetz
  • Book by: Joe DiPietro
  • Music by Brendan Milburn and Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda
  • Directed by Lisa Peterson with Musical Direction by Ryan O’Connell
  • Featuring: Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum