12 Awesome Dance And Theater Shows Hitting Philly This January

Take a chill off the Philadelphia winter with a soul-warming performing arts show...

Visiting dance troupes, professional theater companies and local up-and-comers provide a blizzard of dance and theater choices for any taste or budget this January.

In the coming weeks, stages across the city welcome everything from a circus-inspired dance show to a one-man political performance.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to this month.

Constellations

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

The fundamental uncertainty of the universe informs both particle physics and love in a honey-sweet new play at The Wilma Theater.

Constellations

When:January 11-February 5
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$10-$45

www.wilmatheater.org

Nice and Fresh

A curated selection of original theater and dance shorts by some of Philly’s best creators kicks off a new season of the Automatic Arts popular performing arts series.

Nice and Fresh

When:January 13-14
Where:Moving Arts of Mount Airy, 6819 Greene Street
Cost:$7

www.brownpapertickets.com

Cirque Eloize: Saloon

Cirque Eloize: SaloonPhoto courtesy the Kimmel Center

This incredibly entertaining Quebec-based cirque troupe returns to Philadelphia with its dramatic acrobatics and circus arts to perform a folk-music scored Wild West-themed show.

Cirque Eloize: Saloon

When:January 13-14
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$45-$85

www.kimmelcenter.org

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s timeless whodunnit gets the BYO dinner theater treatment at Allens Lane Theater in Mt. Airy.

And Then There Were None

When:January 13-29
Where:Allens Lane Theater, 601 W. Allens Lane
Cost:$18-$25

www.allenslane.org

Doug Varone and Dancers

A.S. Byatt — an English novelist — and Joan Mitchell — an abstract expressionist painter — provide inspirations for an energetic program from NextMove Dance by a top New York dance company.

Doug Varone and Dancers

When:January 18-22
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20-$60

www.princetheater.org

Marcus/Emma

A timely world premiere play of politics and humor at InterAct Theatre Company meshes the wild stories of a Jewish anarchist and an African-American activist.

Marcus/Emma

When:January 20-February 12
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$23-$39

www.interacttheatre.org

Hello! Sadness!

Hello Sadness at FringeArtsPhoto courtesy FringeArts

A one-woman show at FringeArts wields humor as a weapon in an inventive journey through the centuries and continents.

Hello! Sadness!

When:January 26-28
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$20

www.fringearts.com

(In)Visible

A former Pennsylvania Ballet soloist teams up with rhythmic dancer-choreographer at Painted Bride Art Center in an exploration of identity inspired by Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.

(In)Visible

When:January 27-28
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$16-$20

www.paintedbride.org

Marx in Soho

Marx In SohoPhoto courtesy InterAct Theatre Company

Karl Marx gets a new look when InterAct Theatre Company presents this politically savvy one-man show by the author of The People’s History of the United States.

Marx in Soho

When:January 28-29
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 South Hicks Street
Cost:$5-$10

www.interacttheatre.org

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