12 Awesome Dance And Theater Shows Hitting Philly This January

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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

The Wilma Theater debuts The Hard Problem on January 6, a new play by Tom Stoppard.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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