15 Excellent Dance And Theater Shows Hitting Philly This February

Cozy up at one of Philadelphia's stellar theaters...

Whether you’re fighting the winter blues or looking for a Valentine’s date, you’ll love the heartwarming performing arts in Philadelphia this month.

Broadway shows and extravagant world tours play alongside world premieres and cutting-edge local work in venues across the city.

Here are our picks for Philly’s performing arts in February.

John

Life’s little tragedies and too-real ghosts haunt this quietly moving new play at Arden Theatre Company.

John

When:January 12-February 26
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$36-$52

www.ardentheatre.org

Seagull

Anton Chekhov’s classic drama of love and isolation gets a symbolist rethinking as part of the Ego Classic Theater Russian Masters Festival.

Seagull

When:February 1-19
Where:The Latvian Society, 531 N. 7th Street
Cost:$25-$35

www.artsphilly.org

Unsafe and Intimate Places

A local choreographer takes text and inspiration from Italo Calvino’s imaginative novel Invisible Cities in a new work at Mascher Space Cooperative.

Unsafe and Intimate Places

When:February 3-4
Where:Mascher Space Cooperative, 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Cost:$5-$20

www.mascherdance.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Explosive performances of new dance from a storied African-American dance company hit the Merriam Theater during the first weekend in February.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

When:February 3-4
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$26-$126

www.kimmelcenter.org

The Big

A farcical noir thriller by local playwright Lee Cortopassi returns to Philadelphia after a successful New York run.

The Big

When:February 3-5
Where:The Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$10-$15; tickets sold at door only

www.quintessencetheatre.org

The Enchanted

Masters of the absurd Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium present Jean Giroudoux’s playful and relevant consideration of life, death and other trifling issues.

The Enchanted

When:February 7-March 5
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$25

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A User’s Manual

The brain behind Philadelphia’s SoLow Fest investigates how our bodies interact with our surroundings in a conceptual solo performance.

A User’s Manual

When:February 8-18
Where:The Beard Cave at St. Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk
Cost:$15

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Sans Everything

Philly Fringe organizer FringeArts showcases a world premiere by two favorites of the annual festival: Strange Attractor and Lightning Rod Special.

Sans Everything

When:February 9–11
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$15-$20

www.fringearts.com

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi

Rossini’s music provides the soundtrack for Opera Philadelphia's performance of Tancredi, a love story about exiled soldier Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio.

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi

When:Select dates, February 10-19
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$19 and up

www.operaphila.org

BalletX Winter Series 2017

Philadelphians enjoyed three works by storytelling choreographer Jo Strømgren at the 2015 Fringe Festival and can catch one more in a newly commissioned piece in BalletX’s winter program.

BalletX Winter Series 2017

When:February 10-19
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$45

www.balletx.org

Malpaso Dance Company

The Prince Theater hosts Cuban rhythms all the way from Havana.

Malpaso Dance Company

When:February 15-19
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20-$60

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Lost Girls

The hopes of youth and the realities of working class life clash at Theatre Exile in a deftly written new play.

Lost Girls

When:February 16-March 12
Where:Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street
Cost:$10-$50

www.theatreexile.org

The Bodyguard

Star singer-actress Deborah Cox leads a Broadway musical based on the hit 1992 film.

The Bodyguard

When:February 21-26
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$130

www.kimmelcenter.org

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