10+ Great Performing Arts Shows In Philly This June

Philly's theatre season ends with Broadway productions, festivals and more....

June marks the traditional end of the Philly theater season, but the offering of quality performing arts continue as the weather heats up.

The 2017 SoLow Fest presents an enticing slate of mostly solo, mostly low budget performances by local creators. We’ve picked a couple, but there are many more to check out.

Meanwhile, lavish Broadway productions visit our large stages and smaller theaters present daring contemporary works.

Read on for what we’re looking forward to this month.

Saturday Night Fever

Disco is stayin' alive at the Walnut Street Theatre in this staged musical version of the classic film.

Saturday Night Fever

When:May 16-July 16
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$20-$95

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

Making History

Local hibernophiles Irish Heritage Theatre presents a smart and self-aware look at a key episode in Irish history.

Making History

When:May 25-June 10
Where:Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost:$15-$25

www.playsandplayers.org

How to Use a Knife?

A rolling world premiere from InterAct Theatre cuts to the core of the hot-button issue of immigration.

How to Use a Knife?

When:May 26-June 18
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$10-$50

www.interacttheatre.org

Motown: The Musical

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Motown classics come alive as the Academy of Music hosts a hit Broadway tour.

Motown: The Musical

When:May 31-June 8
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$127

www.kimmelcenter.org

Uncle Vanya

Chekov comes to Mount Airy when Quintessence Theatre Group stages an updated version of his classic by daring modern playwright Annie Baker.

Uncle Vanya

When:May 31-June 18
Where:The Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$15-$50

quintessencetheatre.org

Hir

An acclaimed contemporary play follows a family transitioning to a place that’s neither “Hir” (a gender-neutral pronoun) nor there in a local premiere from Simpatico Theatre.

Hir

When:May 31-June 25
Where:Louis Bluver Theatre, 341 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$10-$30

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The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

Three historical figures get locked in a room in Lantern Theatre Company's staging of this intelligent new comedy.

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

When:June 1-July 2
Where:Louis Bluver Theatre, 341 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$15-$45

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SoLow Fest Pick: School Play

Stalwart local company Tribe of Fools brings its signature brand of comedic physical theater to bear on the American educational system.

SoLow Fest Pick: School Play

When:June 9-25
Where:St Peter's School, 319 Lombard Street
Cost:$15

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Desperate Times Call for Desperate Women

Philly comedic actor Tabitha Vidaurri returns to her hometown from NYC with her faux documentary one-woman show.

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Women

When:Saturday, June 10
Where:The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost:$12

www.phitcomedy.com

Fun Home

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A Broadway adaptation of the insightful graphic novel by Alison Bechdel (of test fame) come to Forrest Theatre on a national tour.

Fun Home

When:June 13-18
Where:Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut Street
Cost:$67-$122

www.shubert.nyc/theatres/forrest

SoLow Fest Pick: The Last Emperor of Mexico

Imaginative playwright Chris Davis restages his hilariously meandering recreation of an episode from Mexican history.

SoLow Fest Pick: The Last Emperor of Mexico

When:June 15-16
Where:Elixr Coffee Roasters, 207 S. Sydenham Street
Cost:$5-$10

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SoLow Fest Pick: Bridge to Somewhere

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A dance-theater walking tour with performer Mira Treatman across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

SoLow Fest Pick: Bridge to Somewhere

When:June 15-17
Where:Ben Franklin Bridge, Camden
Cost:$10

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SoLow Fest Pick:Remnant: A Surviving Trace

Choreographer Kalila Kingsford Smith breaks down and reorders dance movements to explore memory and resilience.

SoLow Fest Pick:Remnant: A Surviving Trace

When:June 17
Where:Mascher Space Cooperative, 155 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Cost:$5-$10

www.kalilakingsfordsmith.com

SoLow Fest Pick: Demon Magick Seminar with Nick Gillette

Theatrical storyteller Nick Gillette delivers a fail-safe course to solve all your life problems… some deals with demons may be necessary.

SoLow Fest Pick: Demon Magick Seminar with Nick Gillette

When:June 22-23
Where:The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost:$10

www.phitcomedy.com

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