14 Can’t-Miss Dance And Theater Performances In Philadelphia This August

Shows from Broadway Philadelphia, Koresh Dance Company and more hit Philly this August...

Just like the summer heat, the performing arts sizzle in Philadelphia this month.

From Broadway musicals to outdoor Shakespeare, the range of shows is as hot as the summer nights.

Here are our recommendations for August theater and dance in Philadelphia.

Around the World in 80 Days

A madcap adaptation of the Jules Verne adventure continues its run at Hedgerow Theatre in Media.

Around the World in 80 Days

When:Through August 13
Where:Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Road, Media
Cost:$20-$35

www.hedgerowtheatre.org

Hear Me War

The headline show of the annual Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival follows a group of feminists headed to a march in Washington, D.C.

Hear Me War

When:Through August 6
Where:Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, 211 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35

www.todaytix.com

Tommy and Me

FringeArtsPhoto by J. Lawrence for Visit Philadelphia

Last year’s cast returns when Theatre Exile restages this successful 2016 show about a renowned sports writer and a player he idolized.

Tommy and Me

When:August 3-27
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$35-$50

www.fringearts.com

Hero School

Kids become the superheros at Theatre Horizon in an interactive adventure that moves around the Norristown theater.

Hero School

When:August 4-27
Where:Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb Street, Norristown
Cost:$20-$25

www.theatrehorizon.org

Drunken Drag Shakespeare

Alcohol, drag cabaret and Elizabethan theater intersect with hilarious results.

Drunken Drag Shakespeare

When:Saturday, August 5, 10 p.m.
Where:Tabu, 200 S. 12th Street
Cost:$5-$10

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Side Effect

Melissa Rector of Koresh Dance Company showcases a choreography reflecting her work as an acclaimed dance teacher and director.

Side Effect

When:August 5-6
Where:Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Square
Cost:$15

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

One of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies gets an outdoor production at Abington Art Center in a collaboration with several local theater troupes.

Love’s Labour’s Lost

When:August 7-10
Where:Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown
Cost:$10

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KYL/D's InHale Performance Series

Premier dance company Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers provides a forum for emerging choreographers in the latest installment of an ongoing series.

KYL/D's InHale Performance Series

When:Friday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where:CHI Movement Arts Dance Center, 1316 S. 9th Street
Cost:$10

www.kyld.org

Semi-Composed Metamorphosis

A choreographer and live musicians present structured improvisational works from Vervet Dance.

Semi-Composed Metamorphosis

When:Saturday, August 12, 6 p.m.
Where:Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Cost:$15-$30

www.artful.ly

Come Together Dance Festival

Forty-one dance companies and hundreds of performers join forces for a five-day festival of dance.

Come Together Dance Festival

When:August 16-20
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$23-$99

www.koreshdance.org

Azul

Theater and dance collide as La Fábrica tells the story of the love affair that inspired Pablo Picasso’s blue period.

Azul

When:August 18-27
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$10-$20

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No Introduction

A dance piece by two sisters explores identity, skin tone and beauty.

No Introduction

When:August 19-20
Where:Headlong Dance Theater, 1170 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35

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Agitated

Franky Bradley'sPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Drag meets politics when inventive local performers present genre-crossing takes on current issues.

Agitated

When:Wednesday, August 30, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where:Franky Bradley's, 1320 Chancellor Street
Cost:$10

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