15 Great Theater Shows To See In Philly This November

This month, find everything from Broadway-style productions to shows by local playwrights...

This November, give thanks for your family, your friends, and the smorgasbord of theater shows in Philadelphia.

Enjoy meaty performances of world premieres, scoops of intimate limited-run shows by local stars and feasts of Broadway-style productions in the region’s biggest playhouses.

Here’s a selection of the delicious variety of shows in Philadelphia this month.

Blood Wedding

Photo courtesy The Wilma Theater

Wilma Theater's HotHouse Company present a movement-heavy interpretation of Spanish poet Frederico Garcia Lorca's classic work of symbolist theater.

Blood Wedding

When:Through November 19
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$10-$30

www.wilmatheater.org

Broken Stones

A thrilling new play at InterAct Theatre recalls the truth and truthiness of the chaos in the aftermath of the 2003 fall of Baghdad.

Broken Stones

When:Through November 19
Where:The Proscenium Theater at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$25-$40

www.interacttheatre.org

Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom Of The OperaPhoto by Matthew Murphy

An extravagant touring production of the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical visits the stately Academy of Music.

Phantom of the Opera

When:Through November 12
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$159

www.kimmelcenter.org

By the Bog of Cats

Irish Heritage Theatre dedicates its new season to the women of the Emerald Isle with a production of a contemporary Irish play.

By the Bog of Cats

When:November 2-18
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$15-$25

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American Hamstand: Drag Cabaret

Painted Bride Art CenterPhoto by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia

Painted Bride Arts Center hosts the Haus of Ham with a drag musical variety show based upon the TV show American Bandstand.

American Hamstand: Drag Cabaret

When:Friday, November 3, 9 p.m.
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$15

www.paintedbride.org

The Quiet Circus: River Charrette 4

A walk, a performance, a conversation and hot drinks at the Fairmount Water Works conclude a yearlong riverside residency from Headlong.

The Quiet Circus: River Charrette 4

When:Saturday, November 4, 4-6p.m.
Where:Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive
Cost:Free

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This Is Not Normal and The End of Journalism

Former This American Life monologist Mike Daisey brings two new solo shows to the Philadelphia Theatre Company stage.

This Is Not Normal and The End of Journalism

When:November 9-11
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$69

www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

The Craftsman

There are white lies, and then there are lies in the dark hues of Dutch masters in Lantern Theater's world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham.

The Craftsman

When:November 9-December 10
Where:St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow Street
Cost:$26-$45

www.lanterntheater.org

Every Brilliant Thing

Arden Theater CompanyPhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The Arden Theatre makes use of its intimate studio theater for a joyous one-man story of sadness launched to acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Every Brilliant Thing

When:November 9-December 10
Where:62 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$37-$52

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Riot Antigone

Riot Grrrls meets Greek drama in a feminist punk version of the Sophocles tragedy with a decidedly modern sensibility.

Riot Antigone

When:November 10-18
Where:Goodhart Hall, 150 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cost:Free

www.brynmawr.edu

Tongue & Groove Stolen Set Series

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theatre uses the set of InterAct Theatre’s Broken Stones for an improvised performance.

Tongue & Groove Stolen Set Series

When:Saturday, November 11
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$6-$15

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My Fair Lady

Quintessence Theatre gives Eliza Doolittle a memorable transformation in an energetic version of the classic Shavian musical.

My Fair Lady

When:November 15-December 17
Where:The Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Cost: $18-$25

www.quintessencetheatre.org

The Beauty and The Beast

Media's historic playhouse hosts a lavish staging of the Broadway adaptation of this much-loved Disney musical.

The Beauty and The Beast

When:November 15-January 14
Where:Media Theater For The Performing Arts, 104 East State Street, Media
Cost:$30-$58

www.mediatheatre.org

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland | Photo by Jeremy Daniel

The real-world story behind Peter Pan inspired this Broadway smash, which visits Philadelphia on a national tour.

Finding Neverland

When:November 21-26
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$30-$58

www.kimmelcenter.org

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