16 Can’t-Miss Theater Shows In Philadelphia This January

Kick off 2018 with some great performing arts...

The new year brings a slate of new theater shows to Philly stages.

Broadway musicals in large playhouses run alongside independent shows in cozy venues, and there are shows for any taste or budget.

Check out our top picks for great shows in Philadelphia this month.

Ravished & Ophelia

Two short works reexamine Shakespeare’s female characters from a feminine perspective.

Ravished & Ophelia

When:Through Sunday, January 14
Where:Philly PACK, 233 Federal Street

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Les Misérables

Photo by Matthew Murphy

The smash hit musical based on Victor Hugo’s tale of love and poverty in 19th-century France comes to the Academy of Music on a nationwide tour.

Les Misérables

When:Through Sunday, January 21
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$139

www.academyofmusic.org

All the Dead Biddles

A world premiere from Underbite Theatre takes a darkly comic look at the different ways we deal with grief.

All the Dead Biddles

When:Through Sunday, January 21
Where:Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost:$20

www.playsandplayers.org

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Philadelphia comedy duo Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs delight with a revue of classic sketches and songs.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

When:Through Sunday, January 28
Where:Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler
Cost:$29-$43

www.act2.org

Peter Pan

Photo courtesy Arden Theatre

Arden Theatre pays a visit to Neverland with an inventive contemporary staging of the ageless children's story.

Peter Pan

When:Through Sunday, February 4
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$18-$50

www.ardentheatre.org

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

The super sleuth from Baker Street gets a comedic twist at Walnut Street Theatre.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

When:Through Sunday, February 4
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$10-$50

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

Time Stands Still

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents a modern drama about changing relationships in the wake of a war in the Middle East.

Time Stands Still

When:Through Sunday, February 11
Where:Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol
Cost:$10-$50

www.brtstage.org

Passing Strange

Photo courtesy The Wilma Theatre

Wilma Theatre revives a raucous Tony-winning musical about an African-American artist seeking himself in Europe.

Passing Strange

When:Through Sunday, February 18
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$10-$30

www.wilmatheater.org

A Doll’s House

Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Henrik Ibsen’s classic of modernist theater remains riveting from opening to door slam.

A Doll’s House

When:Through Sunday, February 25
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$15-$42

www.ardentheatre.org

Mary Shelley

Frankenstein's real-life creator comes to life in an original one-woman show, viewable alongside an exhibition at the Rosenbach displaying original manuscript pages by Mary Shelley.

Mary Shelley

When:Wednesday, January 17
Where:The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place
Cost:$15-$25

www.rosenbach.org

Sensitive Guys

A world premiere from InterAct Theatre gives a timely look at sexual assault and masculinity among a group of “sensitive” college men.

Sensitive Guys

When:January 19-February 11
Where:InterAct Theatre Company, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$15-$40

www.interacttheatre.org

Frankenstein

A new adaptation of the masterpiece of horror performed in a historic library-museum now hosting an exhibition on Frankenstein and Dracula.

Frankenstein

When:Wednesday, January 24
Where:The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place
Cost:$15-$25

rosenbach.org

Tiger Style!

For their first full production, Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists take a comic look at failure in the culture of the “tiger mother.”

Tiger Style!

When:January 24-February 4
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$15-$25

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Really

A contemporary play from Theatre Exile fixes its lens on the art of photography and nature of memory.

Really

When:January 25-February 18
Where:The Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 N. 7th Street
Cost:$10-$40

www.theatreexile.org

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