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November 21, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents A Boldly Reimagined Beauty And The Beast For Children, Opening Wednesday, November 26

A classic fairy tale is fully reimagined when the Arden Theatre Company presents Beauty and the Beast, opening Wednesday, November 26. Based on the much loved story by Charles Way, the two main characters are so well known — a beautiful woman and a beastly man — that they need no introduction. Be advised, however, […]

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November 19, 2014

Bob Dylan Plays The Academy of Music In His First Performances In Center City Since The 1960s This Weekend, November 21-23

Music trends come and go, but Bob Dylan never goes out of style. The original singer-songwriter has many guises, and a huge catalog of tunes, so you never know quite what to expect when he brings his band to The Academy of Music, November 21-23. Dylan’s been on the scene since the 1960s, however, this […]

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November 4, 2014

Azuka Theatre Presents A Clever Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Story With The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, November 5-23

A plot with many transformations is anything but elementary in Azuka Theatre’s new production, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, running November 5 through 23. This sci-fi time-traveling play, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-finalist by Madeleine George, offers up many intriguing twists and turns, not to mention a love triangle that repeats through time. The […]

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October 31, 2014

The Walnut Street Theatre Opens A Delightful Family-Friendly Production Of Mary Poppins, Starting Tuesday, November 4

Colorful characters and catchy songs abound when Mary Poppins whisks her way into Walnut Street Theatre, beginning this Tuesday, November 4 and continuing all the way through January 4, 2015. Based on the popular Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins tells the tale of a nanny who magically appears at a household on Cherry Tree Lane […]

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October 27, 2014

Theatre Exile Opens Its 2014-15 Season With The Philadelphia Premiere Of The Provocative Red Speedo, October 30-November 23

The lure of fame and fortune, and what lengths some will go to get it, are the basis for provocative debate in Theatre Exile’s season opener Red Speedo, with previews at intimate Studio X in South Philly starting this Thursday, October 30. Set on the eve of Olympic swimming trials, the plot revolves around Ray, […]

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October 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents An Innovative Take On Henry V, The Ultimate Underdog War Story, Through November 16

This fall, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre puts a new spin on a classic underdog war story with an innovative staging of Henry V, on stage now through November 16. As directed by Barrymore Award-winning Aaron Cromie, this production makes the most of its youthful cast by situating the play as part of a final exam […]

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October 23, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents An Exhilarating Production Of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations This Fall, October 23-December 14

There are plenty of twists and turns when the Arden Theatre Company presents Great Expectations, running through December 14. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who finds his life irrevocably changed after one act of kindness. That seemingly small gesture sets off […]

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October 20, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Presents A Four-Day Festival To Explore The Many Facets of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, October 23-26

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia packs in in so many rich ideas and thoughts — ranging from science to sex – that there are entire study guides devoted to dissecting the acclaimed play’s themes and meanings. Now running on the St. Stephen’s Theater stage, Lantern Theater Company’s production of Stoppard’s masterpiece, Arcadia, serves as the season opener […]

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September 29, 2014

Popular Theater Series A Play, A Pie And A Pint Brings New Plays, Pizza And Drinks, To Society Hill Playhouse, Starting October 2

Philadelphia-based production company Tiny Dynamite is devoted to staging contemporary theater in unconventional settings. This October, the company returns to the, appropriately, cozy Society Hill Playhouse to reprise its popular A Play, A Pie and A Pint series, with a four-week run starting Thursday, October 2. Each week brings in a new one-act play by […]

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September 19, 2014

Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Launches Its Fall Season With Globe Theatre On Tour’s King Lear, September 24-27

Philadelphia’s fall performing arts season is underway, and this month, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2014 lineup of theatrical offerings. If you’re looking for an authentic re-staging of a Shakespearean drama, be sure to catch King Lear at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running September 24-27, the show is […]

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