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December 17, 2014

The Merriam Theater Rings Out The Year With The Smashing Percussion Sensation Stomp, December 26-30

The Merriam Theater Rings Out The Year With The Smashing Percussion Sensation Stomp, December 26-30

Stomp, the show that creates joyful noise with hub caps, paint cans, brooms, kitchen sinks and more, makes for much merriment at the Merriam Theater, December 26-30. Begun as street performance that morphed into an international percussion sensation, Stomp’s success stems from its fabulous utilization of unlikely instruments of rhythm. Turning a wide array of […]

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December 11, 2014

Zany Swiss Troupe Mummenschanz Brings Fantastic Entertainment Suitable For All Ages To The Annenberg Center, December 11-14

Annenberg

Silent storytelling is almost a lost art, but it’s very much alive and well when Mummenschanz lights up the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, December 11-14. The Swiss-based troupe offers a one-of-a-kind performance that employs shadow, light and the clever manipulation of common objects, to present extraordinary scenarios that delight and amaze […]

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December 10, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group continues to offer progressive versions of classic literature when it repels down the rabbit hole to present Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at Mt. Airy’s Sedgwick Theater, beginning tonight, December 10, and running through January 4, 2015. Quintessence is all about enlightening the classics through visceral, actor-focused text-driven productions. Though this […]

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December 5, 2014

FringeArts Debuts The Sincerity Project, An “Anti-Play” That Plans To Span 24 Years On Stage, Now Playing Through Saturday, December 13

FringeArts

Theater works may evolve over time, but none do so with the scope of The Sincerity Project, an original production debuting at FringeArts this month with performances through Saturday, December 13. A coming of age show like none you’ve seen before, the show features seven performers of the Philadelphia-based Team Sunshine Performance Corporation reflecting on […]

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November 25, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents John Patrick Shanley’s Romantic Comedy Outside Mullingar, Starting Friday, November 28

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents John Patrick Shanley's Romantic Comedy Outside Mullingar, Starting Friday, November 28

Best known for his 2004 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play Doubt: A Parable, playwright John Patrick Shanley debuted his latest work, Outside Mullingar, on Broadway last January to reviews that nearly equalled his much-lauded previous play. Now, Shanley’s most recent work can be seen right here in Philadelphia, presented by Philadelphia Theatre Company at […]

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November 24, 2014

1812 Productions Brings Good Cheer And Political Humor To The Holiday Season With This Is the Week That Is, Opening Friday, November 28

1812 Productions

1812 Productions, the Philadelphia theater company that believes the world could always use more comedy, creates much mirth and laughter from the world of politics with its annual hit show, This Is The Week That Is, beginning its yearly showing this Friday, November 28. A stylistic mash-up of variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show […]

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November 21, 2014

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

Arden

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

Bob Dylan

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

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

Mary Poppins

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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