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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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September 17, 2014

A Cast Of Young Performers Takes The Walnut Street Theatre Stage For Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr., Opening Saturday, September 20

Prepare for a fantastic voyage down the rabbit hole when the Walnut Street Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., September 20-28. One of the most adored children’s stories of all time, the production is a based on the book by Lewis Carroll as well as the famous 1951 Disney film of the same name. […]

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September 11, 2014

The Arden Theatre Company Launches Its Fall Season With The Uproarious Comedy La Bête, Starting Thursday, September 11

If you think it’s hard to say a tongue twister, wait till you see La Bête, an uproarious comedy written entirely in rhymed iambic pentameter that opens the Arden Theatre Company’s new season, starting tonight, Thursday, September 11. Set in the 17th century, the show marries high art and low comedy. It spins the tale […]

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September 10, 2014

King Crimson Brings Its Distinctive Art Rock To The Kimmel Center For The Performing Art’s Verizon Hall, September 12 & 13

Progressive rock pioneers King Crimson bring their inimitable sound to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for a two-night stand, September 12-13. A seminal band of the ’60s, King Crimson grew to fame by blending assorted musical genres, including acid rock, hard rock, classical, jazz, folk and electronica. The group has seen many incarnations […]

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September 9, 2014

9-To-5: The Musical Brings A Blockbuster Comedy To The Stage At Walnut Street Theater, Opening September 10

An iconic movie of the ’80s gets a new life, and a lot more songs, when Walnut Street Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical to kick start its 206th season, opening tomorrow, September 10. The movie version of 9 to 5 starred Dolly Parton, and while she’s not in this cast, her presence is […]

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September 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Puts An Innovative Spin On A Classic With iHamlet During The Year Of The Bard And The Fringe Festival, Through September 14

Rhymed couplets have been all the rage in 2014, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations have joined together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. Improving upon the master may be a challenge, but an innovative take on […]

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