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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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September 3, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Excellent Live Music Shows At Venues Across Philadelphia This September

Merriam Theater

On any given night of the week, there’s no shortage of awesome music rocking stages in our fair city. We’ve sifted through flyers, calendars and tapped in-the-know friends to bring you the best of what’s going on in Philadelphia, music-wise. Here’s a look at the shows we’re the most excited about this September, including some […]

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January 30, 2014

Grammy Award-Winning Musician Béla Fleck Takes The Stage With Brooklyn Rider At The Merriam Theater, Saturday, February 1

Grammy Award-Winning Musician Béla Fleck Takes The Stage With Brooklyn Rider At The Merriam Theater, Saturday, February 1

For more than three decades, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck has expertly traversed the American musical landscape. With collaborations spanning country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, spoken word, composition and arranging, the multi-talented artist has earned more than 30 Grammy nominations — in more categories than anyone in Grammy history! — and 14 Grammy wins. On […]

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September 16, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Cultural Celebrations Of All Sort To Philadelphia Through The End Of October

Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Cultural Celebrations Of All Sort To Philadelphia Through The End Of October

September 15 through October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a time full of lots of festivals, performances, foodie events, an award ceremony and more. Even beyond October 15, festive happenings are set to entertain guests and honor the culture of Hispanics in Philadelphia. Over the next month, the city is jam packed with fun, food, […]

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June 11, 2013

Broadway’s Rock Of Ages Steals The Spotlight With Much Loved ’80s Tunes This Weekend At The Merriam Theater, June 14-16

Broadway's Rock Of Ages Steals The Spotlight With Much Loved '80s Tunes This Weekend At The Merriam Theater, June 14-16

For one weekend, and one weekend only, Broadway’s Rock of Ages is slated to rock its way to the Merriam Theater. The lively performance takes the audience by storm with singalong-worthy tunes (enter Don’t Stop Believing, The Final Countdown and I Want To Know What Love Is) and an engaging story set in Los Angeles’ […]

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March 8, 2013

The Award-Winning Musical FELA! Is Making A Stop At The Merriam Theater, March 12-17

The Award-Winning Musical FELA! Is Making A Stop At The Merriam Theater, March 12-17

The hit Broadway musical, FELA! is coming to Philadelphia as part of the Kimmel Center’s current Broadway season. The show will debut at the Merriam Theater on Tuesday, March 12. This year’s cast includes former popstar, Michelle Williams, who was in the fierce musical trio, Destiny’s Child, alongside Beyonce. The three-time Tony Award-winning musical tells […]

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January 9, 2013

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Strange Humors At The Merriam Theater, January 30-February 1

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Strange Humors At The Merriam Theater, January 30-February 1

The renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is coming to Philadelphia later this month for three shows at the Merriam Theater. The esteemed dance troupe will be performing on January 30, 31 and February 1 in the company premiere of Strange Humors. Plus, get a look at Philadelphia’s own Rennie Harris’ hip hop choreography in […]

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January 7, 2013

Broadway’s Hit Musical, Green Day’s American Idiot, Rocks The Merriam Theater February 12-17

Broadway's Hit Musical, Green Day's American Idiot, Rocks The Merriam Theater February 12-17

The Broadway hit musical American Idiot is set to rock Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater, February 12-17. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, it’s a lavish production that taps into the heart and soul of a disaffected generation. Set in post-9/11 America, the show tells the stories of three boyhood friends who […]

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December 14, 2012

Cirque Éloize Brings A Spectacular Fusion Of Theatrical Circus Arts And Urban Dance To The Merriam Theater, December 26-30

Cirque Éloize Brings A Spectacular Fusion Of Theatrical Circus Arts And Urban Dance To The Merriam Theater, December 26-30

Urban dance meets circus arts when Cirque Éloize bounds into the Merriam Theater with iD, December 26-30. Created within an imaginary futuristic city, it’s a high-energy mash-up of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti. Cirque […]

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December 11, 2012

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian Louis C.K. To Perform A Special Engagement In Philadelphia At The Merriam Theater, January 16-18

Emmy Award-Winning Comedian Louis C.K. To Perform A Special Engagement In Philadelphia At The Merriam Theater, January 16-18

An awesome 11th hour addition to the Kimmel Center’s January schedule: Emmy Award and Grammy Award winning comedian Louis C.K. — creator, executive producer, director, editor, and star of FX Network’s critically acclaimed comedy series Louie — will perform a special engagement, Louis C.K. Live at the Merriam Theater — three nights only! Louie puts […]

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