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December 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Its Annual Production Of The Nutcracker December 7-29 And Its Inaugural Nutcracker Market December 7-8

Those seeking visions of sugarplums, take note. The Pennsylvania Ballet’s impeccable rendition of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker returns to the Academy of Music stage for the holiday season December 7 through 29. For two dozen performances this month, our city’s ballet troupe presents the timeless tale of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince set to the [...]

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April 17, 2013

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents Christopher Wheeldon And John Lithgow’s Carnival Of The Animals With Two George Balanchine Classics At The Academy Of Music, May 9-12

This spring, the Pennsylvania Ballet delivers five charming performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals alongside two classic works by George Balanchine at the Academy of Music, May 9-12. A collaborative effort that showcases contemporary choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and creative narration written by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow, Carnival of the [...]

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March 12, 2013

MANNA’s “Shut Up & Dance” Fundraiser Turns 21 And Is Set For Saturday, March 23 At The Forrest Theater

The much anticipated “Shut Up & Dance” MANNA fundraiser is all grown up, and makes its one-night only return on Saturday, March 23 at the Forrest Theater. Dancers from the hugely talented Pennsylvania Ballet will deliver a unique and inspired performance benefiting MANNA, which delivers nourishing meals to individuals battling life-threatening illness throughout the Philadelphia [...]

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March 7, 2013

The Pennsylvania Ballet Performs George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Through March 17

The Pennsylvania Ballet sets the stage for the opening of George Balanchine’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, tonight, March 7, 7:30 p.m. at The Academy of Music. Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most popular pieces of work, the 16th century comedy portrays a realm of fantasy and adventure surrounding a group of mortals and immortals in [...]

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December 31, 2012

Looking Ahead: 13 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2013

What a year it’s been for Philadelphia. 2012 saw Anthony Bourdain film his first-ever TV episode here, the Penn Museum turn 125, the Academy of Natural Sciences turn 200, a snazzy new hotel open on Independence Mall, one of the world’s most renowned art collections open its doors right on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and [...]

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November 20, 2012

The Pennsylvania Ballet To Present Its 25th Anniversary Performance Of The Classic The Nutcracker This Holiday Season, December 8-30

Back for its 25th year, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker returns to the stage for the holiday season, danced by the preeminent Pennsylvania Ballet on December 8-30 at the Academy of Music. Performed for the first time in 1987, the whimsical and enchanting fairy tale is a timeless tradition that’s embraced by the region each year. [...]

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May 17, 2010

Omni Hotel @ Independence Park Offers Up Romeo & Juliet, Ancient Rome Overnight Package

The Omni Hotel at Independence Park is offering up yet another arts-themed hotel package. Last week, I mentioned their family-friendly Arden Theatre package, which gives guests a chance to tour the Arden, see If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and decorate desserts in the Old City hotel. This second arts package is being offered [...]

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March 12, 2010

The Pennsylvania Ballet: This Weekend Only!

The Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the country’s most renowned ballet companies, drawing gray-haired aficionados and wide-eyed children to its home on the Avenue of the Arts all season long. This month marks the 200th birthday of Frederic Chopin, the great master of Romantic music, and the Ballet is all set to celebrate. The company’s [...]

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February 19, 2010

MANNA Presents: Shut Up & Dance!

Since 1993, the Pennsylvania Ballet has been raising funds for Philadelphia’s MANNA. With parties before and after the performance, this year’s Shut Up & Dance! is shaping up to be one fantastic evening of fundraising and dance. This one-night-only performance by the PA Ballet takes place on March 20th, 2010. Tickets range from $35 for [...]

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October 21, 2009

The Pennsylvania Ballet: New Season Opens This Weekend

The Pennsylvania Ballet, one of the premier ballet companies in the country, is opening its new season this weekend with three exciting works at The Academy of Music. The selections include “Theme and Variations,” a classic by Balanchine (that granddaddy of modern ballet), the world premiere of an innovative work by Matthew Neenan, one of [...]

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