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April 14, 2014

See Dynamic Dance Troupe Philadanco Perform Blood, Sweat, And Dance In The Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater, April 17-19

Philadelphia’s much-loved contemporary dance troupe Philadanco takes the stage on its home turf this week for its annual spring performance series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, April 17-19. Launched by National Medal of the Arts-recipient Joan Myers Brown as a dance school in 1970, Philadanco has evolved into internationally acclaimed dance troupe, [...]

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April 14, 2014

The Arden Theatre Company Brings The Classic Children’s Book Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat To The Stage, April 16-June 22

A classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat, springs to life thanks to the Arden Theatre Company, starting Wednesday, April 16. It’s the beloved story of what happens to a couple of bored kids on a rainy day when their mom is away — and the title character bursts through the [...]

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April 10, 2014

The Lantern Theater Company’s Philadelphia Premiere Of Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver Opens At St. Stephen Theater, Thursday, April 10

A Philadelphia premiere, The Train Driver, an impassioned drama by acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard, comes to Lantern Theater Company , starting Thursday, April 10. Exploring the depths of despair and redemption, the drama’s storyline is primarily propelled by the character of Roelf, a working-class South African train driver who is wracked by guilt [...]

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April 9, 2014

First Person Arts Brings Comedian Kevin Allison’s Storytelling Show RISK! To Underground Arts, Friday, April 11

Ready to take a chance on a good time? This Friday, April 11, First Person Arts welcomes New York City-based actor and comedian Kevin Allison back to town to host his hysterical live show, RISK!. If the name Kevin Allison sounds familiar, it’s probably because he’s well known from such television shows as MTV’s The [...]

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April 4, 2014

Save The Date: The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival Returns For Its 30th Year Of Family-Friendly Performances, April 30-May 4

A festival made for the pint-sized set, The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival returns for its 30th year of family-friendly fun from Wednesday, April 30 through Sunday, May 4 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. During the multi-day fete, young ones (and the young at heart!) will be treated to family-friendly theater performances and [...]

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April 3, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Kicks Off Performances Of Romeo and Juliet With Pay-What-You-Wish Shows, April 4-6

Rhymed couplets are all the rage this year, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations join together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. The 450th birthday of William Shakespeare has been marked in Philadelphia with events including an [...]

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April 3, 2014

Inspired By Real-Life Controversy, Down Past Passyunk Sparks Spirited Words And Actions At InterAct Theatre Company, April 4-27

A provocative locally inspired play, Down Past Passyunk from InterAct Theatre Company hits The Adrienne Theatre stage this week, starting April 4. A work about what it truly means to be “all American,” Down Past Passyunk is inspired by a local true-life controversy that erupted several years ago when the owner of Geno’s Steaks in [...]

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April 2, 2014

Save The Date: Make Music Philly, A Free Citywide Music Festival, Returns Saturday, June 21; Registration Is Now Open For Artists, Venues And Donors

Mark those calendars to welcome the bona fide start of summer — the summer solstice, June 21 — with a day of beautiful music as Philadelphia joins in World Music Day with a free daylong, “do it yourself” festival, Make Music Philly. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, Make Music Philly [...]

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March 27, 2014

Tonight Picks: Pizza Dinner Options Across The City, Philly Wine Week Continues, Upright Citizens Brigade At World Cafe Live And More

From a comedy show to plenty of options for dinner, the city is full of activity this evening. For those who don’t feel like cooking, pizza is always a good idea, and Philly is full of delicious pizza options in neighborhoods across the city. Take a look at our guide to where to find the [...]

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March 27, 2014

Nearly Lear Turns A Shakespeare Tragedy Into A Lighthearted Tale Fit For Kids, At The Painted Bride Art Center, March 28 And 29

If you think that Shakespeare’s King Lear — with its plot lines of jealousy, deceit and violence — is unfit viewing for kids, then you haven’t seen Nearly Lear, an imaginative interpretation of the bard’s great tragedy appearing at the Painted Bride Art Center, March 29 and 30. Presented by PA Performing Arts for Young [...]

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