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January 28, 2015

A Cast Of Locally Renowned Actors Pay Tribute To 400 Years Of Social Activism In Voices Of A People’s History Of The United States, January 29-31

Plays and Players Theatre

Four hundred years of activism lights up the stage when Plays and Players Theatre hosts Voices of a People’s History of the United States, January 29-31. Featuring speeches, songs and more, this powerful production draws on excerpts from the book of the same name edited by Anthony Arnove and noted historian, author and avid social […]

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January 27, 2015

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Hosts Local Performers For A Celebration Of Its Represent Exhibition, Tomorrow, January 28

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Hosts Local Performers For A Celebration Of Its Represent Exhibition, Tomorrow, January 28

As part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday and in celebration of Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, the museum is hosting Lyrispect Presents: Represent Redux, a very special event this Wednesday, January 28. Pay whatever admission price you’d like to enter the museum, and, beginning at 6:30 p.m., listen to […]

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January 27, 2015

The Academy Of Vocal Arts’ Young Professionals Committee Hosts A Preview Of La Bohème And French Party This Wednesday, January 28

Academy of Vocal Arts

This Wednesday, January 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Academy of Vocal Arts’ Young Professionals Committee will host an evening of music, food and drinks for AVA After Dark in anticipation of its upcoming show La Bohème, a famous opera set in 19th century Paris. Be one of the first to catch the show […]

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January 26, 2015

The Bearded Ladies And Dito Van Reigersberg Team Up To Present Mommie Queerest, An All-Musical Take On Mommie Dearest, January 26 And February 2

The Bearded Ladies And Dito Van Reigersberg Team Up To Present Mommie Queerest, An All-Musical Take On Mommie Dearest, January 26 And February 2

Tonight, January 26 and next Monday, February 2, The Bearded Ladies are teaming up with Dito Van Reigersberg (aka Martha Graham Cracker) of the Pig Iron Theatre Company for Mommie Queerest, a camp opera take on the cult-classic film Mommie Dearest, a biographical film about Joan Crawford. The all-musical show will tell the story of […]

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January 26, 2015

First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts Provides Valentine’s Day Comic Relief, Saturday, February 14

First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts Provides Valentine’s Day Comic Relief, Saturday, February 14

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but if candlelit dinners and mushy sentiments don’t appeal, try snagging a ticket for the annual First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files, on Saturday, February 14 at Underground Arts. In what promises to be a hilarious night of self-deprecating humor, the annual anti-Valentine’s Day storytelling competition asks audience members to […]

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January 23, 2015

The Kimmel Center Hosts Two Days Of Free Kid-Centric Performances, Today, January 23 And Tomorrow, January 24

The Kimmel Center Hosts Two Days Of Free Kid-Centric Performances, Today, January 23 And Tomorrow, January 24

Free music and performances of all sort will fill the Kimmel Center this weekend as the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), an international group of performance groups, treats audiences to everything from song and dance to puppetry and theater. IPAY is made up a variety of talented troupes from countries including Belgium, Canada and […]

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January 22, 2015

Opera Philadelphia Opens The East Coast Premiere Of Oscar, A Show About The Trial And Imprisonment Of Oscar Wilde, February 6-15

Opera Philadelphia Opens The East Coast Premiere Of Oscar, A Show About The Trial And Imprisonment Of Oscar Wilde, February 6-15

Later this winter, Opera Philadelphia will debut the East Coast premiere of Oscar, an opera about the downfall of the acclaimed literary figure Oscar Wilde, at the Academy of Music. The riveting opera opens with Wilde in the height of his career and popularity just as he is charged with “gross indecency with other male […]

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January 14, 2015

Tonight Picks: Ice Rink At Dilworth Park, Ambler Restaurant Week, Winterfest At Penn’s Landing, All-You-Can-Eat Ribs At Percy Street Barbecue And More

Dilworth Park

The middle of the workweek is here and is bringing a variety of hump day happenings to Philadelphia and the region. Embrace the winter chill by enjoying hot cocoa and an evening of ice skating at either the ice rink at Dilworth Park or RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. For those looking to take it inside, […]

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January 14, 2015

The Arden Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere Of Under The Skin By Local Playwright Michael Hollinger, January 15-March 15

The Arden Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere Of Under The Skin By Local Playwright Michael Hollinger, January 15-March 15

The ties that may or may not bind families together unfurl in fervid fashion in Under the Skin, a world-premiere work by Lancaster-born playwright Michael Hollinger produced by the Arden Theatre Company this winter, January 15 through March 15. The set-up to the drama concerns a dying father who asks his daughter if she’ll donate […]

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January 13, 2015

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Stages A Post-Modern Cabaret In Hot ’N’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration, Starting January 13

Mauckingbird

Mauckingbird Theatre Company puts a novel twist on one of America’s most celebrated composer/songwriters, with Hot ’N’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration, opening January 13 at the Skybox at the Adrienne Theater. Presented via Mauckingbird’s distinctly queer sensibility, the show is a revue-style homage to a doyenne of sly witty entertainment. Six exceptional singers take […]

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