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April 21, 2014

1812 Productions Presents High-Spirited Political Comedy This Is The Week That Is, Starting Thursday, April 24

Sure, it’s easy to poke fun at the absurdity of the political scene but 1812 Productions makes a real art of it with This is the Week That Is, launching at Plays & Players Theatre on Thursday, April 24. The annual showcase is always a highlight of 1812′s season, and the way things have been [...]

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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 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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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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March 17, 2014

Broadway Philadelphia Continues Its Season With The Phantom Of The Opera At The Academy Of Music, Opening Wednesday, March 19

The hottest tickets to top Broadway shows can be had with ease in Philadelphia, thanks to the touring performances of the Kimmel Center-affiliated Broadway Philadelphia series. Up next in the current 2014 season is the lush touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, playing at the Academy of Music Wednesday, March 19 through Saturday, [...]

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March 12, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre’s Arsenic And Old Lace Brings Mischievous Deeds And Big Fun To The Stage Through April 27

One of America’s longest-lived stage comedies Arsenic and Old Lace brings good old-fashioned fun to theWalnut Street Theatre, through April 27. A classic farce, the story centers around two elderly church-going sisters who are well known for charitable activities. They’re beloved by townsfolk and even local police officers who are all clueless to the fact [...]

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March 11, 2014

Painted Bride Art Center Hosts The World Premiere Of The Clothesline Muse, A Work Of Music, Dance, Spoken Word And More, March 14-16

A leader on the alternative performing arts scene for more than four decades, the Painted Bride Art Center presents visionary, dynamic performances in world and jazz music, poetry, dance, and theater. This weekend, the Bride underscores its commitment to producing exciting works with the debut of the world-premiere theatrical piece, The Clothesline Muse. Taking the [...]

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February 28, 2014

Join Martha Graham Cracker And More To Support Mt. Airy At Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? At The Sedgwick Theater, March 15

For a night out with drag diva Martha Graham Cracker, premier restaurateur Aimee Olexy of Talula’s Garden, Project Runway alum Kirsten Haskins Simms and many more notable locals, join in the annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? benefit and auction supporting the neighborhood of Mt. Airy. Set for Saturday, March 15, the yearly soiree — [...]

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