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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 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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January 12, 2015

The Walnut Street Theatre Presents The Classic Noël Coward Play Private Lives, January 13-March 1

The Walnut Street Theatre Presents The Classic Noël Coward Play Private Lives, January 13-March 1

A granddaddy of romantic comedy lights up the Walnut Street Theatre as Noël Coward’s Private Lives takes the main stage this winter. Opening with previews Tuesday, January 13 and running though Sunday, March 1, Private Lives is a droll farce. Like many of Coward’s works, the show concerns elegant sophisticated individuals who lose their sense […]

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January 7, 2015

Motown The Musical Brings A Giant Jukebox Of Hit Songs To The Academy of Music For A Two-Week Run Through January 18

Motown the Musical

The hits just keep on comin’ when Motown The Musical plays The Academy of Music this winter, January 6-18. Featuring more than 50 memorable songs, and smooth choreography, the show is a homage to a record label that revolutionized American music, as well as to its founder Berry Gordy. The names of artists made famous […]

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January 5, 2015

FringeArts Scratch Night Continues Tonight, January 5 With An Evening Of Free Performances Of Theatrical Works In Progress

FringeArts

For those who’ve resolved to take better advantage of Philadelphia’s amazing arts scene in 2015, we suggest starting with a free night of theater. Tonight, Monday, January 5, Philadelphia’s cutting-edge arts organization FringeArts continues its long-running Scratch Night series On the first Monday of every month, FringeArts welcomes regional theater and dance groups to perform […]

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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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December 10, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group continues to offer progressive versions of classic literature when it repels down the rabbit hole to present Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at Mt. Airy’s Sedgwick Theater, beginning tonight, December 10, and running through January 4, 2015. Quintessence is all about enlightening the classics through visceral, actor-focused text-driven productions. Though this […]

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December 5, 2014

FringeArts Debuts The Sincerity Project, An “Anti-Play” That Plans To Span 24 Years On Stage, Now Playing Through Saturday, December 13

FringeArts

Theater works may evolve over time, but none do so with the scope of The Sincerity Project, an original production debuting at FringeArts this month with performances through Saturday, December 13. A coming of age show like none you’ve seen before, the show features seven performers of the Philadelphia-based Team Sunshine Performance Corporation reflecting on […]

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December 5, 2014

Roundup: The Best Holiday Theater, Music And Dance Performances On Stages In Philadelphia This Season

Walnut Street Theatre

There’s no place like the theater for the holidays, where all of the magic of the festive season comes to life on stage. From the stately Avenue of the Arts to the city’s cozy neighborhood playhouses, Philadelphia’s performing arts community hosts a ton of great holiday-themed shows this season sure to be a treat not […]

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