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September 19, 2014

Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Launches Its Fall Season With Globe Theatre On Tour’s King Lear, September 24-27

Philadelphia’s fall performing arts season is underway, and this month, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its 2014 lineup of theatrical offerings. If you’re looking for an authentic re-staging of a Shakespearean drama, be sure to catch King Lear at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Running September 24-27, the show is […]

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September 19, 2014

Last Chance: The 2014 Fringe Festival Wraps Up Its Citywide Celebration Of Progressive Performing Arts This Sunday, September 21

Hey, theater fans, this weekend brings the final days of the 2014 Fringe Festival, but there’s still time to take in the incredible groundswell of performing, visual and radical arts on tap in Philadelphia. The festival, an 18-day extravaganza of progressive performing and visual arts, only runs through Sunday, September 21, so make sure to […]

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September 17, 2014

A Cast Of Young Performers Takes The Walnut Street Theatre Stage For Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr., Opening Saturday, September 20

Prepare for a fantastic voyage down the rabbit hole when the Walnut Street Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., September 20-28. One of the most adored children’s stories of all time, the production is a based on the book by Lewis Carroll as well as the famous 1951 Disney film of the same name. […]

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September 11, 2014

The Arden Theatre Company Launches Its Fall Season With The Uproarious Comedy La Bête, Starting Thursday, September 11

If you think it’s hard to say a tongue twister, wait till you see La Bête, an uproarious comedy written entirely in rhymed iambic pentameter that opens the Arden Theatre Company’s new season, starting tonight, Thursday, September 11. Set in the 17th century, the show marries high art and low comedy. It spins the tale […]

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September 10, 2014

Reminder: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Its Arena Extravaganza Varekai To The Wells Fargo Center For Seven Shows, September 10-14

A marvelous spectacle of circus arts comes to town in a big way this week with the return of Cirque du Soleil to Philadelphia, bringing its arena production Varekai to the Wells Fargo Center, September 10-14. From its humble beginnings as a group of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now one […]

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September 9, 2014

9-To-5: The Musical Brings A Blockbuster Comedy To The Stage At Walnut Street Theater, Opening September 10

An iconic movie of the ’80s gets a new life, and a lot more songs, when Walnut Street Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical to kick start its 206th season, opening tomorrow, September 10. The movie version of 9 to 5 starred Dolly Parton, and while she’s not in this cast, her presence is […]

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September 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Puts An Innovative Spin On A Classic With iHamlet During The Year Of The Bard And The Fringe Festival, Through September 14

Rhymed couplets have been all the rage in 2014, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations have joined together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. Improving upon the master may be a challenge, but an innovative take on […]

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September 8, 2014

London Grill And Paris Wine Bar In The Fairmount Neighborhood Host FringeArts Shows With A Fringe-Only Menu, September 8-20

Dinner theater gets distinctly fringey when two 2014 Fringe Festival shows are presented at London Grill and Paris Wine Bar in Fairmount, debuting September 8 and 9 respectively. First up, tonight is night one of Blue Suede Productions’ The Last Five Years, a musical about a couple telling their story in two different directions and […]

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September 5, 2014

Our Picks For Fringe Festival Neighborhood Performances Across Philadelphia, September 5-21

For the second year in a row, Fringe Arts will include a selection of neighborhood-based works from independent artists and performance groups during its run of regular programming from September 5-21. The shows range from soul-searching stage shows to tongue-tripping, street-skipping tours of the city’s secrets. As always, the list of offerings is impressive, but […]

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August 28, 2014

A Guide To Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival With Hundreds Of Progressive Performances At Venues Across The City, September 5-21

Now in its 18th year, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival returns September 5-21, with 17 days filled with hundreds of performances of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word and more. Philadelphia becomes an arts mecca thanks to the Fringe’s huge range of shows and complementary events, which draw tens of thousands of people to see […]

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