10 Terrific Plays And Musicals To Catch In Philly Theaters This November

Spend an evening at the theater this fall in Philly...

The fall Philadelphia theater season hits its stride this month with world premieres, reprises and classic stories on stages all over town.

Whether you’re looking for hit musicals (see: An American in Paris) or indie performers (we’re looking at you, Automatic Arts), there a show for any theatrical taste on Philly stages in November.

Check out the theater shows we’re giving thanks for this month.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBridePhoto courtesy Arden Theatre

The performer behind local superstar Martha Graham Cracker graces the Arden Theatre Company stage in an energetic look at the art of drag.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

When:October 13-December 4
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street



SLIDESHOWPhoto courtesy Automatic Arts

Innovative local company Automatic Arts brings an immersive piece of nostalgic storytelling to neighborhoods across Philadelphia.


When:November 4-12
Where:Mandell Theater, 3201 Chestnut Street


Wizard of Oz

Walnut Street TheatrePhoto by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

A spectacular adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company of the timeless Hollywood classic follows the yellow brick road to the Walnut Street Theatre in a lavish seasonal staging.

Wizard of Oz

When:November 8-January 8
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street


Dublin By Lamplight

Teaming up with Drexel University, Inis Nua Theatre Company reprises its successful commedia dell’arte production about Irish nationalism and the birth of a theater.

Dublin By Lamplight

When:November 9-20
Where:Mandell Theater



Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

A hit Off-Broadway musical on the serendipity of friendship and the joy of discovery finds its way to Broad Street in this Philadelphia Theatre Company production.


When:November 9-December 11
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street


Nowhere Fast

Characters from from a 2015 Fringe Festival smash enliven FringeArts in a sultry-noir cabaret-style crime escapade.

Nowhere Fast

When:November 11 & 17
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard


Son of a Dog

A world-premiere work by local playwright Gabriel Nathan uses dialog from a real-life cockpit recording and other first-hand accounts of a doomed Egypt Air flight to explore a clash of cultures amid geopolitical tensions.

Son of a Dog

When:November 18-27
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street


An American in Paris

An American In ParisPhoto courtesy Broadway Philadelphia

A Tony-winning musical inspired by an Oscar-winning film about love in the aftermath of war visits the Academy of Music in a can’t-lose touring production.

An American in Paris

When:November 22-27
Where:240 S. Broad Street




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