12 Performing Arts Shows To Love This February

The month's must-see theater and dance in Philadelphia...

February may be the shortest month, but it’s packed with a season’s worth of great theater and dance performances.

Dozens of shows by established and up-and-coming performers make up the 10-day Philly Theatre Week, national tours of Broadway productions and internationally renowned dance come to town and headline plays by leading theater companies grace local stages.

Here are our picks for February performing arts.

Waiting for Godot

Quintessence Theatre Company brings an all-star cast to Mount Airy for Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece.

Waiting for Godot

When:January 31-February 18 (select dates)
Where:The Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Avenue
Cost:$15-$50

www.quintessencetheatre.org

Time Remembered

Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia's absurdist theater company troupe, stages Jean Anouilh's weird and wacky love story.

Time Remembered

When:February 6-March 4 (Select dates)
Where:Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut Street, 5th floor
Cost:$15-$25

www.idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org

Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Theatre Company

Westeros visits the Suzanne Roberts Theatre as Game of Thrones gets a musical theater spoof.

Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire

When:February 9-10
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$45

www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

Written on Skin

The interior of the Academy of Music in PhiladelphiaPhoto by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

On the back of the acclaimed O17 Festival, Opera Philadelphia returns with another cutting-edge contemporary opera.

Written on Skin

When:February 9-18 (select dates)
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$240

www.operaphila.org

Waitress

Photo by Joan Marcus

Music by Sara Bareilles highlights this Broadway musical based on the 2007 film.

Waitress

When:February 13-18
Where:Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut Street
Cost:$62-$132

www.kimmelcenter.org

Love, Lies and Taxidermy

A Welsh town provides the backdrop for Inis Nua Theatre Company's hilarious look at rural love.

Love, Lies and Taxidermy

When:February 14-March 4 (select dates)
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$25-35

www.inisnuatheatre.org

Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Photo courtesy NextMove Dance

Rhythmic modern dance collides with classic ballet in performances by a leading Canadian troupe.

Ballets Jazz de Montréal

When:February 15-18
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$20-$62

www.princetheater.org

Shen Yun

Traverse 5,000 years of Chinese culture through an extravaganza of dance and music.

Shen Yun

When:February 23-March 11 (select dates)
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$80-$165

www.kimmelcenter.org

New Voices

The latest entry in Group Motion's long-running series of contemporary dance features works by four up-and-coming choreographers.

New Voices

When:February 24-25
Where:Meetinghouse Theater, Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Avenue
Cost:$15-$20

www.groupmotion.org

Something Rotten!

Photo by Jeremy Daniel

A Tony-nominated Elizabethan story imagining the world's first musical comes to the Academy of Music on a nationwide tour.

Something Rotten!

When:February 27-March 4
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20-$145

www.kimmelcenter.org

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