10 Great Performing Arts Shows In Philadelphia This July

Catch these theater and dance works this month...

This summer, the heat’s onstage as well as in the streets, with a sizzling platter of dance and theater shows at venues across Philadelphia.

Relax on summer evenings with world premieres from a premier dance company, showcases of new theater and dance and free alfresco shows of classic plays.

These are the hottest shows in Philadelphia this July.

The Lesson

The Lesson at Theatre ContraPhoto courtesy Theatre Contra

New company Theatre Contra stages Ionesco's classic absurdist tale of pedagogy and murder.

The Lesson

When:July 6-15 (select dates)
Where:Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$15

www.theatrecontra.com

BalletX Summer Series 2018

Mozart, Mendelssohn and the haunting sounds of a live trio provide the soundtrack for an enticing program of world-premiere choreography.

BalletX Summer Series 2018

When:July 11-22
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street
Cost:$25-$55

www.balletx.org

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company returns to local parks with another series of free performances.

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

When:July 11-29 (select dates)
Where:Various locations including Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost:Free

www.cctheatrec.org

Koresh Artist Showcase: July Black Box Series

Koresh DancePhoto by Pete Checcia

A showcase of Philadelphia's best up-and-coming choreographers by Koresh Dance Company.

Koresh Artist Showcase: July Black Box Series

When:July 14-15
Where:Koresh Dance Studios, 2002 Rittenhouse Square
Cost:$12

www.koreshdance.org

PlayPenn Performances and Readings

The new play development conference responsible for Broadway smash OSLO offers theater-lovers the chance to see in-process performances and readings of the next big plays.

PlayPenn Performances and Readings

When:July 17-29 (select dates)
Where:The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:Free

www.playpenn.org

FIGMAGO

A beguiling immersive collaboration between visual artist Meg Saligman and renowned local dance troupe Brian Sanders' JUNK sees art come alive as you enter the mind of a muralist.

FIGMAGO

When:July 18 - September 23 (select dates)
Where:Meg Saligman Studios, 829 Bainbridge Street
Cost:$24-$38

www.figmago.com

Workinonit

Instructors from the popular urban dance school reveal their choreographic chops with a program of works-in-progress.

Workinonit

When:Thursday, July 19, 9-10:30 p.m.
Where:Urban Movement Arts, 2100 Chestnut Street
Cost:Pay what you wish

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Get You a Girl Who Can Do Both

Burlesque star HoneyTree EvilEye brings together a lineup of women with smarts and style to perform burlesque numbers and give TED-style talks.

Get You a Girl Who Can Do Both

When:Friday, July 20, 10 p.m.
Where:Ruba Club, 416 Green Street
Cost:$15-$20

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New Play Festival

Players Club of Swarthmore showcases three new plays selected from many entries, including two by local artists.

New Play Festival

When:July 20-22
Where:Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Avenue, Swarthmore
Cost:$10

www.pcstheater.org

Twelfth Night

Photo courtesy of Shakespeare In Clark Park

An all-star cast brings Shakespeare's timeless comedic romance to the picnic-friendly slopes of West Philly's Clark Park.

Twelfth Night

When:July 25-29
Where:Shakespeare in Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:Free

www.shakespeareinclarkpark.org

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