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Opera Review: Shining light on Alzheimer’s – Beecher and Moscovitch focus on the patients in Sky on Swings for O18

Lembit Beecher's opera, Sky on Swings, opens Opera Philadelphia's Festival 018 with a courageous look at Alzheimer's disease. With a beautiful libretto by Hannah Moscovitch, the opera takes a look at how the patients perceive their disease. Lighting Designer Pat Collins and Set Designer Andrew Lieberman used cold, grey walls and stark lighting to create… Continue reading Opera Review: Shining light on Alzheimer’s – Beecher and Moscovitch focus on the patients in Sky on Swings for O18

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BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FERRY MARKET, WILL PRESENT BRIDGES STORY SLAM TO CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate the first anniversary of New Hope’s, Ferry Market, Bucks County Playhouse has partnered with the venue to create the first community story slam. The event is free and will take place at Ferry Market, 32 South Main Street on October 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. “We're so excited to bring the story slams to… Continue reading BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FERRY MARKET, WILL PRESENT BRIDGES STORY SLAM TO CELEBRATE THEIR FIRST ANNIVERSARY

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Upper Darby salutes regional veterans with Oldies Night, A Salute to Veterans, a live concert featuring Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Happenings and more, on October 6 at UDPAC

 Upper Darby Township presents Oldies Night, A Salute to Veterans, a live concert to celebrate the region’s veterans on October 6 at 7 pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. With the nationally renowned doo-wop groups Jay Siegel’s Tokens and The Happenings - plus the region’s well-known “girl group,” The First Ladies of Rock and Soul - the evening will prove to… Continue reading Upper Darby salutes regional veterans with Oldies Night, A Salute to Veterans, a live concert featuring Jay Siegel’s Tokens, The Happenings and more, on October 6 at UDPAC

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Theatre Review: The Book Club Play opens Villanova season

Villanova Theater opened its 2018 – 2019 season last night with Karen Zacarias’ play, The Book Club Play.  Zacarias, an award-winning playwright from the D.C. area whose works are performed all over the country, hands her baby into the inventive and masterful hands of Director James Ijames, a professor at Villanova.  It couldn’t be in… Continue reading Theatre Review: The Book Club Play opens Villanova season

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Theatre Review: College Sports Under a Microscope at Delaware Theater Company

Sanctions by Philadelphia’s own Bruce Graham examines the hypocrisy of College Athletics, but this a play that is bigger than sports. Graham offers us insights into cheating, sexism, racism and sexual assault all under the examination of America’s addiction to big time college football.  The story is told through the eyes of a veteran female… Continue reading Theatre Review: College Sports Under a Microscope at Delaware Theater Company

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING Announces Return Engagement to Arden Theatre After Triumphant Sold-Out Run!

Hailed by audiences and critics alike, the one-man show stars Philadelphia favorite Scott Greer in a gripping, moving, and hilarious tale of what makes life worth living. When EVERY BRILLIANT THING debuted at the Arden Theatre Company in 2017, it was loved by both audiences and critics alike.  WHYY called the production “a gem,” and… Continue reading EVERY BRILLIANT THING Announces Return Engagement to Arden Theatre After Triumphant Sold-Out Run!

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Fringe Review: Close Your Legs, Honey opens your heart

Philly Improv Theater’s entry in this year’s Fringe Festival is both a comedy and a tragedy, often at the same time. Close Your Legs, Honey follows 11-year-old Honey Louise Nanette Baker (Hannah Parke) as she participates in the nine-to-11-year-old division of the 19th Annual Little Miss Cutie Pie Pageant in Tennessee, under the thumb of… Continue reading Fringe Review: Close Your Legs, Honey opens your heart