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Theatre Review: “Lift up your hands” for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

As a fan of the 2001 movie of the same name, I was excited to finally see Hedwig and the Angry Inch live and as written by James Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. “This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story… Continue reading Theatre Review: “Lift up your hands” for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Community Theatre Review: Jason Robert Brown’s Parade at Footlighters in Berwyn

Philly Life & Culture has been invited to community theatre events in the past and we elected not to attend.  As editor, I’ve been at an impasse as to whether or not community theatre should be critiqued and even if those inside the community are prepared to here constructive criticism. There are several publications that… Continue reading Community Theatre Review: Jason Robert Brown’s Parade at Footlighters in Berwyn

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Theatre Review: “Give to Shmuel a smile” with 11th Hour’s Big Red Sun World Premiere

Over a decade in the making, Big Red Sun made its World Premiere with 11th Hour Theatre Company last night at Christ Church Neighborhood House.  Written by creative team John Jiler and Georgia Stitt, brings us a coming of age story of a young teen, Harry Daimler, on a quest to learn more about his… Continue reading Theatre Review: “Give to Shmuel a smile” with 11th Hour’s Big Red Sun World Premiere

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Theatre Review: “Cures for all the nation’s ills” at The Eagle Theatre

“An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their… Continue reading Theatre Review: “Cures for all the nation’s ills” at The Eagle Theatre

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Product Review: Showaflops are perfect for college kids AND pedicure spa days!

Don't let the name Showaflops fool you!  These aren't just a great gift for high school graduating seniors heading off to college in the fall, but also a stylish flip-flop for your beach travels this summer!   About Showaflops Showaflops started as a solution to a dirty problem. When our first tour of a college… Continue reading Product Review: Showaflops are perfect for college kids AND pedicure spa days!

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Product Review: Stomp Rocket® is fun for ALL ages!

NEW Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes were designed by aeronautical engineers and provide hours of fun.  This weekend, I was fortunate to have 3 test subjects, aged 20 months to 4 years old, play with Stomp Rocket® and boy, did it deliver! These unique stunt planes were highly engaging and had the 4 year old completely… Continue reading Product Review: Stomp Rocket® is fun for ALL ages!

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Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing doesn’t quite take flight

“This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.” –… Continue reading Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing doesn’t quite take flight