I had the pleasure of attending Ephrata Performing Arts Center's production of Hand to God this weekend and I couldn't have been more entertained. I was not familiar with the play whatsoever except for the notoriety it received on Broadway when an audience member climbed up on stage and tried to plug his phone into an… Continue reading Community Theatre Review: ‘Hand to God’ at Ephrata Performing Arts Center- Is this really community theatre?
I feel like you'd be hard pressed to find somebody who has never seen the 1978 musical movie "Grease". I know I'm certainly a mega fan. I'll never forget watching the movie for the first time on one of my yearly childhood trips to Long Island with my grandma. We would stay with my extended… Continue reading Documentary Review: Grease is still the word 40 years later
Happy Pride, everyone! It's that time of year again where people start posting everything on Facebook with a rainbow background, the rainbow emoji is in high demand and all the thirst traps on Instagram are posting shirtless pictures donning a rainbow flag as a cape. Yes, it can seem "extra", but we've earned it. It's… Continue reading Feeling proud approaching Philadelphia’s 30th Pride celebratory weekend
Where does one begin when writing an introductory column? Here, I guess. I'm Christopher Eklund and thrilled to be the newest contributor for Philly Life & Culture! I am the most passionate (and sometimes overly nerdy) fan of pop culture in the LGBTQ+ community, especially when it comes to musical theatre. You'd be hard pressed to… Continue reading Introducing Christopher Eklund to Philly Life & Culture’s LGBTQ+ Freeform Blog