Opera in Sketch: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA students sing a single aria in competition with each other for prizes awarded by a professional panel of judges and by the audience themselves.


RADIANT VERMIN (Inis Nua): Devilishly good home redecoration

An entertaining cautionary tale about the wages of greed and consumerism


DISGRACED (McCarter): No disgrace here

A divinely thorough production of an honest, far reaching play.


Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Some 50 dance artists and choreographers presenting a wide variety of styles and dance leve


Mexrrissey Does Morrissey: Interview with band member Ceci Bastida

Top players in the Mexico music scene joined forces to play Morrissey’s and The Smith’s greatest hits. They’re coming to the Kimmel Center October 29.


A NEW BRAIN (Horizon): Getting a new lease on life

Theatre Horizon’s production of William Finn’s autobiographical musical comedy is filled with off-beat humor, powerhouse vocals, and a life-affirming message.

The rain falls at the Wilma. Photo by Matt Saunders.

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Wilma): How a hard rain’s a gonna fall

Using the endtimes as a backdrop, Andrew Bovell uses the drama within a family’s history as a parallel for the turbulence in humanity’s.

Red 40 Martha Stuckey

Keen to Feed: Favorite tunes from Red 40 & the Last Groovement

Artists from Philly’s favorite clown-funk band pick favorite songs from their new album and the world of music


THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Arden): “Your First Shade!”

Dito van Reigersberg in a new drag persona steals the spotlight in this riotuous, fierce production.

Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1958 film adaptation of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.

Kaepernick on a Hot Tin Roof? Did self-censorship constrain Tennessee Williams?

Six decades separate the Broadway debut of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in 1955 from Colin Kaepernick’s boycott of the National Anthem

Janis Dardaris (as Mother Courage), Forrest McClendon (as The Cook). Photo by Shawn May.

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!

Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.


ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION Returns (no, we don’t mean the Trump campaign)

As the electoral dysfunction of the 2016 presidential campaign nears to a much longed-for close, New York comedy show ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION returns to Philadelphia for one night only, October 22, 2016, at 9pm.


RUBBERBANDance Group (NextMove Dance): Hip-Hop, beyond borders

Over four decades, NextMove Dance (formerly Dance Affiliates) has led the dance scene in Philadelphia, bringing countless cutting-edge dance companies from around the world. As the opening program of NextMove’s 46th…


Gaslighting Done Right: Interview with the cast of Hedgerow Theatre’s reinvented ANGEL STREET

Considering a trimmed, contemporized, and feminized version of a classic British drama

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Oksana Maslova in Ben Stevenson’s CINDERELLA.
Photo Credit: Alexander Iziliaev

CINDERELLA (PA Ballet): Enchanting ballet magic

The ballet shows the brave and caring intention of artistic director Angel Corella to the company and the Philadelphia ballet fans.


Dinner Theater, Recooked

Irreverent local performers present two strange and sumptuous evenings of independent theater and comedy alongside food and cocktails


A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE (BRT): Fall to pieces over Patsy

Someone should sit down and write a dozen Country tunes for Jessica Wagner to record in the style of Patsy Cline.


Talking EMPEROR JONES: Interview with the director and cast of O’Neill’s tragedy at the South Camden Theatre Company

Eugene O’Neill’s THE EMPEROR JONES kicks off the South Camden Theatre Company’s Fall season


GROUNDED (InterAct): The killing screens

GROUNDED is a tale for our times: war is most hellish when it resembles office life, reality is most profound rendered in pixels.


Pennsylvania Ballet II performs at Culture in the Courtyard

PB II performed under clear, blue skies, with William Penn as their backdrop