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CONSTELLATIONS (Quantum Theater Group/Wings of Paper): 60-second review

This is a fine production and it’s exciting to have a new Northeast Philly theater company.

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Letter from Edinburgh: A dilettante at large reviews

Toby Zinman reviews shows from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe

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Music in Sketch: Zaccai Curtis Quintet (Exuberance Music)

The music in the Exuberance Music space is fashioned to set the bar for the finest taste in design and sound. The home entertainment in this urban designed living room…

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar August 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia in August 2019

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Plough’s Passages: New exhibition at Muse Galley

A exhibition of solo painting work by Jean Plough comes to Old City’s Muse Gallery July 31–September 1, 2019

QUIET POWER, Illustration by Yumna Tolaimate from sketches by Chuck Schultz.

Dance in Sketch: FROM THE FEMININE GAZE (Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co)

Review by Chuck Schultz; illustrations by Yumna Tolaimate

Beautiful, and utterly pointless.

THE LION KING (dir. Jon Favreau): Beautiful and utterly pointless

A film review of the CGI live action remake

1. World premiere. Playhouse on the Square logo.

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis”

The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”

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Circus in Sketch: XOXO MOONGIRL (Almanac)

An acrobatic show with a slightly humorous, yet a serious smirk that hides a dark story

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Full Cirque: Alix Croop returns to her hometown with AMALUNA

Allentown native, Alix Croop, couldn’t imagine how her talents would translate to what she had seen in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria when the show played at her college campus. At…

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THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (REV Theatre): Put on the Dog!

“…there’s a dog already biting,—’s conscience.” ~ Dog in The Witch of Edmonton REV Theatre kicks up the heat in the 17th century THE WITCH OF EDMONTON; a play based…

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SUMMER SERIES 2019 (BalletX): BalletX brings The Little Prince to life

This contemporary ballet of a classic children’s book is immediately understandable for children, but also poignant and thought-provoking for adults.

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Theater in Sketch: JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi)

I was looking forward to catching Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi’s presentation on late-stage capitalism, JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM, ever since I first heard about it. It showed…

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Remembering Stonewall: Gay Liberation 50 years on

The goal of the movement should be the erasure of that hostility so that the movement itself is no longer necessary.

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Theater in Sketch: GINTRY (Die-Cast Productions)

Drinks, theater, and sketches from Quig’s Pub

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar July 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in July 2019?

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ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Ballet): Live ballet at the cinema

A live recording from Royal Opera House gives American audience a rare chance to see a classic ballet

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Theater in Sketch: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Walnut Street)

A review in words and sketch by Chuck Schultz and Yumna Tolaimate

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CANDIDE (Philadelphia Orchestra): A dilettante at large review

A dilettante at large Toby Zinman reviews Candide by Leonard Bernstein.