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THE ELIXIR OF LOVE (Opera Philadelphia): Ever may the fruit be plucked

A uniformly wonderful cast provide bright, sunshiny fun in this lively, fast-moving, exuberant staging of Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy.

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1776 And All That: Interview with director-choreographer Jennie Eisenhower

In this, the first of a two-part interview, we talk to Eisenhower about her background and work on the production.

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KRISSY FRAELICH (Arden Cabaret): 60-second review

Fraelich proves her mettle as a singer who can move as much as impress you.

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Summer Tailgating: A guide to upcoming new work for theater lovers, likers, and makers

A list of summer pre-season new work tailgating essentials to get us pumped for the 2016/16 theater season.

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THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Curio): A light surface has a dark pull

Something funny across the surface with dark issues riding just under it.

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NOTHING TO SEE HERE (Found Theater Company): Experience the chaos

At times, the play feels like a bad dream, at others like an epiphany; at times confusion seems the primary sensation clouding the experience.

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THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING (Inis Nua): An unforgettable examination of a critical American subject

An intense and impactful bio-play on Bradley Manning makes its powerful American debut in a stellar production by Inis Nua.

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I WILL NOT GO GENTLY (1812): Rage, rage against the dying of the light

The production keeps audience members of all ages laughing with outrageous and suggestive songs by Jennifer Childs and Christopher Colucci.

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Meet Me On South Street: Previewing the fourth annual SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL

The city’s largest block party returns to South Street on May 7, with a celebration of food, drink, music, and art.

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FOREVER PLAID (Montgomery): Always on song

Of all the variety pieces that have become ensemble favorites, Stuart Ross’s musical remains the most durable.

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SPRING SERIES (BalletX): Ten Years On

BalletX has been around for ten years and they have much to celebrate.

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We Are All Chelsea Manning: Inis Nua actors on what THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING means to them

We asked the actors in this challenging production: Who is Bradley Manning to you?

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ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE (Walnut): Crazy for this show

Ted Swindley’s blend of a heartwarming bonding of two good ole’ gals and more than two dozen songs associated with singer Patsy Cline.

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…

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MACHINAL (EgoPo): Welcome to the machine

A dank, metallic, appropriately oppressive feel imbues this production of Sophie Treadwell’s 90-year-old play.

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Bodies in Translation: Week one, beginning at the beginning

A dancer for Trisha Brown Company details the experience of setting Brown’s work on the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers.

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Rapid Oscillations Between the Sacred and the Profane: An interview with Bhob Rainey

We caught up with Bhob Rainey to learn more about his background and his work on O Monsters First Draft.

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HOLLY’S DEAD SOLDIERS (Chris Davis, Bruce Walsh and Douglas Williams): 60-second review

Adapting Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s but not pulling verbatim from the novella, three playwrights have created a special experience in a Point Breeze row home.

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THE BIELLO MARTIN SONGBOOK: A famous Philly couple invites us into their wondrous world

The cabaret show is composed of an entertaining collection of songs written over the years by longtime collaborators and life partners.

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1776: THE MUSICAL (Media): Not your textbook history production

1776 will make you laugh, might even make you cry, and will most certainly be more enjoyable than the lectures of your middle school history teachers.