ONCE (Bucks County Playhouse): Once upon a time in New Hope

Bucks County Playhouse’s stunning production of ONCE leaves audiences hungry for more.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Curio): A comedy of labor

Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.

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NEXT TO NORMAL (Bristol Riverside): Rock concert or psycho-drama?

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s snazzy Next to Normal leaves reviewer Josh Herren cold.

A SMALL FIRE (PTC): 60-second review

Joanie Schultz’s direction centers on masterful and delicate performances by Bebe Neuwirth and John Dossett.

A Millennial’s Guide to Seeing Theater in Philly and Still Paying Your Rent

Theater tickets are expensive. What’s a young theater lover in Philadelphia to do? 

DANCE NATION (Wilma): What it means to be ferociously pubescent

The constant menace of teenage ambition hums under the entire production.

THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH (Quintessence): Celebrating the common people of Ireland

In repertory with their solid production of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, the company presents three of Synge’s one-acts as THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH.

DOT (People’s Light): A (fading) memory play

Mmemories fill a family’s West Philadelphia home like radio waves.

FALSETTOS (11th Hour Theatre Company): 60-second review

A challenging show, with musically complicated, character-driven songs, that demands performers tell almost the entire story through song.

MINORITYLAND (Power Street Theatre): The G word

MINORITY portrays gentrification and its evils in a complexity lacking from the characters that inhabit the fictional Hope Street.

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Quintessence): Dead dads, tall tales, Irish intrigue

When PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD premiered in Philadelphia in 1912, riots broke out. Quintessence’s skillful production features consistently strong performances that manage to surprise and delight.

ORLANDO (Villanova): Blurred lines

As Orlando journeys through genders and centuries, the pain and beauty of being a human in a body is explored with a vibrant commitment to the process of theater-making. 

Minute by Minute with Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Tour

Hugh Jackman is gunning to be the greatest showman.

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A LITERAL DOLL HOUSE (Macho Goat): 2019 Fringe review

Is she playing with dolls or is she controlling her own narrative?