THE WIZ (South Philly High): The arts revived in Philadelphia Public Schools

With support from the Public Citizens for Children’s Picasso Project + Youth and the Curtis Institute of Music’s ArtistYear Fellowship Program, the arts are once again being revived in Philadelphia’s public school district.

Bringing the arts back to Philadelphia Public Schools with DREAMGIRLS at SPHS

South Philadelphia High School and Curtis ArtistYear present Dreamgirls the Musical, May 19 and 20, 2016. 

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN (Arden): No cheese smells this good

It’s hard to know what to expect going into a children’s theater show, but this adult was quite honestly blown away.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (Speakeasy 932): A triumph of the theatrical imagination

Invited into a residence on Juniper Street, we are told to explore whichever way we like. We find 7 dynamically different tales from 5 playwrights.

FIELD HOCKEY HOT (11th Hour): A champion of laughter

One does not know what to expect when walking into a production revolving around sports. Many seem to believe that sports and theater do not belong in the same sentence….

THE DIVORCEES CLUB (Penns Landing Playhouse): Le divorce, c’est dommage

Alil Vardar’s THE DIVORCEES CLUB, a comedy from France, has crossed the Atlantic for its USA premiere at Penns Landing Playhouse.

THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct): 60-second review

A thrilling, thought-provoking, wonderfully heart-wrenching play now receiving its world premiere by InterAct Theatre Company.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Blend Theatrics): A sweet treat for the season

Holiday magic is alive and well at the Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater.

KISS ME, KATE (Renaissance Music Theatre): Tom, Dick, or Harry would all call this a flop

KISS ME, KATE should bring comedy, heart, big production numbers, and a classic big finale. But Renaissance Music Theatre’s production is a few weeks of rehearsal away from capturing the…

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL (Society Hill Playhouse): The annoying ex you never wanted to see

This 90-minute cabaret featuring of three bitter divorced women and a newspaper pen pal crams heartless bubble gum jingles and cheap laughs into the plot of a confused Lifetime special.

Josh Carpenter (left) as Pip and Sally Mercer as Miss Havisham in the Arden Theatre Company’s GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Photo by Mark Garvin.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Arden): Exceeds all expectations

With a perfect combination of passion, pride, storytelling, and imagination, the Arden Theatre Company’s production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS is a thrilling night of theater.

ASKING FOR IT (Simpatico): You asked for it, you got it

Want to hear rape jokes, see nudity, and get doused with reality at a “comedy” show? You asked for it.