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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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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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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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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

Tyler Houchins, UArts Class of 2014 Senior Showcase. Photo by David Fertik.

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

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Theater in Sketch: CRUEL INTENTIONS (Kimmel Center)

Sketches of the musical by Chuck Schultz.

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Getting into the Swing of CATS: Bucks Co native Justin Geiss on his feline roles

Justin Geiss talks about working as a “swing” performer who can be called on to take the stage at a moment’s notice.

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A Passion for Dance and Music: Bryan Koulman talks ahead of his 4th annual show

Phindie interviewed director and choreographer Bryan Koulman about the program and his passions for dance and music.

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Cirque on Ice: Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

Lemire talks to Debra Danese about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

Jumatatu Poe photo by Gemma Galiana.

It’s a Philadelphia Thing: A new performing arts festival fosters artistic exchange

There’s new performing arts festival in town: Trade School PHL/LAX runs June 5-8

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Rennie Harris Gets Funky: Interview with the choreographer ahead of FUNKEDIFIED

Rennie Harris: Funkified is inspired by the funk music of his youth.

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Blonde Brief: Sean Thompson stars in LEGALLY BLONDE

Sean Thompson returns to the Walnut Street Theatre in the new production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, an adaption of the hit comedy film.

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Theater in Sketch: LET IT SNOWDEN (Hella Fresh Theater)

Theater takes us out of the fictional world we occasionally mistake as real.

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Missionary Position: Interview with BOOK OF MORMON star Liam Tobin

Broadway veteran Liam Tobin will lead the cast of Book of Mormon as Elder Price when the show returns to Philly this month.

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Interview Over Morning Coffee with Ian Hussey, departing Principal Dancer at Pennsylvania Ballet

Since he met ballet at age of 8 when his parents brought him to the Academy of Music to see the Nutcracker by Pennsylvania Ballet, Ian Hussey lived a life…

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“It’s all a marathon, not a sprint”: Interview with Keith Illidge on Inis Nua’s production of UNTITLED

Tina Gill interviews Keith Illidge about his work and role in Inis Nua’s UNTITLED

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (NextMove Dance)

An iridescent light shining on a crater with life crawling out of it.

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Theater in Sketch: MASTER HAROLD… AND THE BOYS (EgoPo)

Chuck Schultz sketches one half of the “Censured” series of South African plays