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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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A Woman Who Dares: Interview with KC MacMillan

KC MacMillan talks about making the transition from freelance artist to administrative director, what she envisions for the next phase of her career, and what advice she has for young women who aspire to direct in Philadelphia

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Theater in Sketch: CORIOLANUS (Shakespeare in Clark Park)

The audience gather together on two adjacent hill sides and in the middle is a stretch of grass,

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Explaining those billion nights: Interview with Thaddeus Phillips

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “A Billion Nights on Earth is at the same time an adult work for kids and a kids work for adults—or in…

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Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival Returns August 2–6, 2017

From a fledgling weekend-long event, Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF) has become an established part of the city’s theater calendar.

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Rare Opportunity to Take Gaga Workshop and Classes

A three-day Gaga Workshop, which includes a class and repertoire, open to professional dancers and dance students ages 16-and-older, is coming to the Performance Garage

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Life in Oz: Interview with WICKED star Ginna Claire Mason

Ginna Claire Mason talks about her dream role as Glinda in the national touring production.

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Ballet in Sketch: Previewing BalletX’s Summer Program

We get the sense that every brush with every passerby contains remarkable potential.

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Theater in Sketch: THE ROSES IN JUNE (Seagull Productions)

Chuck Schultz reviews in words and image.

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Theater in Sketch: HIR (Simpatico)

Simpatico Theatre Company’s production of HIR by Taylor Mac challenges audiences to reconsider preconceptions of gender identity

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Revisiting PARROT TALK: A play distilled mid-run

Those fortunate enough to see both renditions of PARROT TALK witnessed in real-time flow the distillation of creative genius.

BUDDY: The Buddy Holly StoryJune 24 – July 16Book by Alan JanesMusic and Lyrics by Buddy HollyDirected by Hunter FosterChoreographed by Lorin Latarro

Ritchie Valens in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: Interview with actor Gilbert Sanchez

GILBERT SANCHEZ speaks about his role as Ritchie Valens in the current production.

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Theater in Sketch: HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct)

The InterAct Theater goes behind the scenes of a working kitchen

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Dance in Sketch: Anne-Marie and Dancers Company

This temporal moment is an instant visual image that leaves us with something once the performance is over.

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Quincy Tyler Bernstine in INTIMATE APPAREL: Stalwart supporting actor gets chance to shine

Although her name may not sound immediately familiar, Quincy Tyler Bernstine has been a force in theater for nearly two decades.

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Theater in Sketch: PEACEABLE KINGDOM (Orbiter 3)

Rebecca Wright brought out the cute and cuddly demeanor of the cast while still driving home a deep dark message

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Local playwright makes good: An interview with Jacqueline Goldfinger

It’s been a banner month for local playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger.

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Theater in Sketch: THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY (Curio)

The small cast at Curio Theatre play multiple roles in THE MASSIVE TRAGEDY OF MADAME BOVARY, a dramatization of Gustave Flaubert’s novel (read the Phindie review). Aetna Gallagher, Andrew Blasenak,…

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It Doesn’t Take a Man: Getting to the Bottom of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“It doesn’t take a man to play the role of Bottom,” says veteran actor Susan Wefel, who is playing one of Shakespeare’s most ridiculous fools. “It can be a woman.”

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What’s Going On: Interview with Jarran Muse of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL

Jarran Muse talks to Phindie about preparing for his role as Marvin Gaye.