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Theater in Sketch: ENTER LAUGHING (Players Club of Swarthmore)

This meta-play within a play is clever and ridiculous.

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Circus in Sketch: Previewing CIRQUE ELOIZE

At a sneak peak of he cast of the circus that is coming to Merriam Theater January 13-14, 2017, Cirque Eloize performed for the kids of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and brought some real laughs and smiles for all.

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Phindie’s Best of 2016: Our most-read articles of the past year

Among all these historic joys of 2016, Phindie continued its march as the leading site for independent coverage of Philadelphia theater and arts.

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Pantomine in Sketch: SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light)

Sleeping Beauty the Musical Panto by Peter Pryor and Samantha Reading expresses an ageless story. It is an artistic exploration into space, time, and sound.

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Choral Arts director Matt Glandorf on the Christmas Oratorio

Choral Arts artistic director Matt Glandorf shares a little about the seasonal New Years Eve concert.

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Bad Title, Good Bloopers, and Brian Sanders: PA Ballet’s REVOLUTION

Lily Kind uses a recent PA Ballet program to look at what makes a ballet a ballet and what makes a dance a dance.

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Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)

Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.

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New Years with Bach: Choral Arts Philadelphia presents a seasonal treat

End this strange year with some high notes as Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a rare performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

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Amanda Palmer meets Lizzie Borden

The NYC-based producers of an Amanda Palmer musical welcome cast members from 11th Hour Theater Company’s Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration.

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Welsh Christmas in Philadelphia: Interview with the cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Interview with Aaron Cromie, Scott Greer, Maggie Lakes, Matthew Mastronardi, and Amanda Jill Robinson

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Theater in Sketch: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)

Sketches of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL from Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.

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Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

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The Unemployed Young Actor, a case study

When Megan Farley was still studying theater at Rutgers University in Camden, she thought life as an actor was going to be easy after college.

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“Lauren Feldman is a goddess”: 10 Philadelphia playwrights describe a beloved PlayPenn teacher

Lauren Feldman’s 7-week course for Philadelphia area playwrights had such a profound impact on those she taught.

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Philadelphia DANCE Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

Philadelphia offers a whole host of Nutcracker productions and other productions that have become holiday traditions.

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Meeting the TWO WALKENS: Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan on their new work

For their debut production, Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan looked to one of the most iconic actors of contemporary cinema: Christopher Walken.

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Dance in Sketch: Koresh Artists’ Showcase November Series

Drawing dance is a challenge. It is difficult to capture gesture, for example, because it is always changing. Modern dance provides a new means to an abstracted form of story telling. Each performance left me with a different feeling: bizarre, savage, sweet and tender, sensual, and empowering.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

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A Philadelphian in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Colby Lindeman returns to his hometown on a Broadway tour

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’s touring cast includes Philly local Colby Q. Lindeman, a proud graduate of Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

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Ready for the Next Flight: BalletX reprises SUNSET, o639 HOURS

Eri Yoneda interviews the lead dancers of BalletX’s popular contemporary full-length