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Theater in Sketch: ON EDGE (PA Ballet)

Pennsylvania Ballet’s new program, On Edge, is now at the Merriam Theater until November 12. Few companies could rehearse and mount a modern dance program only weeks after their Sleeping…

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Theater in Sketch: Previewing THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Chuck Schultz sketches a preview talk from the Phantom.

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Phindie will be Live Tweeting the 2017 Barrymore Awards

Tonight is the ceremony for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, and Phindie will be there, holding a cell phone and live tweeting about the gathering and the winners….

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The Voice Which Calls To Me: Abigail Mentzer returns to Philly with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Abigail Mentzer makes her return to Philadelphia as a ballerina in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

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Challenges, Chances, Changes—Gender Equity in Concert Dance: Interview with Helen Pickett

Renowned choreographer Helen Pickett talks about her experience as a dancer and choreographer and her vision for younger people in the dance world

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Opera in Sketch: GiariGiari Bel Canto Competition (Academy of Vocal Art)

The beauty on stage dressed every kind of part and made it possible to learn about the different styles of opera singing and acting.

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Performance in Sketch: BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols (Dickie Beau at the Crossing The Line Festival with Abrons Arts Center)

This US premiere of BLACKOUTS: Twilight of Idols brings together an audience on stage to witness the underbelly of The Crossing The Line Festival.

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America’s Diva Comes to Philadelphia: An interview with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming has been at the forefront of classical music for three decades.

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Devised Theater Workshop with Leading UK Practitioner Frantic Assembly

Innovative London-based company Frantic Assembly is coming to Philadelphia on October 18, 2017, with a Devised Theater Workshop

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Philly Actors Who Are Better Than You (at acting) and Deserve to be Seen

Casting actors you don’t know is like getting a dog from the animal shelter. Shit is cool for a while but then they flip the fuck out and bite you or run away.

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The 26th Philadelphia Film Festival skates off with Tonya Harding and closes with Martin McDonagh

From October 19 to 29, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the 26th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

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The Mother of All Roles: E. Ashley Izard plays Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

E. Ashley Izard tackles one of the most daunting roles in the American canon.

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A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE (Pig Iron): Creating an environment for thought

It is our job as artists to create environments for people to see things differently. Pig Iron did that.

Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

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[NYC] Dance in Sketch: I WILL BE THERE WHEN YOU DIE (Alessandro Sciarroni at the Crossing the Line Festival)

The Crossing the Line Festival presented by FIAF in New York brings artists from around the world to broaden our perspective.

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[NYC] Dance in Sketch: CORBEAUX (Bouchra Ouizguen at the Crossing The Line Festival)

The Brooklyn Museum welcomed its visitors to sit in on a chanting, mantra-like performance. The woman covered up delegates a cultural observance, respect, and worship. In the Brooklyn Museum, the…

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After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste

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Serving Up Success: Interview with Brad Zimmerman on MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY

My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and uplifting story about the perseverance and passion needed to ‘make it’ as an artist a

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Fringe in Sketch: TRIAGE (Bent Antennae)

The play enters the Gray Cloud.