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Theater in Sketch: THE ENCHANTED (IRC) and A DOLL’S HOUSE (Swarthmore)

Comparinge the absurdist comedy of Giraudoux with the serious drama of Ibsen.

Picture credit : Errisson Lawrence © 2015 Cirque du Soleil
Costume credit : Kym Barrett

Taking Flight with Cirque du Soliel

Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based, internationally renowned, always-beyond-imaginable performance company brings TORUK-The First Flight to the Wells Fargo Center March 8-12, 2017

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Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)

Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.

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Dance in Sketch: DOUG VARONE AND DANCERS (NextMove)

oug Varone and Dancers presented three different dances

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Matt and Matt: A conversation with one-man comedy duo Matt Holmes

In Matt&, Philly improv comedian Matt Holmes performs with an audience member. The show runs every month at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the new Good Good Comedy Theatre.

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Theater in Sketch: Chris Davis in ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW

The setting is Vietnam and we are just waking up at the voice of Martin Sheen.

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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.