I’ve been sitting in on some of the absurdist theater company’s rehearsals, sketching and liking what I see.
A visit with the eccentric Sycamore family is always a warm adventure in zaniness
BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (Walnut Street): Ken Ludwig’s version turns the story on its head
An ancestral manor, a family curse, a fiend: Ken Ludwig’s version turns this Sherlock Holmes story on its head.
LES MISERABLES (National Tour at Academy of Music): A vibrant retelling of the classic Victor Hugo novel
Thirty-two years ago, the other popular Broadway shows were A Chorus Line, Footloose, and Little Shop of Horrors. Unlike these musicals, LES MISERABLES has never really left the public conscience.
ALL THE DEAD BIDDLES (Underbite Theatre Company): Looks at life after death through lens of dark humor
Underbite Theatre Company handles a tough topic wiith searing insight and sensitivity.
This month, actor Summerfield showcases another side of her talents with MARY SHELLEY, a solo performance she created for rare book museum the Rosenbach.
Although Spanish guest conductor has led the Philadelphia Orchestra once before, in 2016, he is a relatively new face for the Philadelphians.
Philadelphia native, Phoenix Best, comes full circle as she prepares to return to the area in the touring production of Les Misérables.
JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Casabuena Cultural Productions): The classic Christmas ghost story, retold
Tom Mula’s reimagining of the classic Dickens tale is a good fit for this family friendly company. The slightly anachronistic humor gets laughs, and a warm-hearted ending captures the essence…
To balance the traumas of life—from a difficult childhood through a challenging adulthood—a man writes down every brilliant thing, every wish he can think of.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is set in a countryside town near a forest. The musical is based on Linda Woolverton’s screenplay for Disney, which focuses on the ill-fated beast and his…