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Theater in Sketch: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Walnut Street)

A review in words and sketch by Chuck Schultz and Yumna Tolaimate

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What Peaches and What Penumbras! A musical play concludes Whitman at 200

The last big Whitman at 200 event was Oscar Visits Walt, a musical play about the meeting of two gay poets, Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.

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BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION (IRC): A terribly funny nightmare of a beach trip

For their June show, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium decided to take on a grotesque play by Christopher Durang which Tina Brock directed. Brock herself has the prime comedic role of…

Tyler Houchins, UArts Class of 2014 Senior Showcase. Photo by David Fertik.

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

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Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN (Surflight Theatre): 60-second review

This HOLIDAY INN is very, very impressive for a regional seashore show, in fact it would be impressive anywhere,

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Theater in Sketch: CRUEL INTENTIONS (Kimmel Center)

Sketches of the musical by Chuck Schultz.

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Getting into the Swing of CATS: Bucks Co native Justin Geiss on his feline roles

Justin Geiss talks about working as a “swing” performer who can be called on to take the stage at a moment’s notice.

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Cirque on Ice: Director Fabrice Lemire talks Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

Lemire talks to Debra Danese about the unique challenges of bringing acrobatics and skating together.

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It’s a Philadelphia Thing: A new performing arts festival fosters artistic exchange

There’s new performing arts festival in town: Trade School PHL/LAX runs June 5-8

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar June 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in June 2019?

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Blonde Brief: Sean Thompson stars in LEGALLY BLONDE

Sean Thompson returns to the Walnut Street Theatre in the new production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, an adaption of the hit comedy film.

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Theater in Sketch: LET IT SNOWDEN (Hella Fresh Theater)

Theater takes us out of the fictional world we occasionally mistake as real.

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Missionary Position: Interview with BOOK OF MORMON star Liam Tobin

Broadway veteran Liam Tobin will lead the cast of Book of Mormon as Elder Price when the show returns to Philly this month.

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“It’s all a marathon, not a sprint”: Interview with Keith Illidge on Inis Nua’s production of UNTITLED

Tina Gill interviews Keith Illidge about his work and role in Inis Nua’s UNTITLED

Keith Illidge as twin brothers X and Y in Inis Nua's American premiere of UNTITLED. Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

UNTITLED (Inis Nua): Brother, Name, Destiny—The American premiere of Inua Ellams’ drama

Two brothers must find each other before they can find themselves.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar May 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in May 2019?

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Theater in Sketch: MASTER HAROLD… AND THE BOYS (EgoPo)

Chuck Schultz sketches one half of the “Censured” series of South African plays

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Aching for Love in South Camden: SCTC puts on David Schulner’s AN INFINITE ACHE

Raymond Croce, artistic director of South Camden Theatre Company, decided “he wanted to stage a play that would speak to a younger audience from across the Delaware Valley. One that…

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’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (PAC): 60-second review

PAC’s full production of the 17th century play retains the fun and accessibility of its Venture Reading series performances.

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Theater in Sketch: ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (PAC)

Philadelphia Artist Collective’s’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE is running March 28-April 14, 2019 at Philadelphia Boys and Girls Choir 1336 Spring Garden street, and I was there to sketch it….