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Neal Zoren’s Shows to See in Philadelphia This September

September is most active month in Philadelphia theater

One Eclectic Season — 2019-2020 in Philadelphia

A rundown of an enticing season of theater in Philadelphia

CONSTELLATIONS (Quantum Theater Group/Wings of Paper): 60-second review

This is a fine production and it’s exciting to have a new Northeast Philly theater company.

Letter from Edinburgh: A dilettante at large reviews

Toby Zinman reviews shows from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar August 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia in August 2019

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis”

The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (REV Theatre): Put on the Dog!

“…there’s a dog already biting,—’s conscience.” ~ Dog in The Witch of Edmonton REV Theatre kicks up the heat in the 17th century THE WITCH OF EDMONTON; a play based…

Theater in Sketch: JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi)

I was looking forward to catching Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi’s presentation on late-stage capitalism, JOHNNY DEPP: A RETROSPECTIVE ON LATE-STAGE CAPITALISM, ever since I first heard about it. It showed…

Theater in Sketch: GINTRY (Die-Cast Productions)

Drinks, theater, and sketches from Quig’s Pub

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar July 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in July 2019?

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

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.

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…

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.

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,

Theater in Sketch: CRUEL INTENTIONS (Kimmel Center)

Sketches of the musical by Chuck Schultz.

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.

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.

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?