Previews

Upcoming theater and arts in Philadelphia

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Tiger Players: Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists present its first full production

This month, PAPA seeks to solidify its presence in the city with its first full production, Tiger Style! by Mike Lew.

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Theater in Sketch: Previewing TIME REMEMBERED (IRC)

I’ve been sitting in on some of the absurdist theater company’s rehearsals, sketching and liking what I see.

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2018 Theater Preview: 11th Hour Theatre Company

For 2018, 11th Hour Theatre Company continues two series of one-off productions and presents a full main stage production of a world premiere musical.

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2018 Theater Preview: Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group of Mount Airy produces contemporary stagings of classic theatrical works.

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2018 Theater Preview: Curio Theatre Company

The gem of West Philadelphia, Curio Theatre Company continues to impress with its literary adaptations and productions of classic and contemporary theater.

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2018 Theater Preview: FringeArts

The company that brings us the Philadelphia Fringe Festival keeps the Fringe coming all year long with presentations by inventive local and visiting artists.

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2018 Theater Preview: EgoPo Classic Theatre

EgoPo Classic Theatre focuses its 2017/18 series on the work of John Guare with the world premiere of Guare’s Lydie Breeze Trilogy as one fluid theatrical experience.

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2018 Theater Preview: InterAct Theatre Company

Interact Theatre Company continues to produce provocative contemporary plays exploring relevant political issues.

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Devil May Care: Acrobatic comedian Nick Gillette gives demon summoning a go

Storyteller and acrobat Nick Gillette is best known for his work with Almanac Dance Circus Theater, which he cofounded in 2013. But he also dabbles in comedy and demon summoning….

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I Just Wanted To Be Happy: SUICIDE STORIES, a Fringe preview

How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing MUJERES by Gavino + Carbonell

On August 26, I attended the IN THE HOUSE Performance Art Party for 2017 Fringe show MUJERES.

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Fringe in Sketch: Previewing STORM by Asya Zlatina and Dancers

Phindie can vouch for Asya Zlatina’s STORM because we were lucky enough to sit in on a rehearsal for the emotion-capturing piece.

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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No Words for Arielle Pina’s NO INTRODUCTION or A White Viewer’s Guide to Reacting to NO INTRODUCTION

Arielle Pina doesn’t have words for it. She can talk about colorism , but there’s not a way to neatly explain how it has affected her.

THE WIZ (South Philly High): The arts revived in Philadelphia Public Schools

With support from the Public Citizens for Children’s Picasso Project + Youth and the Curtis Institute of Music’s ArtistYear Fellowship Program, the arts are once again being revived in Philadelphia’s public school district.

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Emotion is the Heart of Melodrama: Adapting THE PRISONER OF ZENDA

“It’s easier to fix than to create,” says director and adapter Matt Tallman of Anthony Hope’s THE PRISONER OF ZENDA running March 30 to April 30 at the historic Hedgerow…

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Louisa May Alcott and the Civil War: A tale at an historic house

Local playwright Josh Hitchens has interpreted a Civil War story by Louisa May Alcott.

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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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A Winter in the Life of J.S. Bach

This February, Choral Arts Philadelphia presents the Winter segment of the 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach.

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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.