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Upcoming theater and arts in Philadelphia

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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.

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NICE AND FRESH Returns with Josh McIlvain, Irina Varina, Steve Lippe, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

Philadelphia’s best revue of new performing arts returns for another season January 13 and 14, 2017, at Moving Arts of Mount Airy.

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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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All the Holiday Favorites (and then some)

This year, all the beloved holiday classics are coming to Chestnut Hill with Casabuena Cultural Productions’ Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).

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Shhh… tell no one, invite everyone: Almanac Dance Circus Theater has a secret show

Did you know you were a member of a secret religious cult? You are, and a meeting has been called to elect a new leader

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Philadelphia DANCE Annual Holiday Dance Guide 2016

Philadelphia offers a whole host of Nutcracker productions and other productions that have become holiday traditions.

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Getting NOWHERE FAST: Sam Tower and BRAT team up for female-fronted rock ‘n’ roll dance theater

Jess Conda joins Sam Tower + Ensemble in an all badass female rock noir cabaret.

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Making Philadelphia Theater Great Again: Ken Brady’s THE LETTER H

What will future theatermakers and scriptwriters make of Donald Trump and his campaign. Ken Brady gets a head start.

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Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon: A punk-theater election fantasia

Mixing punk and bouffon, this political satire offers a chance to laugh at the absurdity of this unusual election cycle and engage in the real issues of the November 8 election.