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Upcoming theater and arts in Philadelphia

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Layers of Onion Dances at SoLow Fest

In preparation for her SoLow Fest performance, Onion Dances, Talia Mason chopped onions, attempting to cry while talking about family memories and associations with onions.

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Mood Music and Mind Control at SoLow Fest

Music accompanies modern life, whether it’s a new band your friends like, the on-hold music of doctor’s office or half your office going to see Beyoncé last Sunday. But what happens when music takes control?

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Rejected Thoughts Emerge at SoLow Fest

A SoLow Fest exploration of what makes us vulnerable, joyous, or angry.

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Full Schedule: 2016 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival June 2-4

An array of circus arts, music, theater and storytelling and an outdoor FUN ZONE

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Bringing the arts back to Philadelphia Public Schools with DREAMGIRLS at SPHS

South Philadelphia High School and Curtis ArtistYear present Dreamgirls the Musical, May 19 and 20, 2016. 

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We don’t study history, we just keep reenacting it: a conversation with Jenn Kidwell

Jenn Kidwell talks history and roleplaying ahead of the relaunch of UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME at FringeArts.

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In Process: PhiladelphiaDANCE.org’s new residency program to have its first showing with Sam Tower + Ensemble

Sam Tower + Ensemble will show a selection of In Process material that has resulted from their residence at CHI Movement Art Center.

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Bodies in Translation: Week Two: Trust Fails

Trisha Brown Company dancer Neal Beasley details the experience of setting Brown’s work on PA Ballet dancers.

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Summer Tailgating: A guide to upcoming new work for theater lovers, likers, and makers

A list of summer pre-season new work tailgating essentials to get us pumped for the 2016/16 theater season.

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Meet Me On South Street: Previewing the fourth annual SOUTH STREET SPRING FESTIVAL

The city’s largest block party returns to South Street on May 7, with a celebration of food, drink, music, and art.

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Meredith Rainey and Tania Isaac team up for (In)Visible

It’s been a meeting of dancer-choreographer minds, bodies and private worlds of dancer-choreographers Meredith Rainey and Tania Isaac.

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A Mummer Renaissance

Piffaro, the Renaissance band, presented the show Mummer’s Delight to 100 people on March 20, at 3 p.m., at Sts. Andrew & Matthew Church in Wilmington, Del. Using historical instruments,…

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Taming the Brew: ShakesBEER brings the Bard to a brewery with a drinky MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“The script is a little more silly and beer filled then Shakespeare originally wrote it,” says MTC’s artistic director Sean Connolly.

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Chickabiddy to Perform in the MANTIS SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE at The Troc

Multi-talented theater artists Aaron Cromie and Emily Schuman formed Chickabiddy in 2015.

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You Don’t Know Philadelphia Writers Like Thom Nickels

Thom Nickels is the go-to person for Philadelphia architecture, gay Philadelphia, and now, literary Philadelphia.

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You might be done with the past, but the past ain’t done with you: Matt Pfeiffer on O’Neill’s ANNA CHRISTIE

Matt Pfeiffer discusses the Eugene O’Neill play ahead of PAC’s reading.

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Shhhh: Secret Show at the Painted Bride.

There’s not much I can tell you about the one-night performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on February 9, 2016. The content, performers, and format are a secret to the audience until the performance begins.

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The Last Days of the Society Hill Playhouse

A stalwart of Philadelphia theater since the 1960s, Society Hill Playhouse will close on April 1, 2016. This Spring’s programming marks the final chapter in a long history.

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More Flamenco. More Wine. Tablao Philly returns with flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano

Pasión y Arte brings flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano to the Asian Arts Initiative for the second Tablao Philly

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Winter’s Hottest Forecast: SNOWBALL 2016 by Brian Sanders’ JUNK will blow you away!

This year’s SNOWBALL, an annual winter fundraiser for Brian Sanders’ JUNK, transforms Union Transfer into a winter wonderland filled with daring dance, music, raffles, drinks, and a spectacular faux snowball fight.