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Theater in Sketch: M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran (Alliance Française): )

Playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt adapted his novella, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, into a theatrical performance

The members of Orbiter 3: Emily Acker, L M Feldman, Sam Henderson, James Ijames, and Mary Tuomanen

All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale

In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’t

10 Jonathan Weir (Jafar). Aladdin North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Abracadabra: Jonathan Weir appears in ALADDIN

Jonathan Weir is set to return to Philadelphia as the villainous Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN.

Pennsylvania Ballet Corps de Ballet Members Jacqueline Callahan, Zecheng Liang, and Nayara Lopes in George Balanchine’s JEWELS. Photo Credit: Alexander Iziliaev

JEWELS (PA Ballet): A dazzling season finale

Pennsylvania Ballet closed its 2017-2018 season with George Balanchine’s masterpiece, JEWELS

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Where Are Conservatives in the Arts?

Like truth, art has a well-known liberal bias

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MOMIX (NextMove Dance): Awakening your senses

What was on the stage was recreation of what exists in the universe: organisms; minerals; plants; animals that breath, live, and recreate.

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MEASURE OF A MAN (dir. Jim Loach): Film review

Even though the film is rather plain, the central characterization makes this breezy beach-read of a movie a thorough joy.

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Performance in Sketch: SÉANCERS (Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / FringeArts)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko makes us feel comfortable before getting all Prince Purple Rain on us. It’s great.

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Dance in Sketch: INNER SUN (Koresh Dance)

Koresh Dance presented INNER SUN at the Suzanne Roberts Theater April 26.

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I HATE HAMLET: (Allens Lane): Theater on theater

Allens Lane Theater company, directed by Mariangela Saavedra offers an evening of community fun with I HATE HAMLET, a lighthearted comedy about theater’s favorite topic: theater. The piece was written…

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A Dilettante at Large: THE RESTAURANT SCHOOL AT WALNUT HILL COLLEGE

All this dilettanting around town can make a critic hungry

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HOPE AND GRAVITY (1812 Productions): “Even the lightest things come crashing back down to earth.”

There are many good comedies out there, but not many where the weight of tragedy crests and wanes beneath the laughter.

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Dance in Sketch: Nia-Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio (Next Move Dance)

Next Move Dance presented Nia-Ni Chen company with the Ahn Trio

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar May 2018

Theater in Philadelphia in May 2018

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CARMEN (Opera Philadelphia): Color and excitement

nspired by by the resetting of their 2015 production of La Traviata, director Paul Curran and set/costume designer Gary McCann team up again to bring CARMEN to a nearer past, set in a beautiful Havana-esque 1950’s.

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OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS (Inis Nua): Tantalizing ambiguity

This is difficult review to write since almost anything I’d say would be a spoiler. I can say this much: Go see it.

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Theater in Sketch: PASSAGE (Wilma Theater)

PASSAGE reminds sketch artist Chuck Schultz of a painting at the Philadelphia Museum by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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SING THE BODY ELECTRIC (Theatre Exile): Electricity sparks and glows brightly, then sputters

Is there more still left in the playwright’s head that didn’t make it to the stage?

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The German Society of Pennsylvania presents their final Delius Society Concert

The Wister Quartet and Choral Arts Philadelphia gave their audience a rare chance to hear the Delius Songs of Sunset.

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ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG (Delaware Theatre Company): Channeling Ella Fitzgerald

Freda Payne does some lovely singing in ELLA: FIRST LADY OF SONG, a biographical tribute to Ella Fitzgerald