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PABLO HERAS-CASADO RETURNS (Philadelphia Orchestra): Old and new

Although Spanish guest conductor has led the Philadelphia Orchestra once before, in 2016, he is a relatively new face for the Philadelphians.

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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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Rasabox Workshop Coming to the Ethical Society

The Rasabox Workshop is the most recent series of exercises to emerge in the context of New York performance training center The Performance Workshop.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar January 2018

Theater shows in Philadelphia in January 2018.

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Best of 2017: Phindie articles you loved in the last year

The most-read Phindie articles of 2017

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Dreamed a Little Dream Come True: Phoenix Best stars in Les Mis

Philadelphia native, Phoenix Best, comes full circle as she prepares to return to the area in the touring production of Les Misérables.

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THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (1812 Productions):

Thom Nickels asks why the same people always get satirized.

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How to Get to the Theater

Philly Limo Service offers rides to the theater

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JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Casabuena Cultural Productions): The classic Christmas ghost story, retold

Tom Mula’s reimagining of the classic Dickens tale is a good fit for this family friendly company. The slightly anachronistic humor gets laughs, and a warm-hearted ending captures the essence…

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Dance in Sketch: RONALD K. BROWN/ EVIDENCE (NextMove Dance)

Evidence A Dance Company brought a spiritual and festive atmosphere to the Prince Theater

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George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER (PA BALLET): A spectacle of dancers, magic, and color

Pennsylvania Ballet invites you to a spectacle of dancers, dancing children, dancing toys, snowflakes, candy canes, and beverages, magic, and color.

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Theater in Sketch: THE BROWNINGS (Orbiter 3)

The art world can be as small as one makes it, and the codependent relationship in THE BROWNINGS begins to shut out the rest of the world.

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POP-UP PERFORMANCE ON EAST PASSYUNK (Megan Flynn Dance Company): By the warmth of two new works

Though outside was cold, Megan Flynn Dance Company’s pop-up performance was warm, inviting, and inspiring to all

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING (Arden): Scott Greer in an entertaining, painful, life-enhancing play

To balance the traumas of life—from a difficult childhood through a challenging adulthood—a man writes down every brilliant thing, every wish he can think of.

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HILARY HAHN PLAYS BERNSTEIN (Philadelphia Orchestra): A stunning postlude

The performance was more than the music – it was four friends who find that although they spend their lives practicing, they actually enjoy playing music together.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Media Theater): An enchanted musical

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is set in a countryside town near a forest. The musical is based on Linda Woolverton’s screenplay for Disney, which focuses on the ill-fated beast and his…

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Mister in THE COLOR PURPLE: Gavin Gregory talks about the touring production

Gavin Gregory takes on the gritty role of “Mister” in the current North American tour of THE COLOR PURPLE.