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SPRING SERIES 2017 (BalletX): Intellectual and intriguing

Though different in color and mood, all three pieces are entertaining and intellectual.

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Dance in Sketch: KUN-YANG LIN/ DANCERS

The emotional battle to for the strength to re-experience the trauma took perseverance.

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ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET (NextMove Dance): Flawless and vibrant

For the last program of the 2016-2017 season, NextMove Dance brings in Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to the Prince Theater, May 3-7.

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Anthony Heald in GYPSY: Journeyman actor makes his way to Philadelphia

In a casting coup, Anthony Heald has come to Philadelphia to play Herbie in GYPSY at Arden Theatre.

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Let’s Dance: Talking DIRTY DANCING with star Jennifer Mealani Jones

DIRTY DANCING returns to Philadelphia this month with several new new cast leads, including Jennifer Mealani Jones in the role of Penny Johnson

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SWALLOW (Inis Nua): This Scottish play is a spot on reflection of America right now

A visceral, exquisitely written, three-person anxiety attack

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Fringe in Sketch: SCRATCH NIGHT (FringeArts)

At SCRATCH NIGHT, the change from one artist to another is exciting.

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Many Happy Returns: Trey Lyford wishes you HAPPY BIRTHDAY (1812 Productions)

Three married couples in a romp about infidelity who all have years of stage work and accolades to their names.

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Lighting Up the Kimmel Center: Daniel Alexander “Jomama” Jones talks BLACK LIGHT

2015 Kimmel Center Theater Resident alumnus Daniel Alexander Jones’s fierce alter ego Jomama Jones will make her Kimmel Center debut in BLACK LIGHT

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Opera Philadelphia): Mozart at the Academy of Music

Opera Philadelphia’s new co-production of Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO is fast, lively and a wonderful way to be introduced to opera.

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SANCTUARY (KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS): Sanctuary for those who know pain

A reality that we need to face, think about, and talk about.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar May 2017

What’s onstage in Philadelphia this month?

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LA RONDINE (Curtis Opera Theatre): Puccini’s elusive swallows flies to Philly

Curtis Opera Theatre fails to make the case for LA RONDINE as a neglected classic.

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Marriages of Figaro: Opera Philadelphia stars are partners on and off stage

Layla Claire and John Chest appear as Mozart’s unhappily married Count and Countess weeks before their own nuptials.

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THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (Hedgerow Theatre): 60-second review

A sense of familiarity permeates THE PRISONER OF ZENDA, Matt Tallman’s adaptation of Anthony Hope’s novel of intrigue, adventure, and mistaken identity

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Stef Smith and SWALLOW: A word with the Scots playwright of Inis Nua’s new production

We checked in with Stef Smith to find out how she approaches her work.

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How should Philadelphia Theatre Company rebrand itself?

Cameron Kelsall has some ideas for the new executive director.

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PARROT TALK (Julius Ferraro): Like a sound wave begging to be heard

PARROT TALK follows a simple narrative arc of a woman dying on her way to the grocery store; however, nothing about her journey is linear.

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G-chatting the Gift of Life: Talking POLLYANNA with Katherine Perry and Sarah Knittel

Phindie met Katherine and Sarah online to get the lowdown on their collaborative project