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Dance in Sketch: More from Annie Wilson’s AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD (FringeArts)

Events like AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD need to happen more often. It isn’t just dance; it is socially provocative artwork.

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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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Amanda Palmer meets Lizzie Borden

The NYC-based producers of an Amanda Palmer musical welcome cast members from 11th Hour Theater Company’s Lizzie for a one-night-only collaboration.

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George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): Showcasing the next great talents

It uses the same stage, the same music, and the same settings as previous years, but this year’s NUTCRACKER is even more convincing and more magical than before.

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THIS WONDERFUL LIFE (Act II): Every time a bell rings…

Tony Braithwaite re-enacts a holiday film classic in Act II Playhouse’s THIS WONDERFUL LIFE.

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PARSONS DANCE (NextMove DANCE): Modern technology meets dance

The repertoires PARSONS DANCE present at the Prince have clear themes and stories, yet remain enigmatic and abstract.

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Welsh Christmas in Philadelphia: Interview with the cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Interview with Aaron Cromie, Scott Greer, Maggie Lakes, Matthew Mastronardi, and Amanda Jill Robinson

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ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC): A mingled web well woven

PAC’s current production confirms its reputation as the best adaptor of classic works.

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A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Arden Children’s Theatre): Another year with frog and toad

The simple tricks of the stage awe an audience of CGI-era children, showing that even something as normal as friendship can be magic.

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TWO WALKENS (Miniature Refrigerator Operator): Finding Christopher Walken, finding us

Meehan and Collins use convincing Christopher Walken impressions in an intriguing look at how the fantasies of popular culture provide escape from our lives while they shape them.

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Theater in Sketch: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)

Sketches of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL from Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.

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BECOMING AN IMAGE (PAFA): Intimacy and isolation in the dark – Cassils at PAFA

There is a strange, uncomfortable mix of intimacy and isolation at play when a group of people are thrust into total darkness together.

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ANTAGONYMS (Curio): What are any of us but destructive dualities

The messiness in Rachel Gluck’s debut play is what make it most lifelike. In the end, what are any of us but destructive dualities, fighting between our desires and our own self-interest?

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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

Cast of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas In Wales at Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin.

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Walnut Street): 60-second review

Written by Welshman Dylan Thomas in the 1950s, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES is every nostalgic Christmas trope with song thrown in, and it’s totally delightful.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light): Festive wake-up

The Grimmish fairy tale kingdom is transformed to Paoli Shoals, a town depressed by the collapse of a once-thriving recording industry

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RUMORS (Allens Lane Theater): 60-second review

Noel Hanley’s masterful treatment of Neil Simon’s RUMORS exemplifies a farce done right.

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Dance in Sketch: AT HOME WITH THE HUMORLESS BASTARD

“Is this a dance performance or a social experiment?”

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HANDLE WITH CARE (Montgomery Theater): 60-second review

HANDLE WITH CARE is brilliantly seasoned with humor—the type found when differing cultures collide.