Academy of Music

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How Big Is That Theater? Seating capacities of Philadelphia theaters

Ranked list of Philadelphia theaters by seating capacity

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Abracadabra: Jonathan Weir appears in ALADDIN

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

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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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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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Theater in Sketch: FINDING NEVERLAND (Academy of Music)

Sketch artist Chuck Schultz paints FINDING NEVERLAND

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FINDING NEVERLAND with Lael Van Keuren: Interview with star of the touring musical

Lael Van Keuren and the cast of Finding Neverland fly into Philadelphia over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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The Voice Which Calls To Me: Abigail Mentzer returns to Philly with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Abigail Mentzer makes her return to Philadelphia as a ballerina in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

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KINKY BOOTS (national tour at the Academy of Music): Everybody say yeah

Seeing KINKY BOOTS every couple of years turns out to be a semi-good idea

Un_Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center) surrounded by ghosts in We shall not be moved.(from left, Tendayi Kuumba, Caci Cole Pritchett, Michael Bishop and Duane Lee Holland, Jr.).Photo by Dave DiRentis

After the O17: A reflection on Opera Philadelphia’s brave endeavor

This bountiful menu of music had something for every taste

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THE MAGIC FLUTE (Opera Philadelphia): An animated opera in the O17 Festival

A worthy anchor of Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural O17 Festival.

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

The National Touring Company of WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus.

WICKED (National Tour at Academy of Music): Something wizard this way comes

The sets are lavish, the stagecraft is spectacular, and WICKED satisfies every requirement for a Big Broadway Musical.

Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Life in Oz: Interview with WICKED star Ginna Claire Mason

Ginna Claire Mason talks about her dream role as Glinda in the national touring production.

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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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CABARET (Roundabout Theatre): Tomorrow belongs to…

This brilliant Kander and Ebb show is about the decadence of Weimar Germany and the rise of Nazism

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

THE KING AND I and I: Interview with star of touring production

Anthony Chan spoke with Phindie about his role as Prince Chulalongkorn.

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Theater in Sketch: THE KING AND I (Academy of Music)

HE KING AND I is set in a time period of colonies and colonials.