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Lyam David Kilker (who shares the role with Bejamin Snyder) as Oliver and Jacob Entenman as The Artful Dodger. Photo by Shawn May.

OLIVER! (Quintessence): Eat gruel, get pickpocketed, and become an orphan

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.

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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (Vulcan Lyric): A cult classic whose time may have passed

A revitalized opera company offering musical performances in Philly in the summer is a good thing. But maybe some things just aren’t funny anymore, like teen suicide, gay jokes, and trying to blow up a school.

John Jackowski, Jessica Doheny, Maureen Corson, and Paul McElwee star in Ritz Theatre Company’s GOD OF CARNAGE (Photo credit: Chris Miller)

GOD OF CARNAGE (Ritz): Funny fissures in the façade of civilization

In GOD OF CARNAGE, French playwright Yasmina Reza’s 90-minute award-winning black comedy, it doesn’t take long to demonstrate the old adage that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,…