-Brenda Hillegas Family fun this holiday season just got a whole lot better! Do not miss the latest Cirque extravaganza, coming to Philadelphia for a limited time just after Christmas. Between December 26th and December 29th, you’ll have eight chances to gather your friends and family for a trip to the Merriam Theater. Prepare to be wowed by holiday magic in a way that only … Continue reading Husband and wife Quick Change act talks about Cirque Dreams Holidaze, coming to Philadelphia 12/26!
Orecchiette with Sausage & Rabe Ingredients Courtesy of Jerry Longo Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 1 oz olive oil 6 oz orecchiette pasta 6 oz cooked and sliced Italian sausage links 1/2 oz chopped garlic 1 oz butter 1/2 oz all purpose flour .05 oz chopped fresh Italian flat leaf parsley .05 oz chopped fresh basil .01 oz red pepper flakes 2 oz white wine 4 oz chicken stock 5 oz blanched chopped broccoli rabe 2 oz grated parmesan cheese 1/2 oz extra virgin olive … Continue reading Orecchiette with Sausage and Rabe, courtesy of Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis
-Brenda Hillegas Photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center This upcoming Thursday night will be all about debuts for Philadelphia’s beloved drag queen Martha Graham Cracker as she makes her very first appearance at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. She’ll be there to celebrate the release of her debut album, Lashed But Not Leashed, featuring the songs from her show of the same name. This unique … Continue reading Lashed But Not Leashed- Come celebrate Martha Graham Cracker’s album release show this Thursday at the Kimmel Center
-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: Amanda Schoonover, by Kate Raines There are many small theatre companies throughout the Philadelphia area that create powerful content in an intimate setting. On the lower level of the Drake, just a short distance from Broad Street, you’ll find the thought-provoking work of Simpatico Theatre’s 2019/2020 season. Right now, you can see Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks, a fast-paced, sometimes comedic and … Continue reading Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks stresses the importance of taking action against a very serious subject in America.
-Brenda Hillegas Photo by Jeremy Daniel It’s going to be pretty bubbly here in Philadelphia as The SpongeBob Musical takes over The Forrest Theatre through December 15th. Creator/director Tina Landau and a Tony Award-winning design team bring SpongeBob and his friends to life on stage with a bright, perfectly over-the-top, fun show. Believe it or not, this animated series translates beautifully into a Broadway production fit … Continue reading The SpongeBob Musical is an incredible theatre experience. See it now in Philadelphia
-Amaris Pollock, with descriptions of the plays obtained from the Philadelphia Theatre Company On Monday night, Philadelphia Theatre Company invited Philadelphia’s theatre lovers to come out to a unique event at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. See and Be Scene, now in its third year, is a one night only preview of potential work for the company’s 2020-2021 season. For this upcoming season, Producing Artistic Director … Continue reading See and Be Scene: Previewing the 46th season of Philadelphia Theatre Company
-Jane Roser My dad has been making these since I was a kid. It’s a tradition in our family to eat these at Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can substitute the bacon with bacon bits if you prefer. Serves 6 Ingredients: 8 tablespoons butter, plus 1 tbsp. softened and cut into small pieces 6 large russet potatoes, cleaned and dried 6 slices of bacon (or bacon … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Potatoes
-Brenda Hillegas photos by Jeremy Daniel Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? You know who. The Tony-winning SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical is about to flood the Forrest Theatre and hopefully you’ll come along for the journey. In the role of SpongeBob himself is Lorenzo Pugliese, a Scranton-born actor who just graduated from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts last spring. I talked to Lorenzo … Continue reading University of the Arts grad Lorenzo Pugliese plays SpongeBob SquarePants in the musical’s first national tour.
-Brenda Hillegas An actual Broadway princess came to Philadelphia last Friday night (seriously, Sutton Foster was the original Princess Fiona on Broadway in Shrek the Musical). The two-time Tony winner perfected Broadway roles such as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Inga in Young Frankenstein, and so many others. You also probably know Sutton from hit television shows like Younger (heading into a 7th season … Continue reading “An Evening with Sutton Foster” at Merriam Theater was a perfectly spent Friday night.
-Brenda Hillegas Photo by Mark Garvin The season of giving, celebrating love and family, and spreading happiness and kindness to others is almost upon us. To get yourself and your loved ones into the Christmas spirit, head over to Walnut Street Theatre’s intimate Independence Studio on 3 for a musical version of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. In The Gifts of the Magi, … Continue reading Celebrate the Magic of Christmas with The Gifts of the Magi at Walnut Street Theatre