-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo by Lane Peters What’s your favorite Simon and Garfunkel song? Maybe you’ll get a chance to see it performed live in the concert-style theatre show, The Simon and Garfunkel Story. The journey of this iconic folk-rock duo unfolds at the Merriam Theater for two nights only- January 29th and 30th. Watch as they begin their career and journey through their success … Continue reading Actor and musician Taylor Blooms talks about his role as Paul Simon in The Simon & Garfunkel Story, coming to Merriam Theater this month.
-Ann Moschorak People’s Light begins 2020 with Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children, a 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. This show follows two retired nuclear physicists who live a quiet life by the sea. The world around them is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, the trio must reckon with … Continue reading Actress Marcia Saunders discusses her role and the importance of The Children, at People’s Light through February 9th.
-Brenda Hillegas (Photo by Mark Garvin) Thurgood is a crash course in the life and career of Thurgood Marshall. The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 places audiences at Howard University School of Law as we witness Thurgood Marshall himself (channeled by actor Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.) give a lecture on his achievements. You can be a part of this lecture now through February 9th. … Continue reading Watch the life of Thurgood Marshall unfold at Walnut Street Theatre.
-Brenda Hillegas (Feature photo by Jack Hartin) Earlier this week, the 25th anniversary tour of Riverdance began in Maine. Later this month, the tour makes a stop here in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater as it continues through 45 cities in the United States. Fans of all ages have fallen in love with the music and dance of this show. Twenty five years later, Riverdance … Continue reading Riverdance tap dancer Lamont Brown tells us about the show’s 25th anniversary tour- coming to Merriam Theater this month!
-Brenda Hillegas Feature image: The company of The Band’s Visit, North American Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade. The Band’s Visit, nominated for 11 Tony Awards (winning 10, including Best Musical), tells the tale of a group of people who end up in a small, unfamiliar town. Due to language barriers and a mispronunciation, an Egyptian police orchestra finds themselves far from where they are … Continue reading Take a journey with The Band’s Visit, now through 1/19 at The Academy of Music
-Brenda Hillegas Describe the Night is a thrilling, Obie award-winning play by Rajiv Joseph (his Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama). This not-to-be-missed show is set in Russia over the course of 90 years and follows eight characters who are connected by history and myth as the origins of Putin’s power unfold. This is not quite a … Continue reading Actor Steven Rishard discusses Rajiv Joseph’s Obie-winning play, “Describe the Night”, at Wilma Theater 1/28 to 2/16.
-Brenda Hillegas (Feature image: the company of The Band’s Visit North American Tour, photo by Matthew Murphy) The Kimmel Center’s Broadway 2019-2020 season continues with The Band’s Visit, coming to the Academy of Music next week. We spoke with actor Adam Gabay who plays the character of Papi, a cafe worker in the fictional town of Bet Hatikva, Israel. Adam has been enjoying his first … Continue reading The Band’s Visit’s Adam Gabay discusses his journey with the musical’s first national tour; in Philly 1/7-1/19.
-Brenda Hillegas In a word. WOW. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Philadelphia, do not look beyond Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater (until 12/29). This incredible show, now in its 12th touring season, brings together performers of all kinds- and from various parts of the world- to present a show unlike anything you have ever experienced before. … Continue reading Wow your family with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Merriam Theater- now through 12/29th!
-Brenda Hillegas (Katherine Fried in Arden Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen. Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios.) The Snow Queen is an iconic children’s fairy tale character and her story deserves two hours of your time. She originated in 1844 by Hans Christian Andersen and since then the ice-hearted queen and her chill have developed into many adaptations and characters in modern day theatre, … Continue reading The Snow Queen at Arden Theatre is an exciting adventure to share with your friends and family.
Icebox Cake Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo Ingredients 1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (I prefer Jell-O brand) 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix 1 box of Nilla Wafers 1/2 container of Cool Whip 3 bananas, sliced Directions Defrost Cool Whip 2-3 hours prior to assembling cake. Prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Keep flavors separate, in their own bowls. Crush 1/2 box of Nilla Wafers into fine crumbs by hand … Continue reading Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers