In life, if you are fortunate enough, you may come upon a person with whom things just seem to click. For me, one such person was Alphonse Nocito. Al was my wife’s uncle, the husband of Aunt Jeannie, who was the sister of my mother-in-law. I must admit that when I first heard of Uncle Al, I was a bit intrigued. While dating my wife, … Continue reading Uncle Al by Charlie Sacchetti
Feature photo: Lila Coogan (Anya), Stephen Brower (Dmitry) and the company of the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade. Adventure, romance, beautiful music, breathtaking snow-inspired costumes. Anastasia has it all. If you haven’t seen a musical in Philadelphia yet this season, take a journey to 1920s Russia and Paris by way of the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. Anastasia will be … Continue reading The Exciting Story of Anastasia is at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music This Week
Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman This week, the iconic tale of ANASTASIA makes its Philadelphia premiere! You’ll be transported to Paris, 1920s as the young Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past and tries to outsmart the Soviet officer who wants to silence her! With the help of a conman … Continue reading Stephen Brower Talks About His Role as Dmitry in ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music 4/9-4/14
You’ve probably all heard by now- some exciting, new things are now at the Philadelphia Zoo. So, here’s a quick recap courtesy of Thursday morning’s media preview and ribbon cutting of everything you and your family can discover this season at America’s oldest zoo. 1. Urban Green This open-air food court is the perfect spot for a break from exploring the zoo. Three permanent food … Continue reading New to the Zoo: Food, LEGOS, and the Return of the Zoo Key
By Ann Moschorak Zeke Zelker, one of Pennsylvania’s most promising filmmakers, is back at it with another inspiring story come to life. His new film, Billboard, will hit theaters this month. Zelker has shared that this movie is based loosely on true events which have inspired character development, plot points and the story’s themes/morals. Many parts of the film were produced in Philadelphia last winter. … Continue reading Zeke Zelker, a Local Rising Star, Premieres New Movie “Billboard” on April 5th.
Feature Image: Jonathan Bangs and Lindsay Smiling. All photos by Paola Nogueras A bare bones set of a few couches, desks, glasses of wine, books. This is all that’s needed to tell the stories of Stokes and Riley, Griffin and Tami, Natalie and G.K.; and their various interactions. How to Catch Creation, written by Christina Anderson and directed by Nataki Garrett is simply fascinating. The play follows … Continue reading How to Catch Creation is a Unique Story About Finding What Makes You Shine and How We’re All Connected
PAW Patrol LIVE! is coming to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from April 5th to the 7th. This puppy-filled adventure takes place on race day! Audiences join the PAW Patrol crew as Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger are about to compete. But Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found! Ryder calls on his friends Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and … Continue reading Tour Publicist Laura Wheeler Talks About PAW Patrol Live at the Kimmel Center and Her Philly Roots
photos by Jeff Fusco for AIDS Fund On March 23rd, the 20th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO raised funds for HIV/AIDS emergency services and awareness efforts in the region. The AIDS Fund event featured bingo with drag queens, cocktails, dinner, entertainment and three special awards. The Favorite Straight Person of the Year award went to Gershman Y Maintenance Supervisor Keith Jenkins. The Founders’ Award was presented to Stephen P. Carlino and Dennis R. Fee, owners of … Continue reading The AIDS Fund’s 20th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO Recap
Photo: Austin Nedrow in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Walnut Street Theatre. Photo courtesy of Walnut Street Theatre. A dead dog, a small town outside of London, some suspicious neighbors, a mystery, a secret, a journey. These elements make up the story of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, playing at the Walnut Street Theatre until April … Continue reading Step Inside the Mind of Christopher Boone in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
PHOTO: Emily Bautista as “Kim” and Anthony Festa as “Chris” in the North American tour of Miss Saigon singing “Last Night of the World”. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Miss Saigon is one of the most successful shows in musical theatre history. The story was first brought to life in London, in 1989. Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg was inspired to write the show after seeing a photo of a Vietnamese … Continue reading Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.