RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: The company of RENT, photo by Amy Boyle Eight. Times. Sure, I’ve seen movies that many times or more. Even some television shows. But a musical? Surprisingly, I’m in the minority for the number of times someone has seen RENT. Meaning…there are people who have seen the show way more than that. “RENTheads” are out there. They are dedicated, hardcore fans … Continue reading RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

The Day Tripper: Exploring the Secret Valley by Rail

by Mark Casasanto File this one under the “things you don’t ordinarily get to do” category. Then, you can thank me later.  Back in the summer of 2017, I was doing a security site survey for a country music festival that was going to occur a little further along as the summer transitioned to fall. As I made my way around the pretty and well … Continue reading The Day Tripper: Exploring the Secret Valley by Rail

Celebrating the 25th Annual Barrymore Awards at the Bok Building

-Brenda Hillegas Twenty-five years is a long time to celebrate something. It’s a number worthy of recognition. When it comes to Philadelphia theatre’s scene, though, and everything Theatre Philadelphia has done to help our city’s arts culture strive, every year is deserving of a celebration. That’s why we have the Barrymore Awards. The awards and ceremony, nationally recognized, honors the local artists and theatre companies … Continue reading Celebrating the 25th Annual Barrymore Awards at the Bok Building

Theatre actor Nick Duckart talks about Come From Away- here in Philadelphia 10/22 to 11/3.

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: Nick Duckart, Kevin Carolan, Andrew Samonsky and Company in the First North American Tour of Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy. I saw Come From Away in NYC this past May. At that point, I knew the musical would be coming to Philadelphia, but I heard such amazing things about show and couldn’t wait a minute longer. This true story … Continue reading Theatre actor Nick Duckart talks about Come From Away- here in Philadelphia 10/22 to 11/3.

Go to The Glow! Thousands of pumpkins, lit up and on display in Fairmount Park until November 3rd.

-Brenda Hillegas Whether you’re looking for a festive family outing, a date night, something different to do with your friends, or new inspirations for your instagram- Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is the place to be. This event is only in four cities throughout the US (Chicago, DC, and Nashville are also on the list) and features thousands of hand-carved pumpkins. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is literally a … Continue reading Go to The Glow! Thousands of pumpkins, lit up and on display in Fairmount Park until November 3rd.

South Philly-born actress Brooke Lewis talks about the new movie “½ New Year”, showing at this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival

By Julia Tucker Photographer: Birdie Thompson @birds_eye_photo Hair & Makeup: Allison Noelle @allisonnoellemakeup Brooke Lewis (from South Philly!) is in a new movie called ½ New Year. Movie lovers and fans of Brooke Lewis can catch the film, along with many other releases, at this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival here in Philadelphia. ½ New Year is a comedy about a group of friends who celebrate annually … Continue reading South Philly-born actress Brooke Lewis talks about the new movie “½ New Year”, showing at this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival

Philadelphia actor Shafiq Hicks talks about RENT and his role as Tom Collins

-Marialena Rago Pictured: Joshua Tavares (Angel) and Shafiq Hicks (Tom Collins), photo by Amy Boyle   Most people know the story of RENT, the Tony award winning rock musical that is returning to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater due to popular demand. If you missed your chance at seeing the show here last spring, you can catch it again for one weekend only- October 18th to 20th. … Continue reading Philadelphia actor Shafiq Hicks talks about RENT and his role as Tom Collins

Spit Spreads Death at the Mütter Museum: Parading Their Point

By Joseph Myers Photos courtesy of the Mutter Museum This Saturday, September 28th, Marconi Plaza will serve as the starting point for an interactive performance art celebration centering on last century’s flu pandemic and today’s public health workforce.  Throughout his 28-year affiliation with UK’s Blast Theory, co-founder Matt Adams has immersed himself in creating interactive media in groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art … Continue reading Spit Spreads Death at the Mütter Museum: Parading Their Point

Looking for a unique experience? Don’t miss rail. at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia- 9/26 and 9/27

Feature image: Emilie Krause and Harry Watermeier in rail., photo by Plate 3 Photography. -Brenda Hillegas Don’t miss rail. at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Not only do you get a peek inside the members-only Racquet Club of Philadelphia (founded in the late 1800s), you get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind show that is part of this year’s Fringe Festival. rail. is brought to the Club … Continue reading Looking for a unique experience? Don’t miss rail. at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia- 9/26 and 9/27

Spend the evening with Meteor Shower at Walnut Street Theatre

Feature photo: Jessica Bedford, Greg Wood, Susan Riley Stevens, and Jake Blouch. By Mark Garvin -Brenda Hillegas Meteor showers can be a beautiful event to witness. Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower is also beautiful…and strange, hilarious, unbelievable, and honest. Martin’s one-act play takes the audience through the ups and downs of marriage. The high points and the bliss, the low points and the apologies, saying what … Continue reading Spend the evening with Meteor Shower at Walnut Street Theatre