The Philadelphia premiere of Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical is at the Academy of Music until December 1st.

-Brenda Hillegas Photos by Joan Marcus A book, adapted into a movie, then adapted into musical. It’s a process that has been done many times before. Very rarely though does the content become a huge hit that translates amazingly across the board. In 2004, Upper Darby’s own Tina Fey took a hold of a self-help book called Queen Bees and Wannabees and wrote the screenplay for Mean … Continue reading The Philadelphia premiere of Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical is at the Academy of Music until December 1st.

Shrek the Musical is a big, lovable story playing at Walnut Street Theatre until January 5th.

-Brenda Hillegas (feature photo by Mark Garvin) Shrek is an unlikely fairy tale. Sure, there’s a prince and a princess, some talking animals, and true love’s kiss. But in this story, a big, scary (but lovable) ogre and his sassy sidekick donkey set out to stand up for what’s right in a sweet tale about inner beauty and finding your own tribe of people. I … Continue reading Shrek the Musical is a big, lovable story playing at Walnut Street Theatre until January 5th.

A Sherlock Holmes classic comes to life in parody form at Theatre Horizon

Feature photo: Steve Pacek, Damon Bonetti, and Dave Johnson, Photo by Daniel Kontz -Brenda Hillegas Detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are brought to life at Theatre Horizon in a fun parody of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle characters. In The Hound of the Baskervilles– playing now until December 8th- an old fashioned story of mystery and suspense is hilariously heightened as three actors … Continue reading A Sherlock Holmes classic comes to life in parody form at Theatre Horizon

Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

-Brenda Hillegas There are five fine dining restaurants in Atlantic City’s Borgata hotel and casino. Each one highlights a different cuisine, so no matter what your taste buds prefer, there’s something there for you. Chef Michael Shulson’s Izakaya (Japanese), Chef Michael Symon’s Angeline (Italian), Chef Bobby Flay’s steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse from brothers Greg and Marc Sherry, and Chef Wolfgang Puck’s American Grill. The Savor … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

-Brenda Hillegas It’s been a crazy few weeks as we just released the October issue of Philadelphia RowHome Magazine and then immediately put last minute touches on our annual black tie gala which took place last Wednesday. I needed some downtime before getting to work on our January 2020 annual Food issue. So, when I got the invite to attend the Borgata’s annual Savor Borgata … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

Actor Damon Bonetti gives us some details on the hilarious twist of a Sherlock Holmes classic at Theatre Horizon

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo: Damon Bonetti in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Photo by Alex Medvick. A Sherlock Holmes classic with a twist! The Hound of the Baskervilles is a comedic spoof of the classic Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. You can see this unique, fun retelling at Norristown’s Theatre Horizon for a limited engagement between November 10th and December 8, 2019. Tickets and more info … Continue reading Actor Damon Bonetti gives us some details on the hilarious twist of a Sherlock Holmes classic at Theatre Horizon

Actor Alex Bechtel can’t wait for audiences of all ages to experience “The Snow Queen” at Arden Theatre Company.

-Brenda Hillegas The Arden Theatre Company presents The Snow Queen, coming to Philadelphia between November 27th, 2019 and January 26th, 2020. Just in time for the holiday season! The all-ages play, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, was also the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. You and your family can journey through all four seasons in this beautiful show about friendship, adventure, and magic! … Continue reading Actor Alex Bechtel can’t wait for audiences of all ages to experience “The Snow Queen” at Arden Theatre Company.

A perfect family-friendly adventure! Actress Katherine Fried talks about her role as the Snow Queen, coming soon to the Arden Theatre Company.

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: Katherine Fried as The Snow Queen; photo by Wide Eyed Studios The Arden Theatre Company presents The Snow Queen, coming to Philadelphia between November 27th, 2019 and January 26th, 2020. Just in time for the holiday season! The all-ages play, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, was also the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. You and your family can journey … Continue reading A perfect family-friendly adventure! Actress Katherine Fried talks about her role as the Snow Queen, coming soon to the Arden Theatre Company.

Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo: Bailey Roper, Akeem Davis, Emilie Krause, and Joilet Harris. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios Here’s a thought or two for you. Advice columns. If you were to send in a letter to one, seeking advice obviously, would you prefer to not know who is giving you advice? Or are you looking for a name and credentials? Does it matter? Does knowing … Continue reading Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

Bella Vista to host Da Vinci Fest in October 2020

-Mark Casasanto Already a city lush with festivals and fairs, the Bella Vista neighborhood of Philly will soon serve as a launching pad for a new and unique opportunity to get out and explore, embrace and enjoy… this time, awash in the principles of Leonardo Da Vinci.  Born of the creative minds at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), the first time festival is set … Continue reading Bella Vista to host Da Vinci Fest in October 2020