Don’t Stop Believing…in Finding Neverland!

-Brenda Hillegas (photo by Jeremy Daniel) Everyone knows Peter Pan. The lost boys. Wendy. Captain Hook. Tinkerbell. But do you know why those characters exist? Finding Neverland tells us the real-life story of author J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the Llewelyn Davies boys. Through playtime in London’s Kensington Gardens and encouraging make-believe games, the boys became the inspiration for Barrie’s most beloved tale, Peter Pan. Finding … Continue reading Don’t Stop Believing…in Finding Neverland!

Broadway-Themed Cocktails at the Kimmel Center

If you have tickets to any of the 2017-2018 season of Broadway musicals at the Kimmel Center, you’ll be able to purchase a cocktail inspired by each show! The bartenders at Jose Garces’ Volvér, the Kimmel Center’s in-house restaurant, have created an entire menu of themed cocktails to toast this amazing season. Here are the recipes for the cocktails that represent show! Kinky Boots – “The … Continue reading Broadway-Themed Cocktails at the Kimmel Center

The 2017 Support Center for Child Advocates Toy Drive Launches on Giving Tuesday

-Kelley Bregenzer “The Support Center for Child Advocates has been running the Toy Drive for nearly 30 years and in that time has grown significantly. This year we will provide gifts for more than 1,500 children and teens in and around the Philadelphia area,” says Cate Galbally, the Development Officer of Special Events and Corporate Relations at the Support Center for Child Advocates. Needless to … Continue reading The 2017 Support Center for Child Advocates Toy Drive Launches on Giving Tuesday

Opening Night: Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre

-Brenda Hillegas (Cover image: Paul Schoeffler, Tahlia Ellie, and Rebecca Robbins. Photos by Mark Garvin.) America’s oldest theatre, right here in Philadelphia, is continuing it’s 209th season with one of America’s most beloved musicals. The Tony-Award winning Annie (Best Musical) invites you to come meet the title character along with, her friends, Mr. Warbucks, and of course her dog Sandy. They are all until January … Continue reading Opening Night: Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre

Meet Finding Neverland’s Kristine Reese

Meet Kristine Reese. If you’re a big fan of Broadway like we are at RowHome Magazine, chances are you may have seen her perform before. Her credits include Wicked, Pippin, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Annie, Grease, Footloose…just to name a few. Next up, she’ll be playing the role of Mary Barrie in the national tour of Finding Neverland, which makes a stop here in Philadelphia … Continue reading Meet Finding Neverland’s Kristine Reese

An Afternoon with the Philadelphia POPS and the Music of Elton John

-Brenda Hillegas (Cover image courtesy of Bachrach Photo) When RowHome Magazine received an invite to attend the Philadelphia POPS perform the music of Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh and his band, I chose to come on Sunday afternoon- the last performance. Now that I’ve experienced the show, I regret not picking the first day so that I could come home to the RowHome blog and … Continue reading An Afternoon with the Philadelphia POPS and the Music of Elton John

Blessings at St. Pio Catholic Regional School

-Courtesy of St. Pio Catholic Regional School On November 8, 2017, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald visited St. Pio Catholic Regional School to bless the new school windows and witness the presentation of the Fr. Brennan Endowment. The check was presented in the amount of one million dollars to ensure a commitment to Catholic education in our families and neighborhood. St. Pio Catholic Regional has truly been a … Continue reading Blessings at St. Pio Catholic Regional School

Must See: The Phantom of the Opera in Philadelphia through Nov. 12

-Marialena Rago Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy “Phantom of the Opera is up there with Les Mis as one of the best shows ever,” I heard this past Friday night from an audience member at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. And it really is. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running Broadway show, an essential piece of musical theater that one must see. Andrew … Continue reading Must See: The Phantom of the Opera in Philadelphia through Nov. 12