Yesterday, the Philadelphia POPS announced their 2019-2020 season. The yearly announcement is always the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day- a POPS show will leave you on a high, swooning, and ready for another round. If you have yet to experience the Philadelphia POPS- the largest POPS orchestra in the United States- this upcoming season is your chance. With the 41st season being dubbed the TOPS … Continue reading The Philly POPS will take you to “THE TOPS OF THE POPS” for the 2019-20 Season!
A simple (on the surface) story of an Italian war bride and a stranger she meets while her family is out of town doesn’t seem too exhilarating. It certainly doesn’t seem like something worth turning into a musical. But The Bridges of Madison County is far from mundane. It’s breathtaking. It’s thought-provoking. It’s at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre until March 3rd and you should go … Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County is a Must-See Musical from the Philadelphia Theatre Company
By Stephen Pagano The 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia was buzzing with energy and excitement on Friday night, as it showcased many of Philly’s rising stars in the sport of boxing. Raging Babe Promotions dubbed the event, “The Philly Special.” Seven fights filled the card for fans to enjoy, including South Philly’s own Sonny Conto in his Pro debut. But, it was the main event … Continue reading Brotherly Gloves
It’s not very often that I come home and immediately write about what I just saw. Usually I sleep on it, gather my thoughts and a few cups of coffee, and then say what I have to say. Totally not true this time…dude. Listen, it’s cold outside. The best thing for you to do this weekend is head to the Kimmel Center and see the … Continue reading Go Back to the ’80s This Weekend with the Philly POPS!
On January 19, 2019, Hair O’ The Dog commemorated 25 years at The Crystal Tea Room in Center City Philadelphia. This year, the glamorous gala had a galactic “out of this world” theme and was hosted by radio and television personality, Mina “Say What” Llona. Party goers enjoyed gourmet fare and top-shelf libations, along with multiple top-notch performances. Guests wagged their tails off to music … Continue reading Hair O’ The Dog: 25 Years of Celebration
Come to the Kimmel Center this week for a Valentine’s Day preview via The Second City- one of the greatest comedy and improv theatres/institutions in existence! The Second City, which opened its doors in 1959, is bringing their touring company to Philadelphia for “It’s Not You, It’s Me”, a show which takes a stab at human relationships through their special blend of comedy. Second City … Continue reading The Second City’s World Famous Comedy Comes to Philadelphia for a Relationship Themed Show.
Photo: Company of Ken Ludwig’s A COMEDY OF TENORS at the Walnut Street Theatre. By Mark Garvin. Here are a few reasons why you should see Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, playing now until March 3rd on the Walnut Street Theatre’s main stage. -The plot is easy to follow, yet very engaging. -It has a classic sitcom feel. -The cast is perfect; it’s easy to forget they … Continue reading A Comedy of Tenors Will Be the Most Fun You’ll Have at the Theater All Year!
photo by Jeremy Daniel by Marialena Rago Mythology, monsters, Gods and a quest to save the world. The extraordinary tale of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, based on the New York Times best-selling book, is playing at the Merriam Theatre now until January 27th. Percy Jackson is a troubled, but good kid who doesn’t understand why he is always getting himself expelled from … Continue reading The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is Playing at the Merriam Theatre Through January 27th.
Actress Kristin Stokes has been with this musical, based on the Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series, since it was one-hour workshop show off-Broadway. Now, the musical is taking on a National tour for the very first time. Stokes tells us about her character, how she prepared for the role, and why everyone should come out and see it. The Lightning Thief will be at the Merriam … Continue reading Actress Kristin Stokes Discusses her Role in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical; at Merriam Theatre 1/22-1/27
Feature photo: Jessica Johnson and Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. in Oleanna at the Walnut Street Theatre -by Marialena Rago “You want unlimited power.” Oleanna, now at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio 3, centers on power; who has it and who is it used against? In the era of Times Up and #MeToo, the play still has a lot of relevance and insight into the power dynamics of men … Continue reading David Mamet’s 1992 Play, Oleanna, Eerily Mirrors Life Today; Now at Walnut Street Theatre.