Last week, I called Red Concepcion. He’s the actor currently portraying the Engineer in Miss Saigon’s US tour. After speaking to him, I’m not sure who is more pumped up about the show’s Philadelphia stop- me or Red! With almost two weeks here, March 19th to the 31st, Red is excited that Miss Saigon is making longer than usual visits to each town, giving him … Continue reading Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon
Feature photo: (L to R) Lencia Kebede, Lyndie Moe, Devinré Adams, Javon King. RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Carol Rosegg, 2018. If you see one musical in your lifetime, see RENT. This groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning show is continuing its 20th Anniversary Tour and making a stop at the Merriam Theatre from March 5th to 10th. RENT, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème, follows eight … Continue reading RENT, RENT, RENT…So many wonderful things about RENT!
photos by of Carol Rosegg This weekend, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This version is unlike any you may have seen before, but still maintains all of the classic elements you know and love. With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane (who was raised in nearby Wyomissing), the musical creates a new experience for anyone who believes in … Continue reading Shaking Up a Classic Tale: Cinderella’s Kaitlyn Mayse Talks About the New Musical Coming to Philadelphia
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!
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.
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.
by Moriah Kelley Chick’s Philly and Christian Carto- two of Philadelphia RowHome Magazine‘s favorite things about Philadelphia. Last night, I attended a press social and fight panel at Chick’s to discuss the upcoming “Philly Special“- Carto’s February 8th fight against Victor Ruiz in the 8-round bantam-weight main event. Up until now I’ve only heard nostalgic stories of our city’s love affair with boxing and the … Continue reading “Philly Special” Fight Panel at Chick’s
by Brenda Hillegas photos courtesy of CJM Public Relations I spent a few hours with the Grinch last night! The iconic, mean, furry and green guy himself. You know him from television and movies, you know him as the guy who stole Christmas (and then gave it back?!) to the Whos, you know him because he has been a big part of the holiday season … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! The Grinch Himself Speaks to RowHome Magazine!
photo courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing Roald Dahl’s story of a boy and his wild journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is a classic one. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know and love it, who didn’t wish they could receive a Golden Ticket to such a wonderful place, who didn’t believe in the power of imagination…and who isn’t thinking about grabbing a piece … Continue reading Meet Brynn Williams, “Violet Beauregarde” in the Stage Musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory