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
The national tour of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Philadelphia; the first time the classic musical will play the Academy of Music in almost three decades! If you have yet to see this show- and you’re a big Broadway fan- get your tickets now! This production is special because Israeli actor and director Yehezkel Lazarov plays Tevye, the main character of the show. … Continue reading Actress Carol Beaugard Talks Fiddler on the Roof, Coming to the Academy of Music Later This Month.
by Lauren Lamantia Sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, The GLOW located at West Fairmount Park features a family-friendly environment welcoming all things Halloween. A one-third-mile trail embarked with up to 5,000 hand carved jack o’lanterns gives off a gorgeous scenery illuminating the night. The pumpkin carvings range from spooky smiles to look-a-likes of famous musicians, movie stars, superheroes, princesses and famous Philadelphians. In addition … Continue reading A Visit to The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience at West Fairmount Park; Now Until 10/28
Feature Image: A still from Sean Thompson’s favorite number in the musical, “Devil Take the Hindmost” with Gardar Thor Cortes as The Phantom and Thompson as “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny”. Photo: Joan Marcus. Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, stars as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. This stand-alone sequel to Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Kimmel Center’s … Continue reading Q&A: Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, comes to the Kimmel Center as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies
photos by Deen van Meer The Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Broadway season comes to a close with Disney’s Aladdin, a five-time Tony nominee show that is finally making rounds on its first US national tour. Philadelphia has seen some amazing shows this year, all of them just as good- if not better- than being on Broadway. But it’s safe to say that the Academy of Music … Continue reading Magic Carpets and Far Away Lands: Visit Disney’s Aladdin Now at the Kimmel Center.
cover image by Deen van Meer Disney’s Aladdin, which opened on Broadway in 2014, closes out the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 season. We spoke with actor Jonathan Weir who plays the villain Jafar in Aladdin. This veteran theatre actor also played evil in Disney’s The Lion King (Scar) on Broadway. National tours for Weir include Jersey Boys, The Lion King, and Scrooge the Musical, and many roles theatres throughout Chicago where he resides. He attended … Continue reading Meet Jonathan Weir- The Actor with Philly Ties Playing “Jafar” in the Kimmel’s Aladdin (June 13th to July 1st)