Step Inside the Mind of Christopher Boone in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Photo: Austin Nedrow in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Walnut Street Theatre. Photo courtesy of Walnut Street Theatre. A dead dog, a small town outside of London, some suspicious neighbors, a mystery, a secret, a journey. These elements make up the story of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, playing at the Walnut Street Theatre until April … Continue reading Step Inside the Mind of Christopher Boone in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.

PHOTO: Emily Bautista as “Kim” and Anthony Festa as “Chris” in the North American tour of Miss Saigon singing “Last Night of the World”. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Miss Saigon is one of the most successful shows in musical theatre history. The story was first brought to life in London, in 1989. Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg was inspired to write the show after seeing a photo of a Vietnamese … Continue reading Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.

Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon

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

The Screaming Orphans’ “Life in a Carnival” Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues

I’ve been talking up the Screaming Orphans a lot recently. But, it’s hard to describe these four sisters from Ireland without just bringing someone to the nearest Irish festival to see them live. This Friday’s release, Life in a Carnival, is album number 14 for the band. It was recorded in London with producer John Reynolds (Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Brian Eno, Robert Plant, David … Continue reading The Screaming Orphans’ “Life in a Carnival” Will Pull You Out of the Winter Blues

Get to Know Katharine Hepburn at Walnut Street Theatre

Katharine Hepburn is a household name. She was a queen of film and stage (despite being labeled as “box office poison” at one point). She also received four Academy Awards for Best Actress- a record that will be hard to beat- for Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond. We’ve all seen at least one of her … Continue reading Get to Know Katharine Hepburn at Walnut Street Theatre

This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia

Feature photo: The Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, photo by Carol Rosegg A Pulitzer Prize winner. A 20th anniversary tour. A SOLD OUT run in Philadelphia. This is RENT. It’s no surprise that Jonathan Larson’s RENT once won the Tony award for best musical. It’s also no surprise that this show, about a group of young friends living with HIV/AIDS, received so many other … Continue reading This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia

RENT, RENT, RENT…So many wonderful things about RENT!

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!

Spend the Weekend with Cinderella at the Academy of Music

Photo: Tyler Eisenreich, Kaitlyn Mayse and Gage Martin in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. By Carol Rosegg   Fairy tales. We hear them often. We read them to our children. They were read to us as children. But very rarely do we get the opportunity to see them unfold before our eyes. The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella you’ll see on stage at the Kimmel Center has a very … Continue reading Spend the Weekend with Cinderella at the Academy of Music

Shaking Up a Classic Tale: Cinderella’s Kaitlyn Mayse Talks About the New Musical Coming to Philadelphia

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

The Philly POPS will take you to “THE TOPS OF THE POPS” for the 2019-20 Season!

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!