Don’t Miss Your Chance: Les Misèrables is at the Academy of Music until January 21st.

-Marialena Rago -Photo by Matthew Murphy Chances are you have heard the music or story of Les Misèrables at one point. This musical theater staple, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, premiered in Paris in 1980 and has been pleasing audiences on Broadway and through international tours ever since. With classic songs like “One Day More”, “Castle on a Cloud”, and many, many more, … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Chance: Les Misèrables is at the Academy of Music until January 21st.

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

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

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

DJ Eric Bartello’s Friday Nights

by Kelley Bregenzer When Bob Pantano– legendary Philadelphia DJ celebrating 40 years as host of the venerated “Saturday Night Dance Party” on 98.1 WOGL FM—sees potential in you, you run with it. That’s exactly what DJ Eric Bartello is doing. His new radio show on 98.1’s sister station, Today’s 96.5 FM, debuted live at Adelphia Nightclub in South Jersey on Sept. 22. “All your favorite dance … Continue reading DJ Eric Bartello’s Friday Nights

Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

-Brenda Hillegas (photo by Matt Crockett) Lola, the drag queen from London, encourages these six steps to success and happiness: 1. Pursue the truth 2. Learn something new 3. Accept yourself and you’ll accept others too 4. Let love shine 5. Let pride be your guide 6. Change the world when you change your mind Lola says: Just be. Who you wanna be. Never let them … Continue reading Kinky Boots Reminds Us of What’s Really Important.

YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center

-Mark Casasanto Perfectly sound at the Kimmel Center. Rock and roll is a wonderful vehicle and it was on full display last night in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Seriously, it was the perfect venue to showcase the brilliant musicianship of YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman who recently, along with their once, and who knows, maybe future bandmates, were inducted … Continue reading YES featuring Anderson, Rabin, and Wakeman at the Kimmel Center