-Marialena Rago -Photos by Jeremy Daniel Imagine life during the Renaissance with all the new inventions and great poets and storytellers. It’s a time where William Shakespeare is treated like a rock star and indoor plumbing is a novelty. Welcome to Something Rotten, the amusing romp that is now at the Academy of Music until March 4th. This fantastic musical comedy will keep you laughing … Continue reading Something Rotten is Something Wonderful
-Brenda Hillegas -Photos by Mark Garvin Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence on Studio 3 is a hidden gem a few floors up from the venue’s main performance space. The studio is often used for small, intimate performances and Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards) 2009 Broadway show, A Steady Rain, might just be the most intimate (and intense) theatre experience you get. You meet Denny, a … Continue reading Up Close and Personal: A Steady Rain at Walnut Street Theatre
by Marialena Rago photo by Joan Marcus A romantic musical comedy good enough to eat is the perfect gift for your Valentine (or Galentine)! Waitress, now at the Forrest Theatre, is a humorous, heartfelt tale based off of the 2007 movie starring Keri Russell and written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly. Jenna (Desi Oakley), a pie-baking waitress, discover’s she is pregnant with her husband’s child. … Continue reading Waitress the Musical: The Sweetest Thing in Philly This Week
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-Marialena Rago photos by Mark Garvin The human condition is “the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.” Though The Humans, now playing at the Walnut Street Theatre, is not called The Human Condition, it very well could be. The play, written by Stephen Karam, is the winner of 20 “Best … Continue reading Join the Blake Family for Thanksgiving Dinner: The Humans at Walnut Street Theatre
-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.
-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!
-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
-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
Many thanks to photographer Keisha Beamer for joining us last Thursday and capturing our event. We hope you’ll all join us again in 2018. Continue reading Blue Sapphire Awards 2017