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.
Feature photo: Charis Leos, Anne Brummel, and Lyn Philistine in Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin It’s safe to say that the Walnut Street Theatre saved the most fun for last. Mamma Mia– which runs now until July 22nd- closes out the 2017-2018 season with the Europop goodness you didn’t think you needed. But you do. This a jukebox musical written by British … Continue reading Pop Music and a Greek Island: Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre
By Mark Casasanto Photos by Harry Markel Much like a good hoagie, there was a little bit of everything thrown into the expanse of land that is sandwiched between Penn’s Landing and the Sugar House Casino on the Delaware River last night. Of course there were hoagies, lots of them. But add some lightning and rain for good seasoning, a tasty line-up of food trucks, … Continue reading Hall & Oates – A Philly Forget Me Not on the Delaware
-Joei DeCarlo Craft Hospitality in conjunction with Travis Manion Foundation brought Margarita Rumble to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon for a tequila-filled fiesta! Sixteen restaurants and bars gathered at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties to find out which would be given the title of Best Margarita in Philly. Attendees received a wooden token upon entry and were able to vote for their favorite. … Continue reading Margarita Rumble: A Showdown for the Best of the Best!
cover photo by Matthew Murphy You know…there’s a reason why The Sound of Music singalongs sell out across the US. People dress up as their favorite characters, come to a theatre for a screening of the 1965 film, and sing aloud to the classic songs we all know and love. Classic is the perfect word for the real-life tale of the Von Trapp Family Singers. … Continue reading The Hills Are Alive in Philadelphia
Feature photo: Julia Udine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday at the Walnut Street Theatre. Image by Mark Garvin Walnut Street Theatre’s 2017-18 Independence Studio on 3 ends with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday. The charming little space on the 3rd floor of America’s Oldest Theatre is the perfect spot for this equally charming show about a young woman who comes to … Continue reading Broadway Actress Julia Udine Perfectly Takes on Tell Me on a Sunday at Walnut Street Theatre.
by Marialena Rago Spring has sprung at the Academy of Music with On Your Feet, the musical created by and based on the life and career of Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio. Together they built an international music empire and have won over 20 Grammy Awards. This musical will have you dancing in your seat, literally, with the catchy Cuban-fusion pop songs that made … Continue reading Get On Your Feet! Now Until April 15th at the Academy of Music!
-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