Arden Theatre Company announces 2021 Season

Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC Feature photo: Katharine Powell as Blanche and Akeem Davis as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios   The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia has spent considerable time looking at how they can safely move forward with a 2020/21 season. As the company reviews different options and numerous paths forward, their guiding principle is … Continue reading Arden Theatre Company announces 2021 Season

Paycheck Protection Program allows Arden Theatre Company to launch Arden for All ONLINE program, plan for future season

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations, LLC The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia is grateful to announce that they are the recipients of funding from the Paycheck Protection Program, a Small Business Administration loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  With this funding, the Arden was able to retain their staff, which, in turn, are preparing to launch the … Continue reading Paycheck Protection Program allows Arden Theatre Company to launch Arden for All ONLINE program, plan for future season

Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

-Courtesy of Bryan Buttler Media Relations Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, How to Succeed…, Dr. Zhivago) is bringing his musical BASIC WITCHES to the digital screen for one night only…for a worthwhile cause! The campy drag-filled extravaganza, co-written by Hager and lyricist John Egan, will be streamed via Facebook Live starting at 8PM EST on Saturday, April 11.  Proceeds will benefit performers … Continue reading Broadway’s Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) Brings His BASIC WITCHES Musical Online for Artist Fundraiser

Harriet Tubman guides audiences through time in My General Tubman, at Arden Theatre.

-Brenda Hillegas Damien J. Wallace, Danielle Leneé, Dax Richardson, and Aaron Bell in MY GENERAL TUBMAN. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios My General Tubman connects two stories. One is set in present day Philadelphia and highlights a scenario that happens all too often- a young man named Nelson (played by Brandon Pierce) is charged with a crime he didn’t commit; his story is ignored and … Continue reading Harriet Tubman guides audiences through time in My General Tubman, at Arden Theatre.

The Snow Queen at Arden Theatre is an exciting adventure to share with your friends and family.

-Brenda Hillegas (Katherine Fried in Arden Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen. Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios.) The Snow Queen is an iconic children’s fairy tale character and her story deserves two hours of your time. She originated in 1844 by Hans Christian Andersen and since then the ice-hearted queen and her chill have developed into many adaptations and characters in modern day theatre, … Continue reading The Snow Queen at Arden Theatre is an exciting adventure to share with your friends and family.

Philadelphia writer Lorene Cary brings world premiere of My General Tubman to Arden Theatre Company in 2020

-Brenda Hillegas Local author Lorene Cary will be presenting the world premiere of her play, My General Tubman, here in Philadelphia at the Arden Theatre. The production explores Harriet Tubman’s journey and the impact she still has today. Cary’s first novel, The Price of a Child, was selected as the inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia in 2003. Her work includes a best-selling memoir, Black Ice, … Continue reading Philadelphia writer Lorene Cary brings world premiere of My General Tubman to Arden Theatre Company in 2020

A perfect family-friendly adventure! Actress Katherine Fried talks about her role as the Snow Queen, coming soon to the Arden Theatre Company.

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: Katherine Fried as The Snow Queen; photo by Wide Eyed Studios The Arden Theatre Company presents The Snow Queen, coming to Philadelphia between November 27th, 2019 and January 26th, 2020. Just in time for the holiday season! The all-ages play, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, was also the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. You and your family can journey … Continue reading A perfect family-friendly adventure! Actress Katherine Fried talks about her role as the Snow Queen, coming soon to the Arden Theatre Company.

Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo: Bailey Roper, Akeem Davis, Emilie Krause, and Joilet Harris. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios Here’s a thought or two for you. Advice columns. If you were to send in a letter to one, seeking advice obviously, would you prefer to not know who is giving you advice? Or are you looking for a name and credentials? Does it matter? Does knowing … Continue reading Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

“Tiny Beautiful Things” actor Akeem Davis talks about his role; on stage now at Arden Theatre.

-Brenda Hillegas Now playing at the Arden Theatre- Tiny Beautiful Things, a stage version of Cheryl Strayed‘s best selling book that collects highlights of The Rumpus’s “Dear Sugar” advice columns. The play explores Strayed’s time as the advice columnist and her anonymous, unpaid work that was published between 2010-2010. Actress/producer/screenwriter Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) adapted Tiny Beautiful Things for the stage along with Marshall … Continue reading “Tiny Beautiful Things” actor Akeem Davis talks about his role; on stage now at Arden Theatre.

Actress Emilie Krause talks about rail., a new show that gives Philly an exclusive look into the private Racquet Club.

-Brenda Hillegas feature photo: Harry Watermeier and Emilie Krause in rail. Photo by Plate 3 Photography. rail. is an upcoming immersive theatrical experience that provides Philadelphians with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the private and historic Racquet Club of Philadelphia. The show will be staged in the 100-year-old Racquets court and non-members will have access to the club during rail.’s limited run. This is a great … Continue reading Actress Emilie Krause talks about rail., a new show that gives Philly an exclusive look into the private Racquet Club.