Actress Kristin Stokes Discusses her Role in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical; at Merriam Theatre 1/22-1/27

Actress Kristin Stokes has been with this musical, based on the Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series, since it was one-hour workshop show off-Broadway. Now, the musical is taking on a National tour for the very first time. Stokes tells us about her character, how she prepared for the role, and why everyone should come out and see it. The Lightning Thief will be at the Merriam … Continue reading Actress Kristin Stokes Discusses her Role in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical; at Merriam Theatre 1/22-1/27

Actor Jacob Heimer Discusses his Role as Barry Mann in “Beautiful”, a Musical Based on the Life and Career of Carole King

Feature photo: 1650 Broadway. (l to r) James Clow (“Don Kirshner”), Dylan S. Wallach (“Gerry Goffin”), Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”) and Alison Whitehurst (“Cynthia Weil”). Images by Joan Marcus.   Simply put, go see this musical. Beautiful, based on the life of singer-songwriter Carole King, is at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music until January 20th. The show follows Carole’s incredible … Continue reading Actor Jacob Heimer Discusses his Role as Barry Mann in “Beautiful”, a Musical Based on the Life and Career of Carole King

Exclusive Interview! The Grinch Himself Speaks to RowHome Magazine!

by Brenda Hillegas photos courtesy of CJM Public Relations I spent a few hours with the Grinch last night! The iconic, mean, furry and green guy himself. You know him from television and movies, you know him as the guy who stole Christmas (and then gave it back?!) to the Whos, you know him because he has been a big part of the holiday season … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! The Grinch Himself Speaks to RowHome Magazine!

Matilda’s Magic Flies to the Walnut Street Theatre

All children are perfect miracles, says the ensemble cast of children who launch into the first song of Matilda the Musical. All except Matilda herself, that is. Her parents never wanted her, they don’t appreciate her, and they scold her for reading books rather than watching TV. Mom’s too busy wanting to be a ballroom dancer and her car-salesman dad is focused on scamming people. … Continue reading Matilda’s Magic Flies to the Walnut Street Theatre

Step Inside Wonka’s Factory at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music

Sing it with me now: “Come with me And you’ll be In a world of pure imagination Take a look And you’ll see Into your imagination…” From the moment you take your seat at the Academy of Music for the musical version of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you become part of the show. The set design (by five-time Tony Award nominee Mark Thompson), with … Continue reading Step Inside Wonka’s Factory at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music

Meet Brynn Williams, “Violet Beauregarde” in the Stage Musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

photo courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing Roald Dahl’s story of a boy and his wild journey through Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory is a classic one. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know and love it, who didn’t wish they could receive a Golden Ticket to such a wonderful place, who didn’t believe in the power of imagination…and who isn’t thinking about grabbing a piece … Continue reading Meet Brynn Williams, “Violet Beauregarde” in the Stage Musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fiddler on the Roof Is Back in Philadelphia After Nearly Three Decades

photo by Joan Marcus The 2018-2019 Broadway season at the Kimmel Center is filled with must-see classic musicals. Shows like Cats and RENT have helped define what Broadway is and what it can be, paving the way for the groundbreaking musicals you see on the stage today. The 1965 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, is a part of this season’s series … Continue reading Fiddler on the Roof Is Back in Philadelphia After Nearly Three Decades

Actress Carol Beaugard Talks Fiddler on the Roof, Coming to the Academy of Music Later This Month.

The national tour of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Philadelphia; the first time the classic musical will play the Academy of Music in almost three decades! If you have yet to see this show- and you’re a big Broadway fan- get your tickets now! This production is special because Israeli actor and director Yehezkel Lazarov plays Tevye, the main character of the show. … Continue reading Actress Carol Beaugard Talks Fiddler on the Roof, Coming to the Academy of Music Later This Month.

Love Never Dies Tells a Story Ten Years After Phantom…

by Marialena Rago photo by Joan Marcus If you thought you knew the ending to the world-wide phenomenon The Phantom of the Opera, you are in for an awakening at the Academy of Music. Love Never Dies is the sequel to the massive hit, telling audiences the story of what happens 10 years after the Phantom vanished from his Opera lair. Christine is a prima … Continue reading Love Never Dies Tells a Story Ten Years After Phantom…

Q&A: Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, comes to the Kimmel Center as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies

Feature Image: A still from Sean Thompson’s favorite number in the musical, “Devil Take the Hindmost” with Gardar Thor Cortes as The Phantom and Thompson as “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny”. Photo: Joan Marcus.   Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, stars as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. This stand-alone sequel to Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Kimmel Center’s … Continue reading Q&A: Philadelphia native and Temple alumni, Sean Thompson, comes to the Kimmel Center as Raoul in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies