Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon

Last week, I called Red Concepcion. He’s the actor currently portraying the Engineer in Miss Saigon’s US tour. After speaking to him, I’m not sure who is more pumped up about the show’s Philadelphia stop- me or Red! With almost two weeks here, March 19th to the 31st, Red is excited that Miss Saigon is making longer than usual visits to each town, giving him … Continue reading Actor Red Concepcion Talks About Bringing the Role of the Engineer to Life in Miss Saigon

This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia

Feature photo: The Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, photo by Carol Rosegg A Pulitzer Prize winner. A 20th anniversary tour. A SOLD OUT run in Philadelphia. This is RENT. It’s no surprise that Jonathan Larson’s RENT once won the Tony award for best musical. It’s also no surprise that this show, about a group of young friends living with HIV/AIDS, received so many other … Continue reading This Year’s ‘RENT’- Broadway’s Bittersweet Rock Musical is SOLD OUT in Philadelphia

RENT, RENT, RENT…So many wonderful things about RENT!

Feature photo: (L to R) Lencia Kebede, Lyndie Moe, Devinré Adams, Javon King. RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Credit Carol Rosegg, 2018. If you see one musical in your lifetime, see RENT. This groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning show is continuing its 20th Anniversary Tour and making a stop at the Merriam Theatre from March 5th to 10th. RENT, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème, follows eight … Continue reading RENT, RENT, RENT…So many wonderful things about RENT!

Spend the Weekend with Cinderella at the Academy of Music

Photo: Tyler Eisenreich, Kaitlyn Mayse and Gage Martin in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. By Carol Rosegg   Fairy tales. We hear them often. We read them to our children. They were read to us as children. But very rarely do we get the opportunity to see them unfold before our eyes. The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella you’ll see on stage at the Kimmel Center has a very … Continue reading Spend the Weekend with Cinderella at the Academy of Music

Shaking Up a Classic Tale: Cinderella’s Kaitlyn Mayse Talks About the New Musical Coming to Philadelphia

photos by of Carol Rosegg This weekend, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This version is unlike any you may have seen before, but still maintains all of the classic elements you know and love. With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane (who was raised in nearby Wyomissing), the musical creates a new experience for anyone who believes in … Continue reading Shaking Up a Classic Tale: Cinderella’s Kaitlyn Mayse Talks About the New Musical Coming to Philadelphia

Go Back to the ’80s This Weekend with the Philly POPS!

It’s not very often that I come home and immediately write about what I just saw. Usually I sleep on it, gather my thoughts and a few cups of coffee, and then say what I have to say. Totally not true this time…dude. Listen, it’s cold outside. The best thing for you to do this weekend is head to the Kimmel Center and see the … Continue reading Go Back to the ’80s This Weekend with the Philly POPS!

The Second City’s World Famous Comedy Comes to Philadelphia for a Relationship Themed Show.

Come to the Kimmel Center this week for a Valentine’s Day preview via The Second City-  one of the greatest comedy and improv theatres/institutions in existence! The Second City, which opened its doors in 1959, is bringing their touring company to Philadelphia for “It’s Not You, It’s Me”, a show which takes a stab at human relationships through their special blend of comedy. Second City … Continue reading The Second City’s World Famous Comedy Comes to Philadelphia for a Relationship Themed Show.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is Playing at the Merriam Theatre Through January 27th.

photo by Jeremy Daniel by Marialena Rago Mythology, monsters, Gods and a quest to save the world. The extraordinary tale of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, based on the New York Times best-selling book, is playing at the Merriam Theatre now until January 27th. Percy Jackson is a troubled, but good kid who doesn’t understand why he is always getting himself expelled from … Continue reading The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is Playing at the Merriam Theatre Through January 27th.

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