Come see the best of “Abbey Road” performed as Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Merriam Theater March 13-15th

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo by Richard Lovrich This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit the Kimmel Center’s website for details and updates.  Just over 50 years ago, the Beatles released Abbey Road. We all know the words to songs like “Come Together”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Octopus’s Garden” and so many more from this iconic album. Join the longest running Beatles … Continue reading Come see the best of “Abbey Road” performed as Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to Merriam Theater March 13-15th

Philadelphia native Phoenix Best returns as Éponine in Les Miserables at the Academy of Music 3/17-3/29.

-Brenda Hillegas This show will be postponed until a later date. Please visit the Kimmel Center’s website for details and updates.  Philadelphia’s loves Les Miserables! The acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s Tony Award-winning musical is back at the Academy of Music from March 17th to the 29th. When the musical was last here in 2018, it broke box office records during the … Continue reading Philadelphia native Phoenix Best returns as Éponine in Les Miserables at the Academy of Music 3/17-3/29.

Riverdance tap dancer Lamont Brown tells us about the show’s 25th anniversary tour- coming to Merriam Theater this month!

-Brenda Hillegas (Feature photo by Jack Hartin) Earlier this week, the 25th anniversary tour of Riverdance began in Maine. Later this month, the tour makes a stop here in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater as it continues through 45 cities in the United States. Fans of all ages have fallen in love with the music and dance of this show. Twenty five years later, Riverdance … Continue reading Riverdance tap dancer Lamont Brown tells us about the show’s 25th anniversary tour- coming to Merriam Theater this month!

Wow your family with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Merriam Theater- now through 12/29th!

-Brenda Hillegas In a word. WOW. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Philadelphia, do not look beyond Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater (until 12/29). This incredible show, now in its 12th touring season, brings together performers of all kinds- and from various parts of the world- to present a show unlike anything you have ever experienced before. … Continue reading Wow your family with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Merriam Theater- now through 12/29th!

Husband and wife Quick Change act talks about Cirque Dreams Holidaze, coming to Philadelphia 12/26!

-Brenda Hillegas Family fun this holiday season just got a whole lot better! Do not miss the latest Cirque extravaganza, coming to Philadelphia for a limited time just after Christmas. Between December 26th and December 29th, you’ll have eight chances to gather your friends and family for a trip to the Merriam Theater. Prepare to be wowed by holiday magic in a way that only … Continue reading Husband and wife Quick Change act talks about Cirque Dreams Holidaze, coming to Philadelphia 12/26!

“An Evening with Sutton Foster” at Merriam Theater was a perfectly spent Friday night.

-Brenda Hillegas An actual Broadway princess came to Philadelphia last Friday night (seriously, Sutton Foster was the original Princess Fiona on Broadway in Shrek the Musical). The two-time Tony winner perfected Broadway roles such as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Inga in Young Frankenstein, and so many others. You also probably know Sutton from hit television shows like Younger (heading into a 7th season … Continue reading “An Evening with Sutton Foster” at Merriam Theater was a perfectly spent Friday night.

RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: The company of RENT, photo by Amy Boyle Eight. Times. Sure, I’ve seen movies that many times or more. Even some television shows. But a musical? Surprisingly, I’m in the minority for the number of times someone has seen RENT. Meaning…there are people who have seen the show way more than that. “RENTheads” are out there. They are dedicated, hardcore fans … Continue reading RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

Philadelphia actor Shafiq Hicks talks about RENT and his role as Tom Collins

-Marialena Rago Pictured: Joshua Tavares (Angel) and Shafiq Hicks (Tom Collins), photo by Amy Boyle   Most people know the story of RENT, the Tony award winning rock musical that is returning to Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater due to popular demand. If you missed your chance at seeing the show here last spring, you can catch it again for one weekend only- October 18th to 20th. … Continue reading Philadelphia actor Shafiq Hicks talks about RENT and his role as Tom Collins