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
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
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 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
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!
-Brenda Hillegas Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage is at the Merriam Theatre until May 21st. If you have some free time and need something to push you into summer, you should check out this show while it’s in our city. The movie is coming up on it’s 30th anniversary, so why not celebrate a few months early? This isn’t a musical in the way that Legally Blonde or … Continue reading Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage at the Merriam Theatre