Get to Know Katharine Hepburn at Walnut Street Theatre

Katharine Hepburn is a household name. She was a queen of film and stage (despite being labeled as “box office poison” at one point). She also received four Academy Awards for Best Actress- a record that will be hard to beat- for Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond. We’ve all seen at least one of her … Continue reading Get to Know Katharine Hepburn at Walnut Street Theatre

A Comedy of Tenors Will Be the Most Fun You’ll Have at the Theater All Year!

Photo: Company of Ken Ludwig’s A COMEDY OF TENORS at the Walnut Street Theatre. By Mark Garvin. Here are a few reasons why you should see Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, playing now until March 3rd on the Walnut Street Theatre’s main stage. -The plot is easy to follow, yet very engaging. -It has a classic sitcom feel. -The cast is perfect; it’s easy to forget they … Continue reading A Comedy of Tenors Will Be the Most Fun You’ll Have at the Theater All Year!

David Mamet’s 1992 Play, Oleanna, Eerily Mirrors Life Today; Now at Walnut Street Theatre.

Feature photo: Jessica Johnson and Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. in Oleanna at the Walnut Street Theatre -by Marialena Rago “You want unlimited power.” Oleanna, now at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio 3, centers on power; who has it and who is it used against? In the era of Times Up and #MeToo, the play still has a lot of relevance and insight into the power dynamics of men … Continue reading David Mamet’s 1992 Play, Oleanna, Eerily Mirrors Life Today; Now at Walnut Street Theatre.

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

Celebrate the Seasons and the Music of Irving Berlin with Holiday Inn at the Walnut Street Theatre

photo by Mark Garvin Welcome to the 210th (!!) season at the Walnut Street Theatre. It begins with Holiday Inn, running now until October 21st- when fall will officially be here and the weather will (hopefully) be crisp. Holiday Inn takes us through a year of seasons, celebrations, and a large amount of costume changes! The audience is first introduced to Holiday Inn’s leading man Jim … Continue reading Celebrate the Seasons and the Music of Irving Berlin with Holiday Inn at the Walnut Street Theatre

Pop Music and a Greek Island: Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre

Feature photo: Charis Leos, Anne Brummel, and Lyn Philistine in Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin It’s safe to say that the Walnut Street Theatre saved the most fun for last. Mamma Mia– which runs now until July 22nd- closes out the 2017-2018 season with the Europop goodness you didn’t think you needed. But you do. This a jukebox musical written by British … Continue reading Pop Music and a Greek Island: Mamma Mia! at the Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre to be featured on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”

by Marialena Rago This Wednesday night, the hit ABC comedy The Goldbergs will pay homage to Andrew Lloyd Webber in honor of his 70th birthday, which took place March 22nd. The episode, “Colors”, will tell the true story of Goldberg’s high school drama teacher, Susan, who spared no expense for the school’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Goldbergs is a series … Continue reading Walnut Street Theatre to be featured on ABC’s “The Goldbergs”

Up Close and Personal: A Steady Rain at Walnut Street Theatre

-Brenda Hillegas -Photos by Mark Garvin Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence on Studio 3 is a hidden gem a few floors up from the venue’s main performance space. The studio is often used for small, intimate performances and Keith Huff’s (Mad Men, House of Cards) 2009 Broadway show, A Steady Rain, might just be the most intimate (and intense) theatre experience you get. You meet Denny, a … Continue reading Up Close and Personal: A Steady Rain at Walnut Street Theatre

Join the Blake Family for Thanksgiving Dinner: The Humans at Walnut Street Theatre

-Marialena Rago photos by Mark Garvin The human condition is “the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence, such as birth, growth, emotionality, aspiration, conflict, and mortality.” Though The Humans, now playing at the Walnut Street Theatre, is not called The Human Condition, it very well could be. The play, written by Stephen Karam, is the winner of 20 “Best … Continue reading Join the Blake Family for Thanksgiving Dinner: The Humans at Walnut Street Theatre

Opening Night: Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre

-Brenda Hillegas (Cover image: Paul Schoeffler, Tahlia Ellie, and Rebecca Robbins. Photos by Mark Garvin.) America’s oldest theatre, right here in Philadelphia, is continuing it’s 209th season with one of America’s most beloved musicals. The Tony-Award winning Annie (Best Musical) invites you to come meet the title character along with, her friends, Mr. Warbucks, and of course her dog Sandy. They are all until January … Continue reading Opening Night: Annie at the Walnut Street Theatre