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.
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
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
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
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”
-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
-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
-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