Monday, December 2, 2019

On Target: Matt Pfeiffer talks about directing ON THE EXHALE by Christopher Munden

Director Matt Pfeiffer talks about directing a one-actor play about gun violence

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LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD (People’s Light): What is a panto? by Joshua Herren

Takeaway: Bring your kids to this unique Philadelphia area tradition!

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[nyc] A New(ish) EVITA at New York City Center by Joshua Herren

Director Sammi Cannoid brings a lot of thought to the Webber/Rice juggernaut EVITA. Can the show’s libretto handle it?

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Philadelphia Theater Calendar December 2019 by Calendar

Philadelphia theater calendar for December 2019

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Neal Zoren’s Plays to See in Philadelphia This December by Neal Zoren For Nealspaper

Previewing December theater in Philadelphia

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Comedy in Sketch: YOUR SUNDAY BEST by Chuck Schultz

An awesome recurring show with a line up of comedians and comic performers

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AWAY (dir. Gints Zilbalodis): Film review by Scott Wiser

A terrifying yet starkly beautiful world

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[nyc] SLAVE PLAY (Golden Theatre): Process this! by Joshua Herren

Jeremy O. Harris’ brilliant SLAVE PLAY is designed to shock, provoke, and trigger. It succeeds on all fronts.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium by Toby Zinman

A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.

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[nyc] YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA (Signature Theatre): Times change by Toby Zinman

The style—despite a major cast—might be best described as wooden realism

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[nyc] PUMPGIRL (Irish Repertory Theatre): Things are fine in Irish drama by Toby Zinman

Everywhere you turn, there’s another Irish play, and each seems better than the last.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

THE NUTCRACKER (Royal Opera House Live Cinema): Jump-start your holiday with a screening of the seasonal ballet classic by Eri Yoneda

The Royal Ballet screens a wonderful kickoff to the holiday season.

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Visiting Bikini Bottom with Tristan McIntyre, star of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL by Christopher Munden

Among his many other skills, Tristan McIntyre can proudly add “planktonic copepod” to his list of theater roles. McIntyre joins SpongeBob and the proud residents of Bikini Bottom in the.…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

MEAN GIRLS (national tour): Doesn’t quite clique by Joshua Herren

“It’s not Ibsen,” I reminded myself, “It doesn’t have to be Sondheim. Just enjoy the show and have fun!”

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THE LAST MATCH (Lantern): Set points by Jessica Foley

Playwright Anna Ziegler drops us deep into an intricate game of high-stakes tennis

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Things You’ll Like to Watch: A new web series from a local filmmaker by Christopher Munden

Spice up your weekend with a funny, sexy, and painful web series from local filmmaker Irina Varina

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Why Philadelphia is the Best Music City by Smalley Bogg

Philadelphia's music scene is popping.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Fairy Tale Role: Julia Udine on playing Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL by Debra Danese

Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Shrek has Julia Udine transforming between princess and ogre.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL (Walnut Street): 60-second review by Toby Zinman

A witty as well as funny musical that brought the happy house game.

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Gameplay review of Lucky Leprechaun Slot by Smalley Bogg

Have that devilish little Irishman on your side

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Monday, November 11, 2019

SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance by Toby Zinman

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

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WORLD PREMIERES (PA Ballet): A diverse program of new work by Eri Yoneda

What is contemporary ballet? Where is it heading? Pennsylvania Ballet offer some answers.

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Remembering Veterans and War Through Art by Chuck Schultz

Today we are celebrating the lives of those who have fought for our country.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

ONCE (Bucks County Playhouse): Once upon a time in New Hope by Joshua Herren

Bucks County Playhouse’s stunning production of ONCE leaves audiences hungry for more.

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OH MERCY! (orig. “Roubaix, une lumière”) (dir. ARNAUD DESPLECHIN): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival Review by Yumna Tolaimate

Suspense is just a side effect to this crime-ridden film that's not a crime film

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How to write a play review by Diana Nadim

Above all, have fun writing your reviews.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): 60-second review by Rudolf Schreiber

Another, brief take on InterAct Theatre's latest production

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Theater in Sketch: DRUNK LION (Chris Davis) by Chuck Schultz

Chris Davis displays an amazing talent to paint with memory and to share the fruits of his personal experience and imagination.

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THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Curio): A comedy of labor by Joshua Herren

Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

NEXT TO NORMAL (Bristol Riverside): Rock concert or psycho-drama? by Joshua Herren

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s snazzy Next to Normal leaves reviewer Josh Herren cold.

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