Saturday, March 28, 2020

Remembering Hamlets by Kathryn Osenlund

Cooped up inside, with no theater in sight, I’m remembering Hamlets I’ve known.

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BALLOON (dir. Michael Herbig): Film review by Scott Wiser

The real life story of two East German families attempt to escape to West Germany via a homemade hot-air balloon. 

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Create a solo dance up to three minutes in length in any genre to be featured on the Dance Journal and shared with our dance community

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

More Videos of Philadelphia Theater to Get You Through the Shutdown by Christopher Munden

Our last post of videos of recent Philly theater productions proved popular, so we're sharing another. Here are five more recordings to get you through.

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Fundraising for Essential and Non-essential Nonprofits by Deborah Crocker

How do we balance the desire to support the nonprofits that are “essential” while making sure the “non-essential” are still here when we get through this pandemic?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Watch OSCEOLA the Film: Stream a recent Philly theater production by Christopher Munden

Hella Fresh Theater's production of Osceola lives on in these theaterless times thanks to photographer Kyle Cassidy and videographer Brian Siano, who adapted it for the screen.

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Videos of Philadelphia Theater to Get You Through the Shutdown by Christopher Munden

Perhaps you find yourself with some time on your hands and a yearning for those bygone days when there were theater shows in Philadelphia. To get you through these dark days, check out these…

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BalletX Comes to You with Live Dance Classes and Performance Screening by Smalley Bogg

If things went as planned BalletX would be in the middle of its Spring Season right now. But as you know, things haven't been going as planned, but you can still see the contemporary ballet …

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How Will the COVID-19 Shutdown Affect Broadway? by Smalley Bogg

They said the show must always go on, so what will happen when they no longer can? Broadway producer and entertainment attorney Richard Roth talks to us the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Arts and Non-profit Fundraising in These Times: What’s okay to do right now? by Deborah Crocker

It is an uncertain time, to say the least. For nonprofits, it makes an already delicate business model that much more unstable. I have spoken to a number of nonprofit leaders over the past w…

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

THE HUNT (dir. Craig Zobel): Film review by Dan Scully

Above all dumb political concerns, this is a “humans being hunted” movie, and it’s a pretty good one. 

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Friday, March 13, 2020

LA BAYADERE (PA Ballet): Overcoming criticism by Eri Yoneda

The performance on opening night proved that Pennsylvania Ballet is now one of the top ballet companies in the world.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Shows Need To Close by Josh McIlvain

The pandemic is here. It's time for the theaters to close

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Bringing Shakespeare to Life: Interview with director Matt Pfeiffer about SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (People’s Light) by Henrik Eger

Matt Pfeiffer talks love of Shakespeare and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

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Monday, March 9, 2020

KEELY AND DU (Allens Lane): 60-second review by Christopher Munden

An unexpected friendship

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Excess of imagination and amazing muscle memory in POPCORN FALLS: Interview with multiple-role actors Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead by Henrik Eger

"What I like most about POPCORN FALLS is that there is a real heart to it."

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POPCORN FALLS (Walnut Street): A disservice to small towns and comedy by Joshua Herren

Popcorn Falls is not the town it used to be! The historic waterfall (with some fictional connection to George Washington) has been dammed up. Tourists aren’t coming. The libraries and...

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Local Actors Brett Stoelker and Jillian Gray return to Philly with LES MIS by Debra Danese

Smash hit LES MIS returns to Philly for a highly anticipated run, with two local actors joining the cast.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

TURN (Kimmel Center) 60-second review by Joshua Herren

For those that were worried that Turn, a musical exploration of being a black woman in America through the lens of Shakespeare’s Othello, might be too academic, M’Balia Singley is...

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THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM (IRT): What went wrong? by Toby Zinman

Sebastian Barry, author of The Steward of Christendom, is a major Irish playwright. I am a major fan of Irish drama. Irish Heritage Theatre, whose production of Steward just opened...

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar March 2020 by Calendar

Theater in Philadelphia in March 2020.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

How to Beat the Casino by Smalley Bogg

We’re not sure if there are any gamblers out there who don’t actively want to beat the casino, after all that is pretty much the definition of casino gambling, isn’t...

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Snacking on Free International Films 24/7—but hurry! by Henrik Eger

Films from around the world are broadcast free of charge in Philadelphia by MHz Worldview on WPPT

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I ♥ ALICE ♥ I (Curio): Feels like home by Joshua Herren

I ♥ ALICE ♥ I at Curio Theatre feels a lot like home to Josh Herren

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EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL (PTC): 60-second review by Joshua Herren

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of Chelsea Marcantel’s emotional and thought-provoking Everything is Wonderful is gorgeous

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HELLO, DOLLY! (touring): Call on Dolly by Joshua Herren

Josh Herren realizes he simply loves HELLO, DOLLY!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

[nyc] THE HEADLANDS (Lincoln Center): Unraveling a family history by Toby Zinman

Families, as we know, have secrets

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[nyc] CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND (Signature Theatre): Rocking Off-Broadway by Toby Zinman

Playwright Lauren Yee’s script is really two shows: an old-fashioned rock concert uncomfortably yoked to a somber history drama.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

BABEL (Theatre Exile): Uncertifiable by Joshua Herren

Theatre Exile's newest offering left Josh Herren cold. He is trying to figure out why.

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HELLO DOLLY! (touring): 60-second review by Toby Zinman

They sure don’t write them like this anymore. 

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