Arden Theatre Company presents ‘The Snow Queen’
An icy show warms the winter stage
A versatile cast offers a warm and engaging winter tale with the Arden’s ‘Snow Queen.’ Daralyse Lyons reviews.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’
Bah humbug, with a twist
Delaware Theatre Company adds to our region’s annual flourish of ‘Christmas Carol’ stagings with a remount of Patrick Barlow’s fresh adaption, this time with an all-women cast. Ellen Wilson Dilks reviews.
Princeton University Concerts present Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin's ‘Winterreise'
Should lost love speak for itself?
A confounding narrative framework derails Joyce DiDonato’s ‘Winterreise’ at Princeton University. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The PA Ballet's music director shares orchestral secrets of ‘The Nutcracker’
Tchaikovsky: The music behind the ballet
Balanchine’s ‘Nutcracker’ is a dance lover’s seasonal favorite, but after 27 years of working with the PA Ballet’s orchestra, music director Beatrice Jona Affron has a thing or two to say about Tchaikovsky. Camille Bacon-Smith gets the story behind the music.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Oz comes to Mt. Airy
The Quintessence production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is an all-around impressive show filled with a wildly talented ensemble cast, electrifying background music, and flying monkeys. Christina Anthony reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Bach’s B Minor Mass
Searching for the spirit of Bach’s B Minor
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra and Westminster Symphonic Choir in Bach’s B Minor Mass. This brilliantly executed but slightly subdued performance sometimes lacked spiritual intensity. Linda Holt reviews.
1812 Productions presents ‘This Is The Week That Is’
Humor in the headlines
Fans of 1812's annual 'This Is The Week That Is,' a live political satire onstage, often return for multiple shows, because it's different every night. Daralyse Lyons visits the rehearsal room.
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Simpatico Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s ‘Natural Shocks’
The basement’s top performance
Simpatico Theatre’s production of ‘Natural Shocks,’ a slim but effective play by Lauren Gunderson, benefits from a brilliant performance by Amanda Schoonover. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Theatre Exile presents Martín Zimmerman’s ‘On the Exhale’
Home on the range
Theatre Exile’s production of Martín Zimmerman’s ‘On the Exhale’ tackles tragically familiar ground with an unexpected narrative. Alaina Johns reviews.