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Five ballet dancers in white tutus, cream colored tights and varying designed/colored leotards practicing in a rehearsal room

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Bold, Brilliant, Balanchine

Big, bold, and complete with fireworks

The Philadelphia Ballet performs a trio of neoclassical ballet works, helmed by artistic director Angel Corella. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 2 minute read
A monitor in an abandoned room shows a video still of twins, the image distorted to look like water and double exposure.

The POOL: A Social History of Segregation exhibit emerges from adversity

Taking a deeper sort of dive

POOL: A Social History of Segregation, an exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works, opens next week after having been delayed by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Anndee Hochman previews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Previews 3 minute read
An oil painting—a Black man lies on grass, wearing a blue spaghetti strap dress, head leaning on a large pile of grapes

The Weekly Roundup, March 9-16

Celebrating Lloyd Price, the Print Center’s 96th International Competition, and Quiet Boy

The Print Center closes its international solo exhibit, Personality from People’s Light honors an unsung leader in music, and Elizabeth Bergeland illustrates the male body in a different light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Two women sit next to each other. One has a dress w/ floral accents & a phone; the other is in casual clothes reading a book

The Weekly Roundup, March 2-9

Sisterhood Sit-in, Everyday Futures, and TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

Theatre Horizon hosts James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, Harriett’s Bookshop trolleys to Black women-owned businesses, and the future of South Philly highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read

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Cooper dressed in a winter coat, sweats, boots, and a vest sings out to the crowd, a violinist & other performers behind him

Philadelphia Orchestra presents Fiddler on the Roof

Raising the ceiling with new takes

Chuck Cooper talks about Philadelphia Orchestra's upcoming production of the legendary show, returning to the stage, and how Fiddler reflects the times. Stephen Silver previews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 3 minute read
A movie poster of 'The Godfather', stylized in sepia featuring the cast, and the title text at the bottom

March 2022 repertory movie roundup

The Godfather turns 50 and Easy Rider rides again

Stephen Silver's roundup of the upcoming films screening in Philadelphia and in the Greater Philadelphia region in March.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 6 minute read
A black & white portrait of Corella. He faces the camera straight-faced with a black top and a black and dark gray background

Philadelphia Ballet presents Swan Lake

Angel Corella spreads his choreographic wings

Artistic director of Philadelphia Ballet Angel Corella talks the upcoming performance of Swan Lake and the influences behind this fresh take for modern audiences. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 3 minute read
Myer in yellow-orange robe with red and white checkered vest or scarf material, make up and a red & white confectionary wig

OperaDelaware reopens shop with The Barber of Seville

An appointment with the Barber

Gail Obenreder previews OperaDelaware’s return to the stage with The Barber of Seville.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 3 minute read
The cover features the side profile illustration of a Black youth wearing a purple headband, and colorful background

The Weekly Roundup, February 23-March 2

The Fleecing and This Bitter Earth return, Farah Jasmine Griffin visits Philly, and more

A week with healing comedy, streaming theater performances you may have missed, Afro-Cuban jazz, and a visit from author Farah Jasmine Griffin. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A young girl looks on at a framed illustration on the wall. She's holding a guide to go along with the painting

The Weekly Roundup, February 16-23

Classical and Motown at the Kimmel, books for the future, and festivities for Presidents Day and BHM

A week featuring conversations with a seasoned writer, a novelist and her debut, and a local comic book hero of sorts binds up an assortment of music and museum events. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read