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Grande poses flamboyantly in front of the dancing ensemble, in black stiletto boots, stockings & garters, and rainbow corset

Bucks County Playhouse presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show

Let’s do the Time Warp again

Peripatetic reality star Frankie Grande takes center stage in this new revival of The Rocky Horror Show at Bucks County Playhouse. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

Reviews 2 minute read
Matsukawa plays his bassoon in front of the other orchestra players. At right, conductor Nézet-Séguin gestures passionately

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Yannick Conducts Rachmaninoff, featuring the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s Terra, Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra

The bassoon finally gets its due

The bassoon gets the glory it deserves in
the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s Terra, Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra with soloist Daniel Matsukawa, joining a Philadelphia Orchestra program featuring Berio and Rachmaninoff. Linda Holt reviews.
Linda Holt

Linda Holt

Reviews 3 minute read
Michele in character, taking game show signs down from a screen lit with decorative vintage bulbs in a living room

Camden Repertory Theater presents Desi P. Shelton’s Child Support

A game nobody wins

Camden Rep presents the world premiere of Child Support by Desi P. Shelton, a site-specific, immersive play that explores the emotional, financial, and relational repercussions of playing the child support game. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 4 minute read
An outside daytime view of the brown wooden train car, parked in a concrete plaza, with a stairway leading up to the car.

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and partners present the Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit

“Their memories are now your memories”

It's not just important that we continue to care about the Holocaust. It's imperative. That's why the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation presents the Hate Ends Now Cattle Car Exhibit in Philly. Jill Ivey visits.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 4 minute read
Surrounded by rapt children in the audience, Alexander pretends to sleep on a board while Valdez kneels, scheming.

Delaware Shakespeare presents its Community Tour production of Cymbeline

A tricky pick shines in this touring Shakespeare production

Tales of long ago find inspiration right at hand in Delaware Shakespeare’s vibrant Community Tour production of the rarely produced Cymbeline. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 5 minute read

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Lopes bends backward in a desperate, graceful line, one arm outstretched. Soca, looking passionate, holds her at her waist.

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Angel Corella’s Carmen

A well-known story with a sexy edge

Opera fans know the story, but in this world-premiere original long-form ballet by Philadelphia Ballet director Angel Corella, Carmen gets a sexy edge. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 4 minute read
Petropolous stands on a table, hands on hips in a tight white outfit; Brendel & Smith appear to worship her on either side.

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Shubert Organization present the national tour of Tina Fey’s Mean Girls

So you agree, you think this is really funny?

Mean Girls has been a sensation since the original film premiered in 2004—but it’s as funny as it is problematic. The Broadway musical, now on its national tour, is even more offensive, with none of the film’s charm. Alaina Johns reviews.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Reviews 5 minute read
Scene from the play: Jones, Wallace & Stewart sit at a round dominoes table; Robinson stands and looks away, worried.

People’s Light presents Steve H. Broadnax III’s Bonez

Social horror on stage

People’s Light brings social horror to the stage with the world premiere of Steve H. Broadnax III’s Bonez, which boasts eerie technical wizardry but is stymied by a script that too often gets in its own way. Kiran Pandey reviews.
Kiran Pandey

Kiran Pandey

Reviews 4 minute read
Graham, a white man with white stubble, wearing an Eagles jersey & Phillies hat, sits in a bar holding a beer bottle.

Hedgerow Theatre Company presents Bruce Graham’s The Philly Fan

The story at the heart of the game

The Philly Fan, in an updated version at Hedgerow Theatre starring playwright Bruce Graham, surveys 50 years of Philadelphia sports through the thoughtful perspective of one man in a bar. Kiran Pandey reviews.
Kiran Pandey

Kiran Pandey

Reviews 4 minute read
Against large rectangular screens with ocean projections, 3 cast members stand & one sits wrapped in a blanket center stage

Penn Live Arts and The Acting Company present Lisa Peterson's The Odyssey

Modern exiles on the wine-dark sea

A powerful new retelling of The Odyssey, based on UPenn professor Emily Wilson’s translation, stops in Philly on its national tour, with New Jersey dates coming in November. C.M. Crockford reviews.
C.M. Crockford

C.M. Crockford

Reviews 4 minute read