Delaware Theatre Company presents Million Dollar Quartet
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on!
Million Dollar Quartet from Delaware Theatre Company looks to shake things up with a jukebox musical performance inspired by 1950s rock-and-roll. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Nathalie Stutzmann conducts a historical guest role with Philadelphia Orchestra
Paving more way for women leaders of American orchestras
In her first concerts as principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann balances repertory warhorses and new music with fresh ideas and attention to detail. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Woodmere Art Museum presents Body Language: The Art of Larry Day
Remembering the dean of Philadelphia painting
Woodmere Art Museum examines the impact on American art by Philadelphia painter Larry Day in this new exhibit. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
People's Light and Hedgerow Theatre present their takes on A Christmas Carol
Two carols are better than one
People's Light and Hedgerow Theatre perform A Christmas Carol, but in two very different ways. Gail Obenreder reviews the two productions.
Slavery and Abolition in Pennsylvania, by Beverly C. Tomek
The truth about slavery in the Keystone State
Pennsylvania’s abolitionist Quakers ended slavery in the commonwealth long before any other state, right? A new book from Temple University Press explains that there’s a lot more to the story. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Lindsay Joelle’s The Garbologists
The Garbologists, a world premiere from Philadelphia Theatre Company, searches for deep meaning in a dirty job but offers a fairly thin character study instead. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Choral Arts and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present The Lost Oratorios of Giacomo Carissimi
On the ark of discovery
Choral Arts Philadelphia and Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a performance of two unpublished oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi. Gail Obenreder reviews.
SHARP Dance Company presents The Other Side
Dancing to make up for lost time
The SHARP Dance Company presents its fall home series The Other Side with a collection of videos and live contemporary and modern dances with a touch of hip-hop flair. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
InterAct Theatre Company presents The Chinese Lady
An inconvenient history
Taking from Nancy E. Davis’s meticulously researched book of the same name, Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady introduces audiences to the first Chinese woman to arrive in America for a story that’s still relevant in 2021. Jill Ivey reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Rafael Payare
Rafael and Ricardo
Fast-rising conductor Rafael Payare made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with a program featuring a world-premiere Clarinet Concerto that highlighted the virtuosity of Ricardo Morales. Cameron Kelsall reviews.