People’s Light presents Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical
Oh-oh over and over
The world premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical sings an unsung entertainment hero at People’s Light. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Curio Theatre Company presents Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
God bless the child
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Curio Theatre offers a complex, entertaining portrait of Billie Holiday’s final Philadelphia performance. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
EgoPo Classic Theater presents Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life Is a Dream
Poland, or anywhere else
Brenna Geffers and Felipe Vergara adapt a 17th-century Spanish classic to reflect our contemporary world of political turmoil and division. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons
A play for this season
Lantern Theater Company’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank X and Anthony Lawton, is an old-school historical drama that still proves its worth. Josh Herren reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Kevin Puts’s The Hours
Keeping time for Virginia Woolf
The Hours, a new opera by Kevin Puts and librettist Greg Pierce, is the latest incarnation of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, encompassing love, regret, creativity, mental illness, and the human capacity for forgiveness. Peter Burwasser reviews.
Crossing Paths Movement Collective presents its Philly premiere
Diverse paths in dance converge
Crossing Paths Movement Collective makes its Philadelphia premiere with works created by movement artists and choreographers Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Sarah Carlson, Nick M. Daniels, and Malcolm Shute. Melissa Strong reviews.
Penn Live Arts presents Rennie Harris’s Lifted
A prodigal son in dance
The latest full-length narrative dance from Rennie Harris is a sharp, athletic, emotional retelling of the biblical prodigal son. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Delaware Art Museum and Somerville Manning Gallery present Holly Trostle Brigham
Recovering the oeuvre of women forgotten
Fans of Philadelphia artist Holly Trostle Brigham, whose work elevates often-forgotten women, have a double opportunity to see her work: a show at the Delaware Museum of Art, and at Breck's Mill’s Somerville Manning Gallery. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Peacock presents Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince, reinvented
Starring UArts alum Jabari Banks, Peacock’s Bel-Air is a dramatic reimagining of the popular 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Blair Krassen reviews.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
A whole new darkness
The promoters of this revival of Oklahoma! promise it's like nothing you've ever seen, and they're right. Gail Obenreder reviews.