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The Wake World at The Barnes Foundation (World Premiere)
Composed by David Hertzberg Directed by R.B. Schlather
Closed: Monday September 25th
Part of the Opera Philadelphia 2017 Festival this World Premier this one-act opera inspired by Crowley’s ecstatic fairy tale The Wake World. Visitors experienced Dr. Barnes’s collection like never before as they follow a wide-eyed seeker and her guardian angel on a dreamlike voyage
“There was even a woman dressed in a full body flesh-colored jumpsuit who looked like a Renoir nude, complete with the eroticized knee high white stockings and red high heels. She seemed to have stepped right out of one of the Renoirs that Dr. Barnes, in one of his elaborate symmetrical wall compositions, paired with a still life of bulbous apples that recall the female form in one of the sensory overload rooms in the galleries through which we were invited to wander in anticipation of the start of the opera.”-
Allegric Con Fuoco Full Review Here .
New York Times Review Here
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WOLF PAC Theatre Summer Camp
Around the World in 80 Days at Hedgerow Theatre Co. Play by Jules Verne Adapted by Mark Brown Directed by Damon Bonetti
Closed: Sunday August 13th.
“The first time I saw a stage adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days” it seemed to go on for 80 days. Non-stop adventure after adventure grew tedious in a lackluster telling. So for me, the production that opened Friday night at Hedgerow Theatre Company is a revelation: constantly amusing, moving like a typhoon (it includes a typhoon), and beautifully acted to boot.” -WHYY Full Review Here:
Alex Keiper (Arden’s The Secret Garden, Metamorphoses, A Little Night Music) hosted a cabaret of Philadelphia’s next generation of musical theatre talent at the Arden theatre Company as part of their Cabaret Series. The evening of music and comedy celebrated the up and coming artists in Philadelphia theatre, especially women and non-binary people looking for a strong voice in today’s musical and theatrical world.
A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
at Resident Theatre Company
Play by Charles Dickins Adapted by Kevin Connors and Joe Landry Directed by Kristin McLaughlin
Previews: December 12th-14th Runs: Dec 15th - Dec 31st The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, and live sound effects. Six actors play dozens of characters as this beloved story unfolds!
Moonlight and Magnolias at The Eagle Theatre.
Play by Ron Hutchinson Directed by Ted Wioncek III Previews: March 28 & 29, 2018 Runs: March 30-April 29, 2018
Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. Selznick sends for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades. With the help of his secretary and a diet of bananas and peanuts, three men labor over five days. You won’t want to miss this hilarious tour de force as three men act out each role of the blueprint for the most successful and beloved film of all time.
Big Red Sun at 11th Hour Theatre Co. (World Premiere)
By John Jiler and Georgia Stitt Directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien Music Directed by Dan Kazemi
Runs: May 31st-June 17th, 2018 Playing at Christ Church Neighborhood House
For their 2017-2018 MainStage Production, 11th Hour presents the World Premiere of Big Red Sun! This exciting new musical centers on a young musician named Harry Daimler and his search for a father he never knew. As he begins to uncover his father’s story, it leads him on an emotional journey of self-discovery. With a beautiful score which weaves from Klezmer, through 1940’s swing to 1960’s jazz and then on to rock and roll, Big Red Sun illustrates that in order to know who you truly are, you must first understand where you came from.