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War Stories, Opera Philadelphia

Review: ‘War Stories’ by Opera Philadelphia

War Stories is a clever pairing of two music dramas dealing with battles, presented by Opera Philadelphia as part of its O17 Festival. The two separate compositions are staged in adjacent areas of the Philadelphia Museum of Art — its stone cloisters and its Great Stair Hall — next to displays of medieval military armaments. Adding […]

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Announcing Circadium: A New Circus Arts School Comes to Philadelphia

At a press conference held on the eastern terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the members of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts announced the foundation of its new professional training institution, Circadium School of Contemporary Circus. Scheduled to open its doors on September 5, 2017, the non-profit organization will make Philadelphia the first […]

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In the Moment: American Theatre Critics Association Stops in Philly

In the past 25 years or so the theater scene in nearby Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city, has blossomed into 50-plus stage companies that pay their actors, designers, and creative teams. About 35 hold Actor’s equity contracts at any given time according to Howie Shapiro, Philadelphia area theatre critic. The metropolitan Philadelphia areas is also […]

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‘Gee’s Bend’ at MetroStage by Ramona Harper

“This ensemble was exquisite” — praise testimony of a theatergoer after seeing Gee’s Bend at MetroStage. Amazing how a cast of just four performers are able to transform the simple life of the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama into a triumphant recreation of the traditional culture of the rural South and the artistic expression of […]

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