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Book by Terrence McNally Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Based on the novel RAGTIME by E.L. Doctorow Directed by Dennis Razze JUNE 13 - JULY 1 | MAIN STAGE At the dawn of the 20th century, everything is changing...and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together — that of a stifled but determined upper-class homemaker, an indomitable Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician — united by their courage and their pursuit of the American dream, against extraordinary odds. Ragtime was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won for best score, book, and orchestrations. “Intoxicating” by the Associated Press, and “Explosive and thrilling!” by Bloomberg News, this acclaimed musical is an unflinching examination of human striving and a timeless celebration of the American spirit. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, lauded for PSF’s completely sold out Evita last summer, West Side Story (2016) and Les Miserablés (2015), this production will be a “must see.” PG-13 for some offensive language.

presented by Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
06/2018/13 - 07/2018/01
You Can Never Go Down The Drain
John Jarboe as Mx. Rogers in a musical healing ritual for adults: You Can Never Go Down The Drain. Mr. Rogers always said: no matter how bad things are, "You can never go down the drain."   Using and abusing iconic songs from the program, Philadelphia's Bearded Ladies Cabaret puts this idea to the test. In this performance, expect a goldfish funeral, gay romps into the land of make-believe, and some earnest questions about irony.

presented by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
06/2018/20 - 07/2018/01
Don't Dress for Dinner
Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The action spills from the drawing room to the bedroom to the kitchen in this hilarious and fast-moving farce of marriage, lust, and cordon bleu cuisine. A Philadelphia Premiere by Marc Camoletti Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

presented by Lantern Theater Company
05/2018/24 - 06/2018/24
Secrets of the Schuylkill Riverboat Tour
Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. Schuylkill Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

presented by Schuylkill River Development Corporation
06/2018/02 - 10/2018/27
People Are Strange and other revelations
Blindness, Key West, giraffes, a hunky neighbor who may be the real father—encounter multiple circumstances and people in this evening of four one-act solo performance works. Featuring Tara Demmy, Marissa Kennedy, Josh McIlvain, Nik Menotiades* *Appears courtesy Actors Equity Automatic Arts is supported by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

presented by Automatic Arts
06/2018/14 - 06/2018/16
Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals: Sphinx, Voice, and Harp Faculty
Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals, now in their fourth year, feature distinguished chamber musicians from the Curtis Summerfest faculty. These remarkable artists, many of them Curtis alumni, perform a variety of repertoire—from beloved classics to the music of today—in the timeless setting of Field Concert Hall. Faculty performers from the Sphinx Performance Academy, the Elizabeth Hainen Harp Colony, and the Mikael Eliasen Voice Program include Jennifer Arnold, Kendra Broom, Mikael Eliasen, Elizabeth Hainen, Karla Donahew Perez, Jannina Norpoth, Mary Ann Ramos, Melissa White ('07), and the Catalyst Quartet. MONTGOMERY Strum PRICE Quartet in G major BRAHMS Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 SAINT-SAËNS Fantaisie in A major, Op. 124

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
06/2018/22 - 06/2018/22
Big Red Sun
11th Hour presents the World Premiere of Big Red Sun! Come get swept away by a thrilling and beautiful score that weaves from Klezmer, to jazz and then on to rock and roll.   This exciting, new musical follows a young man named Harry Daimler on his search for the father he never knew, a Jewish-American musician who died in France during World War II.   As Harry uncovers the truth about his father, he begins to realize that in order to know who he truly is, he must first understand where he comes from.

presented by 11th Hour Theatre Company
05/2018/31 - 06/2018/17
The Arden Cabaret Series: Alex Keiper and the Next Generation Cabaret
Alex Keiper (Arden’s The Secret Garden, Metamorphoses, A Little Night Music) hosts a cabaret of Philadelphia’s next generation of musical theatre talent. This evening of music and comedy celebrates the up and coming artists in Philadelphia theatre. The Arden Cabaret Series is held in our Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. Seated at tables in an intimate candlelit space – this is a chance to get to know your favorite Arden artists up close and personal. Bring a bottle of wine and a basket of goodies, or buy drinks at the new Arden bar, open at every performance.   Seating is limited, so call your friends and make plans to be part of these extraordinary evenings.

presented by Arden Theatre Company
06/2018/15 - 06/2018/16
Month of Moderns 2: Voyages
Benjamin C.S. Boyle’s Voyages (world premiere) Robert Convery’s Voyages We explore two stylistically diverse settings of one of the great poem cycles of the 20th century – Hart Crane’s masterpiece, Voyages. Robert Convery’s elegiac 1996 work is a poignant, mesmerizing artistic achievement. And, writing his fourth work for The Crossing, Benjamin C.S. Boyle probes the textures of strings and voices while pondering these haunting words. Voyages is a whirlwind of language and metaphor – a journey through love, founded in pure desire, concluding in isolation. O brilliant kids, frisk with your dog, Fondle your shells and sticks, bleached By time and the elements; but there is a line You must not cross nor ever trust beyond it Spry cordage of your bodies to caresses Too lichen-faithful from too wide a breast. The bottom of the sea is cruel.

presented by The Crossing
06/2018/17 - 06/2018/17
The Erotic Literary Salon/Adult Sex Ed: A Verbal Sanctuary for Sexual Expression
"This is the most fun I have had for the least amount of money....Great place to take a date....Met so many nice people (single woman)....Finally had my unusual sex questions answered by an expert..." Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Magazine have been talking about since 2008. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator & host of this comfortable & safe space. Hear erotica & sex memoirs. NO CENSORSHIP. Participate as a reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy & applaud. Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed, lead by Dr. Mayer Sexologist & co-host Walter. Answers to your anonymous questions are audience driven, along with Dr. Mayer’s academic input. Eccentric Walter keeps this session most lively with his quirky sense of humor. Every month there is a different audience participation section, such as creating erotic Mad-Libs and sex bucket list.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
03/2018/20 - 06/2018/19
The Robbie Ellis East Coast Tour
Join New Zealand-Chicagoan Robbie Ellis (Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance) as he brings his comedy songs to the east coast. Come to CSz Philadelphia for songs from the piano about flat whites, accents, root vegetables, drinking and not drinking. With opening support from Stucco Lobster Breadbox.

presented by CSz Philadelphia
06/2018/17 - 06/2018/17
Unforgettable: A Tribute to America’s Greatest Songwriters
Unforgettable brings you the best songs from pop culture, musicals, and movies. You’ll hear songs like “Night & Day”, “Summertime”, and “The Pink Panther Theme”.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
05/2018/24 - 06/2018/23
When Horton the Elephant hears a very soft noise, he discovers a planet full of tiny girls and boys. On a small speck of dust is a planet called Who, lives a young child named JoJo who is feeling quite blue. But when Horton meets JoJo, oh the things they can think! They’ll save all of Whoville as fast as a blink. Thanks to brave Horton, we’ll learn, one and all, that a person’s a person... no matter how small!

presented by Wolf Performing Arts Center
06/2018/15 - 06/2018/17
ROCK OUT AND LOVE FEARLESSLY The groundbreaking musical that opened in 1998, became an unexpected his film and celebrated Broadway run, now celebrates its 20th anniversary as a cult-pop-culture phenomenon.  With its incredible score and hilariously heartfelt book, this 20th anniversary production  re-examines John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's explosive  rock musical with a fresh eye while paying homage to its iconic flair.  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Directed by Josh Hitchens Starring RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE STAR Mimi Imfurst Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHI is the story about finding your other half, a search for love and self-acceptance.

presented by FauxRealCo
06/2018/01 - 06/2018/17