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Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's global phenomenon. A timeless musical work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
04/2018/20 - 05/2018/05
Peter and the Starcatcher -at- Theatre Horizon
Swashbuckling storytellers and musicians use handmade magic and effortless flights of fancy to upend the century-old story of how a brave young girl inspires an orphan boy to become the legendary Peter Pan. This epic song-filled adventure is directed by Matthew Decker, Barrymore-Award winning director of Into the Woods. This 5-time Tony Award winning show is for ages 9 to 99! Performances run April 26th through May 20th, 2018. Please visit our website for a detailed performance calendar with more specific show dates and times. http://theatrehorizon.org/shows/peterandthestarcatcher.php

presented by Theatre Horizon
04/2018/26 - 05/2018/20
Sing The Body Electric
Sing the Body Electric BY MICHAEL HOLLINGER World Premiere Directed by Deborah Block All performances of Sing the Body Electric will be at THE LATVIAN SOCIETY (531 N. 7th Street) April 19 - May 13 The Latvian Society (531 N. 7th Street) Featuring: Mary Lee Bednarek, Kimberly S. Fairbanks, Anthony Lawton, Kishia Nixon, & Trevor William Fayle Jess is tanking in Physics, so her mom hires Lloyd to help her pass. But she’d rather study his son, the survivor of a lightning strike that killed his girlfriend a year ago, and tattooed his body with elegant scars. When Lloyd and Mom hit it off, these two broken families are bound ever closer, inexorably -- with explosive results. An intricate, atmospheric tale of love, sex, and the unseen forces that draw us together and drive us apart.

presented by Theatre Exile
04/2018/19 - 05/2018/13
Prohibition Pub Crawl
From ruthless "businessmen" gangsters shooting up the city in a war to control the liquor trade, to a few haunting stories of pirates and colonial brewers- enjoy a couple complimentary drinks, tavern entries, & histories as you're entertained with the most chillingly interesting, twisted, & unique facts of our fair city. Though a typical "Grim Philly"® dark history mix of old & new, pub crawls are a solid departure from Grim Philly's usual fast pace & fact-packed regular tours; and are designed as guided evenings out socializing with friends in between bursts of historical intrigue befitting the tavern environment.   Come along to socialize as we explore "Grim" Philly's early tavern & waterfront drinking cultures, and some of our most famous prohibition gangsters- Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxy Gordon, Leo Lanzetti, and others on Philly's "RRR" rated #1 educational drinking tour!

presented by Grim Philly Twilight Tours
04/2018/14 - 04/2018/28
Romeo and Juliet: A Requiem
By William Shakespeare Conceived for Six Actors by Zak Berkman and Samantha Reading Directed by Samantha Reading April 25 - May 27, 2018 Leonard C. Haas Stage at People's Light Romeo and Juliet didn't have to die. In this inventive six-actor version of Shakespeare’s play, the traumatized parents, Friar, and Nurse relive the passions and perils of their star-crossed children. This classic tale of balconies and battlegrounds becomes a vibrant act of truth and reconciliation.

presented by People's Light
04/2018/25 - 05/2018/27
Koresh Dance Company's world premiere of INNER SUN.
Mr. Koresh will present a world premiere with original compositions by John Levis and Karl Mullen. With the help of composer John Levis, Inner Sun will explore the parallel between the earth’s inner sun and that of the human body, the human spirit. The work further develops with multi-disciplinary artist Karl Mullen, whose spoken word provides a pulse to the movement of the dancers. No matter who we are, where we live, or our belief system, all of us have a heart that beats in our bodies and a human spirit that drives our journeys. This work celebrates the human body and spirit and the perfection of its design…it will make your soul soar! “It inspires awe, sometimes beyond the capacity of words to describe.” (The Dance Journal) This work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

presented by Koresh Dance Company
04/2018/26 - 04/2018/29
Snow White
ARDEN CHILDREN'S THEATRE PRESENTS Snow White World premiere! Written and directed by Greg Banks April 4 - June 3 On the Arcadia Stage This is Snow White as you’ve never seen it before. A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS! From the writer of the Arden’s acclaimed productions of Pinocchio and The Jungle Book comes this new play that features two virtuosic performers bringing a world to life before your eyes with the vibrant creativity and thrilling theatricality you’ve come to expect from Arden Children’s Theatre. Most enjoyed by families with children ages 6 and older.

presented by Arden Theatre Company
04/2018/04 - 06/2018/03
Old Academy Players Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!
Old Academy Players presents the delightful musical comedy THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE with music & lyrics by award winning American composer William Finn & book by award winning American writer Rachel Sheinkin. It is directed by Annie Hnatko & produced by Steve Hnatko, with Kristin Hegel,choreographer & Terri Bateman, production assistant. Matinée performances will be family-friendly, but evening shows are NOT recommended for children. Cast includes: Meg Murphy as Rona Lisa Peretti, Norm Burnosky as Vice Principal Douglas Panch, Durell Griffin as Mitch Mahoney, Amanda Ross as Olive Ostrovsky, Pat Sutton as William Morris Barfée, Ed Young as Charlito “Chip” Tolentino, Christian Conklin as Leaf Coneybear, Gina Schwoerer as Marcy Park, & Maya Chester-Ziv as Logainne "Schwarzy" SchwartzandGrubenierre. East Falls historic Old Academy Players has provided community theater since 1923 featured the acting debuts of both Grace Kelly & Robert Prosky. FREE Parking Lot

presented by Old Academy Players
04/2018/20 - 05/2018/06
Nellie McKay with special guest Mark Thousands
We are excited to welcome the wonderful singer songwriter, actor, Broadway and off-Broadway performer, and all around hilarious genius and social activist Nellie McKay to Arden for a solo show! Opening for Nellie will be Mark Thousands, we are so pleased to have Mark make his first appearance at Gild Hall Nellie McKay Sister Orchid Conjuring the image of a lonely all night truck stop along highway 1 on the California coast, all but lost in the fog that comes creeping along the shoreline.. this album speaks of the night, the outsider, the plaintive wail of those lost at sea. Sister Orchid was conceived in solitude, executed in darkness. It comes from a place of quiet, a world of low lights and cool drinks, up against a hard wall. An oasis of hungry eyes and easy promises, warm as a biscuit, the kind of place your mother warned you against.

presented by Arden Concert Gild
04/2018/20 - 04/2018/20
Our Few and Evil Days
Daughter brings home beau to meet the parents. It’s all so normal, but this perfect family photo is about to slip out of the frame. Elements of Gothic horror poke sharply into this story of unsettling domesticity as obsession, guilt and agony reveal devotion’s dark side. Directed by Tom Reing.

presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company
04/2018/25 - 05/2018/13
Julia Mintzer, mezzo-soprano
Praised for “her soprano register [that] shines like fire” (Kieler Nachrichten) and “mezzo of penetrating depth” (La Presse), Philadelphia native Julia Mintzer has performed principal roles including Carmen and Hansel in standard and contemporary operas and has sung Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem in concert with leading ensembles in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including at the Washington National Opera and The Glimmerglass Festival. Tri-County Concerts is proud to present this dynamic mezzo-soprano performing works by Schubert, Mahler, Berlioz, Mozart, Wade, and Strauss, accompanied by Yoni Kahn on historical horns and Tzu-Hwa Ho on the piano. Come hear some great music and stay to meet the artists at a complimentary post-concert reception! Students and children may attend for free.

presented by Tri-County Concerts Association
04/2018/22 - 04/2018/22
Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!
Zuzz the space alien has crash-landed in Ambler, and needs kids to help him rebuild his spaceship and return home! The audience for this interactive adventure will solve puzzles, work as a team, and learn the power of their imagination in this hilarious, exciting new adventure for the family. http://act2.org/cms2/index.php/onstage/theatre-for-kids/zuzz-the-alien

presented by Act II Playhouse
04/2018/21 - 04/2018/29
The Women of Ireland
We begin with the heartbreaking tragedy of Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge (directed by Tori Mittelman), in which Maurya has lost her husband and most of her sons to the unrelenting sea and now fears the worst for her other two sons.   Her daughters struggle with how they will share the truth with Maurya without destroying what is left of this strong, powerful woman. Cathleen Ni Houlihan, by Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats,(directed by Marcia Ferguson) is a gorgeous and mysterious family drama that also serves as a rallying cry for Mother Ireland and her fight for independence.   Finally, we have four contemporary shorts by female playwrights from Fishamble's Tiny Plays for Ireland: Poster Boy by Antonia Hart. Hearts by Lucy Montague-Moffat, and Joan Ryan's Isolation (all directed by Tina Brock).

presented by Plays & Players
04/2018/06 - 04/2018/21
ComedySportz Minor League Matinee
CSz Philadelphia is proud to present The ComedySportz Minor League Matinee! Every Sunday afternoon @ 2PM, two teams, The Philadelphia 676ers and The New Jersey Pine Barons battle for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans in a fast-paced 60 minute comedy improv match. The Players compete over several rounds using the sport's myriad of official improv games while a Referee times the games and calls the fouls and a live Announcer provides scoring updates and color commentary. At the end, you choose the winner! ComedySportz is appropriate for families, children, grandparents, couples, singles -- EVERYONE!

presented by CSz Philadelphia
02/2018/04 - 04/2018/29
Star Wars, Star Trek & The Planets
The 85-member Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey takes you out of this world with movie music from Star Wars, Star Trek, Apollo 13, and Holst's epic The Planets. Pre-Concert talk with the music director at 2 pm.

presented by Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
04/2018/22 - 04/2018/22
Claude Debussy Centennial Festival - Between the notes
Furthering our work with the composer since our “Debussy in Our Midst” project in 2012-2013, we reflect on the genius of Claude Debussy 100 years after his death with two performances which bring together chamber and vocal masterpieces by Debussy, works by his contemporaries including Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Roussel, Emmanuel, and by later composers reflecting on his legacy, Toru Takemitsu and Andrea Clearfield, and premieres by Jan Krzywicki and Thomas Whitman. Mimi Stillman, flute – Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin – Che-Hung Chen, viola – Gabriel Cabezas, cello – Bridget Kibbey, harp (DSE debut)

presented by Dolce Suono Ensemble
04/2018/24 - 04/2018/24
Gregory Pardlo | Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America with Kevin Young | Brown: Poems
“Intensely personal … funny and poignant” (New York Times), Gregory Pardlo’s poetry collection Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. An out-of-nowhere coup for the relatively unknown Columbia University MFA student and teacher, it was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, among other honors. In his new memoir, Pardlo tells the story of his strained New Jersey upbringing, fatherhood, addiction, and African American masculinity. The poetry editor for The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, Kevin Young is the author of the poetry collections Blue Laws, Book of Hours, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. His nonfiction books include Bunk and The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. From James Brown to John Brown’s raid to Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education, Young’s new poetry collection riffs on the themes of collective experience and color.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia
04/2018/24 - 04/2018/24
New Music Concert Series: William Lang, trombonist
Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop.   He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he regularly performs alongside his groundbreaking ensembles loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music) and the Guidonian Hand (a trombone quartet dedicated to breaking boundaries within the brass community.)   The New York Times has called his playing "fiercely, virtuosic" and the Boston Globe has hailed him for his "superb performance" in past solo works.   Visit williamlang.org to learn more.

presented by Delaware County Community College
04/2018/22 - 04/2018/22
Encore! 25th Anniversary Concert
Astral’s 25th-anniversary season closes with a fitting celebration of Astral artists past and present, in a rousing chamber program. The clarinet shows off its colors and virtuosity in Schumann and Weber. Clara Schumann herself wrote in her diary of her husband’s “inexhaustible genius!” in his fascinating choice of clarinet, viola, and piano for his lively “Fairy Tales,” and Weber’s Clarinet Quintet remains a favorite in the repertory. Astral’s landmark season comes to an on-your-feet close with Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 – easily one of the finest and most exuberant examples of late Romantic chamber music. PERFORMING ARTISTS Soovin Kim, violin Nikki Chooi, violin Teng Li, viola Timotheos Petrin, cello Igor Begelman, clarinet Sejoon Park, piano PROGRAM Robert Schumann - Märchenerzählungen, “Fairy Tales,” Op. 132 Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Quintet, Op. 34 Antonín Dvorák - Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81

presented by Astral Artists
04/2018/21 - 04/2018/21
Leave No Trace: PFF SpringFest!
DEBRA GRANIK | 2018 | USA | English | 108 MIN Eight years after the award-winning Winter’s Bone, director Debra Granik has returned with another powerful depiction of characters living in the margins of society. Young actress Thomasin McKenzie delivers a star-making performance as Tom, a teenager living off the grid with her dad Will (Ben Foster), a veteran struggling with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Living in the woods outside Portland, Oregon, Will attempts to teach his daughter how to fend for herself while avoiding the trappings of civilization. But when the pair’s unconventional lifestyle comes under the scrutiny of the authorities, Tom finds herself torn between her yearning for a stable life and the loyalty she feels towards her loving but deeply troubled father. Amidst its gritty depiction of hardscrabble lives, Leave No Trace offers a humane, sensitive portrayal of the unshakable bond between a father and a daughter.

presented by Philadelphia Film Society
04/2018/27 - 04/2018/27
On Chesil Beach: PFF SpringFest
DOMINIC COOKE | 2018 | UK | English | 110 MIN Adapted from Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel, On Chesil Beach vividly captures the stifling social climate of England in 1962 by following virginal newlyweds Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Dunkirk’s Billy Howle) on honeymoon at a quiet beachside resort. The two tentatively inch toward consummating their marriage in a series of sweetly awkward rituals, while flashbacks give further insight into how these two young people from different social strata managed to forge a strong bond. Handled with expert emotional precision by director Dominic Cooke and his two gifted leads, On Chesil Beach sensitively portrays both the suffocating inhibitions of a repressed era and the furious emotions rippling just beneath the surface.

presented by Philadelphia Film Society
04/2018/28 - 04/2018/28
American Animals: PFF SpringFest
BART LAYTON | 2018 | USA, UK | English | 116 MIN The nail-biting drama American Animals tells the strange-but-true story of four young men who attempted to steal millions of dollars worth of rare books from a Kentucky university in 2004. Led by livewire Warren (Evan Peters) and sensitive artist Spencer (Barry Keoghan), the bumbling crew is driven less by greed than by a desire to break out of a humdrum existence and do something remarkable. While the wannabe criminals’ ineptitude is initially played for deadpan comedic effect, the tension ratchets up as the consequences of their scheme become sickeningly real. Director Bart Layton blurs the line between fiction and fact by bringing the real Warren, Spencer, and crew on screen to comment on how their heist is being dramatized. Wildly entertaining and expertly acted, this true-crime yarn provides a fascinating look at how everyday people end up making very bad decisions.

presented by Philadelphia Film Society
04/2018/28 - 04/2018/28
Believer: PFS SpringFest!
DON ARGOTT | 2018 | USA | English | 101 MIN Musician Dan Reynolds is known around the world as the voice of mega-selling rock band Imagine Dragons; he’s also a practicing Mormon. In the revealing documentary Believer, Reynolds tackles one of the biggest issues facing the church: the disproportionately high rate of suicide among Mormon teens. A longtime ally of the LGBTQ community, Reynolds decided to put his celebrity into action by staging an outdoor concert called LoveLoud in Utah, aiming to send a message of love and acceptance to young Mormons struggling to reconcile their sexuality and their faith. Believer follows Reynolds as he races against the clock to get the ambitious event off the ground despite numerous logistical hurdles and public skepticism. Fueled by Reynolds’s infectious enthusiasm, this rousing concert doc carries a timely and inspiring message.

presented by Philadelphia Film Society
04/2018/29 - 04/2018/29
The Films of Philippe Garrel: Regular Lovers w/Actua 1
Philippe Garrel, France, 2005, 35mm, 183 min., French w/ English subtitles May ’68, and after—the moment of collective uprising, the comedown of returning to a world fundamentally unchanged—is an event absolutely central to Garrel’s worldview. After decades of distortion and misinformation on both the French right and left, to further agendas and re-write history, Garrel felt compelled to portray the period as it was by someone who was there, and correct the historical record for future generations. François is our guide (played by Garrel’s son Louis), a young poet who goes from the exhilaration of the barricades to the exhaustion of drug addiction and aimlessness. Shot in 1:33 Academy ratio (full-frame) black-and-white that makes the 1960s seem near to the 19th century, the film combines youthful romance with adult rue, and introduced Garrel anew to the United States. Screening with Actua 1, his thought-to-be-lost short film shot by a twenty-year-old Garrel, in May '68.

presented by International House Philadelphia
04/2018/27 - 04/2018/27
The Films of Philippe Garrel: J'entends plus la guitare
Philippe Garrel, France, 1991, 35mm, 98 min., French w/ English subtitles Completed in the aftermath of Nico’s sudden death in 1988, J’entends plus la guitare is Garrel’s tribute to the relationship that so profoundly marked him and his art. Johanna ter Steege is the stand-in for Nico; Benoît Régent is the Garrel substitute; and we see them through happiness/dependence, heroin-fueled breakdowns, and the building of independent lives. “We were what we were, and now we are not, and that’s that.” Olivier Assayas: “…about surviving youth, surviving in an age where everything you stood for, believed in, dreamed of, has been crushed.” Followed by a conversation with Filmmaker/Editor Yann Dedet and Julien Suaudeau, Bryn Mawr College.

presented by International House Philadelphia
04/2018/20 - 04/2018/20
The Films of Philippe Garrel: Les baisers de secours
Philippe Garrel, France, 1989, 35mm, 90 min., French w/ English subtitles A family movie in the purest sense, Garrel here plays a filmmaker who, in putting together his latest film, comes into conflict with his wife after he refuses to cast her as the wife in a retelling of their own love story, starring himself. With Garrel’s wife, Brigitte Sy and their young child Louis Garrel, and Garrel’s father Maurice. “Be it at dawn, or at dusk, in a surreptitious silence, someone’s hand cranks a handle without anybody around calling for ‘Action!’. The air is cold. Through his wiry mop of hair, the man looks at a woman he loves. Together they shiver. This shiver: the tingling of the cinema. --Amitiés, Leos Carax”

presented by International House Philadelphia
04/2018/26 - 04/2018/26
Lydie Breeze Trilogy: Madaket Road
(Formerly titled 'Home') The dawning of the 20th century. Nantucket island is slowly sinking into the sea. The legacy of Aipotu lingers on. Surrounded by the ghosts of their past, the next generation grapples with the crumbling foundation of their family. When a strange visitor in black arrives on their shores, the past and present blur, and the sky, sea, and land melt into one. On the beach at night alone, a father gifts his daughter her mother’s journal. Histories are revealed, family is discovered, ghosts dissolve into memories, and the light of utopia flickers again. In this haunting conclusion to the Lydie Breeze Trilogy, John Guare takes his daring theatrical form to uncharted territories.

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
04/2018/11 - 04/2018/22
What's Going On: Dance Place DC
Experience "What's Going On" April 21! Christina Cultural Arts Center welcomes Dance Place DC to celebrate Marvin Gaye's landmark music brought to life through the exuberant dance. Dance Place DC Artistic Director Vincent E. Thomas looks through the lens of Marvin Gaye's transcendent music and finds a reflection of the world today. Inspired Gaye's What's Going On, insights into life, love and social justice are given fresh perspectives through Modern, Jazz and West African dance choreography by Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah. What's Going On evokes thoughtfulness and sparks conversations to ignite change in each community it touches.   Saturday, April 21, 2018, 4:00pm at Laird Performing Arts Center, Tatnall School, 1501 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19807.   Tickets $22; $16 students. Available at ccacde.org.   This project made possible, in part, with support from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delaware Special Presenter Initiative Grant.

presented by Christina Cultural Arts Center
04/2018/21 - 04/2018/21
Splinter and Crack
Juniper Productions continues its mission to open the doors to exciting and enriching theatrical experiences in unconventional venues throughout Philadelphia with its newest project and first full-length production, staged at 1025 Hamilton in the city’s Spring Arts District designed especially for entrepreneurial creatives. Juniper has partnered with developer Arts + Crafts Holdings to present the world premiere of Philadelphia theatre artist Jessica Bedford’s new play, Splinter And Crack.   The production, which is directed by Harriet Power, and features Akeem Davis, Alex Hughes, MB Scallen, and Julianna Zinkel will be performed at Hamilton Studios at 1025 Hamilton from April 26 to May 13. Splinter and Crack introduces us to Rosemary, a sharp, successful academic. She’s immensely proud of her daughter, Andie, who has recently had a child of her own. However, Rosemary's deep obsessions threaten to crack and break her cherished relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

presented by Juniper Productions
04/2018/26 - 05/2018/13
The Museum as Muse
FREE for PMG Members $15 for Non-Members $5 for Philadelphia art school students Artists of all levels can drop in to draw, paint, or photograph in Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ unique environment! Take advantage of a rare private setting as well as nude figure models posing among the mosaics. Basic supplies are provided or bring your own! Please see our website for restrictions on materials allowed at these events and a list of art schools that qualify for the discount. Rain or shine!

presented by Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
04/2018/19 - 04/2018/19
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare Directed by James Ijames April 10-22, 2018 Mischief and merriment abound in Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes. Don Pedro’s army may have succeeded in their skirmishes, but in Messina, an idyllic country estate, conflicts of the heart prove much more trying. As young Claudio and Hero fall madly in love, and Benedick and Beatrice reignite their combative courtship, we quickly see how love can bring out the best - and the worst - in all of us.  In a whirl of masquerade balls, mistaken identities, Much Ado About Nothing offers intrigue, passion, and adventure. Performances are held Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.

presented by Villanova Theatre
04/2018/10 - 04/2018/22
Sparkling Baroque Paoli
Baroque Fireworks! Baroque Instrument Chamber Orchestra! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Sarah Davol (oboe), Elin Frazier (trumpet) Concerto for Violin in a minor, Op. 7, No. 5 Jean-Marie LeClair Concerto for Trumpet in B-flat Major Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe in c minor Alessandro Marcello Concerto for Violin in G Major, D82 Giuseppe Tartini Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in D Major, RV 563 Antonio Vivaldi An array of sparkling Baroque gems by German, French and Venetian composers for violin, oboe, trumpet and orchestra—with Maestro’s “live notes” makes for a concert that promises to be truly effervescent!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
04/2018/22 - 04/2018/22
Sparkling Baroque Chestnut Hill
Baroque Fireworks! Baroque Instrument Orchestra! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Sarah Davol (oboe), Elin Frazier (trumpet) Concerto for Violin in a minor, Op. 7, No. 5 Jean-Marie LeClair Concerto for Trumpet in B-flat Major Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe in c minor Alessandro Marcello Concerto for Violin in G Major, D82 Giuseppe Tartini Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in D Major, RV 563 Antonio Vivaldi An array of sparkling Baroque gems by German, French and Venetian composers for violin, oboe, trumpet and orchestra—with Maestro’s “live notes” makes for a concert that promises to be truly effervescent!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
04/2018/20 - 04/2018/20
Alice in Wonderland by Family Stages
Alice follows the White Rabbit into a wonderland of wacky characters: the Cheshire Cat, The Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, The White Knight and of course, The Queen of Hearts! There is a great fun for audiences of all ages as two actors bring the classic story to life in a sparkling one hour production.

presented by Family Stages
04/2018/18 - 04/2018/21
Pippin • Student Musical Production
Book by Roger O. Hirson Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Directed by Beth Criscuolo April 12–14 & 19–21 at 7 p.m. Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, "Pippin" is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of "Pippin" continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in unextraordinary every day moments.

presented by Delaware County Community College
04/2018/12 - 04/2018/21
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance
He was born on a slave ship but never a slave. He was immortalized by the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough, and in 1774 became the first British-African to vote. In this revealing and humorous one-man show, celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph (NBC’s Timeless and HBO’s The Leftovers) inhabits the curious, daringly determined Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement—while shining light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experience. Don’t miss this Philadelphia premiere!

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
04/2018/13 - 04/2018/14
The Philadelphia Chorus Spring Concert featuring Forrest's “Jubilate Deo” & Dello Joio’s “A Jubilant Song”
The Philadelphia Chorus under the direction of Raquel García, Artistic Director presents their spring concert featuring Forrest's “Jubilate Deo” & Dello Joio’s “A Jubilant Song” with Judith Large, pianist & guest artists: Cara Latham, soprano Kimberly Oppelt, mezzo‐soprano Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 4:00PM Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral 23 S. 38th Street, Philadelphia $30 at door; $25 Seniors & Advance Sales; $15 Students For Information: 610-352-3565 www.thephiladelphiachorus.org

presented by The Philadelphia Chorus
04/2018/15 - 04/2018/15
The Tempest
With poetry that brings the roiling sea to heel, The Tempest commands us to examine what happens when one ruler is exiled, his successor washed up on shore, and both must choose between conflict and reconciliation. Can old grievances lead to new hope or are we compelled to repeat our past sins? In the great comic fable of his artistic maturity, Shakespeare explores how the choices we make lead to unexpected consequences. Power becomes magic. Exile leads to revenge. Love paves a path to reconciliation, and poetry triumphs over all. Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Charles McMahon

presented by Lantern Theater Company
03/2018/15 - 04/2018/29
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
Lonesome Traveler: The Concert
The Roots Of American Folk Music Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called “illuminating…revelatory…achingly beautiful.” The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Donovan, Cat Stevens, Don McClean, James Taylor, and Van Morrison with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen.

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
04/2018/11 - 04/2018/15
Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Tim Berne has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times. His spirited band, Snakeoil, is a potent blend of new voices and new ideas. Incidentals, the band’s fourth album, featuring clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: hypnotic, fast-moving, and teeming with detail. Snakeoil’s live show balances compositional rigor with fluid group improvisation. Hypnotic rhythms and long, seductive melodies collide with jagged dissonances and surprising textural shifts. A lush, organic blend of saxophones and clarinets is layered with acoustic keyboards and an ever-changing tapestry of percussion. Freedom and discipline, consonance and discord, past, present and future- all work together to power Tim Berne’s Snakeoil.

presented by Painted Bride Art Center
04/2018/15 - 04/2018/15
Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain
FREUD'S LAST SESSION, directed by Beacon Theatre Production’s Artistic Director Georgina Bard and featuring actors Sam Gugino as Sigmund Freud and David Burgess as C.S. Lewis, centers on legendary psychoanalyst, Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life. A deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts, and souls of two brilliant men as they address the greatest questions of all time. SHOW DATES: April 13 at 8pm, April 14 at 8pm, April 15 at 2pm April 20 at 8pm, April 21 at 8pm, April 22 at 3pm. SPECIAL POST-SHOW EVENTS: April 14 - Guest Speaker Tony Lawton | April 15 - Talkback with the actors and director. VENUE: Second Baptist Church of Germantown, 6459 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19119. Free parking available behind the church.

presented by Beacon Theatre Productions
04/2018/13 - 04/2018/22
Richard Barnes’ Blackbird Society Orchestra with special guest Vince Giordano presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
Richard Barnes’ Blackbird Society Orchestra returns to Tri-State as Philadelphia's premier 1920’s Hot Jazz / Dance Orchestra, dedicated to the preservation of the music of "The Jazz Age" and "The Roaring 20's." The core 13-piece BSO will perform the first set, and an augmented 22-person BSO "Paul Whiteman Tribute Band" will offer rare re-creations of the music of legendary bandleader and “King of Jazz” Paul Whiteman in the second set. An added treat: Vince Giordano, renowned NYC bandleader and music historian, joins the BSO for this concert. Come early; it's sure to be a sell-out! For info about the band, visit http://bso1920sjazz.wixsite.com/bbso The BSO performs “Louisiana" – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0DEsfmhH94

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
04/2018/15 - 04/2018/15
Curtis Presents - Marinus Ensemble with Michael Rusinek
The ever-changing, ever-engaging Marinus Ensemble is flexible in size and shape to accommodate a broad range of repertoire. Focused on a threefold mission of chamber concerts, audience interaction, and residencies, Marinus counts many Curtis alumni among its members.   For this special recital, another Curtis alumnus joins Marinus as a guest: Michael Rusinek, principal clarinet of the Pittsburgh Symphony, noted for his “lavish, supple timbre” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

presented by Curtis Presents
04/2018/15 - 04/2018/15
Philadelphia Furniture Show
Living inspired. Come view the best furniture in the country paired with the freshest contemporary art in Philadelphia, presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Enjoy a personal preview of the finest furniture in the world paired with compelling emerging art installations. A prestigious display of stunning artisan furniture. An exclusive one weekend showcase in downtown Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. A swoon worthy chaise, an elegant end table, or a drop dead signature piece—you’ll find them all. Talk to artisans about their classic to contemporary designs and discover what piece is waiting for you. Get on the hunt for an amazing piece that’s truly one of a kind. And leave with inspiration to last a lifetime. Buy tickets now!

presented by Philadelphia Furniture Show
04/2018/13 - 04/2018/15
Animation Studio
Ages 9-17 - Klementina Budnik of KXB Studios will teach students the fundamentals of animation and illustration. This class is perfect for the students who loves to draw! Over the course of the semester students will work on their very own animations which will be shared at the end of the semester. Learn more about KXB Studios here. Tuition includes all art supplies and technological devices used in the class. Mondays 4pm-6pm 4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30 5/7 5/14 5/21 5/28 OFF FOR MEMORIAL DAY 6/4

presented by White Pines Productions
04/2018/09 - 06/2018/04
Benjamin Franklin "Death and Taxes Tour"
Join us as we commemorate the fascinating facets of Franklin’s life in the month of his death, including inventions, classic quotes, and his connections to many of our institutions. Undertake our…………… Death and Taxes Tour - $15

presented by Christ Church Preservation Trust
04/2018/06 - 04/2018/27
Human Rites
HUMAN RITES by Seth Rozin Directed by Harriet Power March 23 - April 15, 2018 In response to student protest, Michaela, an African-American dean at a major American university summons Alan, a renowned Jewish professor of cultural psychology, to request that he retract a controversial paper on female initiation rites in Africa. But dormant feelings of attraction and resentment from an illicit affair years earlier turns a heated battle over science and cultural pluralism into a heavyweight fight. Rozin’s provocative play shatters the ivory tower of academia, upending questions of privilege and Western morality.

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
03/2018/23 - 04/2018/15