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A Christmas Story, the Musical
"You'll shoot your eye out" is what you say when a kid wants a BB gun, all because of this often-told Christmas comedy. The musical version by Pasek and Paul (who wrote "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Dogfight") won't disappoint those who loved the play.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
11/2018/23 - 12/2018/08
Children of Eden
Perfect for the holiday season, join 11th Hour for a joyous and inspirational musical based on the genesis story and unlike any you have seen before.   Featuring a beautiful score by musical theatre great, Stephen Schwartz, this universal story about about parents, children and the unbreakable bond between them is sure to be a hit for the whole family!

presented by 11th Hour Theatre Company
12/2018/01 - 12/2018/09
Oliver!
After a hard day’s labor in a parish workhouse for children, a nine-year-old orphan named Oliver asks for a second serving of gruel. The workhouse master, annoyed by Oliver’s impertinence, sells him into an apprenticeship with a drunken undertaker and his abusive wife.   Fearing for his life, the boy escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger and a band of juvenile pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Oliver discovers heroes and villains in all manner of strange places as he learns how to survive and thrive on the streets of the city.   Including such favorite songs as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ social satire of 19th-century London remains a cherished musical for all ages.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
11/2018/14 - 12/2018/23
Mozart, Dvořák, and the Pipa | Asia
Wu Man is recognized as the world’s greatest virtuoso on an instrument that is over 2000 years old: the Chinese pipa and has collaborated as a principal musician in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble. Wu Man’s blend of modern and traditional compositional styles culminates in a unique on stage experience. Join Wu Man and Maestro Dirk Brossé for the Philadelphia Premiere of Brossé’s Mu yan Gu-niang in an unparalleled performance inspired by Asians Migrations worldwide. The concert also features Mozart's Divertimento in F, K. 138, as well as Dvořák's beloved Serenade for Strings in E. This all strings concert concludes with Wu Man not only playing solo, but also joining the orchestra for a Pipa concerto! Wolfgang A. Mozart – Divertimento in F Major, K. 138 Antonin Dvořák – Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op.22 Traditional, arr. Brossé – Mu yang Gu-niang Wu Man – Interlude for Pipa solo Lou Harrison – Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/10
The Heir Apparent
When the family of a wealthy geezer gets wind of his imminent demise, an exuberant and hilarious struggle breaks out to get hold of his estate. In this tour de force of rhyming couplets and period costumes, comic suspense reigns. Will money, low cunning, or love triumph? From the playwright of NEW JERUSALEM, THE LIAR, and VENUS IN FUR, this modern farce in the tradition of Molière crackles with humor, poetry, and romance. A Philadelphia Premiere by David Ives Directed by M. Craig Getting

presented by Lantern Theater Company
11/2018/08 - 12/2018/16
LiveConnections Presents: Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir
Jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale and the Sister Cities Girlchoir join together for a program that unabashedly celebrates the talents of women and girls in our community. Join us to hear the world premiere of new choral work based on Pascale’s critically acclaimed show “Language of Flowers,” with unique collaborations between Pascale and the youth of the Girlchoir. The piece draws on Pascale’s 2017 “Floriography” project, originally developed during her jazz residency with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, based on the Victorian-era custom of sending elaborate messages through floral arrangements. In addition, the show will feature works by female composers and lyricists from the Great American Songbook. It’s an empowering, woman-centered jazz/choral extravaganza you don’t want to miss.

presented by LiveConnections
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/09
Rolston String Quartet
PROGRAM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 18 in A Major, K. 464 György Ligeti - String Quartet No. 1 “Métamorphoses nocturnes” Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, Op. 130 (ohne Grosse Fuge) “they performed with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world” —Musical Toronto The 2016 First Prize winner of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition and winner of the 2018 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Rolston String Quartet was named among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” The Grand Prize winner of the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, the quartet also received prizes at the M-Prize and Bordeaux international string quartet competitions. Recently, the quartet tipped its 100-concert milestone, with performances throughout Canada, the U.S., Germany, Brussels, Italy, and Israel.

presented by Astral Artists
12/2018/08 - 12/2018/08
KeyStone A Cappella
KeyStone A Cappella, founded in 2011, is an award winning professional six-voice contemporary a cappella group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Come experience this up and coming A Cappella group as they perform their versions of the Holiday classics.

presented by Montgomery County Community College
12/2018/16 - 12/2018/16
Mandolin Mirth
The East Coast Mandolin Orchestra (ECMO) consists of 75 professional and highly-skilled amateur musicians drawn from more than a dozen U.S. states. A plucked string orchestra, the ECMO includes mandolin family instruments, domra (Russian cousin of the mandolin), guitar (classical and steel-string), and double bass. The seasonal repertoire will highlight the mandolin orchestra's wide range of expressive possibilities, referencing diverse classical, folk, and jazz influences. The program of holiday music includes works by Vivaldi, Holst, Prokofiev, (Vince) Guaraldi, and unique setting of carols from around the world. Featured guest artists include... Aleksei Aleksandrov, domra Antonello Dimatteo, clarinet and zampogna (Italian bagpipes) Ekaterina Skliar, mandolin Enigmatica, New England-based mandolin ensembkle under the directio of Marilynn Mair (one of the foremost American classical mandolinists and pedagogues)

presented by Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/09
Philadelphia Clef Club Community Big Band
The PNC Arts Alive presents Jazz Cultural Voices an initiative that has demonstrated a belief in the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts and a commitment to providing us with the funding that makes this event possible. The Philadelphia Clef Club Community Big Band was founded in 1999 by Lou Cioci and Buddy Cifone. Initially, the purpose was to gather a group of friends to play Big Band Jazz and just to have a good time doing it. The original gang consisted of players who were in high school and service bands together. Through the years the momentum built up and enabled the group to attract a number of the Philadelphia area’s top players and three outstanding vocalists.

presented by The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
12/2018/15 - 12/2018/15
Of a Winter's Night: A Holiday Celebration with Tony Trischka and Friends
Of a Winter’s Night is legendary five-string banjo artist Tony Trischka's acoustic celebration of the holiday season. Based on his 2015 CD release of the same name, recorded at Levon Helm’s Barn in Woodstock, NY, this show allows Trischka to turn his considerable melodic inventiveness loose on bluegrass and Americana holiday tunes. Joined by multi-instrumentalist & shape-note singer Tim Eriksen, Trischka puts a warm spin on a wealth of festive fare. Eriksen, a master of Americana music, has also worked closely with T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the film Cold Mountain. Trischka & Eriksen have invited singer and fearless fiddler Phoebe Hunt to join them.   The stark, haunting sound of shape note music is the perfect complement to the music Trischka recorded on his critically acclaimed Rounder Records Glory Shone Around and the new music he has arranged for this show. They are joined by Sean Trischka on percussion and vocals and the backing of his band of extraordinary musicians.

presented by Arden Concert Gild
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/07
DSE Presents: DSE Power Wind Quintet
Mimi Stillman, flute Katherine Needleman, oboe Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinet William Short, bassoon Joseph Anderer, horn Charles Abramovic, piano Music by Nielsen, Barber, Poulenc, Berger Tickets [10% discount on subscription to 5 2018-2019 season DSE Presents concerts] Please visit: www.dolcesuono.com/tickets $10 - Student $25 - Senior $30 - General

presented by Dolce Suono Ensemble
12/2018/16 - 12/2018/16
This Is The Week That Is
A celebrated part of the Philadelphia theatre season for the past 13 years, This Is The Week That Is brings to the stage 1812’s signature political satire and content that changes with the headlines. This year’s production features new faces and returning favorites—Sean Close, Jennifer Childs, Dave Jadico, Justin Jain, Tanaquil Márquez, and Rob Tucker. “Holiday cheer is in plentiful supply in 1812's beloved annual revue — and oh boy, do we need it.” -Philadelphia Magazine

presented by 1812 Productions
11/2018/23 - 01/2019/05
The Santaland Diaries
Written by David Sedaris • Adapted by Joe Mantello A staged reading starring David Bardeen TWO SHOWS ONLY! A hilariously wry tale of David Sedaris' time as a Macy's Christmas elf, The Santaland Diaries is a modern holiday classic. This limited-engagemnet staged reading stars the fabulous and funny David Bardeen- with a delightful spin on some favorite holiday music by Emily Kleimo and Gina Giachero. Best enjoyed by ages 16 and up. "A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." —New York Times

presented by 1812 Productions
12/2018/10 - 12/2018/11
Singing City presents Dave Brubeck's La Fiesta de la Posada
This work, by jazz legend Dave Brubeck, celebrates the Mexican tradition of La Fiesta de la Posada, recreating Joseph and Mary's search for a room at an inn––a universal story of faith, community, and the joy of sharing. With Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet Elizabeth Weigle, soprano The second half of the concert features jazz renditions of holiday favorites and audience singing!

presented by Singing City
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/09
Cinderella by Family Stages
The classic story of royalty, romance and fabulous footwear takes the Ambler Theater stage in this delightful production. Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother are joined by a supporting cast including Myles, the jazzy town crier, and Delmarva, the rambunctious step-sister. Two actors bring them all to life in a sparkling, one hour show!

presented by Family Stages
12/2018/27 - 12/2018/27
Cinderella: A Musical Panto
"Princesses aren't helpless, you know." Celebrate 15 years (yowzah!) of People’s Light tradition with our most popular holiday panto! As “the nation’s primary creator of such specialized tomfoolery” (Newsworks), we invite you to cheer our heroes, “boo” the bad guys, and sing along as we transport the magical tale of fairy godmothers and glass slippers to the roaring 1920s. By Kathryn Petersen Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by David Bradley Recommended for ages 5+.

presented by People's Light
11/2018/14 - 01/2019/06
An American Christmas Songbook 2018
The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols and heartwarming holiday songs. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style! Conceived by Keith Baker and featuring the BRT Concert Band

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
12/2018/06 - 12/2018/16
When I See Cotton, I See Red
On Friday, December 7, in conjunction with our fall exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past, AAMP Salon returns with When I See Cotton, I See Red, an evening of short film, performance, and poetry co-curated by Philadelphia’s own Ursula Rucker. Building upon the exhibition themes of spirituality, the lasting effects of chattel slavery, and our tangled relationship with cotton in the U.S., AAMP presents bridge/refrain by filmmaker Roni Nicole Henderson, Cotton by performance artist Monstah Black, along with performances by sound artist Hprizm. The evening also features Philly’s own award-winning poet Ursula Rucker, as the evening’s curator and host. Doors open at 6 pm with an open gallery hour, and the program begins at 7 pm. Following the performance and screening, the artists will sit down for a discussion and Q&A. Limited tickets for this event will be available. Don't wait, grab your tickets today!

presented by African American Museum in Philadelphia
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/07
Winter Wonderland 2018
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse will host its annual Winter Wonderland celebration presented by PECO on Saturday, December 8th from 10am-12pm*. Families are invited to Smith for festivities that include a petting zoo, s’mores roasting, an ice carving demonstration, messy arts, and live music by Emmy Award winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope. *Rain/Snow or shine!

presented by PECO
12/2018/08 - 12/2018/08
The Sun and its Planets, by Bright Invention
Bright Invention is a longform improvisation ensemble that specializes in "immersive improv", softening the boundary between audience and actor. For our audiences, Bright Invention extends the gift of personalized improvised performance which, in the best moments, feels scripted and leaves audiences stunned, moved to tears and laughter, and unified in their humanity.   We believe that (y)our stories, relationships, and personal truths are connective tissues that, when crafted and shared, bring seemingly disparate people together. Our shows are sweet, sad, funny, wistful - every color in the rainbow!

presented by Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
10/2018/25 - 12/2018/13
No Strings Attached
The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) presents the third chamber concert of the 2018-2019 season with a delightful potpourri of music for Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. The concert is under the baton of Dr. Robert Whalen, Director of the DCS Chamber Music series.

presented by Delaware County Symphony
02/2019/10 - 02/2019/10
Abby Z and the New Utility: "abandoned playground"
Nine dancers rip through a work of great energy, intensity, surprise, and danger, performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance.   Choreographer Abby Zbikowski draws together influences of hip-hop, tap, and West African dance with a punk aesthetic to create her own movement lexicon.   As the dancers push the boundaries of their endurance, they forge an intense ensemble connection through vocalizations and the channeling of communal energy.

presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/08
Rosie the Reindeer and the Case of the Stolen Snow Globe
A hilarious quick-change mystery for the family. Kids will help Rosie solve the mystery and save Christmas in our latest comedy for kids!

presented by Act II Playhouse
12/2018/08 - 12/2018/28
Revolutionary Christmas
It's Christmas 1776. As Philadelphia's most illustrious citizens and visitors gather for a service at Christ Church, they must balance the joy of the season with the fear of the Revolution. How did they do it? Join Christ Church Historian and Senior Tour Guide Neil Ronk for a genuine colonial experience as he offers a Christmas tour that considers the angst and awe surrounding America's founders. Offered for three nights only, the candlelit trip through time will lead you under the original 1744 chandelier, past the pews of George Washington and Betsy Ross, and over the memorial tablets marking the burial vaults of early American families. Located at 2nd and Market Street in Old City, Christ Church is one of Philadelphia's earliest buildings from the Revolutionary Era.

presented by Christ Church Preservation Trust
11/2018/30 - 12/2018/21
Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theatre present Magic for the Holidays
When have you experienced magic? In nature, in technology, in relationships... Holiday time or any time... A miraculous moment, a crazy coincidence, or even the magical mundane. Tell us about the magic in your life. Then watch your magic inspire T&G's spontaneous performance. Arrive Early! Pre-show Magic by Fred Siegel, Man of Mystery! ​ Come early and enjoy dinner and drinks at funky L'Etage Cabaret, Bar and Restaurant. If you like, Fred will do a magic trick just for you and your friends at your table. Then, to open the T&G performance, Fred will perform The Impossible Lemon Trick. You will be amazed, of that we are sure!

presented by Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater
11/2018/30 - 12/2018/14
Handel Messiah Philadelphia
Soloists: Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Jody Kidwell (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Ed Bara (bass) A Philadelphia tradition! On Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/14 - 12/2018/14
Handel Messiah Wayne
Soloists: Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Jody Kidwell (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Ed Bara (bass) A Philadelphia tradition! On Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/16 - 12/2018/16
ADVENTURES IN TOYLAND
An original family musical. See what happens when Pirate Pete, Princess Ballerina, the Ragdoll, and other toys come to life to help their young friend Michael conquer his fears as they journey around the world without ever leaving the playroom.

presented by Storybook Musical Theatre
12/2018/12 - 12/2018/30
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Come rediscover Dickens' story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Lawton is well known to Philadelphia audiences for his original works THE LIGHT PRINCESS and THE FOOCY as well as his adaptations of C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS and THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this heartwarming holiday story, Lawton shows his mastery of theatrical narrative, playing all the roles in a solo tour de force. An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver This production is best enjoyed by ages 8 and up. Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

presented by Lantern Theater Company
12/2018/13 - 01/2019/06
Nutcracker Sweets: A Swinging Sugarplum Treat
Join the Sugarplum fairy on her journey to the Land of the Sweets in this fresh take on the Nutcracker. Featuring Ballet 180 School students alongside professional dancers, the show blends a wide variety of dance into an entertaining mix of everything from classical ballet to tap dancing soldiers and hip hopping tea dancers.

presented by Ballet 180
12/2018/15 - 12/2018/15
Gershwin Forever
Soloist: Peter Donohoe (piano) George Gershwin: Cuban Overture Promenade (Walking the Dog) Porgy & Bess Suite for Orchestra Variations on “I Got Rhythm” An American in Paris Rhapsody in Blue George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in D Major Our traditional January concert celebrating the music of the incomparable George Gershwin. Acclaimed British piano virtuoso Peter Donohoe returns to dazzle us anew with his keyboard brilliance as he performs Gershwin’s famous piano works on a Bösendorfer Grand Piano. The program will feature our annual tradition, Rhapsody in Blue and the exciting Concerto in F plus Cuban Overture (back by popular demand), Variations on “I Got Rhythm”, An American in Paris and Porgy & Bess Suite for orchestra. In recognition of the centenary of Romanian Unification, for the first time, George Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody #1. Order your tickets early, as this amazing and ever-popular concert regularly sells out

presented by Vox Ama Deus
01/2019/11 - 01/2019/11
New Year's Eve at Independence Seaport Museum
Bring the family to Independence Seaport Museum to ring in New Year's Eve! Join us to celebrate the arrival of 2019 with noisemakers, party hats, and a ginger ale toast before the 6 pm.m. Sugarhouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. Be sure to arrive before 5 p.m. to visit the Museum galleries and National Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, which opens at 10 a.m. Everything is included with regular Museum admission, even the best front-row views of the fireworks from our outdoor terraces.

presented by Independence Seaport Museum
12/2018/31 - 12/2018/31
Tours of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Get an insider’s view of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. These guided interpretive tours take visitors through the PMG main site, including areas not normally open to the public.   Topics include Zagar’s mosaic techniques and influences, the materials used in the mosaics (with a particular focus on tiles and global folk art), the narratives behind his iconography and images, and the history of South Street and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.   Tours last approximately one hour.

presented by Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
11/2018/10 - 03/2019/31
Nobuhiro Aihara: Works 1969-1981
Collaborative Cataloging Japan is pleased to invite Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive (PJMIA) to present the works of renowned Japanese animation artist, Nobuhiro Aihara (1944–2011). Amounting to 70 titles, Aihara’s oeuvre covers not only animation but also avant-garde filmmaking. Since 2016 PJMIA has been organizing and digitizing these films which are now available for public presentation in four parts, arranged chronologically.

presented by International House Philadelphia
12/2018/14 - 12/2018/14
Nobuhiro Aihara: Works 1982-2008
Collaborative Cataloging Japan is pleased to invite Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive (PJMIA) to present the works of renowned Japanese animation artist, Nobuhiro Aihara (1944–2011). Amounting to 70 titles, Aihara’s oeuvre covers not only animation but also avant-garde filmmaking. Since 2016 PJMIA has been organizing and digitizing these films which are now available for public presentation in four parts, arranged chronologically.

presented by International House Philadelphia
12/2018/15 - 12/2018/15
Double Vision: Short Films
À propos de Nice Jean Vigo, France, 1930, 25 min., French w/ English subtitles Senseless Ron Rice, US, 1962, 16mm, 28 min. Taris Jean Vigo, France, 1931, 10 min., French w/ English subtitles Chumlum Ron Rice, US, 1964, 16mm-to-35mm, 26 min. Introduced by Herb Shellenberger The opening program of Double Vision juxtaposes two films each by Jean Vigo and Ron Rice. À propos de Nice was Vigo’s first film, an enthusiastic and ambitious city symphony detailing Nice, which Vigo and wife Lydou moved to in late 1928. After meetings filmmakers Claude Autant-Lara and Germaine Dulac, who helped him get work as a cameraman on productions in Nice, Vigo energetically took to planning his own film, enlisting cinematographer Boris Kaufman to stay at their home and shoot the visually intricate and surprising sequences of architecture, animals and the lazy tourists lounging through the beachside city.

presented by International House Philadelphia
02/2019/01 - 02/2019/01
Zero for Conduct & The Flower Thief
Zero for Conduct Jean Vigo, France, 1933, 44 min., French w/ English subtitles The Flower Thief Ron Rice, US, 1960, 16mm, 58 min. Introduced by Herb Shellenberger An unexpected comparison between the two filmmakers’ work can be found in Vigo’s Zero de Conduite (1933) and Rice’s The Flower Thief (1960), both of the filmmakers most notorious works in their lifetime.

presented by International House Philadelphia
02/2019/02 - 02/2019/02
L’Atalante
Introduced by Herb Shellenberger Jean Vigo’s final film was also his most ambitious, a project to which he devoted so much energy that he fell bedridden after shooting, dying a few months later. L’Atalante follows Jean and Juliette from their marriage in Juliette’s village to their life aboard the ship L’Atalante with its crew, Père Jules and a cabin boy. Recounting the simple story—abundant with flourishes of life, loss and love—doesn’t address the deep emotion and technical innovation which peak through the film’s every shot.

presented by International House Philadelphia
02/2019/02 - 02/2019/02
The Queen of Sheba Meets Atom Man
Introduced by Herb Shellenberger The Queen of Sheba Meets Atom Man was Ron Rice’s magnum opus, a film unfinished when he tragically died in Mexico during December 1964. After Beat poet Taylor Mead’s first starring role in Rice’s The Flower Thief in 1960, he became an in-demand actor, performing in films by Vernon Zimmerman, Robert Chatterton, Adolfas Mekas and—directly following the two-hour premiere of the unfinished Queen of Sheba in May 1963—a number of films by Andy Warhol.

presented by International House Philadelphia
02/2019/02 - 02/2019/02
The Audience Disturbs Marcel's Bath Time and He Is Very Upset with You All
Poor Marcel: he just wanted to enjoy a leisurely soak. But what are all of us doing in his washroom? What will he do about it? And why is he working himself up into such a lather? Philadelphia favorite Charlie DelMarcelle delights in this exuberant world premiere comedy starring Marcel, his wife, and all of you. As the soapy snoopers, you can talk back to Marcel, or just enjoy watching him get steamed. He might not be pleased that his bath time has turned into show time, but the audience gets the last laugh. Your ticket includes the show, a slice of pizza, and a beer or soft drink. For the more relaxed experience of pre-reserved seating, purchase a full table of 4 or 6 for you and your friends. Table availability is limited!

presented by Tiny Dynamite
12/2018/05 - 12/2018/16
Lunar New Year
Bring the whole family and join us to celebrate Lunar New Year and learn about the heritage of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures. With activities representing all of these cultures as well as calligraphy and martial arts demonstrations, this is the perfect family friendly event to usher in the Year of the Pig.

presented by Independence Seaport Museum
02/2019/02 - 02/2019/02
Three Sisters Two
Three Sisters Two by Reza de Wet Directed by Brenna Geffers Originally written in Afrikaans, the language of Dutch colonial South Africa, Three Sisters Two imagines Chekhov’s characters 20 years later with the Bolsheviks now in power. After the fall of apartheid, the privileged white class of South Africa had to redefine their position in society. De Wet uses post-revolutionary Russia as a stand-in for her own country to ask how colonial powers respond when they stand on the threshold of a new era. “A play that combines wit with deep feeling” –The Telegraph

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
01/2019/30 - 02/2019/17
Betrayal
The heart wants what the heart wants, and so we tell each other – and ourselves – the lies needed to get it. This sophisticated drama is a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Told backwards from the end to the beginning, Harold Pinter's narrative masterpiece has spawned many imitators since its 1978 London premiere. By Harold Pintern Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

presented by Lantern Theater Company
01/2019/10 - 02/2019/17
Measure for Measure
When the power of the State is put in the service of one man's lust, Shakespeare creates one of his greatest heroines to combat the abuse. Isabella's courage and brilliance are called upon to fight back against power, corruption, and sexual blackmail. This major play in the Bard's canon will surprise and move modern audiences with its timely insights into human motivation and resilience. By William Shakespeare Directed by Charles McMahon

presented by Lantern Theater Company
03/2019/14 - 04/2019/21
Minors
Inspired by the "kids for cash" scandal in Luzerne County in the early 2000s, this compelling new work of musical theater gives voice to the families who fought back against a corrupt political machine that turned children into commodities. An intimate American roots rock drama, Minors is the inaugural work of Kittson O'Neill and Tony Award-winning composer and sound designer Robert Kaplowitz. WORLD PREMIERE By Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz Directed by Matthew Decker

presented by Lantern Theater Company
11/2018/16 - 05/2020/16
Renaissance Noël Chestnut Hill
This season marks the 32nd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, (including authentic Eastern European carols), with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and original period instruments, plus traditional carols. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/07
Renaissance Noël Paoli
This season marks the 32nd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, (including authentic Eastern European carols), with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and original period instruments, plus traditional carols. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/08 - 12/2018/08
Renaissance Noël Bryn Mawr
This season marks the 32nd consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe, (including authentic Eastern European carols), with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and original period instruments, plus traditional carols. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/09
Parade of Lights
'Tis the season to get festive with family! Parade of Lights returns - a favorite annual holiday event at Independence Seaport Museum. A parade of local working boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River at 5:30 p.m. The best spot to take in this unique sight is from the Museum's second floor terrace. Warm seasonal beverages and food will be available in our Holiday Hut. Santa's Workshop on the Water will be merry and bright with tons of activities, handmade crafts and face painting. For an extra $5 construct and decorate a gingerbread boat (limited availability - arrive early!) Santa himself and Jungle Jack will be spreading holiday cheer around the Museum throughout the day. Be on the lookout to snap a photo with Santa when he arrives at 2 p.m.! With so much to see and do, Parade of Lights is a great way to kick off the holiday season!

presented by Independence Seaport Museum
12/2018/08 - 12/2018/08
A Disney Holiday Celebration
The 85-member Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey kicks off the holiday season with a program filled with holiday favorites, as well as classic Disney melodies, with music from Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and more! Featuring the Greater South Jersey Chorus, Rice Elementary School Chorus and Whitman Elementary School Chorus.   Great for the whole family!

presented by Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
12/2018/09 - 12/2018/09
Voice - A Cabaret starring Deborah Crane
A cabaret performance, ranging from Sondheim to the Beatles, that celebrates the human voice and its power to enlighten, guide, heal and inspire. In 2008 Deborah set out on a journey to bring the forgotten power of voice to others.   Her story urges us to trust and expand our voices which we use but seldom appreciate.

presented by Five Minute Follies
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/07
Fists in the Pocket
Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio. Charged by a coolly assured style, shocking perversity, and savage gallows humor, Fists in the Pocket was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that continues to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian cinema.

presented by International House Philadelphia
12/2018/07 - 12/2018/07
Sex Talk (Ho Ho Ho)
Twas the first of December, when all through the city, People were gift shopping and thinking of Gritty; Brooke Spitz by the chimney primping with care, In hopes that her lovers/co-stars soon would be there; The dances are ready, the songs all rehearsed, Now don’t be a Scrooge and open your purse!   Brooke Spitz, a sex-positive, self-published children’s book author is heating up your winter with a one night only titillating non-denominational holiday spectacular! With songs to leave you feeling warm and wet, and plenty to unwrap, Brooke and her friends Sheldon & Anita will take you to the north pole and back in this hilarious, musical theatre & holiday send-up!   For Adults Only. 

presented by Five Minute Follies
12/2018/01 - 12/2018/01
Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild Holiday Sale Preview Party
Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild will hold their annual Handcrafted Holiday Sale in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA, November 30th – December 8th.   The unique, festive shopping event features one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces of fine craft and pottery from members of the Potters Guild and selected regional fine artists, a Preview Party with live entertainment by pianist Jeff Knoettner and Media Chamber Chorale plus Holiday Happy Hours.   The Holiday Sale and associated events are free but there’s $5 admission to the Preview Party on November 29th. Holiday Sale purchases support local artists and the on-site and outreach programming by the non-profit Arts Center.

presented by Community Arts Center
11/2018/29 - 11/2018/29
Handel Messiah Chestnut Hill
Soloists: Brenna Markey, Jody Kidwell (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Ed Bara (bass) A Philadelphia tradition! On Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
11/2018/30 - 11/2018/30
Handel Messiah Paoli
Soloists: Brenna Markey (soprano), Jody Kidwell (alto), Timothy Bentch (tenor), Ed Bara (bass) A Philadelphia tradition! On Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great “Hallelujah Chorus,” this is Christmas at its best!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
12/2018/02 - 12/2018/02