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Black Steam
“[PHILADANCO!] has the verve and brightness of new paint. The performers move with the clarity and the pulled-up look of ballet dancers, the stretch and the direct emotional commitment of modern dancers and the sharp attack of jazz dancers.” – The New York Times PHILADANCO! returns for their second program of the Kimmel Center’s 2016–17 season with a selection of works by favorite choreographers of PHILADANCO! founder Joan Myers Brown including Talley Beatty, Dawn Marie Bazemore, Gene Hill Sagan, and Christopher L. Huggins. Program: Talley Beatty – Revival of A Rag, a Bone, and a Hank of Hair, set to music by Prince and Earth, Wind and Fire Gene Hill Sagan – Revival of Sweet Agony, set to the soulful sounds of Teddy Pendergrass Dawn Marie Bazemore – NEW WORK! Christopher L. Huggins – NEW WORK!

presented by PHILADANCO
04/2017/13 - 04/2017/15
The King and I
Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 Musical, this Barlett Sher directed version of The King And I is the story of a British schoolteacher and governess who is invited to the country by the imperious King of Siam to educate his many wives and children, and ends up helping the eastern ruler come to terms with the modern world.

presented by Academy of Music
03/2017/22 - 04/2017/02
Anna by Brenna Geffers and the Ensemble
Literature’s greatest heroine comes to new life in this world premiere stage adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. In a collaboration between Brenna Geffers and EgoPo’s acting ensemble, this sweeping epic is transformed into a makeshift travelling show. Armed with suitcases of junk, some broken instruments and a trainset, an impromptu theater family evokes the richness and inequality of late 19th-century Russian society, reminding us of the precariousness of building happiness on the unhappiness of others.

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
03/2017/01 - 04/2017/16
Points of Light
Weaving trapeze and aerial silks with stories of hope, hard-won balance, and unexpected connection, Points of Light is a new collection of circus-theater from Tangle Movement Arts, Philadelphia's innovative aerial artists. Tangle's nine acrobats tumble and fly to offer tales of women traveling blindfolded, surviving under the weight of the earth, and climbing to new heights. Points of Light shares fresh stories to support and sustain, bridging movement, music, and spoken word. Tangle brings these intimate portrayals of shared support and individual persistence to the historic Great Hall in Old City’s Neighborhood House on April 7-8, 2017. Tangle Movement Arts is a circus arts company with a contemporary twist, whose work integrates traditional circus with dance, theater, and spoken word to tell a multi-dimensional story. A Philly Fringe favorite since 2011, Tangle has been praised for "blending circus-style acrobatics with a smart theatrical spin." (Philly Weekly)

presented by Tangle Movement Arts
04/2017/07 - 04/2017/08
Films at AAMP: A Moving Image
On Saturday, April 1, the African American Museum in Philadelphia is proud to present London-based filmmaker Shola Amoo's feature film, A Moving Image. This event kicks off with an open gallery hour at 5 p.m. and the screening with be followed by a discussion with director Shola Amoo. A Moving Image is an award winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.

presented by African American Museum in Philadelphia
04/2017/01 - 04/2017/01
Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971, is a remarkable retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. This powerful musical, filled with emotional intensity and explosive theatricality, features chart-topping songs such as “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and the high-octane title song. See the groundbreaking rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age!

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
03/2017/21 - 04/2017/16
Dance Affiliates/NextMove Dance presents Jessica Lang Dance
Recognized for its visually-stunning, artfully crafted dances, Jessica Lang Dance returns with four Philadelphia premieres including Thousand Yard Stare and Her Road plus its masterwork The Calling. Choreographed by Artistic Director, Jessica Lang, a Philadelphia native and Bessie Award winner, the program features a stellar cast of dancers including guest artist Alvin Ailey dancer Kanji Segawa in The Calling, an emotionally-charged solo in a 12-foot-wide white skirt. Called a “masterpiece” by Seattle Times, Thousand Yard Stare 2015, a tribute to war veterans, is a powerful ensemble work to Beethoven. The title refers to the blank gaze of soldiers going into battle. It features dancers in camouflage costumes by Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald. Alternating performances are two works Sweet Silent Thought 2016 and Her Road 2017. Inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sweet Silent Thought celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Her Road is inspired by the life of and work of American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The program also includes Among the Stars 2010, a romantic duet, and Solo Bach 2008. Visit www.danceaffiliates.org

presented by Dance Affiliates
04/2017/05 - 04/2017/09
Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North
In this live concert with film, Inuit throat singer and tour-de-force vocalist Tanya Tagaq creates a mesmerizing, improvisatory soundscape for the controversial silent film Nanook of the North, with organist Aaron Miller. Robert J. Flanerty's 1922 film chronicled a year in the life of Inuit Nanook and his family in the vivid, harsh landscape near the Arctic Circle. Widely acknowledged as having paved the way for the modern documentary, the film also drew controversy for its clichéd and sometimes fictional images. Along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot, Tagaq reclaims—through explosive sound—this portrayal of an early 20th century Inuit community in Northern Quebec. Channeling ancient rituals through her own personal ferocity, Tagaq’s wholly improvised performance transform haunting chants, screams, and growls into an ecstatic—sometimes unnerving—journey to a completely new sound world.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
04/2017/13 - 04/2017/13
PLAYLAND by Athol Fugard
"Forgive me or kill me. That's the only choice you've got." New Years Eve. 1989. South Africa. A black night watchman is preparing for his shift at a small, shabby travelling amusement park encamped outside a Karoo town. A white former army noncom approaches the park preparing for a night of celebration. As the new decade begins, the two men are forced to confront the future, while struggling to forgive the past. From the internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard, Playland is a microcosm of the political and social upheaval of the apartheid system drawn out as two men try to learn what it means to walk side by side. "A metaphor set to the sad and sour music of apartheid." - The New York Post "Fugard provides some meaty, at times searing arias for both men." - The New York Times **This performance will include strobe lighting.

presented by Blue Mercury Theatre
04/2017/05 - 04/2017/09
Philadelphia Furniture Show
You can enjoy a personal preview of the finest furniture in the world. 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. Need a little more sizzle? We’ll even have the hot new hybrid performance car, Revero, on display—one of the first in the country. Thom Nickels, a Philadelphia author/poet/journalist, will also be signing copies of Philadelphia Architecture and Literary Philadelphia on Saturday from 11-3. Nickels is an award-winning author of eleven books, and is also the theater critic at ICON Magazine, a columnist for Philadelphia’s Spirit Newspapers and The Philadelphia Free Press. Get on the hunt for an amazing piece that’s truly one of a kind. Buy tickets now!

presented by Green Tree Events
03/2017/31 - 04/2017/02
Puss in Boots by Family Stages
The poor miller gives his son the family cat and sends him out to make his way in the world. To the lad's great surprise the cat is enchanted. After securing a fine outfit including fabulous boots, she becomes Puss in Boots. The clever feline then helps her young master rid the land of a grumpy ogre and win the heart of princess! Two actors play all the characters in this delightful one hour productions designed for ages 3 and up,

presented by Family Stages
04/2017/05 - 04/2017/05
Stealth Tightrope
Join us for another evening of improvisational theater: Stealth Tightrope Spotlight THEATRE’s in-house troupe, StEAlth TigHtRopE, performs an evening of improvisational theater: funny, fast-paced, unscripted action!

presented by Spotlight Theatre
04/2017/01 - 04/2017/01
Wendy Lesser | You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM! “Consistently engaging, sly, witty, understated…and written with simple elegance” (The New York Observer), Wendy Lesser’s many essay collections, works of fiction, and edited volumes include The Pagoda in the Garden, Room for Doubt, and Why I Read, a celebration of the transcendent power of the written word. Founder of the celebrated Three Penny Review, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her new book is a biography of one of the 20th century’s most revered architects. Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
04/2017/06 - 04/2017/06
The Jasper String Quartet
The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to host a performance by the Jasper String Quartet on April 4, 2017. Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians. At the PAA, they will present a program including works by Mozart, Mazzoli, and Dvorak. The performance will take place on the third floor of the Philadelphia Art Alliance.

presented by The Philadelphia Art Alliance
04/2017/04 - 04/2017/04
PRISM Quartet CD Release Concert: Paradigm Lost
Hailed by Chamber Music magazine for “pioneering achievements of the highest order,” the PRISM Quartet (saxophones) presents a concert celebrating the release of Paradigm Lost on XAS Records, featuring original saxophone quartets by Chen Yi, Lee Hyla, David Rakowski, Bernard Rands, and Augusta Read Thomas, and a recent adaption from John Adams’ orchestral work, Fearful Symmetries.   The album and concerts are dedicated to the memory of Lee Hyla (1952-2014), whose stunningly beautiful work, Paradigm Lost, forms the title track. The album features world premiere recordings of works by several of the nation’s most prominent composers, four of which were commissioned by the PRISM Quartet.   In his liner notes for the album, WNYC’s John Schaefer writes, “If it is possible for a group with over three decades of pioneering work to reintroduce itself, then that’s what Paradigm Lost does for the PRISM Quartet.   After a string of important and boundary-busting releases on Innova, ECM, and many other contemporary music labels, this collection firmly establishes PRISM’s own XAS label, and offers a kind of ‘State of the Union’ address for the saxophone quartet.

presented by PRISM Quartet
04/2017/02 - 04/2017/02
Piffaro presents Cathedral Music for a Spanish Band in Center City
The Church in Spain was the place to go to hear the latest music: intricate polyphony, rambunctious villançicos still wet from the composer’s pen, even hot new imported dances. Be regaled with music in all its splendor and variety, from chapels & churches in Madrid, Seville, Salamanca, Toledo, and the collegiate churches that dotted the Iberian Peninsula. Music on this program is by Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, Philippe Rogier and Tomas de Victoria, written especially for the professional wind bands employed by the Church and intended to enhance daily lives, community celebrations, and holy occasions alike. “Full of spice and spirit, the solemnity of a vespers service giving way to a rollicking dance party…The ample arsenal of vintage instruments played by Piffaro was used in service to both the sacred and the saucy.” – Saint Paul Pioneer Press This concert is made possible by support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

presented by Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
03/2017/31 - 03/2017/31
The Philadelphia Chorus Spring Concert featuring Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess" concert version
THE PHILADELPHIA CHORUS Raquel García, Artistic Director Presents “Love Is…” A CONCERT FEATURING Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” a concert version & other selections With guest soloists Iris Fairfax and Norman Garrett Sunday, April 2, 2017- 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
04/2017/02 - 04/2017/02
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble consists of seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. Since their founding in 1999, Smoov, Baji, Hudah, Yoshi, Rocco, Clef, and Cid have performed at venues all across the world and are excited to finally bring their sound home on a tour throughout North America. Mixing the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip-hop, soul, and funk, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble creates an intoxicating and boisterous blend of music that is just barely contained. Learn more: www.hypnoticbrassensemble.com

presented by West Chester University - Office of Cultural Affairs
03/2017/31 - 03/2017/31
Lyric Fest's It’s Elementary—Songs of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 pm at The Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street An eclectic program of songs about the natural world—earth, wind, fire and water— premieres two newly commissioned song cycles by Michael Djupstrom and John Musto.

presented by Lyric Fest
03/2017/31 - 04/2017/02
April Fools: Famous People Not Buried at Laurel Hill
An estimated 75,000 permanent residents now inhabit historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. They include illustrious names synonymous with America herself, such as George Washington and his wife, Martha. A bit later in national history when the Civil War erupted, Robert E. Lee was known to citizens on both sides of the Mason Dixon; his name now graces a headstone in Laurel Hill. Fast forward to our contemporary culture; Indiana Jones and Harry Potter are household names. They are also names inscribed above earthy beds in Philadelphia’s city of the dead. Learn the stories of the famous and the infamous, the real and the figurative folks of past and present not buried at Laurel Hill in this April Fools’ Day walking tour. Shoes optional. Bring your sense of humor. But beware… In 1975, English bricklayer Alex Mitchell died after 25-minutes of continuous laughter during a TV comedy. His name can also be found at Laurel Hill. The tour will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $15/person; $14/students and seniors; or $13/members. Tour Guides: Terri Greenberg and Rich Wilhelm

presented by Laurel Hill Cemetery
04/2017/01 - 04/2017/01
Little Women: The Broadway Musical
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time. With her father away at war, the indomitable Jo March writes a spirited coming of age story inspired by her colorful family, including her three beloved sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy. In a tale filled with adventure and imagination, heartache and hope, the struggle of these “little women” to find their voices mirrors the growing pains of a young America. This dazzling new musical has captured the hearts of a new generation with its buoyant, joyful melodies, memorable characters, and big-hearted message.

presented by Villanova Theatre
03/2017/28 - 04/2017/09
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Recognized as “a major talent in the making” (Grand Rapids Press), Brandon Ridenour is a virtuoso and award-winning trumpet performer, composer, and arranger who “heralds the trumpet of the future” (Chicago Sun-Times). Tri-County Concerts is proud to present this brilliant artist performing a wide range of works from Vivaldi to Rimsky-Korsakov to Gershwin, many of them arranged for trumpet by the performer. He will be accompanied by Cory Smythe on the piano.     Gershwin             Preludes Ravel                  Pièce en forme de Habanera, M. 51 Debussy               Préludes Enescu                 Légende, for trumpet and piano (1906) Rimsky-Korsakov     Scheherazade Fantasy Bernstein              Rondo for Lifey (1959) Vivaldi                  Sento e Seno Trad./Staigers         Carnival of Venice

presented by Tri-County Concerts Association
04/2017/02 - 04/2017/02
Chamber Concert
Musicians of the Delaware County Symphony perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 arranged for chamber ensemble. The Piano Quintet in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann will be performed by Arnold Ostroff on piano, violinists Jeremy Desiderio and Marc Karasek, Kari Reese on viola and Michael Berton playing cello.

presented by Delaware County Symphony
04/2017/02 - 04/2017/02
Spring Concert Series
Philadelphia's oldest continuously performing chamber music ensemble, with all current or retired Philadelphia Orchestra members and guests, performing Concerto in D Major, RV. 93 for guitar, violin, viola, cello and bass by Antonio Vivaldi; Trio for flute, clarinet and guitar by Allen Krantz; Oblivion, arranged by Allen Krantz for flute, cello and guitar by Astor Piazzola; Histoire du Tango, Cafe 1930, and Bordel 1900 for flute and guitar by Astor Piazzola; and Septet in Eb Major, Op. 20 for violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon and horn by Ludwig van Beethoven. Included is a reception following the concert, with refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the performers. Tickets are available at the door or on our website.

presented by The Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble
03/2017/31 - 04/2017/02
Joanna Pascale- Jazz Vocalist- Workshop & Concert
Master Class 2pm Concert 7:30pm Zlock Performing Arts Center Lyric is paramount for Philadelphia-based vocalist Joanna Pascale. A singer of sophisticated taste, profound expressiveness, and raw emotion. TICKETS: Master class/ Workshop: FREE and open to the Public Concert: VIP* w/ artist Meet & Greet- $25/ General -$10/ Senior, Alumni, Children, Students, BCCC Employees- $10/ BCCC Students- FREE

presented by Bucks County Community College - Gateway Auditoirum
04/2017/06 - 04/2017/06
Event Mandolins on Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia Mandolin Ensemble and New York Mandolin Ensemble in Concert
The profiles of the mandolin ensembles based in Philadelphia and New York are, in many ways, very similar. Both groups draw their members from diverse diverse musical backgrounds, and both groups perform an eclectic repertoire of mostly new music for mandolin ensemble (much of which is composed or arranged by members of their respective ensembles). This concert marks the first collaboration between the Philadelphia Mandolin Ensemble and the New York Mandolin Ensemble. The ensembles will perform two separate sets, separated by a short intermission. The repertoire draws upon classical, jazz, bluegrass, and world music influences. The concert will culminate with both groups joining together to perform two original works written by ensemble members.

presented by Philadelphia Mandolin Ensemble
04/2017/02 - 04/2017/02
Photo Collage Workshop for Youth: - Take Control of your photos
4 Thursdays - April 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4:30 PM– 6:30 PM A hacker uses code to make the computer go beyond the ordinary. Take creative control over your photos using hacker tools. Using the latest free open source software tools, John Henry Thompson will guide participants in the art of automated photo composition. Participants will learn to arrange photos into a collage, overlay text on a set of photos, apply visual filters to photos, and publish to the web. No coding experience required. Work with sample code provided by Thompson. Please check to see sample photos https://github.com/jht1900/photohacker

presented by Scribe Video Center
04/2017/06 - 04/2017/27
6 Sessions - Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro Workshop
6 Sessions – Mondays, Starts April 3 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Instructor: Ryan Saunders Ready to take your Premiere editing to the next level and learn some of the powerful features available in Premiere CC? This workshop builds on the basic concepts of Premiere Pro, such as color correction, audio and multi-camera editing, Photoshop and After Effects integration using Adobe Dynamic Link, motion graphics, titling, and more. Experience with Adobe Premiere’s basic editing concepts is a prerequisite. The workshop is project-driven, and participants will complete a short project using their newly learned skills.

presented by Scribe Video Center
04/2017/03 - 05/2017/08
My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy
My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit & passion it takes to “make it” as an artist & the sweet rewards that come from never giving up! If you ever longed for something, if you ever desired it with all your heart, if you were willing to wait tables for 29 years to pursue your dream then My Son The Waiter will give meaning to your Life!

presented by Bucks County Playhouse, Inc.
03/2017/23 - 04/2017/09
Isis Productions presents "The Lyons" by Nicky Silver
When facing the impending death of a father what does a family do? Do they share sentimental stories or memories? Join us as we enter Ben Lyons hospital room and watch this family during his final hours. Mom is planning a redecorating of the living room. Lisa and Curtis come with their own bags of questions and concerns. Do they manage to come together or ignore each other?

presented by Isis Productions
03/2017/09 - 04/2017/02
A Midsummer Night's Dream
We opened the Haas Stage in 1998 with this beloved comedy by William Shakespeare. Next year, Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer creates a vibrant new production featuring Philadelphia’s most exciting up-and-coming actors, musicians, and designers. Join us for musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies) in a fresh new staging that promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure.

presented by Arden Theatre Company
03/2017/02 - 04/2017/09
PGMC Presents: Philly Made
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus presents Philly Made, our official 35th Anniversary concert. Philly Made will pay homage to artists, composers and songs who, like PGMC, originated in and embody the spirit of Philadelphia. The concert features an eclectic mix of 1950's songs made famous on American Bandstand, selections from Randall Thompson's Frostiana and Leonard Bernstein's best musicals, and our favorite picks from more recent bands like Boyz II Men, Taylor Swift, Hall & Oats, and Pink. Plus so much more! The PGMC dancers will be on hand to add their signature flair. What better way to celebrate our home in the City of Brotherly Love than to honor its musical talent and traditions? We hope you'll join us for this Philly jawn. Full details at http://www.pgmc.org/event/philly-made/

presented by Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/25
tenThing
Rewriting centuries’ worth of rules in brass repertoire seems a revolutionary undertaking. But the boundless and boisterous stylistic explorations of tenThing, coupled with impeccable tone, technique, and versatility, have transformed this all-female Norwegian brass ensemble into an international sensation. This ensemble embraces the unparalleled warmth, tenderness, and playfulness of the classical sound—lithe and nimble, lively and lovely. Through its adventurous adaptability, tenThing illustrates the importance of discovering your voice in whatever instrument may call to you.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
03/2017/29 - 03/2017/29
The Italian Baroque
Salvatore Di Vittorio returns to The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia podium with Gwyn Roberts on recorder for this concert featuring and inspired by music of the Italian Baroque. From the ancient masters Vivaldi and Corelli, to Respighi, to the world premiere of a new work by Salvatore Di Vittorio in the style of Corelli, this performance will recall the beautiful serenity of Italy.

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/27
Play-A-Palooza 2017
As “Spring fever” spreads, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse will celebrate Play-A-Palooza, its seasonal playground grand opening party on Saturday, March 25, 2016 from 12pm - 4pm. Families will enjoy a mobile farm truck, carnival games, nature exploration, painting, and other special activities in the 6 1/2 acre Playground before the official start of Playground season. Play-A-Palooza is free for Smith members or $10 per child for non-members (accompanying adults free).

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Going Home
On March 26, vocalist and singer-songwriter Keisha Hutchins debuts Going Home, a soaring and timely artistic exploration of being a Black, female artist in America on Sunday, March 26. Seamlessly moving from arias to jazz to spirituals, Hutchins blends together a vibrant, thoughtful concert examining persistence and resistance, guiding the audience through a profound personal and historical roadmap that considers what it is to be Black in America. Hutchins is joined by guest artists Lela Aisha Jones, Douglas Hirlinger, Ashley Phillips, and Neil Podgurski.

presented by Intercultural Journeys
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Women's History Series at Wyck: Emma's Parlor
Emma’s Parlor is a play about the life and times of Emma Goldman, who was born to a Jewish family in 1860’s Russia. The show begins with Emma’s emigration to the U.S. in 1885, and moves through her life as a factory worker, anarchist, and lecturer. Toy theater and puppets employ illustrations from the late 19th and early 20th century. Artists Martina Plag and Lorna Howley use everyday objects one might find in a parlor, of that same period, as playing spaces. A phonograph becomes a café filled with anarchists, a radio serves as Emma’s lectern and a birdcage is becomes a prison. This program is suited for audiences age 12 to adult. There is a 1p and a 3pm performance – please note the time when purchasing tickets.

presented by Wyck Historic House and Garden
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
A Tribute to MeatLoaf & Billy Joel
Bucks County Community College Radio BUX Presents: A Tribute to MeatLoaf & Billy Joel concert In the Zlock Performing Arts Center.   2 hour concert with intermission.  

presented by Bucks County Community College - Gateway Auditoirum
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Colette Reloaded
Collette Reloaded, by Celeste Walker. Directed by Marshall May. Colette Reloaded tells the story of a 60-year-old woman’s examination of her life filled with loves, losses, goals, and obstacles and questionable choices. Why is she still trying to battle 40-year-old demons? Is Colette (her twin) really evil? Is she the embodiment of wrong turns or is she the strength that allows the woman to face her fears, take risks and learn from all that she has experienced? See Colette Reloaded. You will laugh, you may cry and baby boomers will pee their pants! For mature audiences.

presented by White Pines Productions
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/25
Brilliant Baroque
Baroque Chamber Orchestra plays Baroque Fireworks! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Elin Frazier (trumpet), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) A dazzling display of Baroque fireworks by German, French and Venetian composers for recorder, trumpet, violin and orchestra—spiced with Maestro's "live notes"—makes this program a truly Brilliant Baroque extravaganza! Enjoy virtuoso concertos by Albinoni, Gluck, Purcell, Lully, Telemann and Vivaldi. Plus Pachelbel's beloved Canon in D!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/24
Brilliant Baroque - Paoli
Baroque Chamber Orchestra plays Baroque Fireworks! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Elin Frazier (trumpet), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) A dazzling display of Baroque fireworks by German, French and Venetian composers for recorder, trumpet, violin and orchestra—spiced with Maestro's "live notes"—makes this program a truly Brilliant Baroque extravaganza! Enjoy virtuoso concertos by Albinoni, Gluck, Purcell, Lully, Telemann and Vivaldi. Plus Pachelbel's beloved Canon in D!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Anne-Marie Slaughter | The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale January 17 at 10 AM! The President and CEO of the non-partisan public policy think tank New America, Anne-Marie Slaughter is the author of the bestselling Unfinished Business, a “mother of a manifesto for working women” (Financial Times) that won widespread admiration for its broad-scale call for workplace change. Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department and former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, she is also the author of The Idea That Is America and A New World Order. In her latest book, Slaughter rethinks the complexities of international diplomacy in a post-Cold War world.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2017/30 - 03/2017/30
The Great Escape
For one day Fort Mifflin will become “Fort Schlamm Insel” (Fort Mud Island) on the banks of the river Warter in Posen Prussia (Poland today). Come see the allied prisoners continue their war behind bars as they plan escapes, disrupt the German war machine and play cat and mouse games with their guards all while trying to make life as comfortable as possible. Fort Schlamm Insel is based on several real German prison camps in the Posen area that were old Franco Prussian War forts converted to prison camps, it is also based on the infamous Luft Stalag III of Great Escape fame. This event is dedicated to all American and Allied POW’s in all conflicts.

presented by Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns - A Story of Music and Love (Ivy Hall)
In the mid 1800's, a powerful, tragic and altogether remarkable crossroads occurred, involving three of classical music's greatest composer-musicians. Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns: A Story of Music and Love Composer-pianist Robert Schumann; his wife and stunning virtuoso pianist (and composer), Clara Wieck-Schumann; and Johannes Brahms, a mega-force in musical composition for the next half-century - all intersected at life's youth, mid-point and end, sharing in a virtual crisis of need, love, human reactions, and poetic outpourings of music. MUSIC: Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces for viola and piano Three Piano Pieces: by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms Clara Schumann – Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet #1 in G minor Jonathan Moser, violin Adelya Shagidullina, viola Michal Schmidt, cello Rollin Wilber, piano Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, piano TWO CONCERTS - TWO LOCATIONS - March 25 & 26

presented by International Institute for Culture
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns - A Story of Music and Love
In the mid 1800's, a powerful, tragic and altogether remarkable crossroads occurred, involving three of classical music's greatest composer-musicians. Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns: A Story of Music and Love Composer-pianist Robert Schumann; his wife and stunning virtuoso pianist (and composer), Clara Wieck-Schumann; and Johannes Brahms, a mega-force in musical composition for the next half-century - all intersected at life's youth, mid-point and end, sharing in a virtual crisis of need, love, human reactions, and poetic outpourings of music. MUSIC: Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces for viola and piano Three Piano Pieces: by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms Clara Schumann – Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet #1 in G minor Jonathan Moser, violin Adelya Shagidullina, viola Michal Schmidt, cello Rollin Wilber, piano Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, piano TWO CONCERTS - TWO LOCATIONS - March 25 & 2

presented by Fine Art Music Company
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist & Richard Belcastro, sitarist
Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist & Richard Belcastro, sitarist Ovidiu Marinescu and Richard Belcastro present a collection of solo works and duos for Cello and Sitar. The program features world premiere performances of music by Richard Belcastro and Ovidiu Marinescu. For a preview, check out the following links to solo works from the program: Marinescu - "Sunt Numai Urechi (I'm All Ears)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkF-MkE05U Belcastro - "Brandywine Drift" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gi-SffJujU

presented by Delaware County Community College
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Suzanne Ciani
Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present the second of two solo performances, one electronic and one acoustic, by the hugely influential pianist, composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Known as the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is a composer, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music and sound design. She is best loved for her fifteen albums of original music which feature her performances in a broad array of expressions: pure electronic, solo piano, piano with orchestra, and piano with jazz ensemble. Her music, renowned for its romantic, healing, and aesthetic qualities, has found a rapidly growing international audience, and her performances include numerous benefits for humanitarian causes. Sponsored by: Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985 The Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, University of Pennsylvania MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA 2017

presented by Ars Nova Workshop
03/2017/30 - 03/2017/30
The Miss Firecracker Contest
From the author of Crimes of the Heart, The Miss Firecracker Contest is a Southern Gothic comedy for which Henley is best known. Its heroine, Carnelle, is an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody in her small Mississippi community. The family and friends who help her along the way are a dysfunctional bunch who tackle life in their own peculiar ways. A former beauty queen cousin, Elain, comes to offer advice and to run away from her husband and children. Elain’s brother, Delmount, has come home from the mental institution to sell the family home and provide Carnelle another way out. Wandering into the chaos is Carnelle’s seamstress, sweet and strange Popeye, who falls in love with Delmount. The general conclusion these characters reach is that, even if the real you is not the fulfillment of your hopes, you will be more at peace if you learn to define and accept yourself.

presented by South Camden Theatre Company
03/2017/10 - 03/2017/26
IRONBOUND
IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok Directed by Harriet Power Starring Julianna Zinkel Philadelphia Premiere Late at night, in the shadows of a shuttered Newark factory, Darja’s decided she’s done waiting – for the bus, for a break, for luck, for love. Her hopes for a brighter future, which propelled her from her native Poland two decades ago, continue to escape her. Assembly-line worker, housecleaner, mother, wife – Darja’s done dealing with feelings and the men in her life. It’s time to talk money. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok takes us on a darkly funny 20-year journey through the tangled hopes and heartbreak of the “American Dream". IMMIGRATION PANEL – Sunday, March 19th, 2pm A post-show panel-discussion on immigration and citizenship with local officials and advocates. CONVERSATION with PLAYWRIGHT MARTYNA MAJOK – Sunday, March 26th, 2pm COMMUNITY DISCUSSION – Thursday, March 30th, 8pm Join us for a post-show discussion with the African Family Health Organization

presented by Simpatico Theatre
03/2017/15 - 04/2017/02
Coriolanus
Famine threatens Rome, and the people's hunger swells to an appetite for political change. A war hero from a powerful family, Coriolanus seems destined to be elected consul – but the people find his pride an unforgivable insult, exploding the long-simmering tensions between the fracturing state's governing elite and deprived masses. This timely story of radical class division is also a compelling psychological portrait of Coriolanus and his politically savvy mother, Volumnia, played by internationally acclaimed actress, director, and author Tina Packer.

presented by Lantern Theater Company
03/2017/09 - 04/2017/16
The House of Blue Leaves
Artie, the zookeeper, dreams of running away with his mistress and becoming a Hollywood songwriter. Unfortunately, his songs stink. But with the Pope's impending visit, there are miracles in the air.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
03/2017/17 - 04/2017/01
ComedySportz Minor League Matinee
ComedySportz®, Philadelphia’s longest running show is the flagship production of CSz Philadelphia. For over 20 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improvisation. 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 improv comedy 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. In this interactive show, appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the action, awarding points and shouting out suggestions.

presented by ComedySportz
03/2017/19 - 09/2018/09
YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung
Directed by Rick Shiomi Starring: Bi Jean Ngo & Justin Jain A rich and startling North Korean escape epic - The Guardian North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the “Best Nation in the World.” Each must race across time and space to be together again—navigating the perilous “Land of the Free” and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Chung’s fantastical, humor-filled play is a kaleidoscope of imagery and beauty, casting light on the darkness of a secretive regime while simultaneously illuminating American values from a unique perspective.

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
03/2017/24 - 04/2017/16