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Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co. presents Strange Dreams: 30 Years Later
Strange Dreams is Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) newest full-length creation. This multimedia production features eight professionally-trained dancers, inventive choreography, outlandish props, constructed costumes and a genre defying soundscore consisting of Gusli music, text and poetry, ambient soundscapes, as well as contemporary and classical music.   Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director, Anne-Marie Mulgrew, Strange Dreams tackles dream-like states - the sensations, memories, colors and sounds in a non-linear stream of consciousness format. Dreams appear, disappear, and continue to haunt the dreamer who questions the logic of it all. This 12-section work aspires to enchant, excite and inform audiences. Join us in our whimsical and at times contemplative adventure through unknown realms of the imagination where anything is possible.   Strange Dreams is reaction of sorts to the political and social realities we face today and (wo)mans need to dream, heal and celebrate the resilience and joyfulness of the human spirit. The program features guest artist Ashley Searles in two new solos.

presented by Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co.
06/2018/01 - 06/2018/02
Don't Dress for Dinner
Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The action spills from the drawing room to the bedroom to the kitchen in this hilarious and fast-moving farce of marriage, lust, and cordon bleu cuisine. A Philadelphia Premiere by Marc Camoletti Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

presented by Lantern Theater Company
05/2018/24 - 06/2018/24
The Savoy Company Presents IOLANTHE ~ A Musical Fairy Tale!
Internationally acclaimed, The Savoy Company will go to British Parliament to delight the audience with 3 shows of Gilbert & Sullivan’s family musical fairy tale IOLANTHE featuring a gorgeous, professionally designed set, beautiful costumes, & a live professional orchestra. IOLANTHE recounts the conflict between immortal fairies & mortal peers. Strephon, a half-mortal whose mother is Iolanthe of the Fairy Court, loves Phyllis, a ward of the Lord Chancellor of the English Court, who is unaware of Strephon’s fairy heritage. The tale lampoons both the English House of Lords & the idea of political parties but in such bouncy, amicable absurdities that it is all received as good fun. Production Manager William Kader Music Director Peter Hilliard Stage Director Bill Kiesling adds his signature subtle twist & pays homage to several Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales intertwined with this classic G&S fairy tale. Pre-show festivities start about one-half hour before each show.

presented by The Savoy Company
05/2018/18 - 05/2018/19
Bluegrass, Bernstein, and the Blues
Musicians from the Chamber Orchestra and The Clef Club of Jazz combine their talents in an electrifying conclusion of COP’s 2017/18 season. Audiences can enjoy music from hit series House of Cards and the sounds of bluegrass from internationally acclaimed violinist Mark O’Connor.

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
05/2018/20 - 05/2018/21
Jason Bishop: Straight Up Magic
Part of the Philadelphia Children's Festival You won’t believe your eyes as Jason Bishop, America’s hottest illusionist, mystifies with spellbinding magic, award-winning sleight of hand and grand illusions, all set to a rock and pop soundtrack. He might read your mind one second or make goldfish appear out of nowhere the next. Direct from Broadway, and making his Philadelphia debut, Bishop’s funny and truly magical show is guaranteed to make you ask “How did he do that?” (New York Times). Recommended age: 5+

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/19
The Czarevitch by Franz Lehár
Concert Operetta Theater performs The Czarevitch (1927), one of Franz Lehár’s later and most romantic, but bittersweet operettas. This concert will be sung in English and stars Andrew McGowan, tenor, Katie Erikson, soprano, Andrew Shaw, baritone, and Christina Chenes, soprano. José Meléndez is Music Director and pianist.   The Czarevitch is loosely based on the true life story of the son of Tsar Peter the Great. The young Alexei, who fled Russia with a Finnish girl to live in Italy at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He was persuaded to return to Russia, where he was put on trial by his father and later died in prison. The sordid ending was changed in the operetta, and instead the Crown Prince returns to his country and his duties at the imperial court, leaving his love behind.

presented by Concert Operetta Theater
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/20
"BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS… & E.T.A. HOFFMANN" (Ivy Hall)
A Special Concert with Accompanying Presentation Piano, Violin and Cello featuring: E.T.A. HOFFMANN: Grand Piano Trio in E major BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E major, op.109 BRAHMS: Piano Trio #1 in B major SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano _______________________________________________ We jump back to the dawn of the 19th century and visit a fascinating series of connections around the explosion of musical romanticism in "BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS," framed with notions about artistic spirit in art and music. This will be highlighted through the lens of the unique writer E.T.A. HOFFMANN (who wrote "The Nutcracker" and other fantastical tales), a man who deeply loved music and wanted to be a professional composer. Expanded with historic imagery and descriptive discourse, this concert will be a glorious sharing of splendid music in which to immerse oneself. TWO PERFORMANCES - TWO VENUES May 19 & 20 Details at: www.FineArtMusic.com

presented by International Institute for Culture
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/19
“BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS… AND E.T.A. HOFFMANN” (Ethical)
A Special Concert with Accompanying Presentation Piano, Violin and Cello featuring: E.T.A. HOFFMANN: Grand Piano Trio in E major BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in E major, op.109 BRAHMS: Piano Trio #1 in B major SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano _______________________________________________ We jump back to the dawn of the 19th century and visit a fascinating series of connections around the explosion of musical romanticism in "BEETHOVEN TO BRAHMS," framed with notions about artistic spirit in art and music. This will be highlighted through the lens of the unique writer E.T.A. HOFFMANN (who wrote "The Nutcracker" and other fantastical tales), a man who deeply loved music and wanted to be a professional composer. Expanded with historic imagery and descriptive discourse, this concert will be a glorious sharing of splendid music in which to immerse oneself. TWO PERFORMANCES - TWO VENUES May 19 & 20 Details at: www.FineArtMusic.com

presented by Ethical Society of Philadelphia
05/2018/20 - 05/2018/20
Artemisia
Artemisia Gentileschi changed the history of art for women yet is widely unknown outside (and even inside) the art community. Her experiments with the color palette created “Gentileschi amber” and developed new ways to color and fix paintings. She was the first woman to be allowed to attend art school, become a sponsored artist of Cosimo DeMedici, paint scenes of Biblical violence, and try a man for rape. She also faced the same struggles that women artists face today. She fought against sexism and sexual aggression, plagiarism, and repression. Her paintings reflect her violent struggle against her time. Playwright, Lee Kiszonas of Philadelphia created Artemisia as a wild ride of fact and fantasy that takes the audience through the canals, cathedrals, and studios of Venice with malingering artists, murderous courtesans, and malicious barmaids. It is a celebration of art, women in art, and a lesson that history is bound to repeat itself, in art as in life.

presented by South Camden Theatre Company
05/2018/04 - 05/2018/20
Tempesta di Mare: River Music
A joyful and festive Bach birthday cantata for ruler August II, “Schleicht, spielende Wellen,” whose four soloists—Laura Heimes, Meg Bragle, Aaron Sheehan and Randall Scarlata—each personify a river to acclaim the good they bring to the realm. Plus Telemann’s Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth – a grand orchestral portrayal of tides, merry boat-people and watermen falling in love. PROGRAM Johann Sebastian Bach: “Schleicht, spielende Wellen”, BWV 206 Georg Philipp Telemann: “Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth”, TWV 55:C3PERFORMERS Tempesta di Mare Orchestra Gwyn Roberts & Richard Stone, Directors | Emlyn Ngai, Concertmaster Laura Heimes, soprano | Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano | Aaron Sheehan, tenor | Randall Scarlata, bass TICKET PRICING Preferred Seating: $39 General Admission: $25 Full-time students and youth (grades 3-12): FREE at the door

presented by Tempesta di Mare
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/19
Danny Tobias & Friends presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
Cornetist Danny Tobias returns to Tri-State at the helm of his own quintet. A much sought-after musician identified by his lyrical phrasing and fat, relaxed tone, Tobias can frequently be heard performing with the Midiri Brothers, Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings, Stan Rubin, Jon-Erik Kellso, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band, and other leading traditional jazz and swing groups.   Watch Danny Tobias and Joe Holt, with Honeysuckle Rose – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb94HmnaG6o and Embraceable You – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s1ParkUVeA

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
06/2018/03 - 06/2018/03
England's World-class stride pianist Neville Dickie rejoins Tri-State Jazz veterans the Midiri Brothers
World-class British pianist Neville Dickie rejoins TSJS veterans Joe and Paul Midiri for the sixth straight year! Neville is among the most accomplished stride and boogie-woogie pianists on either side of the Atlantic. Performing regularly on BBC Radio, he has made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio, and can be heard on hundreds of jazz recordings. Joe and Paul Midiri have made both jazz and classical music the focus of their lives since the mid-1980s, and have recorded with everything from trios to big bands. Past Dickie-Midiri TSJS shows have set attendance records, so come early to get a seat!   For more, see their websites: http://nevilledickie.com and http://midiribros.com. Listen to Neville play “Pine Top’s Boogie” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndAtEgHTiGo. The Midiris play a Sydney Bechet Tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrVLX47iGA0 And from a TSJS appearance, the trio performs “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
05/2018/20 - 05/2018/20
Curtis Chamber Music for Adults
Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals, now in their fourth year, feature distinguished chamber musicians from the Curtis Summerfest faculty. These remarkable artists, many of them Curtis alumni, perform a variety of repertoire—from beloved classics to the music of today—in the timeless setting of Field Concert Hall. DVORÁK "Songs My Mother Taught Me" from Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, No. 4, arr. Mimi Stillman Mimi Stillman, flute Amy J. Yang, piano DVORÁK “Song to the Moon” from 'Rusalka', Op. 114, arr. Mimi Stillman Mimi Stillman, flute Amy J. Yang, piano LERDAHL There and Back Again Thomas Kraines, cello MENDELSSOHN Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 Mimi Stillman, flute Thomas Kraines, cello Hanchien Lee, piano BRAHMS Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 Melissa White, violin Thomas Kraines, cello Amy J. Yang, piano

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/19
Mixed Music for Mixed Consort
Philadelphia's Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra presents an eclectic, one-of-a-kind program. On several works, the orchestra will be augmented with a brass quartet drawn from the Main Line Symphony. The program will feature Florian Jullian's highly evocative La Nuit du Val D'Enfer (Evening in the Valley of Hell). The composition's six movements depict the passage of time from evening through dawn in Val D'Enfer, a geographically unique valley in Southern France. The stark landscape is said to have inspired the imagery in Dante's Inferno. The program also includes popular instrumental hits of the 1950s/1960s, including, among others, Mason William's "Classical Gas" the Theme from "The Good, the BAd, and the Ugly." John Rutter's intricately contrapuntal setting of the English folk song "Dashing Away" is also included on the program. Members of Baltimore's highly acclaimed MandoKids program - directed by Laura Norris - will be featured on Vivaldi's Double Mandolin Concerto.

presented by Philadelphia Mandolin Society
05/2018/19 - 05/2018/19
Triumph of Love
Book by James Magruder • Music by Jeffery Stock • Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead • Based on the play by Marivaux Love can make a woman do the strangest things. Set in the 18th century, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the ruthless Princess Leonide as she literally wears the pants so her beloved Agis can return to his rightful throne. It’s not her fault if this deceptive dress-up causes the entire household to fall in love with her! With her confidante, Corine, by her side, Leonide must rescue her man before his stuffed-shirt uncle and sourpuss aunt find out who’s really beneath those ever-changing bodices and breeches. This madcap musical farce is a delightful celebration of springtime romance. “HIGH SENTIMENT AND LOW COMEDY HARMONIZE SPLENDIDLY IN TRIUMPH OF LOVE.” – THE WASHINGTON POST

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
05/2018/01 - 05/2018/20
The Prince and the Pauper
A young pauper named Tom Canty is beaten by the palace guards for standing too close to the palace gate. Seeing this, Prince Edward stops the guards and invites Tom into the palace for food. Surprised that they look so much alike and share the same birthday, the young boys are eager to experience how the other lives and decide to switch places temporarily.   Meanwhile King Henry VIII of England dies and the court prepares to crown Tom as the new king. Mark Twain’s classic tale of mistaken identity is full of wild adventures for both boys as they risk all to find out who they are, what they are worth, and what friendship really is.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
05/2018/16 - 06/2018/03
ALADDIN
A poor urchin boy, who left home to seek his fortune, discovers a lamp with some unusual powers. An evil magician, however, is intent on stealing the lamp along with its accompanying genie. A fun, original, mysterious musical adventure based on the Tales of the Arabian Nights. Appropriate for age 3 and older.

presented by Storybook Musical Theatre
05/2018/09 - 05/2018/20
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