It will take about five minutes of Media Theatre's production of Hello, Dolly! to understand why this 10-time Tony Award-winner remains one of the most beloved and most-produced musicals of all time.
New This Week Biloxi Blues (People's Light and Theater Company) When he's drafted, gentle Arnold Epstein faces off with a tough sergeant in this Neil Simon comedy. Previews Wednesday- Friday, opens Saturday.
CAMDEN - A large, blue package with one of the largest bows in the history of gift-giving sat in the Symphony in C box office Saturday, containing a recording of every concert departing music director Rossen Milanov has conducted over the last 15 years with this orchestra.
When Tempesta di Mare explores music's past, it reminds listeners that the future has a lot to learn from it. This time, the baroque music ensemble uncovered Parisian favorites Saturday at Friends Meeting in Old City. In that unadorned setting, the five instrumentalists and soprano Rosa Lamoreaux offered elegantly ornamented singing and dances and a glimpse into the serious musical bases for aristocratic entertainment.
Retrospectives generally reveal the trajectory of an artist's career as a horizontal path with a few zigs and zags here and there and a recognizable "signature" style settling in at some point, usually when the artist is in his or her 30s, occasionally much earlier or later.
Sunday Sound and vision Composer and pianist Leonardo Le San and the dance troupe Ballet 180 teamed up to create Hybrid, a meditation on technological production and the body. The program goes on at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., at 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30; $15 students. Call 215-925-9914.
Nothing all that unusual seemed likely to unfold at the Philadelphia Orchestra's second consecutive subscription week with principal guest conductor Stéphane Denève: A potentially pop-slanted John Williams film score suite; Graffiti, a choral work by the increasingly popular Magnus Lindberg; and excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet.
When singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper talks about Kinky Boots, the rocker's first foray into composing for the theater, she gets emotional. The mere mention of the Tony Award-winning show - six honors, including best musical and best score for Lauper - sets