The Media Theatre gives us an exquisitely sung version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel." It's full of nostalgia laced with heartfelt yearning. But when you think about the plot and main characters, you have to wonder at the enduring popularity of this classic. Still, a well-performed production.
Tickets are on sale to subscribers now. Others will be able to buy later at an unspecified date. The April concert is a benefit for the Philadelphia Orchestra musicians' pension fund.
The pair played Debussy, Chopin, and Falla, but soared in Mendelssohn.
Sunday at the Kimmel Center, the superstar soprano got away with things that younger singers would not. Why? She understands the overall intent of the music.
Jenkintown's Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company mounts an ambitious if wrong-headed production of one of the weaker plays written by the late feminist playwright.
Georg Philipp Telemann wasn't easy on the Philadelphia baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare Saturday night amid an international conference of scholars. But the concert crackled.
He recently released his first album in eight years.
Pennsylvania Ballet's new "Sleeping Beauty" is a glittering gem of crisp dancing, familiar music, and stunning tutus, tiaras, and singlets. But although it's a beloved fairy tale ballet, it might be too long an outing for small children.
All three Tchaikovsky works are on this season for the Pennsylvania Ballet - and its orchestra. Thursday's performance of "The Sleeping Beauty" was solid and polished, although a fuller sound would bring more emotion into the house.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's presentation of "West Side Story" showed the Leonard Bernstein musical could survive and in some ways thrive in uptown circumstances, but not without compromise.
New This Week Ideation (Theatre Exile). Stressed-out consultants meet to plan their presentation of a mysterious and shady project. Through Nov. 5.
The Force is with Tim Leong. In 2013, he published a hit called Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe. And now he's back with Star Wars Super Graphic, which beautifully illustrates the beloved space opera's quantifiable trivia.
The best thing about Cat's I've Known by Katie Haegele, a frequent reviewer in these pages, is that it sounds so much like Katie Haegele. It won me over - a feat because I'm allergic to cats, even more so to cat books. But these 43 vignettes featuring felines of various names - Honeybunch, Grayson, Snickerdoodle...
The stories in James McBride's latest book often feel like parables. They're full of his signature energy, intellect, and moral vision.