PHILADELPHIA There will be no tights. That's the word from Mayor Nutter's office as the mayor prepares for his first appearance with the Pennsylvania Ballet, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Academy of Music.
Is small-town South Jersey ready for an unflinching musical about mental illness, shock therapy, and imaginary children? To judge from the opening of Eagle Theatre's Next to Normal production, the Hammonton audience was not just ready but actually hungry for this stylish, solid production of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical.
Berlin-based Katharina Grosse is the latest artist to work with the wonderful folks at Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program and she’s about to make your train ride a lot more colorful.
Coppelia is a thoroughly enjoyable family-friendly ballet, the silly story of a love triangle among a girl, a boy, and a doll. Pennsylvania Ballet made it as fresh and funny as it deserves to be when it began a two-performance run at the Academy of Music on Saturday.
Although perfectly congenial, the Philadelphia Orchestra's high-concept program was up around the ozone Thursday when the Fauré Requiem was preceded by a succession of composers that spanned three centuries and as many nationalities - for no clear reason.
Sunday Other lives In the exhibition Humankind, accomplished photographers Donald E. Camp, Lydia Panas, and Lori Waselchuk present unique looks at portraiture. The show is at the Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford, through Thursday. Admission is free. Call 610-525-0272.
Rocky the musical does go the distance. The beloved fable of an unknown who gets a shot at the title opens on Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre tonight in what is sure to be a long and successful run.