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The Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
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      Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
    • Saturday, March 24, 2018
    • Rain can perform the full range of the Beatles discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that the Beatles themselves recorded in the studios but never performed for an audience. Rain is a multimedia, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.
      School of Rock: The Musical
    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    • Based on the 2003 film, "School of Rock" follows Dewey, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in reading, writing and arithmetic, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mic-dropping rock band.
      Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds
    • Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    • This is Bill Murray as you've never seen him before. Murray became friends with cellist Jan Vogler in New York. Curious about each other's artistic world and interests, they decided to work together on "New Worlds," a new project that showcases the core of American values in literature and music. Along with violin and piano, the Hollywood-A-lister and virtuosic cellist perform a program that celebrates Murray's love for classical music and the strong artistic voices that have influenced generations of artists. Murray will read Hemingway, Capote and Mark Twain, dance a tango, and sing on the McCallum Theatre stage. Works by Bach, Piazzolla, Ravel and Bernstein complete an evening where music and literature meet in a kaleidoscope of words and notes.
      Patti LaBelle
    • Thursday, April 5, 2018
    • Patti LaBelle is one of the most enduring figures of R&B music. Even as the melodic doyen of the legendary 60s quartet, Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles, and the retro 70s trio, Labelle--Patti's kinetic performances and signature, four-octave instrument served as the group's torch. For more than 40 years in the music business, the two-time Grammy-winning legend continues to solidify herself as a musical pioneer.
      Brit Floyd
    • Friday, April 6, 2018
    • Brit Floyd bills itself as the world's greatest Pink Floyd tribute show. The Brit Floyd phenomenon has been embraced by Pink Floyd fans worldwide. One of its concerts was the subject of a PBS special in 2013. The band boasts of its note-for-note perfection, unique Floydian animation, its state-of-the art sound and lights.
      Jerry Seinfeld
    • Saturday, April 7, 2018
    • Jerry Seinfeld has made the complete circle back to his performing roots. In 1989 he became a household name when he co-created 'Seinfeld' with Larry David and was on the air for nine years. The last episode aired to an audience of over 75 million viewers. Now, he is back performing stand-up, giving his fans new well as satisfying returns to some of his classic routines.
      Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis & Chick Corea
    • Sunday, April 8, 2018
    • On a few unforgettable occasions, Chick Corea has joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis -- a group he calls "the greatest big band on the planet" -- to perform transformative new iterations of his music. Now they're joining forces to explore the work of another master pianist and composer: Thelonious Monk, the high priest of modern music. Corea has provided the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a list of his favorite Monk compositions, and the band's brilliant arrangers have crafted inspired new versions of these classics. With complex yet always-swinging rhythms, poetic and beautiful harmonic progressions, and iconoclastic, tuneful melodies, Monk's compositions lend themselves to endless adaptation. The ensemble sections of these new arrangements and Chick Corea's masterful, original take on Monk's harmonies will demonstrate why this repertoire is a definitive platform for thoughtful improvisation and high quality jazz.
      On Your Feet!
    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 Grammy Awards. But their music is only half the story. "On Your Feet!" is a musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation. The show features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Conga," "Get on Your Feet," "Don't Want to Lose You Now," "1-2-3" and "Coming Out of the Dark."
      Opera Philadelphia: Carmen
    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • Everyone is drawn to Carmen, an irresistible Spanish gypsy--except Corporal Don José. But even he soon succumbs to her seduction, fleeing a life in the military to join the gypsy world, all in Carmen's name. When the famous bullfighter Escamillo begins to win her affection, however, a dangerous love triangle grows. Micaëla, Don José's hometown sweetheart, attempts to wrest him from Carmen's grasp, but to no avail--fate has already dealt its hand. With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic melodies, Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen, has become one of the world's most popular operas.
      Jay Leno
    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • Former star of NBC's 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,' this famous host has created his own unique "late-night style" with humor, talk and entertainment. One of the country's premier comedians, Leno is a passionate live performer who loves his audiences.