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Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-893-1999
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      The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires
    • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • Immerse yourself in the intoxicating passion of late night Buenos Aires. Direct from Argentina, Tango Fire combines authentic dancers, sophisticated choreography and sultry live music in one seductive performance.
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      Tavis Smiley: Death of a King
    • Friday, February 2, 2018
    • Broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley presents a live multi-media stage presentation of his New York Times Bestseller, "Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death of the renowned civil rights leader. Jazz pianist, Marcus Roberts, accompanies Smiley with a live original score to illustrate the poignant story of Dr. King's final year and his enduring legacy as a voice for equality in our nation.
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      Dragon Boat Racing
    • Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    • "Dragon Boat Racing," an award-winning Chinese dance-drama performed by the Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble, returns to the United States for two limited engagements at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater (Washington, DC) February 2-4 and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Merriam Theater (Philadelphia, PA) February 7 and 8. This epic ballet tells the story of the creation of one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of Cantonese music. Set in 1930's China against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation, "Dragon Boat Racing" follows two lovers whose passion for each other is equaled only by their passion for music. It tells the story of how one of the finest and most famous Cantonese compositions became a musical theme that inspired an entire nation.
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      Mr. Popper's Penguins
    • Saturday, February 10, 2018
    • Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater's popular book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect family treat.
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      Gobsmacked!
    • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • Direct from sell out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the amazing a cappella show "Gobsmacked!" This all-singing, all-beatboxing, all-awesome theatrical experience does for a cappella what Tap Dogs did for tap dance. Featuring three-time undefeated UK Beatbox Champion and current World Team Champion Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, "Gobsmacked!" pushes vocal boundaries to deliver a slick, musically accomplished, high energy spectacular with not a single musical instrument to be seen.
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      G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018
    • Joe Satriani is the world's most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies. His project "G3" is a concert tour in which he performs alongside two other notable guitarists; in 2018 he'll be joined by Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard's Phil Collen.
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      Shen Yun 2018
    • Saturday, February 24, 2018
    • Consisting of about 20 pieces, a Shen Yun performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums, and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world. Be inspired. Be amazed. Experience the divine culture.
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      Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock
    • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    • Put on your water-wings and dive in to a swimsational musical underwater adventure. The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n' roll with everyone's favourite tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can't go on. With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for their friend.
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