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A Midsummer Night's Dream
We opened the Haas Stage in 1998 with this beloved comedy by William Shakespeare. Next year, Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer creates a vibrant new production featuring Philadelphia’s most exciting up-and-coming actors, musicians, and designers. Join us for musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies) in a fresh new staging that promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure.

presented by Arden Theatre Company
03/2017/02 - 04/2017/09
The King and I
Based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 Musical, this Barlett Sher directed version of The King And I is the story of a British schoolteacher and governess who is invited to the country by the imperious King of Siam to educate his many wives and children, and ends up helping the eastern ruler come to terms with the modern world.

presented by Academy of Music
03/2017/22 - 04/2017/02
Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971, is a remarkable retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth as seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot. This powerful musical, filled with emotional intensity and explosive theatricality, features chart-topping songs such as “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and the high-octane title song. See the groundbreaking rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age!

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
03/2017/21 - 04/2017/16
PGMC Presents: Philly Made
The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus presents Philly Made, our official 35th Anniversary concert. Philly Made will pay homage to artists, composers and songs who, like PGMC, originated in and embody the spirit of Philadelphia. The concert features an eclectic mix of 1950's songs made famous on American Bandstand, selections from Randall Thompson's Frostiana and Leonard Bernstein's best musicals, and our favorite picks from more recent bands like Boyz II Men, Taylor Swift, Hall & Oats, and Pink. Plus so much more! The PGMC dancers will be on hand to add their signature flair. What better way to celebrate our home in the City of Brotherly Love than to honor its musical talent and traditions? We hope you'll join us for this Philly jawn. Full details at http://www.pgmc.org/event/philly-made/

presented by Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/25
tenThing
Rewriting centuries’ worth of rules in brass repertoire seems a revolutionary undertaking. But the boundless and boisterous stylistic explorations of tenThing, coupled with impeccable tone, technique, and versatility, have transformed this all-female Norwegian brass ensemble into an international sensation. This ensemble embraces the unparalleled warmth, tenderness, and playfulness of the classical sound—lithe and nimble, lively and lovely. Through its adventurous adaptability, tenThing illustrates the importance of discovering your voice in whatever instrument may call to you.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
03/2017/29 - 03/2017/29
The Italian Baroque
Salvatore Di Vittorio returns to The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia podium with Gwyn Roberts on recorder for this concert featuring and inspired by music of the Italian Baroque. From the ancient masters Vivaldi and Corelli, to Respighi, to the world premiere of a new work by Salvatore Di Vittorio in the style of Corelli, this performance will recall the beautiful serenity of Italy.

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/27
Anna by Brenna Geffers and the Ensemble
Literature’s greatest heroine comes to new life in this world premiere stage adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. In a collaboration between Brenna Geffers and EgoPo’s acting ensemble, this sweeping epic is transformed into a makeshift travelling show. Armed with suitcases of junk, some broken instruments and a trainset, an impromptu theater family evokes the richness and inequality of late 19th-century Russian society, reminding us of the precariousness of building happiness on the unhappiness of others.

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
03/2017/01 - 04/2017/16
Play-A-Palooza 2017
As “Spring fever” spreads, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse will celebrate Play-A-Palooza, its seasonal playground grand opening party on Saturday, March 25, 2016 from 12pm - 4pm. Families will enjoy a mobile farm truck, carnival games, nature exploration, painting, and other special activities in the 6 1/2 acre Playground before the official start of Playground season. Play-A-Palooza is free for Smith members or $10 per child for non-members (accompanying adults free).

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Going Home
On March 26, vocalist and singer-songwriter Keisha Hutchins debuts Going Home, a soaring and timely artistic exploration of being a Black, female artist in America on Sunday, March 26. Seamlessly moving from arias to jazz to spirituals, Hutchins blends together a vibrant, thoughtful concert examining persistence and resistance, guiding the audience through a profound personal and historical roadmap that considers what it is to be Black in America. Hutchins is joined by guest artists Lela Aisha Jones, Douglas Hirlinger, Ashley Phillips, and Neil Podgurski.

presented by Intercultural Journeys
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Women's History Series at Wyck: Emma's Parlor
Emma’s Parlor is a play about the life and times of Emma Goldman, who was born to a Jewish family in 1860’s Russia. The show begins with Emma’s emigration to the U.S. in 1885, and moves through her life as a factory worker, anarchist, and lecturer. Toy theater and puppets employ illustrations from the late 19th and early 20th century. Artists Martina Plag and Lorna Howley use everyday objects one might find in a parlor, of that same period, as playing spaces. A phonograph becomes a café filled with anarchists, a radio serves as Emma’s lectern and a birdcage is becomes a prison. This program is suited for audiences age 12 to adult. There is a 1p and a 3pm performance – please note the time when purchasing tickets.

presented by Wyck Historic House and Garden
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
A Tribute to MeatLoaf & Billy Joel
Bucks County Community College Radio BUX Presents: A Tribute to MeatLoaf & Billy Joel concert In the Zlock Performing Arts Center.   2 hour concert with intermission.  

presented by Bucks County Community College - Gateway Auditoirum
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy
My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit & passion it takes to “make it” as an artist & the sweet rewards that come from never giving up! If you ever longed for something, if you ever desired it with all your heart, if you were willing to wait tables for 29 years to pursue your dream then My Son The Waiter will give meaning to your Life!

presented by Bucks County Playhouse, Inc.
03/2017/23 - 04/2017/09
Colette Reloaded
Collette Reloaded, by Celeste Walker. Directed by Marshall May. Colette Reloaded tells the story of a 60-year-old woman’s examination of her life filled with loves, losses, goals, and obstacles and questionable choices. Why is she still trying to battle 40-year-old demons? Is Colette (her twin) really evil? Is she the embodiment of wrong turns or is she the strength that allows the woman to face her fears, take risks and learn from all that she has experienced? See Colette Reloaded. You will laugh, you may cry and baby boomers will pee their pants! For mature audiences.

presented by White Pines Productions
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/25
Brilliant Baroque
Baroque Chamber Orchestra plays Baroque Fireworks! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Elin Frazier (trumpet), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) A dazzling display of Baroque fireworks by German, French and Venetian composers for recorder, trumpet, violin and orchestra—spiced with Maestro's "live notes"—makes this program a truly Brilliant Baroque extravaganza! Enjoy virtuoso concertos by Albinoni, Gluck, Purcell, Lully, Telemann and Vivaldi. Plus Pachelbel's beloved Canon in D!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2017/24 - 03/2017/24
Brilliant Baroque - Paoli
Baroque Chamber Orchestra plays Baroque Fireworks! Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Elin Frazier (trumpet), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) A dazzling display of Baroque fireworks by German, French and Venetian composers for recorder, trumpet, violin and orchestra—spiced with Maestro's "live notes"—makes this program a truly Brilliant Baroque extravaganza! Enjoy virtuoso concertos by Albinoni, Gluck, Purcell, Lully, Telemann and Vivaldi. Plus Pachelbel's beloved Canon in D!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Anne-Marie Slaughter | The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale January 17 at 10 AM! The President and CEO of the non-partisan public policy think tank New America, Anne-Marie Slaughter is the author of the bestselling Unfinished Business, a “mother of a manifesto for working women” (Financial Times) that won widespread admiration for its broad-scale call for workplace change. Former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department and former Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, she is also the author of The Idea That Is America and A New World Order. In her latest book, Slaughter rethinks the complexities of international diplomacy in a post-Cold War world.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2017/30 - 03/2017/30
The Great Escape
For one day Fort Mifflin will become “Fort Schlamm Insel” (Fort Mud Island) on the banks of the river Warter in Posen Prussia (Poland today). Come see the allied prisoners continue their war behind bars as they plan escapes, disrupt the German war machine and play cat and mouse games with their guards all while trying to make life as comfortable as possible. Fort Schlamm Insel is based on several real German prison camps in the Posen area that were old Franco Prussian War forts converted to prison camps, it is also based on the infamous Luft Stalag III of Great Escape fame. This event is dedicated to all American and Allied POW’s in all conflicts.

presented by Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns - A Story of Music and Love (Ivy Hall)
In the mid 1800's, a powerful, tragic and altogether remarkable crossroads occurred, involving three of classical music's greatest composer-musicians. Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns: A Story of Music and Love Composer-pianist Robert Schumann; his wife and stunning virtuoso pianist (and composer), Clara Wieck-Schumann; and Johannes Brahms, a mega-force in musical composition for the next half-century - all intersected at life's youth, mid-point and end, sharing in a virtual crisis of need, love, human reactions, and poetic outpourings of music. MUSIC: Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces for viola and piano Three Piano Pieces: by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms Clara Schumann – Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet #1 in G minor Jonathan Moser, violin Adelya Shagidullina, viola Michal Schmidt, cello Rollin Wilber, piano Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, piano TWO CONCERTS - TWO LOCATIONS - March 25 & 26

presented by International Institute for Culture
03/2017/25 - 03/2017/25
Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns - A Story of Music and Love
In the mid 1800's, a powerful, tragic and altogether remarkable crossroads occurred, involving three of classical music's greatest composer-musicians. Johannes Brahms and the Schumanns: A Story of Music and Love Composer-pianist Robert Schumann; his wife and stunning virtuoso pianist (and composer), Clara Wieck-Schumann; and Johannes Brahms, a mega-force in musical composition for the next half-century - all intersected at life's youth, mid-point and end, sharing in a virtual crisis of need, love, human reactions, and poetic outpourings of music. MUSIC: Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces for viola and piano Three Piano Pieces: by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms Clara Schumann – Piano Trio for violin, cello and piano Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet #1 in G minor Jonathan Moser, violin Adelya Shagidullina, viola Michal Schmidt, cello Rollin Wilber, piano Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, piano TWO CONCERTS - TWO LOCATIONS - March 25 & 2

presented by Fine Art Music Company
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist & Richard Belcastro, sitarist
Ovidiu Marinescu, cellist & Richard Belcastro, sitarist Ovidiu Marinescu and Richard Belcastro present a collection of solo works and duos for Cello and Sitar. The program features world premiere performances of music by Richard Belcastro and Ovidiu Marinescu. For a preview, check out the following links to solo works from the program: Marinescu - "Sunt Numai Urechi (I'm All Ears)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkF-MkE05U Belcastro - "Brandywine Drift" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gi-SffJujU

presented by Delaware County Community College
03/2017/26 - 03/2017/26
Suzanne Ciani
Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present the second of two solo performances, one electronic and one acoustic, by the hugely influential pianist, composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Known as the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is a composer, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music and sound design. She is best loved for her fifteen albums of original music which feature her performances in a broad array of expressions: pure electronic, solo piano, piano with orchestra, and piano with jazz ensemble. Her music, renowned for its romantic, healing, and aesthetic qualities, has found a rapidly growing international audience, and her performances include numerous benefits for humanitarian causes. Sponsored by: Making/Breaking the Binary: Women, Art, & Technology 1968-1985 The Provost’s Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, University of Pennsylvania MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA 2017

presented by Ars Nova Workshop
03/2017/30 - 03/2017/30
The Miss Firecracker Contest
From the author of Crimes of the Heart, The Miss Firecracker Contest is a Southern Gothic comedy for which Henley is best known. Its heroine, Carnelle, is an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody in her small Mississippi community. The family and friends who help her along the way are a dysfunctional bunch who tackle life in their own peculiar ways. A former beauty queen cousin, Elain, comes to offer advice and to run away from her husband and children. Elain’s brother, Delmount, has come home from the mental institution to sell the family home and provide Carnelle another way out. Wandering into the chaos is Carnelle’s seamstress, sweet and strange Popeye, who falls in love with Delmount. The general conclusion these characters reach is that, even if the real you is not the fulfillment of your hopes, you will be more at peace if you learn to define and accept yourself.

presented by South Camden Theatre Company
03/2017/10 - 03/2017/26
IRONBOUND
IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok Directed by Harriet Power Starring Julianna Zinkel Philadelphia Premiere Late at night, in the shadows of a shuttered Newark factory, Darja’s decided she’s done waiting – for the bus, for a break, for luck, for love. Her hopes for a brighter future, which propelled her from her native Poland two decades ago, continue to escape her. Assembly-line worker, housecleaner, mother, wife – Darja’s done dealing with feelings and the men in her life. It’s time to talk money. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok takes us on a darkly funny 20-year journey through the tangled hopes and heartbreak of the “American Dream". IMMIGRATION PANEL – Sunday, March 19th, 2pm A post-show panel-discussion on immigration and citizenship with local officials and advocates. CONVERSATION with PLAYWRIGHT MARTYNA MAJOK – Sunday, March 26th, 2pm COMMUNITY DISCUSSION – Thursday, March 30th, 8pm Join us for a post-show discussion with the African Family Health Organization

presented by Simpatico Theatre
03/2017/15 - 04/2017/02
Coriolanus
Famine threatens Rome, and the people's hunger swells to an appetite for political change. A war hero from a powerful family, Coriolanus seems destined to be elected consul – but the people find his pride an unforgivable insult, exploding the long-simmering tensions between the fracturing state's governing elite and deprived masses. This timely story of radical class division is also a compelling psychological portrait of Coriolanus and his politically savvy mother, Volumnia, played by internationally acclaimed actress, director, and author Tina Packer.

presented by Lantern Theater Company
03/2017/09 - 04/2017/16
Isis Productions presents "The Lyons" by Nicky Silver
When facing the impending death of a father what does a family do? Do they share sentimental stories or memories? Join us as we enter Ben Lyons hospital room and watch this family during his final hours. Mom is planning a redecorating of the living room. Lisa and Curtis come with their own bags of questions and concerns. Do they manage to come together or ignore each other?

presented by Isis Productions
03/2017/09 - 04/2017/02
The House of Blue Leaves
Artie, the zookeeper, dreams of running away with his mistress and becoming a Hollywood songwriter. Unfortunately, his songs stink. But with the Pope's impending visit, there are miracles in the air.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
03/2017/17 - 04/2017/01
ComedySportz Minor League Matinee
ComedySportz®, Philadelphia’s longest running show is the flagship production of CSz Philadelphia. For over 20 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improvisation. CSz Philadelphia is proud to present The ComedySportz Minor League Matinee! Every Sunday afternoon @ 2PM, two teams, The Philadelphia 676ers and The New Jersey Pine Barons battle for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans in a fast-paced 60 minute improv comedy match. The Players compete over several rounds using the sport's myriad of official improv games while a Referee times the games and calls the fouls and a live Announcer provides scoring updates and color commentary. In this interactive show, appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the action, awarding points and shouting out suggestions.

presented by ComedySportz
03/2017/19 - 09/2018/09
YOU FOR ME FOR YOU by Mia Chung
Directed by Rick Shiomi Starring: Bi Jean Ngo & Justin Jain A rich and startling North Korean escape epic - The Guardian North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the “Best Nation in the World.” Each must race across time and space to be together again—navigating the perilous “Land of the Free” and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Chung’s fantastical, humor-filled play is a kaleidoscope of imagery and beauty, casting light on the darkness of a secretive regime while simultaneously illuminating American values from a unique perspective.

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
03/2017/24 - 04/2017/16