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BWW Review: BON APPETIT! A SWEET SOIREEE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: BON APPETIT! A SWEET SOIREEE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - January 09, 2021

On January 8, 2021, Opera Philadelphia presented Bon Appétit! a Sweet Soirée. Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton portrayed  Julia Child and Jonathan Easter accompanied her with Hoiby’s sparkling, decorative piano score. Keep the Music Going Directors Ryan and Tonya McKinny provided the superb audio and vide...
BWW CD Review: AMERICAN COMPOSERS AT PLAY Photo BWW CD Review: AMERICAN COMPOSERS AT PLAY
by Erica Miner - October 27, 2020

Releasing a CD of vocal works entirely made up of 20th and 21st century composers is a brave and bold effort on his part....
BWW Review: #TXTSHOW (ON THE INTERNET) at Philly Fringe is the Next Show You'll be Te Photo BWW Review: #TXTSHOW (ON THE INTERNET) at Philly Fringe is the Next Show You'll be Texting About
by Amber Kusching - October 11, 2020

#txtshow (on the internet) is a completely immersive multiscreen performance featuring a mysterious character named txt (pronounced a?oetexta??) who recites a script written anonymously in real-time by a live audience (on the internet)....
BWW Review: A Fantastic and Profound ZERO COST HOUSE by Pig Iron Theatre Photo BWW Review: A Fantastic and Profound ZERO COST HOUSE by Pig Iron Theatre
by Joe Lombardi - September 23, 2020

Sometimes you just have to let a play wash over you.  Not try to ride the waves and steer your way through.  Just let whatever happen.  Zero Cost House is one such experience.  The oceanic volume of big picture themes and insightfully sharp details cannot be controlled by the viewer.  Toshiki Okada'...
BWW Review: PROOF at MASQUERADE THEATRE Adds Up Photo BWW Review: PROOF at MASQUERADE THEATRE Adds Up
by Amber Kusching - May 24, 2020

Masquerade Theatre's production of Proof proves that the virtually impossible can be, well, virtually possible. Though Proof was the company's first production, The Masque has already proven to be a collective of flexible, committed and talented artists....
BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre Photo BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - February 07, 2020

What is exceedingly special about the Wilma's production is that all storytelling elements work together in perfect harmony to create a visually stunning, entertaining and thought-provoking production. ...
BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Walnut Street Theatre Photo BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Walnut Street Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - January 27, 2020

With its new production of A Woman of No Importance, Walnut Street Theatre hit its stride in producing classic works with a creative twist. ...
BWW Review: CHESS at 11th Hour Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: CHESS at 11th Hour Theatre Company
by Alyssa Biederman - January 21, 2020

At times, concert productions can be dull. People holding binders at microphones can only do so much to illuminate a story. 11th Hour Theatre Company's Chess in concert bypasses these pitfalls by producing what turned out to be a showcase of Philadelphia's newest vocal talent -- talent that leaves t...
BWW Review: New staging of THE WIZARD OF OZ pays off at Quintessence Theatre Photo BWW Review: New staging of THE WIZARD OF OZ pays off at Quintessence Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - December 09, 2019

How do you take a beloved classic and make it relatable to modern audiences? How can you keep a script intact while exploring new character representations and pop culture trends?...
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Academy Of Music Photo BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Academy Of Music
by Scott Serio - December 07, 2019

Pennsylvania Makes Christmas Season Official With Annual Performances of The Nutcracker...