Oklahoma! Star Sasha Hutchings Urges Us To Realize, ‘It is a Great Time For Us to See Live Theater!’

With an open stage, a time-honored musical score, and a great deal of heart, Oklahoma! has moseyed into Philadelphia through March 20 for our great entertainment. The celebrated iconic piece of musical theater that has united audiences with the idea of a perfect America is currently delighting audiences at the Forest Theater. Ironically, Rodgers &… Read More

‘Pretty Woman’ star Olivia Valli Continues Her Grandfather’s Musical Legacy

What more of a treat could Philadelphia area theater lovers want than a night at the Academy of Music watching a live performance of Pretty Woman: The Musical? We will have that opportunity for the Philly premiere of Pretty Woman at the Kimmel Cultural Campus; Academy of Music from Tuesday, January 4 through Sunday, January… Read More

The West Side Story Remake is Here-and it’s Light Years Better Than The Original

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story More Than Stands Up To The Original Award-winning director Steven Spielberg’s first musical movie West Side Story goes above and beyond its predecessor with beautiful vocals, extraordinarily well-choreographed numbers, and intense focus on the story’s key message.  The original West Side Story premiered in 1957 winning best picture at the… Read More

Kimmel Center Announces Magical Return of the Philadelphia Broadway Shows

Area theater lovers have a great deal to celebrate this fall with the return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series of Shows, coming more than a year of pandemic isolation.  The Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the return of live Broadway programming to Philadelphia in the fall of 2021, with 13 memorable shows that will bring… Read More

How Opera And Arts Lover Karen Saillant’s Life’s Work Is Bringing Us Joy When We Need It The Most!

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque town of Citta’ della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence) has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant’s opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of the 17th world premiere Italian opera… Read More

Philadelphia Broadway’s Hello Dolly! Is a Feast for the Senses

Dolly Gallagher Levi of Yonkers, New York, has a gift for matchmaking and Carolee Carmello, of New York City, has quite a gift for musical theater. Stepping on the Academy of Music stage as the lovable-yet, meddling Dolly Levi is as thrilling for the actress, who has received much acclaim for her stage work, as… Read More

Lorenzo Pugliese Makes a Big Splash in the National Tour of ‘The Spongebob Musical’

Lorenzo Pugliese says that “a crazy number of people” told him he had to audition for the leading role in The Spongebob Musical…and so he did. And the rest, as they say on the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series is Bikini Bottom history. It quickly became a cult favorite and has charmed viewers of several… Read More

Mean Girls Star Mary Kate Morrissey Advises Budding Actors: ‘Work hard, Play Hard and Never Give Up.’

When Mary Kate Morrissey was growing up in Upper Darby, South Philly and rural Downingtown, Pennsylvania, she found her bliss while watching and performing in musical theater. In what feels like a “pinch-me” moment she is starring in the National Tour of Mean Girls. Fortunately for Morrissey, her parents nurtured her dreams, to the point… Read More

Come From Away’s Julie Johnson Calls This: “One of the Most Life-Affirming Shows You will Ever See!”

Julie Johnson, who first came to New York to perform in the early 1990s, is proud to still be gracing the stage in the national tour of the life-affirming show Come From Away. Now playing at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music as part of the Philadelphia Broadway series through Sunday, November 3, Johnson says… Read More