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‘Having the time of your life’ at ‘Mamma Mia! The Musical’
The cast of “Mamma Mia!” dazzled the audience Dec. 27 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia. The show is currently on its farewell North American tour, having stopped in Philly for a short time frame during the holiday season — Dec. 27 through Dec. 31.
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‘An American in Paris’ comes to Kimmel Center
The Kimmel Center opened its Broadway Philadelphia season this November, and there could not have been a better way to do it than with director and choreographer Christopher Wimbledon’s Tony Award-winning musical “An American in Paris.”
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Colby Lindeman on touring with ‘An American in Paris’
Opening in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the four-time Tony Award-winning musical “An American in Paris,” which boasts of an impressive cast starring Garen Scribner and Sara Esty in lead roles.
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Director makes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ one to treasure
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which ran at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music Feb. 16-21, can be summarized in one phrase: an exceedingly long tale of how strong women don’t need no frat boys. We are all familiar with the hackneyed plot of this fairytale and also of the moral homely that accompanies it — beauty lies on the inside, and Belle helps Beast find his inner beauty through hers. However, the director, Rob Roth, makes the two-and-a-half-hour long play a feast to the eyes with beautiful sets, vibrant costumes and the exceedingly low necklines of the village “Silly Girls” (actual cast credits in my copy of the “Beauty and the Beast” brochure).
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