Tag: Kimmel Center
Dec. 2, 2016
‘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.”
Oct. 28, 2016
The Philly Pops perform orchestral renditions of Elvis Presley classics
I had never seen the Philly Pops before and I don’t know why. They absolutely blew me away. If you haven’t seen the Philly Pops, you really should.
Feb. 26, 2016
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).
Nov. 6, 2013
‘Once’ redefines typical musical
Broadway is strewn with adaptations from all avenues of pop culture, both successful and unsuccessful. “Once” was adapted for the stage from the 2006 film by the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Feb. 15, 2013
What’s Happening In Philly
Philadelphia Museum of Art offers “Pay-What-You-Wish” program
Dec. 7, 2012
Kimmel Center decks the halls
Even though the weather is not feeling the Christmas spirit, the Philadelphia Orchestra most certainly is. Cristian Macelaru and Charlotte Blake Alston ushered in the Christmas season Dec. 1 with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s “Holiday Spectacular” at the Kimmel Center. The concert showcased classic Christmas music from around the world and many cute surprises.
Nov. 30, 2012
Conor Oberst performs songs from several projects
Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Monsters of Folk performed Nov. 18 at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center. Opening for Oberst was indie artist Daniel Johnston .Conor Oberst performed to an enchanted audience Nov. 18 at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Supported by Daniel Johnston and featuring accompaniment by Rachel Cox and Ben Brodin, the 19-song set seemed too short for the concert’s attendees.
Nov. 16, 2012
What’s happening in Philly
hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Oct. 19, 2012
What’s Happening In Philly
21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival
Apr. 13, 2012
Beloved musical returns from behind the curtain
In a tribute to the musical theater classic, the immensely popular “West Side Story” returned to the stage and captivated audiences at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music from March 27 to April 8.