Drexel University’s Co-op Theatre Co. and the Drexel Players performed “The Apple Tree,” a playful musical of three acts, Nov. 21-24. They did a wonderful job of transporting the award-winning 1966 piece by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Jerome Coopersmith from Broadway to The Mandell Theater. Like the rest of the Co-op Theatre’s season, the […]
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The Drexel Players opened their presentation of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Nov. 9. The musical comedy’s final performances will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Mandell Theater on 33rd and Chestnut streets. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a humorous musical based on an improvisational play, “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E,” by Rebecca Feldman. […]
Philadelphia’s theater community is known as one of the most diverse in the United States. A handful of these theater communities make up the alliance Off-Broadstreet. “I think Philadelphia’s theater community is extraordinary,” Kevin Glaccum, producing artistic director of Azuka Theatre and founder of Off-Broadstreet, said. There are now over 50 professional theater companies in […]
New City Stage Co. presents “Terrorism” There’s a bomb scare at the airport and a suicide at the office. A man ties up his lover, and an old woman plots murder. At the scene of a gas explosion, the rescue workers are busy photographing limbs for fun. What do these situations have in common? Everyone […]
Drexel University will present a benefit production, “V-Day,” based on Eve Ensler’s original play, “The Vagina Monologues,” March 2 at 8 p.m. and March 3 at 1 p.m. in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium. “The Vagina Monologues” is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a number of women based on intimate […]
PTC@Play Festival Mix and mingle at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s second annual festival, featuring staged readings of new plays and musicals all week long. Each event is free (though reservations are recommended) and begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5: The inaugural announcement of The Terrence McNally New Play Award — Michael Hollinger’s “Hope and Gravity,” […]
First Annual German Society Bierfest Celebrate Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage at Bierfest, an afternoon tasting event with a lively beer-garden vibe, delicious German-inspired beers and live traditional bluegrass music. Twelve Pennsylvania brewers will be pouring German-inspired lagers, pilsners, bocks, weizens and more. The Philly Roller Girls will be pouring beers for a good cause, and […]
Paul L. Nolan, Eric Bryant, Harry Smith and Jennie Eisenhower in mystery novelist Agatha Christie’s iconic play, “The Mousetrap.” The show is currently playing at Walnut Street Theatre now until March 4. Fans of whodunits will be excited to hear the Walnut Street Theatre is currently running Agatha Christie’s iconic play “The Mousetrap.” In its […]
“I’m going to sit here and rest my feet.” “The Scottsboro Boys” ended with these words spoken by the renowned Rosa Parks, played by Kaci M. Fannin. The stage went black, and my reaction slipped out: “Wow.” Susan Stroman, of “The Producers” fame, directed and choreographed the production complemented by the musical mastery of dynamic […]
The Foundations of Hypnosis Are you fascinated by the idea of hypnosis and often curious about how it works? “The Foundations of Hypnosis” seminar is for you! During your time at this free seminar, you will learn the principles behind hypnosis, how to do effective and quick inductions, what it is like to go into […]
As part of the Drexel Campus Activities Board’s comedy week, the Urban Playground organization gathered over 100 people to participate in a quite-interesting MP3 Experiment. The MP3 Experiment was an event organized by Improv Everywhere and its founder, Charlie Todd. Of course Urban Playground was prepared to take on the MP3 Experiment head-on with the […]
The Drexel Players bring their 2010-11 theater season to an end May 12-15 with Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off,” a comedy like no other. This three-part comedic farce brings to light what really goes on backstage. A play within a play, “Noises Off” takes its audiences to England, where the cast performs a ridiculous sex farce […]
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