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 had to be changed, because Saillant is not permitted to travel to her beloved “second home” in …

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 been received much acclaim for her stage work, as it is for the audience and something you do not want to miss.

A true labor of love, Carmello …

The Phantom Of The Opera On Broadway January 26, 1988

PHANTOM-articleLarge(PCM) The Phantom of the Opera did not get its start on Broadway.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened On The West End London, at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9, 1986.  The West End is London’s equivalent to New York City’s Broadway.

The Phantom however has a much longer history than that.  The Phantom of the Opera was a French novel by Gaston Leroux and was published in 1910 soon drawing a worldwide audience.…

‘Riverdance-25th Anniversary Show’ Is Simply Breathtaking

The always spectacular “Riverdance” is a show like no other, so we were absolutely thrilled to learn that the “Riverdance-25th Anniversary Show” would be returning to Philadelphia presented by the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for a strictly limited engagement at the Merriam Theater from January 21 – 26, 2020, as part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia 2019-20 season and the 2019-20 Family Discovery Series.

It is hard to even find the words to describe …

Review: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Opens On Broadway And Breathes Fresh Life Into Alanis Morrissette’s Already Iconic Album

It is almost difficult to put into words just how impressive “Jagged Little Pill” is on the stage, as the show has just recently made it’s Broadway debut. This is no doubt thanks to the incredibly creative team behind the production with director Diane Paulus, scriptwriter Diablo Cody and the artist behind the amazing soundtrack that makes up this show, Alanis Morrissette.

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

“Jagged Little Pill” is loosely based upon the songs …

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 generations with its 262 episodes in 12 seasons.

Now Lorenzo is starring in the show at the Kimmel Center’s

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 they followed her tour of Wicked. Now, her family and a myriad of friends are coming to share her success …

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 the show is “a real treat,” filled with great heart, a look at kindness amid tragedy with a backdrop of …

China’s Beautiful and Famous Hua Ballet Comes to Merriam Theater on Wednesday, August 28

The Liaoning Ballet of China (Hua Ballet), one of China’s most famous ballet ensembles, brings the magic of Mulan to the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.

The notable ballet ensemble has dedicated over 35 years to producing new Chinese cultural works and performing beloved ballet classics.

The show will grace the Merriam Theater’s stage on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m.

This time-honored company toured the world and …

Legally Blonde: The Musical Charms Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre

[Kathryn Brunner plays Elle Woods – Photo by Mark Garvin]

Watching Elle Woods “bend and snap” her way into our hearts in Legally Blonde: The Musical is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Concluding its 210th season, the Walnut Street Theatre is hosting the show, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. The high-energy musical continues through Sunday, July 14.

Based on the smash hit movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation …

‘Book Of Mormon’ Announces Lottery Ticket Policy For National Tour!

(PCM) THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins May 28 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and plays a limited two-week engagement through June 9. In Philadelphia, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Academy of Music Box Office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

The wildly popular …

Molly Pope’s Candid Musical Polly Mope Comes to the Kimmel Center

Molly Pope stars in Polly Mope at the Kimmel Center

Performer Molly Pope could have been daunted by her mental health issues, but instead, she has turned them into a witty, candid and intimate musical.

Her live show, Polly Mope, is playing to the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11.

Born out of Pope’s time as a Kimmel Center Theater Residency artist in 2017, her performance is …