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 & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! first played the Forrest Theatre in 1945 and before the current run, the show last played the venue …

‘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 16.

The icing on the cake of this delicious offering is that Jersey Girl Olivia Valli is starring in

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 34th academy awards. The movie is a classic but hasn’t aged well due to the casting of white Americans as

Kimmel Center Announces Magical Return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series

Area theater lovers have a great deal to celebrate this fall with the return of the Philadelphia Broadway Series, 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 audiences together again for “unparalleled live theater experiences.”

In anticipation of reopening its doors safely and resuming main-stage performances, the campus management …

The Goldbergs Debuts on Television January 1949

There seems to be a debate as to when The Goldbergs made its television debut on the NBC network.  The split is between January 10th and January 17th of 1949.  Whatever date the show actually debuted that was not the beginning of the story of The Goldbergs.  The Story of the Goldbergs starts at the turn of the 18th into the 19th century and is both joyful, exciting, and tragic.

Gertrude …

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 …