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 …

Spend an Evening with The Sunshine Boys and Be Prepared to Laugh…A Lot

[Allen Lewis Rickman (L) and Carl Wallnau in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys.]

Funnyman Allen Lewis Rickman portrays one member of a famous Vaudeville duo that parted on bitter terms and haven’t spoken for a decade in the Bristol Riverside Theatre’s hilarious production of The Sunshine Boys.

Running through March 31, the production is a lovely homage to the award-winning late playwright, Neil Simon, and a showcase for a great deal of talent.

With noted

Epic and Sweeping Production of Miss Saigon at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia

From the moment that an American G.I. named Chris and a young girl named Kim fall in love during the fall of Saigon, we are swept up in their harrowing love story.

From the creators of Les Miserables Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon is having its Philadelphia premiere from March 19-31, and it is a show not to be missed.

With a soaring musical score and an …

The Grinch is Coming to Steal Christmas in Philadelphia This Holiday Season

What better way to start the holiday season than to spend an evening with a tall grouchy green guy who will surely steal your heart?

So head to Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical when it makes its Philadelphia premiere from Wednesday, Dec. 19-Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater.

It will be a delightful time with Cindy Lou Who, her family, the rest of the adorable residents of Whoville, …

The Favourite Tops Women Film Critics’ Circle Awards List

[Olivia Coleman in The Favourite]

The Women Film Critics’ Circle (WFCC) has just announced its 2018 awards and it is a great place to go to select the best movies to watch this holiday season and beyond.

Topping the list is the female-driven period film The Favourite, starring Olivia Coleman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

Olivia Coleman was awarded best actress and best comic actress, for her portrayal of Queen Anne in an unusual love …

Stand-up Comic Allan Sidley: Follow Your Passion and Pursue Your Dreams

Renaissance Man Allan Sidley A Favorite on the Northern Virginia-Washington D.C. Comedy Scene

Did you have a rough day, a rough week, or a rough year? Do you need to de-stress? Do you need to leave your woes behind?

Three words: Tysons Comedy Cellar. Located in the basement of Tyson’s Biergarten, TCC is a comedy room run by rising star Allan Sidley, located in Northern Virginia.

Sidley, a witty and wry host, …

Mary Poppins Returns

 

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda

Music and Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams

Based upon the Mary Poppins Novels by PL Travers

 

Wow!!!  That says it all after seeing the sequel to the 1964 Walt Disney Studio hit Mary Poppins.  Mary Poppins Returns is a marvelous magical musical movie, and where Disney returned to it’s roots with The Little Mermaid back in the early 90s. now …

Noah Weisberg’s Willy Wonka Provides a Sweet Treat for All of Our Senses

It is a journey of Pure Imagination in the current Philadelphia Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory From the moment Willie Wonka steps on the stage at the Academy of Music he takes his audience on a tasty and magical journey sure to enliven all of our senses.

Wearing his signature fuchsia velvet coat and top hat, the endearing and tricky chocolate factory owner with a big marketing plan is hosting its colorful splendor …

Movies You Should Read For Kids

We are now living in an age where the senses are constantly stimulated.  Our eyes are bombarded with images both beautiful and terrifying and the same could be said for our ears.  Movies and TV  give us story after story, most of them adapted in some way from books.  After seeing the film versions of these books we think or feel that we no longer need to go back and read the original material.  We …

American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe is Setting the Music World on Fire

America’s Sweetheart Maddie Poppe is Delighting Fans Around the Nation During The American Idol 2018 Summer TourIf you work hard, and believe in yourself, the impossible can happen. Just ask American Idol winner Maddie Poppe, the new sweetheart of the music world.

At age 20, the native of small-town Clarksville, Iowa, (population 1,500), took a leap of faith with her musician father, Trent, and auditioned in New York for ABC’s first season of American

A Demo Of ‘The Walking Dead: Our World’ And Tour Of ‘Dead Quarters’ Activation At SDCC

Words and images by: Karli Higdon

(PCM) While we were out exploring San Diego Comic Con we had the opportunity to check out an awesome demo of the new augmented-reality game “The Walking Dead: Our World”, as well as, spend some time having a blast in AMC’s “Dead Quarters” off-site activation.

One building was set up to resemble the Sanctuary complete with cots, supplies, plans and Eugene’s apartment. In Eugene’s apartment was a chance to …