Emma Brock on The Office! A Musical Parody : “There is Everything Wrapped Up In a Perfect Little Bow for All of The Office Fans Out There”

Who wouldn’t want to be part of the biggest inside joke around?

On a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until,,,for no logical reason a documentary crew begins filming the employees of Dunder Mifflin. This is the premise behind The Office! A Musical Parody.

Featuring everyone’s favorite TV characters, the hilarious, unauthorized parody of The Office, the hit TV show now on tour and in Manhattan, lovingly pokes fun at The Office,

Film Director Julius Onah Probes Evocative Issues in Luce

[Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison-Jr, and Naomi Watts in the movie Luce. Photo by Jon Pack/Neon Studios]

From the moment that film director Julius Onah read J.C. Lee’s play, he wanted to take this complex story about the assumptions we make about people and turn it into a movie.

The result: a fascinating indie film starring Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer, that has viewers thinking and discussing difficult topics.

Onah, a Nigerian-American filmmaker with a …

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 …

CherryPicks Offers Movie Lovers ‘a View from the Female Perspective’

Miranda Bailey, a prolific indie movie actor, director, and producer noticed a void in film criticism and stepped up to fill it with TheCherryPicks.com, her cutting-edge new website.

Bailey describes the website as a “new media platform bringing you unique and nuanced perspectives on film with reviews, ratings, and high-quality original content, all through a female lens.”

More than a film review site, Bailey calls TheCherryPicks.com a new kind of film-loving community. …

Father’s Day Treat: Sage and Heartfelt Advice and Other Stuff From a Wise Grandpa

Hard working author and family man Jim Knipp has put a great deal of hard work into his latest endeavor and labor of love, Stuff Every Grandfather Should Know.

Published just in time for Father’s Day, the wise little book is a lovely and informative read and recounts how Knipp’s life was transformed when he became a “Pop Pop” or grandfather nearly six years ago.

The informative – and often humorous book – runs the …

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 …

Director Ed Zwick’s Trial By Fire Presents a Riveting Cautionary Tale

[Jack O’Connell plays convicted murder Todd Willingham in “Trial By Fire]

Oscar-winning director Edward Zwick brings the life the tragic and controversial story of Cameron “Todd” Willingham, (Jack O’Connell), who was executed in Texas for the arson-related deaths of his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.

This powerful true-life story shows the unlikely bond between Willingham, an imprisoned death row inmate, and Elizabeth

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 …

Didi Conn on Grease, Middletown and Enduring Friendship

[Didi Conn with Adrian Zmed in the new play Middletown]

Sometimes life imitates art. Just ask Didi Conn, whose recent stage reunion with old friends is giving us a  happy walk down memory lane and attracting new pals.

Conn is best known as Frenchy the “beauty school drop-out” in Grease, the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John classic movie musical that has celebrated its 40th Anniversary, and she continues to have an active career as an actress, …

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc Spreading Love in Philadelphia

Second City Tour Member Andrew Bolduc

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, who doesn’t need a little relationship advice and a chance to laugh out loud?

That’s why Andrew Bolduc of Second City’s Touring Company is excited that the show is currently in the City of Brotherly Love.

The show, It’s Not You, It’s Me, is playing from Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Kimmel Centers’ Perelman Theater. The world-famous …

Jorrel Javier Shines in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

[Jorrel Javier (far left) and the cast of the Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical]

Ever since Jorrel Javier was a young boy, the Lightning Thief book series truly captured his imagination, so it seems fated that he would be on stage in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.  

The high energy and clever show, which has something to offer both young and old, is making its international touring debut at the Merriam

Carole King Surprises Beautiful Audience on Broadway

The Fifth Anniversary performance of Beautiful –The Carole King Musical had a truly memorable surprise for the audience —  Carole King stepped on stage and sang with the cast.

The rock and roll icon went on stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre as the hit musical celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway. This took place on Saturday, Jan. 12.

For the first time in the show’s history, King stepped into the role of herself and …