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 …

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources

Philadelphia’s Autism Cares Foundation Gears Up for Race for Resources
Every Wednesday, when 13-year-old Jack Albeser tosses around a weighted ball in a local gym, he gets way more than just a usual workout at the Fit-n-Focus program hosted by the nonprofit Autism Cares Foundation.
 
The 8th grader feels invigorated, connected to a tight-knit community, and is making new friends. It all adds up to a life-changing opportunity for him and his family.

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 …

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Sold Out Show At The Met

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr [Matt Bishop Photo]

(TRR) – Last night at The Met in Philadelphia, music icon Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band took the stage for a sold out performance. The tour marks the 30th anniversary of the supergroup’s debut back in August of 1989. With this run, Ringo and company are soaking up every moment of the celebration.

“This place is so posh, I decided to dress up a bit,” Ringo said as …

The Hives, Refused Kick Off Swedish Scream Tour

(TRR) – Swedish rock mainstays The Hives and Refused kicked off their Official Swedish Scream Tour last night in Philadelphia. The two seminal acts played full sets for a packed Franklin Music Hall crowd. The energetic performances saw both frontmen make their way into the crowd, letting fans sing along into the microphones.

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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 …

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

Marvel Superheroes Exhibit Coming to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Museum

Marvel is bringing an amazing experience to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute for fans to experience Marvel in a unique way in celebration of their 80th anniversary to see some of the rarest and most precious objects from the past 80 years of Marvel. Opening April 13th, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and …

Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Arrives In Philly For The Holiday Season!

(PCM) If you were hanging around Philadelphia at any time over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday, you most certainly could have had a run in with Dr. Suess’ famous character The Grinch! Mr. Grinch was all over the place on Black Friday, stopping by the Philadelphia Flyers game to have a meet-up with mascot Gritty on the ice, visiting ice skaters at the Blue Cross RiverRink and finally switching on the lights at the …

Philadelphia Free Skate Facebook Livestream

Philadelphia Free Skate

Inline skaters from around the world converge on Philadelphia annually. This year’s Friday night skate was special as Lars Hindsley (DangerMan) shot over 1.5 hours of the skate live while on the streets of Philly.

The skate was led by Doug Kelly, a long time Philadelphia Landskater member and reliable skate leader. He promised and delivered many casual stops along the way. Starting at the Philly Art Museum on the Ben Franklin Parkway and meandering …

Jenny Vidbel and Spectacular Big Apple Circus Comes to Philadelphia

Animal Trainer Jenny Vidbel in Big Apple Circus National Tour Comes to the Philadelphia Mills MallWhen the time-honored Big Apple Circus comes town, third-generation animal trainer Jenny Vidbel, along with her 16 horses and ponies and six adorable rescue dogs, will be ready to charm and delight Philadelphia area audience members of all ages.

Vidbel, who has lived a fascinating circus life surrounded by beloved friends, learned the art of animal communication from her …