Now is the perfect time to take advantage of Philadelphia's amazing theatre scene. With a variety of interesting shows currently running in the city this month, including a few premieres and new productions of classics, there is truly something for everyone. Did we mention that some of these are Funsavers?
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Take a trip to Hitsville U.S.A. with this fun look back at an era of music! Motown the Musical is the story of one of the biggest record labels of the 20th century, from Berry Gordy Jr.'s humble beginnings as a boxer, to the classic sound we know and love today. With hits from Motown veterans such as The Jackson 5 and The Supremes, it'll be impossible to stay in your seat for this show!
Another classic movie-turned-musical, Saturday Night Fever is coming to the Walnut this summer season! Put on your boogie shoes and catch some disco fever with classic Bee Gees hits like "Stayin Alive," "Night Fever," and "How Deep is Your Love?" This is a show that everyone can enjoy; June 11th will be an Open Caption performance, while July 5th will be an ASL and Audio Described performance.
Join WHYY and First Person Arts for Commonspace LIVE, a week of live recordings of their popular podcast of the same name. Commonspace LIVE brings today's news from new perspectives, as real people recount their lived experiences with the subject matter. There will be four live, curated performances throughout the week on topics ranging from gentrification to immigration at locations across the city, ending with a live story slam.
In keeping with this summer's season of classics revived, Gypsy makes it's way to the Arden Theatre Company, starring legendary, five-time Barrymore Award winning actress Mary Martello as Mama Rose! Sing along to Broadway favorites such as "Let Me Entertain You," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses" until June 18th. Let the Arden entertain you this May!
If you can stand the heat, then you'll definitely wanna be in this kitchen! This new offering from InterAct makes it's world debut on the Drake Proscenium stage this May. Knife centers around master chef George, a man struggling to keep it all together in his busy Wall Street restaurant; between juggling customers, his own inner demons, and a boss from hell, the world threatens to break poor George. This hot new drama from Will Snider will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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