The Secret Garden

“The Secret Garden” is Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story of young heroine Anne Lennox who is orphaned in India after her parents die in a cholera epidemic and she becomes the reluctant charge of her Uncle Archie back in England. It  ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) continues to sound more at home in Verizon Hall, with every concert they play in Philly. Their May 15 tribute to the music legacy of Miles Davis  ...

Elixir of Love

Opera Philadelphia closed their 2015-16 season with a new production of Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love," an unwavering favorite with audiences, despite its more vaporous musical merits. Conductor Corrado Rovaris commented in the program notes that musically, the  ...

BalletX @ X

Gold-flecked wings adorned the sinewy bodies of Chloe Felesina, Francesca Forcella and Daniel Mayo as a trio of dance angels in Matt Neenan’s “Frequencies,” while the elegiac folk music of Jump Little Children flooded the Wilma Theater opening night of  ...

Two Trains Running

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” is the 60's installment of his Century Cycle plays that track African American life from each decade of the 20th century. "Train" is set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1969 and concerns  ...

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Metropolitan Opera maestro James Levine cancelled his appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra due to ill health.  San Francisco Orchestra conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (and all around good guy) graciously stepped in for Levine, on very short notice, and nonetheless made  ...

A Goodbye to Vienna

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin left the expected waltz repertory usually on his New Year’s Eve concert last year, opting for a night of Italian arias sung by guest soprano Angela Meade. He saved his waltz time a Goodbye  ...

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

  That savage hound is loose on the moor again and Basil Rathbone is nowhere in sight.  Fortunately, however,  comic sleuths are on the case via Ken Ludwig’s "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" currently at the Philadelphia Theatre Company  ...

Don Giovanni

The Academy of Vocal Arts’ mounts Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" every few years and it always seems to show them at their best. Their 2011 production, directed by the Tito Capobianco, and had the lusty Don Giovanni, in flagrante delicate all  ...