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This weekend, SteppingStone Theatre opens its revival of “The Black Snowman,” a play written for the company in the late 1990s by Deborah Torraine, with  music by Gary Rue, based on a children’s book by Phil Mendez. The story: Jacob Miller thinks “everything black is bad.” An African-American boy whose family struggles to make ends meet, […]

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Springtime with the Asian Arts Initiative in cooperation with InterAct Theatre Company will kick off by exploring Asian American identity through play-reading performances directed by visiting playwright and director Rick Shiomi. Two of these shows will be presented at Knight Arts grantee Asian Arts Initiative, while two will take place in Center City at InterAct Theatre […]

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Diliana Alexader (front row right), Pioneer Winter (Front row left), Jose Jacho (back row left) and Gianfranco Biachi (back row right).

If you haven’t heard of Diliana Alexander, the Film Gate Interactive Festival or Indie Film Club Miami, it’s ok. Here’s your chance to catch up with Dilana’s mission to foster and transform the transmedia industry in Miami.

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National Theatre Live has introduced an extraordinary process for the average person to witness live productions from stages in London to cinemas all over the world. They started this phenomenon in the summer of 2009. The first production they aired in this type of way was “Phèdre” with Helen Mirren. Since, then they have broadcast […]

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Nabucco. Florida Grand Opera.

First performed at La Scala in 1842, “Nabucco” solidified Giuseppe Verdi’s stature and reputation as one of the greatest opera composers of the 19th century. This Saturday, January 25th, “Nabucco” returns to the Arsht Center for the 2013-2014 season of the Florida Grand Opera after three decades. “I am proud to bring ‘Nabucco’ to Florida Grand […]

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Newer than new is one of Philadelphia’s freshest art and performance locales, the appropriately named New Boon(e), which has only been in its current manifestation in Old City since the fall of 2013. They have a rotating cast of art, artists, performances, and even critique nights in which some of the dozen artists that call […]

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Park Square Theatre’s latest production, “The School for Lies” by Tony-nominated playwright David Ives, is sly and delightful, a madcap romantic farce as ferociously smart as it is fun. The setting is 17th-century Paris, in the elegantly appointed drawing room of a much sought-after young widow, Celimene (Kate Guentzel), who’s as known for her barbed […]

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“If a building could smile, this place would have an ear-to-ear grin today,” said a Frogtown resident at last week’s press conference about plans to turn the neighborhood’s historic but long derelict Victoria Theater into a community arts center. Another resident, a 22-year Frogtown homeowner who’s been actively involved in efforts to revitalize the landmark, […]

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When you go to see Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” that is being presented by Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, you can’t expect to walk out of the theater whistling a happy tune. Chekhov’s story tells of an extended Russian family group that aren’t particularly likeable people, and who have generally (yet unwittingly) made a […]

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History Theatre, in partnership with Minnesota History Center, begins 2014 with its annual weeklong festival featuring works-in-progress by Minnesota playwrights. For this year’s RAW STAGES showcase, the lineup consists of staged readings of four scripts, three of them new commissions. Individual, general admission tickets to each reading are $10; festival passes to see all four […]

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