Navy veteran sets sail in powerful drama on Hill stage

Arts | February 23rd, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Rita Charleston “Come Back, Little Sheba,” now running at Stagecrafters Theatre through Feb. 25, was the first of William Inge’s plays to enjoy broad acclaim on the national stage, premiering on Broadway in 1950. It was turned into a 1952 film with Shirley Booth reprising her role as Lola Delaney, for which she won […]

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Pioneering educators to perform at Woodmere this week

Arts | February 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Two members of Project Voice, a unique team of highly accomplished writers, performers and educators who have worked directly with over 150,000 students from kindergarten through university level schools and venues in over 25 countries and have been spotlighted on TED, CNN, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, AOL, Education Week, and […]

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Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

Arts | February 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

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Bringing 69 years of wisdom, skill, to Mt. Airy stage

Arts | February 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group continues its eighth season with Samuel Beckett’s existentialist, absurdist play, “Waiting for Godot.” The classic work, first performed in Paris in 1953, features two local favorites and Barrymore Award winners, Frank X and long-time Mt. Airy resident Johnnie Hobbs Jr. The play runs through Feb. 18. In this work, […]

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Wins world competition, Mt. Airy drummer playing here

Arts | February 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Ari Hoenig, 44, who grew up in Mt. Airy and attended Germantown Friends School and then Central High School, has a feather in his musical cap that not many other musicians can claim. Hoenig, known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming, emphasizing complex rhythms, will be performing with two other […]

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Hiller nursing a career as brilliant abstract artist

Arts | February 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear After living in Chestnut Hill for 37 years, Kathleen Shaver, 64, one of the most brilliant abstract artists in the Greater Philadelphia area if not the country, will be moving next June with her husband, Dr. George Amrom, general & vascular surgeon and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Hahnemann Hospital, to […]

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Mt. Airy songbird starring Saturday at Kimmel Center

Arts | February 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston She’s won several Grammy Awards for her renditions of blues, jazz, pop, R&B and gospel music. Over the years, Nancy Wilson, known as the consummate entertainer, has garnered nicknames like “Sweet Nancy” and “The Girl With The Honey-Coated Voice.” And now, out to re-capture some of Wilson’s lush sounds and beautiful music […]

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Great production of ‘Absurd’ classic at Mount Airy theater

Arts | February 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett is the poster child for “Theater of the Absurd.” The show now running at Quintessence Theatre Group is as engaging a production of the absurdist classic as you will ever see. Two baggy pants vagabonds, Estragon (Frank X) and Vladimir (Johnnie Hobbs Jr.), take center stage. […]

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