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    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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    Motown The Musical
    Academy of Music
    May 30th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017

    Motown the Musical

     

    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!

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    Saturday Night Fever
    Walnut Street Theatre
    May 16th, 2017 - July 16th, 2017

    Saturday Night Fever

     

    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. 

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    Commonspace LIVE
    First Person Arts
    May 22nd, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Commonspace LIVE

     

    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.

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    Gypsy
    Arden Theatre Company
    May 18th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017

    Gypsy

     

    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!

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    HOW TO USE A KNIFE by Will Snider
    InterAct Theatre Company
    May 26th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017

    How to Use a Knife

     

    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!

    More great theatre performances in the Philadelphia area:

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    Frank McCourt's The Irish and How They Got That Way
    Bucks County Center for the...
    May 24th, 2017 - June 4th, 2017
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    Five Dollar Comedy Week (May 21st - 27th)
    Good Good Comedy
    May 21st, 2017 - May 27th, 2017
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    Orbiter 3 presents PEACEABLE KINGDOM
    Orbiter 3
    May 10th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
    People's Light
    April 29th, 2017 - June 4th, 2017
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    One More River To Cross by Lynn Nottage
    James Jackson Independent Producer
    May 25th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
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    Making History by Brian Friel
    Irish Heritage Theatre
    May 25th, 2017 - June 10th, 2017
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    Jerry's Girls
    Walnut Street Theatre
    April 4th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution
    Bristol Riverside Theatre
    May 9th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    Theatre Horizon presents WHITE
    Theatre Horizon
    April 27th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Hedgerow Theatre
    May 25th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
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    Saturday Night Fever
    Walnut Street Theatre
    May 16th, 2017 - July 16th, 2017
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs
    Act II Playhouse
    May 16th, 2017 - June 25th, 2017
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    Gypsy
    Arden Theatre Company
    May 18th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
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    Commonspace LIVE: Now You See Me
    First Person Arts
    May 25th, 2017
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    Jack O'Keeffe's "Brief/Good" - A Sketch Comedy Nightmare
    Philly Improv Theater
    May 25th, 2017 - May 26th, 2017
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    GET IN (Weekly Comedy Showcase)
    Good Good Comedy
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    Today I Learned
    Good Good Comedy
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    The Light Princess
    Arden Theatre Company
    April 5th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Andes/Amazon: Two Worlds in Peruvian Folk Art
    Indigo Arts Gallery
    March 9th, 2017 - June 30th, 2017
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    Cartoon Cabaret
    Creatures of the Night
    May 26th, 2017

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