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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Review: The Lehman Trilogy at the Nederlander Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

"There is a value to...approach[ing] unfettered capitalism with a critical eye," writes our critic, but Stefano Massini's play (as adapted by Ben Power) doesn't keep its gaze trained where i…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:30PM
Monday, October 11, 2021

Lantern Theater Company presents Neil Bartlett’s The Plague by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater Company’s chilling adaptation of Camus’s The Plague, a US premiere, holds an uncomfortable theatrical mirror to our own pandemic reality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:55PM

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony by Cameron Kelsall

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia returned to live performance with an ambitious program anchored by Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, but the results were somewhat variable. Cameron Kelsal…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:58AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Beethoven and Iman Habibi by Cameron Kelsall

In its first performance before a paying audience at Verizon Hall since March 2020, the Philadelphia Orchestra picked up right where it left off, with a stirring interpretation of Beethoven…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: EgoPo Classic Theater presents Dane Eissler and Jenna Kuerzi’s Alice: not your child’s wonderland by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater launches its season with Alice: not your child’s wonderland, but this Lewis Carroll adaptation doesn’t go far enough down the rabbit hole. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:32PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Alter Ego Chamber Opera presents Alcina REVAMPED by Cameron Kelsall

Alcina REVAMPED, a cheeky, queer spin on Handel from the up-and-coming Alter Ego Chamber Opera, embraces hybridity in form and delivery this Fringe Festival. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:46PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Irish Heritage Theatre presents Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground by Cameron Kelsall

In telling the story of a small life that nonetheless contains big emotions, Fringe Festival entry The Holy Ground captures what Irish Heritage Theatre does best. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:27PM
Monday, September 13, 2021

The Lantern presents Steve H. Broadnax and Charles Dumas’s Me and the Devil by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater’s Me and the Devil riffs on the classic Faustian bargain but adds little new insight. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:07PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Elevator Repair Service presents Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge by Cameron Kelsall

In Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge, the performance-art collective Elevator Repair Service use a historical lens to scrutinize racism and civil rights in contemporary life. Cameron Kelsall …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:09PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

As a theater critic, I’m prioritizing coverage of events that require Covid vaccination for all by Cameron Kelsall

As companies in Philadelphia and beyond prepare for a return to in-person performances, theater and music critic Cameron Kelsall knows vaccines are the key to safety, even amidst the Delta s…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:56PM
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Does new leadership (finally) mean a new era for Philly-area theaters? by Cameron Kelsall

In and around Philadelphia, several theater companies are expanding or re-envisioning their artistic leadership models as they prepare to resume in-person performances. Cameron Kelsall speak…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:56PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth by Cameron Kelsall

The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s timeless exploration of society’s follies, receives a digital staging from Quintessence Theatre Group that meets our moment. Cameron Kelsall revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:31PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Cameron Kelsall

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival moves outdoors this season with an ebullient, endearingly goofing staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:12PM
Monday, June 21, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our City, Your Orchestra at William Way by Cameron Kelsall

Just in time for Pride, the Philadelphia Orchestra concludes the first season of its Our City, Your Orchestra series at the William Way LGBT Community Center. Cameron Kelsall talks with conc…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:47PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our City, Your Orchestra at William Way by Cameron Kelsall

Just in time for Pride, the Philadelphia Orchestra concludes the first season of its Our City, Your Orchestra series at the William Way LGBT Community Center. Cameron Kelsall talks with conc…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:47PM

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Cameron Kelsall

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh til they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:02PM

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’ by Cameron Kelsall

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh till they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:02PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Arden presents ‘Joilet Harris and Mary Martello: Sisters!’ by Cameron Kelsall

Stalwart Philadelphia performers chronicle their decades-long friendship in 'Sisters!,' a virtual cabaret produced by Arden Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:03PM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Arden Theatre Company presents Nilaja Sun’s ‘No Child…’ by Cameron Kelsall

In a strong streaming production from Arden Theatre Company, Nilaja Sun’s ‘No Child…’ explores the power of art and compassion. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:12PM
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

One year later: Philly theater artists ask what reopening means by Cameron Kelsall

In parts 1 and 2 of our One Year Later series about the pandemic and Philly theater, Cameron Kelsall explored the first closures, and productions in lockdown. Now, the community prepares for…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:09PM
Friday, April 16, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Ellington, Gershwin, and Stravinsky by Cameron Kelsall

George Gershwin and Duke Ellington take their place beside Stravinsky in the latest digital offering from the Philadelphia Orchestra. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:10PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

One year later: What Philly theater artists dreamed up when stages shut down by Cameron Kelsall

In part 1 of our One Year Later series, Cameron Kelsall spoke with Philly artists about the moment shutdowns began. Now, he looks at what emerged as the shutdowns lasted for the next 12 mont…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:53PM
Monday, April 12, 2021

South Camden Theatre Company presents Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’ by Cameron Kelsall

The streaming regional premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’ showcases the pluck and polish of South Camden Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:26AM
Monday, April 5, 2021

Review: Wish You Were Here at Williamstown Theatre Festival via Audible by Cameron Kelsall

Through their partnership with Audible, Williamstown Theatre Festival presents the world premiere of Sanaz Toosi's play, a chronicle of female friendship against the backdrop of the Iranian …

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 02:36PM
Friday, April 2, 2021

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Richard Goode by Cameron Kelsall

After a pandemic cancellation last season, pianist Richard Goode returns to Philadelphia Chamber Music Society with a striking program of Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:14PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

George Street Playhouse presents Becky Mode’s ‘Fully Committed’ by Cameron Kelsall

Maulik Pancholy superbly embodies more than 40 characters in George Street Playhouse’s ‘Fully Committed,’ but Becky Mode’s restaurant comedy shows its age in uncomfortable ways. Came…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:09AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

One year later: Philly theater artists open up about the first shutdown by Cameron Kelsall

A year after theaters around the country suspended in-person performances due to the pandemic, Cameron Kelsall speaks with Philadelphia theater artists about looking back and moving forward.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:05PM
Monday, March 22, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Mozart and Valerie Coleman by Cameron Kelsall

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s latest program brings together chamber-sized wind compositions by Mozart and Valerie Coleman. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:56PM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Opera Philadelphia presents Courtney Bryan’s ‘Blessed’ by Cameron Kelsall

Courtney Bryan’s ‘Blessed,’ the second of four digital commissions from Opera Philadelphia, is a stirring exploration of Christian theology and present-day activism. Cameron Kelsall re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:45PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Rossini, Schubert, and Price by Cameron Kelsall

Pianist and Curtis professor Michelle Cann offers a passionate and technically flawless account of Florence Price’s Concerto in One Movement with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Cameron Kelsal…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:12PM
Friday, February 12, 2021

InterAct Theatre Company presents Thomas Gibbons’s ‘Steal Her Bones’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Steal Her Bones,’ a world premiere from InterAct Theatre Company, offers a compelling portrait of human bonds and the complicated nature of belief. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:44AM

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