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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Review: Which Way to the Stage at MCC by Cameron Kelsall

Ana Nogueira pens "a love letter to the geeks, queerdos, and obsessives" and their complicated relationship with musical theatre and each other. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Wh…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 08:00PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Gil Shaham playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Cameron Kelsall

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s string players took the spotlight in a performance anchored by Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, with guest soloist Gil Shaham. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:45PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

Review: The Skin of Our Teeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater by Cameron Kelsall

Thornton Wilder's ever-relevant play returns in a powerful, but inconsistent revival at Lincoln Center. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: The Skin of Our Teeth at the Vivian Beaumon…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 10:00PM

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Madeline Sayet’s Where We Belong by Cameron Kelsall

In Where We Belong, a compelling but uneven solo work at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Madeline Sayet explores what it means to study Shakespeare from an Indigenous perspective. Cameron Kels…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:41PM

Review: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera by Cameron Kelsall

The Met premieres another new production of Donizetti's opera, this time in the hands of Australian auteur Simon Stone. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Lucia di Lammermoor at the …

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 12:58PM
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Curio Theatre Company presents Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill by Cameron Kelsall

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Curio Theatre offers a complex, entertaining portrait of Billie Holiday’s final Philadelphia performance. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:21PM
Friday, March 11, 2022

Arden Theatre Company presents R. Eric Thomas’s Backing Track by Cameron Kelsall

In Backing Track, a world premiere at the Arden, R. Eric Thomas offers a warm, witty portrait of a multigenerational Black queer family. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:59PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Theatre Horizon presents James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever by Cameron Kelsall

TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, a world premiere from James Ijames at Theatre Horizon, asks its characters, and its audience, to wrestle with the complicated concept of inheritance. Cameron Kelsall r…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:15PM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Isis Productions presents Marsha Norman’s ’Night, Mother by Cameron Kelsall

Despite strong performances, Marsha Norman’s ’Night, Mother shows its age in a staging from Isis Productions. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:10PM
Monday, February 21, 2022

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Brandenburg & the Baroque by Cameron Kelsall

Conductor Jeffrey Brillhart and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia highlighted the diversity of early modern music, showing how much vigor still resides in these oft-dismissed composition…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:11PM
Friday, February 11, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the national tour of Hadestown by Cameron Kelsall

The touring production of Hadestown, a wildly popular retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, arrives at the Academy of Music with energy and verve. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:43PM
Friday, February 4, 2022

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy by Cameron Kelsall

Quintessence Theatre offers a modern, vibrant riff on Sophocles with Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:27PM
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Daniele Rustioni by Cameron Kelsall

Mussorgsky’s vivid Pictures at an Exhibition and a remarkable concerto by local composer Ke-Chia Chen enlivened the Philadelphia Orchestra’s most recent concerts, led by debuting conduct…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:51PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night at the Minetta Lane Theatre by Cameron Kelsall

The Tyrones face the opioid crisis and Covid-19 in Robert O'Hara's contemporary production. Cameron Kelsall reviews. The post Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night at the Minetta Lane Thea…

SOURCE: exeuntnyc.com at 09:01PM
Monday, January 24, 2022

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater offers a rich portrait of connection through art in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:25PM
Friday, January 21, 2022

Arden Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire by Cameron Kelsall

The Arden Theatre Company’s long-delayed staging of A Streetcar Named Desire lacks realism and magic. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:26PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Rising mezzo-soprano star Chrystal E. Williams makes her PCMS debut by Cameron Kelsall

Chrystal E. Williams made her PCMS recital debut with an intriguing but uneven program. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:58AM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

McCarter Theatre Center presents Heidi Shreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me by Cameron Kelsall

In What the Constitution Means to Me, playwright Heidi Schreck examines the personal and political intersections of our country’s laws. Cameron Kelsall reviews an engagement of the nationa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:50AM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts a historical guest role with Philadelphia Orchestra by Cameron Kelsall

In her first concerts as principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann balances repertory warhorses and new music with fresh ideas and attention to detail. Came…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:53PM
Friday, November 19, 2021

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Lindsay Joelle’s The Garbologists by Cameron Kelsall

The Garbologists, a world premiere from Philadelphia Theatre Company, searches for deep meaning in a dirty job but offers a fairly thin character study instead. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:07PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Rafael Payare by Cameron Kelsall

Fast-rising conductor Rafael Payare made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with a program featuring a world-premiere Clarinet Concerto that highlighted the virtuosity of Ricardo Morales. Came…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:32PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Azuka Theatre presents Erlina Ortiz’s Young Money by Cameron Kelsall

In Azuka Theatre’s Young Money, two women from different walks of life learn how much they have in common during a chaotic event. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:54PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society each present Davóne Tines by Cameron Kelsall

On November 5, Philadelphia audiences had two chances to discover Davóne Tines, recently named Vocalist of the Year by Musical America. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:10AM
Friday, November 5, 2021

Theatre Exile presents Makasha Copeland’s Extreme Home Makeover by Cameron Kelsall

With the charming, edgy family comedy Extreme Home Makeover, Theatre Exile finally returns to its own South Philly home. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:41PM
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