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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…

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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…

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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.

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Michelle Bradley by Cameron Kelsall

Soprano Michelle Bradley made a distinctive recital debut with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, singing a wide-ranging program with elegance and flair. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents ‘An Evening with Beethoven’ by Cameron Kelsall

Following her appointment as principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann makes her first appearance leading Beethoven on the Digital Stage. Cameron Kelsall re…

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Lantern Theater Company presents Brian Friel’s ‘Molly Sweeney’ by Cameron Kelsall

Lantern Theater’s digital production of ‘Molly Sweeney’ tells the simple but striking tale of a blind woman whose life is upended when her vision is restored. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Opera Philadelphia presents Lee Hoiby and Mark Shulgasser’s ‘Bon Appétit!’ by Cameron Kelsall

A benefit performance of the Julia Child-inspired ‘Bon Appétit!’ for Opera Philadelphia highlights the arresting artistry and comic chops of mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Cameron Kelsall …

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Round House Theatre and McCarter present Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘Ohio State Murders’ by Cameron Kelsall

In ‘Ohio State Murders,’ playwright Adrienne Kennedy uses tragedy to explore the lingering effects of racism on personal relationships and society at large. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

EgoPo presents Damien J. Wallace and Dane Eissler’s ‘UNDERGROUND’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘UNDERGROUND,’ a co-production of EgoPo Classic Theater and Lawrence Theatre Company, updates Dostoyevsky to contemporary Philadelphia. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

A stream of Jefferson Mays’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ benefits regional theaters by Cameron Kelsall

Actor Jefferson Mays offers a thrilling, one-person ‘Christmas Carol’ as a benefit for theaters across the country. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Sarah DeLappe’s ‘The Wolves’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Theatre Company brings ‘The Wolves,’ a stunning portrait of adolescent self-discovery, to the digital stage. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

McCarter and Round House Theatre present Adrienne Kennedy’s ‘He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box’ by Cameron Kelsall

An online festival dedicated to the life and legacy of playwright Adrienne Kennedy commences with ‘He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box,’ a lyrical and brutal chronicle of interracial roma…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents Jeremy Denk by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s reimagined fall season brings live recitals from world-class artists, like pianist Jeremy Denk, directly to viewers at home. Cameron Kelsall considers.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Steppenwolf NOW presents James Ijames’s ‘What Is Left, Burns.’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia playwright James Ijames makes his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut with ‘What Is Left, Burns,’ an engrossing, elliptical digital play. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents Alice Childress’s ‘Trouble in Mind’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a sharp digital staging of ‘Trouble in Mind,’ a much-revered but underproduced exploration of racism in the theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Opera Philadelphia presents ‘Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia’ by Cameron Kelsall

Stylishly produced and eminently thoughtful, ‘Lawrence Brownlee & Friends in Philadelphia’ sets a high bar for the Opera Philadelphia Channel, the company’s new streaming endeavor.…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

EgoPo Classic Theater presents ‘Emily’ by Brenna Geffers and Natalia de la Torre by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater’s ‘Emily’ brings theater to your mailbox, and reconsiders the life and legacy of Emily Dickinson in the process. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Wilma presents Aleshea Harris’s ‘Is God Is,’ reimagined radio-style by Cameron Kelsall

The Wilma salvages its scrapped production of Aleshea Harris’s ‘Is God Is’ as a streaming audio production. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

The Wilma presents ‘Code Blue,’ a digital performance open to all by Cameron Kelsall

With ‘Code Blue,’ the Wilma Theater engages a national dialogue and offers a possible step forward for filmed theatrical performances amid the ongoing shutdown. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Hulu presents ‘Love, Victor’ by Cameron Kelsall

Like its predecessor ‘Love, Simon,’ the Hulu series ‘Love, Victor’ moves the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media forward. But some voices still aren’t part…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Opera Philadelphia goes online with five major streams for Digital Festival O by Cameron Kelsall

With its spring season canceled and its return date uncertain, Opera Philadelphia moves to make five recent productions available for streaming. Cameron Kelsall considers.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

People’s Light joins the digital life of American theater with Jeanne Sakata’s ‘Hold These Truths’ by Cameron Kelsall

As many theater companies throughout the country begin offering streaming content to offset closures, People’s Light releases a filmed version of Jeanne Sakata’s ‘Hold These Truths,’…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents a live-stream of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th by Cameron Kelsall

The COVID-19 pandemic and Mayor Kenney’s prohibition of large gatherings forced the Philadelphia Orchestra to live-stream a Beethoven concert from an empty Verizon Hall. Cameron Kelsall re…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

George Street Playhouse presents Joe DiPietro’s CONSCIENCE: A sense of decency in politics by Cameron Kelsall

In times of political turmoil, we seek comfort in examples of righteousness. That explains CONSCIENCE, a snappy slice of history receiving its world premiere at George Street Playhouse. Play…

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Monday, March 9, 2020

George Street Playhouse presents Joe DiPietro’s ‘Conscience’ by Cameron Kelsall

The dubious legacy of Senator Joe McCarthy is well known. ‘Conscience,’ at George Street Playhouse, explores his early adversary Margaret Chase Smith, who sounded an alarm well before hi…

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Theatre Horizon presents Mat Smart’s ‘The Agitators’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Agitators’ at Theatre Horizon dramatizes the decades-long friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Irish Heritage Theatre presents Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Steward of Christendom’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Steward of Christendom’ chronicles the Lear-like fall of the final Dublin police chief under home rule. Irish Heritage Theatre’s inconsistent production shows his pitiful demise, …

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The Philadelphia Orchestra presents organist Paul Jacobs by Cameron Kelsall

Organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra with Michael Daugherty’s ‘Once Upon a Castle,’ an exhilarating symphonie concertante written especially for him. Camer…

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Donizetti’s ‘La Favorite’ by Cameron Kelsall

The Academy of Vocal Arts offers a production of Donizetti’s ‘La Favorite,’ in its original French version, where the worthwhile elements outweigh the questionable ones. Cameron Kelsal…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Delaware Theatre Company presents John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Outside Mullingar’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Outside Mullingar,’ an Irish romance by John Patrick Shanley, receives a sweet-natured staging at Delaware Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Curio Theatre Company presents Amy Conroy’s ‘I Heart Alice Heart I’ by Cameron Kelsall

Curio Theatre Company’s ‘I Heart Alice Heart I’ explores a decades-long partnership with humor and tenderness. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre