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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Upcoming Highlights

  • Opera Philadelphia: Oscar

    Opens Feb 06

  • Pennsylvania Ballet: Swan Lake

    Opens Mar 05

  • Annie

    Opens Mar 17

  • Dirty Dancing

    Opens Mar 24

  • The Lion King

    Opens May 20

Opera Philadelphia: Oscar

February 6-15, 2015

The trial and imprisonment of literary genius Oscar Wilde is the basis for this new production from Opera Philadelphia, marking the opera's East Coast Premier. Writer, poet, wit and style icon, Wilde found himself the talk of upright Victorian society when he was revealed to be homosexual, and in a relationship with the younger Lord Alfred Douglas. Instead of fleeing, he stood up to be judged and was sentenced to time in jail, were he was consoled by his own imagination, producing 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'...

Pennsylvania Ballet: Swan Lake

March 5-15, 2015

Commissioned for the Company's 40th anniversary in 2004, this rendition of Swan Lake comes from master choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who is already shaping up to be one of the 21st century's most inspiring voices in ballet. Retaining subtle touches of the classic Ivanov/Pepita staging, Wheeldon has looked to the work of Degas for this wonderfully romantic fairytale set to Tchaikovsky's memorably haunting score.


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March 17-22, 2015

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-nominated Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan Annie. This season's tour stars talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle in the lead role performing classics like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life'!

Dirty Dancing

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March 24-April 5, 2015

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story Live on Stage treats you to an unprecedented live experience, exploding with achingly cool music, romance, and above all, sensational dancing. Adapted by the movie's original scribe Eleanor Bergstein, this North American touring production hews closely to the plot of the movie, packing in all its anthemic anthems (I Had the Time of My Life, Hungry Eyes) and cheesy one-liners with aplomb. It delivers everything the audiences can hope for - lots of sexy dancing and plenty of rock 'n' roll.

The Lion King

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May 20-June 14, 2015

Still going strong after 15 years, this Tony Award-winning extravaganza will delight, enthrall and bring out your inner cub. Based on the 1994 Disney movie, The Lion King incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline as compared to the film, making for a whole new experience!

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