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  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

    Dec 9 - 31, 2016

  • The Bodyguard

    Feb 21 - 26, 2017

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2017

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

    Mar 22 - Apr 2, 2017

  • Cabaret

    Apr 4 - 9, 2017

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Poster

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

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December 9 - 31, 2016

George Balanchine's enduring and now iconic ballet The Nutcracker is performed by only a handful of American companies every holiday season, with Pennsylvania Ballet being one of the most famous, having performed it for 48 years and counting! Create new yuletide memories with this distinctive production of the classic holiday tale.

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The Bodyguard

February 21 - 26, 2017

Grammy nominated artist and musical star Deborah Cox will be bringing London's West End musical to the United States on its inaugural national tour! Based on the 1992 movie starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this musical will feature the iconic hits 'Saving All My Love', 'I Will Always Love You' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', in a star-crossed lover story between a soul diva and her personal bodyguard.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Winner of 5 Tony Awards

February 28 - March 5, 2017

Something extra special is hitting the road in the 2016/17 - the national tour of the sensational adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This National Theatre of London production won an incredible five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Play.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

March 22 - April 2, 2017

After sweeping Broadway of its feet in 2015, the latest revival of the King and I heads out on tour. Regarded as one of Rodger and Hammerstein's greatest works, The King and I tells the story of the unlikely bond which grows between an English governess and the King of 19th Century Siam.

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Cabaret

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April 4 - 9, 2017

Put down the knitting, the book and the broom, and come to the Cabaret! After wowing on Broadway, The Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-winning dazzler is heading out on a huge North American tour, bringing the scandalous surround of the gaudy Kit Kat Klub of pre-war Berlin to your door! The role of the flamboyant Emcee will be played by Queer as Folk's Randy Harrison, and Sally Bowles by Andrea Gross!

Academy of Music

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

  • Year opened: 1857
  • Capacity: 2500
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Built in 1857, the Academy of Music is one of Philadelphia's oldest arts venues and the country's oldest continually-used opera house! Once the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, today the Academy hosts touring Broadway shows each year as well as classical and pop concerts, and live comedy.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.02 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Bliss
0.05 mi away at 220 South Broad Street

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0.44 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
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