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  • Mamma Mia!

    Dec 27 - 31, 2016

  • Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

    Jan 13 - 14, 2017

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Feb 18 - 26, 2017

  • Paw Patrol

    Mar 3 - 5, 2017

  • Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

    May 4, 2017

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Mamma Mia!

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December 27 - 31, 2016

It's time to break out the platform shoes and feather boas for Mamma Mia's farewell tour! This sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century by telling the bittersweet, yet hilarious story of single mother Donna, who is struggling to cope with her young daughter's impending marriage on a picturesque Greek island. Throw into the mix three lovers from her past, and a catalogue of ABBA's greatest hits, and you've got yourself a classic!

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Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

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January 13 - 14, 2017

Cirque Eloize pushes the boundaries of audio and visual revolution, diving into a vibrant imaginary world inspired by the lavish visual legacy of the classic films Metropolis and Brazil. Overflowing with humour, Cirkopolis creates a platform for dance, circus and theatre to converge.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

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February 18 - 26, 2017

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

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Paw Patrol

March 3 - 5, 2017

Forget Thunderbirds! Every child knows that if you're in need of rescue, you call Paw Patrol. The hugely successful Nickelodeon show follows the adventures of a group of brave canines, led by German Shepard Chase and tech-savvy 10-year-old Ryder, who make it their mission to help anyone in need. In 2016 Paw Patrol is headed out on its first ever live action stage tour! Expect to see all your favorite characters brought to life with the help of great costumes, video projections and upbeat music taken from the programme.

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Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight

May 4, 2017

Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight! continues to enthrall audiences, with Holbrook performing 20-25 shows a year. By Holbrook's estimation, he has now performed the show well over 2,000 times since 1954, and this year turns a very distinguished 90 years old - not that it would stop him! Just as Mark Twain brought his wit and humor to far-flung places a half-century before, Holbrook-as-Twain has also performed around the world, from Saudi Arabia and Warsaw, to Edinburgh and New Delhi.

Merriam Theater

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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Year opened: 1918
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar

The Theatre was built by the Shubert Organization in 1918, formerly known as the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, and continuously hosts touring Broadway shows. It is located within the Avenue of the Arts cultural district of Center City, Philadelphia. It was re-named the Merriam Theater, and in 1972 the theater came under the ownership of the Academy of Music, and is currently owned by the University of the Arts. It is also associated with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Estia - Philadelphia
0.05 mi away at 1405 Locust Street

Perch Pub
0.07 mi away at 1345 Locust Street

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0.14 mi away at 220 S. Sydenham St.

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0.16 mi away at 1305 Walnut St.

The Convention Center Parking Facility - Self Park
0.46 mi away at 1324 Arch St.

Love Park Garage
0.48 mi away at 1590 Arch St.

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0.03 mi away at 237 South Broad Street
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